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Daily Archives: August 8, 2018

Rigging allegations: Opposition parties protest outside ECP office

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Pakistan Alliance for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFE), an amalgam of 11 political parties formed against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), are protesting outside Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) office, against alleged rigging in General Elections 2018. Leaders of opposition parties including Ahsan Iqbal, Pervez Rasheed, Zahid Hamid, ...

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SC suspends LHC verdict of vote recount in NA-131

LAHORE (Muslim Times) – Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday has suspended Lahore High Court’s (LHC) verdict of vote recount in an important constituency NA-131. During the proceeding on the appeal of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan against the decision, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar said that ...

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Bench hearing Sharif family’s plea against Avenfield verdict dissolved

ISLAMABD (Muslim Times) – A bench, hearing ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar’s plea against their sentences in Avenfield reference, has dissolved today (Wednesday). The three-member full bench was dissolved after Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza excused himself from hearing the petitions due to ...

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SC reopens Nandipur power case, hearing on Thursday

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday reopened Nandipur Power case whose hearing is scheduled to be held tomorrow. The court issued notices to federal government, Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco), Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and all other parties. During the hearing, Chief Justice Mian Saqib ...

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Zulfi Bukhari’s name placed on ECL over NAB’s request

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – The interior ministry on Wednesday placed the name of Zulfi Bukhari on Exit Control List (ECL) on the request of National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Bukhari is a close aide to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, and was in charge of Mr Khan’s campaign in NA-53. ...

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Saudi air raids kill more civilians in southwest Yemen

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Saudi Arabian warplanes have carried out fresh strikes against northwestern Yemen, killing seven civilians, mostly women and children. The attacks targeted Amran Province’s Harf Sufyan District on Wednesday, Yemen’s al-Masirah television reported, adding that three children and two women were among the victims. Separately, Yemeni sharpshooters ...

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Death toll in Lombok quake hits 131, more than 156,000 displaced

MATARAM, Indonesia (AFP) – The death toll from a shallow 6.9-magnitude earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen above 130, officials said Wednesday, with some 156,000 forced from their homes. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake triggered panic among locals and tourists on Lombok on Sunday, just a week after ...

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