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In order to discuss the formation of a caretaker setup in Punjab, PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain called former President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday. An official statement claims that after the assembly was dissolved, Zardari and Shujaat analysed the political environment in Punjab. To discuss the caretaker setup in Punjab, the two leaders also spoke with the top PML-N leadership. The leader of the PML-Q also congratulated Zardari on the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) victory in Sindh’s local elections’ second phase. The statement added that federal ministers Chaudry Salik Hussain and Chaudry Shafay Hussain also attended the meeting.

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The Election Commission of Bangladesh has announced a draft voter list that includes the enrollment of nearly 80 lakh new voters, who will be eligible to vote in the next parliamentary elections for the first time. Among the new voters, 40.72 lakhs are men and 39.10 lakhs are women, according to the EC Secretary, Jahangir Alam. The public will have until February 7th to raise objections to the voter list at all Upazila elections offices, and the EC will hold a hearing on February 14th to resolve any objections. The draft list will also be displayed in important places at…

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