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Former PM Abbasi received with “Go Shahid Go” chants in his constituency

RAWALPINDI: Voters chanted “Go Shahid Go” as former Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited his constituency NA-71 to address a public meeting as part of the election campaign. A number of voters deeply disappointed by the outcome of the last five years rule of the PML-N, have refused to vote again for the same candidate. Abbasi is contesting as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was rejected as the preferred candidate by the residents of Kotli Sattian stating his alleged incompetence.…

Election 2018: NAB decides not to arrest election candidates till polling day

ISLAMABAD: Several election candidates have breathed a sigh of relief as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday decided to put off the arrests in graft probes after polling day of July 25. A meeting of the executive board of the accountability watchdog, presided by NAB chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal, decided to defer the arrests. However, those who have already been arrested will not be released. “NAB has ... no link with the election or politics” said a press release issued by the headquarters of…

Electoral scrutiny: SBP, PTCL declare numerous bigwigs defaulters

ISLAMABAD: The scrutiny of nomination papers has brought several political big shots into hot water who were aspiring to be election candidates for 2018 general elections. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has pronounced more than 100 elections candidates as its defaulter whereas, 1514 candidates are declared nonpayers by Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) during the scrutiny process of nomination papers which was initiated on June 12. The defaulters' list issued by SBP, which has reportedly been sent to…