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Sheikh Rashid’s nephew gets PTI ticket to contest NA-60 by-polls

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has issued ticket to Sheikh Rasheed Shafique, nephew of Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed, to contest by-elections from Rawalpindi NA-60 constituency. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on July 22 postponed election in NA-60 in the wake of PML-N candidate Hanif Abbasi’s disqualification due to his conviction by the Control of Narcotics Substances Court in the ephedrine case. However, the ECP started the process for holding the by-election by issuing nomination papers to…

Maldives President arrests nephew amid power struggle

COLOMBO: The nephew of Maldives president Abdulla Yameen has been arrested for allegedly bribing politicians to challenge the ruling regime, the opposition said Wednesday, warning of further reprisals in the troubled honeymoon islands. Faris Maumoon, an MP and son of former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, was taken into custody after police searched his home in the capital Male on Tuesday. The passport of another key opposition figure Qasim Ibrahim, a former ally of strongman Yameen, was also seized by authorities.…