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Pak poll body rejects Imran's allegations as 'highly irresponsible'

Updated: Jan 01, 2017 11:56 IST      
Pak poll body rejects Imran's allegations as 'highly irresponsible'

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 1 (ANI): The Election Commission of Pakistan has taken strong exception to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's comments that the Nawaz Sharif government planted its men in the commission to rig the 2018 general election.

Terming Imran's remarks as 'highly irresponsible', the election commission said in a statement that it was and continues to be an institution of repute that is entirely focused in serving the nation.

The News quoted the statement as saying, "The Election Commission strives to conduct free, fair and transparent elections and expects the citizens of Pakistan to assist it in this national responsibility."

It added that such statements by Imran or any other leader undermines the integrity of the commission.

"Needless to say, the Election Commission will continue to perform its functions undeterred by a deliberate vilification campaign," it said. (ANI)

Nawaz's days not over: PML-N after Pak SC disqualifies PM

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 14:29 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): In the wake of Pakistani Supreme Court's decision to disqualify Nawaz Sharif as the country's Prime Minister on Friday, ruling party Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) members expressed disappointment but also asserted that Sharif's days are not over.

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Panamagate Case: Sharif steps down as Pak PM after SC verdict

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 14:28 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stepped down from his post on Friday, hours after the country's Supreme Court delivered a guilty verdict against him and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in connection with the Panama Papers Leaks case.

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Security forces in Jerusalem temples removed

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 14:19 IST     

Jerusalem [Israel], July 28 (ANI): Israel has decided to remove metal detectors from entrances to the compound that houses al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

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PML-N says days not over for Nawaz Sharif

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 14:18 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): Pakistan's ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday put up a brave front by emphatically stating that disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political career was far from over and predicted that he would bounce back from the adverse verdict delivered by the Supreme Court with regard to the Panama Papers Leaks case.

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Livid Trump fumes as Obamacare repeal fails

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 13:53 IST     

New York [U.S.], July. 28 (ANI): With the Obamacare repeal bill failing in a dramatic late-night vote, U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out that the three Republicans who voted against the GOP "skinny repeal" bill.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): A five-member Supreme Court bench on Friday delivered one of its most historic verdicts by declaring Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif guilty of maintaining offshore assets beyond his known sources of income and disqualified him and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar from holding office. The verdict will have a huge and significant impact on the the political future of the country.

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Islamabad {Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): Opposition party politicians on Friday expressed their elation over the Supreme Court's decision to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for the role in the Panama Papers Leaks case, and took complete credit for the landmark judgement announced on Friday.

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Panamagate Case: Pak SC disqualifies PM Sharif

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 13:04 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday declared Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif guilty of illegally accumulating offshore properties and monies beyond his known sources of income and disqualified him from continuing in office.

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Time line of Pakistan's Panamagate case

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 12:30 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): Following is the sequence of events related to the unfolding of the Panama Papers Leak case:

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Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 9ANI): Ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict on the much awaited Panama Papers case on Friday, Islamabad and Rawalpindi have been put on high alert.

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Trump's critical tweets "kind of hurtful": Jeff Sessions

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 11:26 IST     

Washington [U.S.A], July 28 (ANI): United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that U.S. President Donald Trump's critical tweets about him were "kind of hurtful", but he still believes that he made the right decision in recusing himself from the investigation related to the country's 2016 Presidential campaign.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): In a country where public officials, elected and unelected, routinely and brazenly live beyond their known and legal sources of income and wealth, the Supreme Court's verdict in connection with the Panama Papers case in Pakistan may be the beginning of a new era of public disclosure and accountability, an editorial in the Dawn newspaper said Friday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A], July 28 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump cheered Senate Republicans ahead of voting on the Obamacare repeal bill.

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Panamagate verdict: SC to decide Nawaz Sharif's fate today

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 09:39 IST     

Islamabad[Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): A five-judge bench of Pakistan Supreme Court is set to announce the verdict in the Panama Papers case on Friday, thereby deciding the fate of a thrice-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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Japanese Defence Minister resigns, blow to Shinzo Abe

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 09:24 IST     

London [U.K.], July. 28 (ANI): Japan's defence minister, Tomomi Inada, resigned over charges of helping cover up internal records which showed the dangers being faced by Japanese peacekeepers in South Sudan.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], July 28 (ANI): Given the reality that many terror groups like The Haqqani Network and Lashkar-e-Taiba continue to operate from its soil, Pakistan must accept responsibility for its negative global image, said former Pakistan envoy to Washington Hussain Haqqani.

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U.S calls on NSG members to support India's application

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 07:44 IST     

New York [U.S.A], July 28 (ANI): The U.S. Department of Defense and Department of State have submitted a joint report to the Congress, in which it has reiterated the support by the United States towards the inclusion of India in the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

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Russia sanctions bill heads to Trump's desk

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 06:40 IST     

New York [U.S.], July 28 (ANI): The Senate on Thursday passed sweeping legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and rebuking President Donald Trump in a bill that now will head to the President's desk.

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Amsterdam [The Netherlands], July 28 (ANI): Amid the ongoing Panamagate controversy, China and the Pakistani Army are trying to ensure that the construction of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) does not face any disruption, thus, making it clear that their interests are more important than the hard-earned money of Pakistani tax-payers, said a recent report by the European Foundation For South Asian Studies.

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Republicans threaten to block `skinny` health care bill

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 04:57 IST     

New York [U.S.], July 28 (ANI): The Republican Party's effort to repeal Obamacare fell into turmoil on Thursday evening, when four key GOP senators demanded guarantees that House will enter negotiations or they'll scuttle the bill.

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