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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…

Elections 2018: Here is how you can cast your vote

The country is all set to elect its representatives for national and provincial assemblies on July 25, Wednesday. Along with a message by the Chief Election Commissioner, the Election Commission of Pakistan has released a complete tutorial regarding the voting process. Here is the video As the election campaign ended yesterday, recent nationwide polls indicate a tight race, with Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ahead on 30 percent in one survey, compared to 27 percent for PML-N. Shehbaz Sharif’s…

ECP desires elections are held in a peacefull environment: secretary

ISLAMABAD: Just a day before the general elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is confident that all preparations have been made and the polls will be held in a peacefull and conducive environment. Secretary ECP Babar Yaqub on Tuesday gave an overview of the 2018 general elections. He said there are several law and order challenges and they desire to conduct peaceful elections. He said that votes are precious and people should exercise their right to vote. He called on everyone to come out and vote, and said…

ECP asks polling staff ‘to keep their biases aside’ while on duty

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed its polling staff to ensure proper guidance and assistance to voters, especially to elderly, transgenders and pregnant women on the polling day – July 25. While issuing a 13-point code of conduct for its polling staff, the ECP directed them to be punctual and perform their duties without any bias for or against any political party, electoral candidates, media outlets, inspectors or political parties’ representatives. Presiding officers were directed by the…

Around 53,000 observers to monitor July 25 elections

ISLAMABAD: As many as 53,000 international, national, local and media observers will monitor the upcoming general election scheduled to be held on July 25. A European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) comprising around 100 observers is scheduled to monitor the election process. The mandate of the EUEOM is to observe all aspects of the electoral process and assess the extent to which the elections are in compliance with the laws of Pakistan, as well as with international and regional commitments for democratic…