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PTI minister Ziaullah Afridi granted 13-days physical remand

Advertisements PESHAWAR: The Ehtesab Commission court ordered a 13-day physical remand for Ziaullah Afridi on Friday. Advertisements A day after Afridi’ detention, the court has granted a physical remand of the minister for Mines and Minerals. He was arrested over the charges of misusing the authority of his office, of …

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25 petitions seeking new LG elections rejected by PHC

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Friday refuted petitions seeking new local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, considering the petitions non-maintainable. The directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to publicize a new date for re-polling at 256 polling stations in 14 districts. Earlier, a two-member bench of the …

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KP Minister Zia Ullah Afridi detained over corruption charges

PESHAWAR: A provincial minister of Kkyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Ziaullah Afridi, was taken into custody on Thursday over the charges of misusing authority and involving in corruption. The accountability Commission arrested the minister over the allegations of corruption and misusing authority, according to sources. The initial reports from NAB claims that …

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PHC orders to suspend LG re-elections

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Friday issued a notice to the election commission and ordered to suspend the local government re-elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Muhammad Zahid Durrani filed a petition in the high court regarding the suspension of local government re-polling in …

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KP Govt asks Army to conduct LG re-election

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Thursday decided to call out army during local government re-polls to avoid any unlawful situation and ensure rigging free polls. The election is scheduled to be held on July 25 at 356 polling stations in KP. This decision was made in a high-level meeting …

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Re-polling ordered in 250 polling stations as irregularities found in KP

ISLAMABAD: Election establishment have decided to hold fresh polling at hundreds of polling stations in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) that faced large scale irregularities in the May 30 elections.  On Thursday, (ECP) the Election Commission of Pakistan has notified more than 250 polling stations across the province, where re-elections will be held …

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KP police files 1,516 cases of fake CNICs

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police have registered 1,516 cases against those holding fake Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs), said police. Earlier, Inspector General of Police, Nasir Khan Durrani had directed police officers to register cases against those involved in the preparation of fake CNICs. Citing a report, KP police spokesman Riaz …

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NA-19 re-polls: Reham Khan refutes the report claiming her political debut

A report published in a leading news site saying Reham Khan to the candidate for NA-19 constituency in the Haripur re-election. Although the report consists upon quite solid justifications in support of their claim, Reham Khan termed it a fabricated rumour about her. She updated her twitter account by ironically …

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NA-19 Haripur: Supreme Court orders re-elections

ISLAMABAD: The election tribunal of Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday (today) has ordered for re-elections in seven polling stations of NA -19 Haripur after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) alleged the winning party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of rigging last year. Dr Raja Amir Zaman from PTI had won the May …

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Muzaffar Said presented Rs488bn budget for KP

PESHAWAR: Rs488 billion tax free budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16 is announced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly on Monday. KM Finance Minister, Muzaffar Said, who referred the budget as ‘poor-friendly’, presented it in KP Assembly with allocating a greater portion of funds to health and education. The presented budget tells the …

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KPK Budget 2015-16: KPK Assembly to announce education, development focused budget today

PESHAWAR: The government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is going to announce it’s third consecutive provincial budget worth Rs. 472 billion today (Monday). Education sector and development projects are at top priority.  Read also: Muzaffar Said presented Rs488bn budget for KP Provincial Finance Minister Muzaffar Said Advocate will present the budget in …

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Pak-Afghan border: 20 militants killed in air strikes

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: In a short aerial strike carried out by security forces on Saturday, 20 suspected militants were killed in North Waziristan Agency alongside the Pak-Afghan border. As security forces carried out strikes, 20 suspected militants were shot dead while a number of their hideouts were also annihilated. The wild …

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Grenade attack at Mansehra’s Hazara University, 10 students injured: Report

MANSEHRA: At least ten students including one female were injured during a clash between students and security guards at Hazara University’s main campus in Mansehra when an unidentified person used hand grenade. According to eye witnesses, a group of student travelling in Suzuki van started fight with security guards when they …

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North Waziristan gun battle: Seven soldiers got killed

WAZIRISTAN: In a battle between army and militants on Sunday night in North Waziristan, at least seven soldiers shot down alongside the Afghan border. More than 19 militants, including five commanders were also killed during the combat with armed forces. According to a statement by Inter Services Public Relations, 19 …

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