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  • TISLAMABAD  - The chances of disgruntled Ch Nisar Ali Khan of getting PML-N ticket further shrink as instead of complying with the party’s discipline he hit back at the leadership and termed the whole exercise a ‘ploy’ to deny him the ticket. Sources in the party confirmed to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The civil and military leadership Friday reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to work with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and other international organisations in achieving common goals and shared objectives. The meeting of National Security Committee (NSC), chaired by ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the zeal and enthusiasm shown by the people in his public rallies make him believe that masses will help overturn the decision of his disqualification by overwhelmingly voting his party to power. Addressing workers convention ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  All Pakistan Muslim League chief Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf has finally decided to return to the country before the upcoming general election scheduled on July 25. The decision was taken at the party’s core committee meeting held in Dubai where after threadbare ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Following the tacit distancing of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) President Shahbaz Sharif from the disgruntled party leader Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, chances of the latter’s getting party ticket further dim as he (Nisar) is not prepared to keep mum over the elder Sharif’s ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Although firm voices are coming from relevant quarters that timely holding of elections would be ensured, ground realities seem to be at variance with these assertions as one after another hiccups are surfacing in smooth sailing leading to the July 25 polls to both national and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Wednesday that he saw little chances of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan becoming the next prime minister but added that in case he is voted to power, they would tolerate him like they endured Pervez Musharraf’s 10 ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Tuesday that the outgoing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government had successfully overcome the monstrous challenge of power crisis and added up to 11,461 megawatts of electricity to the national grid. Addressing a press conference here, the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - In the face of strong opposition from provinces mainly from Sindh, the Council of Common Interests has to defer the announcement of final results of sixth population census to the future government. The concerns of provinces on water distribution under Water Apportionment Accord ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The chances of settlement on caretaker prime minister between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khrusheed Shah diminish and the matter would likely to be referred to an eight-member parliamentary committee to be constituted by ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has claimed he was ousted from power for trying to establish civilian supremacy and opening a treason case against former military dictator Pervez Musharraf. Calling the opposition protests in 2014 a part of the establishment’s efforts to either ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and opposition parties on Wednesday finally agreed on the modalities of FATA and PATA merger into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and in this connection 30th Constitutional Amendment Bill will be tabled before the National Assembly today(Thursday) while it would ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government has decided to also merge Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (PATA) into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa along with FATA. The bill in this regard will likely to be tabled before the Parliament for legislation tomorrow. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday held a ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah yesterday failed to evolve consensus on any name for the caretaker prime minister and things seemed to be heading to next stage for breaking the impasse. It was the fifth meeting ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  The Election Commission on Monday recommended holding upcoming general polls between July 25 and July 27, while political parties are yet to evolve a consensus on the caretaker prime minister – though the name of Justice(r) Tassaduq Hussain Jillani is being supported ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The civil and military leadership has agreed to grant more administrative and financial autonomy to Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan while keeping AJK and GB councils as advisory bodies. A decision to this effect was taken on Saturday at a meeting of the National ...

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  • T­ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Leader of Opposition Syed Khursheed Shah meeting on evolving consensus on caretaker prime minister’s name remained inconclusive and now both would be meeting again on Tuesday(May 22) with the hope to land on the same page on the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday held meeting with select party leaders, including Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and discussed overall political situation in the country and the hostile position he has taken and its impact on the party in the upcoming general ...

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  • T  Islamabad/ PESHAWAR   -  The efforts to douse the fire sparked by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s controversial remarks on the Mumbai attacks appears to have failed as he, sticking to his guns, has demanded a commission to investigate the allegations leveled on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The National Security Committee meeting has been called for today (Monday) to take up the ‘controversial’ statement given by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif about Mumbai attacks, raising questions about its slow-paced trial. Sources said that the NSC meeting had been ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Rejecting the explanation given by the National Accountability Bureau chairman on fake and frivolous allegations of money laundering against Nawaz Sharif, the Central Executive Committee of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz decided to take legal course against the NAB chief in case he ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Showing political maturity, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah evolved consensus on caretaker prime minister whose name would be announced on May 15. Keeping in view the mounting tension between ruling Pakistan ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday expressed grave concern over the way the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was being targeted ostensibly to restrict its political activities which would neither be good for democracy nor for the country. The PML-N Quaid expressed these ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A huddle of parliamentary leaders with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair could not break the impasse on FATA reforms, as both Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party refused to show flexibility on their stance on merger of tribal areas into Khyber ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - To break the impasse on implementing FATA reforms and its mainstreaming, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has called a meeting of parliamentary parties’ heads for today (Monday) to thrash out a possible way forward. There is a clear disagreement among political parties on the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Holding former prime minister Nawaz Sharif himself responsible for the conviction in the Panama Papers case, former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Saturday that he had advised Sharif against taking the case to the apex court and also opposed his decision to address ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Anticipating his conviction and arrest in coming days, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Quaid Nawaz Sharif has asked party workers and leaders to hold ground and not to be afraid of the adverse circumstances. He addressed his supporters from Bahawalpur division on Monday, and earlier ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  In an apparent bid to appease all ahead of the elections, the outgoing PML-N led government yesterday presented a ‘relief-loaded’ budget – with a total outlay of Rs5.9 trillion and Rs1.9 trillion deficit that would be financed through massive ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal chief Moulana Fazlur Rehman announced a public rally at Minar-i-Pakistan Lahore on May 13 to formally launch the election campaign of the religious parties’ alliance. Addressing a press conference along with central leaders of the component parties, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - To further whip up the party for upcoming general elections, former prime minister and PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif has worked out a plan to hold interactive sessions with the party’s local bodies’ leaders. According to the plan given by the party, Nawaz Sharif would be ...

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