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Election suo motu: President can announce poll date, says CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial said Monday that the parliament has clearly written in the Elections Act, 2017, that the president can announce the date for polls. After deciding that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa KP and Punjab governors — Haji Ghulam Ali and Baligh Ur Rehman — and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) were not fulfilling their constitutional duties to announce the date for polls in both provinces, President Arif Alvi announced earlier this month that elections would take place in April — a move that drew strong criticism fromRead More

Pakistan’s First-Ever Digital Census launched with Great Success

DNA Islamabad, February 27, 2023: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics started the 7th Housing and Population census process on February 20, 2023, with an option to self-enumerate through the specially designed portal. The response from the public has been great with over 4 million people visiting the portal in just a few days. The self-enumeration option will continue till March 3, 2023, while the field enumeration will start on March 1, 2023. While speaking at a press conference held today in Islamabad, Official Spokesperson of PBS and Member (Support Services/ResourceRead More

WHO donates 6 vehicles, including a mobile hospital, 3 ambulances, and 2 vaccines vans to health department

Peshawar, Feb 27 (DNA): World Health Organization Representative in Pakistan, Dr. Palitha Mahipala visited the Directorate General of Health Services, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today and handed over One mobile hospital, Two mini ambulances, Two mobile vaccination vans, One 2×2 Ambulance for Bamburate, Kalash valley of Chitral area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Dr Palitha personally visited the Bamburate valley of Chitral to assess the needs on the ground, after which a specific ambulance was designed for the hard-to-reach area (Bamborate- Chitral). A formal handing-taking ceremony was organized at the Directorate General of HealthRead More

Maryam wants redressal of ‘injustice’ against Nawaz before polls

In a fiery speech Monday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice-President Maryam Nawaz demanded redressal of “injustice” against the party’s supremo, Nawaz Sharif, ahead of the next elections. Addressing a workers’ convention in Sahiwal, Maryam, who also holds the position of PML-N’s chief organiser, said: “Elections will be held after the conviction of innocent Nawaz Sharif is overturned.” Nawaz — who is residing in London since 2019 — stepped down as the prime minister on July 28, 2017, after being disqualified from holding public office by the Supreme Court inRead More

American poetry’s urdu translation is reflective of Pak-US friendship: Engr. Amir Muqam

DNA ISLAMABAD, Feb 27: Adviser to Prime Minister for Political, Public Affairs, National Heritage and Culture Engr. Amir Muqam has said the translation of American poetry in Urdu is not just a literary work but actually another loop in the chain of friendship Pakistan has with US that further strengthens it. Speaking at the launching ceremony of “North American Women Poets Urdu Translation of selected poems here at Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL), Engr Amir Muqam said that relations between Pakistan and America are historical, multilateral and strategic. Praising USRead More

Kh Asif shouldn’t make noise but accept security policy failure: Mazari

Berates imported govt for alarming upsurge in terrorism in 10 months Says negotiations with TTP was Bajwa brainchild, not PTI strategy DNA ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Dr. Shireen Mazari came down hard on the federal defence minister Khwaja Asif for making hue and cry and blaming PTI for imported government’s failure to rein in the alarming resurgence of terrorism in the country and said that being the defence minister, he was responsible for the failure of security policy. Dr. Shireen Mazari, in a statement on Monday, said that the importedRead More