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ECP fixes Sep 5th as last date for receiving postal ballot papers in NA-162 ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has fixed September 5th as the last date for receipt of applications for postal ballot papers for by elections in National Assembly Constituency, NA-162 Sahiwal-III.According to a notification issued here on Friday, the 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 a place other than the place in which their home constituency is situated.Persons detained in prison or held in other custody are also entitled to vote by postal ballot.The last date for postal ballot application for 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 September 9, 2016.Persons ...

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SC summons DG FIA, Secretary CADD in Polyclinic alleged corruption case ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday while hearing a case regarding alleged corruption in Polyclinic hospital summoned Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Secretary Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) to appear before court on Friday. The bench remarked that after hearing the arguments of concerned officials the court would decide that whether the case should be referred to FIA or National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The three-member bench of the apex court headed by ...

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Govt wants across the board accountability against corrupts: Baligh ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior, Federal Education and Professional Training, Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman has said that the government wanted across the board accountability against corrupt people.Talking to a private news channel, he said the name of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was not mentioned in Panama Papers.The minister said the names of several opposition leaders were mentioned in Panama Papers but the opposition framed their Terms of Reference (ToR) on Panama Papers ...

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PML-N govt reinvigorates Kashmir issue: Talal ISLAMABAD: PML-N leader Talal Choudhry said on Thursday that the incumbent government had reinvigorated the Kashmir issue as previous governments had forgotten it completely.Talking to a private news channel, He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had been talking about Kashmiris' right since long and any statement by any minister in this regard implies the clear policy of the government."PM Sharif has raised this issue on all important int'l forums and has been emphasizing over it ...

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Govt took several development initiatives for GB: PM ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the government has taken various developmental initiatives for socio-economic development of Gilgit-Baltistan and said he would soon visit the area to review progress on different projects.He was talking to Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez Ur Rehman who called on him here at the PM House.The Chief Minister apprised the Prime Minister on various ongoing development projects related to Gilgit- Baltistan.He also apprised the Prime Minister of ...

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DG Thai Defence Industry calls on CJCSC ISLAMABAD: Director General of Defence Industry and Energy Centre, Thailand General Sorasak Kowkranjang Thursday called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Rashad Mahmood at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi.Both dignitaries discussed matters of professional interest and measures to enhance bilateral cooperation between the Armed Forces, ISPR's news release stated.The visiting dignitary lauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged the sacrifices made by Pakistan in fight against terrorism. Copyright APP (Associated Press ...

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Polish Deputy Defence Minister meets Gen. Rashad ISLAMABAD: Deputy Minister of National Defence, Poland Bartosz Jozef Kownacki on Thursday called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmood.Matters of mutual interest and enhancement in bilateral defence cooperation between both countries came under discussion during the meeting, mews release of ISPR stated.The visiting dignitary lauded the sacrifices made by the Nation and Armed Forces in fight against terrorism. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...