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  • JC finds 2013 elections 'fair and in accordance with law'

    ISLAMABAD: The judicial commission constituted to probe the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) allegations of rigging in the 2013 general election has concluded in its report that polls were in large part "organised and conducted fairly and in accordance with the law"...

    The report published on the Ministry of Law website details the findings of the three-member commission headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Nasirul Mulk...

  • There was no rigging at any level in 2013 elections, says Nawaz

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in his address on Thursday evening, took the nation into confidence over the recently published report by the judicial commission saying it has been proved that there was no rigging on any level and that the 2013 general elections were free and fair...

    The political parties did not provide any evidence of alleged rigging in elections, said the prime minister...

  • LG polls better organised than 2013 elections, says CEC

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Elec­tion Commissioner (CEC) Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan has said that the local government polls whose third and final phase in Punjab and Sindh was held on Saturday could be considered better than the 2013 general elections because of the deployment of well-trained staff and efficient security measures...

    In a video message after the polling, he said the Election Commission had successfully accomplished the task of...

  • 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...

    Khan in particular stressed that Sharif and his party were helped tremendously by elements from the armed forces in Punjab during the 2013 general elections...

  • Quality of 2018 elections declined compared to 2013: Pildat

    ISLAMABAD: An analysis has found that the quality of the 2013 election was better than the recently held polls marred by result transmission system (RTS) fiasco and complaints about the vote counting process...

    The Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (Pildat) while assessing the quality of the 2018 polls at an overall score of 51...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

    In a report submitted to the Judicial Commission investigating alleged rigging in the last elections, the ECP argued that on an overall basis the election results of both the national and provincial assemblies were “a true and fair reflection”...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    Almost all major political parties are participating in the elections, but a real contest is only expected between the two main rivals...

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