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Rise in turnout due to awareness created by media

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An increase in turn out witnessed during the elections is mainly due to awareness created by the media regarding political issues among the public. Professor Dr Umbreen Javaid chairperson department of political science, University of Punjab said here on Sunday. “These elections witness an unprecedented increase in voter turnout, credit goes to the media specially […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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