INAMULLAH KHATTAK

  • TISLAMABAD - Nationalist leaders have a piece of advice for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in wake of the looming agitation from the opposition in the aftermath of Panama Leaks. “Leave no option for Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Imran Khan to agitate and politicise the issue,” a ...

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  • TIslamabad - Early in the morning, dozens of people occupy the lawns of excise and taxation office within shouting distance of the 9th Avenue Bus Stop of Metro Bus Service. They do not benefit from the luxurious multibillion public transport services but instead wait for their turns to register new ...

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  • TIslamabad - The fascinating Islamabad Literary Festival came to an end yesterday leaving a message of love, peace and tolerance for the people as the visiting scholars predicted great future for the country.The three days long literary festival was thronged by thousands of people who had rushed to ...

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  • TIslamabad - Political debates on national and international issues dominated most of the sessions in the ongoing Islamabad Literature Festival being held at Lok Virsa, making the activity more a political than a literary one.The three-day festival that will come to an end today (Sunday) though drew ...

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  • TIslamabad - Top academicians and scholars have said that flawed policies at home and troubled relations with India and Afghanistan are aggravating ethnic, tribal and religious militancy, urging civil and military leadership to revisit the policies.“The flawed policies of Pakistani state and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A humanitarian crisis is feared in the Gilgit-Baltistan, as continues rains and land sliding disconnected the area from rest of the country, which resulted in shortage of food there.The Awami Workers Party has urged the federal government and the government of Gilgit-Baltistan to take ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Central President Awami National Party (ANP) Asfandyar Wali Khan came down hard on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government yesterday and remarked the PTI-led provincial government has become ‘house maid’ of Bani Gala, the residential villa of Imran Khan.Condemning target killing of ...

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  • TIslamabad - Administration of Lok Virsa has achieved its revenue target of Rs 30 million in just four days of its 10-day long festival as people continue to throng Shakarparian in search of entertainment.Inaugurated on April 1, the Lok Mela that showcases traditions of the four provinces, besides ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Nationalist allies of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) feel let down by allegedly being ignored by the government in giving safe exit to the former military dictator General (retired) Pervez Musharraf. Nationalist forces like Balochistan National Party Mengal (BNP-M), ...

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  • Tislamabad - Elected councillors yesterday unanimously demanded the federal government and provinces to accept local governments as third tier of government and ensure genuine and substantive devolution of financial and administrative powers to them.Visibly perturbed by the cold shoulder given to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Political forces have abandoned the movement against the changes in the original map of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) without getting any credible guarantee from the government about fulfilling the commitment to construct Western Route.Background discussions with leaders ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Over 11 million eligible women voters in the country missing from electoral rolls has prompted the civil society groups across the country to announce extending a supporting hand to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in bridging the gender gap in the electoral rolls. The decision ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Election authorities are double minded whether to challenge or comply with the judgment of Peshawar High Court regarding the much-talked about issue of women disenfranchisement in a constituency in Lower Dir of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on last Thursday declared ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - An interesting contest is expected between Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) in Jhal Magsi constituency in Balochistan as schedule for by-election was announced yesterday.The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said by-polls in NA-267 will be held ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Only 40 out of the total registered political parties have so far submit their financial statements while the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought powers to bind each party to abide by the law.The ECP in this regard has submitted a proposal with the Electoral Reforms ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) of Imran Khan formally split into factions after election authorities registered PTI-N or Nazriyati as a new political party. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has formally registered PTI-N as a political party to be headed by Akhtar Iqbal Dar, an ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - It will cost over Rs 80 billion to go for electronic poll in general elections as Pakistan will need 360,000 Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs to hold general elections.And certainly nobody but Finance Minister Ishaq Dar can provide the huge funds for purchase of the machines. Dar also ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - As many as 21 out of 32 districts in Balochistan have weak writ of the state besides having volatile political atmosphere among other problems as election authorities have categorized the districts in Hard Zone ahead of embarking on a massive transfers and postings of its officers.The ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Major political parties in Pakistan lack internal democracy besides having credibility problems when it comes to their annual financial statements mandatory under the constitution, said a survey launched yesterday.The PILDAT Report on ‘internal democracy of major political parties ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali yesterday said the FIA will start probe into several financial scams unearthed during the previous government, hinting at yet another round of political clash between ruling PML-N and opposition PPP.Speaking at a news conference, the minister said ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Internally displaced persons living in two refugee camps in Hangu will be a deciding factor in the National Assembly by-poll for Orakzai Agency scheduled for March. 3.Displaced since 2009 military operation, around 6,000 registered voters of the two camps are now being courted by the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Over 3,000 seats reserved for minorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will remain uncontested as the province is all set to witness by-elections on February 21 in districts where polls were postponed during the bloody LG elections held last year.According to official documents, only 33 members ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Election Commission (ECP) is all set to float international tenders for purchase of electoral technology but the stakeholders look confused about specifications of the modern machinery besides lacking legal cover.Currently, the ECP, Ministry of Information Technology and National ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz clinched the seat of Islamabad mayor and three deputies during election for the positions held yesterday.The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) was the only challenger as none other out of the 320 registered political parties were in a position to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD: The Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) yesterday staged protest by bringing the students who have been denied admission in schools as they failed to meet formalities of providing ‘Form B’.Hundreds of students and their parents staged a demonstration outside the National ...

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  • TISLAMABAD: After exactly two-and-a-half months of the local government (LG) elections in Islamabad, which were held on November 30, the crucial phase of electing mayor and three deputy mayors will be held today (Monday).The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and opposition Pakistan ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - More than 100 days back when voters cast ballots for electing representatives on grassroots level, the Local Government (LG) polls kicked off in Punjab and Sindh have not been completed so far as the local bodies system still faces some hurdles.With the first phase of polls conducted on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - United Nations expert on Electoral Technology advised Pakistan yesterday to pilot Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Biometrics till 2018 and launch the technology across the country in 2023 elections after reviewing its merits and demerits.Ronan McDermott, a leading UN expert on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A parliamentary panel yesterday protested the unspent money on uplift of less developed areas particularly in Balochistan and FATA as some Senators warned about mass exodus of people in Balochistan due to the depleting water table.Members of Senate Functional Committee on Problems of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Political parties yesterday advised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to personally intervene and meet leaders of the protesting employees of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) instead of handling the privatization issue through ministers.Lawmakers and politicians warned the prime minister ...

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