ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) lost much of ground in August 22 by-polls as it failed to fulfil its election promises, notably local government elections within 90 days of its rule in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
It had claimed that it had done homework to strengthen the local government system to resolve people’s problems and undertake development and socio-economic issues.
It had also claimed to have finalised the basic structure of the local government by devolving powers to the village level.
Only 14 parties disclose assets
ISLAMABAD: While the deadline for declaring assets looms, out of 230 registered political parties, only 14 have submitted statements to the Election Commission of Pakistan.
The last date for submitting details, a mandatory requirement under the election law, expires tomorrow. Except for Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and Awami Muslim League, the leadership of no other mainstream parties has submitted details.
Under the Political Parties Order 2002, every party must submit within 60 days from the close of each financial year, a consolidated statement of accounts audited by a chartered accountant.
UN adviser appointed
New York: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Maqsood Ahmed as the military adviser for its peacekeeping operations. Lt Gen Ahmed has been a Corps Commander in the US army. He also served as UN peacekeeping tour of duty in Congo in 2005 and 2006. He replaces Senegal’s Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye, whose tour of duty ended on July 8.
Nato soldier killed in blast
Kabul: A soldier serving with the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force was killed in an improvised explosive device blast in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said, but did not disclose the blast site and the nationality of the deceased.