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MPAs-elect take oath in Punjab Assembly

LAHORE: The inaugural session of Punjab Assembly has commenced Wednesday (today) in which elected members of the provincial legislature took oath. The first session of Punjab Assembly witnessed the oath taking ceremony of the newly elected members in the provincial legislature. In the house of 371 members Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's 179 MPAs, whereas 164 members of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and 10 members of Pakistan Muslim League Quaid took oaths of their office, in addition to seven MPAs-elect of Pakistan Peoples…

PTI MPA-elect Tariq Dreshak passes away in Multan

MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MPA-elect Tariq Khan Dreshak passed away at a private hospital in Multan on Sunday. He was suffering from brain hemorrhage and was on a ventilator in the hospital for the last three days after his condition deteriorated, according to a report of the state-run Radio Pakistan. Dreshak had been declared elected on a provincial assembly constituency (PP-296) from Rajanpur. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would now announce a by-poll on this PA seat which fell vacant after…

IGP told to probe ‘torture of policemen’ by MPA-elect

LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the provincial police chief of Punjab to probe the incident of alleged aerial firing and torture of policemen at the hands of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA-elect Malik Nadeem Abbas Bara and his supporters in Lahore.   Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to the firing and torture incident at the apex court’s Lahore registry. He directed the Inspector General of Punjab police to probe the incident completely and submit a…