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  • Murad Ali Shah advises federal govt to come out from its 'jalsa mode'

    Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday said that the federal government was in dire need of "switching from the present jalsa mode to government mode", as decisions such as awarding citizenship and undertaking garbage disposal work cannot be announced in public gatherings...

    “It is my request to the present (federal) government to switch from its present jalsa mode to the desired government mode,” he said...

  • Four dacoits dodge 500 policemen

    VEHARI: Police have failed to find any clue to four members of a dacoits’ gang which kept police engaged for three days near Chak 113-WB and killed a tracker and a constable in the shootout...

    The outlaws who had taken refuge in corn fields managed to break the police siege laid by over 500 policemen from Multan, Lodhran, Khanewal and Vehari
  • Pakistan may dodge adverse impact of Gulf crisis

    KARACHI: The diplomatic crisis in the Gulf is not expected to impact Pakistan adversely in the immediate future, business leaders said, but advised the government to stay neutral to ensure steady trade ties and uninterrupted import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar...

    In a dramatic decision earlier this week, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf states broke off ties with Qatar
  • 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...

    Read: Judicial commission: PTI pins hopes on ECPThe ECP, however, said that there might have been irregularities and malpractices in individual constituencies and petitions and appeals on these had already been pending either before the election...

  • Gen Kayani influenced 2013 election, says PTI's Naeemul Haque

    Remarks made by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Spokesperson Naeemul Haque on a TV show have landed him in hot water, as he alleged that former chief of army staff Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had rigged the last General Election...

    Hours later, the PTI leader issued a clarification saying in a tweet: "My comments on Geo last night about General Kayani were my own and do not reflect [the] party['s] stance in any way...

  • 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...

    “We have produced the ocular testimony, documents, articles of newspapers, compact discs (CD) and now the identification of the material and evidence was the...

  • 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...

    The assurance was given to a PTI delegation, headed by Chairman Imran Khan, which had called on the CEC here on Wednesday...

  • PTI was ill-prepared for 2013 poll, admits Imran

    LAHORE: Admitting Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf did not contest the 2013 general election with full preparation, chairman Imran Khan claimed the party was now ready to take the “Sharif mafia” by the horns...

    “The PTI volunteers and their passion must defeat the paid (social media) mafia of the Sharifs’ PML-N,” he said, adding the next general election would decide the fate of youth in Pakistan...

  • 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 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...

    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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