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  • FIFA revives 1970 World Cup ball for Russia extravaganza

    MOSCOW: FIFA revived the Telstar, the first made-for-television football used at the 1970 World Cup, as it unveiled on Thursday the official match ball for the 2018 World Cup in Russia...

    FIFA described the so-called Telstar 18, made by German sportswear giants Adidas who have supplied the ball at every World Cup since 1970, as “a reinvention of a classic model with a brand-new panel design and the latest technology”...

  • FEATURE: In search of Jhang, circa 1970

    This influence of the spiritual leaders on people was said to be a huge reason why the Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan (JUP) candidates famously won all three National Assembly seats in Jhang in the 1970 general elections...

    In that election the JUP secured two seats in Karachi, the party’s base...

  • East Timor votes in second election in less than a year

    DILI: East Timorese voted on Saturday in their second election for parliament in less than a year after the collapse of a minority government...

    A three-party alliance led by independence hero Xanana Gusmao’s National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction party is vying against Fretilin, which headed the short-lived government formed following July’s election...

  • Poor election turnout in Egypt might strengthen Sisi’s hand

    Voting in the first of two election rounds took place on Sunday and Monday but lack of interest from voters, even many who support the former general, could be interpreted as a green light to consolidate his own rule...

    All in all, I don’t think he is a loser from what happened,” said Amr Adly, non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center...

  • Malik warns against plot to create East Pakistan-like situation

    ISLAMABAD: Warning that conspiracies were being hatched to create an East Pakistan-like situation, the newly elected chairman of the Senate’s standing committee on interior, Rehman Malik, said on Thursday that India, Afghanistan and some international powers were behind attempts to destabilise the country...

    Presiding over the maiden meeting of the committee, Mr Malik who served as interior minister during the last PPP government,...

  • HISTORY: THE LAST DAYS OF EAST PAKISTAN

    After the 1970 elections, President Gen Yahya Khan announced Shaikh Mujibur Rehman to be the next prime minister of Pakistan...

    Throughout East Pakistan, Bengalis refrained from attending their government offices...

  • Pakistan rules out use of its soil in Middle East conflict

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday reaffirmed its resolve not to become a part of any conflict in the region and renewed its offer for mediating in the Middle East crisis...

    Earlier, army spokesman and director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor declared in categorical terms that Pakistan would not allow its soil to be used against anyone and would continue to play its role in establishing durable...

  • Election tribunal orders re-election in NA-125, PP-155

    LAHORE: An election tribunal on Monday ordered re-election in Lahore's NA-125 and PP-155 constituencies after irregularities on the seats were proven during the 2013 general elections...

    PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique held a press conference soon after the election tribunal ordered re-election in the NA-125 constituency...

  • Election tribunal orders re-election in NA-154, deseats PML-N lawmaker

    MULTAN: Punjab election tribunal's commission on Wednesday announced its verdict in favour of Jahangir Tareen over a petition filed by the former secretary general of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) against alleged rigging in NA-154 (Lodhran) during the 2013 general elections...

    The tribunal deseated Pakistan Muslim League—Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Muhammad Siddique Khan Baloch and ordered re-election in the constituency...

  • PTI not eligible for allotment of election symbol: Election Commission

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in a statement on Friday said that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is not eligible to be issued a election symbol in the upcoming general elections as it has failed to hold intra-party elections...

    Therefore, according to the Section 14 of the same act, PTI is no longer eligible for "allotment of election symbol in the ensuing elections", the statement added...

  • Caretaker PM, chief election commissioner meet to discuss election

    The chief election commissioner (CEC), retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza, on Tuesday called on the caretaker prime minister, retired Justice Nasirul Mulk, at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to discuss the arranges for the upcoming general elections...

    "The prime minister reiterated that the caretaker government was firmly committed to providing all possible assistance to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) towards holding...

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