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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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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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Cook holds firm in farewell to strengthen England’s grip on fifth Test


September 11, 2018

Alastair Cook’s typically grinding effort of 46 not out in his final Test innings before international retirement left England in a strong position in the fifth Test against India at the Oval on Sunday. England were 114 for two in their second innings at stumps on the third day, a lead of 154 runs, having already won this five-match series …

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Punjab Governor House to be open for public on Sundays


September 11, 2018

LAHORE: The Punjab Governor, Chaudhry Sarwar, has announced opening of the Governor House for the public on Sundays, saying that all national assets belong to the people of Pakistan. At a news conference, the governor said the historic building would initially be opened for families on Sundays between 10am and 6pm. It would also be opened for the schoolchildren on …

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IPC minister meets POA, PSB officials


September 11, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Ahead of her meeting with the Prime Minister, the federal minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Dr. Fahmida Mirza held a meeting with Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) and with officers of Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) on Monday and said that her ministry will take every possible step to bring improvement in sports in the country. The ministry of IPC …

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Imran wants action plan for 5 million houses in two weeks


September 11, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday presided over a meeting to review progress on formulation of a roadmap for the construction of five million houses across the country and decided that the project would be monitored and implemented directly by the Prime Minister Office. It was decided in the meeting that the prime minister would take the “ownership” of …

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Images Dawn Search A big win for Pakistan’s trans community as The Gender Guardian’s first batch graduates


September 11, 2018

An impromptu celebrity performance, students dressed to impress and plenty of selfies — it appeared to be a graduation like any other. But this Sunday, the graduation of The Gender Guardian’s first batch of students marked a milestone for the transgender community. 17 students received their diploma certification for formal education and skill-based training after completing short courses at the newly opened school. …

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PTI’s Shaukat Yousafzai secures considerable lead in PK-23 Shangla by-election


September 11, 2018

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) candidate Shaukat Yousafzai has secured a considerable lead in the by-polls held in Shangla’s PK-23 constituency on Monday, DawnNewsTV reported. According to the unofficial and unconfirmed results from all 135 polling stations in the constituency, Yousafzai has reportedly secured 39,290 votes as compared to the 22,545 votes bagged by PML-N candidate Mohammad Rashad Khan. The Election Commission of Pakistan …

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Civil society in Islamabad protests ‘forced resignation’ of economist from advisory council


September 11, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Members of the civil society on Monday staged a protest outside the National Press Club against the ‘forced resignation’ of Dr Atif Mian from the recently-constituted Economic Advisory Council (EAC). Participants of the protest, organised by Awami Workers party (AWP), decried the PTI government’s ‘Naya Pakistan’ claim. Former PPP senator Farhatullah Babar described government’s action as stepping on a …

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Punjab Governor House to be open for public on Sundays


September 11, 2018

LAHORE: The Punjab Governor, Chaudhry Sarwar, has announced opening of the Governor House for the public on Sundays, saying that all national assets belong to the people of Pakistan. At a news conference, the governor said the historic building would initially be opened for families on Sundays between 10am and 6pm. It would also be opened for the schoolchildren on …

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