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Efforts being made to keep Karachi residents from voting, alleges Sattar | Pakistan

Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar pictured while addressing a press conference in Karachi on July 7, 2018. Photo: Geo News screen grab  KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar on Saturday alleged that efforts were being made to keep residents of Karachi from voting in the upcoming General Election 2018.  Addressing a press conference in Karachi, the politician ...

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Pakistan’s desire for peace should not be mistaken for weakness: Naval chief | Pakistan

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi was the chief guest at 109th passing-out parade of Pakistan Navy Midshipmen KARACHI: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi reiterated on Saturday that Pakistan’s desire for peace should not be mistaken for weakness and the country is fully capable of responding effectively to any act of aggression. He was addressing the ...

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Police say MQM-P held corner meeting without permission, to pen letter to ECP | Pakistan

KARACHI: Authorities claim they intend to pen a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) after the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) allegedly held a corner meeting Friday night here in the city’s Nazimabad area despite being refused permission. Senior MQM-P leader Kanwar Naveed Jameel, however, said the party had submitted a letter requesting permission to the Deputy Commissioner’s office three ...

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Transparency Int’l urges British govt to probe Nawaz’s properties | Pakistan

Photo: File  LONDON: Global anti-corruption body Transparency International has requested the British government to investigate four properties Nawaz Sharif holds in London, Geo News reported Friday. On Friday, the former prime minister was sentenced in absentia to 11 years in prison and slapped with a £8-million fine in the Avenfield properties reference. The organisation, which combats corruption around the world ...

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ECP reveals 59 parties not fielding any women candidates | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued on Friday the details of political parties contesting the upcoming general elections and the percentage of tickets they have allocated to women candidates. As per the comprehensive list, 59 political parties have not issued general seat tickets to any women. However, 48 parties have issued tickets to a total of 304 women ...

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Nawaz Sharif is returning, which is why attempts being made to stop him: Maryam | Pakistan

Maryam Nawaz pictured outside the Avenfield apartments in London prior to the accountability court verdict. Photo: Geo News  LONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam tweeted following the verdict in the Avenfield reference, stating that her father Nawaz Sharif was returning and attempts were being made to stop him. “Today was the last attempt and God willing it will ...

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NSC reiterates commitment to fight terror financing | Pakistan

PM Mulk chairs NSC meeting-Radio Pakistan ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the National Security Committee on Friday vowed to fulfil its commitment to fight money laundering and terror financing. The meeting, chaired by interim Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk, was attended by top civil and military leadership. Heads of armed forces, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Director-General ISPR as well as ...

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Griezmann inspires France past punchless Uruguay | Sports

NIZHNY NOVGOROD:  Raphael Varane’s glancing header and a goalkeeping blunder that gifted Antoine Griezmann a soft goal gave France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the first World Cup quarter-final on Friday and a set up a last-four tie with Brazil or Belgium. Uruguay went into the game without key striker Edinson Cavani, who was ruled out with a calf ...

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