ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has prepared a schedule of by-elections in 41 constituencies. Nomination papers will be accepted from candidates from July 3 to 9 and polling will be held on August 22.
Scrutiny of the nomination papers will be held from July 11 to 17 while candidates will be able to file appeals on July 22.
The candidates can stand down from elections by July 30. The by-elections are being conducted for 16 National Assembly and 25 provincial assembly seats. The ECP has set July 18 as a date for polling for the two Senate seats. Candidates can file nomination papers till June 27.
Actress gets burned in acid attack
PESHAWAR: A young actress suffered burn injuries in an acid attack in northwest Pakistan yesterday, her relatives and police said.
The 18-year-old, known as Bushra and popular in the northwest for her film, television and theatre appearances, was attacked while asleep at her home in the town of Nowshera, 148kms (92 miles) northwest of Islamabad.
“A man climbed the wall of our house in the early hours, threw acid on my sister and fled,” Bushra’s brother, Pervez Khan said.
Kidnapped SBP joint director rescued
Islamabad: Pakistan’s Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), Anti Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) and police carried out joint operation, recovering kidnapped Joint Director of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).
According to CPLC Chief Ahmed Chinoy, three kidnapers were killed while a policeman also sustained injuries in the operation, according to local news.
Allaudin Achakzai, Joint Director of SBP was kidnapped on June 5 from Maripur area.
Minister pays bribe for visit to jail
LAHORE: The Provincial Minister for Prisons Ch Abdul Waheed had to pay Rs1,100 to warders and jailers as bribe at different steps during his visit to Camp Jail, Lahore as a layman.
Following the incident, the provincial minister summoned IG Prisons, DIG and Superintendent of the jail and admonished them over the corruption of jailers. He suspended Assistant Superintendent Jail Kashif Rasool, Head Warder Lateef Shah, Warders Ranjha Khan and Sajjad over negligence and corruption.
Source: The Peninsula Qatar