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Police,Campaigning in Polling Stations, Suspicious Voting Patterns Observed in By-Polls

UNS REPORT ISLAMABAD: Heavy presence of police personnel inside polling stations, unlawful campaigning, and suspicious voting patterns marked the by-elections on February 18 in three provincial constituencies of Sindh and Punjab, according to a preliminary observation report issued Tuesday by Free and Fair Election Network …

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PTI moves ECP to stop doling out of 27500 plots among Jiyalas by PPP Sindh Govt

ISLAMABAD-UNS: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has urged Chief Election Commissioner Justice (R) Fakharuddin G Ebrahim to take notice of the distribution of 27,500 plots from the state property in Sindh to Jiayalas under the Sindh Government’s plots-for-votes policy for winning loyalties of voters in the upcoming …

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MQM provincial ministers submit resignations to Governor Sindh

BY AMIN KHAN KARACHI: Provincial ministers from the Muttahida Quami Movement have submitted their resignations to Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad. The MQM members acting as advisors in the provincial government will tender their resignations to Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah. Resignations have been submitted …

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PTI raises objections against appointment of Shaukatullah as new KPK governor

WTP REPORT ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary Information Shafqat Mahmood has expressed serious concerns on behalf of his party against the appointment of Engineer Shaukatullah Khan as the new Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), terming the appointment as a violation of the provisions of the 18th …

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PML-Q: election time or defection time

ISLAMABAD: With the general elections round the corner, political parties are busy hunting for candidates and allies to secure the maximum number of seats in the federal and provincial legislatures. All except the Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q), though, the most urgent task for …

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Assemblies lack mandate to create new provinces: LHC

BY RANA TAHIR LAHORE, Feb 1: Hearing petitions questioning legal status of a parliamentary commission on new provinces, the Lahore High Court on Friday observed that the incumbent assemblies had no mandate to create new provinces. Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan pointed out that the political …

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Tehrik Suba Hazara to stage sit-in on Wednesday

ISLAMABAD: This was announced by Chairman of Tehrik Suba Hazara, Baba Haider Zaman while talking to the media. He asked the government to form a commission for Hazara province without wasting further time. “If government turns to deaf to this genuine demand, then countrywide civil …

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New province announcement ‘a ploy to delay polls’: Shahbaz Sharif

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif said Monday that Southern Punjab and Bahawalpur should be two separate provinces. Speaking to the media alongside Chaudhry Nisar following a PML-N meeting, Shahbaz Sharif was critical of the announcement for the formation of the Bahawalpur South Punjab province, …

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PML-Q supports Hazara province: Elahi

MANSEHRA: Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi has said the Pakistan Muslim League-Q will forge electoral alliance with other religious parties also after Sunni Ittehad Council. Addressing a public meeting in Mansehra on Sunday‚ he said his party favoured Hazara and vowed to create the …

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Shireen Mazari resigns from PTI

ISLAMABAD: Central Vice President of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Dr Shireen Mazari on Wednesday resigned from her basic party membership, citing differences “purely based on political issues”. In messages posted on social media website Twitter, Mazari said: “I have given in my resignation from …

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