By-poll on two Punjab Senate seats tomorrow

LAHORE: The Senate by-election against two vacant seats from Punjab will be held at the Punjab Assembly building on November 15 (Thursday) uninterruptedly from 0900-1600 hours.According to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Punjab spokesperson on Wednesday, the-poll against two (one general and one reserved women) seats was being held after the de-seating of Sadia Abbasi and Haroon Akhter Khan of the Pakistan Muslim League-N.Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Walid Iqbal and PML-N’s Saud Majeed will contest on the General Senate seat while PTI’s Seemi Ezdi and PML-N’s Saira Tarar were pitted against each other on the women reserved seat.The Punjab Assembly building has been declared the polling station for the Senate by-polls.Provincial ECP Zafar Iqbal Hussain has been appointed Returning Officer and will conduct the elections. …read more

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Police confirm death of SP Tahir Dawar

PESHAWAR: A senior police official in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday confirmed that missing police officer SP Tahir Dawar has been killed, with out elaborating on cause and circumstances of his death.Quoting SSP Operations Javed Iqbal, Geo News reported that the body of the missing police officer would be brought to Torkhan Border by Red Crescent Afghanistan. He said a team of Pakistani police has been dispatched to the Pak-Afghan border to receive the body. …read more

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Major gas reserves discovered in Makran

KARACHI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat on Wednesday revealed that major gas reserves have been discovered along the Makran coast.Speaking at a conference in Karachi, Gen Zubair said Pakistan is blessed with minerals worth billions of rupees.A recent oceanographic survey conducted in the coastal belt discovered huge gas reserves, he told the audience in a QA session.He termed the youth an asset for country’s prosperous future. ‘Pakistan can achieve high growth progress through the information technology and social media in e-commerce.’Pakistan is sitting on ninth biggest shale gas reserves, he further added. …read more

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JIT interrogates Azam Swati

ISLAMABAD: A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Wednesday interrogated federal minister Azam Swati for his role in the transfer of Islamabad Police IG .According to sources, the minister appeared before the JIT at the office of National Accountability Bureau where he was probed for almost two hours.The sources said Swati was handed over a questioner that was prepared by NAB DG Irfan Mangi in the light of preliminary investigation into the matter.The JIT is investigating several matters related to the minister including alleged encroachment of land, transfer of IG and his assets.The JIT has also interrogated State Minister for Interior Shahryar Afridi, for Islamabad IG, Interior Secretary and Establishment Secretary.Azam Swati had confessed to repeatedly calling the IG over a dispute that he had with his neighbors and in the middle of that dispute the IG was transfer.The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had taken suo motu notice of the matter. …read more

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