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Probe into General Elections rigging allegations on back burner

ISLAMABAD: The probe into alleged rigging in the general elections 2018 has been put to back burner due to lack of interest demonstrated by the treasury as well as the opposition sides, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The government had announced the parliamentary committee after the opposition's protest over alleged rigging in general elections. A sub-committee of the parliamentary committee to inquire into rigging allegations in its report to the main committee that the treasury and opposition failed to reach over…

PTI goes through restructuring phase after general elections

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to reorganise the party after the general elections, a notification issued by the Secretary General Arshad Dad said on Saturday. The notification said that all appointments made by the regional of lower tiers from October 1, 2018 onwards shall remain null and void with immediate effect. However, these instructions are not applicable for Sindh province, and rather for the central body and the provincial wings of the party. "It is hereby notified that all new…

Aamir Liaquat says ready for any sort of scrutiny in all Karachi constituencies

KARACHI: Responding to Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) allegations, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA-elect Aamir Liaquat Hussain on Monday said that he is ready for any sort of scrutiny in all the constituencies of Karachi, ARY News reported. MQM, in a press conference on Saturday, had alleged that there was widespread rigging during the July 25 general elections resulting in their defeat in a number of Karachi constituencies considered their strongholds. "I just wish to say that they (MQM-P) take one…

MQM-P’s Farooq Sattar attends APC against Rabita Committee’s advice

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar on Friday surprised all by attending the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal-led All Parties Conference against alleged rigging in the 2018 elections, ARY News reported. The former MQM-P supremo who joined his party's rebel faction led by Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui just before elections, rejected his party's rabita committee advice. Farooq Sattar lost on all two seats he was contesting from Karachi to PTI candidates Arif Alvi and Aamir Liaquat Hussain but…

115 seats and counting, PTI on the top with increasing vote tally

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday received results from 832 national and provincial constituencies out of 840. According to the Commission, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has begged 115 seats in the National Assembly. Whereas, the formerly governing Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) is trailing behind it with 63 seats, followed by 43 seats of PPP. The independents managed to get 11 seats in NA, while MMA and MQM-P grabbed 11 and six seats respectively. The PTI has won 123 seats in Punjab…

Farooq Sattar alleges post-poll rigging in elections

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM-P) on Thursday reacted to the rather disappointing elections results and the defeat of several prominent leaders. Senior leader Farooq Sattar, who suffered a crushing defeat in two constituencies, said that the rigging was held in a very intricate manner, and although there was no such rigging during the polls, the results were altered afterwards. MQM convenor Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, who secured his seat, said that the results have left a dark stain on the elections credibility.…

Polling time ends, unofficial results to start pouring in soon

Pakistan is set to decide its fate for the next five years as citizens of the country voted in the general elections to elect third consecutive Parliament. The polling countrywide at scheduled time at 8:00am and culminated at 6:00 pm. The unofficial results will start pouring in soon. All Pakistani citizens, above 18 years age, are casting their votes to elect their representatives for the National Assembly and provincial assemblies of Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. The Election…