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PML-Q gives tickets to Sheikhupura candidates

The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid has awarded NA-131 and PP-163 (Shiekhupura district) tickets to Amna Zulfiqar Dhillon and Rana Ejaz Husain, respectively.

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Don’t panic: QWP criticises decision to call army to capital

Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has criticised the move to call in the army to secure the federal capital for three months and said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government made a panicked decision.

“It seems like the government is worried about the August 14 march of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI),” he said in a statement. “We oppose summoning army troops.”

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Tsunami march: Imran threatens to file murder case against PM Nawaz if violence erupts

Tsunami march: Imran threatens to file murder case against PM Nawaz if violence erupts | Pakistan Weekly News | Scoop.it

In sharp criticism of government’s decision to implement Article 245 in Islamabad, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan on Monday threatened to file a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif if violence was used against his party workers during the August 14 rally.

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Security threats: Sindh govt bans pillion riding ahead of Eidul Fitr

Following security threats, the Sindh government have imposed a ban on pillion riding in Karachi till the midnight of August 1.

The ban came into effect on Sunday soon after the home department notification was passed. The ban has been imposed for security reasons. Senior citizens, journalists, women and personnel of the law enforcement agencies are exempted from the ban.

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Polio returns to Balochistan: Toddler’s father says polio vaccine wasn’t refused

Polio returns to Balochistan: Toddler’s father says polio vaccine wasn’t refused | Pakistan Weekly News | Scoop.it

The father of a polio-afflicted toddler claimed on Sunday that he had vaccinated his daughter himself three months ago, scotching reports that he had earlier refused the inoculation.

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Majid Nizami’s Qul held in Lahore

LAHORE: People from various walks of life attended the Qul of veteran journalist and Nawa-i-Waqat Group Chairman Majid Nizami at his residence on Mason Road on Sunday. Ma ...

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Political parties oppose govt move to deploy army in Islamabad

Various political parties have criticised the federal government for its decision to call out the army to secure the federal capital for three months and said it is tantamount to giving an invitation to martial law in the country.

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Key Taliban commander among five killed in Orakzai blast

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A key commander of the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was among five militants killed Thursday night in a blast at a compound in lower Orakzai tribal region.

Official sources said the explosion took place inside a house in Out Mela area of Orakzai agency, destroying the building and killing the five suspected militants inside.

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PML-N tells Imran Khan to focus on KP uplift

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday decided it would celebrate the imminent August as the independence month in the province by involving its workers at the provincial, districts and tehsils levels.

It also criticised Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan for trying to destabilise the democratically-elected federal government and urged him to focus his attention on the development of the province ruled by his party, resolve issues democratically and within parliament.

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Wanted MPA ‘involved in extortion’ as well

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz parliamentarian MPA Rana Shoaib Idrees, wanted by police for attacking a police station and thrashing policemen, is allegedly involved in collection of extortion from textile mills situated in Khurrianwala area, says an intelligence report.

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Month-long Independence Day gala planned

his year’s Independence Day celebrations will be a month-long festive event – including a midnight military parade – that will kick off in August. The government seems to be pulling out all the stops in trying to divert attention away from Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s long march, which is also expected to arrive in Islamabad on August 14. But Mr Rafique refused to acknowledge that the grandiose preparations were, in fact, a response to the PTI’s plans. Earlier, the information minister had announced two weeks of celebrations, but this has now been extended to a full month. 

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Women police station set up in Nawabshah

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A women police station has been established in Nawabshah city in the building of Darul-Aman on Dhamrah Road. The police station would deal with cases related to women and children.

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Young pilot raising funds for education dies in plane crash

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The single-engine plane of 17-year-old American-Pakistani pilot Haris Suleman, who was attempting a world record of travelling around the world in 30 days to raise money for the education of underprivileged children in Pakistan, crashed in the sea on his way from Hawaii to California on Wednesday.

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Gilani questions PM’s S Arabia visit timing

Yousuf Raza Gilani has questioned the timing of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to Saudi Arabia, wondering how the premier could leave the country in the middle of a war.

"One wonders how the prime minister can leave the country at a time when it is in the middle of a war," the former prime minister said.

Talking to Dawn here on Wednesday, Mr Gilani said: "It is understandable that he (Mr Sharif) has gone to perform a ritual (Umra), but Pakistan needs him more at this time as he has a lot of responsibility being the country’s premier," he said.

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August 14 protest: Reach D-Chowk at any cost, says PTI to workers

August 14 protest: Reach D-Chowk at any cost, says PTI to workers | Pakistan Weekly News | Scoop.it

While advising party workers to finalise their arrangements for the August 14 Azadi March, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership has called upon its followers to take part in the protest ‘at all costs’.

“We have advised all our workers and supporters to breach any obstacles laid out before them and reach D-Chowk on August 14 at any cost,” PTI Additional Secretary General Saifullah Niazi announced following a meeting of the party’s coordination committee in Islamabad on Sunday.

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PML-N is absolutely shell-shocked over PTI’s Azadi March: Imran Khan

PML-N is absolutely shell-shocked over PTI’s Azadi March: Imran Khan | Pakistan Weekly News | Scoop.it

LAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan warned that the government would trigger the sanguinary revolution if it hindered the course of peaceful protest, asserting that the Freedom March on August 14 would not stop at any cost. Imran Khan added that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz

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National unity in Balochistan: Zestful Independence Day celebrations planned

National unity in Balochistan: Zestful Independence Day celebrations planned | Pakistan Weekly News | Scoop.it

As Pakistanis gear up to commemorate the 67th year of the country’s independence, authorities in Balochistan, including the military, plan to mark the day with befitting celebrations throughout the province.

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KARACHI: Three Rangers personnel killed

During the last 24-hour three Ranger’s personnel have been gunned down in different areas of Karachi.

Unidentified armed men riding of motor bike opened fire...

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One killed, dozen injured in Quetta market blast

QUETTA: One person was killed and at least 13 people were injured in a bomb explosion at the busy Sharah-e-Iqbal (Kandahari Bazaar), a bustling locality of the city, on Sunday.Scores of people were busy shopping in the area for the Eid. “The bomb was planted near a shoe shop. At least 13

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Fata committee wants free movement for IDPs

Represen­ta­tives of almost all mainstream political parties have urged the federal government to allow free movement of internally displaced people (IDPs) of North Waziristan in all parts the country.

The demand was made by members of the Joint Committee on Fata Reforms which met here on Thursday to review the condition of around one million IDPs living in camps in Bannu because of the ongoing military operation Zarb-i-Azb against Taliban in North Waziristan.

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Jail warden accuses boss of harassment

A woman warden of the Central Jail Peshawar on Thursday accused the prison superintendent and his son of subjecting her to harassment and sexual advances.

Shahzadi Rabia told reporters at the Peshawar Press Club that she was transferred to Charsadda, Mardan, Swat and other places during the five years service for refusing to give in to the ‘demands’ of her boss.

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Imran says his march will be a decisive battle

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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan stated here on Thursday that his party’s ‘Azadi March’ would not be a 20-20 match but a series of Test matches.

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CDGR approves Rs10 billion budget

The City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) on Thursday approved its annual budget worth Rs10.036 billion for the financial year 2014-15 with Rs275 million allocated for development projects.

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Footprints: Sindh hardens its heart

Niaz Kalani of the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) is in the middle of an intense speech as he criticises and shames the elected representatives of Sindh for acting irresponsibly. In the sweltering noon heat, a motley group of people belonging to the Sindh Bachayo Committee (SBC) listen to him either sitting or squatting on red mats spread on the left lane of the main National Highway across the Bin Qasim bypass in Hyderabad. The area surrounding the sit-in seems festive, as a group of lawyers affiliated with the Progressive Lawyers Forum have also joined the protest. Sitting beside other SBC members, Asadullah Shah says: “As a people we have our sympathies with the IDPs but as part of a province our reservations are quite clear. The worsening law and order situation in Karachi, along with the ailing economy of the province in general, is reflective of the growing disparity across Sindh. Allowing unregistered IDPs anywhere is the biggest mistake a government can make.” 

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Karachi: Senior lawyer shot dead in ‘sectarian’ attack

Karachi: Senior lawyer shot dead in ‘sectarian’ attack | Pakistan Weekly News | Scoop.it

A senior lawyer was gunned down in a suspected sectarian attack in Gulshan-i-Iqbal on Wednesday noon, according to police officials.

Syed Mubarak Raza Kazmi, 60, was buying fruit from his Mehran car at a bazaar in Block-13-D near Mir Ali Chowki when four gunmen riding two motorcycles attacked him.

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FDMA needs Rs2.5bn for displaced persons

The Fata Disaster Management Authority needs around Rs2.6 billion for providing CASH and relief goods to the internally displaced persons of North Waziristan Agency, say the relevant officials.

According to the officials, the FDMA has requested the federal state and frontier region (Safron) ministry to release Rs2.59 billion to pay cash and offer relief goods and basic facilities of life, including health services, to IDPs during August and September.

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