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Polling for NA-120 by-election on Sunday

LAHORE -UNS – Election campaign for the National Assembly constituency NA-120 Lahore-III ended at midnight falling between Friday and Saturday, Dunya News reported. Voting will be held on Sunday (September 17). At least 44 candidates, including Begum Kulsoom Nawaz of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Dr …

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Senate committee approves Election Bill 2017

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Friday approved the Election Bill 2017 and sent it to the Senate for its approval. Senator Javed Abbasi chaired the meeting of the committee at Parliament House here. The committee reviewed Election Bill 2017 clause …

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First section of Havilian-Thakot motorway to be completed by April 2018

ABBOTTABAD-UNS- The 120 kilometer Thakot-Havelian motorway project will be completed in December 2019. According to official sources, the project is being completed at a cost of over 133 billion rupees and 39 kilometre Havelian-Mansehra section will be completed by April next year. The stretch of …

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Bill introduced in NA to extend jurisdiction of SC, IHC to FATA

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid here on Friday introduced a Bill to extend the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Islamabad High Court to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas The Minister said, I am introducing a Bill …

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Who is ECP to issue me contempt notices, asks Imran Khan

What right does Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) have to issue contempt of court notices to me, asked Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan while speaking to the media in Lahore on Friday. “I ask ECP, are you a court of law?” he asked. “Have …

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Majority of APC agrees FATA merger: Fazl, Achakzai raise concern

ISLAMABAD -UNS – All Parties Conference (APC) called by Awami National Party (ANP) on the issue of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) reforms stood divided as Jamiat Ulema Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazl ur-Rehman and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (Pk-MAP) disagreed with the …

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Arrest warrants issued for Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday issued bailable arrest warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan. The warrants were issued in contempt of court case against the PTI chief. Khan is facing the case over his scandalous remarks about the commission. The …

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Govt decides to ban Ansar-ul-Shariah

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says the government has decided to ban Ansar-ul-Shariah, a newly-emerged militant organization. A terrorist from the militant organization was involved in recent gun attack on MQM lawmaker Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan in Karachi. Alleged mastermind of the attack, identified …

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Federal Cabinet approves bill aimed at extending jurisdiction of apex courts to FATA

ISLAMABAD -UNS : As a major step towards mainstreaming of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the federal cabinet on Tuesday approved placing of a bill before the Parliament that seeks to extend jurisdiction of Supreme Court and Islamabad High Court to the tribal areas. The …

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Women’s Parliamentary Caucus takes notice of Honor killing in Karachi

ISLAMABAD -UNS – MNA Shaista Pervaiz Malik has once again showed great concern and anguish regarding the blatant act of honour killing through electrocution of two under-age children, i.e. a 15 years old girl child and a 17 years old boy child in Karachi at …

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