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Why is Imran afraid of a recount in NA-131, asks Saad Rafique

PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that if PTI Chairperson Imran Khan hadn’t won by rigging the election, then why is he afraid of a recount. He said the election commission should order a recount of all ballot papers in the constituency. He and the PTI chief both contested the election in NA-131 Lahore,…

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July 29, 2018

 

After four days, the election process is still not over, criticises Sindh governor

Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair said that despite the passage of four days, the election process is still not over. Speaking at a press conference on Sunday at Governor House, Zubair said the elections were managed in a way to make one particular party win. There are three ways to do this — pre-poll, polling day…

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July 29, 2018

 

Watch: It’s raining rupees and ringgit? Victorious candidate tosses bills in the air

A PTI candidate won the election in Mandi Bahauddin and his arrival in his constituency was celebrated by tossing money and rose petals in the air. But it wasn’t just rupees that were tossed about; mixed in were Malaysian one ringgit notes as well. One Malaysian ringgit is equal to Rs31.

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July 28, 2018

 

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…

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July 28, 2018

 

Did Farooq Sattar go rogue and attend the APC?

The MQM-Pakistan decided not attend the all parties’ conference after the PTI’s Jahangir Tareen called convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui to discuss forming the government, however, party leader Farooq Sattar was there. He attended the conference on Friday night along with PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, JUI-F Maulana Fazlur Rehman, JI chief Sirajul Haq, ANP leader Asfandyar…

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July 28, 2018

 

MQM-Haqiqi head Afaq Ahmed resigns after losing the NA-240 election

After losing the election, MQM– Haqiqi Chairperson Afaq Ahmed has said he will be resigning as party head. Despite party workers’ protests, he said he is not one to change his mind. Ahmed contested the election from NA-240 Karachi and lost to MQM-Pakistan’s Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan, who got 61,165 votes. Ahmed got 14,376 votes….

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July 28, 2018

 

Party position in Balochistan

After July 25 general elections in Balochistan, all major political parties of the previous tenure were wiped out as Balochistan Awami Party emerged as single largest party with 14 seats, followed by MMA with 9 seats.

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July 27, 2018

 

Rejected votes higher than margin of victory in 35 NA constituencies: FAFEN

The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has released its report on the elections, which says that despite a number of issues, there were “significant improvements in the quality of critical electoral processes in the election cycle that inspired greater public confidence”. The report, presented by FAFEN Secretary General Sarwar Bari at a press conference…

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July 27, 2018

 

Cartoon — Sabir Nazar

Sabir Nazar’s take on promises and politics after the election.

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July 27, 2018

 

PS-111 winner Imran Ismail says he will focus on Karachi’s water issues

The biggest issue in Karachi is water, said Imran Ismail. This will be the PTI candidate’s first term in the provincial assembly after being elected from PS-111 Karachi.  The areas in his constituency are the CBC and Civil Lines. “There’s no drinking water nor is there any tap water,” he told SAMAA TV reporter Ashraf Khan….

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July 27, 2018

 

MQM’s Ali Raza Abidi challenges Imran Khan’s victory in NA-243

MQM leader Ali Raza Abidi has challenged PTI chief Imran Khan’s victory in NA-243 Karachi. Abidi has written to the ECP, Rangers director general and head of the Sindh police, challenging the results. He has also sent a copy of the letter to the returning officers’ office. He has said that rigging took place in…

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July 27, 2018

 

Pakistan to knock on IMF’s door, predicts Moody’s

Pakistan will turn to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to meet its external financing needs, Moody’s Investors Service said in a note on Friday. With the election results almost complete, the PTI looks set to form a majority government with the help of independents and smaller parties, putting fears of a hung parliament or weak…

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July 27, 2018

 

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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July 26, 2018

 

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…

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July 26, 2018

 

Watch: Imran Khan gets VIP protocol as results pour in

It seems like the government is crossing its Ts and dotting its Is. The Islamabad administration has already begun providing state protocol to Imran Khan as 30 policemen have been deployed in Bani Gala in place of his private guards before the final election results have even been announced.

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July 26, 2018

 

Khawaja Saad Rafique files application against NA-131 returning officer

PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique filed an application on Thursday against the returning officer in Lahore’s NA-131, where he is contesting against PTI chief Imran Khan. According to his lawyer, Rafique has won from his constituency but the results are not being issued. Rafique has complained about delaying tactics, reported SAMAA TV correspondent Jehangir Khan….

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July 26, 2018

 

Imran Khan calls meeting at Bani Gali

PTI Chairperson Imran Khan has called a party meeting at Bani Gala at 12pm on Thursday (today). They will be discussing post-election strategy. The party is currently leading in the election results. The PTI has won 119 seats so far.

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July 26, 2018

 

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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July 26, 2018

 

Abid Sher Ali and polling officer clash over voter lists in Faisalabad

Abid Sher Ali, the PML-N candidate for NA-108 Faisalabad, entered a women’s polling station in his constituency and argued with a polling agent over discrepancies in the voter lists. The process was halted for 20 minutes due to the argument. He said that the reason for the argument is that the lists outside and the…

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July 25, 2018

 

One killed in firing in Swabi PK-47 where PTI, ANP start fighting

One person has died and three others have been injured after PTI and ANP workers opened fire in Swabi, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, on Wednesday. The injured persons, identified as Muktair, Saleem and Shahzad, all PTI workers, have been taken to a nearby hospital. The firing took place in PK-47, a constituency in Swabi district. One person is dead and…

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July 25, 2018

 

Shangla police bust PML-N leader with bag full of marked ballot papers

Police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Shangla district found a bag full of ballot papers in the car of a local PML-N leader and arrested three people, including a Pakistan Post Office worker. According to Alpuri police officer Sadiq Khan, they stopped local PML-N leader Afzal’s car and found marked ballot papers in a bag. The authorities…

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July 24, 2018

 
 
 
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