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Mayor/deputy mayor elections today KARACHI: The elections for the seats of mayor/deputy mayors and chairman/vice chairman of Local Councils are being held in Sindh province, including Karachi here on Wednesday.The Election Commission of Pakistan has directed the provincial government to make fool proof security arrangements for the conduct of smooth elections at all polling stations.The polling which started on 9.00am will continue till 5.00pm.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Ombudsman Secretariat for PAHWW establishes online complaint system ISLAMABAD: Federal Ombudsman Secretariat for the Protection Against Harassment of Women at Workplace (PAHWW) has created an online complaint system to facilitate working women facing severe challenging.An official of the office told APP that any complain under the Act of 2010 for Protection Against Harassment of Women at Workplace can be made online by visiting www.fos-pah.gov.pk or sending email at register@fos-pah.gov.pk.The complaints can also be registered through sending application at fax no. 0092519262953 or contacting ...

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848 target killers arrested by Rangers in three years KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh has arrested 848 target killers from different parts of metropolis in various targeted raids since September 2013.According to a statement, the arrested accused were involved in 7224 target killings. Among 848 arrested accused 654 belonged to a militant wing of a political party and 95 belonged to Lyari gangs while 99 target killers of different banned organization were also arrested.All the arrested accused confessed their involvement in the target killings, the ...

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Nisar contacts British officials on anti-Pakistan speech of MQM chief ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday night contacted the British high officials and exchanged views regarding last day's anti-Pakistan speech of MQM chief and incident of inciting crowd to agitation.According to Interior Ministry, the Interior Minister said the use of British soil by somebody against integrity of Pakistan and action against peace is highly condemnable.He said MQM chief used derogatory language against Pakistan and Pakistani institutions which not only ...

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SC grants 2 months to 'Al-Razi Medical College' for up gradation of college ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted two moth time to Al-Razi Medical College administration for up-gradation of college and directed the Khyber Medical University to submit a report after inspecting the college. The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Faisal Arab heard the case. During the course of proceedings, the chief justice remarked that Pakistan Medical and Dental Council ...

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Elections of mayors in Karachi to be held on Wednesday: ECP ISLAMABAD: The elections of Mayor/deputy mayors would be held in Karachi on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, announced Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).According to a notification issued here, the Election Commission has directed the provincial government of Sindh to make fool proof security arrangements for conducting smooth elections of mayors/deputy mayors, chairmen/vice chairmen at all polling stations on the polling. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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ECP issues guidelines for contesting candidates of mayor's post ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Tuesday issued guide lines for the candidates contesting for the posts of chairmen/vice chairmen, mayor/deputy mayors of the local councils of Sindh province.According to a notification issued here, the contesting candidate should appoint polling agents at each polling station before commencement of the polls under intimation to the presiding officer. The number of polling agents must not exceed the number of polling booths.The appointment of a polling agent may ...