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PML-N leading in general elections, PTI extends congratulations

Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), led for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, is leading in the general elections, the unofficial results suggested late Saturday.   Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf congratulated the PML-N on victory. The PTI leader Asad Omar said that the PTI is also emerging as the second largest party despite the fact it was a new […]

Jamaat, Muhajir Qaumi Movement, Sunni Tehrik boycott polls

Jamaat-e-Islami, Sunni Ittehad and Muhajir Qaumi Movement on Saturday boycotted the elections in Karachi and Hyderabad due to what they alleged fraud by the Mutahida Qaumi Movement.   The MQM also announced boycott in Lyari, the stronghold of the PPP.   Jama at elections in Karachi and two constituencies of Hyderabad to protest against alleged […]

Counting begins as voting process concluded

The counting of vote is in progress across the country after conclusion of the polling process at 6:00 Saturday evening.   However‚ the voters present within the premises of the polling stations were allowed to cast their vote.   After completion of the counting process‚ the Election Commission will announce unofficial results.   In all […]

Pakistanis begin voting in landmark general elections

Pakistanis Saturday started voting in the general elections to elect new National and 4 Provincial Assemblies for the next 5 years   This is the first time that transfer of power to next elected government would take place after completion of tenure of one democratically elected government.   The polling began 08:00 in the morning […]

PPP, ANP, JI, PML-N agree ban on women vote in parts of Malakand

Major parties have agreed to bank women voting in parts of Malakand, the decision dismissed by provincial minister as violation of election laws.   Leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), and the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) entered into an informal agreement in Buner district agreed to bar women from casting their votes in the provincial assembly’s […]

Stage set for May 11 general elections

Stage is set for historic general elections in Pakistan to be held on May 11 (Saturday) to elect new government for the next five years.   Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim said on Friday that the Election Commission of Pakistan has completed all arrangements to hold free fair and transparent elections.   “The power […]

Overseas Pakistanis allowed to vote

President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday approved and signed the ‘Electoral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance‚ 2013 to facilitate the overseas Pakistanis to cast their vote from abroad.   Giving details of the ordinance‚ Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that ordinance provides that the Election Commission of Pakistan at least 14 days before the day […]

Maulana Fazal urges women to cast votes on May 11

Chief of Jammiat Ulema Islam-F, Maulana Fazal Rahman has appealed to women voters to cast votes on May 11 to elect capable and sincere leadership.   In a statement, he said that has asked his own family to cast votes. “It is a national obligation and they should exercise this right in order to select […]

Bombs blasts election meetings kill 11 in Hangu, Dir

At least 11 persons were killed in two bomb attacks near election meetings in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday, police said.   At least 8 people were killed and nearly 43 injured in a bomb blast near the vehicle of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) candidate Mufti Saeed Janan in Hangu District on Tuesday.   It is the […]

Ballot papers’ printing in final stage, says Secretary ECP

Secretary Election Commission Ishtiak Ahmad Khan Sunday said that printing of one hundred and eighty million ballot papers is in progress and so far one hundred and fifty million ballot papers have been printed.   He told a news conference that printing and dispatch of ballot papers for Balochistan and Sindh have been completed.   […]

PM asks agencies to sharpen their intelligence gathering

Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso Saturday directed the Intelligence Agencies to sharpen their intelligence-gathering techniques as timely intelligence can prevent many a disaster.   “I would  also request the masses to keep their eyes open and observe the movement of suspicious elements around them and inform the police accordingly,” the Prime Minister said in […]

PM promises smooth transition after May 11 elections

Caretaker Prime Minister, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso Friday announced that he would transfer the reign of the government to the elected representative on completion of May 11 parliamentary elections.   “We will not accept extension in the tenure of the caretaker government at any cost and under no circumstances,” the Pakistani Prime Minister told the nation […]


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