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By-election 2018: Polling comes to an end

Over 300 candidates are contesting the by-election

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ECP rejects Shehbaz Sharif’s request for a recount in Karachi’s NA-249

It has also ordered re-polling in PP-5, PP-21 and NA-258

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After low women turnout, residents of Shangla’s PK-23 head to the polls today

There are 86,728 female voters in the constituency and 113,827 male voters. On July 25, only 3,505 women came to vote

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Arif Alvi’s more concerned about his overflowing toilet than the election right now

The presidential nominee says his bathroom at the Parliament Lodges is overflowing

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Difficult to term July 25 elections completely fair, says Hasan Askari

Former caretaker Punjab chief minister Hasan Askari said in Saturday that it was difficult to term the July 25 ‘completely’ fair. What happened after 6pm had nothing to do with the then Punjab government, Mr Askari said, adding that the Election Commission was responsible for the vote count. “We don’t know whether rigging was done…

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Khursheed Shah says Fawad Chaudhry once offered to field Aitzaz Ahsan as a joint candidate

Fawad Chaudhry responded on Twitter by talking about how Dr Arif Alvi, the PTI’s candidate for the president, is all set to win the election on September 4

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Cambodia frees 14 government critics

Some observers say the move is aimed at appeasing foreign criticism of a flawed general election last month

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Three candidates to slug it out in presidential race

Maulana Fazlur Rehman has requested PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari to withdraw Aitzaz Ahsan in his favour

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Imran Khan’s Twitter promises from the past four years

SAMAA Digital went through four years of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tweets and here are some of the promises he has made for his long-awaited tenure as PM. He has promised to reform the police multiple times, making it apolitical and free from political interference.​   On #PoliceMartyrsDay we salute our police martyrs who laid…

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‘Chacha Cricket’ hopes PM Imran Khan will deliver

Pakistan cricket’s most-recognisable cheerleader, ‘Chacha Cricket’, is happy with cricket hero Imran Khan’s election as prime minister. “I congratulate the nation. It will see that Imran Khan does what he says,” said Chaudhry Abdul Jalil while speaking to reporters outside Parliament House where lawmakers voted PTI chairman into office.

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Balochistan Assembly: Election of speaker, deputy speaker on Thursday

The elections of speaker and deputy speaker of the Balochistan Assembly will be held in the house on August 16. In the July 25 elections, most of the provincial assembly seats were won by the Balochistan Awami Party, which is now part of a six-party alliance. The alliance has named former Balochistan chief minister, Mir…

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Punjab Assembly: Election of speaker, deputy speaker on Thursday

Election for the posts of Speaker and Deputy Speaker will be held in the Punjab Assembly on Thursday. For speaker’s seat, the contest will be between PML-N’s Chaudhry Iqbal Gujjar and PTI’s Chaudhry Pervez Ilahi. For the slot of deputy speaker, PTI’s has fielded Dost Muhammad Mazari while PML-N’s candidate is former MPA Malik Waris…

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PTI’s Asad Qaiser, Qasim Suri elected Speaker, Deputy Speaker of National Assembly

PTI’s Asad Qaiser and Qasim Suri have been elected Speaker and Deputy Speaker, respectively, of the National Assembly. Former speaker Ayaz Sadiq announced the result and thanked the members of the last assembly. He praised the last assembly’s committees. There were 330 votes cast of which 322 were valid. Qaiser obtained 176 votes while the…

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New Punjab MPAs take oath

The PML-N has 127 seats in the Punjab Assembly while the PTI is a close second with 122 seats

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Election for speakers, deputy speakers later this week

The National Assembly and all four provincial assemblies will elect Speakers and Deputy Speakers of the houses on August 15 and 16. The National Assembly held its inaugural session today (Monday) as newly elected MNAs took the oath. Lawmakers were also sworn in in the Sindh, KP and Balochistan assemblies, whereas the Punjab Assembly is…

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The PTI could not win more than 30 seats on its own, says Rana Sanaullah

Rana Sanaullah said the opposition has the target of overthrowing the government of the PTI to save democracy

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Ayaz Sadiq administers oath to new National Assembly members

The PTI is leading in the National Assembly with 158 seats

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The MQM will back Haleem Adil Sheikh as opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly

According to Khawaja Izharul Hassan, the MQM has agreed to back Sheikh as opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly

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Saeed Ghani calls PTI’s Imran Ismail the ‘leader of all liars’

On Saturday, PTI chairperson Imran Khan approved Ismail’s name for the position in a party meeting

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The ECP wants a re-election in Shangla’s PK-23 because not enough women voted

The turnout of women voters was less than 10% in the constituency

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