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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…

Jamshed Dasti shakes a leg with voters!

MUZAFFARGARH: Awami Raj Party’s Chairman and member National Assembly Jamshed Dasti in a latest charm offensive mingled with voters and danced with them like there is no tomorrow.  Dasti who usually bags votes from the working class danced a traditional set on the beat of drums with the voters on their request. Prior to this, Dasti during his political career, has always tried to come up with unique ways to attract his voters. Dasti is contesting from two National Assembly constituencies NA-182 and NA-183 and a…

Media should mobilise voters for elections: Punjab CM

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr. Hassan Askari on Friday said that media should play its national responsibility for mobilization of voters for forthcoming elections. He said this while discussing implementation of code of conducts of Election Commission of Pakistan for media in a meeting with Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Saleem Baig in Lahore. The CM said media should perform its duty responsibly during electoral process on the election day. He said the caretaker…

Over 100 million voters to exercise voting right in elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued statistics of district level number of voters in the country. The ECP has 105,955,409 registered voters with 59,224,263 male and 46,731,146 female voters. According to final electoral rolls-2018 shared by the election commission, out of total registered voters 60,672,870 were from Punjab, 22,391,244 voters were from Sindh, 15,316,299 voters from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,299,494 voters from Balochistan, 2,510,154 voters from FATA and 765,348 voters from federal…

ECP registers 105 million voters for general elections 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has so far registered 105,955,407 voters including 59,224,262 males and 46,731,145 females for upcoming general elections scheduled to be held on July 25. According to the ECP’s official data, there are as many as 4,299,494 registered voters in Balochistan including 2,486,230 male and 1,813,264 female. In Punjab the number of voters is 60,672,868 including, 33,679,992 male and 26,992,876 female. While, in Sindh total voters are 22,391,244. After the merger of…