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ECP reviews preparations for by-elections on Oct 14

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in a meeting on Friday reviewed preparations for by-elections on seats of national and provincial assemblies to be held on October 14. Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza chaired the meeting in Islamabad. The commission expressed satisfaction over reports of the provincial election commissioners regarding preparations for the by-elections. The meeting decided to remove hurdles in holding by-elections of local governments and conduct them at the…

Preparations to celebrate Independence Day in full swing

KARACHI: Preparations across the country are underway to celebrate the 71st Independence Day with traditional zeal and fervor. Streets, roads and houses are being decorated with national flags, buntings and lights. The renovation work at Mazar-e-Quaid is also in progress. People belonging to different walks of life, especially youngsters and kids can be seen decorating their houses and vehicles with flags and other themed products to celebrate Independence Day with traditional national zeal. A number of taxi and…

World Cup preparations loom over test series

WELLINGTON: Final preparations for the World Cup loom large over the upcoming test series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, which starts at the Hagley Oval on Friday, with seven one-day games to follow the two matches in Christchurch and Wellington.