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KP-FATA merger amendment bill to be presented in National Assembly today | Pakistan

The National Assembly of Pakistan. Photo: file  ISLAMABAD: An amendment bill clearing the way for the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is set to be presented in the National Assembly on Thursday, a day after the parliamentary committee gave it a go-ahead. A session of the parliamentary leaders chaired by Prime Minister Shahid ...

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Pakistani consul general visits Aafia Siddiqui in Texas prison | Pakistan

Dr Aafia Siddiqui Photo: File Pakistani consul general in Houston Aisha Farooqui visited Dr Aafia Siddiqui in Texas prison and rejected the death rumours circulating on social media about the imprisoned scientist. According to sources, Farooqui met with the Pakistani scientist at Carswell detention facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The meeting, which lasted about two hours, was the fourth in 14 months. ...

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Nawaz tells court challenges, pressure increased after Musharraf treason case | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, while recording his statement for the third consecutive day in Avenfield reference, remarked that challenges and pressure increased as soon as the treason case was initiated against former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. The Avenfield reference, pertaining to the Sharif family’s London properties, is among three filed against the Sharif family by the National ...

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Nawaz has no regrets over his actions: Fawad Chaudhry | Pakistan

LAHORE: PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said that deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif was not embarrassed on any of his actions.  Lashing out at the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) supremo while addressing a press conference in Lahore, Chaudhry said Nawaz had not spoken a word against martial law administrator Zia-ul-Haq.  PTI leaders including party chief Imran Khan ...

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Three PML-N members defect to PTI | Pakistan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan welcoming new members to his party. Photo: Geo News  BHAKKAR: Three members of the ruling party, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz, defected to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Wednesday.  The defecting members include MNA and Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Dr Afzal Khan Dhandla, MPA Malik Ghazanfar Cheena, and MPA Amir Inayat Shahani.   MNA and Federal Parliamentary ...

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PML-N MPA withdraws resignation after redressal of reservations | Pakistan

MPA Kanwal Nauman. Photo: File LAHORE: Punjab assembly lawmaker Kanwal Nauman withdrew her resignation on Wednesday. Nauman tendered her resignation to Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif over lack of action on her ‘genuine issues’ on Tuesday. In her resignation, the lawmaker stated that Shehbaz never had time to address her complaints. “My conscience is satisfied. I am disheartened now. You (Shehbaz) ...

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