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Khan gains in Pakistan vote, haggling over government expected

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan’s party was enjoying a late surge of support on Friday, the eve of a landmark election, raising the prospect of a fragmented parliament that could lead to weeks of haggling to form a coalition government. The failure of …

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Army deployed at most sensitive polling stations

WTP REPORT RAWALPINDI: Pakistan military’s top command, on the request of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), has deployed army personnel at most sensitive polling stations.

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Candidates’ demise: Polls on 2 NA, 5 PA seats deferred

BY AMIN KHAN KARACHI : The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has deferred the election on two national assembly and five provincial assembly’s seats after the demise of the nominated candidates. The election on NA-254 seat was postponed after Awami National Party (ANP) candidate, Sadiq …

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Bilawal: Pakistan’s absent dynastic heir

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – At 24, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is too young to run in Pakistan’s general election, but he carries both the hopes of a party and the bloodstained mantle of his family history. He was just 19 and a student at Oxford University when …

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Bilawal: Pakistan’s absent dynastic heir

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – At 24, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is too young to run in Pakistan’s general election, but he carries both the hopes of a party and the bloodstained mantle of his family history. He was just 19 and a student at Oxford University when …

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Main parties halt campaign in honour of Imran

  LAHORE (AFP) – Pakistan s main parties on Wednesday suspended campaigning for weekend polls in honour of politician Imran Khan, who was in hospital with head and back injuries after falling at an election rally. Television footage showed the retired cricket star and head …

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Talal Bugti’s plea to delay polls accepted for hearing

UNS REPORT QUETTA :-Three days ago, Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti has moved a petition in Balochistan High Court, with the request that more than 50,000 people of Bugti tribe had migrated to other areas due to military operation in Dera Bugti and other adjacent areas. …

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Political parties offer protection to minorities

BY TAHIR RANA LAHORE (Traumatised Christians in a Lahore slum where angry Muslims torched more than 100 homes say Pakistan s two largest parties offer the only hope of protection at this week s general election. The Pakistan Muslim League-N of Nawaz Sharif, a man …

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FATA tribesmen embrace historic polls

MICHNI (AFP) – Pakistan’s tribal belt may have been dubbed the world’s most dangerous place by the United States, but enthusiastic tribesmen are defying the Taliban to vote for change at next week’s polls. More than 60 people have been killed in militant attacks targeting …

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Nawaz pledges to end unrest, unemployment

OUR CORRESPONDENT KOT ADDU :Addressing a public gathering on Friday, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif said the country in facing multiple problems and the youth would have to play its role to bring the change. He said that country was prosperous during his government and there …

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