Even as fears persist of unfair polls, pre-poll rigging or deep–seated biases of powerful institutions like the army and the higher judiciary affecting the result, Pakistan is finally going to the polls on July 25. This is only the second time that a democratically elected civilian government has somehow lasted its full tenure, in itself a landmark in a history chequered with military takeovers.
Veteran Pakistani journalist Marvi Sirmed’s Islamabad residence was found ransacked on Thursday. The journalist took to Twitter to announce that eight years after her house was robbed in 2010, it had been broken-in and ransacked while the family was away in Lahore on Eid vacation. According to sources, the modus operandi was similar to the robbery in 2010. So far, two laptops, one smartphone and passports of family members were recorded as missing. Interestingly no jewellery, apart from Sirmed’s wedding ring and two bangles, was found missing.
Actor Priyanka Chopra made a passionate appeal for refugee children and said the world cannot lose an entire generation of kids to violence and displacement. On World Refugee Day (June 20), the 35-year-old star, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, pledged her support to the kids who have been forced to flee their homes.
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