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Deliberate inhabitants census might delay elections of Punjab, KP assemblies

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ISLAMABAD: The election of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies more likely to be delayed the brand new housing and inhabitants census is accomplished.

In accordance with sources, the federal government has been contemplating over delay within the “elections and by-elections” of the 2 provincial assemblies till outcomes of the brand new housing and inhabitants census are compiled.

It’s to be talked about right here that the brand new housing and inhabitants census is scheduled to be began from February 1st, which can proceed until March 31. “The outcomes of recent census will probably be launched in April this 12 months,” sources knowledgeable.

The sources claimed that the federal government needs to refer the difficulty of suspending the elections to the court docket, with a view to keep away from backlash.

Just lately, Federal Minister for Planning and Growth Ahsan Iqbal had mentioned that basic elections in Pakistan are solely doable after the inhabitants census and consequent delimitation of the constituencies.

“Imran Khan himself had determined within the assembly of the Council of Frequent Pursuits (CCI) in April 2021, that the brand new elections can be held solely after new inhabitants census,” Iqbal mentioned.

He mentioned that the census outcomes can be printed by April 30, following which the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) will begin delimitation train which can take as much as 4 months to be accomplished.

ECP opinions preparations for Punjab and KP elections

The Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday thought-about over preparations for the elections and by-election of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies.

On this regard, Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja chaired a gathering whereby he was briefed that the election fee has accomplished preparations for electoral materials, polling stations and voter lists.

The session was knowledgeable that the electoral physique was ready to carry elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The assembly determined to contact governors of the 2 provinces to repair polling date for election in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The ECP determined to situation the election schedule after resolution on the polling day.

The assembly was directed to step up preparations for elections and early completion of the method of appointment of presiding officers and different election employees.

The session was attended by the election fee’s members, provincial election commissioners and officers from all wings of the ECP.

 

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Three killed, 12 injured in street accident in Khanewal

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ISLAMABAD: Not less than three folks have been killed and 12 others injured in a street accident within the Khanewal district of Punjab on Sunday, rescuers advised media.

In line with the rescue group, the accident occurred after a passenger van collided with a truck close to the Shamkot interchange on the motorway within the district, leading to casualties.

The rescue group reached the location and shifted the victims to a close-by hospital. All of the deceased have been from the identical household.

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One-Man Fee to advocate J. Salik for prime civil award

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman One-Man Fee on Minorities Rights, Dr Muhammad Shoaib Suddle, in recognition of Convener World Minorities Alliance J. Salik’s distinctive companies to the reason for minorities determined to advocate the federal government to award him the highest civil award Hilal-e-Pakistan, and nominate him for this 12 months’s Nobel Peace Prize.

The letter to Julius Salik additionally J. Salik reads: “Julius Salik is God’s distinctive present to Pakistan. His momentous wrestle for democracy started throughout the martial regulation of Normal Zia. His ardour for tirelessly combating for the rights of the oppressed in unorthodox methods quickly made him the undisputed champion of the human rights of the hapless minorities.”

The previous Federal Minister for Inhabitants Welfare was thrice elected as a member of the Parliament (Nationwide Meeting) – in 1988, 1990 and 1993. In 1994, he joined the cupboard as Federal Minister of Inhabitants Welfare. In 1996, Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto advisable him for the Nobel Peace Prize, describing him because the “nation’s conscience.”

J. Salik based the World Minorities Alliance in 1980. “Although I had lengthy noticed the rising campaign of this jewel within the crown of Pakistan’s Christian neighborhood, we had not met since 1995 after I headed Rawalpindi Division as Police Chief. I used to be pleasantly stunned when on 11 August 2022 J. Salik phoned me from Maryland, USA, to understand my work because the One-Man Fee for Minority Rights on the Supreme Court docket of Pakistan. Whereas thanking him, I requested him to return to Pakistan because the minority neighborhood wanted a uncommon chief like him – a frontrunner who loved the legendary integrity, braveness and belief related along with his identify,” he added.

Dr Suddle went on to say, “J. Salik and his spouse visited the Workplace of One-Man Fee on October 12, 2022. After presenting a flower bouquet, they invited me to go to a Christian Main College in H-9 Islamabad a few days later to which I readily agreed. I used to be given a rousing reception on reaching the varsity. In his welcome handle, Mr. Salik listed many difficulties confronted by the Christian neighborhood. I assured that each effort could be made to deal with the issues confronted by each academics and college students.”

On the request of Mr. J. Salik, he additionally visited Islamabad’s Kachi Abadis together with France Colony F-7/4, Miskin Colony, Musharraf Colony G-8, and J. Salik Colony G-8 on 23 November 2022. The involved senior officers of CDA, IESCO, and Sui Gasoline had been directed to be current throughout the go to.

“I need to say that I used to be shocked to see the depressing residing circumstances of the inhabitants of those colonies. In my capability as Chairman One-Man Fee for Minority Rights, I there after which issued applicable time-bound instructions to the accompanying officers and due to Mr. Salik’s untiring follow-up the required work has begun in earnest.”

The Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) scheduled the native our bodies’ elections for Islamabad on 24 December 2022. The following day, i.e., 25 December, being Christmas Day, Mr. Salik raised severe objection to the insensitively ready election schedule and fiercely demanded its revision. The One-Man Fee straightaway took up the matter with the ECP and received the election date rescheduled to 31 December.

“I used to be invited as chief visitor on the public assembly organized by the World Minorities Alliance on the Nationwide Press Membership Islamabad on 19 January 2023. There I noticed the guide “Pakistan ke Pehchan” compiled by Mr. Jabbar Mirza on the lifetime of Mr. J. Salik. The guide is a useful assortment of outstanding tributes paid by Pakistan’s 262 prime thought leaders together with columnists, politicians, and thinkers to J. Salik. Ms Tehmina Tariq fantastically sang poet Riaz-ur-Rehman Saghir’s 19-year-old music written to honour J. Salik. I can not consider how a lot tribute is sufficient as I haven’t come throughout a person who’s cherished a lot by so many for his priceless companies to humanity.”

He added that J. Salik was about to launch a worldwide interfaith marketing campaign from Washington DC in March 2023.

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Govt detains PTI leaders, journalists to divert public consideration from inflation, unemployment: Asad

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) got here down laborious on the imported authorities for rising fascist tendency and rolling again the general public welfare initiatives taken by the PTI authorities one after the other amidst spiraling inflation.

PTI central Secretary Basic Asad Umar stated that the imported authorities has give you new methods to divert public consideration from the worst inflation within the historical past and rising unemployment within the nation.

He stated that the imported authorities resorted to detain PTI leaders and well-known journalists in order the media may focus on these points as an alternative of the ache and agony inflicted by the imported authorities throughout its brief few months rule.

PTI Senator and former finance minister Shaukat Tarin criticized the federal government for blocking Punjab Well being Card scheme and stated that the imported authorities was rolling again the initiatives taken by the PTI authorities to enhance the lives of the poor brethren one after the other.

“Kamyab Pakistan, Panahagahs, Ehsan ration and now flagship Sehat card had been rolled again,” he added. “Concurrently, the extravagant overseas journeys by a bloated cupboard proceed. Individuals of Pakistan is not going to forgive you for this,” Shaukat Tarin added.

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