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LG polls: SC directs Sindh, Punjab, KPK to submit replies within 15 days  ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments to file their replies on preparations of local body elections in the provinces within 15 days. These orders were issued by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk comprising Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed while hearing a case pertaining to legislation for local body polls. During the course of hearing, the CJP enquired about the deadline given to Punjab and Sindh for legislation on LB polls and fresh delimitations. The CJP expressed his displeasure on the KPK authorities for not holding the elections. At which, Additional Attorney General of the KPK said that court in its orders had authorized Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to make new electoral boundaries that caused a delay in elections. At which the court advised not to speculate things as the decision was for Punjab and Sindh ...

Formulation of rules sought to implement TEC Board's recommendations KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the provincial advocate general to immediately develop relevant rules and regulation prerequisite for implementation of recommendations proposed by the Thar Coal Energy (TCE) Board's sub committee.Chairing a meeting here on Thursday to discuss rules and regulations of Thar Coal and Energy Board, he said several countries and investment companies are taking deep interest in relevant power generation schemes."We also are extending them series of special ...
PM orders implementing Punjab Citizen Feedback Monitoring Programme in federal govt ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered the implementation of Punjab Citizen Feedback Monitoring Programme in the federal government to improve service delivery and to enhance communication with ordinary citizens.He was chairing a meeting here at the PM House, which was attended by Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal and Chairperson National Assembly's Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Marvi ...
Observers declared election 2013 free, fair: Dr. Rasheed Ahmed Khan ISLAMABAD: Analyst Dr. Rasheed Ahmed Khan has said that foreign observers in their reports declared the elections of 2013 free and transparent as compared to the previous elections.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said election violence was also less in the elections of 2013.He said that for the first time in the history of the country, all political parties including PTI accepted results of the elections.He said that results sheets should be prepared on every election ...
People facing problems of high prices, unemployment, corruption: JI Chief NAWABSHAH: Ameer Jamaat Islami Sirajul Haq said Sunday that 180 million people of Pakistan are facing problems of high prices, unemployment, corruption and commission.He said that the country is being pushed economically back. He was addressing a public meeting.He maintained said that more than 56000 people were killed in Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa and 24000 alone in Karachi.He said that prices of every item have escalated.Sirajul Haq said that he had came to Sindh 30 years back, ...
President, PM condemn Hangu blast ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Sunday strongly condemned the bomb blast in Hangu.In their messages, they extended condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the blast.The President also directed the authorities concerned to ensure provision of best medical assistance to the injured. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Qaim records his statement before election tribunal KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday appeared before the election tribunal and got recorded his statement on a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leader Syed Ghaus Ali Shah against his success on PS -29 constituency.In his statement before Justice (Retd) Zafar Ahmed Khan Sherwani, the CM rejected the allegation of allying with the caretaker CM Justice (Retd) Qurban Alavi.Syed Qaim Ali Shah said Alavi was not his friend, however, ...


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