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ECP deadline for independent candidates to join any party ends

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) deadline for independent candidates who have been declared elected in the general election 2018 to join any political party as per the Election Act-2017 has expired.  The ECP had asked the elected independent candidates in the national and provincial assemblies to join any political party till August 9. As per the Election Act 2017, independent candidates had to join any political party within three days of issuance of official notification of the successful…

Four independent candidates from south Punjab join PTI

ISLAMABAD: Four newly-elected independent candidates from south Punjab on Saturday announced to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), ARY News reported. Syed Peer Rafaqat Ali Gilani, Hanif Khan Pitafi, Basharat Randhawa and Hussain Jhania Gurdezi made this announcement following a meeting with PTI chief Imran Khan at Bani Gala.  Talking to media, ex-president PTI Layyah Basharat Randhawa said the party had decided to field a candidate from Junoobi Punjab Sooba Muhaz and he was deprived of a party ticket so he…

PML-N claims having majority votes to elect its Senate chairman

ISLAMABAD: As the election for Senate chairmanship is drawing near, the ruling and opposition parties have stepped up jockeying to clinch the top slots of the Upper House of the Parliament, ARY News reported on Saturday. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a consultative meeting of the heads of the PML-N’s political allies here on Saturday to exchange views on the nominees for the offices of Senate chairman and deputy chairman. The participants debated various names for the top slots of the Senate. Speaking…