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General elections to be held on July 25, president approves ECP summary

May 26, 2018 – 10:34 pm

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday approved a summary sent by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for General Elections to be held on July 25. 


TODAY IN NEWS



BALOCHISTAN

Female teacher gunned down in Balochistan’s Kech district

QUETTA: Unknown armed men gunned down a female school teacher in Balngur area of Kech district, police said Sunday.

By Our Reporter May 28, 2018 – 12:41 am

Pondering for interim govt: 2nd rounds of talks un-succeeded to yield any result

QUETTA: During the 2nd round of talks amid government and opposition remained fail to yield final name to run the province as Chief Executive as the provincial Assemblies going to dissolved in next week.

May 27, 2018 – 2:00 am

NCHR shows concern over burgeoning human rights violation in Balochistan

QUETTA: The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) has shown severe concern over the recent terrorists’ attack in Quetta particularly on Hazara community and water shortage in major cities of Balochistan, stressing upon government to take immediate measure to resolve all these issues.

May 27, 2018 – 1:50 am

EDITORAL

Early elections & Nawaz’s fight for survival

While PM Abbasi and opposition leader Shah ponder over the interim PM, Nawaz is aiming for an early election to restore power and his freedom.

May 26, 2018

Karachi heatwave

When an unseasonal and potentially deadly heat wave loomed on weather forecasts, this holy month, impact of global warming came home in a brutal way three years ago when a record-breaking heatwave in lower Sindh resulted in around 2,000 fatalities, mainly in Karachi, over the course of a few days.

May 24, 2018

Defense cooperation with Italy

Pakistan and Italy commit to strengthening ties especially in terms of the defense and education sector, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman JCS Committee, is on an official visit to Italy called by General Claudio Graziano, Chief of the Italian Defense General Staff, at the Defense General Staff Headquarters.

May 23, 2018

EDITOR'S BLOG

OPINION

Will Sadiq Sanjrani’s appointment as Senate chairman help Balochistan in any way?
By Shezad Baloch – March 16, 2018
March 16, 2018 – 10:48 pm

Whether in the realm of politics or natural resources, Balochistan has always been a target for exploitation by politicians and other powerful forcesin Pakistan. Whenever Balochistan is mentioned, it isinvariably described as “the least developed region of Pakistan.”  It is always “volatile,” “neglected,” or “backward;” the region with “the worst health indicators” and“the poorest infrastructure;”the place where a majority of children are out of school and there is little access to even basic education.


PAKISTAN

KP assembly to vote on FATA merger bill as protestors clash with police

PESHAWAR: A session of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly began on Sunday in which the KP-FATA merger bill was tabled before the House after being approved from the upper and lower chambers of the Parliament.

By News Desk – May 27, 2018
Zardari announces to contest election from Nawabshah
By News Desk
May 27, 2018 – 5:26 pm

Gilgit-Baltistan is moving towards progress now, says PM Abbasi
By Haseeb Baloch
May 27, 2018 – 5:23 pm



SPORTS

Pakistan clinch historic Lord’s victory in 1st Test against England

LONDON: Pakistani batsmen comfortably chased a 64-run target at Lord’s on Sunday to go 1-0 up in a two-match series against England and record their fifth Test victory at the ‘home of cricket’.

By Sports Desk – May 27, 2018