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Elections 2018: Pakistan’s dirtiest elections or the fairest? – Moeed Pirzada

Moeed Pirzada | Financial Times (FT, 18 July) coined the term, “Dirtiest Elections” to describe Pakistan’s July polls that brought Imran Khan’s PTI to power...

This was General Election 2018 and not a general(‘s) selection

Shiffa Yousafzai | NY times said Military’s influence is casting a shadow over Pakistan’s elections, Foreign Affairs asked if democracy is dying in Pakistan, while...

Pakistan political parties demand new elections as Khan wins

AFP | Pakistan's main parties rejected the outcome of elections won by cricket star Imran Khan and announced protests demanding new polls Friday, after foreign...

Elections 2018: Who is winning & how much?

News Analysis | Several Polls & Surveys appeared before the elections 2018, often widely different from each other. It's also believed that some of these...

ECP’s code of conduct: Directions for voters, candidates and officers

News Analysis | Almost after one week, Pakistan is going to ensure the second consecutive democratic transition. Amidst all controversies and challenges, the Election Commission...

Rock the vote: Pakistani political music keeps the party going

AFP | As the crowd swells with anticipation for their leader Shahbaz Sharif's arrival a DJ blares the anthem "Respect the vote", while supporters chant slogans...

Confident Bilawal ends his election campaign on a high-note!

News Analysis| Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, chairman PPP addressed several public meetings in Larkana, Ratodero, Miro Khan, Qambar and Shahdadkot on Monday. Addressing hundreds of workers and...

Waqar Younis vows to support Imran Khan in Elections 2018

News Desk | Former cricketer and Pakistan pace bowling legend Waqar Younis has expressed his support for Chief of Tehreek-I-Insaf Imran Khan in the upcoming...

Nawaz: Final drop scene & defeat of pride

Saad Rasool | The events of Friday night, resulting in the arrest of Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, mark the final drop-scene in...

Suicide blast rips through Pakistan election rally, killing 128

AFP | A suicide blast ripped through a crowd at a political rally in southwest Pakistan Friday killing 128 people and wounding 150, officials told...

Pakistan ex-PM Sharif arrested as he arrives home ahead of polls

AFP | Former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif was arrested on his return to the country Friday, where he faces 10 years in prison for corruption,...

Why Pakistan needs Imran Khan?

Farid A Malik | Why Kaptaan? The answer is ‘Naya Pakistan’. As Prime Minister (PM) he will have to deliver on his promise otherwise he...

Bravo ANP to contest Elections despite Bilour’s assassination; but who is...

Shiffa Yousafzai | All that we feared - and many political analysts had predicted - has just started right before the General Elections, now all...

Electioneering gains momentum in different constituencies

News Analysis | The electioneering is gaining momentum in different constituencies as just seventeen days are left for the next general election. Almost all political...

Nawaz & Maryam conviction: Has NAB set the stage for a...

Khurram Saeed | Maryam Nawaz - daughter of ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and till Aug 2017 the most powerful woman in Pakistan - thunders from...

Nawaz convicted, shamed but still stubborn; says will face courts upon...

News Analysis | The accountability court has awarded total 11 years imprisonment to Nawaz Sharif, 7 and 1 years to Maryam Nawaz and her Husband...

Elections Code of Conduct 2018 could have seen better implementation

News Analysis | Various sections of the Election’s Act 2017 have been violated by various candidates, in their campaigns. The candidates in line, competing for general...

LHC clears Abbasi and Fawad to contest elections

News Analysis | Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday has approved nomination papers of former Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and PTI’s central information secretary Fawad...

Asad Umar’s future in NA-54 looks bright!

News Analysis | With the growing commotion among the members of PML-N, PTI’s candidate Asad Umar is showing signs of a strong chance to win...

Imran confronts Nawaz on his plea to delay the verdict

News Analysis | The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan insisted that much-awaited verdict in the Avenfield properties corruption reference against the former premier Nawaz...

A healthy democracy needs pre-poll legal scrutiny

Saad Rasool | The nomination process for electoral candidates for the 2018 general elections is now complete. Candidates have been finalized, and party tickets have...

Sharif’s “Bemari Card” fooling courts in Pakistan?

News Analysis | The ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are apparently using every possible means to delay the proceedings of...

Maryam Nawaz leaves NA-125 alone

News Analysis | Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N’s) leader and ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz has withdrawn her nominations for upcoming polls from...

Nawaz to return next week to lead the election campaign

News Analysis | Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, have announced to return to Pakistan next week to take part in...

Clash of titans in NA-59 Rawalpindi: Nisar & Sarwar ready to...

News Desk | A tough contest is expected between Ch. Nisar Ali Khan and Ghulam Sarwar Khan in NA-59 Rawalpindi III. Dissent PML-N leader Ch....

A fight for the capital NA-61, PTI and PML-N head to...

News Analysis | In NA 61 Rawalpindi-V, there will be neck and neck fight between (PTI) candidate Amir Mahmood Kayani and PML (N) aspirant Malik...

Imran’s manifesto politics must be replicated by other parties

Shiffa Z Yousafzai | Pakistan was not always like this - without proper healthcare, without an effective public transport system, without free or inexpensive education...

PTI’s Fawad Chaudhry allowed to contest elections from Jhelum

News Analysis | Lahore High Court (LHC) has allowed Fawad Chauhdary to contest election from his native constituency while nullifying the decision of rejection of...

Khan’s electables might just win him the elections

News Analysis | The Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan has made it clear that his fight is against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and...

Is Pakistan moving towards revolution?

Farid A Malik | From 1977 to 2013 my mandate has been stolen ten times with two fake referendums for a total and tally of...

Nawaz, self-declared defender of democracy, remains absent from election process

News Analysis | The ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that ‘rigged’ and ‘manipulated’ elections are not desirable for the development of democracy in...

Government of the elite, by the elite, for the elite in...

Saad Rasool | The intoxicating allure of ‘democracy’ stems from the fundamental promise that all citizens, on equal footing, have the right to participate in...

SC stopped us from becoming a “Gangster Heaven”

Ikram Sehgal | Consensus on matters ensuring security and welfare of the common man is rarely achieved by our parliament. Such unanimity is only displayed...

Disqualified Nawaz asks some interesting questions from the CJP Nisar

News Analysis | The ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked some very interesting questions from the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar....

Why is the appointment of Hassan Askari critical to free and...

News Analysis | Professor Hasan Askari Rizvi, much to the dismay of the PML-N took oath as caretaker Punjab chief minister at Governor House today...

SC orders election candidates to submit a mandatory affidavit in a...

News Analysis | The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday declared it mandatory for all candidates contesting in the upcoming general elections to submit an affidavit that...

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