Tehreek-e-Taliban Taliban (TTP) announced it had appointed a new leader on Saturday after the militant group confirmed for the first time its former chief Maulana Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike last week.
Fazlullah is believed to have ordered the failed 2012 assassination of Malala Yousafzai, who became a global symbol of the fight for girls´ rights to schooling, and who later won the Nobel Peace Prize.
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No PML-N candidate against Nisar
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided not to field its candidates opposite disgruntled senior party leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
According to a source privy to the development, PML-N wants to keep its door open for Chaudhry Nisar at the behest of President Shehbaz Sharif and other senior leaders.
PML-N names election candidates
The PML-N‘s Parliamentary Board announced Saturday that Maryam Nawaz Sharif would contest election fromr National Assembly from NA-127 and PP-173.
The party said that Hamza Shehbaz Sharif will run from National Assembly constituency NA-124.
Former railway minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has been awarded the ticket to contest from National Assembly constituency NA-131.
Nawaz Sharif’s nephew Abid Sher Ali has been asked to stand in the election from National Assembly constituency NA-108.
Pakistan army kills 6 terrorists
The Pakistan Army has killed six terrorists during Operation Raddul Fassad, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), media wing of the army, said on Saturday.
Pak Army personnel Razzaq Khan and Mumtaz Hussain were martyred in the operation that was carried in Ladha area of Waziristan, the ISPR said.
Tahirul Qadri announces election boycott
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahiurl Qadri on Saturday announced to boycott the election 2018.
Addressing a press conference, he asked his party workers to withdraw nomination papers they have submitted to contest the election.
PTI to form govt in Punjab, center: Janagir Khan Tareen
Jahangir Khan Tareen has said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf would form government in Punjab and the centre.
Speaking at a press conference he said he would not respond to Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s remarks .
Maryam Nawaz will contest election for NA-127, PP-173
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) Parliamentary Board has decided that Maryam Nawaz will contest elections for National Assembly from NA-127 and Punjab’s Provincial Assembly from PP-173.
Caretaker government decides to remove Marvi as BISP chairperson
Caretaker government has decided to remove Marvi Memon as Chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) following objections from Pakistan People’s Party as Marvi Memon belongs to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
A summary has been sent to President Mamnoon Hussain for removal of Marvi as BISP chief, sources said.
Sanam Bhutto says Bilawal can steer Pakistan in right direction
LONDON: Former prime minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Benazir Bhutto’s only surviving sibling Sanam Bhutto has thrown her weight behind her nephew, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
She urged voters to vote for her nephew in the upcoming elections. “You must vote for Bilawal if you want Pakistan to progress in the right direction,” Sanam Bhutto said, adding that Bilawal offered hope and was the right choice to lead Pakistan and to put the country in the right direction.
Nigeria beat Iceland to lift Argentina hopes of reaching World Cup last 16
Volgograd, Russia: Nigeria moved to within one win of the World Cup last 16 as Ahmed Musa scored twice in a dramatic second half to secure a 2-0 victory over Iceland in Volgograd on Friday.
Sirajul Haq offers to buy Bilawal House Karachi for Rs 5 million
Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan Sirajul Haq has offered Rs 5 million to buy Bilawal House Karachi after its value was declared Rs 3 million in the nomination papers of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
Imran Khan announces to launch election campaign from Mianwali
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has announced to launch country-wide election campaign on Sunday from Mianwali.
Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0, edge towards World Cup last 16
Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored in injury time as Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 to edge towards the last 16 of the World Cup on Friday despite another unconvincing performance.
‘Absolutely unacceptable’, Bakhtawar responds to BB’s biopic news
Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, the elder daughter of former president Asif Ali Zardari, has harshly responded to her mother Benazir Bhutto’s biopic news, saying “Certainly no consent from her living heirs/children was sought. Absolutely unacceptable and we will be taking action against it.”
Earlier, Pakistani actor Mehwish Hayat had announced that she will be stepping into the slain Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Benazir Bhutto’s role in upcoming biopic.
JoAnne Wagner assumes charge as U.S. Consul General in Karachi
JoAnne Wagner, a career member of the US Senior Foreign Service, who most recently served in Washington, DC with the Board of Examiners, has assumed the charge of the United States Consul General in Karachi, on June 21, 2018.
Nisar Ali Khan sees conspiracy against Pakistan
Former interior minister says I do politics for respect. Decides to contest elections from four constituencies. Sees major conspiracy against Pakistan.
Mehwish Hayat as Benazir Bhutto
Pakistan’s highly acclaimed actor Mehwish Hayat on the occasion of the deceased Pakistan People’s Party leader Benazir Bhutto’s birthday confirmed that she is buckling up to step into the leader’s role.
Ex-PM Abbasi challenges rejection of his papers for NA-53
Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday filed an appeal against the rejection of his nomination papers from the capital’s NA-53 constituency.
Seven picnickers drown at Gadani beach
GADANI: At least seven people including women and children have drowned at Gaddani beach, Geo News reported.
India moves to open Chabahar port by 2019
NEW DEHLI: India is trying to make Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019, the government said in a statement on Friday, despite a threat of renewed US sanctions against Tehran.
Ayaz Sadiq says won’t accept election outcome
LAHORE: Senior PML-N leader Ayaz Sadiq says he won’t accept election outcome in NA-129 if Returning Officer not changed.
Pervez Musharraf resigns
ISLAMABAD: Former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf has resigned as chairman of his political party, Geo News reported on Friday.
New ways to earn money from YouTube
SAN FRANCISCO: YouTube, often criticized for not compensating creators well enough, will allow them to set up paid channel memberships, the company said on Thursday.
‘Mother’s condition still critical’
LONDON: Speaking to media outside London’s Harley Street Clinic, Maryam Nawaz has said that the condition of former first lady Begam Kulsoom is ‘still critical’.
Source: The News