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Media coverage favoured top political parties, say election observers

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ISLAMABAD: Broadcast news channels devoted “very little” prime time space to voter education in the campaign period before the 2013 general elections. But TV stations appeared to cash every chance to make money from political ads in the run-up to election day, suggests a report by the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) Pakistan […]

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Information ordinance against Constitution

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s Punjab Assembly legislators have declared the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Ordinance 2013 ‘against the Constitution’, saying it has made access to official information ‘impossible’ by linking it with the chief minister’s approval. “The access to information was difficult earlier but after promulgation of this ordinance it has become […]

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Nadra confirms rigging reports in NA-258

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By: TAHIR SIDDIQUI KARACHI: The election to a National Assembly seat (NA-258) in Karachi was massively rigged in the May 11 general elections, it emerged in a report filed in an election tribunal by the National Database and Registration Authority on Saturday. The seat was won by the candidate of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, […]

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Disaster relief: Failing to help as minister, Sheikh hopes his NGO will fill the gap

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KARACHI: As a minister for relief in Sindh, Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid’s Haleem Adil Sheikh struggled to help the flood survivors. Failing to make much difference, Sheikh now hopes to fill the gap with his new NGO. “I saw children die from a lack of food and the indifferent attitude of bureaucrats,” he recalled […]

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N MPA slapping bus hostess hurts CM

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SARGODHA: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Nighat Sheikh slapped a bus hostess for not serving water swiftly, a private TV channel reported on Sunday, after which Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif took notice of the incident. The MPA, travelling by a private bus from Islamabad to Lahore, asked bus hostess Iqra Nawaz to bring her water. […]

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