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Caretaker govt prepares ‘balanced guidelines’ in every sector for new govt

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Barrister Syed Ali Zafar has said the caretaker government during its constitutional tenure prepared balanced guidelines for the new government to provide solutions to the challenges in all sectors including energy, health, education and economy. Speaking to journalists at an event, he said the guidelines would be handed over to the new elected government. He offered that the caretaker government ministers were open and ready to give briefing to the elected government in any…

Elections 2018: Simple guidelines on how to cast vote

ISLAMABAD: A voting method has been outlined by the Election Commission of Pakistan for the General Election 2018 set to be held on the 25th of July. For the upcoming elections, a number of 220 million ballot papers have been printed. The ballot paper for the National Assembly is green whereas white colored paper shall be used for the Provincial Assembly. According to the electoral body the ballot papers are specially designed this year bearing significant security features. The voter needs to keep in mind the following…

Trump administration rolls back racial diversity guidelines for colleges

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded an extensive set of guidelines put in place under President Barack Obama that had called on colleges and universities to consider race as a way of promoting diversity. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the 24 documents, many of which gave advice to schools on how to deal with Supreme Court decisions on race and admissions, “were unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper.” It has the effect of bringing the federal…

Diet guidelines biased against poor nations: study

PARIS: Widely promoted guidelines to reduce fat intake could be unhealthy for people in low- and middle-income countries whose diets are already too starchy, researchers said Tuesday. Health authorities in Europe and North America recommend eating more fruits and vegetables while curtailing consumption of fatty foods, advice also adopted by the United Nations and globally. But people in poor nations cutting back on fat may wind up piling on more carbohydrates -- such as potatoes, rice or bread -- because fruits and…