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  • France in talks with Egypt for new corvette sale

    Le Drian, whose government has developed close ties with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, met the leader and his defence minister on Saturday morning...

    The diplomat said the ball was now in the court of the formerly elected parliament, the General National Congress, to accept a Leon-mediated deal with the internationally recognised government in the east...

  • Back from watery grave: car stolen in 1979 in France

    A blue Peugeot 104 stolen in the heart of France’s Champagne country in 1979 is being reunited with its owner 38 years later after French police pulled it, in surprisingly good shape but crawling with crayfish, from a murky swamp...

    It’s surprising,” Franck Menard, a mechanic who hauled it back to the local garage where he works, said in a phone interview...

  • West Indies have never beaten England since 1979 final

    KARACHI: Judging by the long World Cup history, the West Indies are in desperate search of ending a 40-year itch against England after having clinically outplayed them by 92 runs in the final of the 1979 tournament...

    Head-to-head summaryJune 23, 1979 — Lord’s, West Indies won by 92 runsOct 9, 1987 — Gujranwala, England won by two wicketsOct 26, 1987 — Jaipur, England won by 34 runsFeb 27, 1992 — Melbourne, England won by six...

  • Iran has outflanked US since 1979 revolution, says Khamenei

    TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader said on Sunday that his country has outmaneuvered the United States in the four decades since the 1979 Islamic Revolution...

    ” On November 4, 1979, less than nine months after the toppling of Iran’s American-backed shah, students overran the embassy complex to demand the United States hand over the ousted ruler after he was admitted to a US hospital...

  • Iran marks 1979 embassy siege with anti-US fervour

    On November 4, 1979, less than nine months after the toppling of Iran's American-backed shah, students overran the embassy complex to demand the United States hand over the ousted ruler after he was admitted to a US hospital...

    According to the Mehr news agency, "the documents found (inside the US embassy in 1979) proved revolutionary students' claim that Washington was using the building to plot" against the nascent Islamic...

  • New local government system in the works

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday constituted a committee to recommend within a week a proposal for a new local government structure that will be scrutinised and presented before the provincial assemblies to initiate the required legislation process within a month...

    While presiding over a meeting at PM Office, Mr Khan said that new laws must be prepared within a week so that they could be enforced in Punjab and Khyber...

  • KP to abolish district tier of local government system

    PESHAWAR: In a major policy shift, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf provincial government has decided to abolish the district government, the most effective tier of the existing local government system...

    After doing away with the district government, the remaining two tiers — the tehsil and the village and neighbourhood governments — would be further empowered, sources said...

  • Enforcement of Article 149 will strengthen local government system: law minister

    Federal Law Minister Dr Farogh Naseem on Saturday said that the enforcement of Article 149 of the Constitution will only empower and strengthen the local government systems in place across various provinces and is not a matter to be considered controversial in any way...

    His remarks came during a press conference in Islamabad during which he was flanked by the government's chief spokesperson Firdous Ashiq Awan...

  • How the local government elections are strengthening democracy in Pakistan

    Over the years, political scientists have used terms like patronage politics, vote banks and biradari system to implicate elections in South Asia as not quite as ‘democratic’ as in liberal democracies, where presumably rational voters exercise their individual right to choose their representatives...

    Initially, his speeches at campaign rallies were a bit too preachy; eventually, he was advised to talk about how he would help people...

  • Local government elections

    LOCAL government is the basic tier of a democratic system...

    It is meant to address and resolve the people’s local issues such as sanitation, water supply, small-level developments...

  • KP govt ready to investigate local government polls, says Khattak

    PESHAWAR: Accepting mismanagement and rigging in the recently held local government election, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday said his government was ready to form a judicial commission or an investigating team to probe rigging allegations...

    Addressing a press conference in Peshawar along with leaders of coalition parties — Jamaat-i-Islami and Awami Jamhuri Ittehad— the KP chief minister categorically...

  • PHC dismisses pleas against local government law

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday dismissed two identical petitions challenging several provisions of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act (LGA) 2013, including those on the holding of village and neighbourhood council elections on non-party basis and powers of the chief minister to suspend district nazims...

    Qazi Mohammad Anwar, lawyer for the provincial government, had argued that the petitions were...

  • Whither local self-government?

    Dillon articulated America’s legal doctrine on local government — Dillon’s rule that “Municipal corporations owe their origin to, and derive their power and rights wholly from the state [provincial] legislature…...

    Cooley articulated the Cooley Doctrine that “[L]ocal government is a matter of absolute right and the state cannot take it away...

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