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Federal Cabinet approves Election Amendment Bill 2022

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  • Cabinet also approved presenting bill to NA, per statement. 
  • It approves PM Shehbaz’s advice to President Alvi to appoint governor Punjab.
  • ECP to launch pilot project for overseas Pakistanis, says statement.

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet approved the Election Amendment Bill 2022 during a meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said Tuesday.

According to the statement, during the meeting, the cabinet also approved presenting the bill to the National Assembly. It also approved the prime minister’s advice to President Arif Alvi to appoint the governor of Punjab. 

“The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will launch a pilot project for the overseas Pakistanis to cast their votes in by-elections,” read the statement, adding that the project will be presented in the Parliament. 

The project will be launched for electronic voting and biometric verification, while the report will decide whether the voting procedure was workable for overseas Pakistanis and if the verification method was applicable. The results will then be presented before the Parliament. 

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52 districts in Pakistan have 52 cases of the polio virus.

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Nine kids have also contracted the debilitating illness in the first seven months of the infection.

Environment samples from Dadu, Hyderabad, Karachi South, Karachi Central, Karachi West, Quetta, Loralai, Rawalpindi, and Islamabad, according to a polio program official, found WPV1.

With 52 regions having reported cases of the virus this year, the official confirmed.

In order for parents nationwide to take the polio vaccination, he said, “it is crucial that they comprehend the ongoing threat that this virus poses to their children’s health and make sure to welcome vaccinators.”

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Federal Cabinet once again postpones decision on PTI suspension and Article 6 action against Imran and Alvi

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The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ban decision was postponed by the federal cabinet on Wednesday once more.

Announcing this to the attendees of the meeting was Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Here in the Prime Minister’s Office, the cabinet finally convened after being postponed twice. Article 6 proceedings against PTI founder Imran Khan, former National Assembly deputy speaker Qasim Suri, and former president Dr. Arif Alvi could not be decided upon at the meeting.

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Plant For Pakistan: Take A Footstep To Bring Back Takht Padi Forest

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The Punjab government, in association with the Defense Housing Authority of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, will begin a cooperative initiative to restore the Takht Padi Forest on July 27.

Drive’s objectives include freeing the property from mafia control and eliminating encroachments.

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