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KPK Prisoners catch election fever: Authorities

News Analysis | Inmates totaling around 491 individuals serving time for various crimes in a number of jailhouses in KPK have expressed willingness to cast...

Hoping against hope, Pakistan’s transgender candidates launch election bid

AFP | "Give me a chance," Nadeem Kashish pleads with voters in Islamabad. Her struggle is not for power -- she knows her campaign is...

PM May defies expectations in England local elections

AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party fared better than expected in local elections in England as the final results were announced early...

Lebanon’s new electoral law: what you need to know

AFP | Lebanon is set to hold its first parliamentary vote in nearly a decade on May 6, after a drawn-out political stalemate finally produced...

Kurds set to face losses in Iraq’s elections on May 12

News Analysis | Iraq’s divided Kurds are bracing for a blow on the political front in the country’s May 12 elections.According to estimates, the Kurds’...

PTI rules out alliance with PML-N and PPP

News Analysis | Regarding the upcoming general elections, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has stated that his party will not make an alliance with...

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...

Egyptian ultras: Down but not out

James M. Dorsey | Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi won a second term virtually unchallenged in what is widely seen as a flawed election. The run-up...

Imran hits out at PM Abbasi over criticism of Senate chairman

News Analysis | Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi criticized two state institutions and questioned their role in ‘establishing’ and ‘derailing’ democracy in Pakistan. PM...

Putin outsmarts rivals: Comes back to power stronger than ever

News Analysis  In what was always thought to be an obvious matter of fact, President of Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin has won the Presidential Election...

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...

Election campaigning on the roll: three parties three narratives

News Desk | As the 2018 general elections draw near, the three major parties in Pakistan: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan...

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...

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