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Imran Khan’s 100 day plan was a clamor: Aitzaz Ahsan

LAHORE: Taking an aim at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan said on Sunday, "Imran Khans's 100 day plan was a clamor." Speaking at an event in a Lahore's private hotel, Aitzaz explained that the kind of projects announced by the PTI government were practicable in a society where the presidential system of governance is followed. The claims of the PTI related to 'change' were far from reality and these people were not capable of bringing any change either, the PPP…

‘Nawaz Sharif can be congratulated’: Aitzaz Ahsan on IHC judgement

ISLAMABAD: Reacting to the Islamabad High Court order regarding release of members of Sharif family, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan on Wednesday said that Nawaz Sharif is lucky and can be congratulated on this relief, ARY News reported. Speaking exclusively to ARY News, the PPP leader- who is also considered a staunch critic of PML-N  leadership- maintained that the impression that judges were under some pressure is entirely false as judges conduct their duty with honesty. The PPP leader…

Aitzaz Ahsan apologizes for ‘heartless’ remarks on Kulsoom Nawaz’s death

LAHORE: As the tragic news of the demise of former fist lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz hit the media, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan was prompt to apologize for his bitter comments ridiculing the health condition of Nawaz Sharif's wife. In a customary criticism against his political opponents, Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan mocked the ailing state of former MNA claiming "Harley Street Clinic where Kulsoom Nawaz is admitted, for cancer treatment, is owned and operated by Sharif family." PPP Senator from Punjab also…

New President Alvi receives ‘congratulatory remarks’ from contender Aitzaz

ISLAMABAD: The new President-elect Arif Alvi of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf received felicitation from Aitzaz Ahsan, one of his competitors in the presidential polls. PPP-backed candidate of the presidential race was speaking in ARY News program 11th Hour, where he said "It is time to let go differences as the representative institutions of Pakistan have elected the new president. There can be differences between people, but Arif Alvi is a noble man overall." Aitzaz Ahsan shared that the opposition was divided over the…

PTI’s Arif Alvi elected as 13th president of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate, Dr Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi, has been elected as the 13th President of Pakistan, according to unofficial results.  Arif Alvi secured 353 presidential votes, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman received 185 votes, while Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) Aitzaz Ahsan received 124 votes. The total number of seats in the electoral college was 1174 out of which 52 were vacant or result withheld or oath were not taken by returned candidates. The remaining 1122…

Presidential elections will be held by secret ballot: ECP

ISLAMABAD: The presidential election will be held tomorrow on Tuesday to elect the 13th President of Pakistan for the next five years. Arif Alvi of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, Aitzaz Ahsan of Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) backed Maulana Fazlur Rehman are vying for the coveted seat of the Head of State. Additional Director General Election Commission Nadeem Qasim on Monday, while briefed media on the conduct of the elections, said the the presidential elections will be conducted by…

EXPLAINER: How the President of Pakistan is elected

The election for the 13th president of Pakistan is just a day away with split opposition giving a sniff of success to the newly-elected ruling government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), but until held, the contest results can’t be predicted with certainty. Here we look at the mechanism for the election for the president of the country and representation given to two national parliament chambers – National Assembly and Senate –and the four provincial assemblies for voting. The president of Pakistan is elected in a…

ECP issues code of conduct for Presidential Elections

ISLAMABAD: With presidential election scheduled on Tuesday (tomorrow), the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued the code of conduct for the voters. The chief election commissioner will serve as the returning officer and the chief justices of high courts will be presiding officers in the election. The polling stations have been set up in the national assembly and the four provincial assemblies. According to the code of conduct, mobile phones will be strictly prohibited during the vote casting. The…

PPP hopeful Fazl will drop out from presidential race

LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira on Sunday expressed optimism that JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the opposition’s candidate for the presidential election, will drop out from the race and convince the PML-N and other opposition parties to support Aitzaz Ahsan.  Speaking to the media in Lahore, Kaira said Mr Ahsan will be president if the JUI-F chief agreed to their demand. He said his party tried to convince Mr Rehman during an all-parties conference and a separate meeting to persuade…

ECP issues final list of presidential candidates

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued a final list of the candidates for the presidential polls of the country. PTI's  Dr. Arif Alvi, PPP-backed Aitzaz Ahsan and Maulana Fazlur Rehaman, fielded by other opposition parties, are declared to be the final presidential candidates for September 4 polls, according to the electoral body. PTI’s Dr Arif Alvi, Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Aitzaz Ahsan and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman had filed their nomination…