90 get nomination papers for Senate election

Over 90 contenders were issued nomination papers for the Senate elections scheduled to be held on March 3.  The Punjab Assembly will elect 12 senators on seven general, two seats each of technocrats and women and one minority seat. So far, PML’s Kamil Ali Agha and PML-N’s Usman Zai have submitted their nomination papers to the returning officer for the Senate election in Punjab. According to the schedule, the last date for filing nomination papers is February 8. The ECP will publish list of the nominated candidates on February 9. The last date for scrutiny of nomination papers is February 12 and the last date for filling appeals against acceptance or rejection of nominations is February 15. The last date for disposal of appeals by the tribunal is February 17, while the last date for publication of revised final list of candidates is February 18. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is February 19, while polling will be held on March 3 in the PA. Same scheduled was announced for Sindh, KP and Balochistan assemblies.–Staff Reporter

 By-poll for Senate seat on March 1

 By-election for the Senate seat, which fell vacant after disqualification of PML-N Senator Nehal Hashmi last week, will be held on March 1, the ECP announced on Tuesday. According to a notification issued by the ECP, the Punjab Assembly will elect a new senator from the province to the vacant seat. The last date for filing nomination papers for the by-poll is February 13. The last date for scrutiny of nomination papers is Feb 15, while Feb 17 will be the last date for filing appeals against rejection or acceptance of nomination papers. Appeals will be disposed of by Feb 19. A revised list of candidates will be published on Feb 20, while Feb 21 will be the last date for withdrawal of candidature. The polling will take place on March 1. Hashmi had lashed out at the JIT investigating the Panamagate in March 2017and threatened the investigators questioning the Sharif family with consequences. He was sentenced to one month in jail and disqualified from holding any public office for five years. He was also sentenced to Rs50,000 fine.–Staff Reporter

 CTO welcomes new recruits

 More than 400 Traffic Assistants have been recruited in the city traffic police department, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.  The recruits, including 390 male traffic assistants and 22 female traffic assistants, were welcomed by Chief Traffic Officer Rai Ejaz Ahmad at the Syed Ahmad Mobin Police Lines at Manawan. Several senior traffic officers and wardens were also present on this occasion. The CTO while addressing the young traffic officers said that the traffic police department would provide all resources and facilities to ensure best training and education for the recruits at the police training school. Ejaz said that the latest addition of new traffic officers would help city police manage traffic control in the metropolis more effectively.–Staff Reporter ­

 PU declares results

 The PU Examinations department has declared the results of BS Home Economics Part-I (2nd year) second annual 2017, Doctor of Pharmacy first, second, third, fourth & Final Professional annual 2017, Doctor of Pharmacy (One year condensed/Deficit Course) annual examination 2016 and BS (4 year programm) second semester examination 2017. Detailed results are also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.–Staff Reporter