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Nawaz, Maryam’s fate on the line as Avenfield verdict expected today | Pakistan

Former PM Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam and son-in-law Safdar (left to right). Photo: File  ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing the high-profile corruption cases against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family is expected to announce its verdict in the Avenfield properties reference today. However, before Judge Mohammad Bashir can proceed with the matter, he will hear Nawaz’s request, submitted on Thursday, ...

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Pakistan to feature in 6-a-side ‘Socca World Cup’ | Sports

Socca World Cup, which is being organised by International Socca Federation – a world body for mini football— is played in a smaller ground with six players per team. Photo: file KARACHI: While Pakistan is still dreaming of making a debut at FIFA World Cup, country’s footballers of 6-a-side Football will see their dreams coming true later this year when ...

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Supreme Court takes notice of slow pace in fake bank accounts’ inquiry | Pakistan

The Supreme Court of Pakistan took on Thursday suo motu notice of slow inquiry into the fake bank accounts case, Geo News reported. Photo: file ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan took on Thursday suo motu notice of slow inquiry into the fake bank accounts case, Geo News reported. The director-general of Federal Investigation Agency and Attorney General have also ...

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Accused cannot dictate anyone, Bilawal says on Nawaz’s plea to delay Avenfield verdict | Pakistan

SUKKUR: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday reacted to Nawaz Sharif’s request to delay Avenfield Properties corruption reference request, stating that the accused is not in a position to dictate.  Nawaz has requested the accountability court hearing corruption cases against him and his family to delay tomorrow’s announcement of the Avenfield properties reference verdict. The former premier’s counsel Zafir ...

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Must defeat those who looted country, says Imran in Charsadda | Pakistan

CHARSADDA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan remarked on Thursday that those who looted the country must be defeated in the upcoming General Election 2018.  Lashing out at his political rivals Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif, the cricketer-turned-politician alleged that the two leaders looted the country’s money and transferred it to their foreign bank accounts.  “After coming to power, we ...

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Axact fake degree case: Court sentences Shoaib Sheikh to 7 years in prison | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Axact CEO Shoaib Sheikh is among 23 others sentenced by a district and sessions court to seven years in prison in the Axact fake degree scandal case.  District and Sessions Judge Chaudhry Mumtaz Hussain Thursday announced the verdict on the conclusion of the hearing of the case. Sheikh and others were sentenced to 3 years each under sections 419 ...

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PTV MD appointment case: SC to announce verdict on July 9 | Pakistan

Attaullah Haq Qasmi. Photo: File  ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday announced it will announce its verdict on the suo motu case related to former Pakistan Television (PTV) chief Attaullah Haq Qasmi’s appointment as managing director (MD) on July 9. A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing a case ...

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Shehbaz Sharif unveils PML-N manifesto for General Election 2018 | Pakistan

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif unveiled on Thursday the party manifesto ahead of the General Election 2018, which has been scheduled for July 25.  “People should see which party fulfilled its 2013 manifesto,” said the former Punjab chief minister. He recalled that in 2013, load-shedding and the deteriorating security situation were the two biggest issues facing ...

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