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Chief Justice and Army chief hinted at delay in elections in Pakistan

Ansar Abbasi ISLAMABAD: Two key state functionaries — Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar and army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa — have recently hinted at a possible delay in Elections 2018, however the authority concerned, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), does not see any sound reason for polls’ …

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Pakistan Prime Minister put through security check in US

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had to undergo a routine security check at a US airport during a recent visit, an ‘indignity’ that has enraged the Pakistani media amid reports that the Trump administration is considering imposing visa bans and other sanctions on individuals in the Pakistani government. Washington also announced …

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A ” King’s party” in Balochistan is to be announced

QUETTA: A new  Party is being launched in Balochistan. The Provincial Chief Minister, Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo is likely to announce the formation of new political party in Balochistan in Press Conference, on Wednesday. It is learnt here on Tuesday that the “leaders”  after long discussion finalized the name of …

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Trump White House divided over Pakistan: report

WASHINGTON: The Trump White House is divided over how to deal with Pakistan, with some officials favouring a hardline approach and others warning against alienating a nuclear-armed country of 200 million people, the US media reported on Tuesday. The divide — reported by the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine — is reflected in …

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Big powers endorse ‘Afghan-led’ peace effort

TASHKENT: The five permanent members of the United Nations Secu­rity Council and more than a dozen other national delegations declared on Tuesday their support for the peace process in Afghanistan after talks that Taliban did not attend. The more than 20 signatories of a declaration, including the United States, Russia, …

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Punjab University restores admission of 17 Baloch and Pakhtun students

LAHORE: The Punjab University Discipline Committee on Tuesday restored admission of 17 students – 13 from the Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) and four others from Pakhtun and Baloch councils. Up to 12 students were injured when IJT and Pakhtun Council activists had clashed over holding an event in January last. …

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Serious crisis waiting to happen on the eve of 2018 general elections in Pakistan

Zahid Hussain THE countdown has begun. Just two months are left to the end of the five-year term of the National Assembly, and the ensuing elections may well lead to the second democratic transition from one elected government to another. It would certainly be a milestone in the country’s rocky …

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