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Panamagate sows discord among lawyers


ISLAMABAD: The Panamagate controversy has now spilled over into bar politics, with fissures between two schools of thought within the 23-member Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) — the supervisory body for lawyers in Pakistan — finally out in the open. On Saturday, a majority of 13 members, led by Ahsan Bhoon …

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PTI mulls over legal recourse against govt


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan held two back-to-back meetings at his Banigala residence on Saturday amid reports that the party’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter felt resentful over the apparent lack of participation in the Nov 2 ‘lockdown’ by party members from Punjab. Mr Khan first met central PTI leaders …

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Massive protest against Christian governor shakes Jakarta

JAKARTA: A massive demonstration by tens of thousands of Indonesian Muslims against Jakarta’s governor turned ugly on Friday as hardliners burned police cars and clashed with officers, who responded with tear gas and water cannon. The ugly scenes — just metres from the presidential palace — marred an otherwise peaceful …

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