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Pak Election - 2013

RAWALPINDI, May 15: Police continue to conduct raids to arrest the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate Mohammad Hanif Abbasi and one of his close aides who was wanted by the police for the murder of a Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf supporter on the polling day. A source informed that the police investigating the...
ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Secretary, Ishtiaque Ahmed said Wednesday that the decision on fingerprint verification in connection with charges of rigging would be made by the election tribunal. Ahmed added that NADRA would conduct fingerprint verification when the need arose, adding that the record was accumulated for this...
Yesterday I called upon the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police to arrest a British citizen for incitement to murder. It is an open and shut case. You can watch his lips move on television, broadcast from London, in the wake of the controversial election count in the giant port...
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned a meeting Monday to review the complaints regarding rigging in the May 11 polls. According to sources, ECP will review the rigging allegations received from various areas of the country. The commission will finally decide to issue the notification of successful...
When the mighty do not fall, they are felled, but Imran Khan is still going strong despite serious injuries this week at a campaign rally. He's come a long way since I first interviewed him in 2011: he's the most important person in Pakistan right now and the biggest election...
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif has called a meeting of party leaders in Raiwind as unofficial officials reflected a PML-N majority in the country’s historic general elections held on May 11. The meeting is expected to discuss questions pertaining to government formation and the possibilities of...
ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared victory following a historic election marred by violence Saturday, a remarkable comeback for a leader once toppled in a military coup and sent into exile. The 63-year-old Sharif, who has twice served as premier, touted his success after unofficial, partial vote counts...
ISLAMABAD: Polling stations closed at 6:00 pm in Pakistan’s historic general elections, which saw a “huge” turnout in the largest province of Punjab, an election commission official announced. “The election commission of Pakistan (ECP) was successful in conducting the elections. We have a huge turnout in Punjab,” commission secretary Ishtiaq...
ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced Saturday that it would extend voting in landmark polls by an extra hour, with people still queuing to cast their ballots. "A decision has been taken to extend the voting time by one hour," spokesman Khurshid Alam told AFP just minutes before the...
Voting is under way across Pakistan in landmark national and provincial elections. The vote marks Pakistan's first transition from one civilian government to another in its 66-year history. However, the run-up to the election has been marred by violence in which more than 100 people have been killed. Tens of thousands of...
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has voted by post in Pakistan’s landmark general election, a spokesman confirmed on the eve of polls which the Taliban have vowed to attack with suicide bombers. “Yes he has cast his vote through a postal ballot,” presidency spokesman Farhatullah Babar told AFP. The Taliban have...
Former Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan’s party was enjoying a late surge of support on Friday, the eve of a landmark election, raising the prospect of a fragmented parliament that could lead to weeks of haggling to form a coalition government.   The failure of the major parties to capture a...
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari had written a secret letter to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Fakhrudin G Ibrahim on April 30 and expressed concerns over security situation and Taliban attacks on three political parties. In the letter, the president had expressed concerns over security situation and continued attacks on Pakistan...
RAWALPINDI: PML-N president Nawaz Sharif during an election rally here prayed for the health of Imran Khan. Nawaz announced that his election activities for Wednesday would be cancelled. The PTI chairman was injured when he fell from a forklift while trying to get on stage during an election rally in Lahore....
An independent candidate, Alhaj Shahjee Gul for NA-45 in Tehsil Jamrud escaped an explosion that occurred near his election office on Wednesday morning here. Khasadar Force sources said that the blast occurred near the election office of an independent candidate Alhaj Shahjee Gul for NA-45, however, no loss of life...
LAHORE: In a rather ambitious development, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced that its injured party leader Imran Khan will attend the May 9 Islamabad rally, which was, earlier, cancelled following PTI leader's hospitalization here. A PTI spokesman said the public gathering would be held as scheduled with the active participation...
Leading Pakistani politician Imran Khan has been injured after falling off a makeshift lift that was taking him onto a stage at an election rally in Lahore. It is unclear how badly the former cricketer was hurt, but he suffered visible head injuries in the fall. Mr Khan was taken to...
Leading Pakistani politician Imran Khan has been injured after falling off a makeshift lift that was taking him onto a stage at an election rally in Lahore. It is unclear how badly the former cricketer was hurt, but he suffered visible head injuries in the fall. Mr Khan was taken to...
KARACHI: Government of Pakistan has declared public holiday on May 11 when the polling will be held across the country while educational institutions will also remain closed. In the backdrop of elections on May 11, private and government educational institutions throughout Punjab and Sindh will remain closed from May 8...
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has directed Presiding Officers to assume control of polling stations on May 10. The Presiding Officers will be stationed at the polling office on the night of May 10 and will be handed over polling material. The ballot papers and other polling material will...
ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has received the initial report about 90‚000 fake ballot papers that were seized in Chakdara‚ Lower Dir on Sunday morning. A spokesman of the Commission sad that these ballot papers were printed by Jamaat e Islami‚ however, he added that these were not meant...
ISLAMABAD: Contingents of Pakistan Army have been dispatched for various districts of South Punjab to assist civil administration during elections on May 11. According to ISPR Multan Core, army contingents were dispatched on night between May 5 and 6 to maintain law and order in Multan, Muzaffargarh, Layyah, D I...
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said that he would make Pakistan a ‘nation’ Addressing a public gathering here Sunday, Khan said ‘education can change the fate of country’. PTI chief said those who did nothing in five terms could not do anything in the sixth time. He said...
ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Information Minister, Arif Nizami said Saturday that neither any personnel from the army or any other Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) will be stationed inside polling stations. Speaking to media after the cabinet meeting, Nizami added that army deployment in Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan had been completed. Nizami...
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that election campaign will come to an end 48 hours before the polling day. The spokesman of Election Commission Khurshid Alam said the commission has set the midnight of 9th of this month as the deadline to halt all public meetings...
ISLAMABAD: Awami National Party (ANP) Chief, Asfandyar Wali Khan has condemned the killing of party candidate for NA-254 (Karachi-16) Sadiq Zaman Khattak who was shot dead by unknown gunmen outside a mosque in Karachi. Khan said despite the terrorist attacks, the party would not be deterred from contesting elections....
KARACHI: Awami National Party (ANP) candidate Sadiq Zaman Khattak and his six year old son were gunned down in the Bilal Colony area of the city. Khattak was the ANP candidate for NA-254. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced that the election for NA-254 (Karachi-16) has been...
ISLAMABAD: Secretary Election Commission, Ishtiaq Ahmed said the polling scheme has been finalised, adding that all complaints regarding polling schemes will be tackled by tomorrow (Friday). While speaking to the media outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Ahmed said voters can text their CNIC numbers to 8300 on May...
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed preparations for the upcoming general elections. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim said Thursday that it was the government’s responsibly to ensure law and order not the Election Commission’s. Ebrahim while speaking to reporters at his office added that the...
WASHINGTON: United States of America has condemned terrorist attacks on politicians and their supporters during May 11 election campaigns. Addressing a press conference here, Spokesperson for State Department said ‘US supports freely participation of Pakistani people in election process. They have right to participate in polls in peaceful and democratic...