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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

ECP to hold LG polls for Sindh's reserved seats from Feb 20 ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will hold Local Government Elections for indirect seats in Sindh between February 20 to 22.The elections will be held to fill indirect seats in union councils, district councils, town committees, municipal committees, corporations and Metropolitan Corporation, said a notification issued by ECP.The commission fixed polling dates for indirect seats of district councils, municipal corporations, district municipal corporations and Metropolitan Corporation on February 20, for indirect seats of seats of union councils, union committees, town committees and municipal committees on February 22.ECP also asked the voters of concerned councils, committees, and corporations to elect members to the seats notified by the provincial government of Sindh.It is pertinent to mention here that on February 4,ECP had postponed the Local Government Elections (LGE) on indirect seats of Sindh, scheduled from February 8 to 14.The decision was taken because of the matter subjudice in the court. Copyright ...

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PM approves increase in stipend for BISP beneficiaries ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has approved increase in the annual stipend to Benazir Income Support Progamme (BISP) beneficiaries from Rs. 18,000 to 18,800 per annum. Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, in a statement here Saturday, said that he had detailed discussion with the Prime Minister regarding increase in the stipend for BISP beneficiaries.The increase was in accordance with the increase in CPI during the last year, the minister said and added that ...

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Sindh Governor for CCTV at parks scattered across Karachi KARACHI: Governor of Sindh, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan during his visit to different parks in the metropolis Saturday ordered immediate installation of close circuit television cameras in each of these and also their connection to Command and Control Centre.Sindh Governor accompanied by provincial minister for local bodies, Jam Khan Shoro and Karachi Commissioner, Syed Asif Hyder Shah, said provision for CCTV and cameras will create a sense of security among the people visiting the ...

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Sindh Government imposes ban on swimming at Seaview KARACHI: Government of Sindh, in exercise of powers conferred under Section 144 (6) C.Pc, has imposed complete ban on swimming at Seaview Clifton on Sunday.According to a notification issued Saturday the government to ensure safety of public lives and health which may occur otherwise due to swimming is taking measures required to be adopted.A letter sent by Commissioner of Karachi division was also referred to asking the authorities that on the occasion of Valentine's Day, ...

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American Consul General calls on Shehbaz Sharif LAHORE: American Consul General Zachary Harkenrider called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, here Saturday.Matters of mutual interest, promotion of bilateral relations and enhancing cooperation in various sectors particularly energy sector were discussed during the meeting. Speaking on the occasion, Shehbaz Sharif said that the friendship of Pakistan and America is based on multidimensional relations and increasing cooperation of America in energy sector of Pakistan is commendable.He said that economy of Pakistan is progressing ...

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PML-N govt committed to cause of health, education: Hakeem Baloch KARACHI: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government is committed to the cause of health and education in the country, said State Minister for Communications, Abdul Hakeem Baloch, here Saturday. During his visit to the Government Girls Secondary School and Government Boys Secondary School, Sumarkundani, Gadap Town, he said the Federal Government has accorded top priority to development sector across the country without any distinction. "There can be no denial to the fact that education is ...

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Govt focusing on unemployment and investment in the country ISLAMABAD: Federal Commerce Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that the government has controlled crippling economy and now its focusing on creating employment and bringing investment in the country.Talking to a private news channel, he said that before 2013 election, the core problems facing the masses were electricity load-shedding, terrorism and inflation while the government has overcome them to a large extent.To a question, he said Qatar will provide LNG to Pakistan on a ...