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MQM asks Ishratul Ibad to resign as Sindh governor

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has officially asked Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad to resign from his post after “failing to take appropriate measures to safeguard the party’s political character.” Addressing a press conference on Monday, MQM leader Farooq Sattar laid out a list of grievances with the governor, primarily ...

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SC suspends election tribunal verdict on NA-125, PP-155

  ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday suspended the decision of an election tribunal which ordered re-election in Lahore’s NA-125 and PP-155 constituencies. Last week, the tribunal had found irregularities in NA-125 and PP-155 after which the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had denotified the Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique. ...

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Missing persons

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TO his credit, the chief minister of Balochistan, Abdul Malik Baloch, continues to be a leader who speaks relatively candidly on issues few politicians are willing to discuss openly. But when the admission is about total failure on the missing persons’ front, candidness offers cold comfort. Speaking at a book ...

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Imran’s ‘war on three fronts’

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ISLAMABAD: Despite winning his battle with the government over the formation of a judicial commission to investigate alleged rigging in the 2013 elections and securing some vindication following Khawaja Saad Rafique’s de-seating by an election tribunal, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is still surrounded by intrigue, which some party ...

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Yasir-Shah-spins

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DHAKA: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah picked up four wickets on the fourth morning to take Pakistan a step closer to a series-clinching victory in the second and final Test in Dhaka on Saturday. Bangladesh, who resumed their second innings at 63/1 chasing an improbable target of 550, tottered to 177/8 at ...

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Absence of women voters in by-poll

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NOT one woman, not one single woman out of 47,280 registered women voters exercised her right to vote. The apparently hugely successful boycott by the women in Lower Dir of the by-election in the PK-95 constituency on Thursday is the most significant fact that emerged from that electoral contest. The ...

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On The Side – Humour Build / Unbuild / Build

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There’s an old saying in Lahore, “When life gives you lemons, make an underpass.” Alright, fine, it’s not an old saying. Actually, it’s not a saying at all. It just appears to be the central philosophy of the Government of Punjab when it comes to ruling Lahore. His Excellency the ...

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