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‘Get us out’: Brexit voters urge MPs to hurry up

SUNDERLAND, United Kingdom: "It just needs to be sorted," said 23-year-old Adam Green, a frustrated Leave voter in Brexit-backing Sunderland, where patience with parliamentary delays over Britain's departure is wearing thin. The former shipbuilding city in northeast England, where the Nissan carmaker plant is now the lifeblood, played a starring role in Britain's seismic decision to leave the European Union. The city's 61 percent vote in favour of leaving in the 2016 referendum signalled early on where the nation was…

China lauds voters after defeat of Taiwan’s ruling party

TAIPEI: China on Sunday welcomed the defeat of Taiwan’s pro-independence ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) at local elections, saying it showed people wanted peaceful relations with Beijing. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who faces re-election in a little more than year, on Saturday resigned as chairwoman of the DPP, taking responsibility for her party’s massive defeat at the mayoral and county elections. The DPP has now been left in control of only six of Taiwan’s cities and counties, compared with at least 15…

ECP to start registration of overseas Pakistanis as voters from tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will start online registration for overseas Pakistanis as voters from tomorrow September 1 and will continue till 15th of next month. Director General Public Relations ECP Nadeem Qasim, while speaking  to media on Friday, said overseas Pakistanis possessing valid machine-readable passports can get themselves registered as voters within the stipulated time. He said after the due date voter lists will be handed over to the concerned returning officers and names of…

ECP orders re-election in PK-23 Shangla over low women turnout

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday ordered re-election in PK-23 Shangla due to the low turnout of female voters.  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate and former provincial minister Shaukat Yousafzai was declared successful from the constituency. A statement by the commission said the polls and their results in PK-23 have been declared void over low turnout of female voters. The commission had withheld the notification and will now make arrangements for re-election. The ECP also reserved…

Karachi voters’ turnout in 2018 polls lower than the 1988 elections

KARACHI: Pakistan’s economic hub and the largest city –Karachi – presumably seems to have some carry-over impacts from political happenings over the last few years, resulting in the second lowest voters turnout in the 2018 polls of its election history. The average turnout of Karachi constituencies is 40.4% comparing to 55 percent in 2013. The highest voter turnout is witnessed in constituencies won by the PPP, while, in contrast, the lowest turnout is seen in the constituencies bagged by the PTI, which are 14 out of…

Information minister urges voters to come out of abodes, cast votes

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Information Minister Syed Ali Zafar on Monday urged the voters to come out of their abodes to cast their votes in favor of candidates of their choices on July 25, as the destiny and development of Pakistan lied in their hands. He was speaking in an interview after inaugurating Election City at News and Current Affairs Channel of Radio Pakistan in Islamabad. The minister said about 450,000 police and 370,000 military personnel were deployed to provide utmost security to voters on the election day. Read…