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Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming US elections

MENLO PARK, Calif: Facebook will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month’s US midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service. The world’s largest online social network, with 1.5 billion daily users, has stopped short of banning all false or misleading posts, something that Facebook has shied away from as it would likely increase its expenses and leave it…

EXPLAINER: How NA speaker is elected

The polling for election of new Speaker of the National Assembly has begun at the Parliament House, as newly-elected MNAs caste their votes in favour of their preferred candidate. But what is the mechanism to elect a candidate for the coveted slot of the Lower House of the Parliament? Here's the guide for you -The election will be by secret ballot. -Each member will have one vote only. -A ballot paper, containing the names of members, validly nominated for election as Speaker of the National Assembly, will be…

Rahul Gandhi wants India to adopt Pakistan-like voting system

NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has called for using of ballot papers in India like Pakistan employ in its elections. While addressing the media, Gandhi said that if Pakistan can use ballot papers then India should consider doing so as well as it could save a lot of electricity which gets wasted to keep the machines operational for hours. “Using Ballot papers instead of electronic voting machines will help save us a lot of electricity which gets wasted during 10 hours while the EVM is ON,” he added.…

Election campaign ends, historic voting tomorrow

KARACHI: The high-intensity election campaign, marred by a series of blasts, came to a close last night as the nation goes to historic polls to exercise their right to franchise on Wednesday (tomorrow). Election will take place on July 25 (tomorrow) and voting will continue from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm without any break. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) caped their electioneering last night by holding massive rallies in different parts of the country as a…

Nadra directs to deliver CNICs before 25th, says expired cards also eligible for voting

ISLAMABAD: Directing for expediting printing of Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs), the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Friday said all the expired ID cards were also eligible for voting. This was announced in a high-level meeting of the Nadra in Islamabad, presided over by its chairman Usman Mobeen. The meeting took decisions regarding on-time printing of CNICs and their delivery before July 25 and directed to continue printing process 24 hours a day and open all Nadra offices across the…

‘Expired CNICs also eligible for voting’

ISLAMABAD: Directing for expediting printing of Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs), the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Friday said all the expired ID cards were also eligible for voting. This was announced in a high-level meeting of the Nadra in Islamabad, presided over by its chairman Usman Mobeen. The meeting took decisions regarding on-time printing of CNICs and their delivery before July 25 and directed to continue printing process 24 hours a day and open all Nadra offices across the…

Lebanese vote in first general election in nine years

BEIRUT: Lebanese began voting on Sunday in their first general election for nine years, one that is unlikely to upend the country’s balance of power but is seen as important for economic stability. Lebanon has mostly weathered the regional storm caused by seven years of war in neighboring Syria that has drawn in regional powers and unleashed a wave of refugees, but it has gone through several internal crises since the last election. Television broadcasts showed voters queuing at polling stations across the tiny…

PML-N lawmakers should hang their heads in shame, says Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Tuesday said the ruling party legislators should hang their heads in shame after opposing the amendment in Election Bill 2017 aimed at barring disqualified members from heading political parties, ARY News reported. "In a democracy moral authority is a core principle. Today that was negated by the PML-N, which sought to place their corrupt leader above all laws," he said in a series of tweet in response to disapproval of the bill presented by opposition…

Maryam asks PML-N loyalists to end politics of pawns by voting in NA-120 by-poll

LAHORE: Daughter of former prime minister Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday asked the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) loyalists to end the politics of pawns by voting in NA-120 by-poll on September 17, ARY News reported. In her maiden public speech in NA-120 constituency to launch on-ground campaign, she posed a wide spectrum of questions from the activists, she asked them if they agreed to the decision of disqualification of Nawaz Sharif, whether the person who gave Pakistan a complete network of arteries, roads and CPEC could be…

Trump wins U.S. Electoral College vote

WASHINGTON: Republican Donald Trump prevailed in U.S. Electoral College voting on Monday to officially win election as the next president, easily dashing a long-shot push by a small movement of detractors to try to block him from gaining the White House. Trump, who is set to take office on Jan. 20, garnered more than the 270 electoral votes required to win, even as at least half a dozen U.S. electors broke with tradition to vote against their own state’s directives, the largest number of “faithless electors” seen in more…