Top Court To Conduct Hearings On Karachi Population Count After Elections 2018

JUN 29, 2018: The Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar on Friday approved Pak Sarzameen Party’s (PSP) appeal against the registrar’s dismissal of its petition pertaining to the recent population census conducted in Karachi. The appeal was heard by the Chief Justice in his chambers where the PSP Chief and former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal […]

Elections 2018: ECP Extends Polling Time By One Hour

JUN 29, 2018: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday extended polling timings by one hour for the general elections scheduled to be held on July 25. The new timings, as per the ECP press release, will be from 8am to till 6pm. The polling will be held for 10 hours without any interval. […]

Election Tribunals Disqualify Former PM Abbasi, Sindh PPP President Khuhro, PTI Spokesperson Fawad

JUN 27, 2018: The Election Tribunal has rejected nomination papers of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh President Nisar Khuhro for concealing 166 acres of land, and not declaring a wife and daughter. The nomination papers of Khuhro were rejected from PS-11 Larkana 2 for forging and concealing information. Khurhro, in his nomination papers, had declared […]

Murad Ali Shah Criticizes Shahbaz Sharif For Making Tall Claims Of Solving Karachi Issues

JUN 26, 2018: The former chief minister Sindh and senior PPP leader, Murad Ali Shah, on Tuesday criticized the former chief minister Punjab and PML-N President, Shahbaz Sharif, for campaigning in Karachi with “tall claims” about what he [Sharif] can do for the metropolis — the country’s largest city with more than 20 million population […]

Shahbaz Begins Poll Campaign From Karachi–‘Gotham City’ In Search of ‘Spiderman’

IRSHAD SALIM (JUN 25, 2018): Former Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif arrived in Karachi today on a two-day visit to kick-start Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) election campaign from NA-249 Karachi West-II constituency vowing to be an ‘agent of change’ for the metropolis’ down and under neighborhoods facing basic needs and civic issues […]

Ch. Shujaat: Intl Forces Influenced 2013 Polls, Have Made Inroads in Parties

JUN 25, 2018: Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) President and former Prime Minister Ch. Shujaat Hussain has expressed grave concern over statement of the Secretary Election Commission to the Senate Standing Committee on Interior that international forces want to sabotage 2018 election and he is ready to give in-camera briefing about these dangers. On May 28, […]

MMA Announces Candidates for Karachi Seats, Plans ‘Biggest Rally’ in City’s History

JUN 24, 2018: Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, a coalition of the religious right, unveiled its list of candidates vying for Karachi-based seats in the national and provincial assemblies elections on July 25. Liaquat Baloch, the secretary-general of MMA, announced the candidates for 21 National Assembly seats and 44 Sindh Assembly seats. Asadullah Bhutto, Maulana Noorul Haq, Hafiz […]

Tahirul Qadri Pulls PAT Out Of Electoral Race Calling ‘Entire System Flawed’

JUN 24, 2018: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri has announced his party will not contest the forthcoming General Election 2018 because “the entire system” was “flawed and could not be called a democracy”. Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Saturday, Qadri stressed the need for making the electoral process transparent and raising […]

BISP Chief Marvi Memon to Be Shown the Door, Summary Moved By Interim PM

JUN 23, 2018: The caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasirul Mulk has sent a summary to President Mamnoon Hussain for removal of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Marvi Memon as chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP). The interim government reportedly took the decision for removal as BISP chief after Memon did not resign […]

Another PML-N Leader Parts Ways With The Party

JUN 23, 2018: PML-N leader and Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation Managing Director Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Khan announced on Saturday that he is parting ways with the party. Talking to SAMAA TV, Khan said he cannot be a part of a maligning campaign against intel agencies and state institutions. Khan said he had remained loyal to […]

Shahbaz, Siraj ul Haq Vow to Follow Erdogan’s Footsteps

JUN 22, 2018: Major political parties in Pakistan have promised to introduce the policies of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to put the country on the path of progress should they win the forthcoming general elections. Leaders of major political parties like Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz group) and the five-party religious alliance, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), […]

FIA Scrutiny Reveals 122 Dual Nationals Among Nomination Papers Filed For 2018 Elections

JUN 16, 2018: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has handed over to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) a list of 122 nomination papers it has found to have been filed by candidates holding dual nationality. The list includes several prominent names, including the PPP’s former chief minister of Sindh, Murad Ali Shah, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf […]

Imran To Contest From Gulshan-i-Iqbal NA-243; ‘We Want The Next PM From Karachi’

JUN 15, 2018: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s parliamentary board on Thursday officially announced that PTI chairman Imran Khan would be contesting the election from NA-243 (Karachi East). The official announcement comes a month and a half after PTI Karachi president Engr. Firdous Naqvi told PKonweb that Khan wants to contest from the mega city on two […]

Elections 2018: Caretaker Govt to Deploy Army For July 25 Polls Security

JUN 14, 2018 — The caretaker government on Thursday decided to deploy army troops for security during the planned July 25 parliamentary elections. The Election Commission of Pakistan in a high level meeting in capital Islamabad approved army personnel deployment both inside and outside polling stations to ensure security during general elections. Chief Election Commissioner […]

2018 Elections: Nomination Paper Disclosures, Defaulters, Etc.

JUN 14, 2018 — Former federal railways minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Saad Rafique on Thursday disclosed his second marriage with PTV news anchor Dr Shafaq Hira, after keeping it a secret for over two years. According to reports, Rafique mentioned news anchor Dr Shafaq Hira as his second wife, along with mentioning […]

Musharraf Placed In Catch 22, Ordered to Appear in Supreme Court By Noon Today

JUN 14, 2018: Former president Pervez Musharraf has submitted nomination papers from three constituencies to contest elections on July 25 for a National Assembly seat. However, the former military ruler has decided not to appear before the Supreme Court, a private news channel reported citing sources. The apex court has made his physical appearance in […]

UPDATE: Asghar Khan Case Verdict On 1990 Polls Rigging: GHQ Willing to Prosecute Named Officers

JUN 13, 2018 — The defense ministry has expressed willingness to prosecute several former army officers for distributing millions of rupees to anti-PPP politicians in the general elections of 1990. The political engineering had led to PML-N Supremo Mian Nawaz Sharif’s obtaining his first victory toward getting elected as the country’s Prime Minister. The military […]

1200 Corruption Cases: Chairman NAB Directs Officials to Pursue All References in Accountability Courts

The anti-graft body has established 55 thousands Character Building Societies of students throughout the country JUN 12, 2018 — Pursuing policy of zero tolerance for corruption and misuse of authority, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal has directed officials to diligently pursue the 1200 corruption references currently under trial in respective Accountability […]

Chaudhry Nisar Goes Solo, Files Nomination Papers As Independent

JUN 10, 2018 — In the wake of growing rifts with the party leadership, former Interior Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Sunday submitted nomination papers to contest the July 25 elections for two National Assembly and as many Punjab Assembly seats as an independent. Former PM and party supremo […]

PML-Nawaz Policies Turned Balochistan Into ‘Pakhtunistan’: Former PM Jamali

“I haven’t joined PTI but have allowed my sons to shake hands with Imran” JUN 10, 2018 — Days after quitting Nawaz-led ruling party the PML, former prime minister and senior Baloch politician Zafarullah Khan Jamali has upped the ante against the deposed prime minister. Jamali has criticized Nawaz Sharif’s policies towards his resource-rich province, […]