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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

ECP seeks bids for procurement of 400 EVMs ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought bids for the purchase of 400 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for conduct of Pilot Project in bye-election for National Assembly or Provincial Assembly Constituencies.ECP has fixed July 11 as last date for the submission of EVM bids while samples of machines can be presented to the Commission till July 20, said a notification issued here.A parliamentary panel on electoral reforms had directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to procure electronic voting machines (EVMs) by September 2016 for experimental use with a view for formal deployment."If the experiment is successful, next general elections will be held through electronic voting, Zahid Hamid, chairman of the Sub-Committee had observed.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

DG ISPR regrets world's failure to recognize Pakistan anti-terror efforts ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has played an unprecedented role in the war against terrorism for the world peace. Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa said this in an interview with Urdu service of Deutsche Welle.He regretted that the world has not done enough to support Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts. He said it will be unjust not to accept Pakistan's contributions in the fight against the menace.To a question, Asim Saleem Bajwa said Pakistan ...

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SECP seeks public opinion for amending Modaraba Ordinance ISLAMABAD: Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has issued the draft bill of amendments in the Modaraba Companies and Modaraba (Floatation and Control) Ordinance, 1980, to obtain the feedback of the public and stakeholders.According to a statement issued here by the commission, the proposed amendments intended to reflect the rapid and extensive changes in the business of Modarabas."The SECP feels that in order to promote the Islamic financial services, there is a need to ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

SC adjourns hearing of police promotions case for week ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing of the case regarding out of turn promotions of police officers for one week. The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the case and remarked that out of turn promotions demoralised honest officers. During the course of proceedings, Barrister Syed Ali Zafar cousel for the Petitioners (Officers of Punjab Police) said that although the Supreme Court in its earlier ...

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SC dismisses bail plea of a kidnapper ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a bail plea filed by Umar Farooq involved in kidnapping for ransom. The court directed the provincial law officers to ensure their presence in the court on next date of hearing. The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the case. During the course of proceedings, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) apprised the court about the investigation in the case. The ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

IHC dismisses plea of British national challenging extradition to UK ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court dismissed plea challenging extradition of Pakistani origin British citizens, who are allegedly involved in killing of eight British nationals in the United Kingdom.Chief Justice Mohammad Anwar Khan Kasi also vacated stay earlier granted in the case on the accused extradition matter.The accused Shahid Mehmood was facing charges of killing eight Pakistani Origin British citizens of a single family had approached IHC against his possible extradition to the United Kingdom.Initially, the ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Pakistan wants voluntary return of Afghan refugees: Abdul Qadir ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for State and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch Wednesday said Pakistan wanted voluntary and dignified return of Afghan refugees to their country.Speaking at a high level panel discussion on "New Approaches to Protracted Refugee Situation and Equitable Responsibility Sharing" here, he urged the international community to share more of the refugee burden.He said at the start of the conflict in Afghanistan in 1979, Pakistan was hosting five million Afghan refugees.International community was ...