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ECP issues notice to Imran Khan for violating code of conduct ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Tuesday issued notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan for violation of its code of conduct ahead of a rally planned in Pind Dadan Khan (Jhelum-II).The ECP in its notice has said that mass rallies being planned by Imran Khan prior to by-elections are violation of its code of conduct, said a press release issued here on Tuesday.Imran Khan should abide by the code of conduct as its violation is a corrupt practice, the violation of the directive shall be proceeded under Article 204 of the constitution read with section 103 A of the Representation of People Act 1976.The notice said that preparations for a huge PTI rally at Khewra, Dharyal Jalib, Pinawal, Jalalpur Sharif of Tehsil Pind Dadan Khan are underway in connection with By-elections for NA 63 Jhelum on August 24. Election were scheduled to be held in the constituency on ...

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PA passes resolution against Altaf Hussain LAHORE: Punjab Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution against MQM Chief Altaf Hussain condemning his August 22 speech against Pakistan and high national security institutions.The resolution urged the federal government to institute a high treason case against MQM leader for violating the Constitution.The resolution moved by the provincial Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Rana Sanaullah Khan stated that MQM Chief was continuously spewing venom against Pakistan which tantamount to attack on country's sovereignty."The ...

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NA committee seeks report on Rs24bn embezzlement in CAA ISLAMABAD: A Sub ommittee of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat Tuesday sought a report from Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) about Rs 24.593 billion embezzlement in the authority.The committee meeting, chaired by Convener Sardar Mansab Ali Dogar, directed the CAA to present a detailed report of Rs 671.39 million embezzlement on account of Cargo Throughput Charges and irregular renewal of Air Transport Licenses defaulting airlines Rs 23922.00 million in next meeting.The Federal Investigation ...

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HEC spent Rs5bn on PM Fee Reimbursement Scheme ISLAMABAD: As many as 108,036 deserving students of the less developed areas have been paid of Rs. 5 billion by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) through "Prime Minister's Fee Reimbursement Scheme till June 2016.According to the details of HEC documents here Tuesday, a total of 78,349 Master students, while 25,333 MS/MPhil and 4,354 Phd students from all provinces/agencies have been benefitted from the scheme.The scheme was initiated in 2012 for the Masters/ MS/M.Phil and Ph.D ...

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Pakistan, India to benefit from normalization of ties WASHINGTON: A US State Department Spokesman said on Monday that Pakistan and India stand to benefit from a normalization of ties and practical cooperation, and encouraged the two neighbors to engage in a direct dialogue to reduce tension."We strongly support all efforts between India and Pakistan "that can contribute to a more stable and prosperous region and that includes meetings at any level between Indian and Pakistani officials," he said while responding to a question.Pakistan's ...

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PM felicitates PCB on national cricket team's highest ITC ranking ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday congratulated the management of Pakistan Cricket Board, cricket team and nation on attaining the highest ranking in International Test Cricket."It is indeed a moment of national pride for us. Our cricket team has proven that it is the best cricket team in the world," the Prime Minister said in a message, according to PM's Office.The Prime Minister said the cricket team under the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq demonstrated ...

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Life normal in metropolis, amid tight security KARACHI: Law and order situation on Tuesday remained normal and calm in the metropolis.Petrol and CNG stations remained open across the city and public transport was plying on roads as usual. Shops, businesses and educational institutes were also open in all areas.Heavy contingents of Police and Rangers were seen across the city in a bid to prevent any untoward incident.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...