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Nizami urges Information Officers to facilitate media in free flow of information

Nizami urges Information Officers to facilitate media in free flow of information

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Arif Nizami has urged Information Officers to work with dedication in the discharge of their duties and facilitate media for free flow of information. He was addressing the inauguration of Special Training Programme of Information Officers in Islamabad today. He said in the past the role of information ministry was limited to


Murad Ali Shah allowed to contest elections

KARACHI:  The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday allowed Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidate on PS-73 Murad Ali Shah to contest the upcoming elections. A three-member bench, comprising Justice Maqbool Bakar, Justice Abdul Rasool Memon and Justice Farooq Shah heard the appeal of Shah against rejection of his nomination papers by the Election Tribunal. Meantime,

Musharraf’s residence in Chak Shahzad sealed

Musharraf’s residence in Chak Shahzad sealed

ISLAMABAD: Hours after the Islamabad High Court issued directives to arrest former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Thursday; authorities have blocked all access points leading to the residence of ex-military ruler. The area around Musharraf’s farm house in Chak Shahzed in the outskirts of capital Islamabad has been completely sealed. No one being allowed

ECP takes notice of release of funds, recruitments; seeks replies

Election Commission to finalize security plan for elections in consultation with provincial Govts

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission says it will soon hold a meeting with the provincial governments to finalize a security plan. In a panel interview with APP in Islamabad‚ Secretary Election Commission‚ Ishtiaq Ahmed said free and fair elections would be held as per schedule and security situation would not be allowed to create any hurdle


APML to move SC against IHC orders to arrest Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) would move to the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) against his head former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s arrest orders, a senior leader of the APML said on Thursday. The court has given this order just to please anti-Musharraf lawyers, Malik said while reacting to Islamabad High Court’s orders


MQM announces candidates for Election 2013

HYDERABAD: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has announced the names of its finalized candidates to contest the upcoming elections from various constituencies of the National Assembly and Sindh Assembly from Karachi and Hyderabad, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported on Thursday. According to details, Nabil Gabol, who recently joined the MQM will compete for NA-246 and 248


PTI announces its candidates for Karachi NA seats

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday announced the names of its candidates to contest the upcoming general elections from Karachi constituencies for National Assembly, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. Subhan Ali Sahil will be contesting the election for National Assembly’s NA239 seat, Naaz Baloch for NA240, Zahid Hashmi for NA243, Khalid Maqsood Advocate for NA244


Former PM Ashraf challenges Tribunal’s decision about his ineligibility

LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Thursday challenged the decision of Election Tribunal about his ineligibility for contesting upcoming elections in the Lahore High Court, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. In his plea before the court the former PM argued that Election Tribunal ruled without hearing his point of view. DND


Election candidates may withdraw nomination papers today

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has set Thursday (today) as the deadline for election candidates to withdraw their nomination papers as well as submit the certificates mentioning their party affiliation. The phase for decisions on appeals by the election tribunals is over. Meantime, today is the last day for the electoral candidates to