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Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor quits from PML-N, claimed party tickets were sold

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor also announced on Sunday his decision for quitting party. PML-N has lost one more loyal member from the party. Few days ago former provincial minister and spokesman for Punjab government, Zaeem Hussain Qadri, had also had parted ways with PML-N, as he found no respect for the loyal party workers from their leaders. Now Qadri is contesting from NA-133, Lahore, as an independent candidate after the PML-N denied him ticket. Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor…

Supreme Court set to hear Asia Bibi’s final appeal against execution

LAHORE: A life and death countdown has begun in Pakistan, where the Supreme Court is due to hear a final appeal on Thursday against the execution of a Christian woman for blasphemy. This will be the final appeal for mother-of-five Asia Bibi, some six years after she was sentenced to death - accused of blasphemy during an argument with a Muslim woman over a bowl of water. "There is no question that what is at stake is the very soul of the state and Pakistan society: does Pakistan respect the rights of the most vulnerable?…

SC sets October 13 to hear Asia Bibi’s blasphemy appeal

ISLAMABAD: Asia Bibi, the main accused in Pakistan infamous blasphemy case has been granted a fresh chance to escape the gallows after the Supreme Court of Pakistan confirmed on Friday that it would hear an appeal against her execution next week. Bibi, a Christian mother of five, has been on a death row since 2010. "The Supreme Court of Pakistan under the chair of Justice Saqib Nisar will hear Asia Bibi's appeal against her death sentence on Thursday, October 13 in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad," her lawyer…