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الیکشن کمیشن کا لاہور اور بلوچستان ہائیکورٹ کے فیصلوں کیخلاف سپریم کورٹ جانے کا اعلان

اسلام آباد:الیکشن کمیشن نے کاغذات نامزدگی اور نئی حلقہ بندیوں کو کالعدم قرار دینے سے متعلق لاہور اور بلوچستان ہائی کورٹس کے فیصلوں کے خلاف سپریم کورٹ سے رجوع کرنے کا اعلان کیا ہے۔ گزشتہ روز لاہور ہائی کورٹ نے پارلیمنٹ کے تیار کردہ کاغذاِت نامزدگی فارم کو کالعدم قرار …

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Report terms pre-election process ‘unfair’

ISLAMABAD: A systematic and continuous review of the pre-election process spanning over one year by an independent think tank focused on political and public policy research and legislative strengthening indicates that “the pre-poll process has so far been unfair overall”. According to the “Pre-Election Assessment Report” released by Pakistan Institute …

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Headcount finalised sans third-party audit

ISLAMABAD .:  According to unofficial final results of 6th Population and Housing Census, the final population count is marginally reduced to 207.684 million. The final count shows a slight increase in the share of Muslim and Hindu populations. However, Christian and Ahmadi populations registered a marginal decline. Pakistan retained its …

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Poor construction standard found in CPEC road project

ISLAMABAD: Poor standard of construction has been found in a road project of the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) in Balochistan. The Zhob-Mughalkot Road (N-50) has two packages and Package-I is being built by M/s Zahid Khan & Brothers (ZKB). Maqbool Associates, which had submitted the lowest bid, won the contract, …

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Protest camp against enforced disappearances

LAHORE: With entire area around the protest having posters and pictures of the missing persons, including Raza Khan, the protestors put up a spirited show for four hours at their protest camp outside the Lahore Press Club on Saturday. Many new faces who have not normally been part of such …

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Anatomy of 18th Amendment and answers to its critics

Umar Cheema ISLAMABAD: A lot of debate has taken place on 18th Constitutional Amendment with a little effort to educate public about it. Questions have been raised and repeated instead of finding answers. That the amendment is overall good nevertheless problematic is an argument being framed. What are the problems …

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Punjab University restores admission of 17 Baloch and Pakhtun students

LAHORE: The Punjab University Discipline Committee on Tuesday restored admission of 17 students – 13 from the Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) and four others from Pakhtun and Baloch councils. Up to 12 students were injured when IJT and Pakhtun Council activists had clashed over holding an event in January last. …

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Re-centralisation

Cyril Almeida  THE danger is greater when the goal is bigger, the aim wider. And the goal just became a whole lot bigger. It started with Nawaz, but now it’s out there — the boys want more. A whole lot more. Chicken or egg — did the get-Nawaz plan spawn …

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Parties slams Punjab Police for atrocities on students

QUETTA: Political parties, Students Organizations and Balochistan Bar Council slammed Punjab Police for its bigotry act against Baloch and Pashtun Students and framing them under Anti-Terrorism act. They demanded immediate releases of detained student on Saturday. Baloch Students Organization, Baloch Students Action Committee, Peoples Students Organization and Baloch Student Front have …

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Why political parties don’t care about FATA and Balochistan

As long as Punjab’s voters are happy, a political party can easily afford to ignore other provinces, especially Balochistan and FATA by Rafiullah Kakar During the past two weeks, Pakistan witnessed a terrorist attack in Quetta, devastating twin bombings in Parachinar and the tragic oil tanker inferno in Bahawalpur. The …

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