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35 punctures, Jang, Geo don’t figure in PTI’s official demand

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ISLAMABAD: The PTI’s proposed ToRs for the have no mention of much-discussed “35 punctures” or the alleged involvement of ex-CJ Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice (retd) Khalilur Rehman Ramday, the Geo-Jang Group and Nawaz Sharif, writes Ansar Abbasi. The PTI proposals, as provided to the government, also do not talk of the “systematic institutionalised rigging” to […]

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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 […]

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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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Ordinance for polling abroad promulgated

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ISLAMABAD: Just a couple of days before the general elections, President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday approved and signed an ordinance to facilitate the overseas Pakistanis to cast their votes from abroad, but only in the next elections. The Electoral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2013 has been signed by President Zardari on the advice of caretaker […]

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Mobile phones inside polling station banned

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday said that in order to stem chances of any manipulation of the polling process, a voter would not be allowed to carry cell phones inside polling booths. An ECP press release said that the measure would be adopted to ensuring smooth and transparent conduct of polls […]

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Ahmedis to boycott eight consecutive election

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LAHORE: The upcoming elections are not the first that have been boycotted by the Ahmedis rather these are the eighth consecutive polls being boycotted by the minority community. Historically, the Ahmedis have not taken part in any election at any level after they were declared non-Muslims in the constitution in 1974. They boycotted the general […]

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