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    ISLAMABAD - Shahrukh Jatoi, the prime suspect in the Shahzeb Khan murder case, on Tuesday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court contending that the apex court judgment against him has prejudicially foreclosed a fair trial and the due process of law enshrined as a fundamental right under Article 10-A of the Constitution. On February 10 had passed a detailed judgment, while in its short ...

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    ISLAMABAD -  The federal government on Tuesday submitted the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Senator Raja Zafarul Haq-led committee report — regarding a controversy surrounding the Khatm-e-Nabuwwat (PBUH) clause in the Election Act, 2017 — in the Islamabad High Court during the hearing of a case about the Faizabad sit-in staged by the Tehreek-e- Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah. During the ...

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    TIMERGARA - Although the turnout remained relatively low, the re-election on a total of 19 local government seats was most noteworthy for the women of Lower Dir, who were permitted to vote for the first time. Earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan had nullified the poll results after the women were barred from casting votes in the local government elections. Two tehsil councilor, 11 ...

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    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government in Tuesday’s National Assembly session said calling the elected representatives Sicilian mafia and godfather negated the opinion of the Pakistanis. Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, while taking part in discussion initiated by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi the other day (Monday), said all the institutions should ...

  • FWO given 20-year extension sans open bidding, Senate told

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    ISLAMABAD -  The government Tuesday informed the Senate that National Highway Authority had given 20-year extension to the army-run Frontier Works Organisation, without open bidding, for collection of toll on national motorways. Replying to a supplementary question of an opposition lawmaker during question hour, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Sheikh Aftab Ahmed revealed before the house ...

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    ISLAMABAD - A day after his third marriage, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan remained suspended his political activities for Monday to give more time to his new bride in Bani Gala. At the same time, the PTI through a public announcement said that party chief had decided not to travel abroad immediately after his marriage and would remain in Pakistan. A statement issued by the ...

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    ISLAMABAD -  The Islamabad High Court yesterday turned down a plea of the National Accountability Bureau seeking judicial custody of Capt (r) Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield Properties corruption reference. An IHC division bench, comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, announced the verdict which had been reserved after hearing arguments from both the ...

  • 122 sectarian incidents reported in 5 years, NA told

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    ISLAMABAD -  A total of 122 sectarian incidents were reported during the last five years, in which banned orgainsations were found involved, the National Assembly was told on Monday. In a written reply, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said the provincial authorities had reported the responsibility was claimed by the banned organisations or they were found involved during the investigations ...