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Imran offers re-election to parties and ECP


ISLAMABAD: As the controversies surrounding last week’s local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa deepen, the provincial ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is finding it difficult to respond in an effective manner. Perhaps this was why a visibly perturbed PTI chief offered on Tuesday to hold re-elections if the contesting political ...

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100,000 Pakistanis lose nationality for being ‘suspect aliens’


LAHORE: About 100,000 Pakistanis have lost their ‘nationality’ as the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has either blocked their computerised national identity cards (CNICs) or refused to renew them because their status was “suspect (alien)”. The Nadra has intensified its exercise to identify ‘aliens’ among the CNIC holders. “The ...

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Who lies beneath Kotli Maqbra?


On the famous GT road, a few kilometers from Gujranwala, a junction “Morr Eminabad” connects to a village that silently seeps the subcontinent’s history and ancient folktales. The town ‘Eminabad’ is home to a number of religiously significant monuments; a Gurdwara, temples and a crumbling mosque all peacefully coexisting. A ...

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Progress on NAP found far from satisfactory


ISLAMABAD: The government reluctantly conceded on Wednesday that the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) was faltering. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presided over a meeting held to look into issues relating to implementation of NAP — the 21-point counter-terrorism strategy, that was put in place through a strong political ...

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