Following are the top foreign stories at 2030 hours

     *Nawaz Sharif's PML-N & Bilawal Bhutto's PPP discuss new power-sharing formula to form next government
     Islamabad/Lahore: The top leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Peoples Party have discussed a new power-sharing formula for dividing the five-year tenure between them, as efforts to form a coalition government gathered pace on Monday following a split verdict in the elections.

Pakistan’s top poll body blames mobile service suspension on poll day for delay
     Islamabad: Contrary to its earlier claim, Pakistan’s top election watchdog on Monday blamed the suspension of internet and mobile services on Thursday when country-wide polling took place for general elections, which it said did “create hindrance” in declaring results in a timely manner.

Nawaz Sharif still in the race for the prime ministerial slot, say PML-N leaders
     Lahore: PML-N supremo and three-time former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is still in the race for the prime ministerial slot despite his party not securing a simple majority in the general elections in Pakistan, PML-N leaders said on Monday.

Indian tourists can now make UPI payments in Sri Lanka
     Colombo: Indian tourists in Sri Lanka will be able to make digital payments through UPI with the launch of the facility in the island nation on Monday.

Pak's Jamaat-i-Islami party candidate forfeits seat in Sindh; says Imran Khan's party-backed candidate actual winner
     Karachi: In an unusual move, a senior leader of Pakistan's Jamaat-i-Islami Party on Monday forfeited his seat in the Sindh province that he won in Thursday's elections, saying it was not him but the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party-backed candidate who has won from the constituency he contested.

'Ahlan Modi' event scaled down due to inclement weather in the UAE
     Dubai: The ‘Ahlan Modi’ community event to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi has been scaled down due to inclement weather conditions in the UAE, an official involved in preparations said on Monday.

Former Pak PM Sharif's PML-N party secures support of one more independent lawmaker
     Lahore: In a boost to the PML-N party, another newly elected independent member of Pakistan's National Assembly on Monday decided to join the party led by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as he tries to form a coalition government after the just-concluded election resulted in a hung Parliament.

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