Maqbool Malik

  • TISLAMABAD - Taking serious exception to opponents of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and CPEC, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday they would never succeed as this is an initiative for peace and development not only for China but for the region and beyond. “Those who ...

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  • TIslamabad - Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached Beijing on Sunday on 3-day official visit to China in a bid to reassure Chinese top leadership on the security and continuation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as Pakistan believes its economic future is linked with this ...

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  • TIslamabad - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday visited the headquarters of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) where he received an eight-hour-long briefing from the army chief and the spymaster. The premier chaired a meeting at the top spy agency’s office during which he was briefed in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Assuming office as Pakistan’s 13th head of state on Sunday, Dr Arif Alvi said he will fulfil all responsibilities towards the development of the country and not be a “silent president.” “I will play my role to improve education and health sectors of the country, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday ruled out any divide in relations between the civil and military leadership of the country saying our armed forces are our asset and source of pride. “Both are on the same page regarding the issues faced by the country,” Imran said while ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  The Senate was informed on Friday that government would soon devise its strategy about how to get Pakistan out of the Financial Action Task Force’s grey list ahead of next meeting of the international terrorism financing watchdog. “Prime Minister Imran Khan will ...

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  • TIslamabad - Greatly appreciating Pak armed forces’ professionalism, operational preparedness, contributions and sacrifices in war against terrorism, Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said the government would provide all resources required to maintain their capacity and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Tuesday told the Senate the government would give importance to the public opinion and public representatives in advancing Pakistan’s relations with the United States of America. “Pakistan desires to turn its bilateral relations ...

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  • TIslamabad   -  Three major political players, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led ruling coalition, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led opposition alliance and Pakistan People’s Party submitted nomination papers of their respective candidates for election to the office of the president ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - As the process of by-elections on vacant seats of National and Provincial Assemblies will start from Tuesday (tomorrow), the Election Commission of Pakistan remains jittery over use of internet voting (I-voting) for overseas Pakistanis because of technical complications. The ECP ...

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  • TIslamabad   -  Nomination of PPP veteran leader Aitzaz Ahsan by his party as candidate on Sunday spiced up the Presidential election to be held on September 4. The ruling coalition of Prime Minister Imran Khan has already nominated one of PTI’s founding members from Karachi Dr ...

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  • TIslamabad - President Mamnoon Hussain has asked the Election Commission of Pakistan to remove reservations, if any, on the election process. “It is a matter of satisfaction that there is consensus of the nation on the fair and transparent conduct of elections. If somebody has reservations on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Opposition alliance of major political parties on Wednesday staged demonstration to protest against alleged rigging in 25 July general elections. The protest held in front of the central secretariat of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was first by the opposition ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday withheld the victory notifications of prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan from two of the five constituencies he contested in the July 25 general elections. In other three constituencies, notifications of Imran’s victory have been ...

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  • TIslamabad - Unlike past practices, successful independent candidates are legally bound to declare party affiliation ahead of taking their oath along with other colleagues who have returned to the assembly either after direct election or on the special seats. “They are legally bound to ...

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  • T Islamabad  -  As the controversy surrounding the crash of the Result Transmission System (RTS) during elections deepens amidst an inquiry into the malaise, it is likely that the buck will be passed on the NADRA that had developed the data-based application. The Rs110 million project ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Besides severe pre-polling odds, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz had to face presence of eleven politico religious parties in election arena, which also factored in denting its vote bank, leading to reduction of its national and provincial assembly seats. Except the Muttahida ...

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  • TIslamabad - In a landmark development, Pakistan and the Russian Federation have signed a memorandum of understanding for naval cooperation. According to the Pakistan spokesperson, the MoU was signed during a visit of Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat to the Central Naval Museum ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Variations emerging after recounting of votes in many constituencies are likely to have adverse implications for the Election Commission of Pakistan over its process of counting the polled votes.   Consequent to the variations in the winning margin and the rejected votes in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Three major election observer groups — the European Union Election Observation Mission, the Commonwealth Observer Group and Islamabad-based Free and Fair Election Network — have declared the general election transparent by and large terming it an important milestone in ...

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  • TIslamabad - The Election Commission of Pakistan remained busy till Thursday night in compiling and transmitting results of the general elections held on Wednesday. “We have been able to release 82 percent of the election results, and efforts are underway to complete the process at the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The moment has finally arrived when the nation will elect its representatives for the next five years in the General Election 2018. Today’s vote will deeply reflect sentiments of the electorate about the slogans of change and development raised by the different political ...

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  • TIslamabad - The Senate was informed on Friday that an election coordination and facilitation centre (ECFC) has been established at the Interior Ministry which is working round the clock to tackle security threats being faced by contesting candidates. Responding to the discussion on law and order ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/LAHORE - Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Director General Hassan Baig had to face the music on Tuesday at the Skardu Airport for using a PIA plane for a private tour of Nanga Parbat. The CAA Director General and his Personal Staff Officer (PSO) Aftab Gillani landed in trouble when ...

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  • T­ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan and federal and provincial caretaker governments once again came under fire in the Senate on Monday for failing to put in place adequate measures to protect candidates contesting the general election scheduled for July 25. The upper house, which ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  In a rare meeting, heads of intelligence agencies of Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran have discussed counter terrorism cooperation, with particular focus on the build-up of the Islamic State (IS) in turmoil-hit Afghanistan. Official sources in Islamabad confirmed that ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The military has “no direct role” in nationwide elections due July 25, the army spokesman said Tuesday, after widespread allegations it is pressuring media and the ruling party in a bid to manipulate the polls. Instead the military will deploy more than 370,000 soldiers ...

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  • T ISLAMABAD  -  Senators from various political parties Monday criticised the caretaker governments as well as Election Commission of Pakistan for not taking appropriate steps to ensure free, fair and transparent general elections to be held on July 25. Among the senators who spoke in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Of the 110 registered political parties, as many as 107 political parties, which were on paper of late, are now in the run to try their luck in the 2018 general elections slated for July 25. Apart from these parties, which also include major political players including the Pakistan ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Chief Observer of European Union Election Observation Mission Michael Gahler has acknowledged a considerable drop in terrorist actions in Pakistan since 2013 and hoped that upcoming general elections would be held in a peaceful environment. Addressing a news conference here on ...

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