ISPR says Indian ceasefire violations continue despite facing losses of men and material inflicted by Pakistan Army's response. Pakistan Army has killed three Indian soldiers and injured many others in a befitting response to unprovoked Indian firing in Lipa Sector at the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday. In a statement issued, ISPR said three Indian posts were also destroyed. Pakistan Army stands by its innocent civil population and will continue to respond befittingly to the unprovoked Indian firing. Indian Army today targeted innocent civilians in Gheekot and Mandal villages of Lipa Sector, where civilians were preparing for Friday prayers. One young boy was martyred and four civilians were injured in the Indian firing.

PCER adopts election bill 2017 to make electoral process free, fair

Parliamentary Committee has merged eight existing laws relating to elections in Elections Bill. By signing its report at a meeting in Islamabad on Friday, Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms (PCER) has merged eight existing laws relating to elections in the Elections Bill. These include Electoral Rolls Act 1974, Delimitation of Constituencies Act 1974, Senate Election Act 1975; Representation of the People Act 1976,Election Commission Order 2002, Conduct of General Elections Order 2002, Political Parties Order 2002 and Allocation of Symbols Order 2002. Major reforms envisaged in the bill include strengthening of the Election Commission, which would be fully independent and autonomous. It has been delegated powers of the High Court for specific directions, administrative powers to control transfer of election officials and disciplinary action against them, full financial powers and powers to make rules without prior approval of the President.  

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