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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz Sharif Indicted for Corruption

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz Sharif Indicted for Corruption

The Supreme Court initially declined to dismiss Sharif but ordered an investigation into his family’s wealth. After the probe, it disqualified him and ordered the NAB to investigate and conduct a trial.

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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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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 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: 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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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistan to Build Fence Along Disputed Afghan Border

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistan to Build Fence Along Disputed Afghan Border

Pakistan’s army chief, General Qamar Bajwa, visited the northwestern tribal region on Saturday and announced the construction of fencing in “high threat zones.”

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Hafiz Saeed Supporters Condemn United States

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Hafiz Saeed Supporters Condemn United States

“Release Hafiz Saeed! Anyone who is a friend of U.S. is a traitor!” chanted 150 members of Saeed’s Islamic charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) in Karachi.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Missing Activist Salman Haider ‘Recovered’

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Missing Activist Salman Haider ‘Recovered’

Police sources told Geo News channel that Pakistani poet and activist Salman Haider, who disappeared on Jan. 6, was found late on Friday night.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Exiled Politician Altaf Hussain Tells His Pakistan Party He Is Still Boss

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Exiled Politician Altaf Hussain Tells His Pakistan Party He Is Still Boss

“I still love my country,” Hussain’s Muttahida Qaumi said. “I want to save Pakistan.”

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Panamagate: Nawaz Sharif Denies Corruption

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Panamagate: Nawaz Sharif Denies Corruption

The petition filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, led by Imran Khan accused Sharif and his family of corruption, demanding an investigation.

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PAKISTAN: Imran Khan Under Virtual House Arrest

PAKISTAN: Imran Khan Under Virtual House Arrest

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan said he had been placed “under almost house arrest” by police officers stationed around his home in Islamabad.

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INDIA: Pakistani Diplomat To Be Expelled Over ‘Spying’

INDIA: Pakistani Diplomat To Be Expelled Over ‘Spying’

The Pakistani “staffer has been declared persona non grata for espionage activities,” Indian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Vikas Swarup added on Twitter.

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PAKISTAN: Bollywood Caught In Crossfire Amid India, Pakistan Feud

PAKISTAN: Bollywood Caught In Crossfire Amid India, Pakistan Feud

Bollywood star Salman Khan saw a vicious social media backlash after he was reported as saying that Pakistani artists should not be equated with terrorists.

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AUSTRIA: Pakistani To Be Extradited Over Paris Attack Links

AUSTRIA: Pakistani To Be Extradited Over Paris Attack Links

“The extradition of the Pakistani man was declared admissible,” a spokesman for a regional court in the Austrian city of Linz said, declining to give any further details.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Indian Not Pakistani National Bombed Jeddah

SAUDI ARABIA: Indian Not Pakistani National Bombed Jeddah

The latest Saudi interior ministry report said that the Jeddah suicide bomber was from the Indian state Maharashtra and his name was Fayyaz Kaghazi.

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PAKISTAN: UN To Pakistanis: Don’t Call Afghan Refugees ‘Terrorists’

PAKISTAN: UN To Pakistanis: Don’t Call Afghan Refugees ‘Terrorists’

Pakistani officials have recently hinted at the possibility of deporting Afghan refugees, amid tense relations with Kabul.

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PAKISTAN: Sartaj Aziz Reveals Former Pakistani Ambassador In Washington Lobbying Against Pakistan

PAKISTAN: Sartaj Aziz Reveals Former Pakistani Ambassador In Washington Lobbying Against Pakistan

“He is trying to circumvent all our diplomatic efforts aimed at boosting bilateral ties between Pakistan and the United States,” Sartaj Aziz said.

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