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Mayors Elections: ECP directs CS Sindh, IG Police to ensure adequate security ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday directed the Chief Secretary and Inspector General of Police Sindh to ensure fool proof security arrangements for smooth conduct of Mayors/Deputy Mayors and Chairman/Vice Elections in Sindh on August 24.In a letter, Chief Secretary Sindh and IG Police were also asked to deploy an adequate police force at each polling station to avoid any untoward incident on polling day. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Pakistan participates in 'Our Ocean Conference': Zahid Hamid ISLAMABAD: Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid has said that Pakistan will first time participate in "Our Ocean Conference" schedule to be held on September 15 in Washington.Pakistan was invited by Secretary of State of US John Karry through a letter, said a press release issued here on Friday.The conference will focus on sustainable fisheries, marine pollution and climate-related impacts on the ocean.The minister hold a consultation meeting with representative of relevant departments to highlight ...

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One security personnel martyred, another injured in Bajaur IED blast PESHAWAR: A remote controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Bajaur Agency on Friday claimed the life of a security official while another got injured.The remote controlled IED blast took place near Chasma, in Salarzo area of the Bajaur Agency, an official of Bajaur Control confirmed.According to Bajaur Control, a blast killed one security official who was identified as Aziz on the spot while another Shoukat Batani got injured.Soon after the blast, the officials of ...

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Rawalpindi ‘knife attacker’ cites hatred for women motive behind assaults The Punjab Police on Friday claimed that the alleged knife attacker has confessed to stabbing women in the recent wave of knife attacks to hit the city of Rawalpindi. According to local media reports, the accused stated in a statement to police that he hated women because of the mistreatment by his stepmother as a child, while he was also rejected by a woman he claimed to have loved.Mohammad Ali, in his 20s, confessed to ...

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Last Lunar Eclipse of year 2016 on September 16/17; to be visible in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: The Penumbral Eclipse of Moon will occur on September 16/17, 2016 which would be visible in Pakistan like many other countries.According to the Climate Data Processing Centre of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), this lunar eclipse will be the last lunar eclipse of the year 2016.The Penumbral Eclipse of Moon will be visible from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and West Pacific.The Eclipse would begin at 21:55 PST on September 16 and the greatest Eclipse will ...

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Conviction in 889 cases achieved with 51pc rate: NAB ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB), out of 1,762 decided cases, has achieved conviction in 889 cases of corruption which shows a conviction rate of about 51 percent.The Bureau has completed about 6,300 inquiries, of which 56 percent were matured into formal investigation and more than 80 percent investigations were taken into stage of prosecution in courts of law.A document showing NAB's achievement has revealed on Friday that during last 16 years it received about 309,000 ...

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ECP directs Parliamentarians to submit assets' detail by Sept 30 ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed the Members of Parliament and Provincial Assemblies to submit details of annual statement of Assets and Liabilities of their own spouses and dependents for year 2015-16 by September 30.According to the spokesman of ECP, this is a mandatory requirement under Section 42A of the Representation of the People Act 1976 and Section 25A of the Senate (Elections) Act 1975.Members of the Senate, National Assembly and Provincial ...