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  • ECP asked to provide details of ballot papers printed for 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Ombudsman’s Secretariat has taken notice of the refusal by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to provide record pertaining to ballot papers printed for 2013 general elections to an applicant, observing that it was not justified and amounted to a violation of spirit of the Freedom of Information Ordinance (FIO) 2002...

    2013 by the federal Ombudsman’s institutional reforms act, 2013,” the communiqué sent to...

  • Japanese reporter died in 2013 after 159 hours of overtime

    NHK reporter Miwa Sado, 31, who had been covering political news in Tokyo, was found dead in her bed in July 2013, reportedly clutching her mobile phone...

    Sato covered Tokyo assembly elections for the broadcaster in June 2013 and an upper-house vote for the national parliament the following month...

  • ECP rejects PTI claim of manipulation of 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected on Wednesday Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s claim that the 2013 general elections were systematically manipulated or influenced by design...

    About unauthorised printing of additional ballot papers and delivery, the ECP said the process of procurement of papers for printing of ballot papers was an exclusive responsibility of the Printing Corporation of Pakistan and the Pakistan...

  • Turkey acquits all 26 leaders of 2013 protests

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Wednesday acquitted more than two dozen activists who helped launch mass protests in 2013 against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after a trial slammed by rights campaigners...

    The 26 suspects are all leaders of Taksim Solidarity, an umbrella group of civil society, union and political groups at the forefront of the May-June 2013 demonstrations that marked the biggest challenge yet to the dominance of the...

  • ECP rejects ex-official’s allegations of rigging in 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has dismissed allegations levelled by its former additional secretary Mohammad Afzal Khan that the 2013 general elections were massively rigged and said that no proof exists to substantiate his claims...

    Afzal Khan claimed in a television interview that people’s mandate was stolen in the 2013 elections and he accused former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry of being involved...

  • Pundits predict repeat of voting patterns from 2013 election

    RAWALPINDI: The results of the cantonment board elections are likely to be a reflection of the results of the 2013 elections with Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N and Imran Khan’s PTI emerging as the two strongest parties...

    In the 2013 general elections, PML-N won NA-52, where Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was the successful candidate, and NA-54 where Malik Abrar was victorious...

  • Most voters stay loyal to their 2013 favourites

    LAHORE: Despite being witness to so many tumultuous political happenings since the last time the nation went to polls, a good number of voters in NA-120 still side with the party on the polling day they had voted for in 2013...

    Those loyal to the PML-N said the Panama Papers revelations about the ruling Sharifs had not diminished their support for their leader Nawaz Sharif...

  • Call to probe release of Rs480bn for clearing circular debt in 2013

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday adopted a special report by a house committee recommending a probe by the National Acc­ountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal In­vesti­gation Agency (FIA) into the dubious release of Rs480 billion to independent power producers (IPPs) to clear the circular debt in 2013...

    It also directs the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to recover the said amount from the IPPs...

  • ‘E-tabulation failed in 2013 polls due to lack of legal cover’

    ISLAMABAD: An automated Results Management System (RMS) is the best way to ensure better electoral practices, but Pakistan’s experience with using such a system in the 2013 general elections was not completely successful because it lacked legislative cover, an electoral expert told Dawn on Wednesday...

    While most lawmakers, and even the CEC, agreed that the RMS was the best idea moving forward, nobody seemed to dwell on the reason for...

  • PML-N calls for probe into award of pre-2013 LPG quotas

    During a debate on the audit objections of the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL), MNA Junaid Anwar Chaudhry, a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), urged its chairman, Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah, to order the OGDCL managing director to investigate how the LPG quota was awarded over the past 15 years...

    Junaid Chaudhry termed it LPG leaks, on the lines of the Panama Papers leaksPTI’S SUPPORT: Incidentally, they...

  • Ghosts of 2013 still haunt PML-N ahead of Islamabad LG polls

    Since losing the NA-48 seat in the federal capital, the PML-N has not yet recovered from the internal divisions within its local cadres that cost it the 2013 elections, and similar trends are visible in their preparations for the LG polls...

    “I lost the general elections not because the PTI candidate was on sound footing, but because of backstabbers within my own party,” Ashraf Gujjar, the PML-N candidate from NA-48 for the August...

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