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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Kulsoom Sharif Wins Parliament Seat in Lahore

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Kulsoom Sharif Wins Parliament Seat in Lahore

“This is not an ordinary victory,” said Sharif’s daughter, Maryam, who has been at the helm of the PML-N campaign for her mother and who some party leaders see as a future leader of the faction.

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INDIA POLITICS: Secret and Legacies of India Partition

INDIA POLITICS: Secret and Legacies of India Partition

What issues were left unresolved at the time of India’s partition in 1947, and how have they continued to plague both India and Pakistan since independence?

For both India and Pakistan, the most singular conflict unresolved since partition has concerned the former Princely State of Kashmir, whose fate was left undetermined at the time the British left. Lying as it did on the border, Kashmir was claimed by both countries, which have been to war over this region on numerous occasions.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: 2017 Independence Day Takes Center Stage

PAKISTAN POLITICS: 2017 Independence Day Takes Center Stage

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain says, “Let us join hands for development and prosperity of the motherland by keeping aside our differences. Let us promote love and harmony by overcoming hatred and misgivings and secure the future of our nation by turning despondency into hope in order to celebrate freedom in its true sense. Solutions to all the problems of this time persist in our ideologies, thoughts of leaders of our freedom movement and our bright history. By following them we can improve our situation today and our future as well.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Iqra Khalid Biography

CANADA POLITICS: Iqra Khalid Biography

Iqra Khalid, a Pakistani-Canadian woman said: “… When fresh boundaries were being drawn out to create an electoral constituency in Mississauga, my name came up in casual conversation to represent Mississauga-Erin Mills.” Second generation women of colour are grossly under-represented in Canada’s parliament and her peers thought Khalid would do well representing this constituency as a Liberal candidate.

“I figured one has to start somewhere. You get out there and the more you listen and work toward fulfilling your obligation, the community will trust you. My constituency has a majority of minorities and different communities live besides each other, but they don’t live with each other. We need to connect with our neighbours and I want to make that happen.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 04 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 04 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday formed a cabinet filled with allies of toppled leader Nawaz Sharif, in a reshuffle that appears aimed at bolstering support ahead of general elections due in mid-2018.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistan Must Detach itself From United States: Imran Khan

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistan Must Detach itself From United States: Imran Khan

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan says, “Sadly, our ruling elite took dollars from the Americans and went into this war [on terror],” Khan said. “It has created such hatred in our society. It has created turmoil.”

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Biography

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Biography

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Biography: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was born on December 27, 1958 in Karachi. People who know Abbasi, including businessmen who have dealt with him, say he is highly intelligent and has a sharp sense of humor.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Takes Center Stage as New Prime Minister of Pakistan

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Takes Center Stage as New Prime Minister of Pakistan

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said: “I am thankful to all those who took part in this democratic process. Those who were in favour, those who opposed me. This is the procedure in democracy. And I am also thankful to PML-N who nominated me for this post. Of all these, I am most thankful to Nawaz Sharif.”

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Nawaz Sharif Biography

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Nawaz Sharif Biography

The eldest of three siblings of Late Mian Muhammad Sharif, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was born on December 25, 1949 in Lahore. Read Nawaz Sharif Biography.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Shahbaz Sharif Biography

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Shahbaz Sharif Biography

Shahbaz Sharif (Mian Shahbaz Sharif) brother of Nawaz Sharif was born September 23, 1951, known as a reformer in Pakistan. Read Shahbaz Sharif Biography.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Shahbaz Sharif Likely Nawaz Sharif Successor

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Shahbaz Sharif Likely Nawaz Sharif Successor

Shahbaz Sharif, 65, the chief minister of the vast Punjab province that accounts for more than half of Pakistan’s 190 million people, will need to be first elected to the national assembly before he can take over as leader of the country.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Court Ousts Nawaz Sharif Over Corruption Claims

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Court Ousts Nawaz Sharif Over Corruption Claims

“Go, Nawaz, Go,” shouted supporters of the PTI opposition party who had gathered outside the court and jeered politicians from Sharif’s party.

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INDIA POLITICS: India Must Prevent China From Grabbing Bhutan

INDIA POLITICS: India Must Prevent China From Grabbing Bhutan

The recent standoff between India and China over the Doka La area is one of the many tactical attempts by China at a strategic containment of India.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Imran Khan Welcomes PML-N Defectors to PTI

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Imran Khan Welcomes PML-N Defectors to PTI

Uncertainty surrounding the fate of PM Nawaz Sharif in the context of Panamagate has given Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) unique opportunity

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Panama Papers Leak: Maryam Nawaz Entangled in Microsoft Word Font Controversy

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Panama Papers Leak: Maryam Nawaz Entangled in Microsoft Word Font Controversy

The most shocking discoveries was that the text in documents Maryam sent to the investigators, allegedly from 2006, was rendered in the “Calibri” font.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistanis Hold Anti-US Rally in Solidarity With Kashmiris

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistanis Hold Anti-US Rally in Solidarity With Kashmiris

Activists in the Pakistani city of Karachi also held a protest rally in solidarity with the Kashmiris.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Protest Against Shia Killings Takes Center Stage

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Protest Against Shia Killings Takes Center Stage

Data from the South Asia Terrorism Portal shows more than 2,600 Shia Muslims have been killed in militant attacks since 2002 across Pakistan. Shias make up about one third of Pakistan’s population of nearly 200 million.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: UN Has ‘Responsibility’ to Resolve Kashmir Issue: Nafees Zakaria

PAKISTAN POLITICS: UN Has ‘Responsibility’ to Resolve Kashmir Issue: Nafees Zakaria

Foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Kashmir is an “internationally recognised” dispute and is outstanding on the UN Security Council agenda.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Trump Hardens Approach Toward Pakistan After Afghan War Review

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Trump Hardens Approach Toward Pakistan After Afghan War Review

Potential Trump administration responses being discussed include expanding U.S. drone strikes, redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Counter-Terrorism Court Sentences Taimoor Raza to Death for Blasphemy on Facebook

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Counter-Terrorism Court Sentences Taimoor Raza to Death for Blasphemy on Facebook

The conviction of Taimoor Raza, 30, follows a high-profile crackdown against blasphemy on social media by the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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