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ECP seeks written reply of Captain Safdar till August 9 ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday sought a written reply from Member of National Assembly (MNA) Captain (r) Mohammad Safdar till August 9, for concealing assets of his wife, in his nomination papers.A five member bench of the ECP, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice Retired Sardar Ahmed Raza Khan conducted the proceedings of plea filed by Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf Nawabzada Salahuddin for disqualification of Capt. Safdar.During the course hearing, Counsel for Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf apprised the bench that Capt (r) Safdar had not mentioned in his nomination papers the ownership of foreign properties of his wife.He prayed the ECP's bench to disqualify Cap (r) Safdar from seat of National Assembly.Capt (r) Safdar counsel Senator Nehal Hashmi, argued that this petition cannot be heard as all allegations leveled on his client are fake. He asked the bench to dismiss plea on non production of evidences.Copyright APP (Associated Press ...

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2 FC men among 7 injured in Quetta blast QUETTA: Two personnel of the Frontier Corps Balochistan were among seven persons who suffered injuries in a remote controlled bomb blast that hit a vehicle of FC in Sariab bridge area the provincial capital, here on Wednesday night. A spokesman for FC while talking to APP confirmed the incident and said a remote controlled bomb blast hit a patrolling vehicle of FC when it was passing through the area. He added that as a result ...

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Governor summons assembly session KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has summoned the provincial assembly to meet on Friday, July 29 at 3pm at the Assembly building.This was stated in a hand out issued here on Wednesday. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Senate sub-committee to probe irregularities in Levies recruitment ISLAMABAD: The meeting of the sub-committee of the Senate Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions will be held on Thursday.According to the Senate secretariat notice, the agenda before the sub-committee would be to probe into the irregularities in the recruitment process of Federal Levies in Musakhail district.Senator Hidayatullah is convener of the committee while its members are Senator Taj Muhammad Afridi and Senator Haji Momin Khan Afridi.Senator Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar and Senator Sardar ...

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Balochistan inks MOU of 500 MW power plants QUETTA: Balochistan government and Atlantes Groups inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish power plants in Balochistan to generate 500 MW electricity to cater need of electricity in the province. The representatives of the Balochistan government and Atlantes Group put their signature on MOU. The Atlantes Group will use renewable technology to generate electricity in Balochistan. The ceremony held in connection with MOU, here Wednesday was also attended by Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah ...

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Bomb blast in Quetta QUETTA: A powerful bomb blast took place in Sariab area of the provincial capital, here on Wednesday night. According to preliminary information, the police said that blast occured in Sariab bridge area and apparently, an official vehicle was targeted. The rescue teams and law enforcement agencies have rushed to the site.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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CM's message on World Hepatitis Day LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in his message on World Hepatitis Day said that hepatitis was a fatal disease and preventive measures were essential. He said that prevention was better than cure and all out measures should be taken against this disease. He said that there was a need for promoting public awareness against hepatitis. Shehbaz Sharif said that the purpose of observing Hepatitis Day was to inform the people how to protect ...