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    Vote Casting Age In Pakistan Sick

  • Preventing women from casting vote in KP criticised

    ISLAMABAD: The European Union and EU member states together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have taken serious notice of reports of women being prevented from casting votes in the local government elections scheduled to be held in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday...

    Take a look: KP govt fails to set up women commission in 14 districtsThe EU, its member states and the UNDP regretted that candidates, community elders...

  • Polling scheme issue: Women being barred from casting vote

    MIANWALI: Hundreds of residents of Thameywali will have to travel seven kilometres to cast their vote in the upcoming local government elections if the new polling schemes is to be viewed...

    Residents call the shifting of polling station to a far off village as a rigging, and an attempt to bar voters from casting their votes...

  • Bol issued notice for 'casting aspersions' against Army officer

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued a show-cause notice to Bol News for comments made by one Sadiq Taqvi in the 'Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga' programme aired on June 27, 2017...

    ""Airing of both the comments amounts to hate speech and was a willful attempt to incite hatred and violence against the officers of armed forces and Pemra, who represent the state of Pakistan," the regulator has alleged...

  • Obama orders govt contractors to offer paid sick leave to workers

    BOSTON: President Barack Obama on Monday ordered government contractors to offer their workers seven days of paid sick leave a year and, without naming them, knocked Republican presidential candidates for advocating what he said were anti-union policies...

    Obama signed an executive order on sick leave during a flight on Air Force One to Boston, where he spoke at a union event...

  • Sick PIA to get Rs13 billion bailout package

    Sources told Dawn that a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet being called this week will also approve special honoraria for officers working on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), besides allowing four-month salaries to employees of the fledgling Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM)...

    Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is a chronic recipient of bailouts in the form of capital injections from the budget, or...

  • Taxing the sick at Taxila hospital

    TAXILA: Parking fee charged at the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital in Taxila has put an additional financial burden on patients and their families...

    This fee has been imposed in contradiction with the orders of the chief minister who abolished parking fee for patients at government hospitals across the province
  • Sick of congested roads, German man swims to work

    MUNICH: Fed-up with the grind of taking a bus or bike to work every day on congested streets in Munich, Benjamin David started swimming there instead...

    The burly beer garden worker now packs his laptop and clothes into a waterproof bag which he puts on his back, dons his wetsuit and slides into the River Isar for his journey
  • Alamgir: sick but vibrant

    IN the mid-70s the song Dekha na tha, kabhi hum ne ye saman became an all-time hit on the Pakistan Television...

    This song turned out to be a trend-setter for popularising the pop music in Pakistan...

  • Body to decide fate of four sick lions at Zoo Safari

    The officials said owing to unavailability of any pedigree details of these sick lions the experts could not determine any particular reason for their condition...

    The authorities concerned have also decided to destroy an old lioness at the Lahore Zoo because of her age...

  • NA committee calls for revival of sick textile units

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance on Wednesday supported the proposal by the textile sector to restructure bank loans of sick units to help their revival...

    Members of the textile sector informed the committee that the revival of sick units will earn $1 billion in foreign exchange and create five million jobs...

  • Rainwater makes Shangla villagers sick

    SHANGLA: The residents of Gumrash area of Chakesar tehsil say that they are vulnerable to water-borne diseases as they use rainwater from a pond for drinking purpose...

    “Provision of potable water to every denizen is responsibility of the government, but over 6,000 people of Gumrash and adjoining localities still consume water of an unhygienic pond,” they said
  • Sick of scandals, pope prescribes cure for Vatican ills

    VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis vowed on Monday to power ahead with the reform of the Curia, the Church's “diseased” governing body, throwing down the gauntlet to those fostering a climate of intrigue, greed and double-crossing in the Vatican...

    His annual address to cardinals, bishops and priests running the Holy See echoed his speech at this time last year, when he suggested the Vatican's administrative hierarchy was beset by a “spiritual...
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