Maqbool Malik

  • TISLAMABAD/Lahore/Karachi  -  The Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday gave its nod to a massive administrative reshuffle in three provinces aimed at ensuring a greater degree of transparency in the upcoming general elections in the country. These administrative changes have been ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday released assets and liabilities declared by Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk and caretaker chief ministers of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. While the caretaker chief ministers of Sindh and Balochistan have yet to submit details of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The dramatic killing of Mullah Fazlullah, a fugitive leader of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan in a US drone strike in Afghanistan will have far-reaching implications on the war on terror and militancy which has engulfed the region since 9/11 terror incident in the United ...

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  • TIslamabad - The Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to deploy army personnel at polling stations on the polling day scheduled for July 25. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (r) Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan on Thursday. The meeting was ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - As the process of scrutiny of candidates contesting general elections to be held on July 25 getting pace, the Election Commission of Pakistan said that particulars submitted by one hundred candidates have been found extremely dubious. A report in this regard, compiled by the SNGPL and ...

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  • T­ISLAMABAD - More than 12,000 candidates filed their nomination papers for the National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies seats for contesting general elections 2018 to be held on July 25. Earlier today (Monday), the Election Commission extended the time for filing the nomination papers for ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - In an apparent sign of easing tensions, Pakistan and the United States Thursday agreed to jointly achieve common targets of peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region. US Vice president Mike Pence telephoned Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk to discuss the bilateral ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday administered the oath to a six-member caretaker federal cabinet at a ceremony here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. Those who took oath included Dr Shamshad Akhtar, Roshan Khursheed Bharucha, Barrister Ali Zafar, Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Azam Khan and ...

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  • TRawalpindi  -  The military hit back at mounting criticism of its long campaign against militancy and stressed its support for upcoming elections in a major public relations offensive on Monday. The push comes one day after a Pashtun group clashed with Taliban-linked militants in South ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan Thursday issued schedule as well as code of conduct for the general elections to be held on July 25. Announcing the schedule at a press conference at the ECP Secretariat, Election Commission Secretary Babar Yaqoob said candidates can file nomination ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday signed the 31st Constitutional Amendment that completes the process of historic merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The President, who signed the bill to make it a law during a simple ceremony held at the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday rejected appeals of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf to restrain the scrutiny committee from probing the party's sources of funding, and for secrecy of the scrutiny process. In its judgement, the ECP dismissed PTI's objections over the Terms ...

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  • TIslamabad - The Pakistan Army on Monday ordered a court of inquiry against former ISI chief Lt-Gen (r) Asad Durrani over a recently launched book he has co-authored with former Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Amarjit Singh Dulat and Indian journalist Aditya Sinha. The former head of ...

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  • TIslamabad - The Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday decided to convene a consultative meeting of all parliamentary parties on May 31 to finalize the code of conduct for the 2018 general election. According to the ECP spokesperson, invitation letters had been sent to all the political ...

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  • TIslamabad - A foolproof security for candidates aspiring to contest the 2018 general election shrouds in uncertainty and the Election Commission of Pakistan has no mandate to provide them security. “The ECP has no mandate to provide security to the contesting candidates,” ECP ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan said on Thursday it would grant permission to all election observers including national and international provided they follow the legal process. “There is a standard operating procedure (SOP) the world over that international observers send ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua on Tuesday urged Kabul to avoid blame-game as it is not in the interest of both countries, saying Pakistan wants a lasting peace in the war-torn Afghanistan. The NSA stated this while addressing a seminar titled ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The military top brass on Friday reiterated Pakistan’s desire for maintaining peace with its neighbours, yet it warned effective and befitting response to any hostile action anywhere along the frontiers. “Despite our desire for maintaining peace with our neighbours, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani on Thursday asked the government to implement recommendations of the Upper House on budget and Public Sector Development Programme in letter and in spirit. In his ruling, the Senate chairman asked the government to implement Senate resolutions ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Senate, which resumed discussion on the budget for the next fiscal year on Wednesday, unanimously approved 156 recommendations on the Finance Bill 2018-19 which have sent to the National Assembly. The recommendations were moved by Chairman of the House on Finance Committee Senator ...

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  • TIslamabad - All is set to hold the general election in July, sources said on Tuesday. The sources told The Nation that dates were being finalized to hold the 2018 general election on any day in the last week of July. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had said that elections will be held on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - In a major development, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Monday announced appointment of District Returning Officers, Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers to conduct the 2018 general elections across the country. According to ECP, district and sessions judges ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The participation of Afghan refugees in rallies organised by Pashtoon Tahaffuz Movement has prompted the Pakistan government to take up the issue with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  Sources confided to The Nation that Islamabad has decided to take up the issue ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The challenge of water scarcity being faced by the country echoed in the Senate on Friday emphasising the need for taking appropriate steps for water conservation through reservoirs, including building of Kalabagh dam. “Construction of Kalabagh Dam should not be made a taboo in ...

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  • TIslamabad - The Senate on Wednesday resumed discussion on the national budget 2018-2019 with seven members both from treasury and opposition benches spoke for and against the budget. Senator Lt. Gen (Retd) Abdul Qayyum from the ruling PML-N, while taking part in the debate, described the budget as ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A total of Rs1,100 billion has been set for the Defence Services in the federal budget for 2018-2019 which is 11 percent up from Rs998 billion revised budget estimates for the outgoing year. The increase in the defence budget for 2018-2019 is the highest since the ruling PML-N took ...

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  • TIslamabad - Although the Election Commission of Pakistan is confident of disposing of complaints on the proposed delimitation of constituencies by May 3, the prospect of holding the next general election on time looked fairly dim. The ECP is currently disposing of complaints without any hiatus ...

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  • TIslamabad - The Election Commission of Pakistan has expedited hearing public objections to the proposed delimitation of constituencies ahead of the general election scheduled by the end of July. The ECP received 1285 objections and has so far disposed of nearly 600 objections and efforts were ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan is giving final touches to its plans to launch Karachi-Chabahar and Gwadar-Muscat ferry services to promote people-to-people contact. Sources in the Ports and Shipping Ministry told The Nation that modalities including clearance from relevant departments were being worked out ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Senate on Friday unanimously passed “The Supreme Court and High Court (Extension Jurisdiction to Federally Administered Tribal Areas) Bill, 2018.” Moved by Law Minister Mahmood Bashir Virk, the bill is aimed at extending the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and the ...

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