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ECP to hold by-election in PS-76 on March 3 ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to hold by-election in PS-76 (Old Dadu) on March 3.According to spokesman of the ECP, nomination papers will be filed from February 8 to 9, whereas the verification process will be completed on February 11.The candidates can file their appeals to the tribunals against the decisions of the returning officers until February 13 and the tribunals would decide on their appeals until February 16.The candidates can withdraw their nomination papers until February 17 and the next day the final list of candidates will be published.It is pertinent to mention here that ECP is holding bye election in PS-76 after the judgement of the Supreme Court in civil appeal filed by Asghar Ali Sheikh against Liaqat Ali Jatoi. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Schedule for closure of CNG stations KARACHI: Schedule for the closure of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) has been announced by Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) on Saturday.According to details, next week the CNG closure would be on Monday, 08 Feb, 08:00 am till 09 Feb, 08:00 am; Wednesday, 08 Feb, 08:00 am till 09 Feb, 08:00 am; Friday, 08 Feb, 08:00 am till 09 Feb, 08:00 am.Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2016 ...

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SHC adjourns hearing of petition against amended LG law KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Saturday adjourned the hearing of petitions challenging the Sindh Local Government Amendment Bill 2013, which bounds the members to cast their votes by showing their hands instead of secret voting for electing mayor and deputy mayor.SHC bench, headed by Justice Syed Hasan Azhar Rizvi, was hearing the identical petitions filed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F).In Saturday's hearing Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) also filed an intervener ...

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Chairman Senate condemns Quetta blast ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri Saturday condemned the terrorist attack in Quetta. They expressed sympathy with families of martyrs and those injured in the attack.Leader of the House in Senate Raja Zafar-ul-Haq and Leader of the Opposition Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan also condemned and expressed greif and sorrow over the terrorist incident, says a press release.The Senate leadership has re-affirmed Pakistan's resolve against terrorism and has expressed commitment ...

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Pervaiz condemns Quetta blast ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday strongly condemned blast in Quetta.The minister, in a statement here, said the whole nation was united against the menace of terrorism and would continue to fight till the elimination of the last terrorist from the country.The supreme sacrifices of the security forces and nation would not go in vain, he added.The minister expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of ...

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Prime Minister condemns Quetta terror attack ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Quetta causing loss of innocent lives.According to a PM House statement, the Prime Minister directed the authorities concerned to provide best medical treatment to the injured.He prayed for the departed souls and for the bereaved families to bear the loss with equanimity.The Prime Minister also directed the officials of the law enforcement agencies to hunt down the culprits responsible for this terror ...

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Karachi South Zone police continue action against criminals KARACHI: The Karachi South Zone police continued its action against the criminals.A statement on Saturday said that weapons, looted goods and narcotics were recovered.Six pistols and as many magazines were recovered from the possession of six alleged criminals.According to police an abductee identified as Mst Aneesa was also recovered by the police.As many as eight accused were arrested from various areas of South Zone on various charges.Seven accused were also nabbed and narcotics recovered from ...