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  • Elections will be held on time: Bilawal

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    Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari confident on Sunday that the general elections will be held on time. While addressing a press conference in Malakand, from where he is contesting the July 25 general election.  He said although cancelling his public gathering here, he has come to Malakand. Bilawal said will soon go to Quetta to express unity with ...

  • Kasuri dimensions of politics

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    ­KASUR - In the last few years most of the news emanating from Kasur have not been good or rather they have been bad and sad. There was children sex scandal which shocked the world. Nothing came out of it as the accused mostly went scot free due to lack of evidence or witnesses. Then a couple was burnt alive. The woman who was burnt was pregnant. The last sad and shocking news was that of ...

  • PTI fields weak candidates against inds in south Punjab

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    ­ISLAMABAD - In what seems to be election tactics and aimed at benefiting some sympathizers contesting as independent candidates, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has fielded comparatively weak candidates against formers with the hope that they would join the party after winning elections. The strategy had been adopted to avoid criticism ostensibly from political opponents and party members for ...

  • NA-124 not a cakewalk for PML-N this time

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    ­LAHORE - A tough polls battle is awaiting the PML-N and the PTI in NA-124 constituency which represents the people of every class and variegated areas, marking true character of Lahore. The PML-N has fielded a heavyweight, Hamza Shehbaz Sharif, who will face PTI beginner Muhammad Nauman Qaiser in NA-124, from where the former had twice returned to the Parliament in 2008 and 2013. Unlike the ...

  • Red warrants for Ishaq Dar issued, SC told

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    ISLAMABAD - Federal Investigation Agency has issued red warrants for former finance minister Ishaq Dar, the attorney general told the Supreme Court Saturday. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, heard the case pertaining to Dar’s return to Pakistan. The attorney general said the red warrants were issued after the approval of ...

  • Only Sharifs’ accountability amounts to pre-poll rigging

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    ­LAHORE - PML-N President and former Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has claimed lakhs of people participated in the party’s rally that took place in the city on Friday to receive Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on their return from London. “It was a sea of people that came from every nook and corner of the city and outside. I never saw such a mammoth rally of ...

  • PTI all set for electoral win too

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    MULTAN-PTI vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi claimed on Saturday that his party had won the legal battle against the corrupt and now it was going to win the political battle on July 25.Addressing a public meeting here in UC 41, he added that Imran Khan had said that he would send Nawaz Sharif to Adiyala Jail and finally the latter had reached the jail. He said that the looters of national kitty ...

  • 27 candidates fined for ECC violation

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    OKARA/KAMALIA SADIQABAD/MULTAN-The district administration has taken action against 27 candidates for Punjab and National Assembly seats during last two weeks on violation of election code of conduct.Deputy Commissioner Nazeer imposed a collective fine of Rs390,000 upon 13 candidates for violating the election code of conduct.According to official sources, 14 monitoring teams had been performing ...

  • 182 Khanewal stations declared sensitive

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    KHANEWAL-For the upcoming general election, 182 out of total 1,375 polling stations have been declared sensitive in Khanewal district. According to Khanewal Deputy Commissioner Ishfaq Ahmed Chaudhry, installation of 1,456 CCTV cameras is under process at these 182 sensitive declared polling stations. Eighteen CCTV cameras will be installed at each polling station. Moreover, a total of 458 beds ...

  • MMA sees unseen powers want delay in general elections

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    MULTAN-MMA President Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that the current political scenario had forced him to think that unseen powers wanted postponement of elections. Addressing a public gathering organised by MMA here, he said that the arrests of political workers in the name of accountability ahead of the general elections were dirty tactics of the establishment and bureaucracy. “These dirty ...

  • Mastung incident: Bilawal suspends political activities

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    The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday said that I have suspended my political activities due to the Mastung blast that claimed 128 lives including Nawabzada Siraj Raisani.  While addressing a press conference in Peshawar, PPP chief said that the people of Pakistan are mourning following the Mastung blast, he observed enough actions were not ...

  • Plunderers finally met their fate

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    MULTAN-Former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that those who looted the country have finally met with their fate.Addressing a public gathering here on Friday, Gilani claimed that the PPP never looted the country or the masses rather it gave a revolutionary manifesto, ensuring roti, kapra aur makaan to the masses. He claimed that the PPP always stuck to its manifesto and provided ...

  • Cop fired for electioneering

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    SAHIWAL: A police constable was fired from service on charge of taking part in politics. According to police sources, Constable Athar Lodhi of SSP Special Branch took a yearlong leave from office. He was caught electioneering at Shadab Town in favour of PML-N candidates. SSP Sahibzada Bilal Umar suspended the police constable and after departmental investigation, he was fired from the service.

  • MMA, allies announce support for N candidates

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    OKARA: Jamaat-e-Islami [JI] district amir and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal [MMA] district president Ch Rizwan along with MMA allies announced to support Ch Riazul Haq Juj and Ch Munibul Haq, contesting election on PML-N tickets in NA-142 and PP-189 respectively.MMA head Ch Rizwan and local heads of other religious parties including Agha Syed Fakhar Abbas, Hafiz Abdul Sami, Habibullah Chorahi, Syed ...

  • N workers, police clash leaves several injured

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    GUJRANWALA-Dozens of PML-N workers on Friday clashed with the police on GT Road near Kamoke, in an attempt to make their way to Lahore Airport to welcome their party leader.The party, however, claimed that several workers and leader of the party including former defence minister Khurram Dastgir got injured in the clash with police.The party also claimed the police arrested hundreds of its ...

  • PPP, PML-N hopeful of poll victory

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    SADIQABAD-Local candidates of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz [PML-N] and Pakistan People's Party [PPP] are sanguine about their victory on the basis of their parties' performance.Ch Muhammad Shafiq, PML-N candidate from PP-267, is confident of his victory in the upcoming elections scheduled to be held on July 25. During a meeting with local notables, he enumerated feats of his party for uplift of ...

  • Imran Khan 'quietly confident' he will be PM

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    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said he was “quietly confident” of victory in a general election this month and that as prime minister, he would drive an anti-corruption and anti-poverty campaign in Pakistan. The 65-year-old opposition leader dismissed allegations that the military was working behind the scenes to favor his campaign for the July 25 poll. Khan ...

  • Candidates booked for violating CoC

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    OKARA: Ch Masud Shafqat Rubera, independent candidate from NA-141, and Malik Akram Bhatti, candidate from PP-183, were booked for violating the code of conduct in their election campaign. They exhibited arms during a rally. Likewise, eight supporters of PPP candidate Syed Ali Hasnain were booked for using crackers and fireworks during a rally at PP-184, Hujra Shah Muqeem.–Staff ...

  • PPP makes tall claims to get votes

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    SADIQABAD - PPP candidates urged the people to vote for their party to bring prosperity and remove backwardness of their area. “Our entry into politics aims at nothing but to serve the people of Sadiqabad. You must vote for "Arrow" on 25th July if you want to replace backwardness of their area with prosperity,” said the PPP candidates. Makhadum Syed Murtaza Mehmood, candidate ...

  • Siraj irked by ‘aliens’ powerful electoral role’

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    SIALKOT - Jamaat-i-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq has asked the masses to vote for MMA to get rid of the corrupt politicians, rulers and prevailing corrupt system in the country. He said that only the MMA has the full capability to provide an honest, sincere and loyal leadership to the country. He stated this while addressing a convention of the party workers in Sialkot. Sirajul Haq said that ...

  • PTI wins public support amidst intra-party clashes

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    OKARA/WAZIRABAD - PTI candidate in NA-141 Syed Samsam Alii Shah Bokhari, candidate in PP-183 Rai Hamad Aslam and in PP-184 Mahr Javed Sial obtained the support of Chaudhry Fazal Ahmad Group in village 18/GD. The group held a function in the village which was also attended by the PTI district general secretary Fahim Javed Advocate, councillors of the area, political groups and the people of ...

  • Sympathisers of Sharif hide amid crackdown

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    GUJRANWALA/KASUR - Police have allegedly started crackdown on PML-N activists here to stop them from welcoming ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore while hundreds of activists have gone underground. They have also switched off their cellphones to avoid the arrest. Gakhar Police raided the house of Municipal Committee Chairman Gakhar Waseem Yaqoob Butt and took him to unknown place while ...

  • Imran woos voters with uplift, rule of law promise

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    SIALKOT - Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan urged the masses to vote his party into power to ensure the rule of law, prosperity and accountability of all the corrupt rulers and politicians in the country. Addressing a public meeting held at Narowal, he said that July 25 will bring good news of the victory of PTI in the general elections. He said the rule of the both the ...

  • Tough competition expected in 21 constituencies of Karachi

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    ISLAMABAD: A cut-throat competition is expected in 21 constituencies of Karachi’s five districts where 346 heavyweights are trying their luck to step in the political battlefield on July 25. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, around 21,007,186 voters are registered in the city, out of which 4,588,233 are male and 3,518,953 females. This time, the city had been given ...

  • PML-N to win more seats in election 2018 as compared to 2013: Ahsan

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    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal Thursday claimed his party would win more seats in the general election 2018 as compared to 2013. The PML-N would get votes on the basis of performance and prudent policies executed in the last government, he said talking to state channel. Ahsan Iqbal claimed, ”I would be victorious in National Assembly seat-78 with thumping ...

  • Women to resist ban on their vote in Mohri Pur

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    MOHRI PUR: Men banned women from voting in the village of Mohri Pur sometime around 1947, and they have obeyed ever since until this year, when changes to Pakistan’s election laws and women’s attitudes could shift the dynamic. At least, that is the hope of many women meeting beneath a Jambolan tree in the village some 60 kilometres from Multan, its shade protecting them from the ...

  • LHC dismisses plea against nomination papers of Aleem Khan

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    Lahore High Court (LHC) has dismissed the petition against the nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Candidate Aleem Khan from NA-129. Court allowed PTI’s candidate to contest in election. As per media reports, the case regarding nomination papers of Aleem Khan came up for hearing before LHC on Thursday. Two members bench of High Court dismissed the plea for not resorting ...

  • SC overturns tribunal’s ruling against Saad Rafique in rigging case

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    The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday announced verdict in the rigging case [from NA-125 constituency] which involved Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique. The rigging case is related to alleged rigging in NA-125 constituency during the 2013 general election. The two-member bench of the Supreme Court's Lahore registry accepted Rafique’s appeal and ...

  • It’s Khokhars vs Khokhars in NA-135, 136

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    ­LAHORE - Led by Malik Shafi Numberdar, the Khokhar family of Samsani Johar Town made entry into politics in late 90s and successfully got elected its first MPA in 2002’s general elections. Malik Afzal Khokhar, under guidance of his elder brother Malik Shafi, then never looked back. He won the seat of National Assembly in 2008 and then in 2013 polls on PML-N ticket, beating another ...