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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

CEC fixes date for postal ballot papers for by-election PP-78 Jhang- ISLAMABAD: The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) has fixed November 16 as last date for receipt of applications for postal ballot papers for by-election to the provincial assembly of Punjab from constituency PP-78 Jhang-II.According to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), this facility, under the law, has been extended only to the persons in government service, members of armed forces, holders of public offices, their wives and such of their children as are registered voters and ordinarily reside with them provided they are stationed at place other than the place in which their constituency is situated.Persons detained in prison or held in other custody are also entitled to vote by postal ballot.The last date in this behalf for such polling personnel and police personnel as are posted at a polling station other than one at which they are entitled to cast their vote, has been fixed as November 22.Persons who are appointed ...

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Pakistan's education system to be made one of the best in Asia: Ahsan Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Prof Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday said that government would formulate Pakistan's education system as one of the best systems in Asia, in next ten years to ensure quality education in the country.While chairing a meeting on Higher Education Commission (HEC) Vision 2025 here at HEC, he said, the education of the arts subjects along with science education enabling the students to help promote their creative abilities and capabilities.The ...

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Dar congratulates PM, Nation on improvement in country's credit rating ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister and the nation on improvement of country credit rating by Standard and Poor.The Standard & Poor's has improved Pakistan's long-term credit rating from B negative to B with stable outlook.This comes as a result of the government's improved policy- making, strong performance of the economy and the good prospects for the country's fiscal and external positions, said a press statement issued by the Finance ...

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PTI urged to shun negative politics LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) should mend its way and stop negative politics and allow the government to complete its constitutional tenure, said Maulana Ghayas uddin MPA here on Monday.Talking to APP he said, those staging sit-ins should mend their way, quit negative attitude and play their due role in the development and progress of the country.He said China had given a gift of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in difficult time and we should not ...

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PTI's politics hurdle in country's economic stability: Ahsan Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's politics of agitation was a hurdle in the way of economic stability of the country.Speaking in TV program, he said Pakistan was heading towards progress, prosperity through China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) like projects while PTI, for the sake of politics, was pushing the country into crisis.He said the government had never stopped any political party, including PTI, to stage protest for three and ...

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KP people rejected PTI's call for Islamabad lockdown: Amir Muqam SWABI: Advisor to Prime Minister Amir Muqam on Monday said the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) want development and prosperity and they have rejected PTI's call for shutting down Islamabad and politics of agitation and sit-in.Addressing a public gathering here after inaugurating 132 KV grid station and supply of Sui Gas project, he said except a handful of PTI's workers, the people of KP have refused to participate in Imran Khan's sit-in.Muqam said the people ...

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Govt will not allow PTI to lock down Islamabad: Abid Sher Ali MULTAN: Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali said that the government would not allow Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to lock down Islamabad."Islamabad is not personal estate of the PTI. The government and administration of Islamabad will deal with the protestors as per law."In the past, government had allowed the PTI to hold peaceful demonstration, but it backed out on their pledge. Now, nobody will be allowed to paralyse the state machinery, lock ...