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  • Iran shakes up oil firm in bid to strike pre-election deals

    DUBAI: Oil minister Bijan Zanganeh has handed the running of Iran’s national oil company to a trusted ally in a push to agree long-awaited deals with global oil majors, which could be derailed by next year’s presidential polls...

    Iranian and industry sources say the NIOC reshuffle is aimed at boosting oil exports and getting some deals in place ahead of Iran’s 2017 presidential election as an internal political power struggle...

  • Report terms pre-election process ‘unfair’

    ISLAMABAD: A systematic and continuous review of the pre-election process spanning over one year by an independent think tank focused on political and public policy research and legislative strengthening indicates that “the pre-poll process has so far been unfair overall”...

    According to the “Pre-Election Assessment Report” released by Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (Pildat) here on Tuesday, the two...

  • Nawaz, Shahbaz accuse courts, NAB of pre-election rigging

    LAHORE: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has warned that the country may face “dangerous consequences” if alleged pre-poll rigging did not stop, and complained that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had been denied a level playing field in the July 25 polls...

    Only the PML-N is being targeted (by NAB and courts) which amounts to pre-poll rigging...

  • PSX extends pre-election rally with 898-point gain

    The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) extended its rally to the third day on Thursday, with the benchmark KSE-100 index gaining 898 points to close at 41,796...

    "The market turned bullish as investors took part in the pre-election rally," Topline Market Research noted...

  • EU mission praises conduct of election; criticises pre-poll 'environment', uneven playing field

    The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), which had appointed observers for the July 25 elections, said on Friday that although "there were several legal provisions aimed at ensuring a level playing field, there was a lack of equality of opportunity" provided to the contesting parties...

    Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, EU Chief Observer Michael Gahler, while releasing the EU EOM's preliminary statement on...

  • Suu Kyi supporters hold huge pre-polls rally

    YANGON: Tens of thousands of red-clad supporters gave Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi a rock-star reception, cheering and dancing as she addressed crowds in the country’s largest city before an historic election next Sunday...

    The scope and pace of that transition will be determined by the outcome of the election, in which the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party and the NLD will battle for the hearts and minds...

  • Upcoming LG polls are pre-rigged, claims PTI

    RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has said they have no confidence in the assistant commissioners and tehsil municipal officials appointed as returning officers for the upcoming local government elections...

    The party has demanded that instead, judicial officials be appointed as returning officers to avoid a repeat of 2013’s ‘election rigging’...

  • Election tribunal orders re-election in NA-125, PP-155

    LAHORE: An election tribunal on Monday ordered re-election in Lahore's NA-125 and PP-155 constituencies after irregularities on the seats were proven during the 2013 general elections...

    PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique held a press conference soon after the election tribunal ordered re-election in the NA-125 constituency...

  • Election tribunal orders re-election in NA-154, deseats PML-N lawmaker

    MULTAN: Punjab election tribunal's commission on Wednesday announced its verdict in favour of Jahangir Tareen over a petition filed by the former secretary general of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) against alleged rigging in NA-154 (Lodhran) during the 2013 general elections...

    The tribunal deseated Pakistan Muslim League—Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Muhammad Siddique Khan Baloch and ordered re-election in the constituency...

  • PTI not eligible for allotment of election symbol: Election Commission

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in a statement on Friday said that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is not eligible to be issued a election symbol in the upcoming general elections as it has failed to hold intra-party elections...

    Therefore, according to the Section 14 of the same act, PTI is no longer eligible for "allotment of election symbol in the ensuing elections", the statement added...

  • Caretaker PM, chief election commissioner meet to discuss election

    The chief election commissioner (CEC), retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza, on Tuesday called on the caretaker prime minister, retired Justice Nasirul Mulk, at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to discuss the arranges for the upcoming general elections...

    "The prime minister reiterated that the caretaker government was firmly committed to providing all possible assistance to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) towards holding...

  • Chief Election Commissioner satisfied with election arrangements after visit to ECP control room

    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Secretary Babar Yaqoob on Sunday visited the 'monitoring and control room' formed by the commission to receive complaints on election day...

    The two were given a briefing regarding the arrangements made for election day, and expressed satisfaction over the same...

  • Teammates, cricket rivals congratulate Imran Khan on election triumph

    PTI Chairman Imran Khan's former teammates and rivals have congratulated the World Cup-winning skipper after his party won the most seats in the country general election...

    The Election Commission of Pakistan said on Friday that party enjoyed a strong lead over the outgoing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) but short of an overall majority...

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