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  • Chief census commissioner rejects opposition's objections over population results

    Chief Census Commissioner Asif Bajwa on Tuesday turned down the objections raised by political parties over the recent census results, claiming that the verification of "every individual" was ensured...

    Briefing the Senate Committee on Privatisation and Statistics about the recent population census, Bajwa said that the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) had verified the national identity cards of 20 per cent of the population through...

  • Chief census commissioner satisfied with progress

    KARACHI: Chief Census Commissioner Asif Bajwa said on Wednesday that the head count was progressing satisfactorily and so far no resistance from anywhere was faced...

    The housing census was completed in all the relevant districts across the country, but if any house or area had been left out of the enumeration, it should be reported immediately, he said...

  • 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...

  • Ayaz Sadiq lashes out at Chief Election Commissioner for 'ignoring' meeting request

    National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq on Saturday criticised the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for not granting him an appointment to meet the Chief Election Commissioner...

    Talking to media persons in Islamabad, Sadiq, who was accompanied by former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, said he had sought an appointment from CEC retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza and a meeting time was...

  • PPP urges chief election commissioner to take action against Sindh governor

    HYDERABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party urged the chief election commissioner on Wednesday to take action against Sindh Governor Imran Ismail for his visit to a village in Dadu two days before by-election for PS-86...

    In-charge of PPP election cell Taj Hyder said in a statement that the governor met office-bearers of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and announced release of special funds for the area on behalf of federal government though he...

  • KP delaying appointment of chief information commissioner

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has been dragging its feet on the appointment of chief information commissioner of the Right to Information Commission (RTIC) even three months after completion of tenure of the entity’s former head, sources said...

    The commission, set up under the KP Right to Information Act 2013, is headed by chief information commissioner and comprises two commissioners, including one from legal...

  • PTI shows no trust in chief election commissioner

    ISLAMABAD: Top leaders of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf have raised questions about impartiality of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza, who is likely to issue a verdict in the PTI’s foreign funding case before his retirement on Dec 6...

    The PTI’s core committee, which met on Sunday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, reiterated its demand that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)...

  • Retired Justice Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi takes oath as acting chief election commissioner

    Retired Justice Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi on Friday took the oath as the acting chief election commissioner (CEC), a day after the retirement of retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza as CEC...

    According to Article 217 of the Constitution, the most senior member in age of the members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) acts as the CEC if:A senior official of the ECP earlier told Dawn that many important activities of the poll body,...

  • Sikandar Sultan Raja named new Chief Election Commissioner

    After several months of back and forth about key appointments to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the government and opposition have decided to name Sikandar Sultan Raja as the new Chief Election Commissioner, confirmed Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari on Tuesday...

  • British High Commissioner summoned over 'malicious' anti-Pakistan slogans on London cabs

    Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua summoned the British High Commissioner in Pakistan Thomas Drew on Friday over slogans being displayed on London cabs "that directly attack Pakistan's territorial integrity and sovereignty...

    "According to a statement released by the Foreign Office, "the high commissioner was informed that Pakistan, in line with the UN Charter, rejects actions and advertisements with malicious content that impinge on...

  • Pakistan High Commissioner allowed travel for Pak vs Ind T20 clash

    KOLKATA: Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi Abdul Basit was granted a visa to travel to Kolkata for a World T20 stand off between Pakistan and India scheduled for March 19, ANI reported...

    A total of 17 applications were submitted by diplomats and officials, including the Pakistani High Commissioner, but only one diplomat had been allowed to watch the Pakistan-Bangladesh match on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Pakistan High...

  • Pakistan is a lovely place to live, says British High Commissioner

    ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton made a scathing attack on international writers who have painted a bleak picture of Pakistan in their books at the the award ceremony of Chevening scholarships...

    Talking at a gathering in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said: “Books about Pakistan have universally miserable and depressing titles...

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