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Politics & Policy

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Operation will continue till last terrorists is eliminated: DG Rangers KARACHI: Director General , Pakistan Rangers- Sindh, Maj. General Bilal Akbar Saturday called on Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan here at the Governor House and discussed the law and order situation especially in Karachi.They also reviewed the security arrangements at universities and other educational institutions in the province ; keeping in view the recent terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University , Charsadda, said a statement here.They reiterated the resolve that the targeted operation led by the Rangers would continue till last terrorist was eliminated.They also praised the security agencies for their efforts for the restoration of peace and security in the city and other areas of the province.The Governor acknowledged that many security personnel sacrificed their lives for maintaining peace and security and the people were also praising security agencies in this regard. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Polling underway for local bodies elections in Sanghar district SANGHAR: Polling is underway for local bodies elections in Sanghar district of Sindh province and as many as 715,818 voters exercising their right to elect their representatives.Voting is taking place in as many as 692 polling stations of Sanghar district. As many as 330 polling stations in Sanghar district have been declared highly sensitive while 227 polling stations have been declared sensitive.The voting process could not begin at some polling stations at the scheduled time ...

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Kasur scandal: ATC acquits three accused LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) Friday acquitted three accused- Ashfaq, Arshad and Ibrahim-involved in a rape case registered in connection with Kasur video scam.ATC-IV Judge Chaudhry Muhammad Ilyas passed the orders while accepting an acquittal application filed by the accused.During the hearing, accused' counsel arguing before the court submitted that Ganda Sigh Wala/Kasur police had registered FIR 324/15 against the accused for raping a girl in connection with Kasur scandal. He said that the police ...

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Govt decreases terrorism, extremism through polices: Irfan ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on National History and Literature Heritage Irfan Siddiqui on Friday said the terrorism, extremism, and violence related incidents had decreased as action was taken against banned organizations and hate material.Law and order situation had improved as compared to past and 322 terrorists were executed and 1500 books were sealed which helped in eradicating terrorism from the country, he said while talking to a news channel.He said Pakistan had positive ...

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Ahsan terms Charsadda incident as attack on country's future ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Professor Ahsan Iqbal Friday termed the terrorist attack on educational institutions as war against future of the country.Talking to media after enquiring after the injured of Charsadda incident at Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar, he said that Charsadda incident had created a new spirit in nation and it had also proved that the Pakistani youth would never be oppressed with such cowardly tactics.Ahsan Iqbal said that mission of the ...

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CM orders to strengthen security arrangments LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Thursday directed security departments to strengthen security arrangements in Punjab for protection of life and property of the masses.He said this while presiding over a meeting here which reviewed in detail the overall law and order situation in the province.The meeting strongly condemned the incident of terrorism at Bacha Khan University Charsadda and also offered fateha for the martyrs.The participants of the meeting prayed for the early recovery ...

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NA body asks ECP to evaluate cost of installing EVMs ISLAMABAD: The Sub-Committee of National Assembly on Electoral Reforms on Thursday asked the Election Commission of Pakistan to evaluate and inform the financial cost of 400 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to be installed in a single constituency and over all 300,000 EVMs.Talking to media after the meeting, he said that the committee asked the Election Commission to give time frame for opening tender of Electronic Voting Machines as soon as possible.Minister of State for Information ...