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Aamir Liaquat files reply in response to plea against his election victory

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker, Aamir Liaquat Hussain, on Monday filed a reply in the Sindh High Court in response to a petition filed by MQM-Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar challenging the former’s victory in the last year’s general elections, ARY News reported. Sattar had filed a plea with the SHC claiming that the election on his constituency NA-245 were rigged as his polling agents were barred from entering the polling station. The MQM leader’s counsel, Muhammad Akbar, said in the petition that…

Election on two Senate seats from Punjab tomorrow

LAHORE: All is set for by-election on Punjab's two vacant seats of the Senate on Thursday (tomorrow), ARY NEWS reported. As per details, the polling for the vacant senate seats from Punjab province to take place on November 15 (tomorrow). Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf's Waleed Iqbal and Saud Majeed of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) will contest for the general seat while PTI's Semi Ezdi will fight for the reserved seat of women against PML-N's Saira Afzal Tarar. According to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)…

Rigging Probe: Parliamentary committee to meet tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Committee formed to probe alleged rigging in General Elections 2018, will hold its maiden meeting at Parliament House tomorrow, ARY NEWS reported on Tuesday. The meeting to be chaired by the Secretary National Assembly, will elect chairman of the probe committee. It may be recalled that the government has already nominated Defence Minister, Pervez Khattak as the chairman of the parliamentary committee, probing alleged rigging in General Elections 2018. On October 15. the government announced…

Pakistan regains membership of two key UN bodies  

DUBAI: Pakistan on Monday won a four year term  for the Administrative Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) during elections held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to a statement released by the ministry, Pakistan was one of the 13 countries elected to this important body from Asia and Australasia region. Pakistan secured 155 out of a total of 177 votes cast. Pakistan's re-election to this council demonstrates a strong vote of confidence of the international community in Pakistan's…

Punjab Assembly to vote for two vacant seats of senate on Nov 15

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Assembly to vote for two vacant seats of senate on November 15, reads schedule announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday (today). ECP declared both seats vacant after de-notifying two PML-N senators – Haroon Akhtar and Sadia Abbasi over dual nationality – in light of a Supreme Court verdict. As per details, polling for the two senate seats to take place on November 15, in Punjab Assembly without any break from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm, whereas nomination papers can be filed with ECP…

MQM forms committee to hold talks with PTI over by-polls’ reservations

KARACHI: Muthaida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has constituted a three member committee to hold talks with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) over their reservations pertaining to Pakistan quarters eviction and by-election results. Three-member committee comprising Kanwar Naveed Jameel, Faisal Sabzwari and Khawaja Izharul Hasan has been tasked to speak to the result and come up with results in a month. The committee will share qualms over non-implementation of the written agreement between MQM and PTI with reference to…