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PTI lawmaker Sibtain Khan elected Punjab Assembly speaker

Khan obtained 185 votes against the 175 votes secured by PML-N's Saif ul Malook Khokhar

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Lahore: Sibtain Khan of PTI -- who was a joint candidate of his party and the PML-Q -- was elected the new Punjab Assembly speaker on Friday.

The seat fell vacant after the former office bearer, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi was elected as the Punjab chief minister.

Sibtain won the election after obtaining 185 votes against the 175 votes obtained by PML-N's Saif ul Malook Khokhar, who was the Opposition's joint candidate.

PTI MPA Waseem Khan Badozai presided over the session. 

Ahead of the elections, the newly-appointed assembly secretary Inayatullah Lak approved the nomination papers of both the candidates after scrutiny.

Prior to the commencement of the voting process, PML-N’s Khalil Tahir Sindhu tried to raise a point of objection related to the position of the polling booth, saying that cameras were installed above it. 

Following his objection, the location of the polling booth was changed.

 

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Grenade attack in Karachi leaves two injured

Police began investigation into the incident

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Karachi: At least two people were wounded after an unknown man hurled a grenade at Lyari Expressway on Saturday, witnesses and police said.

The incident took place at around 10pm near Garden Toll Plaza, Lyari Expressway.

PPreliminary police investigations showed that an unknown assailant riding a motorbike hurled the grenade and fled the scene, leaving two people injured.

Police and rescue officials arrived at the scene. The injured were shifted to the Civil Hospital.

The City SSP told media that the police has cordoned off the area and started an investigation.

 

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Two soldiers martyred in IED blast in Dir district: ISPR

Security forces have launched clearance operation to eliminate terrorists

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Two soldiers martyred in IED blast in Dir district: ISPR

Dir: Two soldiers embraced martyrdom in an IED blast in Dir's Barawal area, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday.

Sepoy Sajid Ali of Kotli and Sepoy Adnan Imtiaz of Ponch district lost their lives in the attack.

According to the military's media affairs wing, a clearnance operation has been launched to root out the terrorists from the area.

 

 

 

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YouTube plans to launch streaming video service: WSJ

The company has renewed talks with entertainment companies about participating in the platform

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Alphabet Inc's YouTube is planning to launch an online store for streaming video services, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The company has renewed talks with entertainment companies about participating in the platform, which it is referring to internally as a "channel store", the report said, citing people close to the recent discussions.

The platform has been in the works for at least 18 months and could be available as early as this fall, the report added. https://on.wsj.com/3w22hAv

Alphabet did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

With more consumers cutting the cord on cable or satellite TV and shifting to subscription-based streaming services, the planned launch will allow YouTube to join companies like Roku Inc (ROKU.O) and Apple (AAPL.O) in a bid to gain a portion of the already crowded streaming market.

Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that Walmart Inc (WMT.N) has held talks with media companies about including streaming entertainment in its membership service.

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