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Adjourned: Election tribunal to hear PTI MPA disqualification case tomorrow

RAWALPINDI:  An election tribunal on Monday scheduled the hearing of a petition seeking the disqualification of a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) provincial parliamentarian for Wednesday. The petition was filed by former member of provincial assembly (MPA) Ziaullah Shah against PTI MPA from PP-11 Raja Rashid Hafeez on the grounds that the latter had allegedly concealed assets and had defaulted on loans. ...

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Results challenged: Education board barred from holding ceremony

ISLAMABAD:  The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday restrained the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) from holding an  awards distribution ceremony of position holders which was scheduled for September 26.   IHC Chief Justice Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi issued the restraining order in response to petitions filed by two students who had challenged the criteria for ...

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Emergency services: Capital to have its own Rescue 1122 service

ISLAMABAD:  The capital is all set to have a new federal government-funded emergency service patterned on Punjab’s Rescue 1122. Sources have revealed that Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is said to be behind the idea of an emergency service which will cover urban areas fall under the Capital Development Authority (CDA) as well as rural areas under the control ...

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Mexico seeks woman bus-driver killer

Mexican police investigating two bus drivers’ murders last week in Ciudad Juarez examine claims the killer wanted to avenge sexually abused women.

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Recovering ill-gotten money: NAB seeks access to Tauqeer Sadiq’s bank account in UAE

ISLAMABAD: The country’s corruption watchdog is in the process of initiating a Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) agreement with the UAE government hoping to recover over a hundred million rupees of alleged corruption money amassed by former chairman Ogra in secret bank accounts. Tauqeer Sadiq, who is under physical remand, was brought back to the country from the UAE on the orders ...

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By-polls: Election in DI Khan on September 18

ISLAMABAD:  The election authorities have set September 18 as the new date for polling in NA-25 Dera Ismail Khan in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (K-P) where by-election were postponed due to security reasons. Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday notified new date for poll. A day earlier August 22 general elections, when 41 constituencies went in for by-polls, elections were postponed ...

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China sacks top economic official

China sacks Jiang Jiemin, a top official responsible for overseeing state-owned companies, amid a corruption probe, Chinese media say.

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Ephedrine case: Seven accused to be indicted on Sept 18

RAWALPINDI:  Control of Narcotics Substances Court (CNSC) on Monday fixed September 18 as the date for indictment of seven people accused in ephedrine quota case. The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) investigators submitted in the court complete challans, which the CNSC Special Judge Arshad Mehmood Tabbasum handed over to the accused. The seven accused include Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) ...

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Life inside a box: Dreams swept away

SUKKUR:  Zahid Mian, a labourer who toils all day to make large steel ‘dowry’ boxes, has seen business flounder – all because of the recent flooding. “Residents of katcha areas order these boxes a lot,” he says, adding that people from these areas prefer these to suitcases. “It is a custom in rural Sindh to give these boxes, small and ...

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Syria conflict: China warns against unilateral military action

BEIJING:  China said on Monday it was seriously concerned about any unilateral military action against Syria after US President Barack Obama delayed a military response to last month’s chemical weapons attack near Damascus until after a congressional vote. The United States has explained to China its evidence on chemical weapons use in Syria, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said ...

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Two NA seats: Thumb impressions to be verified

ISLAMABAD:  In what will determine the authenticity of this year’s electoral exercise, election tribunals have asked the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to verify thumb impressions on ballot papers in an attempt to establish whether any fake votes were cast on May 11. Talking about the development, sources in Nadra told The Express Tribune that the authority had received ...

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