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Chief Justice Pakistan to hear cases on the election day

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar will hear cases in the Lahore registry of Supreme Court on the public holiday announced for the polling day. According to details, the representative of Supreme Court said that the chief justice will continue to hold court proceedings at Lahore registry of the apex court on the day of election - July 25. Although, the courts across the country will remain closed on July 25, he added. It is worth mentioning that the top judge is on leaves of five days and visiting…

SC defers petitions against election candidates after July 25 polls

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan decided to postpone the court proceedings on three separate petitions against the candidacy of politicians contesting polls from different constituencies of Punjab. A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Azmat Sheikh remarked that the petitions will be heard after upcoming general elections. The court granted permission to PTI candidate from NA-146 Ahmad Joiya and, independent candidates Badshah Qaisrani and Khwaja Islam from PP-285 D.G. Khan and PP-111 Faisalabad…

EXPLAINER: Pakistan is going to elections, making rare history

Pakistan is one of the fewer countries of the world, where change of a government or transfer of power not always happens through vote. So, it is a rare happening that the two political governments have completed their tenure in a row. And now a third government being elected through the election on July 25. The country is going to hold general election on July 25 to elect members of the lower house, the National Assembly and four provinces - Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Of the total 272 general seats…

Ameliorating security situation on ECP’s directions, GHQ rep tells Senate body

ISLAMABAD: A representative of the General Headquarters (GHQ) notified the Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Thursday that armed forces are merely working on the directions of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to improve the situation of security during polls. The GHQ representative reiterated before the Senate body that army has no direct role in the conduct of upcoming elections. Addressing the committee's meeting, the army's representative further said that troops are liable to follow the code of conduct…

Sindh police to team up with rangers on polling day: IG Sindh

KARACHI: Inspector General (IG) Sindh Amjad Javed Saleem has announced that a joint security plan will be devised for election day by Sindh Police and Rangers together. Speaking to journalists at the Saeedabad police training centre, IG Sindh informed that Sindh police had teamed up with rangers to formulate a foolproof security plan, which will enable both forces to coordinate through one communication network. In case of any security concern, the one network of communication will alert both – police and rangers - to…

Transgender to assist Narowal police on polling day

NAROWAL: The general election 2018 has created various opportunities in Pakistan for the mainstreaming of transgender community; Narowal police came up with another commendable move to employ transgender for the election day duty. The decision of lending a hand from transgender on July 25 was taken by the police in the wake of shortage of female police officers. Narowal district police has only 23 female officers, whereas 117 female police officers are fixed for the election day duty. In order to meet the required count,…

ECP warns voters, parties, officers about ‘don’ts’ of the polling day

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday outlined the crimes that will fall under the jurisdiction of district returning officers (DROs) on the election day - July 25. According to the regulations issued by the election commission, the following acts will be termed violations of the ECP's code of conduct and require the respective DRO's judgement: Evicting a voter from the polling station. Any direct or indirect attempt to influence a voter in connection with his or her decision to cast or to not cast a…

Elections 2018: Imran Khan to Address Karachi today

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan is all set to address Karachi on Tuesday (today) and will be reaching the metropolis shortly as part of his election campaign. The PTI kaptaan will address Karachities at four different locations during his two day visit to the city. Contesting the general elections from NA-243,Karachi which comprises of the most educated sections of the city including Gulshan e Iqbal and Gulistan e Johar,Khan is also contesting for the National assembly seats from Islamabad,…

Dr Tahirul Qadri skipped elections once again, left Pakistan for two months

LAHORE: The leader of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Dr Tahirul Qadri left Pakistan once again for two months for abroad just before General elections 2018, since he does not succeed in execution of his agenda. He had proclaimed earlier that Pakistan Awami Tehreek will not contest in the upcoming elections 2018. Tahirul Qadri flew off Monday night for a 60-day visit to Turkey, Egypt, the UK and Denmark. According to party sources, Qadri was distressed as the undisclosed ‘promises’ made to him were not fulfilled. A party…

86-point Code of Conduct for general elections issued by ECP

ISLAMABAD: An 86-point code of conduct for upcoming general elections 2018 has been issued by The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday. The code of conduct, divided into two parts, is about political parties, contesting candidates and polling stations. According to the rules, the political parties, candidates and election agents shall accept everything as per mentioned accordingly, including directions, instructions and regulations issued by the Election Commission. Read: Detailed code of conduct The…