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‘You are my voice’: Kurdish leader campaigns from Turkish jail

ANKARA: Turkey’s leading Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas is facing not only President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in this month’s presidential elections but the seemingly insurmountable obstacle of having to campaign from jail. Demirtas, the former co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and still by far its most prominent figure, has …

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US Secretary of State calls Gen Bajwa to discuss political reconciliation in Afghanistan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken by phone with Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss the process of political reconciliation in Afghanistan and other issues. A statement released on Thursday by State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Pompeo and Gen Bajwa discussed ways to advance US-Pakistan …

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FC soldier died in Army helicopter crash near Quetta

A Frontier Corps (FC) soldier was martyred on Thursday when an Army helicopter crash-landed on the outskirts of Quetta, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The helicopter, on a medical evacuation sortie, was enroute to Quetta from Kohlu. The Army’s media wing added that the martyred soldier …

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Alauddin Marri named as Balochistan Interim CM

QUETTA: The Election Commission of Pakistan announced on Thursday Alauddin Marri to be the caretaker chief minister of Balochistan. Marri, who belongs to Mastung district of Balochistan, was recommended by the former provincial government that had also proposed the name of Sardar Shaukat Popalzai for the post. The former opposition …

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Two men died in separate accidents in Balochistan

QUETTA: Two men burnt to death when their over-speeding Zambad vehicle carrying diesel overturned and get fire in district Panjgoor. According to the details, two men namely, Mohammad Arif and Akthar, burnt to die when their over speeding Zambad vehicle carrying diesel turned over in Gawaran area of district Panjgoor …

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ECP to appoint caretaker Balochistan chief minister

QUETTA: The Election Commission of Pakistan will appoint a caretaker chief minister for Balochistan after a meeting of the parliamentary committee to decide on the matter bore no fruit on Wednesday. Following Qudus Bizenjo decision over opposition leaders’ controversy, during Wednesday Parliamentary Committee meeting government’s nominated members refused to attend the meeting. Former …

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Election to test Pakistan democracy amid allegations of military meddling

Reuters ISLAMABAD: Intensifying allegations of military interference threaten to cast a shadow over Pakistan’s general election on July 25, a historic event that will mark only the country’s second ever democratic transition of power. On Friday the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party handed over power to a technocratic caretaker …

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