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Imran will not return assembly after winning by-polls: Sh Rasheed

District
Faisalabad: Awami Muslim League Chief Sheikh Rasheed said that Imran Khan will win the by-election with a huge majority, but he will not return to assembly again. In a press conference in Rawalpindi on Sunday, he said that there are thirteen parties collectively contesting against PTI chief Imran Khan, but they are unable to defeat Imran Khan. The Former interior minister said the countdown of the coalition government has begun and most of the rulers would flee to London or go to jail after quitting their offices. “The lives of people had been made ‘miserable’ due to the economic policies of the “incompetent” government, he added. He also predicted that the Supreme Court will give a good decision regarding NAB. The head of Awami Muslim League Shaikh Rasheed said International Atomi...

PM Shehbaz calls for collective steps to ensure food security

Karachi
KARACHI: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday called for collective steps to ensure food security in the world. According to a report, in tweets on social media platform Twitter on the occasion of World Food Day, he said the recent devastating floods in Pakistan had destroyed standing crops on millions of acres. He said an agricultural country like Pakistan had to import edible items to compensate for these crop losses. “Today World Food Day highlights the need for collective measures of the world to ensure the food security of different countries.” “Due to climate-induced natural disasters and because of rising prices in the international market, there is a risk of further shortage of already scarce nutritional food at the international level,” the prime minister added. He s...

By-election: Ex-PM leading in Faisalabad

District
Faisalabad: Former Prime Minister Imran Khan is leading the by-polls in Faisalabad as per the unofficial results. According to a report, the results from 28 polling stations, out of 254, have been received by the RO office. Imran Khan has so far bagged 5,804 and PML-N leader Abid Sher Ali 4,415 votes. Reports said the process of polling was stopped after a rumpus at a polling station in Faisalabad. The commotion took place after men polling agents entered station No 305 (allocated for women). The polling staff called the Rangers to deal with the situation. Also, Three persons were held in constituency PP-139, Sheikhupura over violation of the election code of conduct. District Police Officer (DPO) Faisal Mukhtar said that the police arrested three supporters of a candidate for t...

Mandviwalla condemns PTI for leveling allegations at ECP

Karachi
KARACHI: Former Finance Minister Saleem Mandviwalla has condemned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for levelling allegations against the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Saleem Mandviwala deplored that Tehreek-e-Insaf is trying to make the elections controversial by making allegations against a constitutional body. He said that it is a sad act of Tehreek-e-Insaf to level allegations against the Election Commission during the by-elections. PPP Senator Salim Mandviwala said levelling allegations against the commission before results are clear evidence of fear of defeat by PTI. These allegations during the by-elections amount to blackmailing the Election Commission, he added. If Tehreek-e-Insaf has any reservations, it should take the legal course for complaints instead of accusations, ...

Court extends Azam Swati’s physical remand by another day

General, Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: A local court in Islamabad extended the physical remand of PTI leader Azam Swati by yet another day on Sunday and handed over to the FIA again. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team presented the accused in the district and sessions court and took the accused away with them after the court extended his physical remand. The court, however, directed the FIA investigators to bring Azam Swati back to the court on Monday (tomorrow). Earlier, Islamabad district and sessions court Saturday granted the FIA physical remand of Azam Swati for another day in a case pertaining to a controversial tweet.

Tessori directs IG Sindh for controlling street crimes

Karachi
Karachi: Governor Sindh Kamran Khan Tessori called Inspector General Police Sindh Ghulam Nabi Memon on Sunday and discussed overall situation of the by-elections in the city and issued instructions to ensure their peaceful conduct. Tessori expressed his concern over the situation of street crimes in Karachi. Governor Sindh while giving instructions said that effective measures should be taken to control street crimes. He said that the police should take all possible measures to protect the life and property of the citizens. IG Sindh informed Governor Sindh that foolproof security arrangements have been made for the by-elections.