Daily Archives: September 11, 2018

ECP orders recount in Larkana’s PS-13


September 11, 2018

The Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday ordered a recount for PS-13 (Larkana). The recount was ordered after an ECP bench, headed by the chief election commissioner, heard a petition filed by Grand Democratic Alliance candidate Adil Altaf for recounting in the constituency. According to the petition, a total of 103,965 votes were casted in the constituency, out of which …

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Russia launches biggest ever war games


September 11, 2018

Russia on Tuesday launched what it has called its largest ever military drills, with hundreds of thousands of Russian troops taking part along with Chinese soldiers in a massive show of force that has rattled the West. The week-long war games dubbed “Vostok-2018” (East-2018), “have kicked off” in far eastern Russia and on the Pacific Ocean, the defence ministry said …

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Throwback: When Nawaz and Kulsoom celebrated 46 years of marriage


September 11, 2018

  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his wife Kulsoom Nawaz are celebrating 46 years of marriage today. To mark the occasion, the prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz, shared photos of her parents and her family and tweeted heartfelt messages. “Every love story is beautiful, but yours is my favourite,” she said. “Happy 46th wedding anniversary to the best couple ever.” …

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Begum Kulsoom Nawaz passes away in London after battle with cancer


September 11, 2018

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, passed away in London on Tuesday after a months-long battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband and four children, Hassan, Hussain, Maryam and Asma. PML-N Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb told the Associated Press that arrangements were being made to bring her body back to Pakistan for burial. Party leader Khawaja Imran …

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ECP dismisses concerns over i-voting for overseas Pakistanis, says it is ‘not acting in haste’


September 11, 2018

Amidst criticism of its decision to go ahead with the i-voting process for overseas Pakistanis in the October by-elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) held a joint press conference with National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) officials to debunk complaints about the software that will be used to enable overseas Pakistanis to vote. The ECP’s Director General of Public …

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China to regulate online religious activity amid crackdown


September 11, 2018

0 China is rolling out new rules on religious activity on the internet amid an ongoing crackdown on churches, mosques and other institutions by the officially atheist Communist Party. Anyone wishing to provide religious instruction or similar services online, must apply by name and be judged morally fit and politically reliable, according to draft regulations posted online late on Monday by China’s State …

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China move points to a possible end of birth limits


September 11, 2018

China is eliminating a trio of agencies responsible for enforcing family planning policies in a further sign the government may be planning to scrap long-standing limits on the number of children its citizens can have. The move was part of a reorganisation of the National Health Commission announced Monday that creates a new single department called the Division of Population …

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Student killed in twin bomb attack near Afghan girls’ school: officials


September 11, 2018

A boy was killed and four others wounded in a double bombing outside a girls’ school in restive eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials and witnesses said, in the latest violence to hit the country. The first explosion happened in front of Malika Omaira girls’ school in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, at around 8:30am (0400 GMT), provincial governor spokesman …

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SHC orders reopening of May 12, 2007 mayhem cases


September 11, 2018

3 The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday ordered reopening the cases regarding the May 12, 2007, mayhem, which claimed at least 50 lives in Karachi. The court, which had earlier reserved its decision on a plea to reopen the 65 pending cases — most of which were declared ‘A Class’ (proceedings in the case frozen with the approval of the …

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Thai police shut down journalists’ discussion about Rohingya


September 11, 2018

Police in Thailand shut down a forum organised by foreign journalists on Monday to discuss whether senior military officers in Myanmar should face justice for alleged human rights abuses committed by their forces against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities. About a dozen policemen showed up ahead of Monday evening’s scheduled panel discussion at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand …

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