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PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz addressing a jalsa in Sargodha, on May 19, 2022. — YouTube/PTV
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Higher to depart govt than burdening plenty with inflation: Maryam Nawaz

PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz addressing a jalsa in Sargodha, on May 19, 2022. — YouTube/PTV Maryam says PM Shehbaz will not put people in trouble. PML-N vice president terms Imran a “menace”. She says masses calling for “Nawaz’s return”. SARGODHA: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz said Thursday it was better to leave the government […]

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Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari speaking to journalists, while a portrait of his deceased mother, Benazir Bhutto, could be seen in the background.  — AFP/File
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Pakistan by no means shirked its duty in instances of humanitarian disaster: Bilawal

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari speaking to journalists, while a portrait of his deceased mother, Benazir Bhutto, could be seen in the background.  — AFP/File  Bilawal participates in ministerial meeting on the “Global Food Security Call to Action” today. Says Pakistan never shirked its responsibility in times of humanitarian crisis. Lauds initiative to unite int’l community to respond […]

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Havaldar Muhammad Sanwar, 39, resident of Jhelum was martyred in an attack on May 19, 2022. — ISPR
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Soldier martyred in South Waziristan IED blast

Havaldar Muhammad Sanwar, 39, resident of Jhelum was martyred in an attack on May 19, 2022. — ISPR IED explodes in South Waziristan District’s Makeen area. Havaldar Muhammad Sanwar, 39, was resident of Jhelum. Terrorist was also gunned down two days back. RAWALPINDI: A soldier on Thursday embraced martyrdom after an improvised explosive device (IED) […]

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Former prime minister Imran Khan addressing youth at the KP house in Islamabad. — Screengrab via YouTube/ Hum News Live
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Imran Khan to announce name for lengthy march in direction of Islamabad tomorrow

Former prime minister Imran Khan addressing youth at the KP house in Islamabad. — Screengrab via YouTube/ Hum News Live Imran Khan says Multan will be the last public gathering before march towards Islamabad begins. Says “sea of people would remain in Islamabad till date for fresh elections is not announced”. Says PTI does not […]

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Image from the CCTV footage of Saddar blast highlighting the suspect standing by the bicycle. — YouTube/ Geo News Live
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Saddar blast suspect linked with neighbouring nation’s terrorist group: CTD

Image from the CCTV footage of Saddar blast highlighting the suspect standing by the bicycle. — YouTube/ Geo News Live CTD DIG Khurram Ali says that suspects received funding worth Rs200,000 to launch terrorist attack in Saddar. Says suspect took orders from Asghar Shah who operated terrorist group from Iran. Says suspect blew bicycle loaded with […]

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Heatwave in Pakistan — Reuters
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Heatwave prone to subside in most components of nation from as we speak: PMD

Heatwave in Pakistan — Reuters Met department issues notice informing the new westerly system entering in Pakistan on May 19. The new system will subside heatwave in many parts of the country. Upper parts of Pakistan likely to receive rain-dust-thunderstorm.  Pakistan Meteorological Department Thursday informed that a westerly wave is likely to enter upper parts […]

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Senator Ali Zafar. — PID/File
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After SC order, President Alvi can ask PM to acquire vote of confidence: Senator Ali Zafar

Senator Ali Zafar. — PID/File Ali Zafar says “there is only a difference of two votes” in PM Shehbaz’s favour, both from the PML-Q. Says PML-Q’s Salik Hussain and Tariq Cheema have to follow party leader’s directives. Apex court’s verdict makes it clear that MPs “can’t vote against party lines.” ISLAMABAD: The president can ask […]

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The logo of the federal government. — Wikipedia/File
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Govt promotes 31 officers, together with PM Shehbaz’s principal secretary

The logo of the federal government. — Wikipedia/File ISLAMABAD: The federal government approved the promotions of more than two dozen public servants from grade 21 to 22, including Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s principal secretary, Syed Tauqir Shah. The decision was taken during a High Powered Selection Board Meeting today, with the prime minister in the […]

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa confers awards on military personnel and hands over awards of martyred soldiers to their families at the GHQ in Rawalpindi, on May 18, 2022. — ISPR
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Dozens of military officers awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz and Tamgha-i-Basalat

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa confers awards on military personnel and hands over awards of martyred soldiers to their families at the GHQ in Rawalpindi, on May 18, 2022. — ISPR RAWALPINDI: Dozens of armed forces personnel were awarded two of the most esteemed awards in Pakistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) […]

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Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari (left) meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in New York, US, on May 18, 2022. — Twitter/PakistanUN_NY
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International Minister Bilawal Bhutto meets US counterpart Antony Blinken in New York

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari (left) meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in New York, US, on May 18, 2022. — Twitter/PakistanUN_NY FM Bilawal in US to attend “Global Food Security Call to Action”. FM, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken vow to strengthen ties. Both leaders to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral ties. NEW YORK: […]

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