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Electronic voting: Why Pakistan cannot ensure free and fair polls?

 For free and fair general elections 2018, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed the process to purchase biometric voting machines. Secretary ECP Babar Yaqoob Fateh Mohammad informed this to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday. Reviewing the audit reports of the ECP for year 2013-14, the committee grilled the ECP over irregular spending of Rs 160 million on procurement of magnetised ink. Syed Khursheed Shah chaired the committee meeting. Responding to Dr Arif Alvi's question, the Secretary said the Commission would complete the trial of Biometric System by December ...
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SARRC and corruption: A toothless anti-corruption forum

 The representatives of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) have agreed to establish SAARC Anti-Corruption Forum to interact to interact on regular ...
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Raiwind March: Imran Khan flays PM Sharif, Modi

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that his party would not let Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif rule the country after the month of Muharram.“We ...
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India’s Pakistan phobia: A long dream to destroy Pakistan

 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to suspend the meeting of the Indus Water Commission in response to the Uri attack. Some in his hawkish government are even ...
  1 days ago

Prevalent food insecurity: Would Pakistan turn into another Africa?

 Despite having surplus food to feed its population, 43% of the country’s citizens remain food insecure with 18% facing a severe shortage, said World Food Program ...
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An unending conflict: Ban Ki Moon’s failure on Palestine issue

Few days ago United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would be a two-state solution, and that the one-state option would “spell doom” for both sides. Speaking at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York for the final time as UN chief, Ban gave a wide-ranging address focused largely on the Syrian civil war, which has claimed the lives of over 300,000 people since March 2011. Speaking at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York for the final time as UN chief, Ban gave a wide-ranging address ...
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Breaking Taboos: Why Pakistan does not encourage women sports?

 Pakistan's national women team has arrived in Bangkok, Thailand to participate in the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Women Cup. Team went through a month long training camp at the National Hockey Stadium, Lahore. During last days national women team also played practice ...
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Global competitiveness: Would Pakistan address long-standing issues of business community?

 Pakistan remained among the bottom 20 in the list of 138 countries ranked on the influential Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum and is at the bottom among South Asian economies, trailing behind even Nepal and Bangladesh. The 2016-17 Global Competitiveness ...
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Boycotting the summit: A nefarious attempt to sabotage regional cooperation

 The 19th Saarc summit has been cancelled after India decided to boycott the summit set for November in Islamabad. After Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan joined the Indian boycott, Nepal has announced that the summit will now be postponed. Afghanistan’s boycott ...
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On a slippery slope: Did Modi become a hostage in the hands of Extremists?

 All attempts are being made to secure the release of an Indian soldier who was captured by the Pakistan Army at the Line of Control, The Indian Express quoted Home Minister Rajnath Singh as saying on Friday. While the Indian side maintains the soldier "inadvertently crossed into Pakistan and should be returned as per existing mechanisms", Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi said he was captured "while trying to enter into Pakistani territory". On Thursday morning it launched military strikes across the Line of Control and the Indian media, with typical hawkish relish, ...
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Neglected women: Widening gender gap in education

 Official statistics released by the Federal Education Ministry of Pakistan give a desperate picture of education for all, espcially for girls. The overall literacy rate is 46 per cent, while only 26 per cent of girls are literate. Independent sources and educational ...
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Crushing victory: Pakistan’s first ever T20 clean sweep

 Pakistan produced another dominating performance to beat world champions West Indies by eight wickets in the third and final Twenty20 international, achieving their first ever clean sweep in Dubai on Tuesday. Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim chipped in with 3-21 — nine ...
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Raiwind March: A calculated risk for PTI

The Lahore High Court yesterday allowed the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf to hold peaceful Raiwind march. A full bench headed by acting chief justice Shahid Hameed Dar, Justice Muhammad Anwaarul Haq and Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan announced the reserved the verdict on petitions ...
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Joint military drill: Historic moment of Pakistan-Russia cooperation

Pakistan regrets India’s attempts to impede SAARC summit

Oh the emptiness and venality of American politics

Uniting the Ummah: The Foundations of Islamic Unity

Pervaiz pledges foolproof security for Muharram

A few thoughts ahead of Muharram

On Fascism and Social Apathy: Wake up already, the noose is around your neck!

Pakistan denounces Indian minister’s ‘strange’ speech at UN

Unpaid Pakistani workers to return home from Saudi Arabia

ANALYSIS – How will Brexit affect British Muslims?

Exciting Places Within Pakistan To Travel With Your Kids

Challenges That Every Travel Lover Faces

EXCLUSIVE: The REAL Syria Civil Defence Expose Nato’s ‘White Helmets’ as Terrorist-Linked Imposters

24th Zilhajj, Eid al-Mubahila: Revealing the exalted status of the Ahlul Bayt (AS)

No Justice for the victims of 9/11 – Obama chooses political alliances over America’s natural rights

PML-N leader Hakeem Baloch meets Bilawal Bhutto, joins PPP

The Event of Ghadir: A Call to Islamic Unity

Martyrdom anniversary of Maytham al-Tammar (RA); the Orator of Ahlul Bayt (AS)

Pakistan’s Dr Sania Nishtar running for WHO top job

PM Sharif slams India for jumping to conclusion on Uri attack

Sheltering Brahumdagh will make India 'official sponsor of terrorism': Asif

“Indifferent to Yemen’s Misery,” Senate Approves Massive Saudi Arms Deal

Bahamas Leaks: 150 Pakistanis own offshore firms

Govt fined Rs.25,000 in judges appointment case

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