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Twitter reacts to Pakistan’s 13th Presidential Elections

ISLAMABAD: Voting has begun to elect the 13th President of the Country today. While the assemblies are filled with parliamentarians ready to cast their vote, twitter, on the other hand, is flooded with the people's opinion over who truly deserves the presidential seat. Ruling party Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf's Dr. Arif Alvi is a clear favorite as twitterati are not holding back in supporting their favorite candidate. Dr. Alvi faces Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, fielded by the opposition parties…

ECP issues code of conduct for Presidential Elections

ISLAMABAD: With presidential election scheduled on Tuesday (tomorrow), the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued the code of conduct for the voters. The chief election commissioner will serve as the returning officer and the chief justices of high courts will be presiding officers in the election. The polling stations have been set up in the national assembly and the four provincial assemblies. According to the code of conduct, mobile phones will be strictly prohibited during the vote casting. The…

Presidential election: ECP bans cell phones in polling stations

LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has imposed a ban on cells phones or any other electronic device in the premises of polling station during upcoming presidential elections. In this regard, the ECP has directed all the presiding officers and has asked them to keep secrecy of ballot. The election is expected to be held on September 4. The ECP has already published the final list of candidates on August 30. The candidates include Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Dr. Arif Alvi, Jamiat Ulema-e Islam-Fazl…

Presidential Elections: Candidature withdrawal limit to end by 12pm

ISLAMABAD: All presidential candidates have time till 12:00 pm on Thursday (today) to withdraw their candidature from presidential polls. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will publish the final list of candidates for the presidential election at 01:00 pm. A day earlier, the nomination papers of candidates, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI)  Arif Alvi, PPP-backed Aitzaz Ahsan and Maulana Fazlur Rehaman, fielded by other opposition parties, were approved by the Election Commission of Pakistan after scrutiny.…

Maulana Fazl to reach Karachi, meet MQM, GDA leaders today

KARACHI: The presidential candidate of opposition parties' alliance and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl ur Rahman will arrive in Karachi on Wednesday (today). Few days before presidential polls, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief meetings today with the leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA). Fazl will meet GDA head Pir Pagara Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi at 5:00 pm today, whereas, his another meeting in the metropolis is fixed with Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and other MQM leaders at the…

Fawad Chaudhry says opposition too should support Alvi for president

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday said that he has called upon opposition parties to support Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Arif Alvi during presidential polls, ARY News reported. "Arif Alvi is winning it (presidential polls) anyway so I suggested that PPP and PML-N too should support him so that he gets elected to the post without opposition, a consensus for such a respected post will be vital," Fawad Chaudhry told a reporter. He added that Arif Alvi too has promised that…

After high-level meeting, PPP decides not to support Fazl in presidential polls

ISLAMABAD: A high-level meeting attended by Pakistan People's Party (PPP) top brass decided not to support PML-N-backed Maulana Fazlur Rehman for upcoming presidential polls, ARY News reported on Tuesday. According to ARY News correspondent, the meeting chaired by party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari unanimously decided not to support Fazl and go to the polls with PPP's own presidential candidate Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan. The meeting discussed the suggestions put forward by Fazl in a meeting with party chief Bilawal…

Fazl fails to get PPP’s support for presidential elections

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam-e-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Monday met Pakistan People's Party (PPP) top leadership and tried to pursue them to support him and withdraw their candidate for upcoming presidential elections in his favour, ARY News reported.  Senior PPP leader Farhatullah Babar told media after the meeting that PPP has clearly refused the suggestion put forward by the JUI-F chief and will only vote for Aitzaz Ahsan, party's own presidential candidate. As a reporter asked Babar if…

PTI to benefit from opposition’s failure to nominate a joint presidential candidate: Aitzaz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader and party's candidate for upcoming presidential elections Aitzaz Ahsan on Monday said that the opposition's failure to nominate a single candidate for presidential polls will only benefit the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), ARY News reported. Speaking to media outside Islamabad High Court, the PPP leader said that he wasn't present in the party meeting which unaminously nominated him as candidate for president and will not object if the leadership takes his name back.…

Three-Pronged Contest: Alvi, Ahsan, Fazl file nominations for Presidential Polls

ISLAMABAD: Three candidates including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Dr Arif Alvi, Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) Aitzaz Ahsan and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman on Monday filed their nomination papers for the presidential polls. With the deadline, of submitting nomination papers, ending in noon, PTI's presidential candidate Dr. Alvi submitted his nomination papers at Sindh High Court (SHC), whereas, following the row between PPP and PML-N, Aitzaz Ahsan submitted his nomination papers in…