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Academics, journalists appointed TDEA trustees

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ISLAMABAD: A seven-member board headed by veteran journalist and analyst Muhammad Ziauddin has assumed its responsibilities as trustees of the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability, which also supervises operations of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), says a press release issued here. The appointment of the new board is part of TDEA’s institutional […]

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There’s greatness in forgiving: Pervaiz Rashid

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ISAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Information, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, on Thursday said shutting down a TV channel was no solution if it had made a mistake. “We want to see the media getting stronger,” the minister said while speaking at a seminar held under the aegis of Free and Fair Election Network (Fafen) here.The minister […]

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Women vote: a male contest

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ON March 31, in an unprecedented move two women — Badam Zari from Bajaur and Nusrat Begum from Lower Dir — filed nomination papers for the election. A former district vice president with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Nusrat Begum is the first woman candidate from Lower Dir, a district where women voters were often barred in […]

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43 killed, 63 injured in one week: Fafen

Forty-three people were killed and 63 injured in 17 incidents of political violence from March 9 to 15, 2013 across the country, showing a sharp decrease as compared with preceding week’s casualties – 106 killed and 156 injured in 27 incidents, says the Free and Fair Election Netwrok (Fafen). Civilians constituted majority of the 106 […]

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‘Education of flood affected girls on stake’

SHAHEED BENAZIRABAD: The Forum for Human Rights Pakistan has said that 5,000 girls would remain out of schools as the Education Department has miserably failed to rehabilitate damaged schools in the area even after two years of floods and rains. Speaking to the local community in a gathering arranged by District Governance Group (DGG) members […]

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NADRA does not have biometric data of 3.72m women voters

By: Jamal Shahid ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) does not have biometric record of as many as 3.72 million women voters. According to Nadra’s district-wise data, Punjab tops the list where fingerprints and photographs of more than 2.62 million women have not been made available to the registration authority. In Rawalpindi tehsil […]

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