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  • Japanese reporter died in 2013 after 159 hours of overtime

    NHK reporter Miwa Sado, 31, who had been covering political news in Tokyo, was found dead in her bed in July 2013, reportedly clutching her mobile phone...

    The case has again highlighted the Japanese problem of “karoshi” ? meaning death from overwork ? and is an embarrassing revelation for NHK, which has campaigned against the nation's long-hours culture...

  • ECP rejects PTI claim of manipulation of 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected on Wednesday Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s claim that the 2013 general elections were systematically manipulated or influenced by design...

    The ECP rejected the allegations that numerous unauthorised and unlawful changes were made in the final polling scheme for constituencies in violation of the Representation of People’s Act 1976 and said a list of polling stations had been...

  • ECP asked to provide details of ballot papers printed for 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Ombudsman’s Secretariat has taken notice of the refusal by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to provide record pertaining to ballot papers printed for 2013 general elections to an applicant, observing that it was not justified and amounted to a violation of spirit of the Freedom of Information Ordinance (FIO) 2002...

    The ECP has been told to provide the requisite information to the applicant and take...

  • Turkey acquits all 26 leaders of 2013 protests

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Wednesday acquitted more than two dozen activists who helped launch mass protests in 2013 against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after a trial slammed by rights campaigners...

    The 26 suspects are all leaders of Taksim Solidarity, an umbrella group of civil society, union and political groups at the forefront of the May-June 2013 demonstrations that marked the biggest challenge yet to the dominance of the...

  • ECP rejects ex-official’s allegations of rigging in 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has dismissed allegations levelled by its former additional secretary Mohammad Afzal Khan that the 2013 general elections were massively rigged and said that no proof exists to substantiate his claims...

    Afzal Khan claimed in a television interview that people’s mandate was stolen in the 2013 elections and he accused former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry of being involved...

  • Pundits predict repeat of voting patterns from 2013 election

    RAWALPINDI: The results of the cantonment board elections are likely to be a reflection of the results of the 2013 elections with Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N and Imran Khan’s PTI emerging as the two strongest parties...

    In the 2013 general elections, PML-N won NA-52, where Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was the successful candidate, and NA-54 where Malik Abrar was victorious...

  • Most voters stay loyal to their 2013 favourites

    LAHORE: Despite being witness to so many tumultuous political happenings since the last time the nation went to polls, a good number of voters in NA-120 still side with the party on the polling day they had voted for in 2013...

    Those loyal to the PML-N said the Panama Papers revelations about the ruling Sharifs had not diminished their support for their leader Nawaz Sharif...

  • Gen Kayani influenced 2013 election, says PTI's Naeemul Haque

    ""I have not accused General Kayani of anything but asked him for clarification of insinuations levelled against him in a national newspaper," he added...

    On the show, Haque said a "grand scheme" had been hatched between Pakistan, the United States, Saudi Arabia and Kayani to make Nawaz Sharif win the 2013 election...

  • Call to probe release of Rs480bn for clearing circular debt in 2013

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday adopted a special report by a house committee recommending a probe by the National Acc­ountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal In­vesti­gation Agency (FIA) into the dubious release of Rs480 billion to independent power producers (IPPs) to clear the circular debt in 2013...

    PSDP allocationsSeparately, the province-wise public sector development programme (PSDP) allocations were shared with the House for...

  • Rs55m farm tax recovered in 2013-14

    HYDERABAD: The Sindh government received Rs55 million of agriculture tax from 2,918 agriculturalists and account-holders in Hyderabad division during 2013-14...

    This was stated by Hyderabad Additional Commissioner-I Sajjad Haider Shah while presiding over a meeting about agriculture income tax at his office on Thursday, according to a handout...

  • ‘E-tabulation failed in 2013 polls due to lack of legal cover’

    ISLAMABAD: An automated Results Management System (RMS) is the best way to ensure better electoral practices, but Pakistan’s experience with using such a system in the 2013 general elections was not completely successful because it lacked legislative cover, an electoral expert told Dawn on Wednesday...

    Ronan McDermott, a leading expert on electoral technologies, briefed officials and members of a parliamentary subcommittee on...

  • PML-N calls for probe into award of pre-2013 LPG quotas

    ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have called for investigating the award of a quota for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) covering a period when the party was not in power...

    Junaid Chaudhry termed it LPG leaks, on the lines of the Panama Papers leaksPTI’S SUPPORT: Incidentally, they got outright support from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) as Shafqat Mehmood pressed for an investigation...

  • Ghosts of 2013 still haunt PML-N ahead of Islamabad LG polls

    ISLAMABAD: The confusion plaguing the government and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding the local government elections in the capital appears to have spread to the ruling PML-N as well, whose campaign for the upcoming polls hasn’t gotten off to an auspicious start...

    Since losing the NA-48 seat in the federal capital, the PML-N has not yet recovered from the internal divisions within its local cadres that cost it the...

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