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Player of Islamabad’s standoff in ‘critical’ condition

The armed man, who relatively held Islamabad hostage for nearly six hours Thursday and was injured in police firing, is in ‘critical condition’ and the doctors are trying to save his life, doctors and spokesman for the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences said Friday. Sikandar Hayat was shot and injured by the police sniffers seconds […]

National Assembly condemns Indian LoC firing

The National Assembly has passed a unanimous resolution condemning the unprovoked aggression by Indian military forces across the Line of Control in recent days.   The resolution condemned the attacks on Pakistani High Commission and demonstrations outside PIA offices in New Delhi and stopping of Pakistan-India Friendship Bus. It also deplored public anger in India.   […]

Election chief declares unofficial results of presidential polls

The election chief Tuesday announced unofficial results of the Presidential Elections, which show that the ruling party candidate Mamnoon Hussain got 432 votes of the Electoral College while his rival Wajihuddin Ahmed received only 77 votes.  The result was announced by the Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim in Islamabad at the completion […]

Mamnoon Hussain elected Pakistan’s new President

Syed Mamnoon Hussain was elected new President of Pakistan on Tuesday with a big margin of votes in the national parliament and provincial assemblies, election officials said. Hussain, 73, was fielded by the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He will be the country’s 12th President. Members of national parliament and provincial […]

Voting begins in Pakistan to elect new President

Members of national parliament and provincial assemblies in Pakistan began voting on Tuesday to elect the successor of President Asif Ali Zardari being boycotted by the main opposition party, officials said.  Polling opened at 10:00 a.m. in the joint session of the National Assembly and Senate in the capital Islamabad and four provincial assemblies and […]

PPP says Supreme Court embarks on dangerous course

Senator Farhatullah Babar said Monday that in the name of interpreting the Constitution the Supreme Court seemed to have embarked upon a dangerous course of re-writing the Constitution itself and asked the Parliamentarians across the political divide to realize its gravity and join hands to check it.   Taking part in the debate he said […]

Presidential elections: ECP completes ballot papers’ printing

Election Commission of Pakistan has completed the process of printing of ballot papers for the Presidential election, officials said Sunday.   Ballot papers have been sent in the election material sealed bags to Parliament House Islamabad‚ Sindh and Balochistan provincial assemblies.  The sending process of ballot papers to Punjab and Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa assemblies is in progress. […]

PTI to contest presidential elections

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Friday formally announced to contest presidential elections despite boycott by the PPP. PTI Chairman Imran Khan said at a news conference in Islamabad that the PTI would not leave the field open for the PML-N.  He said the verdict of the Supreme Court for advancing the date of presidential election is within the […]

PPP boycotts presidential polls

Pakistan Peoples Party y Friday announced boycott of the presidential elections as a protest against change in the election date. The Election Commission of Pakistan had previously set August 6 for the presidential elections, however, the Supreme Court ordered the elections to be held on July 30th on a request by the ruling Pakistan Muslim […]

Presidential elections: ANP announces support to PPP’s Raza Rabbani

Awami National Party Thursday announced that it will support the PPP candidate Raza Rabbani in the upcoming presidential election. The ANP Chief Asfandyar Wali Khan announced the support during a meeting with the PPP leaders who visited him for support. Talking to media Rabbani said that he is meeting with different political parties to chalk […]

Major parties candidates submit papers for presidential elections

Candidates for election to the office of the President Wednesday submitted nomination papers that marks formal begging the process for the presidential elections. The elections were previously scheduled to be held on August 6, however, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan to hold polls on July 30. The ruling Pakistan […]

ECP asks gov’t to summon parliament session on Aug: 6

The Election Commission of Pakistan Tuesday asked the government to summon the parliament session on August 6 for the presidential elections. The Commission also issued instructions to the parliamentarians to cast their votes in the presidential election. A spokesman of the Election Commission said that the election will be held through secret ballot. He instructed […]


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