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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Pakistan People’s Party Sunday sought support of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and other parties for its presidential nominee Aitzaz Ahsan. Earlier, the PPP nominated Aitzaz Ahsan for the post of President ahead of the polls on September 4.  The party will ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Pakistan People’s Party leader Senator Rehman Malik Sunday said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif had abused the PPP leadership in the past so the party did not vote for him in the prime minister’s election last week. Addressing a news ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Friday hinted of supporting the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government in the coming years as he addressed the National Assembly for the first time since his election as member on July 25. In his maiden speech in the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan is set to have a smooth sailing in the prime minister’s election today (Friday) after the Pakistan People’s Party withdrew its support for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif. The younger ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   - Pakistan on Thursday gave a shut-up call to India as the New Delhi blamed Islamabad for supporting the Khalistan movement and sponsoring terrorism. Speaking at a weekly news briefing, the Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammed Faisal asked India to ‘put its own house ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party is unlikely to confront Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government in the centre after formal election of Imran Khan as the prime minister this week, political sources said. Close aides of the Bhutto family told The Nation that the PPP would not fight ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s loose alliance is already in trouble before even its practical launch. Until now the two parties have only taken oath together in the National Assembly, where of course other parties joined too. So the real joint ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Pakistan People’s Party Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Monday made his parliamentary debut around 11 years after taking over the party leadership in 2007 when his mother Benazir Bhutto was assassinated. Bilawal was warmly welcomed and cheered in the National Assembly ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari are under immense pressure not to vote for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif in the prime minister’s election this week, sources said. Senior PPP leaders told The Nation ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  Would-be Prime Minister Imran Khan would have died to take oath on August 14 or even August 13 to call it a ‘real Independence Day’ on taking charge but the dream remained a dream. For years, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief pledged to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Thursday said that it would not sever ties with Iran because of Tehran’s tension with Washington. Addressing a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said Pakistan was examining the implications of the US re-imposition of sanctions ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  The Pakistan People’s Party has not completely closed its doors for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and a ‘deal’ for cooperation cannot be outrightly ruled out, The Nation has learnt. Senior PPP leaders said that the party was ‘under pressure’ to join ...

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  • TFRANKFURT - Pakistanis who seek asylum in Germany have almost a zero chance of getting a nod from the German authorities, officials here said. Senior officials at the German Asylum and Refugees Protection office told The Nation that majority of the applications by Pakistanis were being ...

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  • TBARCELONA - If you are a Bhutto lover, a pleasant surprise awaits you around the tram station in Sant Adria De Besos area of Spain’s Barcelona city — a street named after two-time former prime minister late Benazir Bhutto. The street is known as ‘Carrer de Benazir ...

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  • TBARCELONA - Denial of dual-nationality by Spain remains the biggest issue for the Pakistanis living in this European country who have to renounce one citizenship to claim the other. Pakistanis, mostly working in Barcelona, are about 100,000 in number. Around 60-70 per cent of them live in ...

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  • TPARIS-Whoever flies to France for vacations has one ultimate destination in mind — Disneyland. Thousands visit the Disneyland Park every week and everybody has a new story to tell. Children are uncontrollable once they step into their dreamland. The visit to France is considered incomplete ...

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  • TZURICH-Nobody walks out of Switzerland without appreciating the beauty of the green and clean country and there is hardly anyone who has visited Zurich but missed the mesmerizing Rapperswil. People come and go to Rapperswil around the year. All are spellbound and want to return. One can easily ...

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  • TMILAN, Italy  -  Thousands from Pakistan and other less developed countries have settled in Italy to secure their future and a vast majority has adopted the Milan city as a second home. The city resembles Pakistan’s Karachi city where one can see people from all parts of the ...

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  • TVENICE, Italy-Ten years after the ban was placed on public feeding, the ‘holy pigeons’ at the St Mark’s Square in this Italian city are not ready to migrate. They are still as friendly - in fact annoyingly friendly - as they were when the authorities banned the common practice of ...

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  • TVENICE, Italy-The flooded streets of this Italian city can ‘water-trap’ anyone living on the planet earth. Once in Venice, the ‘watery air’ lures the wanderer to the mysterious streets - overflowing with green water and surprisingly full of life. While there are options of ...

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  • TROME - Italy has been considering introducing visa relaxations for Pakistani businessmen and tourists to strengthen Pak-Italy relations, a top Pakistani diplomat in the Italian capital said. Tanvir Ahmed, the deputy head of the mission at the Pakistan embassy in Rome, said that Italy had shown ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  The United States Monday asked Pakistan to make the life of Taliban difficult for pushing them to talks table and improve prospects of peace in Afghanistan. US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells, who ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan and India on Sunday exchanged lists of prisoners as Islamabad handed over the record of 471 Indian prisoners, 53 civil and 418 fishermen, to the High Commission of India here. A foreign ministry statement said that the prisoners’ list was provided under the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Former interior minister Rehman Malik has termed India’s surgical strike claim a ‘Bollywood drama’ and devoid of facts. The Pakistan People’s Party senator said that India was using pressure tactics to divert attention from the Kashmir issue. In a panel interview ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday said that Pakistan and Washington were working to mend fences as confidence-level was improving. Addressing a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said that Pakistan and the United States were in contact to defuse tension. ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Thursday unveiled the PPP manifesto for the July 25 polls, which pledges poverty reduction, better growth opportunities for children, fostering of inter-institutional harmony and a robust foreign policy. But above all, the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Pakistan People’s Party Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will announce an ambitious party manifesto for the July 25 general elections today (Thursday, June 28), promising a new Saraeki province and change for the common man. This will be PPP’s 10th manifesto in the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - China and Russia are ready to go the extra mile to make Pakistan-Afghanistan track-II dialogue successful as the two neighbours make efforts to reconcile, diplomatic sources said. Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that Beijing and Moscow believe the track-II ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Pakistan People’s Party can form alliance with like-minded parties after the polls but will contest the July 25 elections solo, senior party leaders said. Close aides to the PPP leadership told The Nation that both Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asif Ali Zardari were not in favour ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  In a giant leap, Pakistan will launch its first indigenous satellite next month, putting Pakistan among the nations with advanced space technology. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said that the satellite will be launched in space next month. He said the ...

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