Politics

  ECP orders re-election on 18 polling stations of NA-5, NA-27

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has ordered re-polling on 18 polling stations of NA-5 (Nowshera) and NA-27 (Lakki-Marwat).   Re-polling will be held on nine women’s polling stations each in these two constituencies. During polling,...

  By-elections: PML-N leads with majority of NA, PA seats

ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim-N (PML-N) has so far appeared to have maintained its position while Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has gained and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on the other hand lost public mandate in the largest by-elections...

  Mugabe sworn in as Zimbabwean president

HARARE: Veteran leader Robert Mugabe was sworn in as Zimbabwe's president for another five-year term before a stadium packed with thousands of jubilant supporters Thursday. Mugabe, 89, pledged "to observe, uphold and defend the constitution of ...

  Contempt notice to Imran: SC reconstitutes bench

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has reconstituted a bench to conduct proceedings in contempt of court notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, media reported Thursday.   The three-judge new SC bench, headed by Justice Anwar Zahe...

  By-Elections 2013: Unofficial, partial results

Voting has concluded on 15 National and 26 provincial assembly seats and these are unofficial, partial results.   National Assembly   NA-1 (Peshawar): Ghullam Ahmed Bilour (ANP) 26,776. Gul Badshah (PTI)17,714.   NA-5 (Nowshera): Awaited   NA...

  CJ PHC bars results of Nowshera, Lakki Marwat constituencies

PESHAWAR: Chief Justice Peshawar High Court (PHC), Dost Muhammad Khan has directed to halt the results of NA-5 (Nowshera) and NA-27 (Lakki Marwat).   Justice Khan made the decision after he took notice of women not being allowed to vote in these...

  Female presiding officer gives birth to baby in Lahore PP-161

LAHORE: A female presiding officer gave birth to a baby after being shifted from her duty place to a medical facility during country’s largest ever by-polls on Thursday, media reported.   According to reports, the pregnant woman was discharging d...

  Three-judge SC bench constituted to hear Imran Khan contempt case

ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan has been constituted to hear contempt of court case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, sources said Thursday   The bench comprises Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Ju...

  NA-1: Bilour’s daughter injured in workers clash

PESHAWAR: A skirmish between the workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Awami National Party (ANP) took place during the poling here on Thursday, injuring daughter of Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, Zamrah Shujaat.   The incident occurred here ...

  Polling in by-elections ends, vote count underway

ISLAMABAD: Polling for the 41 National and provincial assembly seats in the four provinces and Islamabad in the by-election concluded at 5:00 PM and counting of votes is now underway, media reported.   According to the spokesman of Election Commi...

  Women stopped from casting votes in KP

PESHAWAR: Women voters have been stopped from excercising their right of franchise in the by-election in different constituencies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.   According to reports, the areas where female voters have been stopped include Z...

  Women barred from voting: PHC CJ takes notice

PESHAWAR: Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court (PHC), Dost Muhammad Khan has taken notice of women being barred from voting at some polling stations in Nowshera and Lakki Marwat.   The PHC Chief Justice has directed all concerned officials to...

  Women stopped from casting votes in KP

PESHAWAR: Women voters have been stopped from using right of franchise in the by-election in different constituencies. According to reports, the areas where the female voters are stopped include Zindgi Khel, Khairo Khail, Pahar Khel, Kot Kashmir...

  Polling at four Karachi polling stations yet to start

KARACHI: Polling at the four polling stations of the National Assembly constituency NA-254 has not been started, media reported.   According to reports no polling agent of any candidate was present at the polling stations 181, 168, 167 and 182 at ...

  ECP warns of action over restricting women from voting

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission Secretary Ishtiak Ahmed Khan has said that the electoral body has tried to address the grievances of political parties which it received on May 11 during general election. Talking to media on Thursday, he said tha...

  By-polls: CEC takes notice of reports on media coverage

ISLAMABAD: Acting Chief Election Commissioner Tassudduq Hussain Jilani has taken notice of reports that media teams were not being allowed to report the polling process in the by-polls at different polling stations.   The CEC said that action wo...

  ECP receives preliminary report over polling stations security

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has received initial report about the polling process in the four provinces.   According to the report, security situation at all the polling stations were satisfactory and polling material including ...

  By-polls: Army officials given magistrate powers

ISLAMABAD: Acting Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice Tasaduq Jilani Wednesday said that 117 polling stations out of 638 in Lahore have been declared highly-sensitive where troops would be deployed, media reported.   Chairing a meeting in ...

  Punjab LG bill 2013 passed in provincial assembly

LAHORE: The Punjab Local Government (LG) bill 2013 has been passed in the provincial assembly here on Wednesday.   According to details, the provincial legislatures rejected 37 amendments in the bill.   Out of 37 amendments 13 were presented by t...

  Police exchanged harsh words, claims Tehmina Daultana

ISLAMABAD: Police on Wednesday exchanged hot words with Member of National Assembly (MNA) Tehmina Daultana near Islamabad Airport, media reported.   Talking to Geo News, Tehmina said that the police stopped her for 40 minutes and also threatened...


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