POLLS

India’s ruling BJP seen losing ground in key state polls before national vote

India’s ruling BJP seen losing ground in key state polls before national vote

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party is likely to lose two heartland states while a third is too close to call, exit polls showed on Friday in the final test of popularity before a national election due by May next year.Surveys broadcast at the end of voting for five state assemblies showed the […]

‘ECP is striving to hold free and fair elections,’ says CEC in message ahead of polls

‘ECP is striving to hold free and fair elections,’ says CEC in message ahead of polls

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza on Tuesday assured voters that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was “trying its best to hold free, fair and unbiased elections”. In a video message released by the election body, Raza urged voters to fulfill their “duty towards the nation” by casting their votes responsibly […]

Army requisitioned to help ECP hold free, fair polls: ISPR

Army requisitioned to help ECP hold free, fair polls: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: The armed forces on Saturday again clarified that they had taken up the security role for the coming elections to allow people to safely elect their representatives. “ECP has requisitioned Pakistan Armed Forces under Article 220 and 245 of Constitution to assist them in free, fair and transparent conduct of Elections 2018,” Director General […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

General polls: SBP declares more than 100 candidates defaulters so far

General polls: SBP declares more than 100 candidates defaulters so far

ISLAMABAD;State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday has declared more than 100 candidates, who submitted their nomination papers for general elections, as defaulters so far. According to details, scrutiny of nomination papers is underway that will continue till June 19. After the process, appeals against the papers can be filed until June 22 however, decisions […]

General polls: Meeting of PML-N’s parliamentary board underway

General polls: Meeting of PML-N’s parliamentary board underway

LAHORE ;Meeting of parliamentary board of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to discuss nomination of candidates for upcoming general elections is underway today (Sunday).According to details, all the candidates including Maryam Nawaz and Shehbaz Sharif appeared before the committee.Former Punjab CM has decided to contest elections on four National Assembly seats (Dera Ghazi Khan, Swat Karachi […]

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 […]