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Senate Elections 2018: Complete result party wise, province wise

ISLAMABAD, MAR 03 (DNA) – Polling for 52 vacant seats of Senate was held in the National Assembly and four provincial assemblies. According to the results, PML-N has become the majority party in the Upper House of the Parliament followed by the PPP. PTI is the third largest party. Senate Elections 2018: Who Won Where *PML-N * Unofficial results show that the ruling PML-N has won as many as 15 seats from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad. *PPP* The PPP has won 12 seats from Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa respectively. *PTI*Read More

Australia: 99-year-old smashes age world record in pool

CANBERRA, MAR 03 (DNA) – Australia’s George Corones, who celebrates his 100th birthday next month, has broken what is claimed to be the 50-metres long-course freestyle world record for his age group. The 99-year-old was the only competitor in the 100 to 104 years men’s masters category on Friday and set a time of 56.12 seconds for a single length of the Gold Coast Aquatic Center pool, which will host the swimming competition at the Commonwealth Games next month. The race was organised specifically to allow Corones a chance toRead More

Saudi crown prince sets off on maiden foreign tour

RIYADH, MAR 03 (DNA) – Saudi Arabia s crown prince lands in Egypt Sunday on the first leg of his maiden foreign tour as heir to the throne, a diplomatic charm offensive that follows his stunning rise to power. Prince Mohammed bin Salman s two-day visit to Cairo comes ahead of a scheduled trip to Britain on Wednesday for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May and the United States from March 19-22. The trips are aimed partly at courting investors and come after a tumultuous period that saw a major military shake-upRead More

Krishna Kumari becomes first Hindu Dalit woman senator of Pakistan

KARACHI, MAR 03 (DNA) – Krishna Kumari Kohli has become the first-ever Hindu Dalit woman to be elected to the upper house of Pakistan’s parliament. The election that took place Saturday saw the victory of 39-year-old Kohli who was nominated for a minority Senate seat from the Sindh Assembly by the Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) last month. Kohli, who comes from Nagarparkar village in Thar of the Sindh province, was born to a poor peasant family in 1979. She and her family were held captive as bondedRead More

KP Government Faces Vital Challenges Impeding Transition to E-Governance   By Amna Masood

The past five years have seen a tremendous upheave from KP government in terms of launch and execution of multiple ICT initiatives and citizen level projects apart from being the first legislative assembly in the country to automate legislature.The execution structure for the implementation of e-governance initiatives however lacks a few basic ingredients that needed to be addressed for a realistic e-dream.     Data obtained from Vocational Education Report for 2013 for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa shows that 62 out 100 enrollments are for courses offered in electrical work, RTV andRead More

Analysis: Senate elections: who will form majority in the Upper House? By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

ISLAMABAD: Except Karachi , all political parties seem to have won their seats in the Senate elections with PML getting most of the Senate seats. In Karachi MQM has almost been wiped out in the current Senate elections while in KPK PTI also has not been able to win all seats. In Balochistan the ruling party has won 4 seats. This ruling party thought belongs to PML N but this the dissident group of PMLN that revolted sometime ago and formed a new government, is unlikely to support PML NRead More