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Zardari urges oppositon parties to unite against PTI government

ISLAMABAD: Terming the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government 'incompetent', Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday urged the political parties to unite against the ruling party's policies, ARY News reported.  Addressing a press conference in the federal capital, Asif Ali Zardari said that the incompetent PTI leadership cannot run the country and asked the political parties to bring resolution in order to correct the direction of the country. "Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)…

Bilawal says political parties not given even chances in polls

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday bemoaned that political parties were not given even opportunities in elections, ARY News reported. He said democracy was facing serious threats and supremacy of the parliament was being targeted. "The democracy is not facing threats from state powers, but from those who are supporters of democracy," he said this while addressing a ceremony held in honor of late human rights champion Asma Jahangir. The PPP chairman said the blatant…

ECP reminds political parties to submit accounts statement by Aug 29

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has reminded all political parties of the country to submit statement of accounts for the last financial by August 29. The parties are required to submit consolidated statements containing annual income and expenses, sources of funds and assets and liabilities. Party heads of the concerned political parties have been asked to submit the statements of accounts of their parties duly audited by a Charted Accountant.

Elections 2018: Who will grab Karachi in July 25 battle?

The general elections 2018 aren’t just too far as its scheduled date of July 25 is approaching near, but prophecies about the prospective winners in Karachi after Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) falling from grace, are definitely far from any certainty this time around. Home to around 23 million people, the country’s biggest city Karachi has now become a battlefield of multiple political forces, unlike the years-long tradition of one-party fisthold. After revised delimitation, the city now has three more seats of the…

Malaysia to seek return of 1MDB money from banks, political parties

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia intends to recover all funds illicitly taken from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), and determine whether there are grounds for claims against companies, including Goldman Sachs, that profited from dealing with the beleaguered state fund. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told Reuters in an interview on Thursday that a plan was “on the table” to ask all individuals and political parties to return money that came from 1MDB, which was allegedly used as a slush fund by former prime minister Najib Razak.…

34 political parties declared eligible to contest 2018 elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has declared 34 political parties eligible to contest general elections of 2018 after they furnished all required documents and fee for registration. The parties who have been permitted to contest the polls include Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz, Pakistan People’s Party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan Muslim League-Q, Mutahidda Qaumi Movement, National Party, Awami National Party, All Pakistan Muslim League, Awami Muslim League, Pakistan Awami Tehreek,…

ECP restores registration of MQM-P

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday restored the registration of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) and twelve other political parties. The commission had delisted a large number of political parties, including the MQM-P, over their failure to comply with its directives to submit a list of at least 2,000 members along with their signatures or thumb impression as well the copies of the National Identity Cards. A four-member bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner retired…