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Punjab govt forms committee to negotiate with banned outfit

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday announced that the provincial government had decided to form a committee to negotiate with the proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).

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The announcement came in the backdrop of staged protests by the banned outfit to demand the release of their leader Saad Rizvi.

Buzdar made the announcement regarding the government's decision to hold talks with the banned outfit on Twitter.

"We have formed a committee, consisting of senior members of the Punjab Cabinet Raja Basharat and Chaudhry Zaheeruddin to negotiate with the [banned] Tehreek-e-Labbaik," Buzdar wrote.

"According to the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PUBH), we all need to work together for peace and harmony in the country," he wrote.

 

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Election Commission decides to re-verify voters aged 100 and above

The verification process will continue till August 13

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Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to carry out re-verification of voters aged 100 and above.

According to details, the Election Commission has announced door-to-door verification of elderly voters across the country after large-scale irregularities were revealed in the electoral rolls.

The electoral body has provided details of voters aged 100 and above to the provincial and district offices for a re-verification. The verification process will continue till August 13.

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Rescue 1122 establishes medical response units in KP

Ninety-five ambulances and twenty-four fire vehicles have been deputed near various Imambargahs in the province. 

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Peshawar: In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Rescue 1122 has established medical response units in various districts to provide medical aid to the mourners of Muharram-ul-Haram.

According to Director General, Rescue 1122 Dr. Khatir Ahmed, ninety-five ambulances and twenty-four fire vehicles have been deputed near various Imambargahs in the province. 

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PM lauds performance of Pakistani athletes at ongoing Commonwealth games

He said these athletes are pride of the nation who increased Pakistan's honor in the comity of nations.

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has commended the performance of Pakistani athletes at the ongoing Commonwealth games.

In his tweets on Monday, he said Nooh Butt and Arshad Nadeem won gold, Sharif Tahir, Zaman Anwar and Inam Butt won silver and Shah Hussain, Ali Asad and Inayatullah won bronze medals in the Commonwealth Games, making all Pakistanis, including him, proud.

He said these athletes are pride of the nation who increased Pakistan's honor in the comity of nations.

The Prime Minister said he will meet all these athletes on their return home and encourage them. He said other Pakistani athletes participating in the Commonwealth Games are also commendable who are representing Pakistan with hard work and dedication.

Describing victory or defeat part of the game, he urged the athletes not to give up and keep working hard.

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