Election

Currency crisis tops agenda for whoever wins Pakistan election

Currency crisis tops agenda for whoever wins Pakistan election

ISLAMABAD: Whoever wins the upcoming election in Pakistan will have to urgently resolve a currency crisis that threatens to put the brakes on the fast-growing economy, with the most likely solution being another bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Pakistan’s economy expanded at 5.8% in the last fiscal year, its quickest pace in 13 years, but the […]

Election rigging 101: How to steal a mandate

Election rigging 101: How to steal a mandate

The general perception is that apart from the elections that were held in 1970 — which saw the then-East Pakistan break away from the West — none of the elections in Pakistan have really been “free” or “fair”. The Free and Fair Election Network’s (Fafen) General Secretary, Sarwar Bari, agrees. Historically speaking, election rigging in […]

With polls looming, KP police given less than 50pc of funds needed for election day security

With polls looming, KP police given less than 50pc of funds needed for election day security

A severe lack of funds provided to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police force in the run-up to the elections has raised fears that security arrangements for the polls ─ just six days away ─ in the province will be greatly affected. Police high-ups told DawnNewsTV on Thursday that despite the police department submitting a Rs369 million election […]

Election 2018 survey: Who will win? Will it be fair?

Election 2018 survey: Who will win? Will it be fair?

With the 2018 general elections around the corner, we invite our readers to share their thoughts and predictions through this non-scientific snapshot survey.Results will be published on Dawn.com * Required Age * Choose Sex * Choose Location * Choose Q1) Do you believe the upcoming elections will be free and fair? * Yes No Not sure Q2) Do you […]

In Pictures: Election frenzy before election 2018

In Pictures: Election frenzy before election 2018

Just like the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, the auspicious occasion of Eid or the joyous festive of Christmas, Elections, too, are celebrated enthusiastically all over Pakistan.As time passes by and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) gears up to prepare for the polls, the streets fill up with slogan-enchanting, charged up, enthusiastic […]

Election 2018: PPP amid the huddle of alliances and changing affiliations

Election 2018: PPP amid the huddle of alliances and changing affiliations

Pakistan history witnesses the arraying of numerous alliances, seasonal affiliations and doctoring of opponents to dismantle the puissance of Pakistan People’s Party in Sindh in different eras. According to PPP, the new face of such attempt is Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) which raised its head ahead of General Elections 2018. Can this prove precarious for […]

Rawalpindi: Sheikh Rasheed starts election campaign on motorcycle today

Rawalpindi: Sheikh Rasheed starts election campaign on motorcycle today

RAWALPINDI ;Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed early Sunday started his general election 2018 campaign on motorcycle in Rawalpindi. As per details, Sheikh Rasheed visited his area, roads and streets on motorcycle and met people face to face.While talking to media, the AML chief said that no one can buy loyalties of Pindi public. […]

Election candidates submit Rs490.2 millions security in national treasury

Election candidates submit Rs490.2 millions security in national treasury

LAHORE ;To participate in the general elections 2018, at least 21482 candidates of national and provincial assemblies from all over the country have submitted a security of about Rs490.2 millions. Nearly Rs180.18 million was submitted by 6063 candidates from National Assembly while Rs.300.83 million were submitted by 15,400 candidates of provincial assemblies. According to the […]

Heir to Bhutto dynasty seeks revival in Pakistan’s election

Heir to Bhutto dynasty seeks revival in Pakistan’s election

Pakistan’s only major left-leaning political party is fighting for its electoral relevance and to preserve the legacy of the country’s best-known political dynasty weeks before the country heads to the polls. In his first election campaign, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the scion of the storied Bhutto family who now heads the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), is […]

CJP bars candidates from using bullet proof cars during election campaigns

CJP bars candidates from using bullet proof cars during election campaigns

ISLAMABAD’;Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday has ordered candidates participating in general elections to not use official bullet proof cars for campaigns. During a hearing at Supreme Court (SC) Lahore registry, Additional Attorney General submitted details of cars given to the officials working in federal cabinet and other government departments. The […]

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 […]