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  • How the local government elections are strengthening democracy in Pakistan

    Elections do not do much for the poor and at its worst, it may reinforce the hold of the already powerful...

    Over the years, political scientists have used terms like patronage politics, vote banks and biradari system to implicate elections in South Asia as not quite as ‘democratic’ as in liberal democracies, where presumably rational voters exercise their individual right to choose their representatives...

  • Pakistan hopes to resume talks with India after state elections

    ISLAMABAD: Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal hopes that there will be a better environment to pursue peace talks with India after the state assembly elections in the neighbouring country...

    Talking to Voice of America, he said that by March these state elections would be over and there would be a better environment to pursue peace talks with India...

  • 13 transgender people to contest elections across Pakistan

    Thirteen members of the transgender community will be contesting elections on various seats across the country, the All Pakistan Transgender Election Network (Apten) announced at a press conference in Peshawar on Wednesday...

    Apten urged political parties to look beyond catering to populations on the basis of existing gender binaries and demanding provision of security and an end to stereotyping of the community, among other demands...

  • Indian High Commissioner hopes bilateral relations will improve after elections in Pakistan

    India's High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria, while addressing a seminar in Islamabad on Thursday, hoped that the relations between India and Pakistan will improve after the 2018 general elections...

    "We hope that Pak-India relations will improve following the general elections in Pakistan," Bisaria said, adding that the two countries started facing strained relations since 1999...

  • Does the environment matter in Pakistan’s elections?

    With less than two weeks to go until Pakistan’s general elections scheduled for July 25, among the mainstream political parties only the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) have released their manifestoes...

    Imran Khan, a former star of the Pakistani cricket team who joined politics in 1996 and founded the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), has continuously reminded people of his party’s most...

  • US questions fairness of Pakistan elections

    WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday questioned the fairness of Wednesday’s elections in Pakistan adding that it shared the concerns expressed by the European Union and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan...

    “The United States shares concerns about flaws in the pre-voting electoral process, as expressed by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan,” said the department’s spokesperson Heather Nauert...

  • What role can technology play in improving Pakistan’s elections?

    The attempted rollout of the Results Transmission System (RTS) during the general elections has driven increased interest in the role technology plays in elections and the technical process of casting votes and vote tabulation...

    As the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) looks to introduce another technological solution, this time the i-Voting system for absentee voters in upcoming by-elections, what should the National Database...

  • Parties empower district units for LB elections

    PESHAWAR: Most political parties have empowered their district organisations to form electoral alliances and do seat adjustments at local level to secure the maximum possible seats in the May 30 local body elections...

    Many former nazims and councilors are believed to contest the elections independently to avoid controversies as all parties claim to have received hundreds of applications from every union council...

  • Internal rift, nepotism cost PTI dearly in LG elections

    PESHAWAR: The local government election has been a replay of the general elections where Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf suffered due to internal rifts and nepotism in distribution of election tickets...

    In Swabi, the people didn’t vote for Awami Jamhoori Ittehad Pakistan, a close ally of the PTI in the KP government...

  • EU to monitor elections in Lanka

    COLOMBO: The Euro­pean Union will send a mission to Sri Lanka at the invitation of the government to monitor the parliamentary election slated for Aug 17, Cristian Preda, a EU official who would lead the delegation, said on Tuesday...

    The 70-member team, to be known as European Union Election Observer Mission (EUEOM), will be divided into a “core group” and a “short-term group”
  • Local government elections

    However, in Pakistan’s case, the day-to-day problems affecting the common citizen particularly the poor, are not resolved, despite local government elections and functioing union, taluka and district councils, or city district governments or municipal corporations...

    In fact it will not be wrong to say that Pakistan is divided into many petty fiefdoms...

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