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Comparing digital policies of contesting political parties in Pakistan general elections 2018

Comparing digital policies of contesting political parties in Pakistan general elections 2018

With less than 10 days to go for Pakistan General Elections 2018, key contesting political parties are propagating their manifestos addressing focal areas of progress for the country. In the past few years, Pakistan may have emerged as the fifth largest emerging economy. However, it is still coping to build a digital economy and a […]

This poor donkey was “beat to a pulp” and tortured at the hands of political supporters

This poor donkey was “beat to a pulp” and tortured at the hands of political supporters

Early Monday morning, animal rescue team Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation (ACF) was handed a donkey brutally beaten, wincing in pain and shaken by trauma. The NGO took the donkey in and shared images on social media of the torture inflicted upon it. According to ACF’s post, political supporters tortured the poor animal to prove a point […]

Political leadership facing terrorism threats ahead of general elections: Nacta

Political leadership facing terrorism threats ahead of general elections: Nacta

The political leadership of the country is facing terrorism threats ahead of general elections, an official from the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) told the Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Tuesday.There were reports of 12 threats, six of which were posed towards certain personalities, the official informed the committee.The official added that the information […]

Political parties to be presented with 18-point education reform agenda

Political parties to be presented with 18-point education reform agenda

ISLAMABAD: The Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences (IUCPSS), Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) and other organisations have presented an 18-point agenda to reform the higher education sector in Pakistan for the consideration of all political parties.The agenda calls for merit-based transparent appointments of vice chancellors through independent academic […]

Moments from the past five years when political temperatures rose inside the NA

Moments from the past five years when political temperatures rose inside the NA

The National Assembly witnessed a tumultuous past five years during which various political parties engaged in heated arguments over controversial issues leading to several politically significant events both inside and outside the House.Starting from the 2014 sit-in led by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf against alleged rigging during the 2013 General elections, the National Assembly saw some […]

Political bigwigs weigh in on PM Nawaz’s JIT appearance

Political bigwigs weigh in on PM Nawaz’s JIT appearance

As Nawaz Sharif became the first sitting prime minister to record a statement before a joint investigation team (JIT) probing his family’s alleged corruption on Thursday, here’s what Pakistan’s political bigwigs had to say: PM set precedent by appearing before JIT: Danyal Aziz, PML-N “I want to highlight the fact that the prime minister has […]

Zardari terms FATA reforms package political gimmick, Vows to integrate FATA in KPK, extension of High Courts jurisdiction, end to FCR

Zardari terms FATA reforms package political gimmick, Vows to integrate FATA in KPK, extension of High Courts jurisdiction, end to FCR

Islamabad (Our Correspondent) Former President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the government was not sincere in implementing FATA reforms package and challenged the government to prove its sincerity. He was addressing a representative gathering of hundreds of tribal people drawn from all tribal agencies and Frontier Regions in Tehkal in Peshawar today on the third […]

Two political administration officials killed in Kurram Agency

Two political administration officials killed in Kurram Agency

  Our Correspondent PARACHINAR: At least two officials of the political administration were killed when their car came under attack in Kurram Agency late on Saturday night. Political agent Muharrar Sarfaraz Hussain and his security guard Mumtaz Hussain were on a routine patrol when their vehicle was targetted in Tangi Khwar area of the agency near […]

OIL PRICES FIRM ON STRONG DEMAND, POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY IN SYRIA

OIL PRICES FIRM ON STRONG DEMAND, POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY IN SYRIA

SINGAPORE – Oil prices were firm on Monday, supported by strong demand and political uncertainty in Syria, although another rise in US drilling activity kept a lid on gains. Brent crude futures LCOc1, the international benchmark for oil, were at $55.28 per barrel at 0226 GMT, up 4 cents from their last close. US West […]

Asif Zardari begins career as political analyst on Bol News

Asif Zardari begins career as political analyst on Bol News

Asif Zardari begins career as political analyst on Bol News By News Desk Pakistan Khappay with President Asif Ali Zardari will be aired every Sunday on Bol News. YOUTUBE SCREENGRAB Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari has now launched a career as a political analyst on a weekly talk show […]

Karachi police arrests wanted ‘target-killer’ linked to a political party

Karachi police arrests wanted ‘target-killer’ linked to a political party

KARACHI: A wanted target killer associated with a political party was arrested on late Saturday night in Karachi, claims police. Authorities at New Karachi police jurisdiction said that the suspect, Sajid, an activist of a political party, confessed his involvement in at least two cases of targeted-killing and other crimes, further adding that weapons were […]

Pakistan and France hold bilateral political consultations

Pakistan and France hold bilateral political consultations

Paris, May 03, 2016: The 12th round of Pakistan-France bilateral political consultations at the Foreign Secretary level was held here yesterday. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry led the Pakistan delegation while the French side was led by Mr. Christian Masset, Secretary General of Foreign Affairs. A wide range of bilateral and multilateral issues were discussed […]