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People run MQM election campaign: Waseem Akhtar ISLAMABAD: Leader of Muthidha Quami Movement (MQM) Waseem Akhtar Friday said that people run his party election campaign and they are going to contesting the elections despite of security concerns.Talking to a private news channel, he said that government should need to pay special attention on sensitive areas. He claimed MQM has been receiving openly threats during the election campaign.He termed delimitation in Sindh as pre-pole rigging, his party leadership had issued precautionary measures to unit level, he added."If all political parties have been united against terrorism then the situation of security was totally different today", he said.Waseem Akhtar also alleged that some political and religious parties have relations with militants.<Center><b><i>Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013</b></i></center> ...

Govt to insure complete security arrangements in election: Chandio ISLAMABAD: Senator of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Moula Baksh Chandio on Friday said government should ensure complete security arrangements during the elections.Talking to a private tv news channel, he said there was no much bad situation of security as highlighted in media, adding people should not pay the attention on rumors.He said that there was no any political party who have handsome resources to utilize individually for security arrangements.Chandio said that people would decide that ...
Election cell set up at Hyderabad HYDERABAD: The Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed Friday established Divisional Election Cell (DEC) with Telephone No.022-9200451, 022-9200202, Fax No.022-9200610 for monitoring General Elections.He has nominated the Assistant Commissioner Headquarters Ahsan Ali Qureshi Cell phone No.0301-3578303 as Incharge / Focal Person of this Election Cell.<Center><b><i>Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013</b></i></center> ...
Altaf condemns suicide attack on security check post KARACHI: The leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain has condemned the suicide attack near a check post in Peshawar.In a statement issued here on Friday, he expressed his grief and sorrow over the loss of lives and injuries to several people in the incident.He said the elements shedding the blood of innocent people were open enemies of the country and they were carrying out bomb blasts to create instability.He prayed for the speedy ...
25 candidates file nomination papers in Larkana LARKANA: More than 25 candidates belonging to various political parties as well independents filed nomination papers to contest the forthcoming general elections-2013 from various constituencies of National and Provincial Assemblies' of Larkana and Kamber-Shahdadkot district here Friday.Moazzam Ali Abbasi, son of former MPA of PPP Haji Munawwar Ali Abbasi and grandson of former deputy speaker of National Assembly Dr Mrs Ashraf Abbasi submitted his nomination papers for the National Assembly seat of Larkana NA-204 (Larkana-I) ...
Japan provides US$6 million to support UNHCR&#39;s refugee programmes in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Japan has provided US$ 6 million in support of the UNHCR's refugee programmes in Pakistan. The Japanese funds will support UNHCR's commitment to provide primary school education to around 75,000 refugee children in different villages. The funding will also bolster UNHCR's efforts in providing assistance to Afghan refugees in areas such as primary health care, provision of legal services, specialized services for children at risk, and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. These services ...
Basha Dam safe from seismic activity: WAPDA ISLAMABAD: The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) on Thursday said that the Diamer Basha Dam was designed in a way that it was safe from seismic activity.A WAPDA spokeperson, in a statement, clarified a news item appeared in a section of the press quoting the Director General of Geological Survey of Pakistan as saying that the Diamer Basha Dam was located on a fault line.The contention made by the Director General Geological Survey of ...


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