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Election Commission issues code of conduct for general elections

The Election Commission has issued code of conduct for the general elections after consultation with all major political parties.   Under the new code of conduct‚ the political parties and candidates shall not propagate any opinion or act in any manner prejudicial to the ideology of Pakistan or the sovereignty‚ integrity and security of Pakistan‚ […]

CEC Fakhruddin G Ibrahim agrees to meet govt delegation over Qadri agreement

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) agreed on Wednesday to meet the government delegation that had negotiated with Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.   The ECP held a meeting on Wednesday chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G Ibrahim to discuss arrangements for the upcoming general elections.   The government delegation, […]

Election Commission of Pakistan has to rise and act

Election Commission of Pakistan

The decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday to ban recruitment in government departments is a good beginning towards holding of fair and transparent elections.   In the backdrop of reports that the incumbent Prime Minister was diverting huge funds meant even for important projects like Diamer-Bhasha Dam for projects in his […]

PPP pursues a policy of reconciliation; says Prime Minister Ashraf

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that the elected government is completing its tenure despite challenges and the nation is poised for general elections‚ a defining moment in our history.   Speaking on the occasion of National Security Policy Presentations by Participants of National Security and War Course at the National Defence University in […]

No new delimitation of Karachi; says Chief Election Commissioner

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Fakhrudin G. Ibrahim has categorically stated that new delimitation of constituencies would not be carried out in Karachi,   Talking to media persons in Karachi, Justice Ibrahim said the the de-limitation of constituencies in Karachi was not possible before elections. He believed that the upcoming general elections would be held in […]

Tahirul Qadri announces not to contest elections

Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Tuesday announced his decision not to contest Pakistan’s upcoming general elections.   The Canadian-Pakistani cleric led thousands of people to Islamabad last week, protesting for electoral reforms. However, he called off the four-day sit-in after the federal government decided to accept some of his demands.   He […]

People will reject corrupt‚ looters in upcoming elections: Information Minister Kaira

Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has stressed that all the political forces will have to make joint efforts to root out terrorism from the country.   Addressing a public meeting in Kharian‚ he also asked media to discourage the supporters of terrorists.   Referring to the achievements of the PPP-led government‚ the Minister said […]

ECP recommends army presence at polling stations

In order to conduct free and fair polls, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) wants the army to be deployed at all polling stations until the announcement of election results.   A meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Fakhruddin G Ibrahim was held to devise a security plan for the forthcoming elections. He said […]

President Zardari says elections will be held on time at all costs: President Zardari

President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday assured that elections will be held on time at all costs, adding that the political parties should not have any concerns about the holding of next general elections.   Addressing a mammoth gathering on the occasion of 5th martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh on […]

CEC Fakhruddin G Ebrahim vows to implement Karachi’s delimitation order

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (Retd) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim on Thursday pledged that the task of drawing up new constituency boundaries in Karachi would be completed in the light of the Supreme Court verdict despite reservations of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).   While chairing a consultative meeting of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) which […]

PTI’s Imran Khan demands prevention of pre-poll rigging

Criticizing Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslims League-Nawaz (PML-N) for using taxpayers’ money for their publicity, PTI chief Imran Khan on Thursday demanded prevention of pre-poll rigging.   Speaking to the media outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Khan said that the PML-N is using its electoral mark lion’s icon on laptops distributed […]

Shouldn’t politicians go through medical examination before going into elections

As the expected date of the general elections is drawing nearer the political activity in the country is gathering momentum with each passing day. Many a political pundit is predicting the future and a lot is being talked about and discussed over the electronic media in this regard.   Almost all politicians and the political […]


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