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Senate elections: PML-N wins 11 seats from Punjab

ISLAMABAD, MAR 03 (DNA) – Results have started pouring in after the polling time ended for elections to 52 seats of the Senate on Saturday. the ruling PML-N has won 11 seats of the Senate from Punjab. PML-N has won six general seats from Punjab Assembly, while votes for the seventh seat are being counted. The party has also won all the technocrat, women and minorities seats from the province as well. Meanwhile, four independent candidates have been elected to the Senate from Fata after bagging seven votes each,. ARead More

Mushahid Hussain, other PML backed Senators win their seats

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Mushahid Hussain Syed and other PML N backed candidates have won in Senate elections. Mushahid Hussain contested from Islamabad on technocrat seat. Asad Junejo also won from Islamabad. Likewise from Punjab also all PML N backed candidate won the seants. Former finance minister Ishaq Dar also won his seat. Mushahid Hussain got 223 votes while Asad Junejo got 214 votes. PTI  Kanwal Shuzab got 32 votes. Similarly PPP candidates have also won their seats.

China holds back US bid in UNSC against North Korea

UNITED NATIONS, MAR 03 (DNA) – China delayed a US request for a United Nations Security Council committee to blacklist 33 ships, 27 shipping companies, and a Taiwan man for violating international sanctions on North Korea , diplomats said on Friday. The United States submitted the request a week ago, a move it says is“aimed at shutting down North Korea’s illicit maritime smuggling activities to obtain oil and sell coal.” The UN request coincided with the United States imposing its largest package of unilateral sanctions against North Korea on Friday, intensifying pressure on PyongyangRead More

Pakistan, US to hold crucial talks in Washington

ISLAMABAD, MAR 03 (DNA) – Pakistan and the United States will hold talks in Washington next week amid the persistent tension, officials said. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua’s visit to Washington from March 6-8 was aimed at defusing the tension and finding “common ground”. An official said: “She will be meeting senior officials in Washington aiming at improving the Pak-US ties.” The official added that Pakistan was ready to show flexibility to save the alliance. The visit comes after Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif made it clear that Pakistan  would no moreRead More

Youth entrepreneur awards held in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, MAR 03 (DNA) – The UN Resident Coordinator for Pakistan, Mr. Neil Bhune was the Chief Guest at the Hashoo Foundation’s (HF) 1st Youth Entrepreneur Awards (YEA) held today at Islamabad Marriott Hotel, while    Mr. Sheryar Afridi, Member National Assembly was the Guest of Honour. HF works locally to empower youth to become active participants in the economy by igniting a network of young leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups and drive economic expansion.  The Youth Entrepreneur Awards marks the culmination of the Hashoo Youth Entrepreneurship Competition (HYEC)Read More

PML-N strikes deal with PML-F, MQM-P to secure Senate seats: Arbab

KARACHI, MAR 03 (DNA) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Sindh chapter leader Arbab Ghulam Rahim on Saturday said the ruling party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and PML-F would be supporting each other in the Senate elections. Talking to press here, the former provincial chief minister claimed that a deal has been struck between the ruling party and the major opposition parties in Sindh. He said the ruling party MPAs in Sindh Assembly would be supporting the candidates of PML-F for general seats and MQM-P for technocrat seats of the Senate.Read More