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Pakistan Railways collects over Rs76mln from ticketless passengers

The sources in Railways Ministry say the amount was recovered from over fifty-nine thousand passengers travelling without tickets

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Islamabad: Pakistan Railways on Sunday collected an amount of over 76 million rupees from ticket-less passengers in a crackdown during the last six months.

According to sources in Railways Ministry, the amount was recovered from over fifty-nine thousand passengers travelling without tickets.

They said that Railways Police arrested a total of 4384 accused due to their involvement in various violations in Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Multan, Sukkur, Karachi, and Quetta. 

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PTI prepares to file reference against CEC, ECP members

The reference targeting Sikandar Sultan Raja and the election commission members will be filed in the judicial commission

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Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday assigned Barrister Ali Zafar the task of drafting a reference against the chief election commissioner and all members of the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The reference targeting Sikandar Sultan Raja and the election commission members would be filed in the judicial commission.

PTI accused the chief election commissioner of undermining its mandate during the general elections held on February 8.

The Election Commission of Pakistan has faced intense criticism following a Supreme Court verdict on reserved seats.

Previously, a complaint was lodged against the chief election commissioner with the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC).

This complaint against Sikandar Sultan Raja alleges failure to fulfill constitutional duties, usurping PTI's mandate, and non-compliance with court rulings.

The complaint also references a news conference by former Rawalpindi commissioner Liaquat Chattha, who accused the chief election commissioner of overseeing electoral rigging in the Rawalpindi district by reallocating 70,000 votes from PTI candidates to those of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

Besides it, the complaint states that the chief election commissioner deprived PTI of its iconic bat symbol, impacting over 120 million voters.

PTI repeatedly called for the resignation of the chief election commissioner and the election commission members.

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‘Efforts afoot to set up mountaineering school in Skardu’

Coordinator to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, Romina Khurshid Alam says school will have structured training and educational facilities including mountaineering, Sherpa training and sustainable tourism practices to promote environmental-friendly mountaineering, climbing and mountain tourism

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Islamabad: Coordinator to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, Romina Khurshid Alam said that the efforts are being made to set up a mountaineering school in Skardu.

She was chairing a second review meeting in Islamabad regarding Prime Minister’s Committee to Establish Mountaineering School in Gilgit-Baltistan.

She said the school will have structured training and educational facilities including mountaineering, Sherpa training and sustainable tourism practices to promote environmental-friendly mountaineering, climbing and mountain tourism.

Prime Minister's climate aid said establishing such facilities would help equip aspirant mountaineers and mountain climbers with the knowledge, while respecting the local environment, values and cultures.  

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