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Supreme Court directs Ishaq Dar to appear in Senate nomination case

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan Monday accepted a petition against the nomination of former finance minister Ishaq Dar in Senate and directed him to appear before the court in person or through his counsel next week. The apex court appointed counsel Babar Sattar to assist the court in the case. The court issued notices to…

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ECP issues notification of 47 elected senators

ISLAMABAD: The notification of victorious candidates in Senate election 2018 was issued on Friday. The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued the notification of 47 victorious senators. The commission did not issue the notification of five winners. The notification was issued after ECP released the details regarding the expenses of Senate elections. Fifty-two senators were…

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MQM-P reiterates horse trading charge in Senate election

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Wednesday reiterated the claim that Senate election was marred with what he termed as ‘grave’ horse trading. Talking to media outside Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), MQM-P leader Ali Raza Abidi said his party had submitted an application to the election-holding body soon after the March 3 election to probe…

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Karachi delimitation raises many eyebrows

By Zamir Hussain Laghari KARACHI: Election commission’s draft proposals for delimitation of constituencies has sparked controversy, with opposition members expressing fear that row over electoral boundaries may delay general elections scheduled this year. In the light of ECP’s preliminary report of draft proposals, Samaa unveils that the number of rural seats in Karachi has increased….

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ECP takes notice of Senate vote ‘purchase’

ISLAMABAD: Taking notice of ‘horse-trading’ in recent Senate elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan has summoned politicians who blamed their opponents for doling out millions in purchase of vote for the Parliament’s Upper House. According to our correspondent, a high-level panel of the ECP is going to thoroughly investigate all ‘horse-trading’ allegations levelled by different…

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KP, Balochistan gain more NA seats in preliminary constituency delimitation

By Zahid Hussain ISLAMABAD: Punjab’s share on the general seats of the National Assembly has gone down by seven constituencies, according to a preliminary list of constituency delimitation released by the Election Commission of Pakistan on Monday. Out of a total of 272 National Assembly’s seats, Punjab’s share in the lower house has been reduced from…

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ECP posts incorrect number of seats, parliamentarians

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission mentioned incorrect number of seats in provincial and National assemblies on their website. According to details, ECP mentioned 363 seats in the National Assembly instead of 342 seats. The general seats were increased to 276 from 272. There was a mistake in the number of parliamentarians in provincial assemblies. The number of…

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Video: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi votes in Senate elections

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi cast his vote in the Senate elections 2018.

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ECP bans mobile phones in Senate elections

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians will not be allowed to being their mobile phones during the Senate elections on Saturday . ECP announced the code of conduct for Senate elections. According to ECP, the parliamentarians will not be allowed to cast their votes without the Secretariat Card. The Commission has not allowed the provincial assemblies and National Assembly…

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ECP allows media coverage for Senate elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission allowed media to cover the Senate elections on Saturday, Samaa reported. A press release by ECP stated that it has directed the authorities to allow journalists to enter Parliament to cover the Senate polls. The notification instructed reporters to cover the elections from the press gallery. One hundred and thirty five candidates…

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ECP officials, parliamentarians discuss code of conduct ahead of Senate polls

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Election Commissioner Pir Maqbool Ahmad held a meeting with parliamentary leaders of political parties in the provincial assembly on Thursday to discuss a code of conduct for the upcoming Senate’s elections scheduled for Saturday. The meeting was attended by Imtiaz Shahid (PTI), Aurangzeb Nalota (PML-N), Mehmood Ahmad Bittani (JUI-F), Provincial Minister for…

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Farooq Sattar challenges ECP’s scope of authority

KARACHI: MQM-P chief Dr Farooq Sattar challenged the scope of authority of the Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday.  Dr Farooq Sattar filed a petition with the Election Commission of Pakistan, stating that it had no right whatsoever to interfere in the internal affairs of MQM-Pakistan. A large number of MQM-P workers accompanied Dr Farooq…

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All you need to know about ‘Delimitation’

‘Delimitation’ – also known as ‘Boundary Delimitation’ is the key feature of electoral system. Also, it is one those challenges that the electoral system of any country has to face before general elections. Delimitation of constituencies defines how representative and  how fair elections will be.  Delimitation should be occasionally performed by an Election Commission otherwise…

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PA asks ECP not to reduce seats from Chitral, Charsadda, other districts

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Monday unanimously asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for not cutting provincial assembly seats from Chitral, Charsadda, Swabi, Abbottabad and Haripur districts. The resolution moved by the PPP legislator from Chitral, Saleem Khan was actually about not decreasing of a provincial assembly seat from his own district. The resolution was…

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PTI to write letter against officers on strike in Punjab

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced that it will write a letter against government officers who are on strike in Punjab. The announcement was made by the PTI’s Information Secretary Fawad Chaudhry. In his statements, Fawad Chaudhry said that they will write a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding the bureaucrats on…

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Acceptance of Ishaq Dar’s senate nomination papers challenged

LAHORE: A petition filed at the Lahore High Court challenged the acceptance of nomination papers filed by Ishaq Dar and other PML-N senate candidates, on Friday.  According to details, the petitioner claimed that the election tribunal had accepted the nomination papers of Ishaq Dar, Sadia Abbasi, Nuzhat Sadiq and Abdul Karim (all belonging to the…

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ECP removes name of Nawaz Sharif as PML-N chief

ISLAMABAD: Implementing the Supreme Court’s orders, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday removed the name of Nawaz Sharif as head of the PML-N from its record. “The name of Nawaz Sharif shall be deemed to have been removed from the Election record with effect from 28-07-2017,” ECP said in a notification. Earlier today,…

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20 candidates in run for senate elections from Punjab: ECP

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized 20 candidates from Punjab to contest senate elections, which are scheduled to be held on March 3. According to ECP, two candidates will contest for Non-Muslim seats, 10 candidates on General seats, three for women seats and five candidates were in the run for Technocrat seats. Candidates…

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ECP to display initial list of delimitation of constituencies on Feb 28: Senate told

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Aftab Ahmed Sheikh Monday apprised the Senate that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would display an initial list of delimitation of constituencies on February 28. Opposing a resolution regarding delimitation of National Assembly constituencies in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) for general election 2018 moved by Sajjad Hussain…

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Ishaq Dar gets green signal from ECP to contest Senate elections

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has given the green signal to former finance minister Ishaq Dar for contest the upcoming Senate elections.  According to details, the objections filed on Dar’s nomination papers were rejected by the commission. It is pertinent to mention that ECP had dismissed his nomination papers because Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)…

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Senate elections: Ishaq Dar challenges ECP decision

ISLAMABAD: Former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has challenged the decision of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to reject his nomination papers filed for Senate elections. Ishaq Dar said in his plea that the Returning Officer dismissed his nomination papers while going against the facts, adding he submitted the application attached with all certified papers. According…

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