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  • Imran says businessmen to have say in policy-making

    LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has assured the business community representatives that they would be taken on board in policy-making if his party forms the government after the election...

    Speaking to traders in an event at a hotel earlier on Thursday, he said PTI had envisioned minimising sales and withholding taxes in a bid to attract foreign investment
  • TLY to support brethren where it has no candidate

    LAHORE: The Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) has decided to support its sectarian brethren in the constituencies where its candidates are not contesting and the effort is aimed at avoiding division of ‘religious votes’, says Ashraf Asif Jalali, chief of the Tehreek...

    At a press conference here on Thursday, he listed the candidates the TLY plans to support in the election
  • North Korea, Eritrea lead in modern slavery, Pakistan among top five: report

    NEW YORK: North Korea and Eritrea have the highest rates of enslaved people, said a global survey released on Thursday that focused on the roles of conflict and government repression in modern slavery...

    The Central African nation of Burundi also has a high prevalence of slavery, according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index published by the human rights group Walk Free Foundation (WFF)
  • BRT workers damage gas pipelines

    PESHAWAR: Another main pipeline of SNGPL was damaged by Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) crew in Chamkani area, causing suspension of natural gas supply to many localities here on Thursday...

    According to an official of SNGPL, the 12-inch and 8-inch main supply lines near Zakori Bridge have been damaged, suspending gas supply to GT Road areas from Tarnab to Jinnah Park, Khyber Road, Peshawar walled city, cantonment area, Corps Commander House,...
  • Efforts launched for another ceasefire in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON: The United States and Afghanistan are trying to arrange a second ceasefire with the Taliban over Eidul Azha, diplomatic sources told Dawn...

    In June, an edict by about 3,000 religious scholars led to an unprecedented ceasefire on Eidul Fitr, allowing rival fighters to mingle with each other
  • Bajwa asks troops to strictly follow ECP code of conduct

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed army troops to be deployed at polling stations during coming general elections to follow the code of conduct of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in letter and spirit...

    During a visit to the election support centre of the army on Thursday, the COAS said the army would assist the ECP strictly within the bounds of the given mandate
  • PM orders strict security of political leadership

    LAHORE: Prime Minister retired Justice Nasirul Mulk has called for paying special attention to safety and security of political leadership and general public attending corner meetings during election campaign...

    Presiding over a meeting held at the Governor House here on Thursday to review law and order and measures taken to ensure peace and security regarding the July 25 elections, he stressed the administration should maintain a close...
  • Govt, ECP failed to provide security to candidates: ANP

    PESHAWAR: Awami National Party general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that workers of all the political parties deserve to get foolproof security and level playing field for campaign but the caretaker government and Election Commission of Pakistan have failed to provide security to all the poll candidates...

    He was addressing a news conference at Peshawar Press Club on Thursday
  • Mind your language, ECP tells three politicians

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued notices to chief of his own faction of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Maulana Fazlur Rehman, former National Assembly speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Pervez Khattak for using indecent language during their election campaigns...

    In its notices, the ECP deplored abusive, insolent and derogatory language used against other leaders that...
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