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PML-N announces National Assembly candidates from KP

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) announced its candidates contesting the 2018 general election on national seats from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif will be contesting the elections from NA-3 Swat-III. Captain (retd) Safdar, son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, is standing from NA-14 Mansehra-cum-Torghar. PML-N Khyber Pakhtunkhawa President Engineer Amir Muqam is…

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Anwar Maqsood’s story of a man faking his death comes true

Playwright Anwar Maqsood, in his programme Anwarnama, had told the of a man who had faked his own death to avoid paying his loans. Unfortunately, a similar incident emerged in Thatta’s PS-78, where a man identified as Zakir Hussain faked his own death to avoid being charged with fraud. The columnist and lyricist had apologised…

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Pakistan’s 13 transgender candidates face threats of violence

For the first time in Pakistan’s history, 13 transgender persons are running for the elections but their journey to the polls is not an easy one. Speaking at a press conference to launch their election manifesto, transgender candidate Nayab Ali said that PTI and PML-N candidates are threatening her. Nayab is contesting from NA-142 Okara. She…

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New political ambitions in Balochistan but with the same old faces

The voters of Balochistan are likely to elect the same old political faces in this election as well. There are some important players, who are most likely going to decide the political fate of the people of Balochistan. Jam Kamal Khan: Chief minister hopeful, Jam Kamal Khan, is likely to contest for a provincial assembly…

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Independent candidates and their tendency to become not-so-independent

In each election, independent candidates stand for seats in the national and provincial assemblies. They pitch themselves as outsiders rebelling against what they say are decadent and corrupt political parties. But then something strange happens when these independents make it to power. Post-election, many of them are only too happy to be absorbed by mainstream…

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Karachi’s political powerhouses to fight for NA-247

One of the most hotly contested seats for the National Assembly is NA-247 Karachi South II, which is made up of Defence, Clifton Cantonment Board, Saddar, Karachi Cantonment and Arambagh. NA-247 is made up of areas previously in NA-250. Each party has fielded political powerhouses for the seat. The battle for the seat will be…

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Caretaker setup: PM, Khurshid Shah to meet again after deadlock

PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah will meet once again on Thursday to discuss the final name for the caretaker PM. This will be their sixth meeting so far on the issue. The current government’s term ends in a week on May 31. After that, a caretaker setup…

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Elections to be held on time in July: PM Abbasi

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the PML-N government has fulfilled all promises made with the business community. He was addressing an “Achievement Awards” ceremony in Lahore held under the aegis of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Sunday. He said that exports will have to be boosted for progress of country’s…

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PM Abbasi: Elections to be held on time

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says the general elections would be held on time and people should ignore the rumours in this regard. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of Pakistan’s premier high-tech deep water container port in Karachi, Prime minister said government is striving to ensure smooth conduct of free and fair elections. He said Pakistan…

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General elections may be delayed, says Sheikh Rashid

The upcoming general elections may be postponed for a month or two, Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Tuesday.  He was commenting on the Monday night clash in Karachi between workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). “If the situation escalates, there is the possibility of the…

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Will contest elections from three constituencies: Nisar

Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar has announced his plans to contest the upcoming general elections from three constituencies. His announcement comes before the PML-N has awarded tickets to party members for general elections 2018.  According to his spokesperson, Chaudhry Nisar will contest elections from NA-59, PP-10 and PP-14. The announcement came after Nisar’s meeting with…

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I may get punished in corruption case, says Nawaz Sharif giving future plans

Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he would mobilize masses after the Islamic month of Ramazan as he was not disposed to hold any mass rally during the fasting season. “I, Maryam Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz will hit the ground after Ramazan,” announced Nawaz Sharif while talking to the party leaders in Islamabad…

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PTI finalizes names for caretaker PM post

Reported by: Abbas Shabbir The PTI finalized the names of candidates it would recommend for the post of caretaker prime minister, on Monday.  Former chief justice Tassadduq Hussain Jillani’s, ex-governor of State Bank Ishrat Hussain’s and Abdul Razak Dawood’s names were finalized by PTI for the post of caretaker prime minister. Abdul Razak Rawood has…

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PML-N turns stronghold in garbage point

Gujranwala is a stronghold of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz as all 14 Punjab Assembly seats and seven National Assembly seats of the city exclusively belong to the party. However, the party’s government remained indifferent to the city during last four years and virtually turned the city into garbage point. Huge garbage points can be seen…

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All you need to know about ‘Delimitation’

By Farah Jamil ‘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…

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General elections 2018 to be held in time: CEC

ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza on Friday said that next general elections 2018 will be held in time in the country. He was talking to media after attending the launching ceremony of vote registration facility at time of new computerized identity card (CNIC) here at National Database and Registration Authority’s (NADRA)…

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PTI will oppose any legislation aimed at delaying elections: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan stated on Tuesday that his party would oppose any legislation aimed at delaying the General Elections 2018.  In a tweet message, Imran categorically stated that PTI would not accept any legislation that would cause the General Elections 2018 to be delayed. Given the complete paralysis in governance, PTI will oppose…

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Imran fires shots at Zardari in Peshawar rally–promises PTI will sweep elections

PESHAWAR: PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Friday warned former president Asif Ali Zardari, saying that he was about to come to Sindh to hold him accountable and claimed that his party would sweep the next elections in 2018.  Addressing a huge public rally, the cricketer-turned-politician slammed his political rivals one by one. As Imran usually…

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Will contest elections if I don’t find work in Dubai: Meera

DUBAI: Controversial Pakistani actress Meera said on Wednesday that she would contest the upcoming general elections to be held next year, if she is not successful in finding suitable work in Dubai. Meera has been raising eyebrows every now and then for her controversial videos or catchy remarks (as well as her linguistic abilities). As…

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Video: Shahbaz Sharif’s open message to PPP

Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif said those who want to win hearts of Punjab should first clean Karachi of rubbish and bring back 60 million dollars from abroad. Watch what else he said.

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PTI sees no chance of winning next elections 2018: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said that PTI is resorting to criticism as it sees no chance of winning the next general elections in 2018. She was talking to the media persons outside Supreme Court in Islamabad after the landmark corruption case of Panama Papers. She said the PTI is…

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