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Macron wins Presidential election

Macron wins Presidential election DNA PARIS: Projections show that Emmanuel Macron has secured a clear victory over far-right rival Marine Le Pen. Macron got 58 per cent votes while his rival finished with 42 per cent. Just to remind you that these projections prepared by French media use a combination of real results and exit polls and are considered ultra-reliable in this two-way contest. Make no mistake, this was Marine Le Pen’s best chance of victory and yet it didn’t happen. Her campaign was slick, her focus on the costRead More

PTI announces countrywide protests outside ECP offices on Tuesday against CEC

ISLAMABAD, APR 24: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Fawad Chaudhry announced on Sunday that the party will stage protest demonstrations outside the offices of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) across the country on April 26 against the conduct of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja. Chaudhry, through his official Twitter account, said a meeting of the party’s political committee was held on Sunday wherein issues pertaining to the ECP were deliberated upon. He accused the CEC of being “partisan and dishonest” and alleged that a declaration to de-seat the PTI’sRead More

Chairman JKSM welcomes reunification of various factions of All Parties Hurriyat Conference

Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD, APR 24 /DNA/ – Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (J&KSM)  and senior Hurriyat leader Altaf Ahmad Bhat on Sunday welcomed the reunification of various factions of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC)  across the Line of Control (LoC). The reunification will help the other political parties  to work under the single banner of amalgam for the greater cause.. Chairman J&KSM  Bhat congratulated the  Kashmiris across the globe and APHC  leadership on the recent decision that political workers and leaders of various factions of APHC will  work underRead More

The Spirit of Electoral Reforms

Dr. Abdus Sattar Abbasi Due to the proven history of election irregularities and manipulations we lost the spirit of electoral reforms by focusing merely on procedural interventions to ensure transparent and reliable elections. Our concern about procedural lacunas is not without reasons. I personally witnessed several irregularities in different elections at the grassroots during 1990s. I remember once I joined a colleague to be a polling agent of one of our colleagues contesting election for the provincial assembly of NWFP, now KPK. We were placed at the home station ofRead More

RCCI urges to promote gems and jewelry sector

Rawalpindi, /DNA/ – The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has urged the government to promote non-conventional sectors like gems and jewelry. Pakistan is rich in natural resources of gems and stones. RCCI president Nadeem Rauf said in a statement that the Government should come forward and add incentives to reduce taxes on import of machinery and other raw materials used in this sector. Pakistan always focused on traditional sectors to increase exports, however, we must look for new opportunities and sectors like gems and jewellery to attract foreignRead More

SAARC countries laud NAB’s performance

Islamabad: APR 24 /DNA/ – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal has said that NAB is the focal institute of Pakistan under UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and is Chairman of SAARC anti corruption forum as NAB is considered role model in SAARC countries which is a great success and honour for Pakistan. NAB Chairman honourable Justice Javed Iqbal has said that NAB is the focal institute of Pakistan under UN Convention against Corruption and  the bureau has been elected Chairman of SAARC Anti-Corruption Forum which is a greatRead More