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First lady hosts FASP magnolia chapter meeting, design competition held

First lady hosts FASP magnolia chapter meeting

ISLAMABAD, /DNA/ – On 24th January, 2024, FASP Magnolia Chapter’s General Body Meeting was held at the Presidency. The First Lady, Mrs Samina Alvi very graciously hosted the occasion. A competition titled, “Imposed Class” was arranged. The members were divided into two categories, Novice and Experienced. The same props and plant material was provided to the contestants and they were asked to create their own designs. Nusrat Bilal, Shaista Khawar, Wiqarunnisa Boolani and Aisha Zahid were the esteemed judges. The competition ended in one hour and the formal meeting startedRead More

Amnesty slams Pakistan’s internet shutdown as ‘blunt attack on people’s rights’

KARACHI: Amnesty International has slammed the internet shutdown and suspension of the cellular service on election day in Pakistan as a “reckless attack on people’s rights”. “The decision to suspend telecommunications and mobile internet services on an election day is a blunt attack on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly,” Livia Saccardi, Interim Deputy Director for South Asia at Amnesty International, said in a post on the micro-blogging site “X”, formerly called Twitter. “It is reckless to impede access to information as people head out to pollingRead More

PRCS Strengthens Emergency Response for General Election 2024

PRCS Strengthens Emergency Response for General Election 2024

ISLAMABAD: /DNA/ – In support of government efforts to manage emergencies, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society has strategically positioned advanced ambulances, trained responders, and first aid personnel near polling stations nationwide to ensure swift response to any unexpected incidents during the General Election 2024. Additionally, a comprehensive emergency response plan has been formalized, with skilled personnel appointed at various locations in major cities. Collaborating with all relief agencies, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society remains steadfast in its commitment to fulfilling its duties during emergencies. Volunteer teams were also dispatched toRead More

Elections 2024: Nawaz Sharif wants majority from voters, rules out coalition govt idea

Elections 2024: Nawaz Sharif wants majority from voters, rules out coalition govt idea

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif—who has been termed as the king of a comeback by BBC—cast his vote at Government Junior Model High School Model Town, Lahore at NA-128. Nawaz Sharif talking to a media person after casting his vote urged people to leave their homes. He vowed PML-N will combat the culture of “abuse” and indecency, adding that the party will also combat inflation and work for the people. Nawaz Sharif categorically said: “Don’t mention the name of the coalition government. One party should get aRead More

Voters, Institutions Applauded: PM recognizes collective effort for fair election

PM Kakar says illegal foreigners can return with valid documents

ISLAMABAD, Feb 8 /DNA/ – Prime Minister Anwaar ul Haq Kakar thanked and congratulated the nation on successful conduct of General Elections-2024. He said, I appreciate the efforts of Election Commission of Pakistan, Interim Provincial Governments, Armed Forces, Civil Armed Forces, Police, law enforcement agencies, election staff, media and all those institutions and individuals who contributed to the conduct of the free and fair elections. This momentous occasion is not just a testament to the resilience and strength of our democratic processes but also to the indomitable spirit of theRead More

Pakistan election results 2024 — voting ends, counting begins

Pakistan election results 2024 — voting ends

Pakistan election results 2024 — voting ends, counting begins. Polling has concluded across Pakistan at 5pm, in an election marred by connectivity issues after the government suspended mobile and internet connectivity.  There were multiple reports of voting process facing delays at certain polling stations across the country and at least one terror attack on security forces performing security duties.  LAHORE – The polling time for much-awaited Pakistan General Elections 2024 has come to an end. However, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) extended polling time for certain polling stations dueRead More