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PTI’s Shaukat Yousafzai reclaims PK-23 Shangla seat

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Shaukat Yousafzai on Monday emerged victorious in the re-election on the PK-23 Shangla constituency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to unofficial results, Shaukat Yousafzai secured 39,290 votes. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) candidate Muhammad Rishad Khan came second with 22,545 votes. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had set up 135 polling stations across the constituency. The polling began at 8AM and continued till 6PM without any interval.…

After landslide re-election, Russia’s Putin tells West: I don’t want arms race

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a softer tone towards the West on Monday after winning his biggest ever election victory, saying he had no desire for an arms race and would do everything he could to resolve differences with other countries. Putin’s victory, which comes at a time when his relations with the West are on a hostile trajectory, will extend his political dominance of Russia by six years to 2024. That will make him the longest-serving ruler since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and has raised…

Nawaz Sharif’s re-election as party head ‘historic milestone’: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday said re-election of Nawaz Sharif as the President of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) was a historic milestone and expressed confidence that people would endorse this mandate once again in the next general election after June 2018. Addressing the gathering of PML-N workers, also attended by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and senior party leadership, Prime Minister Abbasi said in next eight months, his government would complete the unfinished agenda of Nawaz Sharif…