Archive for August 2018

Fazl calls for PPP candidate to step down from presidential elections

F.P. Report QUETTA: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief and presidential candidate Maulana Fazlur Rehman is still optimistic over his chances in the elections, and said that it will be the opposition’s victory if the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) candidate quits the race. Addressing a press conference after meeting with Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mahmud…

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PTI demands Nadra Chairman’s resignation over RTS malfunction

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Senator Azam Swati demanded immediate dismissal of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Chairman Usman Mobin for his role in malfunctioning of RTS application on poll day. Senator Swati in a press conference held on Friday said that there should be an investigation to ascertain the person or…

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PTI government reduces price of petrol by Rs2.41 for September

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has reduced oil prices by up to 5.6% for September, a change that will take effect from Saturday. It is the government’s first official notification on petroleum products since being elected to power. The price of high-speed diesel (HSD), widely used in the agriculture and transport sectors,…

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LHC dismisses appeals against Sharifs’ sentences in Avenfield properties case

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has dismissed appeals petitions to suspend the sentence of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar in Avenfield reference case on Friday. Justice Shahid Waheed, headed a three member bench, comprising Justice Aatir Mehmood and Justice Shahid Jameel Khan heard…

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11 gunmen killed in Nangarhar operation

Monitoring Desk JALALABAD: At least 11 gunmen were killed and 12 others were arrested in a military operation conducted by Afghan forces in Khogyani district of Nangarhar in province. The local officials told Afghan media outlet that the operation was conducted in Kooz Bahar area on Thursday night. Officials claimed that a Taliban commander was…

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PM Imran Khan to visit Lahore today

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Lahore for the first officials visit on Friday after resuming the office. PM Imran Khan will stay at his residence in Zaman Park and will hold meetings with CM Usman Buzdar and other party leaders. He will discuss the name of candidates for the by-poll due…

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Qureshi, Zarif discusses regional peace

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Muhammad Javad Zarif and discussed regional peace and strengthening relations among the two neighboring countries. Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in Islamabad a day earlier on a two-day visit, Javad Zarif is the first top foreign diplomat…

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Sabbir dropped from Bangladesh’s Asia Cup squad

DHAKA (Agencies): Sabbir Rahman, who faces a hearing with the BCB’s disciplinary committee this weekend, has been left out of Bangladesh’s 16-man squad for the Asia Cup that will be played in September in the UAE. Sabbir’s place was always up for debate given his prolonged run of poor form this year, but the 26-year-old’s…

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Ronaldo tries again for first goal, Inter for first win

MILAN (Agencies): World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo will try again to score his first goal for Juventus and Inter Milan will attempt to secure their first league win of the season in the weekend’s Serie A games. Ronaldo added another prize to his collection on Tuesday when his bicycle kick goal for Real…

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Pak cricket team named for Asia Cup

F.P. Report LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Azhar Ali was axed from the 18-member Pakistan cricket squad named here on Thursday to prepare for the Asia Cup being played from September 15-28 in United Arab Emirates. The national selection committee headed by former Pakistan captain, Inzamam ul Haq after consultations with Captain Sarfraz Ahmad and the…

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