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Disgruntled PTI MPAs team up against govt, bureaucracy in Punjab

They want development work in remote areas Around 20 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf members of the Punjab Assembly have formed their own separate group in an attempt to force the provincial government and bureaucracy to start development work in “remote areas”, PTI Punjab MPA Sardar Shahabuddin confirmed Monday. Shahabuddin was elected to the Punjab Assembly from Layyah. …

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‘Govt, opposition finalise Sikandar Sultan Raja’s name as CEC’

The government and opposition have finalised Sikandar Sultan Raja’s name as the new chief election commissioner of Pakistan, opposition sources informed Samaa TV Monday. The post fell vacant after the retirement of Justice (retired) Sardar Raza Khan on Dec 5, 2019. Justice (retired) Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi took oath as the acting chief election commissioner the …

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PM Khan to attend three-day World Economic Forum in Davos

Prime Minister Imran Khan will attend the three-day World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland from January 21 to 23, the Foreign Office said Monday. The prime minister is going to Davos on the invitation of WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab, the Foreign Office said in a statement. He’ll be one of the “keynote” speakers …

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AKU’s CIME becomes South Asia’s first accredited simulation-based educational institution

The Aga Khan University’s Centre for Innovation in Medical Education is now South Asia’s first simulation-based educational institution to be accredited by the US Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The centre will join a global community of practice bringing the latest advances in the field to Pakistan. The CIME was judged to meet the highest …

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350 Pakistani women ‘stuck’ in Indian-Administered Kashmir, court told

Three hundred and fifty Pakistani women are struck in Indian-Administered Kashmir, a petitioner told the Sindh High Court on Monday. The petitioner said that the court should order the government to help these women. They had settled in Kashmir after marriage, the petition adds. These women have been facing many difficulties ever since the Indian …

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Guess what Meray Paas Tum Ho, we’re born with rights

Here is a revolutionary idea: Women. Are. Human. Activist Tahira Abdullah very simply, very plainly, very slowly, elegantly and very patiently explained this to Pakistan, and three men — Meray Paas Tum Ho writer Khalil ur Rehman Qamar, journalist Owais Tohid and the show’s host Ehtesham Amir-ud-Din — on Sunday night as they discussed the misogyny …

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Fee hike case: School accuses students of not ‘playing fair’

A private school in Sindh has accused parents of not playing fair during a hearing of the fee hike case on Monday. The lawyer of The Academy, which is located on Karachi’s Kashmir Road, told the Sindh High Court that many newspapers have been running reports against the school. The behaviour of some students has …

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