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    Marakwet District Profile Of Rawalpindi

  • District profile: Ruling party faces strong anti-PPP alliance in Dadu

    Mostly close relatives of party heavyweights and influential persons including the Jamalis, Pirs, Legharis and Solangis of the PPP and the Jatois of AIP are among a total of 1,277 candidates who are in the run for different seats of Dadu district council, three municipal committees and five town committees...

    Two PPP candidates and one AIP man are vying for the office of chairman of the district council...

  • District profile: The battle for Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: Rich in history and culture, Hyderabad was the industrial-cum-agriculture district that gave birth to three new districts, formerly its talukas, in 2005...

    It has one municipal corporation, a district council, two town committees and one municipal committee...

  • District profile: Indifferent in Okara

    There are hardly any billboards, banners or party flags in a district which has four seats in the National Assembly and eight in the Punjab legislature...

    The PTI has not put up any candidate against Mr Wattoo in NA-144 and in return the family has agreed to support the PTI nominees in NA-143 and other constituencies in the district...

  • District profile: Party lines blur in Mandi Bahauddin

    DESPITE internal rifts and groupings within the local rank and file of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in Mandi Bahauddin district, there will be a tough competition between the candidates of the two parties on as many National Assembly (NA) seats and four Punjab Assembly (PA) seats of the district...

    However, most of the PPP’s former lawmakers from the district, including former federal...

  • District profile: Matiari heating up as polls approach

    In the previous elections, the alliance had emerged as a formidable group, prompting Makhdoom Amin Fahim to not take things lying down and run a serious election campaign across the district, even though he himself faced a lesser-known political opponent in Abdul Razaq Memon...

  • District profile: Mirpurkhas has interesting contests to offer

    The party has won on all the seats in this district save one provincial assembly seat, PS-64 (now PS-47), which the MQM has won three times running since 2002...

    Analysts believe that the triangular anti-PPP alliance has a tough fight on its hands in all National Assembly and provincial seats in the district...

  • Rawalpindi district bar distances itself from Justice Siddiqui's allegations

    The District Bar Association of Rawalpindi on Monday distanced itself from Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui's speech in which he accused a security agency of meddling in judicial affairs...

    While addressing the Rawalpindi bar on Saturday, the IHC judge had claimed that personnel of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) were manipulating judicial proceedings...

  • Another 10 test positive for Covid-19 in Rawalpindi district

    RAWALPINDI: Another 10 people have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of patients in Rawalpindi district to 32, on Sunday...

    Deputy Commissioner retired Capt Anwarul Haq told Dawn that all the patients have been moved to the Rawalpindi Institute of Urology (RIU), and people who have been in close contact with them quarantined in Shamsabad...

  • 55 markets, shops sealed in Rawalpindi district for SOP violations

    RAWALPINDI: A total of 55 shops and markets were sealed in Saddar, Raza Bajaar and other parts of the district on Sunday for violating standard operating procedures (SOP) to prevent the spread of the coronavirus...

    Commissioner retired Capt Mohammad Mehmood told Dawn that teams have been formed to monitor violations in the four districts of Rawalpindi division, and markets were sealed where violations were found...

  • Govt to start randomised testing in Rawalpindi district today

    RAWALPINDI: Inmates and staff in Adiala jail will undergo randomised testing for Covid-19, as will markets and orphanages in Rawalpindi, starting today (Thursday)...

    Commissioner retired Mohammad Mehmood told Dawn that the provincial government has asked the district administration to begin sampling in government facilities, prisons, orphanages and congested areas such as markets...

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