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Imad hopes to recover for England T20s

KARACHI: Budding Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim expressed his disappointment on Friday after a surgery on his injured finger ruled him out of the forthcoming four-match ODI series against England in the UAE. Talking to Dawn from his hometown Islamabad where the 26-year-old Swansea-born cricketer is currently recuperating after undergoing surgery ...

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Several injured in various clashes during polling for LG elections

(Web Desk) – The polling stations at various places turned into a battlefield as supporters of different participating candidates clashed with each other during voting time for first phase of local government elections in Punjab and Sindh. According to details, Fawara Chowk polling station number 11 in Gujrat closed after ...

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Notices issued on plea against amendments to civil servants law

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday directed the provincial government to submit its reply on a petition challenging the amendments to the Sindh Civil Servants Bill that carried legal cover for all appointments, inductions and transfers and postings which were processed on deputation for temporary periods. A two-judge bench ...

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PML-N faces PTI, rebel challenge

LAHORE: The first phase of the much-delayed local body polls gets under way in Punjab on Saturday with more than 20 million voters going to elect their representatives for the third tier of government. Twelve districts — Lahore, Faisal­abad, Nankana Sahib, Gujrat, Bhakkar, Chakwal, Kasur, Pakpattan, Okara, Vehari, Lodhran and ...

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PTI social media activist sent to prison

PESHAWAR: A local court on Friday sent a social media activist of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Qazi Jalal, to the Peshawar Central Prison on judicial remand in a case of vilification of judges of the superior court by tweeting allegations against them. The activist was produced before court of judicial magistrate Mohammad ...

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Quarrels, mismanagement visible in certain districts

LAHORE/KARACHI: Polling is underway in 20 districts of Sindh and Punjab. In many areas long lines were visible when voting starting at 7:30AM on Saturday while in many larger city’s including Lahore voter enthusiasm appeared laid-back. In certain districts voting began with some delay, reports of mismanagement were received from ...

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Islamabad censures Shiv Sena over ‘terrorist’ actions

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan appealed to the international community on Friday to take sharp note of what it called ‘the terrorist activities’ of India’s far-right Shiv Sena in a move likely to exacerbate ties between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. Shiv Sena, an ally of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been in ...

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Monitoring room established in ECP for surveillance of LB polls

ISLAMABAD– A monitoring room has been established in Election CommissionIslamabad for the supervision of first phase of local body elections in Punjab and Sindh today (Saturday). The monitoring room has been established to scrutinize the polling process and timely redress of complaints. Public can register their grievances against the electoral ...

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Sindh, Punjab vote in LG polls after 10 years

KARACHI/LAHORE: Voters lined up outside polling stations as voting for the first phase of the much-delayed local body polls in 20 districts of Sindh and Punjab went underway on Saturday. Polling started at 7.30am and will continue till 5.30pm without any break. In some polling stations, polling began late as ...

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