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It's high time to end feudal system: MQM


February 01, 2013 - LAHORE: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader, Altaf Hussain, has said that MQM wants to bring a revolution that will empower 180 million people of Pakistan, and the rule of a few families would end.  Read More

Date for verification of voters lists extended upto 11 Feb


February 01, 2013 - KARACHI: Date for verification of voters’ lists in Karachi has been extended by 10 days and now it will continue till February 11, 2013.  Read More

No hindrance in the process of voters verification: CEC


January 31, 2013 - KARACHI: Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim has said that there was no hindrance in the process of voters’ verification being carried out in Karachi.  Read More

Malik orders security measures for CEC


January 31, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that instructions had been issued to authorities concerned to provide security to the Chief Election Commissioner.  Read More

PML-N wants probe over Kargil operation through judicial commission


January 31, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: Choudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, on Thursday demanded of the government to constitute a judicial commission on Kargil conflict following revelations made by Lieutenant General (retd) Shahid Aziz in his book published recently.  Read More

Will Approach SC for the reconstitution of ECP :Qadri


January 31, 2013 - LAHORE: Dr Tahirul Qadri, patron of the Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran, has said on Thursday that he will approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan for the reconstitution of the Election Commission of Pakistan.  Read More

4 MQM candidates elected unopposed to Sindh Assembly


January 31, 2013 - KARACHI: Four candidates of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have been elected unopposed on vacant seats of provincial assembly.  Read More

Won't support any unconstitutional act


January 30, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that any intervention from army and judiciary in the process of forming caretaker setup would be against the constitution.  Read More

Clashes mar PTI polls in KP


January 30, 2013 - PESHAWAR: The much-awaited intra-party elections of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) were postponed in major districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday when clashes erupted between the old guards and new entrants to the party.  Read More

PML-N seeks massive transfers in bureaucracy ahead of elections


January 30, 2013 - LAHORE: Apart from governors of the provinces, the Pakistan Muslim League (N) has demanded transfer of 27 important government officials before the next general elections. LAHORE: Apart from governors of the provinces, the Pakistan Muslim League (N) has demanded transfer of 27 important government officials before the next general elections.  Read More

Altaf Hussain announced to hold large public meeting in Punjab


January 30, 2013 - KARACHI: MQM leader Altaf Hussain on Wednesday announced that his party would stage a large public meeting in Punjab soon.  Read More

Hussain Haroon as caretaker PM proposed


January 30, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: A proposal to make Hussain Haroon caretaker prime minister has come forth here.  Read More

Allies discuss caretaker setup, polls


January 30, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: A high-level meeting of coalition partners of the PPP-led government discussed various issues relating formation of caretaker setup and forthcoming general elections here on Tuesday.  Read More

ECP announced complete code of conducts


January 29, 2013 - NOW THEREFORE, in pursuance of Article 218(3) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan read with Article 6 of the Election Commission Order 2002 (Chief Executive's Order No.1 of 2002), Article 18 of the Political Parties Order, 2002 (Chief Executive's Order No.18 of 2002), the directions of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Workers’ Party Pakistan’s case (C.P.No.87/ 2011) and all other powers enabling it in that behalf, the Election Commission is pleased to issue the following Code of Conduct for political parties and candidates for the forthcoming General Elections 2013 and all subsequent bye-elections:  Read More

Proposed schedule: 'Polls in May, two months after NA dissolution'


January 28, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: Senior cadre of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have been told that the National Assembly will be dissolved along with the provincial assemblies in the first week of March and general elections will be called exactly two months later in May.  Read More

Zardari summons PPP core group meeting


January 28, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has summoned a meeting of the core group of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) at the President House in Islamabad.  Read More

Rabbani sees conspiracy to set up ‘unconstitutional’ caretaker govt


January 28, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Senator Raza Rabbani alleged on Monday that a conspiracy was being hatched to set up an unconstitutional caretaker government for the next two to three years.  Read More

Disappointed Wattoo attacks PML-N over sit-in


January 28, 2013 - LAHORE: Pakistan People's Party's (PPP) Central Punjab President Manzoor Wattoo on Monday said he was disappointed at the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz's decision to lead a sit-in by all opposition parties outside Parliament House.  Read More

Nawaz chairs Sindh party leaders meeting


January 26, 2013 - LAHORE: Muslim League-Nawaz President Muhammad Nawaz Sharif presided over a meeting of Sindh party leaders at Jati Umra Raiwind on Saturday here.  Read More

Govt to dissolve the assemblies by February 15: CEC


January 24, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) suggested to the government to dissolve the assemblies by February 15.  Read More

JI bags "Scale", PTI request rejected


January 24, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has allotted “scale” as election symbol to Jamat-e-Islami (JI), rejecting the request of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for the same.  Read More

ECP wants army to help in door-to-door voter verification


January 24, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday formally asked Pakistan Army to provide door-to-door security for verification of voters in Karachi following protest that both the ECP and army were flouting Supreme Court judgements.  Read More

ECP decides on 30-day scrutiny period


January 24, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: In a major initiative toward electoral reforms in the country, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has approved a 30-day scrutiny period for nomination papers of candidates to ensure that frauds, fake degree holders, tax and utility bill defaulters and other cheats are barred from contesting the next polls by cross checking their credentials from the concerned authorities.  Read More

EC to be briefed on govt deal with Qadri


January 24, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: Members of a committee which held talks with Dr Tahirul Qadri to end a virtual siege of Islamabad during a sit-in staged by his Tehrik-e-Minhajul Quran, would brief the Election Commission of Pakistan today (Thursday).  Read More

PML-N, JI discuss caretaker set-up


January 24, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: With elections only a few weeks away, political parties have stepped up their contacts to discuss the formation of a caretaker set-up and possibilities of electoral alliances.  Read More

PM discusses polls with president


January 24, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf met President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday and discussed with him political situation and matters relating to general elections.  Read More

Effective legislation proposed to ensure transparency in general elections


January 24, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday approved a draft of electoral reforms, proposing effective legislation to curb rigging in upcoming general elections and ensure transparency and credibility of the polls.  Read More

EC approves electoral reforms bill draft


January 23, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has approved the electoral reforms bill.  Read More

ECP summons team behind Qadri agreement


January 23, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned the government team behind the agreement with Tahirul Qadri on Thursday.  Read More

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