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Pak Election 2024: Rawalpindi Commissioner admits rigging under his watch, resigns in protest

RAWALPINDI — Amid the federal government formation hitting a stalemate in Pakistan after a fractured general election mandate, Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Liaquat Ali Chatta on Saturday resigned from his post in protest against electoral irregularities, especially rigging, The News International reported. According to the report, the Commissioner held a press conference at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium […]

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Pakistan poll results start pouring in, PTI blames ‘mass rigging’ for delay in outcome

ISLAMABAD — The Election Commission of Pakistan is announcing poll results for the general elections since early Friday morning, amid PTI’s allegation of mass rigging. PTI Central Secretary Information Raoof Hasan has claimed that his party is leading on at least 125 National Assembly seats “by huge margins”, Dawn reported. “In due course of time, […]

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Pakistan, Iran agree to ‘de-escalate’ tensions after tit-for-tat attacks

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan and Iran have agreed to “de-escalate” tensions after an exchange of missile and drone attacks this week raised fears of further instability in the region, Islamabad said. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani and the foreign minister of Iran, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, spoke via phone on Friday, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said in a […]

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Pakistan strongly condemns Iran’s ‘violation of its airspace’ killing two children

LAHORE — Pakistan on Wednesday issued a strongly worded condemnation of Iran’s ‘violation of its airspace’, during which Tehran claimed to have targeted two bases belonging to the Jaish al-Adl militant group. It also warned the neighbouring country that such actions can have ‘serious consequences’. Iran on Tuesday launched attacks in Pakistan, targeting what it […]