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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

ECP to include new voters in Electoral Rolls from August 1 ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would start campaign to include the names of new Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) holders in Electoral Rolls from August 1st across the country.During the campaign, voters who have become disqualified (deaths/cancelled CNICs) will also be excluded from the rolls after their door-to-door verification process, said spokesman of the Commission while talking to APP.According to him, door-to-door verification shall be carried out from August 1st to August 15, 2016 which shall be followed by 21 days of display process starting from August, 21, he said.For the said purpose verifying officials shall visit the permanent addresses of the new CNIC holders for their verification, the spokesman added.Simultaneously, door-to-door verification of all the deceased voters shall also be carried out for deletion of said voters.After door-to-door verification the said lists shall be displayed at designated display centres, offices of District Election Commissioners, Registration Officers and ...

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Fatemi for enhanced Pak-Indonesian collaboration in counter- terrorism ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi (SAPM) on Tuesday said Pakistan attached importance to its relation with Indonesia and intended to strengthen bilateral ties in diverse sectors including counter-terrorism.Commending the efforts of the Indonesian government in its campaign against terrorism and dismantling terrorist network, the SAPM emphasized the need for enhanced cooperation in counter- terrorism between Pakistan and Indonesia.Fatemi, in a meeting with the Indonesia's newly appointed ambassador ...

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PML-N to form next AJK govt as "single largest party": Farooq Haidar MUZAFFARABAD: President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) AJK-Chapter Raja Farooq Haider Khan Tuesday expressed the confidence that his party would emerge as the "largest single party" in Thursday's general elections and form the next government in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. "Despite all odds, delaying tactics of appointing the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) by the sitting government of PPP in AJK and some flaws in the voters' list, PML-N will be victorious in the polls by ...

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Power projects delayed due to sit-ins: Shehbaz Sharif LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Monday said that a lot of work had been done under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to cope with energy crisis.He said that power projects were delayed due to sit-ins staged by the elements against development of the country and prosperity of masses. He said that energy projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor were being speedily implemented and 1320 megawatts Sahiwal Coal Power Plant would ...

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President for innovative approach towards science ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Monday called for changing the traditional mode of thinking for a creative and innovative approach towards science to come at par with developed countries.The President made the remarks while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 41st International Nathiagali Summer College on Physics and Contemporary Needs.President Mamnoon called for immediate measures for changing the curriculum to attain scientific progress.The President lauded the efforts of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) over the past ...

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National Quality Infrastructure Institutions imperative for harmonizing standards: Tanveer ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussein Monday said that the development and upgradation of National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) institutions were important for promoting harmonization of standards at international and regional level.Addressing the inaugurative session of a three day UNIDO-ECO Expert Group Meeting here, he said Ministry of Science and Technology has formulated a National Quality Policy. The first step towards establishing an internationally recognized NQI is to ensure good governance and create ...

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Senate urges int'l community to take notice of Indian forces atrocities in occupied Kashmir  ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday strongly condemned the recent wave of brutal and extra-judicial killings of Kashmiri Muslims and called upon the international human rights organizations, the United Nations, the OIC and the international community to take notice of the atrocities, besides taking appropriate steps for stoppage of the same. Veteran politician Syed Muhashid Hussain Syed on behalf of all members moved the resolution in the House, which also strongly condemned maiming of boys and ...