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    Ragging In Pakistan Election 2013 Result

  • 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...

  • 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...

    On the show, Haque said a "grand scheme" had been hatched between Pakistan, the United States, Saudi Arabia and Kayani to make Nawaz Sharif win the 2013 election...

  • IPPs funded PML-N election campaign in 2013, claims Imran

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has levelled a fresh allegation against the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that the party received kickbacks and commissions from Independent Power Produ­cers (IPPs) and used the money to win the 2013 general elections...

    Substantiating his claim, the PTI chairman alleged that the PML-N government soon after coming into power paid Rs400 billion...

  • Election 2013 — between hope and despair

    The 2013 general elections, the tenth since 1970, had offered the country a reason to rejoice because for the first time in history, a democratically-elected government had managed to complete its tenure and hand over the reins of power to the one elected next...

    Take a look: Photos from Pakistan elections 2013…not the usual voting onesWithin months following the 2008 elections, dictator retired General Pervez Musharraf had to vacate...

  • EU mission terms election satisfactory, calls it better than 2013

    ISLAMABAD: The chief observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission to Pakistan, Michael Gahler, has said that apart from a few incidents of terrorism, the overall situation of the general election was satisfactory...

    Though we will release our preliminary report on Friday and a detailed report will be released later after assessing the overall situation, there is improvement as compared to the previous election held in...

  • Gold dips as German election result knocks euro

    LONDON: Gold fell on Monday as the prospect of a fractured parliament in Germany after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s less than resounding election victory knocked the euro lower...

    6pc against the dollar and southern European government bonds sold off after the German election result sparked fears of a more hardline stance towards the euro zone in the bloc’s largest economy...

  • Civil society challenges PK-95 election result

    ISLAMABAD: Civil society activists on Monday submitted a petition to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) challenging the results of the by-elections in PK-95, Lower Dir, on the grounds that women were not allowed to vote...

    The petition which was initiated by human rights activist Farzana Bari, was signed by activists from various non-governmental organisations including Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)...

  • ‘Women’s votes should determine election result’

    ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee on Wednesday recommended to the National Assembly to pass a law requiring fresh polling in a constituency if less than 10pc of the registered female voters cast their vote in an election...

    Members of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs proposed the step after the Secretary of the Election Commission told them in a briefing that some of the political parties were not...

  • Candidates call for announcement of by-election result

    GWADAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has failed to announce the result of by-election of PB-50-Turbat-3 where polling was held on Dec 31...

    All the four candidates — Mir Muhammad Akram Dashti of the National Party, Akbar Askani of PML-N, Mir Muhammad Ali Rind of Balochistan National Party-A and independent Lala Khurshid — have been claiming victory and massive rigging in the election...

  • In last debate, Trump suggests he may reject election result

    Republican candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested he might reject the outcome of the Nov 8 US presidential election if he loses, a possibility his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton called “horrifying”...

    Also read: Trump offers to help reduce India-Pakistan tensionsIn a fiery debate that centered more on policy than the earlier showdowns, Trump accused Clinton's campaign of orchestrating a series of accusations by women who said...

  • 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,...

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