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Country passing through crucial time owing to political polarization: Qureshi

LAHORE: Calling for the snap elections in the country, PTI vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said the country’s politics is going through a crucial time owing to political polarization. Addressing an all parties’ conference at the Lahore High Court (LHC) Bar, Qureshi conceded Khawaja Saad Rafique’s assertion that there is a dire need to soften the extreme attitudes to prevent political tensions, while stating: “May this attitude was shown towards the women in protests.” He said the state institutions were…

Japan voters to deliver verdict on PM Abe’s nearly five-year rule

TOKYO: Japanese voters deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nearly five years in power in an election on Sunday that will determine if he has the clout to push ahead with his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution. Media forecasts show Abe's gamble on the snap poll is likely to pay off, with his conservative Liberal Democratic Party-led coalition closing in on the two-thirds "super majority" it had in parliament's lower house before dissolution. A hefty victory would raise the…