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Mysterious silence of PTI on nomination papers

Junaid Ali Malik | People have high hopes from Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). Most of the people who never thought of taking part in Pakistani politics...

Sheikh thinks it’s too hot for Elections, wants a delay!

News Analysis | The Chief of the Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rasheed has expressed his desire to delay the general elections due to the...

ECP nullifies postings which allegedly favored PML-N

News Analysis | On Monday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) nullified all the postings and promotions after the issuance of the election program. The ECP’s...

Why SC Rejected LHC Ruling on Nomination Papers

News Analysis | The Pakistan Supreme Court overruled a Lahore High Court (LHC) ruling regarding reform of the nomination papers last Sunday. Its decision came...

Nawaz’s last tactic for survival – Early elections

News Analysis | After consultation with the PML-N leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif at Jati Umra, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will conduct his...

ECP to conduct online scrutiny of candidates in upcoming elections, what...

News Analysis | The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has instructed the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to devise a special software for online...

PM Abbasi Echoes ‘Aliens’ Syndrome, Gets Reprimanded By ECP

News Analysis | Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, recently repeated the claims once made by the embattled Sharif family. These claims confirmed...

Pakistan’s democracy: Jithay dee Khothee Uthaay Aan Khalothee!

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi  | There's a saying in Punjabi. "Jithay dee Khothee uthay aan khalothee". Loosely translated: The she donkey (or whatever one calls a...

PML-N on a collision course with Election Commission Pakistan over new...

News Analysis | A Special parliamentary Committee on Delimitation of Constituencies has decided to scrap new delimitation of constituencies and vowed to take action against the...

PTI’s foreign funds to be audited

News Analysis | A special committee formed by the Election Commission of Pakistan drafted the terms of reference for the scrutiny of foreign funding received...

PTI files petition in ECP seeking explanation from PM’s horse-trading allegations

News Analysis | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to summon Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to...

Electoral Reforms: The only way forward for sustainable ‘Peace & Governance’

Kanwar Dilshad | Since its inception in 1947, Pakistan has endured tremendous suffering at the hands of inefficient and ineffective governance, which has, in turn,...

Ahsan Iqbal accuses NAB of pre-poll rigging?

News Analysis | Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal has accused the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of Pakistan of pre-poll rigging. The interior minister alleged...

Can Sattar’s ousting unite MQM-Pakistan?

News Analysis | Beleaguered Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P’s)-PIB faction took another tumble on Monday, when Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) removed Farooq Sattar as the convener of the party,...

Sindh Government is destroying Wheat after Sugarcane: PTI

News Analysis | Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh chapter President Dr. Arif Alvi on 26th March alleged that the Sindh government is following the same suit...

Farooq Sattar no longer convener of MQM-P: ECP

News Analysis | The chief of MQM-Pakistan, Farooq Sattar, has been removed as convener of the Mutahidda Qaumi Movement before noon on the 26th...

Senate elections challenged in the LHC: will any action be taken?

News Analysis | The legitimacy of the 3rd March Senate elections have been challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)...

ECP probes horse trading: need for discipline or reform?

News Analysis | A number of politicians and representatives of different parties were invited by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to probe into the...

Did opposition ‘steal’ Senate elections from PML-N?

Ikram Sehgal | The ruling coalition says the Senate election has been ‘stolen’ from them, the Opposition panel winning far more votes than expected. You...

Clash of titans: The political battle for NA-125

Dr. Farid A Malik | Hamid Khan of PTI and Khawaja Saad Rafiq of PML-N fought the political battle for NA-125. The outcome was disputed...

Will ECP unearth PPP’s magic formula used in controversial Senate Elections?

News Desk | The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued notices to political leaders and parliamentarians over allegations of horse-trading in the March 3 Senate...

“Withhold notifications of senators-elect believed to be dual nationals,” Chief Justice...

News Desk | The Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to withhold the victory notifications of four senators-elect suspected of...

MQM-P whitewashed in the Senate elections

News Desk | Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) lost all its seats in the 3rd March Senate elections. Elections for 12 Senate seats were held in...

Win in Senate elections may pave way for PML-N to legislate...

News Desk | Senate Elections are underway. The upper house of the parliament is to be reelected today. Given the political environment of the country,...

Sattar summoned by ECP over MQM-P convenership case

News Analysis | The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned Farooq Sattar to record his response in the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convenership case....

Shehbaz Sharif elected as the new PML-N president

News Analysis | Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif has been elected as the next party chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) by the...

PML-N cannot remain in the name of a disqualified person: PAT...

News Analysis | An application submitted by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Advocate Makhdoom Muhammad Niaz Inqilabi to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has...

Who will become the next chief of PML-N?

News Analysis | The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) became a headless party after the disqualification of former premier Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court (SC)...

PML-N Senate candidates declared independent by ECP

News Analysis | Candidates nominated by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) were declared independent by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday. The ECP...

Farooq Sattar dissolves MQM Rabita Committee in response to his sacking

News Analysis | Senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar announced to dissolve the MQM Rabita Committee during the general workers’ meeting outside his...

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