Posts tagged as: Pakistan-elections

PML-N wins in Punjab, PPP Sindh, MQM Karachi, PTI Islamabad

Unofficial results of by-elections in forty one National and Provincial Assemblies constituencies show that PML-N has won most of seats in Punjab, PPP in interior Sindh, MQM in Karachi and PTI in Islamabad. Unofficial results of by-elections in forty one National and Provincial Assemblies constituencies have started pouring in. In Punjab Assembly constituency PP-6 Rawalpindi‚ […]

Parties bar women from voting in Nowshehra, Phalia

  Political and religious parties Thursday barred women in parts of Nowshehra district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Phalia in Punjab during the by-elections, residents said. They said all parties agreed the women should not cast votes in some polling stations, in a sheer violation of their assurances to the Election Commission of Pakistan. The election […]

PML-N secures simple majority to form gov’t

Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Wednesday got simple majority of members-elect of the National Assembly to form government.   The results announced so far shows that the PML-N has secured 124 seats of 272 general seats and several independent members-elect of the National Assembly have joined the party, taking the number of seat to the level […]

Aitzaz resigns as senator, Wattoo quits PPP’s position

A day after Yusuf Raza Gilanni, Anwar Saifullah quit party’s position, two senior Pakistan Peoples’ Party Punjab President Manzoor Watoo resigned from the party post while senior PPP leader Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan announced his resignation from the Senate.   Manzoor Watoo accepted responsibility for the dismal performance in Punjab and resigned as the PPP Punjab […]

Transfer of power in Pakistan by June 2, says minister

  Power will be transferred to the new elected government in Pakistan by June 2, two cabinet ministers said on Monday.   Complete official results of the May 11 general elections have not yet been announced and the Chief Election Commissioner asked the local election authorities to immediately complete results.   Secretary Election Commission Ishtiak […]

China hails Pakistan’s smooth general election

China has congratulated Pakistan on its smooth general election, pledging continued firm support to the country.   “China is glad to see that Pakistan’s general election has been smoothly held,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily press briefing on Monday.   Hong’s comments came after the initial results showed, as of 10 […]

Pakistan election outcome could augment stability: Standard & Poor’s

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said today that Pakistan’s parliamentary election results set the stage for longer-term stability of our ‘B-‘ sovereign credit rating on the country.   Partial results from the elections held May 11 indicate a strong lead for the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N). The elections were the first in the country’s history […]


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