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PTI candidate Jehangir Tareen gets landslide in NA 154 by elections

LODHRAN, DEC 23: Secretary General of |PTI Jehangir Tareen has won landslide victory in NA 154 by election. Tareen got over one hundred thousand votes against PML N canidate Sidiq Baloch. PTI has termed this victory a big gain for PTI. Jehangir Tareen after his victory said it was victory of his party. The by election was conducted under the supervision of Pakistan Army. 


Baloch resigns, Zehri likely to become Balochistan’s CM

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch tendered his resignation on Wednesday to Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai, in accordance with the ‘Murree Accord’. “As per the Murree agreement, I have stepped down from the post of chief minister,” Dr Malik Baloch said after submitting his resignation. The officials at the Governor House confirmed that Achakzai has accepted Dr Malik Baloch’s resignation. The ruling Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) has already nominated its provincial chief Nawab Sanaullah Zehri to be the next chief minister of Balochistan. PML-N, National Party and PashtoonkhwaRead More


British Muslim family barred from flying to Disneyland

LONDON: Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron was urged to intervene on Wednesday after a British Muslim family was prevented from flying to the United States for a visit to Disneyland. The family of 11 was stopped from boarding their flight to Los Angeles at London’s Gatwick airport on Tuesday last week by immigration officials. Mohammad Tariq Mahmood, who was travelling with his brother and nine of their children, said the officials gave no reason for blocking their travel plans. But he told the Guardian newspaper he believed it was becauseRead More


Baby girl dies after Bilawal’s protocol ‘denies entry’ to Hospital

KARACHI: A 10-month old girl died at the door of Karachi’s Civil Hospital after her father was allegedly denied entry by protocol staff due to the arrival of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at the public medical facility. The PPP chairman was there to inaugurate the newly built Benazir Bhutto Trauma Centre. The victim’s father, while talking to media, blamed the VIP protocol given to the PPP chairman for his child’s death, as he was denied entry into the hospital. Bisma’s parents claimed that they remained stuckRead More


Fawad fined for showing dissent at umpire’s decision

KARACHI: Pakistan all-rounder Fawad Alam has been fined with 100 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match at the National Stadium in Karachi on Wednesday. The out-of-favour Test cricketer was representing National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) against Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) in the super eight round of Pakistan’s premier first-class tournament. Fawad was imposed with the fine by match referee Anwar Khan after he was engaged in a heated argument with on-field umpires following a LBW decision thatRead More


KSA not affected by oil price drop: King Salman 

RIYADH, 23 DEC (DNA) – Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Wednesday stressed that the kingdom has not been affected by the current drop in oil prices due to years of money reserve. During the past years, money kept flowing into the kingdom because of the high oil prices, King Salman said in his speech before the Saudi Shura (Consultative) Council, the first since he took office of the oil-rich country in January.  The major revenues have been allocated for massive development projects, infrastructure and reinforcement of theRead More