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Election 2018

Election 2018 as democracy passes through a transitional phase in Pakistan, it faces many challenges; the stakes are high and so are the expectations. Even though the next Elections are due in mid 2018 the political landscape is such that the stakeholders already seem to be campaigning for one. The year 2013 marked a significant milestone in the history of Pakistan as for the first time democratically elected government of Pakistan People’s Party transferred the power to the newly elected government of Pakistan Muslim League. The elections 2013 have been contested on the slogans like; corruption, governance, economy, and ownership of war on terror, energy crises and change (New Pakistan) .which we are not excepting Election 2018. According to the unofficial results, so far N PML (N) won 125 National Assembly seats; PPP party went from first to second position and won 32 seats. Whereas, PTI Imran Khan emerged as third largest party after wining 31 National Assembly seats. The national assembly of Pakistan comprises of 342 seats out of which 148 are for Punjab, 61 for Sindh, 35 for KPK and 14 for Baluchistan. Hoping a good economical and fear election in 2018

Trump accuses China of 2018 election meddling

UNITED NATIONS:  US President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of seeking to meddle in the Nov 6 US congressional elections, saying Beijing did not want his Republican Party to do well because of his pugnacious stance on trade. “China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election, coming up in November. Against my administration,” Trump told a UN Security Council meeting whose ostensible subject was nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Chairing the Council for the first time, Trump…

ECP forms tribunals with 120-day deadline to resolve election-related complaints

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has set up 20 tribunals to hear the complaints of the candidates related to the 2018 General Elections. Out of these 20 tribunals, eight are assigned to address the grievances of Punjab candidates. Similarly, five tribunals are for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), four for Sindh and three for Balochistan. The ECP has directed the tribunals to address the complaints of the election candidates within a time period of 120 days. For the four tribunals in Sindh, Justice Umar…

Members of 15th Sindh Assembly take oath

KARACHI: Newly elected members of the Sindh Assmebly took oath at the provincial legislature’s first session on Monday. Outgoing speaker of the provincial assembly Agha Siraj Durrani, who is also acting governor of Sindh, administered the oath to MPAs-elect. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which won a third consecutive term in Sindh, has nominated Mr Durrani as the provincial legislature’s speaker for the second time. Out of 130 general seats in the Sindh Assembly, the Election Commission of Commission has…

Ballot secrecy violation: ECP asks Imran to submit own-signed apology letter

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday asked chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan to submit an apology letter signed by himself in a case of ballot secrecy violation. The ECP bench ordered Imran Khan's counsel Babar Awan to submit the apology by Friday (tomorrow). Imran was facing two cases with one regarding use of offensive language against the opponents and the other pertaining to violating of ballot secrecy. In the first case, the ECP has accepted apology of Imran as well…

ECP seeks written reply from Imran over election code violation

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought a written reply from expected prime minister Imran Khan in a case pertaining to violating secrecy of the ballot, ARY News reported. PTI counsel Babar Awan appeared before the ECP for hearing of the case today. He said the case shouldn’t be dragged further as the PTI chief had already tendered apology for the violation, which was not intentional. Simultaneously, the ECP also sought reply from Khan for using offensive language against the opponents. Awan…

ECP stops victory notifications of 11 NA, 23 provincial constituencies

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has withheld the notification of 11 National and 23 Provincial assemblies’ constituencies due to cases in courts, death of candidates, postponement of election, non-submission of returns and recounting. According to ECP, the notification of Imran Khan’s success in NA-53 (Islamabad) and NA-131 (Lahore) has also been withheld. From NA-53 (Islamabad), Imran Khan had defeated former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The notification for NA-131 (Lahore) success was…

ECP issues final list of election winners

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has notified the final results of the general election 2018, however, results of a few constituencies have been withheld due to pending disputes in courts. According to the ECP declaration (attached below), the notification of Khan's win in NA-35, NA-95 and NA-243 is subject to a final ECP decision. However, our correspondent Zahid Mashwani quotes the ECP spokesperson as saying that Mr. Khan can take oath of the prime minister despite withholding of notifications of…

No investigation started yet regarding failure of RTS on election day: minister

ISLAMABAD: The investigation regarding failure of Results Transmission System (RTS) on the election day has not yet started and the Cabinet has received a letter from Election Commission of Pakistan for formulating a commission over the matter, it has been reported. Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting and Law Syed Ali Zafar says that the law ministry would decide about formulation of the commission. The minister said that the oath taking ceremony of the prime minister could be held on August 14, if the…

ECP to notify final results of elections today

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will issue a notification on candidates who have been elected on general seats of the national and provincial assemblies. Couple of days ago, the successful candidates had submitted their election expenses to the ECP from all the constituencies. According to the ECP, it has received details of 269 National Assembly candidates, 295 Punjab Assembly candidates, 129 from Sindh Assembly, 97 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 49 candidates from Balochistan. The details will…

Successful candidates submit election expense details to ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has received details of election expenses of successful candidates in the national and provincial assemblies. According to the ECP, it has received details of 269 National Assembly candidates, 295 Punjab Assembly candidates, 129 from Sindh Assembly, 97 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 49 from Balochistan. The details will also be published on the election body’s website. The ECP after receiving the details has started working on issuing a notification declaring successful…