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SC clears PML-N’s Anjum Aqeel for NA-54 contest

SC clears PML-N’s Anjum Aqeel for NA-54 contest

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed PML-N’s Anjum Aqeel to contest from NA-54 (Islamabad-III), asking the petitioner against him to approach the court after elections. The petitioner in the case, Malik Amjad Mahmood, told the court that a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) inquiry has been underway since 2011 against Aqeel who is also a defaulter […]

Bilawal concerned over allowing banned parties to contest polls

Bilawal concerned over allowing banned parties to contest polls

QUETTA: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Monday expressed concern over allowing candidates of banned organisations to contest the coming elections and said certain forces were again trying to form an Islami Jamhoori Ittehad-like alliance in the country. He was addressing a press conference at a hotel after visiting Sarawan House to condole […]

LHC gives Abbasi green light to contest polls from NA-57

LHC gives Abbasi green light to contest polls from NA-57

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday set aside the Punjab Election Appellate Tribunal’s decision disqualifying former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for life for not being ‘honest’ and ‘sagacious’, and barring him from contesting the election from his native NA-57 (Rawalpindi-I) constituency. The decision of the two-judge bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar […]

Tough contest expected among key parties in NA-247

Tough contest expected among key parties in NA-247

KARACHI: An exciting contest is expected in Karachi’s NA-247 constituency on July 25 between the candidates of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Pakistan Peoples Party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal and Pak Sarzameen Party. NA-247 — one of the two constituencies in Karachi’s South district — has been created after amalgamating former NA-249 (old city areas like […]

Ambreen Swati announces to contest polls independently

Ambreen Swati announces to contest polls independently

MANSEHRA: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf activist Ambreen Swati has announced that she will contest elections for NA-13 as an independent candidate after the returning officer cancelled her party ticket on the demand of party chairman Imran Khan. Ghulam Abbas, the returning officer for NA-13, handed over the ticket cancellation order to Ms Swati, saying that her party […]

LHC allows Fawad Chaudhry to contest elections from Jhelum’s NA-67

LHC allows Fawad Chaudhry to contest elections from Jhelum’s NA-67

LAHORE;The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday allowed Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry to contest elections from Jhelum’s NA-67 constituency. Fawad had challenged the decision of appellate tribunal regarding rejection of his nomination papers in LHC. A two-member bench of the court ruled in favour of the PTI spokesperson while annulling the decision of […]

Imran Khan cleared to contest elections from NA-53, NA-35 constituencies

Imran Khan cleared to contest elections from NA-53, NA-35 constituencies

ISLAMABAD;Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday was declared qualified by the appellate tribunal to contest elections from Islamabad’s NA-53 and Bannu’s NA-35 constituencies. Khan appeared before the tribunal following objections raised over his nomination papers. His lawyer Babar Awan accompanied him in the proceedings. Khan filled the empty column-N in the nomination papers. Justice […]

Tribunal allows Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, others to contest polls

Tribunal allows Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, others to contest polls

ISLAMABAD;Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday has been allowed to contest the upcoming general elections from NA-53 after appellate tribunal rejected objections against his candidature. During the proceedings, the election tribunal declared returning officer’s decision as null and void. Talking to media, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that […]

Javed Hashmi takes U-turn, announces to contest elections

Javed Hashmi takes U-turn, announces to contest elections

ISLAMABAD;While taking U-turn, senior Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) leader Javed Hashmi on Monday has announced to contest upcoming general elections. According to sources, Hashmi has obtained nomination papers for NA-158 and NA-155. He said that he would have not submitted the documents if party didn’t insist him. Earlier, Hashmi had announced to not contest the […]

Key party leaders to contest polls on more than one seat

Key party leaders to contest polls on more than one seat

ISLAMABAD: Heads of the country’s three largest parties – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) – have decided to contest the elections on multiple National Assembly seats in the July 25 elections, Dawn has learnt.PTI chairman Imran Khan will be contesting on three National Assembly seats from Punjab and […]

Bilawal announces to contest election from Larkana NA-200

Bilawal announces to contest election from Larkana NA-200

Pakistan Peoples party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari publicized today (Thursday) that he would contest election [general election 2018] from NA – 200 Larkana.During iftar party at Nodairo house, he also uttered that the allegation about Mubai attacks of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) supreme leader Mian Nawaz Sharif was reckless but I could not […]