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ECP restores registration of MQM-P

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday restored the registration of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) and twelve other political parties. The commission had delisted a large number of political parties, including the MQM-P, over their failure to comply with its directives to submit a list of at least 2,000 members along with their signatures or thumb impression as well the copies of the National Identity Cards. A four-member bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner retired…

IHC restores law that seeks to regulate mushrooming of political parties

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday allowed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to enforce its notification under clause 202 (5) of the Election Act 2017. All political parties were issued notices by the ECP under clause 202 (5) of the new election law, asking the all political parties that want to take part in the general elections scheduled next year to provide a list of at least 2,000 members along with their signatures or thumb impression as well the copies of the National Identity Cards.…

ECP directs political parties to submit accounts statements by Aug 29

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked all the political parties to submit their statements of accounts for the outgoing financial year by August 29. According to the ECP, printed forms are available in the Election Commission Secretariat, Islamabad, and in the offices of the Provincial Election Commissioners. Read More: Court rejects PTI’s plea challenging ECP’s jurisdiction Prescribed form-I can also be downloaded from the ECP's website. The commission has advised leaders of all…

Political parties, media should refrain from doing politics on ICJ’s order: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday said political parties and analysts are free to criticise the government, but they should refrain from doing politics on ICJ's interim order in Kulbhushan Jhadav's case as it is a matter of national security. Marriyum Aurangzeb said any reporting on the interim order of International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Kulbhushan Jhadav case should be done responsibly. “Sensationalizing this issue by media will not serve the national cause. Pakistan will…

Military courts to be conditionally extended for two years: speaker NA

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Thursday said military courts would be conditionally extended for two years and a bill in this regard would be submitted in National Assembly on Monday, ARY News reported. “Four out of the nine points of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)'s proposals have been agreed upon. A committee comprising parliamentarians would be formed on national security to regularly monitor military courts and implementation of all security actions,” he said while addressing a press conference…

UK political parties warned of Russian hacking threat: report

LONDON: A British intelligence agency has told political parties to protect themselves against potential cyber attacks, citing allegations that Russian hackers tried to influence last year's U.S. presidential election. Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of the GCHQ spying agency, said it had written to the leaders of political parties offering to help strengthen their network security, confirming a report in the Sunday Times. "You will be aware of the coverage of events in the United States, Germany…

Sindh Govt extends Rangers powers in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Government has signed a summary of extension in special powers to paramilitary Rangers in Karachi on Thursday, ARY News reported. Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah signed the summary for extending special police powers to Rangers for 90 days in Karachi today. The summary will be forwarded to the federal government for approval. It should be noted that the three-month period of policing powers granted to Pakistan Rangers had been expired on 16th January. Opposition parties in Sindh Assembly had…