Saturday, November 26


ECP: (ECP to start revision of electoral rolls from Monday)

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is going to start the revision of electoral rolls in all provinces from Monday. In a press release issued, the Commission said 7.3 million new voters will be registered in the campaign. Offices of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics and all provincial, regional and district level offices of Election Commission will remain open today and tomorrow (Sunday) to review the existing electoral rolls.

SC orders placing names of Shahzaib’s murderers in ECL, issues arrest warrants

KARACHI: Directing the interior ministry to place the names of Shahrukh Jatoi, the prime accused in student Shahzaib Khan murder case, and other suspects in Exit Control List (ECL), the Supreme Court sought comments from all the respondents on the civil rights campaigners’ the criminal petition against their release. While hearing the petition at its Karachi registry, the apex court’s full bench, headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, and comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah also issued bail-able warrants for the arrest of all suspects — Shahrukh Jatoi, Nawab Siraj Talpur, Sajjad Talpur and Ghulam Murtaza Lashari—. The court ordered that ministry of interior and all airports of the country should be informed about the suspects names’...

Need stressed to improve outdated water-drainage system in Karachi

KARACHI: Speakers at a seminar stressed the need to improve outdated water and drainage system in Karachi on modern lines, suggesting that bureaucracy and civil society need to play their due roles in this regard. “Passing bills is a good job but more good is implementing them in letter and spirit,” said MPA Rubina Qaimkhani while addressing the seminar on the theme of “Private Sector – A Key Player of WASH in Pakistan, organized by Health And Nutrition Development Society (HANDS) in collaboration with USAID at a local hotel in Karachi to engage private sector in Water Sanitation Health and Hygiene (WASH). Speaking on the occasion, MPA Rubina Qaimkhani said that bureaucracy and civil society need to play their separate due roles for provision of safe drinking water and ensuring better s...

CJP: (CJP launches initiative of judicial reforms)

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar launched the initiative of judicial reforms on Saturday. He started the mission by visiting the Quaid's Mausoleum where he offered Fateha and prayed for the success, tranquility and stability of the country. The Chief Justice pledged to take the judicial reforms to fruition expeditiously so that the general public gets benefit of the initiative as soon as possible.

PTCL inaugurates National Incubation Center

KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), Pakistan’s leading telecommunications services provider and LMKT on Saturday inaugurated National Incubation Center (NIC), Peshawar funded by the Ministry of IT&T and Ignite Fund (formerly known as National ICT R&D Fund). The launch ceremony was graced by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as chief guest, along with Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Minister IT&T Ms. Anusha Rahman, and other renowned dignitaries from the public and private sectors. Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Abbasi said, “I’m extremely pleased with the growing synergy between the public and private sectors to promote youth-led entrepreneurship in the country and realize the dream of a Digital Pakistan.” He further added: “NIC Peshawar...

Bilawal, Aseefa visits Karachi Eat 2018

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari along with Aseefa Bhutto Zardari paid a visit to Karachi Eat 2018, a food festival at Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Park near Boat Basin on Saturday. Bilawal intermingled with the visitors and many among them clicked selfies with the PPP Chairman. He himself made a color design of party’s electoral symbol arrow at a stall.