The controversy surrounding women’s seats is “senseless” as those who have been nominated for Punjab “come on merit,” tweeted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan in response to senior party leaders Fauzia Kasuri and Saloni Bokhari’s qualms.
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jehangir Khan Tareen on Tuesday demanded a recount of ballots,along with thumb print verification,in 25 constituencies of the National Assembly including NA-154—his home constituency.
Blaming the Returning Officers for rigging and misappropriations in the general elections he said that it was unfair for the election commission to shift the expenses . . . →Read More:Tareen demands thumb print verification for 25 constituencies
Ever since Imran Khan gave his political quest the name “Tsunami” I have pleaded with the PTI to please change the name to,say,“clean sweep” or “landslide victory” or whatever,for tsunamis are hugely destructive storms that can devastate whole towns and cities,even countries,and kill hundreds of thousands of people,animals,trees:whichever and . . . →Read More:The tsunami needs taming
ISLAMABAD:Votes of religious minorities can play a key role in the coming elections in about 96 constituencies of national and provincial assemblies.
Analysts believe minorities can change the electoral scene in many of these constituencies if they choose to collectively vote for specific political parties or candidates.
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By Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD:The National Assembly on Wednesday passed a unanimous resolution against anchorpersons,who are telecasting programmes against parliamentarians without verification of facts but for some personnel agendas.
. . . →Read More:NA targets anchorpersons disseminating incorrect information
President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday signed into law the “Fair Trial Act 2012”,which authorises the state to intercept private communications in order to track suspected terrorists.
The legislation allows security agencies to collect evidence “by means of modern techniques and devices” like wire-tapping and intercepting emails and SMS text messages that will be . . . →Read More:President Zardari signs Fair Trial Act
The Election Commission of Pakistan has made it mandatory for candidates for national and provincial assembly seats to submit income and agriculture tax returns of the past three years.
According to changes in declaration and oath approved by the ECP at a meeting presided over by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim here . . . →Read More:Candidates contesting in next elections to submit tax returns of 3 years
By Amir Wasim
ISLAMABAD:A parliamentary commission approved on Saturday the draft of a constitutional amendment bill seeking creation of a new province to be called ‘Bahawalpur Janoobi Punjab’,comprising three southern divisions and two western districts of Punjab.
The proposed province will comprise nearly one-third of the present Punjab in three respects . . . →Read More:Parliamentary commission approves draft bill for new province
By-elections are often ignored as nothing more than parties reclaiming a seat they had lost to some unfortunate incident or disqualification. In the last five years multiple by-elections have taken place and in most cases they have produced nothing exciting or out of the ordinary.
. . . →Read More:Sharifs sweep by-elections in Punjab
By Qamar Zaman
ISLAMABAD: The arrival of a UN delegation on Monday on a 10-day mission to investigate the issue of enforced disappearances in the country has set off alarm bells in the National Assembly.
. . . →Read More:NA members troubled by UN team’s mission