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  • Unido pledges help to Pakistan on SDGs

    ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Unido) will continue to promote sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Pakistan, Director General Li Yong told Dawn on Tuesday...

    “The guiding principle lies in promoting SDGs, especially in the areas of industry, innovation and infrastructure,” he said, adding that Unido will also promote SDGs in other areas...

  • Postal department loses Rs559 million to corruption

    ISLAMABAD: The postal department suffered a loss of Rs559 million due to fraud and misappropriation during the past five years...

    Pakistan Post Director General Mashal Khan disclosed this during a meeting of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Communications, on Tuesday...

  • Postal services – thriving in the age of internet

    Although letters may no longer be the primary way people stay in touch, Pakistan’s postal service remains active; from the Siachen Glacier to the Arabian Sea...

    With its network of post offices across the country, the Pakistan Post mostly serves people who live in remote parts of the country without internet services or even electricity...

  • Lawmakers reluctant to sign off on postal balloting for overseas Pakistanis

    ISLAMABAD: The possibility of tampering and manipulation of ballots seems to be the only major hurdle keeping overseas Pakistanis from exercising their right to franchise in the country’s elections...

    A team of senior Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) officials, during a briefing before a national assembly panel, admitted that postal balloting appeared to be the most feasible option...

  • Postal charges

    I would urge the postal department to undo the increase in the registration fee and realise that it is not just a business concern out to earn profits but a public utility service for the benefit of society...

  • Special persons to cast votes via postal ballot

    PESHAWAR: Provincial Election Commissioner Pir Maqbool Ahmed has said that persons with any physical disability will be allowed to cast their votes through postal ballot...

    The provincial election commissioner said that special persons, who were unable to walk or travel, could cast their votes in the next elections through postal ballot under Election Act, 2017...

  • Special persons allowed to vote via postal ballot

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday allowed people with physical disabilities to cast their votes through postal ballots...

    Editorial: The ECP must use its enhanced powers to keep electoral tensions in checkMeanwhile, the commission issued a code of conduct and guidelines for international observers, binding them to choose an area of election observation in ‘strict consultation’ with the ECP...

  • 3 arrested in Shangla for trying to steal postal ballots

    Shangla police on Monday arrested three suspects, including an official of Pakistan Post, over charges of stealing postal ballots, DawnNewsTV reported...

    Police recovered the ballots from a vehicle and arrested the local PML-N leader and his relative who were allegedly trying to steal the postal ballots from the post office in Alpuri, said SHO Sadiq Khan...

  • Code for Pakistan brings technology geeks to solve civic and social issues

    ISLAMABAD: A two-day Islamabad Civic Hackathon — an event organised by Code for Pakistan (CfP) and OPEN Islamabad — concluded Sunday with participants working constantly to develop mobile/web applications and digital tools which address civic and social issues...

    “It was inspirational … It makes me feel incredibly hopeful for Pakistan...

  • Pakistan startup founders booked for plagiarising source code

    KARACHI: Four people were reportedly booked on Wednesday for violating copyright and intellectual property laws after allegations of plagiarising source code for a financial information startup surfaced...

    The entrepreneurs behind Investor's Lounge, Baqar Abbas Jafri, Sennen D’Souza, Hammad Ali Hashmi and Waqar Ehsan, have been accused by their former employer ? Mir Muhammad Ali Khan of AMZ MAK Capital Ltd ? of stealing firm’s source...

  • ECP issues notice to Imran, Fazl for violation of code of conduct

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notices to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman for violation of the code of conduct ahead of by-elections in PK-8 (Peshawar)...

    After receiving reports about the two party chiefs’ visit to the constituency, warnings were issued reminding them of blatant violation of the code of conduct...

  • Strict code of conduct for SECP employees

    ISLAMABAD: Under a strict code of conduct introduced on Tuesday, all the serving and retired senior officers of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) have been barred not only from politics but also befriending any stakeholder...

    The SECP Policy Board approved the code of conduct for the employees that was put it into effect immediately...

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