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Election Commission of Pakistan Suspends 209 Lawmakers

Election Commission of Pakistan

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), which is responsible for obtaining asset statements from lawmakers, suspended 209 lawmakers on Wednesday on account of their failure to submit these details. The 209 members of the legislature include 40 from the National Assembly, 2 from the Senate, 98 from the Punjab Assembly, 32 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, […]

Membership of 20 Lawmakers restored by the Election Commission of Pakistan

Election Commission of Pakistan

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) restored 20 memberships of lawmakers which had been suspended earlier after their failure to submit details relating to their assets. Memberships of lawmakers who had then submitted their details have been restored by the ECP. While the deadline for submission of these details was October 15, it was extended […]

ECP lawyer says Commission can’t hold Pakistan Cricket Board election

Pakistan Cricket Board

Appearing before the Islamabad High Court (IHC), Advocate for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Munir Paracha, said that the commission cannot conduct the election for the position of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman. The Islamabad High Court heard the case regarding the election of PCB chairman on Monday and Munir Paracha said that the […]

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‚ […]

PPP, allies to begin talks on caretaker setup: Info Minister Kaira

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira on Tuesday said the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had completed internal consultations over the dissolution of assemblies and the installation of a caretaker setup and was scheduled to begin its talks with the allied parties.   Speaking at a ceremony in Islamabad, Kaira said the government […]

Election Commission not working up to the mark; says Imran Khan

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that Election Commission is not working up to the mark right now and must ensure strict implementation of rules and regulations.   While addressing a press conference here today, Khan said that change can only come through free and fair elections. Regarding the constitution of an interim […]

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 […]

Imran Khan demands resignation of President Zardari

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan demanded an immediate resignation of President Asif Ali Zardari, ruling out the possibility of free and fair elections under the former.   The above is one of the seven demands that the PTI Chairman Imran Khan made while talking to media persons here. He also demanded immediate announcement of general […]


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