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ECP withholds NA-248 election results

The Election Commission of Pakistan has withheld the election result of Karachi’s NA-248 constituency, SAMAA TV reported Thursday night. The election commission’s Returning Officer has directed all candidates of the constituency to appear before him tomorrow (Friday), according to our correspondent. Reports said ECP made the decision upon not receiving the results of four out…

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Video: Imran Khan unveils his India policy

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, in his speech today, unveiled his policy on relations with India. Khan said he was open to a sit-down with India to discuss the Kashmir issue.

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Video: Kapil Dev congratulates Imran Khan

Former Indian cricketer and World Cup-winning skipper, Kapil Dev, has congratulated Imran Khan who is set to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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Farooq Sattar claims ‘post-poll rigging’

MQM leader Farooq Sattar says ‘post-poll rigging’ was carried out in Karachi during July 25 general elections. Except for PTI, all major political parties, including PML-N, PPP, MQM and JI, have complained of “blatant” rigging in the polls. MQM has failed to retain its powerful position in Karachi where PTI has now emerged as a…

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Nawaz Sharif upset over PML-N heavyweights’ defeat

PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif has expressed serious reservations over defeat of his party stalwarts, including Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Abid Sher Ali, in the general elections. In a meeting with Shehbaz Sharif in Adiala jail, Nawaz Sharif has vowed to stand for civilian supremacy. Sources said Nawaz Sharif has left it to his brother to…

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NADRA head explains how election results system failed

Director General NADRA Zulfiqar Ali, while speaking to SAMAA TV on Thursday, explained how the Election Commission’s Results Transmission System failed on July 25, causing a delay in the announcement of results.

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Complete election results will be announced today: ECP

Election Commission secretary Babar Yaqoob on Thursday said that complete election results of the 2018 general elections will be announced today. “We have received 82 percent of the result from across the country. It’s being compiled and will hopefully be announced today,” he told reporters. He said that the election was held peacefully, with an…

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TLP ‘crane’ pushes its way into Sindh Assembly

TLP makes its way to Sindh Assembly, winning two seats in Karachi   Newly minted religious group, Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, has made it to power, winning its first-ever seats in the general elections July 25. The other, more major religious parties, suffered a stunning setback in Karachi.  The Khadim Rizvi-led TLP won Sindh Assembly seats PS-107…

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ECP chief plays down delay in Pakistan election result announcements

  Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan defended the hour-long delays in the announcement of the general election results, and ruled out allegations of rigging. “We are not more than two hours late. The delay was caused by some technical faults in the RTS system,” Sardar Raza Khan told reporters at 4am Thursday….

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ECP software failure causing delays in result announcements: Secretary

The Pakistan Election Commission’s computerised system has developed a glitch, causing hour-long delays in the announcement and compilation of the results, the  ECP secretary, Babar Yaqoob, says, SAMAA TV reported early Thursday morning. Yaqoob denied allegations of vote count manipulation. “There was no conspiracy or attempt to influence the results; it was just a software…

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Sanctity of vote has been restored, says Sheikh Rashid in victory speech

Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has won Rawalpindi’s NA-62 seat in Wednesday’s general elections, according to unofficial results. In his victory speech from Lal Haveli in Rawalpindi, Rashid said that the sanctity vote has finally been restored.

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Video: PML-N workers storm election office in Rahim Yar Khan

PML-N workers surrounded the election commission office in Rahim Yar Khan early on Thursday after the party rejected the election results alleging “blatant” rigging. Clashes were also reported between PTI and PML-N in Rahim Yar Khan.  

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Who will get a majority in the Pakistan National Assembly?

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is likely to win majority of National Assembly seats in Wednesday’s general elections, predict SAMAA analysts. According to an assessment by SAMAA TV’s Islamabad bureau chief, Khalid Azeem, PTI may secure 80 to 90 out of 272 National Assembly seats. PML-N may win 60 to 70 seats while PPP is likely to…

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Thousands of CNICs dumped in Lahore nullah

Hundreds of national identity cards were found dumped in a sewage line in Lahore, setting off alarm bells ahead of voting on Wednesday. People in Lahore’s Shafiqabad alerted the police who found the bag full of CNICs dumped in a nullah. “We found more than a thousand cards in a bag. Most of them belonged…

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Election campaign ends amid PTI, PML-N power shows

The election campaign of political parties for July 25 general elections ended at midnight, as candidates made last-ditch efforts to persuade the voters. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan concluded the party’s electioneering with large rallies in Lahore. The party aims at conquering the PML-N powerbase. PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif addressed a rally in Dera Ghazi…

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Change your fate on July 25, Imran Khan urges Lahore voters

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan reached out to his supporters in Lahore Monday, closing the party’s election campaign aimed at making inroads in the PML-N power base. On last day of the campaigning today (Monday), political parties made a last-ditch effort to persuade voters across the country to choose them on July 25. On Lahore’s…

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Who is promising what in Karachi election race?

In Karachi, the election battle is big, and so are the candidates’ promises.

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Gujranwala: City of wrestlers or garbage heaps?

Gujranwala is known as ‘the city of wrestlers’, but nowadays the heaps of garbage are turning it into a town of trash. The city, considered a PML-N stronghold, is now bracing itself for tough competition with the PTI. Gujranwala is represented by six National Assembly seats and 14 provincial assembly seats. SAMAA TV’s anchorperson Kiran…

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Election campaigns end tonight

Campaigns for the 2018 general elections will end at midnight. Candidates are making their last efforts to garner support. Pak Sarzameen Party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement and other parties are holding election rallies in Karachi, while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and PML-N are holding election gatherings in Lahore. PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif is addressing a rally in Dera…

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How is election 2018 different from 2013?

SAMAA TV’s anchorperson Haider Waheed elaborates on the difference between 2013 and 2018 elections in Pakistan. Nawaz Sharif’s narrative about establishment’s role was not an issue in 2013, he said. The issue that a powerful anti-establishment politician from Punjab, Nawaz Sharif, has been jailed, was not in the previous election scenario, Haider Waheed said.

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Imran Khan urges Karachi supporters to fight mafias

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan Sunday addressed an election rally in Karachi, urging his supporters to fight mafias for changing fate of the country, SAMAA reported. “People of Karachi, you are the most politically literate people. All major political movements have sparked from Karachi,” he said at a large public meeting at Bagh-e-Jinnah. “People of…

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