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  • KP govt seeks delay in tribal district elections for provincial assembly

    The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has requested the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to postpone for 20 days the first-ever provincial assembly elections which were to be held in the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) on July 2...

    The ECP had issued a notification on May 6 announcing the schedule for the provincial assembly elections...

  • Gilgit-Baltistan elections: Army deployed across all districts

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army troops have been deployed in all districts of Gilgit-Baltistan for maintenance of peace and security in the upcoming elections for the region's Legislative Assembly...

    Earlier in May, the administration had approached the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), recommending that the body requisitions military deployment at polling stations in the region’s Gilgit and Diamer districts...

  • LG elections: Army to guard 62 buildings in capital

    ISLAMABAD: While finalising a security plan and other arrangements for the upcoming local government elections in Islamabad, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday decided to request for the deployment of the army in highly sensitive buildings...

    The meeting decided to seek army deployment at 62 buildings considered highly sensitive, while the security plan of the police included the deployment of Rangers at each of the...

  • KP govt calls on army to supervise LG re-elections

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Thursday decided to call out the army to control the law and order and security situation during the re-polls of the local government which is scheduled to be held on July 5 at 356 polling stations throughout the province...

    The decision was taken during a high-level meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Amjad Ali Khan, Home Secretary Arbab Arif, Inspector General KP...

  • Army to be deployed for AJK elections

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior through a notification on Sunday assigned the army the duty of security and maintenance of peace during elections for the Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s (AJK) Legislative Assembly...

    The elections will be held on July 21...

  • Elements from army helped PML-N rig 2013 elections: Imran Khan

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has claimed that several institutions, including elements from the army, helped the PML-N win the 2013 general elections...

    The PTI chief, during an 'ice-breaker' interview to Geo News' senior journalist Hamid Mir, said that the ruling party and Nawaz Sharif had received more help than anyone else from the press, the judiciary and even the army in years past...

  • Army assures ECP of all help during elections

    ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Army Election Support Centre Lt Gen Hamooduz Zaman Khan called on Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza and discussed with him issues related to security for the general elections and army’s cooperation...

    Lt Gen Zaman held out an assurance to Justice Raza on behalf of Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa that the army would extend all possible help to the Election Commission of...

  • 'No direct role of army in July 25 elections,' DG ISPR tells Senate committee

    Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Thursday, reiterating his stance from a press conference held earlier this month, rejected the notion that the security forces had any direct role in how the July 25 elections would unfold...

    Speaking at the special session of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior, DG ISPR clarified that the army personnel are only following the Election Commission...

  • Pakistan’s provincial water disputes: a way forward

    The Water Apportionment Accord is an agreement on the sharing of waters of the Indus Basin between the provinces of Pakistan...

    The Accord was signed into effect 25 years ago on 21 March 1991 and is the most significant piece of water legislation in Pakistan after the Indus Waters Treaty, which is an agreement on sharing of waters between India and Pakistan...

  • ‘Free, fair polls under present provincial ECs not possible’

    TAXILA:  The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MNA Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Monday ruled out free and fair local bodies’ election under the present four members of the Election Commission of Pakistan...

     He was of the view that the people had lost trust in the PML-N and Election Commission of Pakistan for holding free and fair election...

  • PPP threatens sit-ins against provincial govt

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan People’s party has rejected the results of May 30 local government elections and threatened to launch a series of protest sit-ins against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and its government in the province...

    Addressing a press conference at the residence of former federal minister Arbab Alamgir here on Tuesday, PPP provincial president Khanzada Khan and former provincial president of PPP women wing Asma Alamgir urged other...

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