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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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Paindakhel mother of 6 asks PTI to let her fight for Upper Dir general seats in upcoming elections

Minerwa Tahir & Zahid Jan Hamida Shahid from Upper Dir has been countering stereotypes all her life. First, she became a fashion designer. Now, she has her eyes set on what has traditionally been the turf of PPP and Jamaat-e-Islami. Hamida, a PTI women wing leader, has submitted a request to the party to let…

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PML-N to defeat rivals in elections, says Mushahidullah

PML-N leader Mushahidullah Khan claimed his party will defeat the rivals in the next general elections. “The PML-N will take the war for democracy to its logical end,” he said while talking to Samaa’s current affairs program ‘NewsBeat’. “The history is replete with the exemplary stories of who tried to minus the public.”

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Post-mortem: PML-N’s 2013 election promises

All mainstream political parties had made lofty promises in the last general elections held on May 13, 2013. SAMAA has run a special transmission to review some of the promises made by the ruling PML-N in its election manifesto. Speaking on different occasions before the general polls, PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif promised a strong economy,…

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Farooq Sattar presents formula to unite all MQM splinter groups

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Dr. Farooq Sattar presented a new formula in a bid to unite all the splinter groups of the party ahead of general elections scheduled after four months this year. He invited leaders of MQM’s splinter groups – Afaq Ahmad of MQM-Haqiqi, Mustafa Kamal of Pak Sarzameen Party, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui of…

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General elections will be referendum on my disqualification: Nawaz

GUJRAT: Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continued to target judiciary over his disqualification in Panama Papers case. “Five persons crushed votes of the people under their feet. Will you accept all this?” Sharif questioned, launching a fresh diatribe against judges while party supporters in Gujrat. He went on using expletives for judges and judicial verdicts….

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Imran Khan summons Parliamentary Board meeting on Jan 16

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) has summoned its Parliamentary Board meeting in Islamabad on January 16 to discuss preparations for general election 2018.  PTI Chairman Imran Khan will chair the meeting. The decision was taken in party meeting chaired by PTI Chairman Imran Khan at Bani Gala on Tuesday, a press release said. The meeting…

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MQM-P’s representative will be in PM House in 2023: Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar said on Friday that his party’s representative would be in the Prime Minister House come 2023. Speaking in Hyderabad to a massive rally, Dr Farooq Sattar said that no one had the ability to steal the Chief Minister House from MQM after the next general election. “We never undertake…

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Next general election to be held on basis latest census: CCI

ISLAMABAD: The 33rd meeting of the Council of Common Interests was held in Islamabad with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair. The Chief Ministers of all four provinces and other members of the Council attended the meeting. The meeting deliberated upon different issues including delimitation of constituencies and provisional results of Census-2017. Later…

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Upcoming elections unlikely on basis of 1998 census: NA speaker

ISLAMABAD: The parliamentary leaders at a meeting on Wednesday sought clarification from the government whether or not it wants to take the matter of delimitation of constituencies to the Council of Common Interests (CCI). The meeting was chaired by Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq at the parliament house in Islamabad on Wednesday. It was…

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Video: Test of biometric system fails in NA-120

The experiment of using biometric system in NA-120 has badly failed; hence, the Election Commission of Pakistan has decided not to use the data verification machines in next general elections. Watch this report…

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PML-N to win next elections under Nawaz Sharif: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence, Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said PML-N under the leadership of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will win the next elections with thumping majority. In an interview, he said the entire party is standing behind Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Regarding the Panama papers case, Khawaja Asif said we have full confidence in the apex…

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ECP to install 80,000 CCTVs to monitor next general elections

Next general elections in 2018 will be strictly supervised as Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has readied the plan to install CCTV cameras at all sensitive polling stations. At least 80,000 cameras will be purchased and recording devices will be put in place at polling stations. Watch the ECPs arrangements to strictly monitor next polls.

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Video: Sheikh Rashid makes big announcement

Sheikh Rashid announced his party will contest elections from two constituencies in the next general elections. Watch more in Sadaqat Ali’s report.

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Nadra gives good news to overseas Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) prepared software to facilitate overseas Pakistanis to vote in the next general elections. According to Nadra spokesman, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will be briefed in this regard on March 31. Chairman Nadra will conduct the briefing. The Nadra spokesman said overseas Pakistanis will be able to vote…

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PPP to sweep next general elections: Bilawal

DUBAI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that his party will sweep the next general elections in Karachi and asked the jiyalas to prepare for the grand victory in the megalopolis. The PPP chief made these remarks while conducting the interviews from the candidates for reorganization of six districts of Karachi…

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NA 122 election mania touches peak

Written By: Shahid Hussain Over 500 election offices have been set up by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) supporters for October 11 by-elections in NA 122, about five times more than the camps established for the 2013 general elections. The campaign of by-elections of NA 122 is coinciding with the…

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PTI power show in Okara today

OKARA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is all set to show its strength at a public meeting going to be held today (Wednesday) in Punjab’s Okara town, Samaa reported.

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Will PML-N lose third wicket to PTI today?

ISLAMABAD: Will Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) lose its third wicket today to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as claimed confidently by PTI Chairman Imran Khan? Election Tribunal (ET) will make public on Wednesday its ruling on a petition regarding the vote fraud in NA-154 Lodhran filed by PTI’s Jahangir Khan Tareen. It should be mentioned here that Siddique Baloch…

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Election tribunal to announce NA-122 verdict shortly

LAHORE:  An Election Tribunal is all set to announce its verdict shortly regarding alleged rigging in NA-122, where Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Ayaz Sadiq stood victorious against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran khan in the last general elections. Ayaz Sadiq was elected speaker of the National Assembly following the May 11, 2013 general elections. Imran…

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PML-N lawmaker disqualified over fake degree

MULTAN: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) MNA, Chaudhry Arif, was declared ineligible for holding fake FA (intermediate) degree, Samaa reported on Friday. According to Samaa correspondent, an election tribunal in Multan declared Chaudhry Arif disqualified, ordering re-election in NA-144 (Okara) won by him in 2013 general elections. His victory was challenged in the tribunal by…

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