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Polling for reserved seat for woman remains peaceful in Sialkot SIALKOT: Polling remained peaceful, transparent and impartial for elections on five reserved seats of female members of Municipal Corporation Sialkot here on Tuesday.As six female candidates were contesting for these five reserved seats.The chairmen of all 24 urban union councils of Sialkot city cast their votes during the election.The PML-N candidates on all the reserved seats of labour, youth councillors, technocrat and non-Muslims already have been elected unopposed on these seats.Polling was also held for elections of members of Zila Council Sialkot on 15 reserved seats for female members, three seats for Kissan councillors, one seat of youth councillor, five seats of non-Muslim members.PML-N President Sialkot District Idrees Ahmed Bajwa was already elected as member of Zila Council Sialkot on reserved seat of technocrat.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Asif reposes complete trust in SC over Panama case ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has expressed complete trust in Supreme Court over Panama Papers case.Talking to media outside Supreme Court here Tuesday, he said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has presented himself for accountability at every forum including Parliament and Judiciary.To a question, he said it is for the Supreme Court to decide about credibility of the evidence presented by the parties.Khawaja Saad Rafiq who was also present on the occasion said the proceedings on ...

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PTI should accept defeat after verdict of Supreme Court: Khawaja Asif SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Defence, Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Saturday said the PTI and other opponents should accept their political defeat after the Supreme Court's verdict in his favour. The apex court had vindicated the decision of people of his constituency, he said while addressing a big public meeting held at Saahowala-Sambrial here, adding the Election Commission Tribunal had also given its decision in his favour in this case. The minister said: ...

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PP-78 bypolls: PML-N awards party ticket to Nasir Ansari JHANG: Pakistan Muslim League-N has awarded the party ticket to Azad Nasir Ansari for by-election in PP-78 constituency, to be held on Dec 1.By-election is being held on the seat, vacated by disqualification of Rashda Yaqub by Supreme Court of Pakistan.Azad Nasir told the media that he was awarded party ticket after complete negotiations with all party circles.He said he would try his best to come up to expectations of his party leadership.Copyright APP (Associated ...

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Govt backs SC decision regarding NA 110 ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Privatization Muhammad Zubair said on Thursday that decision of Supreme Court in favor of Khawaja Asif regarding NA 110 has proved the credibility of our senior leader.Talking to private news channel, Muhammad Zubair has said that election commission tribunal had also given the same decision earlier.He said that NA 110 has been a disputed constituency since the general elections and this decision has made it transparent now."PTI should accept this decision ...

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Pakistan looks forward to work with new leadership in US: FO ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday said as the country maintained a good and comprehensive relationship with the United States for the last several decades, it looked forward to work with the new US leadership for mutual benefit."Our comprehensive relations date back to several decades. It will remain our endeavor to further strengthen these relations, and we look forward to work with new leadership in US for mutual benefit," Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told a weekly press ...

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Iqbal's vision guides about ensuring democratic norms: PM ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said the ideology of national poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal demands ensuring democratic norms in the country to transform it into an Islamic welfare state.In his message on the birth anniversary of Allama Iqbal, the Prime Minister said it is the joint responsibility of the government and the people to contribute for national development in accordance with Iqbal's ideology.The Prime Minister said, "Iqbal is a luminous star at ...