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Contempt of court: ECP issues bailable-arrest warrant for PTI chief

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) today issued an arrest warrant for Imran Khan in a contempt of court case.

The warrant was issued after the petitioner’s lawyer argued before the commission that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief had to appear before ECP but he kept ignoring the directions.

On the other hand, Imran’s counsel told the commission that the case pertaining to the contempt of court would be heard in the larger bench of the high court.

“He [Imran] will appear before the larger bench court today,” Babar Awan, who defends Imran Khan, said.

He further maintained that Khan was unable to appear before the ECP because he was out of the country.

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Kalsoom Nawaz on ventilator for indefinite period 

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LONDON: Hussain Nawaz, son of former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday said his mother Kalsoom Nawaz’s health condition was critical and she had been placed on a ventilator for an indefinite period.

Talking to media briefly outside here at Harley Street Clinic, he requested the nation to pray for the better health of his ailing mother. When asked by the journalists about the health condition of his ailing mother, Hussain Nawaz said, “I cannot say anything about my mother’s health except telling you that she has been placed on a ventilator for an indefinite period and she is in critical condition and needs nation’s prayers for her good health”.

Begum Kalsoom Nawaz suffered a cardiac arrest late Thursday and was shifted to Harley Street Clinic’s Intensive Care Unit and placed on a ventilator (life support machine). According to hospital sources, doctors were making all their efforts by providing Begum Kalsoom Nawaz best medical treatment and greatest remedy.

 

 

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Elections 2018: Nomination papers of political bigwigs accepted

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MULTAN: Lahore-39 Returning Officers on Tuesday accepted nomination papers of all political bigwigs in Multan, the last day of scrutiny of nomination papers.

Returning Officers including Muhammad Ashiq, Sardar Iqbal Dogar, Umar Farooq, Rana Muhammad Suhail, Shamshad Ali Rana and others accepted nomination papers of noted candidates including Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi from PP-217, Makhdoom Javed Hashmi and Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar from NA-155.

Moreover, nomination papers of Rana Shahid Ul Hassan and Nafees Ansari accepted from NA-156, besides Rana Abdul Jabbar and Salman Naeem from PP-217 constituency. Similarly, nomination papers of Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani were accepted from NA 158. Shehzad Maqbool Bhutta’s nomination 

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India releases six Pakistani prisoners

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LAHORE: The Indian government on Tuesday released six Pakistani prisoners including a woman and a child.

India Border Security Force (BSF) handed over the prisoners to Pakistan Rangers at Wahga Border. Rangers sources said here on Tuesday that the released prisoners including Nasreen Akhtar and a child Ali Haroon completed their imprisonment in different jails of India. Rangers officials handed over the prisoners to their families after completing formalities.

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