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IHC to hear Magsi's disqualification appeal, Mazari's petition ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear Disqualification appeal of Raheela Magsi from Senate Elections and petition moved by Sheerin Mazari, leader of PTI in this regard on March, 4 jointly.A division bench of Justice Athar Minnallah heard the appeal filed by Raheela Magsi leader of Pakistan Muslim league Nawaz (PML- N) against her disqualification from contesting senate election on the basis of domicile.During the course of proceedings, Syed iftikhar Gilani, counsel for the Magsi pleaded before the court that transfer of vote could not be the basis of rejection of the nominations.He further stated while citing the Section 20 of the Electoral Rolls Act regarding transfer of votes that it did not apply for senate elections.The counsel pleaded before the court that election commission cleared some other candidates who transferred their votes and added that disqualification of Magsi is an act of discrimination.Gillani said that her client had ...

Zero tolerance for middleman culture in BISP: Marvi QUETTA: "The time has come to start evaluating the need for a re-survey to get to the real poverty picture in Pakistan," said Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme and Minister of State, MNA Marvi Memon while addressing a large group of BISP beneficiaries in Lunni village of Sibi district on Tuesday.Marvi Memon is on an official visit to Balochistan to understand the issues being faced by BISP beneficiaries and their resolution mechanisms being given by ...
LHC stops trial court proceedings in Haq Nawaz murder case LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench Tuesday stopped trial court from proceeding in Haq Nawaz murder case.The court passed the orders while hearing a petition of Atta Muhammad, brother of deceased Haq Nawaz, seeking directives for formation of new joint investigation team (JIT). The court also sought reply from the Punjab government and Inspector General of Police Punjab.Earlier, the petitioner's counsel submitted that the joint investigation team was not formed on merit for investigation ...
Measures being taken speedily under NAP: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Tuesday said the entire nation was determined to rid the country of terrorism and a decisive war was being fought against terrorists and their facilitators.Talking to members of National and Provincial assemblies of various districts, he said unanimous strategy against terrorism was yielding positive results and effective measures were being taken speedily in the province under the National Action Plan (NAP).The Chief Minister said the war for survival ...
Plea against Prof Sajid Mir adjourned till 4th LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of a petition against acceptance of Prof Sajid Mir's nomination papers for senate elections till March 4.Justice Ayesha A Malik adjourned the matter after Prof Sajid Mir's counsel sought time to file reply.The petition was filed by Qazi Hussain Siraj, a resident of Dera Ghazi Khan, submitting that Prof Sajid Mir filed his nomination papers for senate elections as PML-N candidate, whereas he was president ...
Govt takes interest in the development of Hazara division ABBOTTABAD: The Federal government is taking keen interest in the development and uplift of the Hazara division as number of mega projects like Express way, airport, hospitals are underway.Talking to a PMLN delegation led by Sakhi Muhammad Tanoli, MNA Captain (R) Muhammad Safdar said that many more projects are in pipeline for the area, which will change the destiny of the division.The MNA told the delegation the government is paying full attention for the provision ...
Shahbaz for protecting women rights LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Monday said the Punjab government was taking solid measures for protecting rights of women.Addressing a meeting at Committee Room of Civil Secretariat through video link here, he said half population of the country comprised women and protection of their rights was responsibility of the state.He said, special centres would be set up for immediate assistance of women subjected to violence, adding that these special centres would prove ...


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