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Five arrested in postal ballot stamp fraud in Sehwan

SEHWAN SHARIF: As the general elections are just a few days away, reports of pre-poll rigging surfaced in the town of Sehwan Sharif where stamps were being placed on the postal ballot papers. The incident was reported in PS-80 Sehwan Sharif in district Jamshoro where former chief minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah is among the candidates contesting elections. The stamps were being placed in the Education Office where an official of the Primary Teachers Association and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) activist was found involved in…

Commemorative stamp issued on first anniversary of Green Pakistan program

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan on Monday launched Green Pakistan Program commemorative stamp to mark the first anniversary of the tree plantation campaign. The federal minister said that diversity of landscapes and climates in Pakistan allow a wide variety of trees and animals to flourish. However, these suffer due to increasing population and climate change. He further said share of public investment through federal and provincial governments is quite low, and as result…

Che Guevara stamps sell out in Ireland despite outrage

Dublin: A set of stamps paying tribute to Ernesto "Che" Guevara on the 50th anniversary of his death has sold out in Ireland, a country where the Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary had ancestral roots. "Our initial print run of the stamps was 122,000… It is necessary now to print extra stock,” a spokesman for Ireland’s postal service An Post said on Friday. The one-euro stamp features an iconic image of the guerrilla created by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick in 1968 that became a poster for worldwide rebellion. The…