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PML N leading in Punjab local bodies elections

KARACHI/RAWALPINDI/MULTAN: Polling has ended for the third and final phase of local government (LG) elections in Karachi and Punjab. PML N IS LEADING IN PUNJB. The polling process in the metropolis was marred by isolated incidents of violence and mismanagement. Earlier, polling for the third and final phase of local government elections in 12 districts of Punjab and six of Karachi began at 7.30am on Saturday amid tight security.


Dr Imran Farooq murder: FIA registers case against Altaf Hussain

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday registered a case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain and other party leaders in the murder of former MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq.The news comes as polling in Karachi for local government elections is under way, with MQM as a strong contender.The case, filed by FIA’s counter-terrorism wing in Islamabad, has been registered for “conspiracy, assistance, abettment and ultimately assassination /murder of Dr Imran farooq, ex-parliamentarian and senior member of MQM in London on Sept 2010. The case has beenRead More


Karachi, Punjab go to polls in last phase of LG elections

KARACHI/RAWALPINDI/MULTAN: Polling for the third and final phase of local government elections in 12 districts of Punjab and six of Karachi began 7.30am Saturday amid tight security and is expected to continue till 5.30pm.The Election Commission has rejected the request of several political parties to extend the polling time beyond 5.30pm.Almost all the polling stations in the six districts of Karachi have been declared ‘sensitive’ for security reasons, with only 234 of the 4,141 stations categorised as normal.


No meeting with US envoy over California shooter’s links to Lal Masjid: PM House

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday denied reports in international and local media claiming that officials from the United States (US) had a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif regarding the alleged link between Tashfeen Malik – the female shooter in the California rampage – and Lal Masjid and its cleric.A statement released by the Prime Minister’s House said news reports regarding the meeting of a special US envoy with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London to discuss the California tragedy are ‘baseless’ and ‘incorrect.’