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    Political Parties Symbols In Pakistan Sick

  • ‘GB’s political parties as good and as bad as Pakistan’s political parties’

    I hope the situation is not taken to the extent that young people decide not to live with Pakistan,” Supreme Court advocate Asma Jahangir said on Friday...

    The former chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) was speaking at a press conference to launch a report on a HRCP fact-finding mission titled ‘Gilgit-Baltistan: aspiration for identity, integration and autonomy’...

  • Pakistan Hindu Council expresses concern over shoes sold with 'Om' symbols

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC) on Sunday has alleged that shoes bearing the Hindu holy word ‘Om’ are being sold in Tando Adam area of Sindh...

    “For the last three years, some shop keepers in Tando Adam are selling shoes which have the Hindu holy word ‘Om’ written on them on the occasion of Eid,” said PML-N’s Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, who is also Patron-in-Chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council...

  • ECP urged to withdraw all election symbols representing weapons

    KARACHI: Civil society representatives have called upon the Election Commission of Pakistan to withdraw the election symbols representing weapons in order to change the culture of society and reduce dependence on weapons...

    “This is a bitter truth that no political party can survive in Karachi without a militant wing,” she added...

  • Some LG election symbols embarrass candidates

    PESHAWAR: Owing to the large number of people contesting the party-less polls for the lower tier of the local bodies, the Election Commission of Pakistan has introduced symbols which candidates say are not only offensive but have also made them the butt of jokes of friends and acquaintances...

    “A mullah’s son has been allotted accordion as an election symbol and he is worried that he would become the butt of jokes amongst his...

  • Election symbols

    For all people to be equal, the signs and symbols representing them must also be seen as equal...

    It is perhaps what the Election Commission officials had in mind when they selected poll symbols for candidates participating in the upcoming local government vote in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

  • Berlin Wall, 9/11 symbols offer message to Trump at Nato

    BRUSSELS: A US president who wants to build walls is celebrating the collapse of one of the world’s most iconic barriers: the Berlin Wall...

    Donald Trump looked on Thursday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg unveiled two sections of the Berlin Wall that divided the German city until 1989, in a ceremony at the site of Nato’s new headquarters
  • Another 23 election symbols approved

    ISLAMABAD: Acting Pre­sident Raza Rabbani approved on Wednesday 23 more election symbols to be allotted to new political parties and those awaiting the allocation...

    “On a summary initiated by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, the acting president has approved the prime minister’s advice for the amendments in the Representation of the People (Conduct of Election) Rules, 1977 for adding new election symbols to be allocated to the...

  • Independent candidates irked by ‘unsavoury’ election symbols

    BADIN: The candidates in the run for local government election as independents have complained against having been allotted ‘unsavoury, unpalatable and distasteful’ election symbols...

    A number of candidates including Muhammad Aslam, Muhammad Hashim and Hassan told Dawn on Wednesday that 24 symbols so far allotted to independent candidates included baby cot, bangles, goat, watermelon, wood roller, saxophone, drums, toothbrush, tongs,...

  • New leftist Spanish town halls rebel against royal symbols

    BARCELONA: Spanish left-wingers who swept to power in several major cities last month have removed royal symbols from their town halls, renewing a debate over the nation’s scandal-hit monarchy...

    But on Monday the town hall approved an “urgent” motion to keep the name as it is, tabled by the conservative Popular Party, which rules at the national level, with the backing of two other parties...

  • JI opts for potential symbols of success

    LAHORE: The Jamaat-i-Islami leaders seem to be realising that mere association with the party cannot secure them any electoral success even at local level and have begun choosing election symbols of either popular political parties or are contesting as independents in the forthcoming local polls...

    ”During the previous two local elections held in 2001 and 2005, the JI had been leading the PML-N and PPP in Lahore making both these...

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