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Counting underway as voting for By-polls for local council seats ends

KARACHI: Counting of votes is underway, as the voting for the by-elections on vacant seats of local councils in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ended, ARY News reported on Sunday. As per details, the polling, which kicked off at 8:00 AM, continued without break till 4:00 PM. In Sindh by-elections were held at 65 local councils’ seats in 24 districts of the province including 26 seats in six districts of Karachi. The candidates of PTI, People’s Party, MQM and other parties contesting elections in Karachi’s districts of…

Three-day Pakistan-Sri Lanka Defence Dialogue underway in Colombo

ISLAMABAD: Three-day Pakistan-Sri Lanka Defence Dialogue, aimed at promoting professional and mutually beneficial relations between both armed forces, is underway in Colombo. Pakistani side is being headed by Defence Secretary Retired Lt. Gen Ikramul Haq, while Sri Lankan Secretary Defence Kapila Waidyaratne is leading his team. Expressing his views in the dialogue, Ikramul Haq said Pakistan and Sri Lanka shared the unique honor of defeating terrorism. He said the forum has enabled both the countries to identify new…

Efforts underway for creating 10 mn jobs, says Arif Alvi

ISLAMABAD: Presidential candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday said efforts were underway for creating ten million jobs and construction of five million houses for the citizens of the country. "Removing the deprivation sense of neglected provinces is among top priorities of Prime Minister Imran Khan," he said while addressing a news conference in Peshawar. He said the PTI had worked hard in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during its previous tenure and hoped the new chief minister would carry…

Plane crashes in Cuba killing more than 100, investigation underway

HAVANA: More than 100 people were killed when a Boeing 737 crashed soon after taking off from Havana in what appeared to be Cuba’s worst air disaster in nearly 30 years, and there were only three survivors, officials and state media said on Friday. The passenger plane, on a domestic flight to Holguin in eastern Cuba, crashed at 12:08 p.m. (1608 GMT). There were 105 passengers, including five children, plus crew members, state media reported. Five of the passengers and the crew were foreign, according to media reports.…