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Ex-SCBA president Latif Afridi shot dead in Peshawar High Court

Ex-SCBA president Latif Afridi shot dead in Peshawar High Court

PESHAWAR: Former Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Latif Afridi was shot dead inside the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday in what police said was a family feud firing.  was shot six times.  The senior lawyer was moved to the Lady Reading Hospital after the shooting but was pronounced dead upon arrival/ The medical facility’s administration...

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New u-turn: Imran hints at return to National Assembly

New u-turn: Imran hints at return to National Assembly

Having long exhorted National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf to accept the resignations submitted by their lawmakers enmasse, former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday announced a major U-turn, stating that they could go back to the lower house of parliament. He said this in talks with senior journalists at...

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As results trickle in, PPP leads Karachi’s local body elections

As results trickle in, PPP leads Karachi’s local body elections

KARACHI/HYDERABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is in the driving seat as the much-awaited results of Karachi’s local body elections are trickling in, with the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) trailing behind, official numbers showed Monday. The delay in the release of results — despite the polling being closed at 5pm on Sunday — had prompted rigging allegations...

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US, Pakistan share long-standing defence partnership: Llyod Austin

US, Pakistan share long-standing defence partnership: Llyod Austin

United States Secretary of Defence Lloyd J Austin discussed areas of mutual interest and recent regional developments in a phone call with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir, the US Department of Defence said Saturday. This was the second high-level interaction between US and Pakistani defence authorities since General Munir took over as the army chief last...

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No change in Karachi, Hyderabad LG election schedule

No change in Karachi, Hyderabad LG election schedule

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected the Sindh government’s request to delay the local bodies polls in Karachi and Hyderabad, a spokesperson for the provincial electoral body told Geo News Saturday. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government in Sindh had once again asked the ECP to postpone local bodies polls citing the law and order situation...

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Farooq Sattar, Mustafa Kamal join MQM-P

Farooq Sattar, Mustafa Kamal join MQM-P

After years of differences, Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Mustafa Kamal and Muttahida Qaumi Movement Restoration Committee Chief Dr Farooq Sattar have joined the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Thursday. After developing differences with the party, Kamal established the PSP in 2016 and Sattar formed the MQM-P Bahali Committee in 2018. MQM-P Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, addressing...

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PDM calls emergency meeting to discuss political strategy

PDM calls emergency meeting to discuss political strategy

The ruling Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Friday called an emergency meeting as consultations between the senior leadership continued through the night and remained resolute that the National Assembly will not be dissolved and the government will push to complete its term. The agreement of the ruling alliance comes after Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi...

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Deadlock over dissolution of Punjab Assembly persists between PTI, PML-Q

Deadlock over dissolution of Punjab Assembly persists between PTI, PML-Q

Even though Punjab Chief Minster Parvez Elahi has been restored by Lahore High Court (LHC), the deadlock between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) over dissolution of legislature still persists. The debate regarding dissolution of assemblies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has regained momentum after LHC’s order. However, uncertainty still...

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UAE provides much-needed economic relief to Pakistan

UAE provides much-needed economic relief to Pakistan

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed has agreed to roll over the existing loan of $2 billion and provide an additional $1 billion loan to Pakistan in a meeting with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb announced Thursday. The prime minister hold talks with the UAE president in Abu Dhabi today with a...

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Saudi Arabia mulls increasing investments, deposits to Pakistan

Saudi Arabia mulls increasing investments, deposits to Pakistan

The Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) on Monday ordered the Saudi Development Fund to study increasing Saudi investments and deposits in Pakistan to $15 billion. According to the KSA’s official news agency, the crown prince and premier MBS issued instructions to consider increasing the number of deposits in the State Bank...

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