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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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