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President appoints four members of ECP ISLAMABAD: The President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain on Monday appointed Justice (R) Shakeel Ahmed Baloch (Balochistan), Federal Secretary (Rtd) Ghaffar Soomro (Sindh),Justice (R) Mst. Irshad Qaiser (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Justice (R) Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi (Punjab) as members of the Election Commission of Pakistan.According to a notification issued here by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, the President in terms of Article 218(2)(b) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has made their appointments. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016

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IMF sets new SDR calculation method for prepare for yuan's entry WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund on Monday said it adopted a new methodology for calculating the currency amounts in its Special Drawing Rights (SDR), the Fund's unit of account, partly to ensure that China's yuan meets the IMF Board's intended weighting. The changes will apply to a historic rebalancing of the SDR basket on Oct. 1 to include the yuan for the first time, a step that gives the yuan the prized status of reserve ...

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Karachi operation aimed at establishing law and order: Khurram ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastgir Monday said Karachi operation was started with the consultation of all stakeholders which was aimed at establishing law and order in the mega city. Talking to a private news channel, he said public resources were being utilized by the Punjab government with care while there was no proper management of the public money in Sindh. He said other provinces should also follow the development oriented agenda of Punjab ...

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Democrats' convention starts under cloud PHILADELPHIA: The Democratic National Convention got off to a rocky start Monday, with a major internal row over leaked emails playing havoc with nominee Hillary Clinton's bid to present a united front against Donald Trump.Two new polls showed Trump surging since his nomination last week as the Republican presidential candidate, with a CNN poll putting him three points ahead of Clinton.The Democratic convention gets gaveled to order at 4:00 pm (2000 GMT), but even before ...

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Solar plane nears end of historic round-the-world trip ABU DHABI: Solar Impulse 2 neared the end of its epic journey Monday to become the first sun-powered airplane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel to promote renewable energy.When the experimental aircraft touches down in Abu Dhabi it will cap a remarkable 42,000-kilometre (26,097 mile) journey across four continents, two oceans and three seas.Solar Impulse 2 was expected to enter UAE airspace at around 0130 am local time on Tuesday (2130 GMT ...