Will form govt after 8 February: Bilawal claims

Will form govt after 8 February: Bilawal claims

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has claimed that he is set to form a government after February 8 and aims to become the Prime Minister with a new approach. Unfortunately, Nawaz Sharif did not accept the challenge of debates.

Speaking to a private TV channel, Bilawal stated that with sincere intentions, he has served the people for 16 months, while the intentions of the PML-N were not correct and they showed no interest in resolving the economic crisis. He mentioned that their false propaganda regarding Karachi has been exposed and expressed hope that the PPP will win the elections, urging the public to use their vote wisely as they will stop any attempt to obstruct the path of progress.

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He further said that the PML-N has conveyed a message that they do not seek the votes of the people of Sindh and Punjab, and instead of spending an hour in Karachi, they should initiate a campaign there. The PPP has proven that they are the only federal party.”

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Information Ministry issues show cause notice for sharing political video

Information Ministry issues show cause notice for sharing political video

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information has swiftly addressed a breach of protocol within its ranks. A show cause notice has been issued to Pir Suleman Shah Rashidi, Deputy Director at the Center for Digital Communications, for sharing a political video via social media channels.

The Ministry’s proactive response underscores its dedication to upholding established guidelines regarding the use of official platforms for political purposes. Such actions, deemed inappropriate and contrary to the principles of neutrality expected from government officials, have been promptly addressed through formal inquiry.

This decisive measure reaffirms the Ministry’s unwavering stance on maintaining impartiality, particularly during sensitive times such as elections. By holding officials accountable for their conduct, the Ministry sets a precedent for adherence to established protocols and the public interest.

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The Ministry of Information’s resolute action reflects its unwavering commitment to upholding the integrity and neutrality of government institutions, ensuring that they serve the public interest above all else. This episode serves as a reminder of the importance of ethical conduct within government ranks, further bolstering trust in the country’s governance structures.

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Polling station bombed in Quetta

Quetta: A government school designated as a polling station for the upcoming general elections in Quetta was attacked with a hand grenade on Tuesday evening.

The Saryab Kuli Ahmedzai polling station was targeted, resulting in a loud explosion heard in the area. Fortunately, no loss of life was reported.

The incident comes amidst a series of terrorist attacks in the province as election campaigning intensifies. Security remains a top concern as the region prepares for the upcoming elections.

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Bilawal Affirms PPP’s Stance Against Victimisation & Divisive Politics

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari commenced an energetic election rally in Karachi as the PPP geared up for the upcoming general elections in 2024.

The rally, spearheaded by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, is set to traverse through significant parts of Karachi, starting from Bilawal House at 1 pm. The route includes Lee Market, Shireen Jinnah Colony, Kemari, Tower, Chakiwara, Shershah, Purana Golimar, Rizvia Chowrangi, Lasbela, and Gulbahar. It will culminate at Malir Kala Board after passing through Hasan Square, Nazimabad Petrol Pump, Liaquatabad No. 10, Safora, and Malir Cantt via University Road.

Throughout the rally, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will address the gathering at various locations across Karachi.

In a recent public gathering in Shikarpur, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari echoed the sentiments of the PPP, raising slogans of ‘Na Khappay, na Khappay, Mian Sahib na Khappay’ (We don’t want Nawaz).

Addressing the crowd, he criticized other political parties for attempting to divide the people along religious, sectarian, and ethnic lines. He asserted that only his party could lead Pakistan out of its economic crises if elected to power.

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed his commitment to burying the politics of hatred and division, emphasizing that the PPP does not believe in victimization or divisive politics. He pledged to serve the people without discrimination and urged the public to vote for the “Arrow” symbol in the General Elections scheduled for February 8, 2024.

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ECP completes training of staff for General Elections 2024

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced the completion of training for approximately 1.49 million election staff in preparation for the upcoming general elections in 2024. The training sessions, conducted over 87 days in remote areas nationwide, involved 3,821 master trainers and aimed to ensure the proficiency and professionalism of election personnel.

The training included sessions for District Returning Officers (DROs), Returning Officers (ROs), polling staff, Presiding Officers, Senior Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs), Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs), Polling Officers, Regional Monitoring Coordinators (RMCs), District Monitoring Officers (DMOs), Monitoring Officers (MOs), officers and data entry operators (DEOs) linked with returning officers, and security personnel.

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Additionally, the ECP has established 90,675 polling stations across all four provinces, with over 120 million registered voters expected to cast their votes for the National Assembly and four Provincial Assemblies. A total of 5,121 candidates, including 4,807 male, 312 female, and two transgenders, are contesting for the National Assembly and provincial assembly seats. The elections will be held on 266 general seats of the National Assembly and 593 general seats of the four provincial assemblies.

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