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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 leader Faisal Vawda and veteran politician Fauzia Kasuri, who is currently associated with the Pak Sarzameen Party. Out of the total dual nationals, 60 were found to be UK nationals, 26 American nationals, 24 CanadianRead More


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 Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan had called the meeting to review security arrangements for the elections of the National Assembly and four provincial assemblies, a spokesman for the commission said. It was also decided that securityRead More


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 his first wife Ghazala in the nomination papers submitted before the returning officer for elections 2018. The reports about the secret marriage of Saad and Hira emerged in 2016 following which his first wife hadRead More


Former CM Punjab, Lawmaker From Gujranwala Join PTI

May 10, 2018 — The former Chief Minister of Punjab, Dost Muhammad Khosa has decided to join Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf. According to media reports, the veteran politician from Dera Ghazi Khan district of the Punjab province will announce his inclusion in PTI at a meeting with Imran Khan in Bani Gala. Khosa will contest next election as an independent candidate with PTI’s support. His brother Saifuddin Khosa has already joined Imran’s PTI . Sardar Dost Muhammad Khosa was first elected as MPA when his father vacated provincial assemblyRead More