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PTI to announce date of 'mega power show' in Islamabad in next 48 hours: Fawad

The protest gathering will press the coalition government to dissolve the assemblies

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Islamabad: PTI leader and former Information Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussian said on Friday that in the next 48 hours, the date of a large rally would be announced in Islamabad to press the coalition government to dissolve the assemblies.

Addressing a press conference in the federal capital, he said the government would be given a deadline to dissolve the assemblies.

"We cannot give the incumbant government more than a month to do that." 

Hussian was of the view that the government was not looking serious about dissolving the assemblies and general elections. 

The PTI leader further demanded the resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), saying no one had faith in the Election Commission as it is acting as party to the PML-N. 

"It's not possible to hold general elections under the incumbant CEC. The ECP should respect the court after receiving court notice."

Seeking an explanation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the "drone attack" targeting al qaeda chief Amen al Zawahiri in Afghanistan, he said the nation was expecting clarity whether or not the Pakistani land was used in the attack in Afghanistan.

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Rehabilitation process underway for flood-hit people in Punjab

29 flood relief camps were established in Mianwali and DG Khan Divisions

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Rehabilitation process underway for flood-hit people in Punjab

Lahore: On special instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the process of rehabilitation of flood victims and provision of relief materials is underway in flood-affected areas of the province.

In a statement today, the PDMA spokesperson said 29 flood relief camps were established in Mianwali and DG Khan Divisions.

He said treatment facilities including meals and clean water to all persons in the relief camps are continuing and so far 31933 people have been provided medical facilities.

He said six relief camps have been set up for animals.

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ECP issues schedule for by-polls on four vacant, one reserved seat of NA

The ECP will scrutinize nomination papers by 17th of this month.

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Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued the schedule for by-polls on four vacant and one reserved seat of the National Assembly.

As per the schedule, the process of filing nomination papers for by-polls began today which will continue till Saturday while the list of candidates will be published on Sunday.

The ECP will scrutinize nomination papers by 17th of this month.

Candidates will be able to file appeals against approval and rejection of nomination papers by by 20th of this month.

Polling for the by-polls will be held on 25th of next month.

The vacant constituencies include NA-22 Mardan, NA-24 Charsadda, NA-31 Peshawar and NA-45 Kurram.

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PEMRA warns TV channels against airing misinformation concerning state institutions

The PEMRA termed the airing of such content a violation of the directives already issued by it.

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Islamabad: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (PEMRA) has issued fresh directives, warning all satellite TV channels of legal action for either running a propaganda campaign or spreading misinformation and disinformation against the state institutions.

According to PEMRA, a trend has been observed on satellite TV channels wherein some of their anchors and analysts are indulged in spreading misinformation and disinformation against the state institutions.

It said such trend on the TV channels tantamount to casting aspersions against state institutions and a planned propaganda campaign against them.

The PEMRA termed the airing of such content a violation of the directives already issued by it.

The media watchdog asked all satellite TV channel licensees to follow the principles laid down in the Constitution and ensure strict compliance to the relevant provisions of PEMRA laws. 

In the meantime, Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) said that it has always supported the freedom of expression and freedom of the media, however, it condemns disinformation against the institutions.   

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