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Imran devastated KP, Nawaz brought prosperity to country: Shehbaz Sharif

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ATTOCK: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif said on Thursday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s provincial government devastated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while former prime minister Nawaz Sharif brought prosperity to the country.

Addressing a rally the former Punjab chief minister said that a high turnout of the people has proven that July 25 will be the date for the party.

Shehbaz told the participants of the rally that their leader Nawaz Sharif is in Adiala Jail with her daughter and he returned back to the country not for his personal interest but for the nation.

“Nawaz did nuclear tests despite bearing threats,” he said. “We produced 11,000 MW electricity in five years.”


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Federal cabinet approves amendment in Election Act 2017

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ISLAMABAD: The interim federal cabinet on Wednesday approved an amendment to the Election Act 2017, which restricts the number of judges in the election tribunal by two.

In a meeting chaired by interim Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk, the meeting reviewed matters related to transparency in the election, and approved the amendment to constitute election tribunals to tackle complaints regarding rigging.

The cabinet approved amendment in the sub-clause 3 of Clause 6 of the act.

The tribunal members will be appointed with approval by the relevant chief justice of the high court, to tackle complaints regarding national and provincial assemblies as well as Senate.

The clause at the moment allows the appointment of three or more judges, and could present a problem in resolving the complaints in the stipulate time period of 120 days due to the unavailability of more than two judges.

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Over 7,000 Pakistani pilgrims reach Saudi Arabia for Hajj

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ISLAMABAD: Over 7,000 Pakistani Hajj pilgrims have so far reached Madina Munawwara for the annual pilgrimage through 40 hajj flights.

According to an official of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, as many as 393 intending pilgrims have reached Makkah Mukarma. They would leave for Madina Munawwara after performing umrah and staying for 8 days. Pakistani pilgrims have been provided resident facilities at Markazia areas of Madina.

The Hujjaj were being transported to Suadi Arabia from ten gateways including Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Multan, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Rahimyar Khan and Sukkur.

As many as 179,210 would perform the sacred religious ceremony this year. All pilgrims male and female have been asked to affix a Pakistan flag at their `Ahrams’ for identification.

Female pilgrims should carry at least two `Abayas’ preferably black colour.

Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has established facilitation counters in the Hajj directorates to provide round the clock services intending Hujjaj.

The Hujjaj were being provided three times meal a day at their respective building in Makkah, Madinah and Mina.

They were being provided round the clock transport facilities for Haram Sharif to their respective building and vice versa.

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Punjab once again echoing with Bhutto’s slogans: Kaira

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Punjab Chapter President Qamar Zaman Kaira Thursday said Punjab is once again echoing with the slogans of Bhutto with a completely changed political scenario.

In a statement, he said Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has presented comprehensive agenda for the welfare of the masses at gross-root level in its party manifesto.

However, the opponents lack any welfare programme for the common people in their manifestos and their faces reflect disappointment, he said.

PTI chief Imran Khan is habitual of taking U-turns and change 13 statements in a minute. What will be the future of the country if he comes to power? he questioned.

Qamar Zaman Kaira said Shehbaz Sharif has deceived his own brother Nawaz Sharif in his tough time.

He said, “We will purify the politics from dictators and strengthen democratic institutions in the country.”

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Kashmiris observe Accession to Pakistan Day Thursday

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MUZAFFARABAD: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world have observed 71st Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan Day on Thursday with a renewed pledge to continue struggle till achieving right to self-determination and the whole State’s accession to Pakistan.

The day was observed to commemorate the resolution adopted at the platform of All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference in Srinagar on 19th July, 1947 demanding Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan in accordance with the Partition Plan, two-nation theory and the aspirations of the people of the territory.

To highlight its significance, the day was declared a public holiday with seminars, rallies and functions scheduled taking place across the state.

The main function of the day was arranged in Muzaffarabad, the capital of AJK.

Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners were directed by AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider to observe the day with national zeal and fervor to convey a strong message to the international community that Pakistan is incomplete without accession of whole Kashmir to it.

Special programmes including seminars, conferences and rallies were the hallmark of the Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan Day throughout Azad Jammu Kashmir, occupied Jammu and Kashmir and in other parts of the world. The Kashmiris strengthened and promoted the ideology of accession of entire Jammu Kashmir state to Pakistan.

The historic resolution was unanimously passed by the people of the Muslim-dominated state in a meeting of the All Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference held at the residence of Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, the founder president of AJK this day in 1947 at Aabi Guzer in Srinagar.

They demanded the then Dogra rulers materialise the accession of the Jammu Kashmir state to Pakistan honoring the decision and the categorical viewpoint of the majority population of the Muslim-majority Jammu & Kashmir state.

The people of Jammu Kashmir state launched the struggle under the spirit of the resolution for the liberation of their motherland from the Dogra rule and later from the unlawful and forcible hold of Indian imperialism. The freedom struggle by Jammu & Kashmir people continues with full vigor for over 70 years.

The liberation movement has attained momentum after the people of Indian occupied Jammu Kashmir stood up launching their indigenous struggle against the long subjugation over their motherland.

Special ceremonies were held in all small and major towns and cities of Azad Jammu Kashmir during the Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan week.

In Mirpur, a rally was staged from District Courts premises by various social, political, traders, and public representative organizations. The rally was followed by mass public meeting participated by the people of all walks of life from various parts of the city to reiterate complete solidarity with the people of Pakistan.

The city was decorated with the banners bearing slogans of the Kashmiris’ deep-rooted love and affection with Pakistan, continuation of struggle for liberation of occupied Kashmir.

Speakers at a round table conference organized by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference AJK chapter in Islamabad said that by passing the resolution of Accession to Pakistan, the Kashmiris had expressed their feelings and aspirations about future of Jammu and Kashmir.

They said that the Kashmiris were not only fighting for their freedom but also for the completion of Pakistan.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, and the Acting Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, Abdul Ahad Parra, in their statements in Srinagar said 19th July is an important day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir as seventy-one years ago on this day, the Kashmiris attached their future with Pakistan.

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Maulana Samiul Haq hails US direct talks offer to Taliban

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AKORA KHATTAK: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami head and Difa-e-Pakistan Council Chairman Maulana Samiul Haq has welcomed the United States offer of direct talks with the Afghan Taliban.

In a statement issued from Darul Uloom Haqqania in Akora Khattak town of the Nowshera district, the JUI-S chief said the announcement by General John Nicholson who is commanding the US forces in Afghanistan that he was ready for direct talks with Taliban was a welcome move.

“The United States should not take back the offer of direct talks with Taliban as the regional peace is linked to the latter who are the biggest military and political power,” he said in the statement pointing out that, according to the general, US President Donald Trump also wished the talks.

The Afghan Taliban, on the other hand, have termed the talks offer an important development. They wished the US should give a proper formal shape to the offer. Maulana Samiul Haq said it was the first time that the US had taken a practical step in the form of the very offer which was based on facts.

The JUI-S chief said talks between the two parties was the only way to restore peace in Afghanistan and the region. He said there was a need for finding a way for honorable US pullout from Afghanistan.

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Pakistan’s tallest woman Zainab Bibi dies at 46

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FAISALABAD: Pakistan’s tallest woman, Zainab Bibi, passed away in Faisalabad at the age of 46.

Former record holder of the ‘world’s tallest woman’ in Guinness Book of World Record, Zainab Bibi was admitted to Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital for last couple of months.

Zainab Bibi got fame in 1998 when she appeared in TV program and later in 2003 she was declared world’s tallest woman by Guinness Book of World Record.

She had visited 15 countries, including the UK, France, Germany and Saudi Arabia. She made earnings through public appearances in the country and abroad.

Funeral prayers of Zainab Bibi will be offered in his ancestral village.

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People to reject PML-N in upcoming polls: Pervaiz Elahi

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GUJRAT: Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has criticized the PML-N leaderships for trying to creating political havoc in the country and adding that people will not welcome the Nawaz Sharif’s narrative in the upcoming general elections.

This he said while addressing to a public meeting in Gujrat. Former chief minister of Punjab, Pervaiz Elahi said that Sharif family ruled the country for years but all their activities were to please and benefit India.

He also criticized the ruler for importing the vegetables from India and declares it that such kind of approach will destroy our local farming community.

Pervaiz Elahi further said that the PML-N government gave the gift of inflation to the poor people of Pakistan. He said that the dollar reached all-time high of Rs128 due to wrong policies of former rulers.

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PSP to form next government in Sindh: Mustafa Kamal

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HYDERABAD: Chief of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), Mustafa Kamal has said that his party will clean sweep in the upcoming general elections to form government and it will open doors of development in the Sindh province.

This he said while inaugurating a party election office at Latifabad Unit-9 area of the city on late Wednesday night. Kamal said that the PSP would form the provincial government with its chief minister Sindh.

Regarding the political rivals, PSP chief alleged that both MQM and PPP had usurped the rights of the people of Sindh and looted the national exchequer with both hands as a result they drastically lost popularity among the masses.

Kamal further added that the citizens of Hyderabad could not be made fool with false slogan and they would now elect PSP candidates with thumping majority.

He said PSP leadership had raised voice for rights of people at the time when minimum punishment for telling truth was death set by those who enjoyed perks and privileges at the cost of the nation.

Mustafa Kamal was accompanied by PSP President Anees Kaimkhani on the occasion.



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PTI worker injured in firing incident

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KARACHI: Police has said that a worker of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was injured in a firing incident in Quaidabad area of Karachi late Wednesday night.

Police told media outlet that PTI worker Rehmat Ali was injured when shots were fired at a PTI office located near Daud Chowrangi and adding that the firing was perpetrated by a member of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Anwar Ali, who fled after the shooting.

A submachine gun and two magazines were recovered from the site of the incident.

The injured worker was taken to a hospital for medical attention.

Earlier on Wednesday, another incident of violence was reported from the federal capital where a scuffle broke out between workers of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and the law enforcement agencies.