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Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) plans to release next week details of polling station vote counts, accounting of ballot papers, consolidation of election results and polling schemes implemented on 11 May 2013 elections. An ECP official said it is not mandatory for Presiding Officers and Returning Officers to submit details of polling schemes, ballot papers and other essential documents related to the results of general elections as the Representation of People's Act 1976 does not make it binding on the commission.

Submitting a reply to Supreme Court's directives in relation to anti-government protests case, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday did not say anything about Parliament's apprehension's over the party's 'misrepresentation' of army's support to party's sit-in in the Red Zone of Islamabad. Filing a reply in the apex court through its counsel Yousaf Khosa, PTI said that it did not have the "benefit of knowledge" of the concerns raised by parliamentarians and was, therefore, unable to respond to their apprehension specifically.
The banks are bound under the law not to take the currency notes inscribed with slogans or messages of political, religious or commercial nature. Such notes under the 1977 Ordinance promulgated by the then President, Fazal Elahi Chaudhry, cease to be a legal tender.
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri Monday withdrew his decision of scribbling "go Nawaz go" slogan on currency notes in the aftermath of a strong reaction by State Bank of Pakistan. Addressing the participants of 'Inqilab march', Qadri said that according to the law all notes inscribed with slogans are legally invalid and therefore he had suspended his decision of scribbling "go Nawaz go" slogan on currency notes.
Flood water is now moving towards Sindh after wreaking havoc across Punjab where 232 lost their lives whereas about 2.2 million got affected, reveals data released by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Monday. Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) has issued a fresh flood flow forecast for Guddu and Sukkur Barrages on river Indus, according to which river Indus at Guddu and Sukkur may attain medium to high flood discharge ranging between 400,000 cusecs to 500,000 cusecs from September 16-to-18.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday promised to rebuild houses of flood-affected people and ceaseless support of the government till their return to homes. Addressing a gathering of flood-affected people at a relief camp at Shershah Rural Health Centre, the prime minister said the government stood by people in the testing times and added that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and he himself would continue to supervise the relief, rescue and rehabilitation process till the resettlement of all people in their homes in a dignified manner.
An alliance of pro-Pakistani groups fighting in Indian held Kashmir announced Monday it was suspending jihadist activities to carry out rescue and relief work for flood victims. The umbrella United Jihad Council (UJC) was formed in 1994. Talking to AFP, Syed Salahuddin, the group's supreme commander accused the Indian government of not doing enough for ordinary flood victims in held Kashmir.
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