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Election Commission to establish 14 Election Tibunals

Election Commission to establish 14 Election Tibunals

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan will establish 14 Election Tribunals throughout the country for 4 months from the day of polling to hear election disputes. Tribunals hearing the appeals against the decisions of Returning Officers. Of these 14 Election Tribunals‚ 5 will be established in Punjab and 3 each in Sindh‚ Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa


Supreme Court adjourned treason case hearing till Wednesday

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court adjourned the treason case hearing till the Wednesday. Law Ministry today submitted a report in the Supreme Court in connection with the hearing of the treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf. The court asked Attorney General to submit a detailed written reply about the objections of the federation. A


Fakhruddin G Ebrahim rules out any delay in elections

ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner‚ Fakhruddin G Ebrahim says forthcoming elections are beginning of a new change in the country. Talking to a national daily‚ he ruled out any delay in the elections and said the polls of May 11 will be held as per schedule. CEC said to ensure security and peace he had held


Wasim Akram, Sushmita Sen refuse wedding rumours

LAHORE: Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen and Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram have dismissed rumours of tying knot, saying that the media reports are ‘absolute rubbish’. Thirty-seven year old Sushmita Sen clarified in her micro-blogging site Twitter, declaring that they both have been good friends for long and nothing more than that. The actress accused the media


Sahibzada Fazal Kareem dead

Faisalabad: Chairman Sunni Ittehad Council Sahibzada Fazal Kareem has passed away.  He was 59. Confirming his demise, doctors and family sources said the religious leader was hospitalized since Saturday after he went into coma. Sahibzada Haji Muhammad Fazal Karim was born on October 24, 1954  in Faisalabad. He elected MNA for his first term as

Musharraf admits allowing drone attacks

Treason case: Musharraf resubmits reply in Apex Court

ISLAMABAD: Former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Monday resubmitted to the Supreme Court his reply in a case of high treason being heard against him. Sources said the former military ruler filed his reply through his counsel Ahmed Raza Kasoori after excluding a para about Chief Justice of Pakistan over which the court had

IGP Sindh instructs officers to upgrade election security plan

KARACHI: After latest act of terrorism in Swat, the IGP of Sindh has issued instructions to senior police officers for up gradation of election security plan in Karachi. Sindh IGP, Shahid Nadim Baloch, has also issued instructions for assured security of candidates, political and religious parties’ leaders, and public in the metropolis. Alert and vigilant


Prime Minister approved the transfer,postings of the Federal Secretaries

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has appointed Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhary as Advisor Finance and Incharge of Ministry of Finance. The Prime Minister has also approved the transfer and postings of the Federal Secretaries. These include Taimur Azmat Usman Secretary Food Security‚ Ahmed Baksh Lehri Secretary Establishment‚ Ch. Ijaz Chief Secretary Sindh‚ Raja


PTI Vice Chairman claims PTI to win upcoming polls

MULTAN: Vice Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that silent majority of the people supports his party. Talking to different delegation in Multan‚ he claimed that PTI would win the upcoming elections. Meanwhile‚ PTI Secretary Information Shafqat Mahmood said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is committed to hold local body elections within 90 days


Fazlur Rehman expresses concern over security situation in Balochistan

QUETTA: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said his party will work for restoration of peace in the country. Speaking at a public rally in Quetta‚ he said JUI-F had held successful talks with tribal elders to restore peace in tribal areas. The all-party conference convened by the JUI-F had helped in taking