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Significant improvements observed in general elections 2018: FAFEN

ISLAMABAD: Significant improvements were observed in General Elections 2018 as the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) fully exercised its power under Elections Act 2017 to observe the rules and regulations, claimed a report on Friday. According to the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report, senior representative of the organisation Mudassar Rizvi claimed that the commission has calmly managed many issues including delimitation. Rizvi said that the procedure of submission of nomination papers also improved…

British envoy meets Imran, felicitates on winning electoral battle

ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew called on prime minister-designate Imran Khan at his Banigala residence, official twitter account of PTI notified. https://twitter.com/PTIofficial/status/1024629052466970625?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1024629052466970625&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dawn.com%2Fnews%2F1424265 The British envoy congratulated Khan over his party's victory in General Elections 2018. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan underlined the significance…

PSP adamant to not admit defeat, questions transparency of polls

KARACHI: Chairman of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Mustafa Kamal has raised questions on the fairness of General Elections 2018 with allegations of rigging in one of his party members' constituency. PSP chiarman refused to accept the outcome of elections saying that results of Karachi came out after four days.  "If votes had been counted in front of us then we would have congratulated the winners," Kamal angrily remarked while claiming that rigging took place in the constituency of Arshad Vohra. He further said that the…

Troops deployed across Pakistan for General Election 2018

RAWALPINDI: With General Election 2018 merely few hours away, the process of deployment of security forces for free, fair and transparent conduct of General Election 2018 has been completed at all the polling sites of the country. The troops have been deployed to provide mandated assistance to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the conduct of polls, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. The media wing of armed forces further apprised that coordination with other law enforcement agencies…

Imran Khan ‘quietly confident’ he will be PM

LAHORE: Pakistani cricket legend Imran Khan said he was “quietly confident” of victory in a general election this month and that as prime minister, he would drive an anti-corruption and anti-poverty campaign in the south Asian nation. The 65-year-old opposition leader, a glamorous part of the London upper crust in his younger days, also dismissed allegations that the powerful military was working behind the scenes to favor his campaign for the July 25 poll. Oxford-educated Khan spoke in an interview on Friday as his…

PTI Balochistan President Rind allowed by SC to contest elections 2018

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) has granted permission on Thursday, to Yar Muhammad Rind, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Balochistan president to compete in the upcoming general elections 2018. Balochistan High Court (BHC) has taken back their verdict related to disqualification of Rind from competing in general elections 2018. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was ordered by the top court to provide an electoral symbol to the PTI leader. Earlier, Balochistan High Court (BHC) expelled Rind from polls for having a…

Elections 2018: Here’s the final list of contesting candidates

ISLAMABAD: After a few days of delay, the Election Commission of Pakistan has released a final list of candidates contesting general elections 2018 scheduled on July 25. The list contains names of candidates from each National and provincial assembly constituencies along with their residential address, electoral symbol and party affiliation, however the list doesn’t mention candidates from Lahore, Rajanpur and Rahim Yar Khan due to court cases. According to the ECP, a total of 12,570 out of 21,482 candidates, who…

Elections 2018: PPP wins first PA seat

KASHMORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Mir Shabbir Ali Bijarani emerged as the first returned candidate of the 2018 general elections when he was elected unopposed on a provincial assembly seat, PS-6, Kashmore.  The returning officer concerned issued a notification, declaring Mr. Bijarani winner after nomination papers of his only contestant were rejected by an appellate tribunal of the Sindh High Court. Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) candidate Pir Abdul Qayyum had filed the papers to contest election against…

Pakistan’s richest candidate for General Elections 2018

MUZAFFARGARH: Several Pakistani politicians have submitted their assets details with the election commission and voters are unclear about the wealthiest among them all. Well, an independent candidate from Muzaffargarh has emerged from nowhere to take the title. Muhammad Hussain alias Munna Sheikh from NA-182 literally shocked voters when he declared his assets details having a total value of Rs 4.3 trillion. Alarmingly, the candidate despite possessing a large amount of money didn’t pay any tax. In his affidavit,…