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ECP starts verification of voters’ lists from today

ISLAMABAD: With the next general elections scheduled in August this year, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will start verification of voters' lists from today. According to a statement issued by the ECP earlier, in first phase, the names of 73,60,279 voters will be included in the list while 9,23,947 names of those who have been registered as died in UCs and NADRA, will be removed. In the second phase, all lists will be displayed for public review so the general public could apply for any registration or…

Twitter stops blue tick verifications amid controversy

CALIFORNIA: Twitter has put a temporary hold on account verifications after its ‘prestigious’ blue tick was given to one of the controversial figures, sparking online outrage. The social media company was criticised after Jason Kessler, who organised the Unite the Right rally that sparked violence in the US town of Charlottesville in August, tweeted on Wednesday to confirm he had been verified by the platform. Twitter’s official support account confirmed that its verification system had been “paused” following the…

Saudi Arabia delays biometric verification for Umrah pilgrims

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia on Friday announced to delay implementation of biometric system verification for Umrah pilgrims until December 01. A notification issued by Saudi Arabian consulate said Umrah pilgrims would be able to get visas through same old way for now. “Saudi Arabia gives priority to Pakistani people’s interests over all other things,” said the notification. Read More: Saudi Arabia to begin issuing tourist visas Earlier, Saudi Arabia had introduced biometric verification system for those going for Umrah,…