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Low turnout, as re-polling at Karachi NA-250 ends


KARACHI: Re-polling at 43 polling stations of Karachi NA-250 constituency concluded uneventfully at 5pm, reportedon Sunday. Re-elections at two other provincial assembly constituencies, PS-112 and PS-113 also closed at the same time. Around 86,316 voters were expected to cast their votes during the re-elections, but initial reports suggest voter turnout was ...

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PPPP lawmakers demand re-elections in parts of Balochistan


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians, presiding over the Senate Panel on Thursday, demanded that re-elections be held in parts of Balochistan. “We renounced the May 11 polls’ results in Balochistan as most of the people did not come out of their homes on voting day. The turnout in Pashtun districts remained ...

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NA-250: ECP did not consult us before announcing re-polling


KARACHI: Hours after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) set May 19 as the date for re-polling in 43 polling stations of NA-250, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) rejected the idea claiming the decision had been taken without consulting them. MQM Sentaor Mustafa Kamal in a press conference in Karachi on ...

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Unexpected peace in FATA

Polls and vilence

KHAR / SADDA / BARA / GHALLANAI / KALAYA / FATA: Despite fears of large-scale terrorist attacks, polling was conducted in good spirits across the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), barring a few sporadic incidents. Security arrangements remained tight and a larger than expected turnout of female voters was also witnessed ...

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Imran Khan faces ultimate test in governing Taliban stronghold

Imran Tliban

ISLAMABAD: In perhaps the most dramatic outcome of Pakistan’s elections, Imran Khan’s party has won power in the northwest, putting to the ultimate test the former cricket star’s anti-US rhetoric and calls for peace talks with the Taliban. After years of war, displacement and broken promises from religious parties and the ...

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Pakistan polls ‘relatively fair’ despite irregularities


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s largest domestic observer mission said Sunday that the county’s landmark polls were “relatively fair” despite some irregularities and violence at the polling stations. In a key democratic transition, the centre-right Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) emerged the winner after a huge turnout of 60 percent — the highest in ...

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Seat adjustments: PPP and ANP team up in Karachi


KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Awami National Party (ANP) on Thursday agreed on seat adjustments in 15 constituencies of Karachi. The seat adjustments between the two political parties were announced for four national and 11 provincial assembly seats. Both political parties agreed to withdraw their candidates from the stated constituencies ...

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Code violation: Decision reserved in Imran Khan case


LAHORE: District Returning Officer (DRO) Nazir Ahmad Gajana has reserved his decision for May 9 (today) on Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan’s alleged violation of sections of the Election Commission’s code of conduct over a rally on April 20. According to police reports, Khan and PTI Lahore President Abdul Aleem Khan led ...

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Govt servants involved in electioneering


KHYBER AGENCY: Active participation of government servants in the electioneering is not only against the law but also a sign of question mark on his personality, dwellers of constituency of NA-45 Khyber Agency complain. They were on the view that as per rules and regulations for public servant no government ...

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Parties flouting arms display ban


ISLAMABAD: The Free and Fair Election Network has observed that the display of weapons and aerial firing continued unabated across the country. As many as 41 cases of display of weapons have come to light within a week. The PML-N workers were seen carrying guns in 11 gatherings in Punjab ...

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