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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

ECP holds consultative meeting on code of conduct for general election-2018 ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday arranged a consultative meeting with all political parties to discuss proposed code of conduct for general election-2018.Addressing the opening session, Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan, Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza said the main aim behind sharing of such proposed code of conduct for general election was to get input from political parties and making it more effective.He said the ECP has been working to stop illegal activities during coming general election and ensuring holding of transparent elections.He said the ECP wanted to stop misuse of financial resources during the election campaigns and working on steps to avoid this practice in future.He said that under sub article 3 of the article 218 of the constitution of Pakistan, the ECP has mandate to make arrangements for holding of fair elections.He said the ECP was working to ensure minimum use of resources in elections and protecting ...

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PPPP awards ticket to Hakeem Baloch for by-polls on NA-258 KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians has issued the party ticket to Abdul Hakeem Baloch to contest by- election on NA-258 Malir Karachi.Abdul Hakeem Baloch was elected from Constituency NA-258 district Central - Malir in the General Election-2013, but he changed his party, said a statement on Wednesday.It may be noted here that the Election Commission has announced to hold the by-election on NA-258 on November 22.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Imran wants to create confrontation among institutions: Musadik ISLAMABAD: Spokesman to the Prime Minister Dr Musadik Malik has said democracy was strengthening in the country but PTI chief Imran Khan wanted to create confrontation among national institutions for his personal motives.Talking to a private news channel, he said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would again fail to achieve its objectives like that of the sit-in. The government would protect the lives and properties of the citizens at all costs, he added.He said protest was ...

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PTI creating anarchy to destablize country LAHORE: Pakistan Mislim League-N (PML-N) leaders on Monday said agenda of PTI Chairman Imran Khan was to create anarchy in the country through unjustified agitation and marches.Talking to APP, PML-N leader and senator Najma Hameed said politics of agitation had been rejected by the people as the PML-N government was working on development projects to boost economy.PML-N MPA Mian Marghoob Ahmed said the masses were quite intelligent and Imran Khan would not succeed in hoodwinking ...

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Senate body adopts Sub-Committee report on Private Members' Bill ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs on Monday unanimously adopted report of the Sub-Committee on the Private Members' Bill titled the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2016.The committee met here at Parliament House under the chair of Senator Saeed Ghani, chairman of the committee.The meeting was attended by Senator Saleem Raza, Senator Gul Bashra and Senator Nawabzada Saifullah Magsi.The committee also unanimously recommended the Bill titled the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, ...

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Govt pursuing multi-pronged strategy to meet power shortage ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif Monday said the government was pursuing multi-pronged strategy to overcome power shortfall in the country.Speaking at a Energy Investment Forum organized by Private Power Infrastructure Board(PPIB) the minister said the country was facing from 18 to 20 hours power load-shedding before the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz(PML-N) came into power, but now it had been reduced to six hours by initiating a number of power projects.As a result of ...

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`Hajj and Umrah Operation Act' to be tabled soon in Parliament: Sardar Yusuf ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Sardar Muhammad Yusuf on Monday said `Hajj and Umrah Operation Act' will be presented soon in the Parliament for approval and this initiative would help Hajj pilgrims resolve their issues.Addressing the oath taking ceremony of Hajj Operators Association of Pakistan held here, the minister said "Hajj and Umrah Operation Act, earlier approved from the Cabinet Division, would be tabled soon in the Parliament for approval and this Act would ...