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Surveys and polls: who will win Pakistan election 2018?

Pakistan is all set to witness the second consecutive democratic transition of power in General Elections 2018 to be held on July 25.   While all the major political parties lay claim to power, surveys and polls conducted by non-government organizations an insight into how people are going to exercise their right to franchise and which political party is more …

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Pakistan to face five biggest challenges after elections

KARACHI: The next government in Pakistan will face myriad challenges from unsustainable population growth to simmering extremism, all complicated by the decades-long tussle between civilian and military leadership. No matter who is voted into office on July 25, the new rulers will have to make hard choices, and quickly. Here’s a rundown of the biggest hurdles Pakistan is facing. Extremism …

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Pakistan election: the main players

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan election on July 25 comes after a brief but acrimonious campaign, complicated by a string of attacks — including the second deadliest bombing in Pakistan´s history — which have prompted security fears. The election represents only the second democratic transition in the  and is considered a vital step for Pakistan, with its fragile institutions and turbulent past. …

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PPP wants to strengthen system, institutions: Bilawal

CHINIOT: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) wants to make institutions and the system strong, party chairman Bilawal Bhutto said at a press conference on Thursday. He added that an alliance can be made with those stand with the PPP as per its party manifesto. Bilawal stated further that alliances have always been formed against the PPP but the party has persevered. …

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Army to perform duties according to ECP code of conducts: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said the armed forces will perform their responsibilities according to the code of conducts of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) during elections on July 25, ARY News reported. Media wing of armed forces, Inter Services Public Relations in a statement said the army chief visited Election Support …

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Monsoon arrangements reviewed

KANDHKOT – Kashmore Deputy Commissioner chaired a high level meeting with various head of departments especially irrigation, municipal and town committees to review the arrangements regarding ahead of monsoon rain and flood as well. Deputy Commissioner Raja Tarique Hussain held a meeting at his office regarding ahead of monsoon rain with various head of the departments on Wednesday. The irrigation officials briefed …

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Names of Zardari, Faryal removed from ECL

ISLAMABAD: In a significant development, the caretaker government on Wednesday removed the names of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur from the Exit Control List (ECL) as they were deemed not to be involved in a massive money laundering scam. A few days ago Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had denied that the two PPP …

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Caretaker PM reiterates to hold free, fair, transparent elections

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (Retired) Nasirul Mulk on Thursday said the caretaker government was committed to hold the general elections in a transparent manner. “The provincial government has made all necessary arrangements to make the election process transparent,” he said while talking to caretaker Punjab ministers at Governor House in Lahore. Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr Hassan Askari was …

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ECP issues notices to three more politicians over use of foul language

ISLAMABAD: After Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday issued notices to three more politicians over alleged use of foul language in their speeches. The ECP sent notices to former chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak, ex-speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman for using indecent language during …

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Protest against midnight burglary

KARACHI – Midnight burglary at the famous Bohri Bazaar, Saddar, located at downtown of the city drove shopkeepers and traders on the road staging protest against the lawlessness, here on Wednesday. The shopkeepers claimed that unidentified persons looted their shops on the wee hours of Wednesday. The incident came into notice when the shopkeepers went to workplace as per routine and found …

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