You are here:    Home      Posts tagged "Elections 2018"

US midterm elections mark the beginning of the ‘Year of the Woman’

A record number of women have been elected to the US Senate and House of Representatives

Read More
 

PTI’s Usman Dar challenges Khawaja Asif’s victory in NA-73 Sialkot

His earlier request for a recount in the constituency was turned down

Read More
 

Aitzaz Ahsan ahead of his competitors in terms of merit: Bilawal

The PPP chairperson remarked that the rule of democracy will prevail in Pakistan now

Read More
 

Can’t say that the elections were completely transparent, says Dr Hasan Askari

We made the same security arrangements that the previous government did, he said

Read More
 

The ‘foreigner’ who became an MPA from Quetta is also wanted in a murder case

Ahmed Ali Kohzad won the general election from PB-26 on the Hazara Democratic Party’s ticket. He defeated the MMA’s Wali Muhammad. Days after his victory, NADRA officials said the man may not be a Pakistani. The authority suspects that he may be an Afghan. Now, it has been revealed that he is also wanted in…

Read More
 

Lahore High Court orders recount in Lahore’s NA-131

The Lahore High Court ordered the Election Commission on Saturday to recount the votes cast in Lahore’s NA-131. PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique, who lost the election to PTI chief Imran Khan by 680 votes, had approached the court for the recount. On the other hand, Imran Khan has instructed party leader Babar Awan to…

Read More
 

In ‘Naya Pakistan’, the MQM and PTI will be in government together

The PTI and MQM decided on Friday to sit together on the treasury benches despite their ideological differences. This was announced after an MQM delegation led by convener Khaliq Maqbool Siddiqui met PTI chief Imran Khan at his residence in Bani Gala. Talking to the media, PTI leader Jahangir Tareen said they had a fruitful…

Read More
 

Protests spread like wildfire in KP as parties refuse to accept ‘selection’ results

Four people have so far been injured in clashes between security forces and protesters

Read More
 

We are taking up the opposition benches: Sirajul Haq

We will work for the stability of the political system and play the role of a strong opposition, said Sirajul Haq

Read More
 

MQM approaches Election Commission for vote recount in NA-239

The notification declaring the PTI’s Ikram Cheema victorious should be stopped, says the MQM

Read More
 

Aleem Khan says the PTI is focusing on 29 independent candidates

My responsibility is to speak to candidates, Imran Khan will make the final decisions, said PTI leader Aleem Khan. He spoke to the media in Bani Gala on Saturday and said they are focusing on including 29 independent candidates in the party. Everyone will want to be a minister but Imran will decide who will…

Read More
 

Zubaida Jalal becomes the only woman to win the election from Balochistan

The number of women who contested the election from Balochistan was very few and the number who actually won was non-existent. Just one female candidate won from Balochistan – Zubaida Jalal. Jalal contested and won the NA-271 Kech and Turbat seat on the Balochistan Awami Party’s ticket. She beat BNP-Awami’s Syed Ahsan Shah by getting…

Read More
 

Will PTI be able to form the government in Punjab?

The Imran Khan-led PTI emerged as the biggest party after the 2018 elections. The party is all set to form the governments in the Centre as well as in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as it got the most seats in these two houses. In Punjab, the story is slightly different. While the PTI has emerged as the…

Read More
 

US expresses concern about ‘flaws’ in Pakistan campaign

                          The United States expressed concern on Friday about “flaws” in the campaign process leading up to the Pakistani election this week. “These included constraints placed on freedoms of expression and association during the campaign period that were at odds with Pakistani authorities’…

Read More
 

PML-N’s Saad Rafique wants a recount in NA-131

PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique has submitted an application to the returning officer of the NA-131 constituency to recount ballot papers. Earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan had declared PTI chief Imran Khan as the winner from the constituency. He defeated Rafique by 680 votes. Imran got 84,313 while the PML-N leader and former Railways…

Read More
 

EU observers say 2018 elections were better than 2013 ones

Election observers from the European Union have said that this election was conducted better than the 2013 election. They said the army adhered to the code of conduct very strictly. A member of the team, Michael Gallagher, said they had been invited by the government to observe the elections. He said the procedure was smooth…

Read More
 

SC allows Mir Badshah Qaisrani to contest the polls from NA-189

The Supreme Court allowed on Monday Mir Badshah Qaisrani to contest the elections from NA-189 as an independent candidate. The court said that in case Qaisrani wins the elections, the notification declaring him the winner will be subject to the court’s decision. Justice Azmat Saeed said the court will examine the case in detail after…

Read More
 

A weak democracy is still better than a dictatorship, says Bilawal

Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that a weak democracy is better than dictatorship.

Read More
 

With doctors recruited for election duties, who will run Karachi’s hospitals?

Doctors at government hospitals have been assigned duties at polling stations on July 25 so who is going to treat patients? An emergency is ordinarily declared at public hospitals on polling day but the lack of doctors may pose a problem. In Karachi, the staff of the Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital, Sindh Government Hospital…

Read More
 

This is an election, not a war: Khawaja Saad Rafique

No one can break the PML-N’s vote bank, said party leader Khawaja Saad Rafique at a press conference in Lahore. He said he predicted an even better result than the 2013 election and said the silent majority will vote for the PML-N on July 25. Rafique said workers and leaders of the PTI constantly hurl…

Read More
 

Can’t the ECP see that PML-N workers are being targeted, asks Raza Rabbani

  Senator Raza Rabbani has raised questions about the role of the election commission as he pointed out that PML-N workers are being targeted by the police. He was speaking during a Senate session on Saturday. Rabbani, a member of the PPP, also questioned whether the accountability process is being used for political victimisation as…

Read More
 
 
 
POPULAR AUTHORS