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National Assembly legislation paves way for timely elections

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday passed the 24th Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 by a 242-1 vote, paving the way for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to carry out fresh delimitation of constituencies ahead of the next general elections on the basis of provisional census data. In a major …

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Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistani and US military commanders blamed each other on Thursday for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism. The two-day visit of United States Central Command (Centcom) Commander Gen Joseph Votel, in which he held a series of meetings with senior Pakistani military commanders, including Army Chief Gen …

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Probe report on Buleda killings to be shared with public: Iqbal

LAHORE: Interior Mini­s­ter Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday that Afghanis­tan’s soil was being used to carry out terrorist attacks in Balo­chistan in a bid to sabotage the China-Pakis­tan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) project. Speaking at the 24th convocation of the University of Engineering and Techno­logy (UET) here, he said India was …

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Sharif’s plea against NAB references rejected

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar upheld on Thursday the Supreme Court registrar office’s decision to return an appeal by disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif moved to seek a declaration that the National Accountability Bureau’s multiple corruption references against the latter were illegal. The appeal was taken up by the …

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National Assembly passes fresh delimitation bill

National Assembly passed the crucial Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 on Thurs­day which seeks fresh delimitation of constituencies ahead of the upcoming general elections on the basis of provisional results of the population census. All political parties voted in favour of the amendment with the exception of MNA Jamshed Dasti, who …

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NAB asks interior ministry to put Ishaq Dar's name on ECL

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday requested the Ministry of Interior that it include the name of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on its Exit Control List (ECL). The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by the NAB Chairman, retired Justice Javed Iqbal, a statement issued by the NAB …

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