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Kaira concerned over Pervez Ashraf's disqualification LAHORE: Central Information Secretary PPP Qamar Zaman Kaira, commenting on the decision of Election Tribunal pertaining to the disqualification of former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, to contest elections, said that his disqualification merely on the basis of allegations will raise serious question on the whole electoral process.In a statement here Tuesday, he said, no one is guilty unless proved. If disqualification is to be carried out merely on the basis of allegations, it will not be possible to find a single candidate to contest the elections in view of the political environment in the country, he added.He said that the former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf awarded the contract of constructing roads to National Logistic Cell (NLC), a government organization known for quality work, on single tendering basis.Kaira expressed surprise that no one raised objections when Punjab government led by former Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif awarded number of ...

Altaf condemns attack, condoles with Sana Zehri KARACHI: The chief of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain has strongly condemned the bomb attack on the convoy of provincial head of PML (N) Balochistan Sardar Sanaullah Zehri. In a statement on Tuesday, he expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the death of his son, brother and nephew in the blast and added that every patriotic Pakistani was grieved on the tragic incident. He said that effective measures should have been taken for ...

President condemns attack on Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, ANP meeting ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday strongly condemned a suicide attack on a political meeting of ANP in Peshawar city resulting into killing of innocent people and injuries to others including Ghulam Ahmed Bilour. The ANP meeting was going to be addressed by Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour and his nephew Haroon Bilour and as they reached the venue of the meeting a suicide bomber blew himself up near their vehicle killing innocent people including policemen ...

Pakistan condemns terrorist attacks in USA ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the terrorist’s attacks during Boston Marathon, Massachusetts USA and hoped those responsible would be brought to Justice."The Government of Pakistan condemns this heinous act of terrorism in the strongest possible terms and hopes that the perpetrators of this barbaric act will be brought to justice," said a statement of Foreign Office Spokesman issued here.It said the government and people of Pakistan were deeply shocked and saddened at the cowardly terrorist ...

Printing industry business booms ISLAMABAD: As the general elections are coming closer, the printing industry business continues in full swing, fulfilling the orders of contesting candidates and political parties.The political parties and candidates are using panaflex, banners and posters to publicise their slogans, flags, manifestos, feelings and sentiments.Asmat Ullah, a composer said that due to workload they have to work for long hours, however he was happy for earning more as compared to usual days.He said that several people ...

12 polling stations declared sensitive SARGODHA: Tehsil administration has declared 12 polling stations of NA- 64, PP-28,29 and PP-30 of Bhalwal circle sensitive.DSP Bhalwal Circle, Anjam Kamal Mirza said Tuesday that due to enmities among different groups as well as among the candidates, 18 polling stations have been declared sensitive.The polling stations of Bhalwal Saddar declared sensitive are:polling station No. 11 government elementary school for boys Nabi Shah,polling station No. 12 government girl elementary school Nabi Shah, polling station No. ...

Health department kicks-off anti-polio vaccination ASTORE: Three days anti-polio vaccination campaign has been started in the district here on Tuesday.This was stated by DHO Dr. Muhammad Issa while talking to APP on Tuesday that, the health department would vaccinate more than 18885 children in different areas.He said that various mobile teams were assigned their respective duties at transit points including bus terminals, schools, markets and other public places.The polio campaign will continue till April 18.He claimed that, there is no ...


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