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Preventing women from voting a national crime, says KP minister

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PESHAWAR: Expressing her satisfaction at the participation of women, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Caretaker Minister for Information and Public Relations Mossarat Qadeem said on Saturday the provincial government would recommend stern action under the relevant law against those depriving the womenfolk of their right to vote under certain agreements. “Sopping women from voting is a national […]

Voters use social media to slam rigging

Karachi: Live updates on the general elections appearing on popular social networking websites are an indication of how smartphones and the rising power of social media have provided everyone with a voice. By 5pm Saturday, the hashtag #NA250 was one of the top trends in the country on Twitter. The constituency saw a massive turnout […]

Minorities vote may play significant role in polls

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KARACHI: Vijay, a 27-year-old sanitation worker of Narayanpura, sees the upcoming general elections as “yet another festival for Muslims” to which religious minorities have only been ‘invited’, but they have to stay “on the fringes” and not to take the centre-stage. “This is the second time that my name is on the voters’ lists to […]

SECP questions mobile company after complaint by PML-N

ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has sought comments from a leading mobile phone company on a complaint filed by the chairman of the Central Election Monitoring Cell of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N, Senator Ishaq Dar that its funds have been allocated for promoting and funding the poll campaign of a […]