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  • Police book presiding officer in Karachi over charges of impersonation, forgery

    Karachi police on Monday booked a presiding officer over charges of impersonation, forgery and cheating on the orders of a judge of City Courts, said City Zone SSP Dr Samiullah Soomro...

    Police have invoked Sections 419, 420, 468, 471 and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code against DMC West Zone official Waheedullah, who was appointed as the presiding officer of PS-93 and PS-95 in Korangi district...

  • Presiding officer penalised for taking results home

    SIALKOT: Police claimed on Thursday to have arrested the presiding officer of Mianapura who allegedly took the results of voting to his home instead of submitting these at the office of the district returning officer...

    The DRO said the presiding officer employed delaying tactics in submission of the polling station results, casting doubts about transparency of the vote count...

  • Yasmin for deputing presiding officers from outside Punjab

    LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf candidate for by-election Dr Yasmin Rashid on Thursday reiterated her concerns about pre-poll rigging stating that her party had submitted 17 petitions to the Election Commission but all in vain so far...

    She demanded that the ECP appoint presiding officers from outside Punjab because all government employees from educational institutions would be working under the influence of the ruling party...

  • Three presiding officers among five detained for vote malpractices

    KARACHI: Three presiding officers were among five people detained by law enforcement personnel on Thursday on charges of alleged bogus voting and other malpractices during the polling for by-election in NA-246, officials said...

    One presiding officer and a voter were sentenced and fined by Rangers under the special magisterial powers given to law enforcement personnel, the officials said...

  • DRO to act against absent presiding officers

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar District Returning Officer (DRO) on Monday decided to initiate disciplinary action against around 80 presiding officers for not joining duty at the polling stations...

    The DRO, Younas Khan, who is also the Peshawar district and sessions judge, has sent a joint letter to 14 departments informing the officers concerned about the said presiding officers not reporting at the polling stations till date...

  • Jordanian officer kills two Americans among four in police training facility shooting

    AMMAN: A Jordanian officer shot dead two US government security contractors, a South African trainer and a Jordanian translator at a US-funded police training facility near Amman on Monday before being killed in a shootout, authorities said...

    US President Barack Obama said he was treating the attack which also injured four Jordanians and one Lebanese citizen at the King Abdullah Training Centre “very seriously” and that a full...

  • Pakistan, China air forces launch joint training exercise

    SHANGHAI: China's air force on Saturday began joint training exercises with that of Pakistan, China's defence ministry said, as the two nations' militaries strengthen operational ties...

    China has also long urged Pakistan to weed out what it says are militants from Xinjiang, who may be holed up in the tribal areas on the Pakistan-Afghan border, a region home to a mix of militant groups...

  • Pakistan extending training and technical support to developing countries: PM

    NEW YORK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while addressing a high-level roundtable on South-South Cooperation at the United Nations (UN) on Saturday announced that Pakistan is extending training and technical support to developing countries in a number of diverse fields...

    Nawaz informed UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon and Chinese President Xi Jinping that Pakistan's Foreign Service Academy in Islamabad had been offering training...

  • Training for Pakistan Post staff

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Post has chalked out a comprehensive plan to conduct short training courses for its staff for improving their capacity and assuring quick service delivery...

    An official of Pakistan Post Office (PPO) said they wanted to equip the department in accordance with international standards for capturing customer satisfaction and building their confidence as a speedy and accurate service provider in economical...

  • US cuts military training programme for Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: US military institutions are struggling to fill the 66 slots they had kept aside for officers from Pakistan for the next academic year, as the Trump administration refused to provide funds for their training, official sources said...

    The fund for training Pakistani officers came from the US government’s International Military Education and Training Programme (IMET) but no funds were made available for Pakistan for the next...

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