Tag: Election

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...

IHC threatens government authorities with contempt charges over non-compliance

News Analysis | The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Shaukat Siddiqui resumed the hearing of a case on Friday related to the dharna (sit-in) at...

Senate elections: How many seats is each party expected to win?

News Analysis | Senate elections are taking place on 3rd March as announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The final date for submission...

Why did Pakistan refuse EU grant for support of electoral process?

News Analysis | Pakistan has refused a European (EU) grant of €15 million proposed for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and election monitoring...

Nawaz Sharif hoping to transform Sindh “if given the chance”

News Analysis | Disqualified ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif has declared to transform Sindh, if given the chance in the next general elections of 2018. In a...

Pakistan’s budget deficit could expand due to election spending

News Analysis | The World Bank, on Wednesday, warned Pakistan that its budget deficit may increase due to weak tax revenues, expenditure escalation and increasing...

Nepal elections pave way for a leftist victory & Indian dilemma

News Analysis | An alliance of communists and Maoists are set to win Nepal's first parliamentary election since 1999. The ruling center-left party suffered significant...

Modi faces toughest election test in 2019

Reuters | Tens of thousands of Indians voted in the first stage of assembly elections in the western state of Gujarat on Saturday, where Prime...

Nawaz Sharif represents the predatorification of politics

Mudassir Saeed Laghari| It’s never too late to learn. And that includes Nawaz Sharif. And as one proverb goes ‘no matter how far wrong you...

ISIS uses Love Jihad to recruit Indian women to their cause

Reuters | India's Supreme Court will begin hearing a case on Monday that prosecutors say shows how Islamic State sympathisers are using Love Jihad marrying...

Imran’s reminder: Corruption is the only ideology of Nawaz

News Analysis | Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan lambasted the ousted ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and stated, “Nawaz’s ideology is corruption”. He said this...

Will Nawaz learn a democratic lesson from Zardari?

News Analysis | On Thursday, ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had to face embarrassment when Pakistan People Party's (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari rejected his...

Anti-Muslim video surfaces as Gujarat elections near

News Analysis | The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat has ordered a probe into a viral video allegedly made with an intention to cause...

Is Nawaz Sharif really an Ideology?

News Analysis | The president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, who has been recently disqualified from public office by the Supreme Court...

PTI, JUI-S join hands to form strategy for upcoming elections  

News Analysis | The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) have agreed to formulate a “joint strategy” for the next general elections. The...

Lawmakers unite to ensure timely elections

News Analysis | On Thursday, the National Assembly passed the 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 by a resounding majority of 242:1. Putting an end to...

Modi remains hugely popular in India: Pew Survey shocks his critics

Reuters | Nearly nine out of 10 Indians hold a favorable opinion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than two-thirds are satisfied with the...

Why Pakistan’s electoral system needs overhauling?

Ikram Sehgal | The Magna Carta, or the “Charter of Liberties”, limiting the King's power and strengthening the rights of nobles was signed by King...

Could PML-N be finally thinking about “minus-Nawaz formula”?

News Analysis | Liberty, equality, and rule of law define a democracy. It is the beauty of democracy that people feel free to think, express...

The cornered lion: Troubles are mounting for PML-N

News Analysis | Troubles seem to be rising for Pakistan Muslim League (N) as on Tuesday the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is set to secure...

More trouble for Nawaz as Khan moves the Supreme Court

News Analysis | After a brief Hiatus, Imran Khan, the chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has once again decided to confront former prime minister, Nawaz...

Constitutional Amendment Bill for fresh delimitations: from government’s actions to the...

News Analysis | The government in Pakistan has decided to reallocate seats in the National and provincial assemblies after receiving the provisional results of the...

Nawaz’s rare outburst against Zardari exposes PPP-PML(N) tensions

News Analysis |  During his arrival at the accountability court, Nawaz launched a tirade against PPP chairman Asif Ali Zardari calling him a pawn of...

Nawaz Sharif – The unacceptable face of our politics

Mudassir Saeed Laghari | How did we reach the point where the former prime minister is spewing hatred and contempt against the superior judiciary and...

Why Election Commission of Pakistan has repeatedly failed?

 Farid A Malik| Since 1977 the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has failed ten times in holding free and fair elections. The Scorecard is a...

Japan votes in early election as Abe seeks record fourth term

Voters in Japan have been going to the polls in a snap general election, giving their verdict on Shinzo Abe's government after almost five...

Jared Kushner’s ineptness has him registered as a female voter?

News Desk | New York State Board of Election while confirming the news of Kushner's faulty gender registration as 'female' voter said that the error...

Ayesha Gulalai refuses to leave seat and claims forming splinter group...

News Analysis |  Ayesha Gulalai, the PTI dissident announced to the media today that she would form a splinter group of the party while reiterating...

Trump presidency is like a rudderless ship after Bannon’s exit

M. K. Bhadrakumar | An imminent departure of the White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon had been talked about for weeks, even months. But when Bannon’s...

ECP bars Shehbaz from taking part in NA-120 poll

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday issued a code of conduct for the by-elections of NA-120 barring Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif from...

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PTI minister defends his party’s performance in KP

News Desk | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader and Minister of Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Muhammad Atif Khan, defended his party against the allegations of...

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Declaring Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism will lead to an irreversible...

News Desk | In a seminar on “Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan” at Woodrow Wilson Center on February 13, 2018, three renowned...

MQM drama continues: Farooq Sattar elected party chief again

News Desk | Farooq Sattar has been elected as the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener in the intraparty elections held on Sunday. The elections were...

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