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    Pakistan Polls 2013

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • ‘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...

    Experts, lawmakers and stakeholders at ‘Technology in Elections’ – a seminar hosted by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and...

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

    ISLAMABAD: The confusion plaguing the government and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding the local government elections in the capital appears to have spread to the ruling PML-N as well, whose campaign for the upcoming polls hasn’t gotten off to an auspicious start...

    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 polls did not reflect true will of people: PTI

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) claimed before the poll inquiry commission on Monday that it had discharged its burden by providing documents and evidence to prove that the 2013 general elections did not reflect the true will of the people and were thus doubtful...

    At the same time, the PTI accused the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) of suppressing the record, material and documents when it should have provided...

  • 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...

    The polls in Punjab and Sindh were held in three phases — on Oct 31, Nov 19 and Dec 5...

  • ‘De-seating of MNAs confirms 2013 polls were rigged’

    PESHAWAR: PTI leader Dr Fauzia Kasuri on Thursday said the de-seating of three PML-N MNAs over irregularities in the May 2013 elections had vindicated her party’s stand that the current federal government had come into being as a result of fraudulent elections and therefore, it lacked public mandate to stay in power...

    Dr Fauzia said the PTI’s four months long sit-in in Islamabad had played an instrumental role in the election...

  • Mistakes of 2013 polls won’t be repeated, CEC assures PTI

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan has assured the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf that technical mistakes made during the 2013 polls will not be repeated in the next general elections...

    Mr Khan replied in the negative when asked if the PTI would boycott the by-polls if there was no change in the ECP set-up and said he was not the one who would flee the arena...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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