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One killed in Kot Addu, Peshawar road accidents

At least one person was killed and fifty people injured including twenty children in two different road accidents in Peshawar and Kot addu on Thursday.

In Peshawar on Kohat Road a school van collided with a pick up while in other incident a bus turned over near Kot Addu.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Additional AC Tank martyred in attack

Additional Assistant Commissioner Tank, Kiramatullah Kundi was martyred and two others injured when some unknown miscreants opened fire on their vehicle in Tank this morning.

The injured have been shifted to District Headquarter Hospital, Tank.

Police has condoned off the area and started search operation to arrest the culprits.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Libya’s consul general visits UNA headquarters

Consul General of Libya in Jeddah Ambassador Abdulqader Ali Al-Hmali visited the headquarters of the Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA) on Monday, during which he discussed with UNA Director General Adviser Issa Khaireh Robleh, the aspects of cooperation in the implementation of the Union’s project as an umbrella for the member news agencies of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

Robleh welcomed the visit of the consul general and expressed the hope that the cooperation between the two sides will establish broader horizons for the benefit of the member news agencies and the Union.

Al-Hmali expressed his pleasure to visit UNA and view its human and technical potential, as an umbrella of the news agencies of the 57 OIC member states. He also expressed the hope that the joint cooperation will take the form of continuity and sustainability in serving the cooperation among the Islamic countries.

The consul general welcomed his country’s cooperation with the Union in all its activities and programs to develop the capabilities of the media professionals in the member agencies and training the Libyan media cadres.

Adviser Robleh explained to him about the transformations that the Union is undergoing, as well as the activities and the programs it is implementing besides its future plans in light of the decisions of the fifth UNA General Assembly and the OIC Ten-Year Plan of Action (TYPOA).

Al-Hmali toured the Arab, English and French editorial sections of the Union, as well as the UNA Training Center, where he was briefed on its various capabilities and departments which would facilitate the holding of training courses and joint workshops between the Union and Libya.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

Unofficial Results: PML-N’s Rana Abdul Manan wins PP-46 Shakargarh

According to unofficial results by Election Commission of Pakistan, Rana Abdul Mannan Khan of PML-N has won in constituency PP-46 Shakargarh by securing 46675 votes.

In PP-203 Kabirwala, Independent Candidate Dr. Syed Khawar Ali Shah won by securing 34684 votes.

In PP-245 Bahawalpur, Zaheer Iqbal Chunar of PML-N won by securing 39952 votes.

In NA-173 Bahawalpur, Najeeb Awasi of PML-N won by securing 78000 votes.

Salim Khan Khosa of Balochistan Awami Party has won in constituency PB-15 Sohbat pur by securing 18,500 votes.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Violence-Hit Pakistan Polls Close, Vote Count Underway

The polls have closed and vote counting is underway in Pakistan where nearly 106 million people cast their ballots in Wednesday’s violence-marred general elections.

Just hours after voting began, a powerful suicide blast outside a polling stations in Quetta, capital of southwestern Baluchistan province, killed more than 31 people and wounded 40 others.

The radical Islamic State took responsibility for plotting the carnage.

Police said the victims included voters, police personnel and political party activists.

Baluchistan

Separately, a military spokesman confirmed gunmen ambushed a convoy of polling staff and troops in a remote Baluchistan town near the border with Iran. The attack killed three troops and a civilian election official while 14 people, including 10 security forces, were wounded.

Elsewhere in Pakistan, police confirmed armed clashes between members of rival political parties during Wednesday’s vote also killed at least two people and injured several others.

Baluchistan is where an Islamic State bomber attacked an election rally earlier this month and killed 151 people, including a provincial assembly candidate.

Wednesday’s voting caps a bitter general election campaign plagued by violence and allegations of interference by the country’s powerful military establishment.

Baluchistan is where an Islamic State bomber attacked an election rally earlier this month and killed 151 people, including a provincial assembly candidate.

Wednesday’s voting caps a bitter general election campaign plagued by violence and allegations of interference by the country’s powerful military establishment.

Sharif, who was immediately placed in custody after returning from Britain nearly two weeks ago, has denounced the verdict as politically motivated and accused a covert military-judiciary alliance of trying to keep him out of politics and undermining the integrity of his PML-N party.

The campaign leading up to the vote has been marred by violence that have left more than 170 people dead. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police have been deployed to provide security at more than 85,000 polling stations across Pakistan.

Neither the PML-N nor the PTI are expected to win a majority in the 342-seat National Assembly, lower house of parliament, meaning whoever wins will have to enter into negotiations with smaller parties to form a coalition government.

Voters elect 272 members to the parliament while the other 70 are reserved for women and minorities and are given to various political parties based on their percentage of winning seats.

Wednesday’s election is just Pakistan’s third peaceful transition of power.

Source: Voice of America

PAKISTAN JUDGE WHO HAD CONVICTED SHARIF, RECUSES FROM HEARING 2 OTHER GRAFT CASES

A Pakistani anti-corruption court judge who had sentenced Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in jail in a graft case, has recused himself from hearing two other corruption cases against the former prime minister.

Justice Muhammad Bashir of the Islamabad Accountability Court, in a letter addressed to Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Anwar Khan Kasi, said that the Al-Azizia steel mills and the Flagship corruption cases should be transferred to some other judge, according to the IHC sources.

In the letter, the judge said that he had no objection if the cases were transferred as he could not hear these cases, they said.

The move came on the heels of filing of separate appeals by Sharif, 68, his daughter Maryam, 44, and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar, challenging the verdict.

Earlier, Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Haris had objected to Justice Bashir hearing the two other corruption cases.

The Islamabad Accountability Court had on July 6 found Sharif, his daughter and his son-in-law guilty over the family’s ownership of four luxury flats in London.

The court sentenced Sharif to a total of 10 years in prison and imposed a fine of 8 million pounds (USD 10 million) in the Avenfield corruption case. Maryam was sentenced to seven years in prison along with a 2 million pounds (USD 2.6 million) fine.

Sharif and Maryam were arrested in Lahore on July 13 on their arrival from London.

hey were later taken to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.

Sharif’s son-in-law, Safdar, who was arrested on July 8, is also lodged in the same Adiala Jail.

Three-time prime minister Sharif resigned as Pakistan prime minister last year after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding public office and ruled that graft cases be filed against the beleaguered leader and his children over the Panama Papers scandal.

Last week, Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Haris had objected to Justice Bashir hearing the two other corruption cases when the judge resumed hearing.

Harris said how Judge Bashir can hear the two cases when he had already given verdict in Avenfield case.

He further said that evidence and charges in all cases are almost similar.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK