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PPP, PSP, TLP battle for supremacy in NA-246 Karachi

Lyari has been the Pakistan Peoples Party’s stronghold in Karachi for decades and this year, party chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will be contesting from the area.  Bilawal will stand for the national seat from NA-246 Lyari and will go up against Allama Bilal Saleem Qadri of the Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan ...

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Karachi’s political powerhouses to fight for NA-247

Artwork: Obair Khan One of the most hotly contested seats for the National Assembly is NA-247 Karachi South II, which is made up of Defence, Clifton Cantonment Board, Saddar, Karachi Cantonment and Arambagh. NA-247 is made up of areas previously in NA-250. Each party has fielded political powerhouses for the ...

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Pakistan’s State Bank devalues currency: Bloomberg

Bloomberg News is reporting that the State Bank of Pakistan has devalued the rupee by about 5 percent, according to four foreign-exchange traders. The rupee was trading at 121.5 to a dollar, the traders said, asking not to be identified since they are not authorized to speak to the media. (This is ...

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After CJ’s one-month deadline, Nawaz Sharif has no lawyer

Former PM Nawaz Sharif. Photo: AFP Former PM Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer, Khawaja Haris, withdrew from representing him in the NAB references against his family on Monday. On Sunday, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered the NAB court to wind up the hearings of all three corruption references against the Sharif ...

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President Mamnoon, Indian PM Modi shake hands at SCO summit

President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday shook hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and had a brief chat with him at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit at Qingdao in China. Amid frosty bilateral relationship, the two leaders shook hands and exchanged pleasantries at the end of the media briefing ...

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Irked by ticket allotment, PTI workers continue Banigala siege

Enraged workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf continued their protest outside Imran Khan’s Banigala residence in Islamabad against what they called ‘unfair distribution’ of the party’s election tickets, SAMAA TV reported. The protest entered its second day today (Sunday), with PTI leadership seriously contemplating to address the supporters’ concerns. Dozens of workers ...

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