Imran to Appear Before NAB to ‘Set An Example Of Rule of Law’, Shuns PM Protocol

AUG 6, 2018: Hours after being nominated as the next prime minister of the country, former legendary cricketer turned politician Imran Khan has been summoned by National Accountability Bureau, the anti-corruption watchdog for allegedly misusing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s helicopter, his party and local media said on Monday. A senior PTI leader who spoke to Anadolu […]

PML-N, PPP, MMA Come Together, Seek to Field Joint Candidates For PM, Speaker Slots

AUG 2, 2018: Various political parties attending the multi-party conference (MPC) in Islamabad have announced they will approach the parliament for the formation of a government at the Center with their own chosen representatives by nominating joint candidates for the prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker’s slots. As things stand, Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) […]

Grand Democratic Alliance Rejects Results, Demands Re-Polling in Sindh

AUG 1, 2018: Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) on Tuesday rejected results of July 25 polls and demanded re-elections be conducted in Sindh province, where it said its mandate was stolen. This demand was made in a high-level meeting presided over by GDA chief Syed Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi Pri Pagara at his residence Kingri House in […]

Meet the Three Pakistani Expats From UAE Who Won the Election

Meanwhile, former British MP — UK’s first Muslim MP and ex-governor Punjab Mohammad Sarwar (2013 to 2015) may become the Foreign Minister in Imran Khan’s cabinet. JUL 31, 2018: Three Pakistani expatriates living in the UAE have won seats in the general elections held on July 25, report the Gulf News . Two of them […]

ECP Directs Recounting of Votes in 26 National and Provincial Constituencies

JUL 30, 2018: The Election Commission of Pakistan has directed recounting of votes in twenty-six national and provincial constituencies, Radio Pakistan reported. According to ECP, recounting will be held in NA-57 (Murree), NA-158 (Multan), NA-110 (Faisalabad), NA-129 (Lahore), NA-112 (Toba Tek Singh), NA-15 (Abbottabad), NA-10 (Shangla), NA-159, NA-170 (Bahawalpur), NA-118 (Nankana Sahib), NA-140 (Kasur), PP-220 […]

‘Follow Nelson Mandela’s Policy of Peace and Reconciliation’: Khaled Almaeena’s Advice to Imran Khan

Qurratulain Wahab: Saudi Arabia’s leading media and political analyst Khaled Almaeena has congratulated Pakistan’s incoming Prime Minister Imran Khan on his spectacular victory in the recent elections and advised him to follow a policy of peace and reconciliation toward his political adversaries. Speaking to well-known radio journalist Behjat Gilani during her popular Jahan Rang radio […]

Recount Aamir Liaquat, Vawda Constituencies Votes, It Will Expose Poll Rigging: Kamal

JUL 28, 2018: Karachi-based Pak Sarzameen Party’s leader and former mayor Mustafa Kamal claimed that election’s transparency will stand exposed after a recount on the seats won by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Faisal Vawda and Aamir Liaquat in the metropolis. Vawda won NA-249 seat against PML-N President and former CM Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif after reportedly getting […]

MQM-P To Support PTI Form Coalition Govt in Center

JUL 28, 2018: With Imran Khan led PTI needing more votes to form a coalition government at the center — as it lacks simple majority, movers and shakers of the party have reached out to the independents and to Karachi-based MQM-P whose several candidates won national assembly seats from the mega city. Once its stronghold, […]

26 Major Upsets Which Shifted Election 2018 Results in PTI’s Favor (Infographic)

JUL 27, 2018: Movers and shakers of Election 2018 have thrown up a major upset in traditional electables wins and losses in elections for decades markedly controlled by Punjab’s PML-N and Sindh’s PPP taking turns to rule in the Center. PTI emerged as the strongest party in the center with candidates winning from almost all […]

Legendary Cricketer Turned Politician Imran Khan Delivers Statesmanlike Speech as “PM-Elect”

Imran Khan’s speech in full — complete victory speech in English. JUL 26, 2018: BBC, CNN and Aljazeera transmitted “PM-in-waiting” Imran Khan’s speech in Urdu live today hours after the PTI Chief and his party leaders agreed they have won the elections and it was time to unite the nation while stressing on deliverables based […]

#ElectionPakistan2018: PTI Secures Most Seats; Women, Youth, Balochistan Vote in Greater Number

JUL 26, 2018 (Updated): Several big guns lost their turf in the constituencies they never thought to lose — including former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Nisar Ali Khan, in addition to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Pervez Khattak, while others retook their ground. In NA-246 — called the Lyari constituency of Karachi — traditionally a […]

With Free Rides and Meals, Pakistan Election 2018 Blends Marketing With Politics

From restaurant owners to retailers and even cab drivers have come up with unprecedented ideas to lure voters. JUL 25, 2018: As millions of Pakistanis vote to elect their next government today, a string of offers have been thrown at them in what can only be described as blending of marketing gimmicks with democracy. So […]

PTI, PML-N Running Neck and Neck, Undecided Voters Turnout To Swing Election 2018 Results

A PKonweb/BE2C2 analysis reveals that overall voters turnout is expected to exceed 2013 numbers by nearly 8 to 10 percent with maximum increase among youth, women and the millenials both in rural and urban. That could upset forecasts. JUL 24, 2018: PTI and PML-N are running neck and neck, with PTI ahead in the national […]

Deconstructing Husain Haqqani’s Broadsheet On Election 2018

IRSHAD SALIM: I HAVE read with a bald eagle interest Mr. Husain Haqqani’s latest opinion piece and as a fellow countryman (US and Pakistan), I admire his articulated drive to followup on the “Media Construct” which was recently launched on international level to attempt deconstructing Election 2018. Mr. Haqqani has already mentioned that if PML-N […]

Around 53,000 Local, Int’l Observers to Monitor July 25 Polls

JUL 23, 2018: As many as 53,000 international, national, local and media observers will monitor the upcoming general election scheduled to be held on July 25. An EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) comprising around 100 observers is scheduled to monitor the election process. The mandate of the EU EOM is to observe all aspects of […]

MQM-P Facing Undeclared Ban On It, Will Still Get Mandate in Urban Sindh: Convenor

JUL 23, 2018: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener Dr Khalid Maq­bool Siddiqui has said that his party will get 85 per cent mandate [in urban Sindh] although only 50pc population in Karachi was counted [in census] and then delimitations came as the last straw that broke the camel’s back. Speaking at a press conference in […]

9.5M Overseas Pakistanis Can’t Cast Votes in Election 2018

JUL 23, 2018: Some 9.5M overseas Pakistanis will not be able to participate in Election 2018 as they lack online or postal facility to vote and must travel home if they want to cast ballots. This is despite Supreme Court’s landmark verdict in 2012 directing the Election Commission and NADRA to enable expats voting  from […]

Pak Military Asked to Assist in Free, Fair, Transparent Conduct of Elections 2018: DG ISPR

JUL 21, 2018: The Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor clarified on Saturday that the Pakistan Armed Forces would enable people of Pakistan to freely exercise their right to vote on July 25 — for the third time in a decade, amid full spectrum faceless ongoing war against faceless […]

Global Powers That Be Including India Working Against Me, Says Imran Khan

JUL 21, 2018: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has claimed that international establishment is working against him. He said all his political opponents have joined hands to defeat him in upcoming elections on behest of ‘global powers that be’. Addressing election rallies in Bannu and Karak on Saturday, Khan said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) […]