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  • ECP rejects plea to cancel registration of Pakistan Rah-i-Haq Party

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected a petition seeking to cancel the registration of the Pakistan Rah-i-Haq Party (PRHP), which allegedly has links with the banned outfit Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ)...

    Petitioner Gul Zohra Rizvi’s lawyer appeared before a two-member bench of the ECP headed by the Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza and argued that Muavia Azam, son of Maulana Azam Tariq —...

  • PPP to contest LG polls despite concerns about ECP

    KARACHI: Senior Sindh Minister Nisar Ahmad Khurho has termed the statement of Senator Rehman Malik that the Pakistan Peoples Party was considering resigning from parliament his “personal opinion”...

    He also made it clear that the PPP’s objections against the Election Commission of Pakistan continued to stand, but it would not leave the field of local government elections open whether the ECP members resigned or not...

  • ECP extends date for disposal of delimitation appeals

    BAHAWALPUR: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has extended the date of the disposal of the objections/appeals against the proposed/preliminary delimitations of the union councils and wards in the rural as well as urban areas across the province for the upcoming local government polls...

    Dawn has learnt that the ECP has now fixed July 26 for the decisions on the appeals on the preliminary delimitations...

  • KP govt was responsible for law, order during LG polls: ECP

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan said on Monday that maintaining law and order during the local bodies’ elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was the sole responsibility of the provincial government...

    The commission said in a statement that an impression had been created that maintaining peace during the polls was the responsibility of the ECP...

  • Information minister accuses ECP of being ‘lenient’ towards PTI chief

    ISLAMABAD: Informa­tion Minister Pervaiz Rasheed has accused the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) of being lenient towards Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan...

    Addressing a press conference at the Press Information Department on Tuesday, he criticised the ECP’s recent decisions and termed the commission biased against the PML-N...

  • Opp urged to boycott LG polls under current ECP

    LAHORE: PML-Q senior leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has asked opposition parties to remain firm on their stance of boycotting the local government elections until resignation of the sitting members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)...

    In a statement issued on Monday, he said there was no guarantee that LG elections would be held in a free, fair and transparent manner in the presence of the current members of the ECP...

  • Imran offers re-election to parties and ECP

    ISLAMABAD: As the controversies surrounding last week’s local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa deepen, the provincial ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is finding it difficult to respond in an effective manner...

    Perhaps this was why a visibly perturbed PTI chief offered on Tuesday to hold re-elections if the contesting political parties and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) believed his party had influenced...

  • ECP voids Dir by-poll result over women vote bar

    ISLAMABAD: Nearly a month after a men-only turnout in a by-election in PK-95 Dir sparked a nationwide controversy, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) — in a landmark verdict — on Tuesday declared the polls void because of the disenfranchisement of women...

    Though the practice of keeping women from voting has continued unchecked for years under verbal and written agreements between candidates and political parties in several...

  • Aleem unleashes tirade against ECP

    LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s NA-122 candidate Abdul Aleem Khan has denounced the Election Commission of Pakistan’s chief as well as all four members for their ‘coward’ decision on his petition to declare the election null and void – alleging that they are getting small favours for their relatives...

    He said he would continue haunting the PML-N by pursuing his case in the Supreme Court and urged party chief Imran Khan to visit...

  • ECP issues notice to Imran, Fazl for violation of code of conduct

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notices to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman for violation of the code of conduct ahead of by-elections in PK-8 (Peshawar)...

    An official of the ECP told Dawn that district election commissioner Inayatullah Khan Wazir, who is returning officer for the polls scheduled for May 12, had issued the...

  • ECP postpones local body polls in Sanghar, Badin

    KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), on the request of Sindh government, has postponed the local government elections in Sanghar and Badin districts...

    Fresh dates for the polls will be fixed after visible improvement in law and order situation in both the districts, said a notification issued by the ECP...

  • Second phase of LG polls: Sanghar, Hafizabad potential trouble spots: ECP

    A meeting of the Election Com­mission of Pakistan (ECP), chaired by Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan, was informed by provincial election commissioners that “extraordinary troop deployment” would be needed in the two districts in view of the tensions prevailing there...

    The ECP dropped a case relating to code of conduct violation against federal Minister for Housing Akram Khan Durrani after he...

  • Efforts under way to plug loopholes in coming polls, says ECP secy

    KARACHI: The secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan, Babar Yaqub Fateh Muhammad, has said that efforts are being made to ensure that the loopholes of the 2013 general elections be plugged in the coming local government elections in Sindh and Punjab...

    ECP officials Atta-ur-Rahman, Abbas Ali Khan and Sindh Election Commissioner Tanveer Zaki were also present...

  • ECP ruling on PTI’s intra-party polls postponed to 13th

    ISLAMABAD: For a second time, the Elec­tion Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday post­poned announcement of its verdict on a petition that challenged Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s intra-party elections won by the panel led by PTI chairman Imran Khan in June this year...

    Earlier, the ECP had announced that the verdict would be announced on Nov 28, but due to the absence of two members of the commission, it was postponed till Dec 5...

  • PTI says it wanted to expose ECP flaws

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf told the National Assembly on Monday that it never expected that the government would be wrapped up as a result of the report of poll inquiry commission...

    Know more: Judicial commission verdict is against ECP, says Imran KhanPTI’s deputy parliamentary leader in the National Assembly Shah Mehmood Qureshi said: “Let me say on oath that PTI’s only objective behind the setting up of the judicial...

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