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Geo, Jang Group offers to appear before Judicial Commission

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s largest media group, Jang/Geo, on Wednesday welcomed the constitution of the Judicial Commission to probe the alleged rigging in the general election held in May 2013 and offered itself for any inquiry into allegations that it had played some role in rigging the elections 2013. Mir Ibrahim Rahman, Chief Executive of the Independent […]

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A women polling station without voters

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SAHIWAL: Male residents of 111/9-L, Jahan Khan, upheld their 35-year-old “tradition” on Saturday by once again not allowing the women of the village to cast their votes in the 2013 general election. At the village located some 15km from Sahiwal city, 685 women are registered as voters but none of them turned out to cast […]

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Women don’t cast vote in conservative Torghar

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MANSEHRA: Women voters didn’t exercise their franchise in Torghar on Saturday due to local culture and traditions. “Local elders and tribesmen didn’t allow women to cast vote at combined polling stations in Torghar. Staff were present there but women didn’t show up throughout the day,” said Mohammad Zahid, local member of Human Rights Commission of […]

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Warning to Waziristan women

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MIRAMSHAH: An unknown group on Wednesday warned that women in a restive tribal region should not vote in elections, threatening punishment. “The people of Waziristan are hereby warned that they should not allow their women to cast votes and shouldn’t let any candidate influence them,” said a pamphlet. Signed by “Mujahideen”, the leaflets were thrown […]

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LHWs to protect women polling stations in KP

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to deploy lady health workers at women polling stations in the province on May 11 to meet shortages of policewomen required to perform security duty. Provincial information minister Musarrat Qadeem told a news conference here on Tuesday that lady health workers would be undergo necessary training to perform […]

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Independent media to guarantee free, fair elections

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ISLAMABAD: The nation is geared towards the first-ever election under the watchful gaze of vibrant media and new modes of social communication, said speakers at a seminar titled ‘Election-2013 @ Media’ and called for voluntary code of conduct to define the rules of the game. The seminar was arranged by the Centre for Civic Education […]

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