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ECP issues code of conduct for bye elections in NA-63 ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Wednesday issued code of conduct for holding bye elections in NA-63,on August 31.According to ECP spokesman, in order to ensure that by- elections in NA-63 are conducted fairly, "the ECP directs that all executive authorities in the federation and that the province will not use state resources to influence the elections in favour of a particular candidate or a political party."The code of conduct clearly bars prime minister, chief minister, federal ministers, state ministers, advisors to the president and prime minister, provincial ministers, advisors to the chief minister, members of the National and Provincial Assemblies or any persons on their behalf shall not visit the constituency or a polling station after the issuance of schedule of bye election till completion of poll, he added.If any person in government service misuses his official position in any manner, he will be liable to be proceeded ...

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Murad directs LEAs to provide security to councillors KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, has said that he has directed the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to provide proper security to the newly elected councillors so that they could participate in the election of mayors and chairmen.This he said while talking to media during his visit to different media houses on Tuesday. He was accompanied by his advisor on Information Mola Bux Chandio.He said that the election of local bodies mayors, deputy ...

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Nisar contacts British officials on anti-Pakistan speech of Altaf ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday night contacted the British high officials and exchanged views regarding last day's anti-Pakistan speech of Altaf Hussain and incident of inciting crowd to agitation.According to Interior Ministry, the Interior Minister said the use of British soil by somebody against integrity of Pakistan and action against peace is highly condemnable.He said Altaf Hussain used derogatory language against Pakistan and Pakistani institutions which not only ...

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Mustafa Kamal for effective crackdown against MQM miscreants KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal Tuesday called for stern action against those who attacked media houses in Karachi on Monday, following the speech of MQM leader Altaf Hussain.Addressing a press conference here, he said some people were trying to save their skin in the aftermath of the public backlash and strong resentment all over the country, against Altaf's proactive speech.He also called for stern action against those responsible for violence and attacks ...

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No conspiracy against Pakistan's solidarity to be tolerated: Ebad KARACHI: The Corps Commander, Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar, on Tuesday held at a meeting with the Governor Sindh, Dr. ishrat ul Ebad Khan, at the Governor House here.A Governor House statement said that the overall situation in the province, targeted operation, law and order came up for discussion at the meeting.Security ahead of the Eid ul Azha was also discussed on the occasion.It was resolved that no conspiracy to incite people against the solidarity of ...

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Altaf habitual to speak against country, security institutions: Asif ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said over the period Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain has adopted a habit to speak against Pakistan, its security institutions and incite people to violence.Talking to a private news channel, the minister said Altaf Hussain had also been using indecent and derogatory language against the homeland during the Pervez Musharraf regime.He also mentioned an anti-Pakistan speech by Altaf Hussain delivered in India during the Pervez ...

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Pakistan conveys concerns over delay in investigation of Samjhauta Express terrorist attacks: FO ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday conveyed its grave concern to India over unnecessary delay in the free and fair investigation of Samjhauta Express terrorist attacks in which more than 42 innocent Pakistani nationals lost their lives."The Indian attempts to exonerate some of the individuals involved in the attacks have raised serious questions over the due process of law and dispensation of justice," Foreign Office said in a statement issued here."We also call upon the Indian government ...