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Pakistan - General News

ECP postpones Indirect election on local councils seats in Sindh KARACHI: The Election Commissioner of Pakistan has postponed the elections for indirect seats of local councils which were scheduled on February 8 and 14, in Sindh.The notification issued by the ECP on Thursday said that the polls are postponed as the matter being subjudice.The postponement is announced on the poll which were scheduled to be held on February 8, for the indirect seats of district councils, municipal corporations, district municipal corporations and metropolitan corporation.The poll which were scheduled to be held on February 14, for indirect seats of union councils, union committees, town committee and municipal committees in Sindh province has also been postponed. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

ECP to hold by-election in NA-101 on March 22 ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to hold by-election in NA-101 on March 22 and issued schedule.According to a notification issued by the ECP, the nomination papers will be filed from February 17 to 18,whereas the verification process will be completed on February 23.The candidates can file their appeals to the tribunals against the decisions of the returning officers until February 25 and the tribunals would decide on their appeals until March ...

Pakistan - General News

Pakistan offers help to rescue Indian soldiers: ISPR ISLAMABAD: Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of Pakistan on Thursday called his Indian counterpart and offered help for rescuing Indian soldiers, trapped under avalanche in Siachen.An Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release said, "Pakistan DGMO called his Indian counterpart and offered help for rescue of Indian soldiers who came under snow avalanche in Northren Areas".According to international media reports around ten Indian soldiers were missing after an avalanche struck the Siachen glacier in Indian ...

Pakistan - General News

US, Pakistan Sign MoU for 7th Phase of S&T Programme ISLAMABAD: David Hale, Ambassador of the United States in Pakistan and Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) here for the seventh phase of Pak-US Science and Technology Cooperation Programme.The MoU will provide more than $8 million in joint funding for high-level collaborative research in science and technology, with a new focus on health and other fields such as water, energy, and information technology.Minister of State ...

Pakistan - General News

Shahid Afridi conferred CSR award by NFEH KARACHI: Shahid Khan Afridi, seasoned cricketer and also the chairman of Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF), has been conferred the 8th Corporate Social Responsibility by National Forum for Environment and Health.The ceremony to confer CSR award to Shahid Afridi was held here at a local hotel the other day where NFEH President, Muhammad Naeem Qureshi presented the award to the SAF chairman, said a press release issued here Thursday.The CSR award was conferred to Shahid Afridi ...

Pakistan - Business & Economy

High-end new markets identified, accessed to increase fruits export ISLAMABAD: The government is undertaking various export promotional activities through trade exhibitions, identified and accessed high-end new markets to increase export of Pakistani fruits.The high-end markets are South Korea, Australia, Lebanon, United States (US), Mauritius, Bulgaria, Sweden, Latvia and Ireland.Citing the steps taken by the government to achieve exports target of Pakistani fruits, the sources at Commerce Division on Thursday said Ministry of Commerce under Strategic Trade Policy Framework 2012-15 announced subsidizing 50 percent cost ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

PR to inaugurate Parcel Express Train on Feb 10 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways is set to inaugurate new Parcel Express Train from Lahore-Karachi-Lahore via Faisalabad on February 10.The running time of Parcel Train from Lahore to Karachi will be around 22 hours, a senior official in the Ministry of Railways told APP."It was another important milestone of Pakistan Railways towards easy and speedy delivery of the cargo that will run initially twice a week from both sides," he said.While elaborating salient features of the train, ...