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Five wounded in attack on bus ferrying Chinese workers in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suicide bomber attacked a bus ferrying Chinese mining workers in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province on Saturday, a local official said, in an assault claimed by Baloch separatists. The bomber died in the attack and the Chinese workers suffered minor wounds, the official said. Militant group Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the attack in ...

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How a phone app and a database served up Imran Khan’s Pakistan poll win

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A phone app and a database of more than 50 million voters were key weapons in the successful campaign of cricket legend Imran Khan in last month’s general election, though rivals allege Khan also received clandestine aid from Pakistan’s powerful military. FILE PHOTO: Pins with images of Imran Khan, leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), are pictured ...

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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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