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  • Amid predictions of early polls, parliament begins a ‘quieter’ new year

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain will take the podium for a second time on Thursday to open the third year of the current parliament, even as a boastful opposition leader predicted that the year may be interrupted about halfway through by fresh elections...

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan sounded the drums of war when the president opened this parliament’s second year on June 2, 2014...

  • The hazards of early predictions

    In some cases, the witnesses to the event, the celebrated observers as they are reverently addressed as, are much ahead of the actual parties in their preparations for an election...

    Unfortunately, the mother of them all, the 1970 election is not amongst them, purely because it took me longer than some others to be truly aware of what was happening around me...

  • Opposition slammed over frequent govt fall predictions

    LAHORE: Prime Minis­ter Nawaz Sharif on Friday used the occasion of inauguration of a road project to criticise the opposition for issuing every now and then prophecies about the fall of his government and resorting to politics of allegations...

    Referring to Mr Rashid without mentioning his name, the prime minister said: “Three and a half years have passed during these predictions...

  • Beware hasty predictions of Fed’s next move

    By limiting the demand for exports and damping corporate revenue from overseas sales, a weaker global economy tends to hold back US expansion...

    In fact, the global conditions would only marginally enter into consideration for Fed officials if this weakness wasn’t contributing to instability in financial markets...

  • Sans official budget, KP makes bold predictions

    KHYBER Pakhtunkhwa has failed to announce a budget for the year 2018-19...

    Though the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) government had declared laying out financial plans for the new fiscal year, political differences with coalition partners and new orders from the party leadership proved it would not be so...

  • 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...

  • Gen Kayani influenced 2013 election, says PTI's Naeemul Haque

    Remarks made by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Spokesperson Naeemul Haque on a TV show have landed him in hot water, as he alleged that former chief of army staff Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had rigged the last General Election...

    ""I have not accused General Kayani of anything but asked him for clarification of insinuations levelled against him in a national newspaper," he added...

  • IPPs funded PML-N election campaign in 2013, claims Imran

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has levelled a fresh allegation against the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that the party received kickbacks and commissions from Independent Power Produ­cers (IPPs) and used the money to win the 2013 general elections...

    Substantiating his claim, the PTI chairman alleged that the PML-N government soon after coming into power paid Rs400 billion...

  • Election 2013 — between hope and despair

    The 2013 general elections, the tenth since 1970, had offered the country a reason to rejoice because for the first time in history, a democratically-elected government had managed to complete its tenure and hand over the reins of power to the one elected next...

    Take a look: Photos from Pakistan elections 2013…not the usual voting onesWithin months following the 2008 elections, dictator retired General Pervez Musharraf had to vacate...

  • EU mission terms election satisfactory, calls it better than 2013

    ISLAMABAD: The chief observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission to Pakistan, Michael Gahler, has said that apart from a few incidents of terrorism, the overall situation of the general election was satisfactory...

    Though we will release our preliminary report on Friday and a detailed report will be released later after assessing the overall situation, there is improvement as compared to the previous election held in...

  • Foreign tourists to Pakistan more than triple since 2013

    As terrorism recedes in Pakistan, tourism appears to be on the rise, with more than thrice the number of international tourists travelling to the country in 2016 as compared to just three years ago, Bloomberg reported...

    Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) data showed that international tourists have more than tripled since 2013 to 1...

  • 122 ‘sectarian incidents’ took place in Pakistan since 2013, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has been informed that 122 sectarian incidents have taken place all over the country since June 2013 and 10 banned organisations have claimed responsibility, or found involved during investigations, of 91 of them...

    According to a written reply to a question by MNA Saman Sultana Jafri of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal states that 56 sectarian incidents took place in Punjab,...

  • LHC upholds 2015 PFF election but confusion persists

    And now, with a verdict from the Lahore High Court (LHC) in his favour, he is set to be reinstated on Wednesday as the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) president — a position he’s held on to since 2003...

    After a legal case spanning almost three years, Hayat has been restored to his position after the PFF elections held on 30 June 2015 were upheld according to an uncertified copy of the judgment seen by Dawn...

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