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PTI's Asad Qaiser sworn in as Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Qaiser was elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly or the lower house of the country's Parliament on Wednesday, beating PPP stalwart Khursheed Shah, who was fielded by an alliance of the opposition parties.

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Religious parties fail to make cut in Pakistan elections

Much against the popular notion, not a single prominent religious leader has been able to make a cut in the Wednesday's National Assembly elections of Pakistan.

Independents outnumber candidates fielded by Pakistan political parties

Although the Pakistan election battle is set to come down to three parties, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), statistics reveal that independent candidates outnumber the candidates fielded by political parties.

Transgenders to be observers for first time in Pakistan polls

For the first time in Pakistan's political history, the Election Commission of Pakistan has given the duty of "observers" to the members of the transgender community.

Political parties, independents in Pakistan set for final power show

As Pakistan gears up for the July 25 general elections, political parties have redoubled efforts to secure votes from across the country.

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Six new elephant corridors to protect natural nomads

Expressing concern over the increasing number of elephant deaths in India, an international organisation involved in the preservation and protection of these animals globally has stressed the urgent need for a comprehensive policy change in the country to arrest the rapid fall in elephant population.

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India’s growth trajectory predicated on structural reform

India’s ruling NDA regime will, no doubt, bask in the glow of regaining the world’s fastest-growing economy position according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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