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LHC approves contempt petition against Punjab CM for hearing

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- The Lahore High Court on Saturday admitted a petition filed by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) seeking a contempt of court proceeding against the Punjabgovernment for failing to make the Model Town’s inquiry report public. The petition comes two days after a single-judge bench of the Lahore High Court directed the Punjab government to release the inquiry report of Justice

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IHC issues written order for suspension of Imran’s arrest warrant

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Saturday issued 1-page written order suspending arrest warrant of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan issued by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in contempt of court proceedings. A larger bench, headed by Justice Aamir Farooq, comprising Justice Miangul Hussan Aurangzeb and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani suspended the orders, while hearing of

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IHC approves Kh Asif disqualification petition for hearing

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- After the Finance Minister, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif is in hot waters as Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday approved a Khawaja Asif disqualification petition for hearing. The petition is based on the fact that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Khawaja Asif holds UAE Iqama (work permit) and therefore he should also be disqualified

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Air Chief says PAF, armed forces root out terrorism from country

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman has highlighted PAF’s pivotal role in the fight against terrorism, saying that PAF, in synergy with armed forces, has successfully rooted out the menace of terrorism from the country. Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Sohail

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Pakistan unveils 16-man squad for Sri Lanka test series

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- Ahmad Shehzad and Mohammad Rizwan have been dropped as Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday unveiled 16-man squad for two-match test series against Sri Lanka. Chief Selector Inzamamul Haq made the announcement here at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Saturday. Sarfraz Ahmad would lead the test team whereas Asad Shafique would assist him. Against the backdrop of conditions

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Nawaz Sharif will stay as PML-N party president: Saad Rafique

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Reacting to the approval of Electoral Reforms Bill 2017 in Senate, Saad Rafique made it clear that Nawaz Sharif will stay as the party president of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The federal minister for Pakistan Railways took to Twitter on Friday saying the ex-PM will be reinstated as party head after the legislation.

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Electoral reforms bill approval in Senate paves way for Nawaz as PML-N head

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Senate passed Electoral Reforms Bill 2017 after lawmakers discussed their reservations on Section 203. The bill has already been approved by the National Assembly. Approval of the bill will not only introduce new policies for the 2018 general election but also pave the way for sacked premier Nawaz Sharif to become president of Pakistan

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Gazeen Marri arrested at Quetta airport on his arrival after 18 years

QUETTA (Sarzameen News)- Police officers on Friday have arrested Baloch leader Nawabzada Gazeen Marri, who arrived in Pakistan after an 18-year self-imposed exile, at Quettaairport. Gazeen Marri, son of Baloch politician Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, is alleged of treason and killing Justice Nawaz Marri. He was also wanted in various cases pertaining to anti-state accusations. On the occasion, stern security

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World Bank approves $114 million to support TDPs in FATA

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- The World Bank has approved $114 million to significantly expand support for families affected by militancy-related violence, improve child healthcare and establish systems for emergency response safety net delivery in the affected areas of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The World Bank approved a $75 million credit for the original FATA Temporarily Displaced Persons

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Report on Model Town killings holds no legal value: Talal Ch

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Following the court orders of releasing Justice Baqar Najafi’s Commission Report into killings of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers in Lahore’s Model Town, State Minister for Interior Affairs Talal Chaudhry on Friday said that there is no legal value of the commission report. He was talking to journalists when he asserted that the commission report compiled to

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