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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Member National Assembly from Karachi, Dr Arif Alvi has said the PTI would not quit any seat from provincial assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa or national assembly until the demands for electoral reforms were accepted and implemented in letter and spirit.

District administration arrested 19 shopkeepers for making encroachments in Ramdas Bazaar and ordered others to make certain limits of their shops. On the special directives of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Peshawar, Syed Zaheer-ul-Islam, Assistant Commissioner, Mumtaz Ahmad has visited Ramdas Bazaar two days before Eid-ul-Fitr.
Independent MNA from Muzaffargarh Jamshed Dasti has announced that he will contest by-polls from NA-176. Talking to media along with leader of Mazdoor Ittehad Group Asghar Baloch, Jamshed Dasti said landlords have made the lives of people miserable and he will rid the people of traditional politicians. He said he will even go to the extent of resigning from his NA-178 seat for his people. He claimed that he has got full support of the masses.
The maiden meeting of the parliamentary committee on electoral reforms is expected to be held on August 6 in which it will elect its chairman. Well placed sources in the government told INP on Friday that Finance Minister Senator Ishaq is likely to be elected chairman of the parliamentary committee. A notification in this regard is expected to be released on August 4.
Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique has said that the month of August is of great importance in the history of Pakistani nation and it will be celebrated as "Independence Month". He said this while addressing a meeting of PML-N workers at Gulberg.
The Radio Pakistan is holding countrywide national songs contests titled "Is Parcham Ke Sai Talay Hum Aik Hain" from Friday as part of its month long Independence Day celebrations. The contests of 50 minutes duration each will be held at 10 radio stations and will be put on air from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm daily, says a Radio Pakistan press release. The first contest will be held at Radio Pakistan Rawalpindi on Friday for which all arrangements have been completed.
With the start of the month of August, celebrations for 68th Independence Day of Pakistan were kicked off in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on Friday. The people have started decorating their houses, buildings, markets, shops and vehicles with national flags, stickers and fancy lights with enthusiasm to express their love with the homeland.


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