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    Us Election Rigging In Pakistan

  • JUI-F alleges organised rigging, seeks re-election

    MARDAN: Terming the May 30 local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a big fraud in the history of the country, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl has demanded re-election in the province and called an all-party conference on June 6 to devise a strategy against what it called rigged election...

    Speaking at a press conference here on Tuesday, party’s provincial general secretary Maulana Shujaul Mulk also claimed that organised rigging...

  • Election tribunal dismisses PTI petition alleging rigging in NA-118

    LAHORE: An election tribunal dismissed a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) Hamid Zaman, which had alleged rigging during the 2013 general elections in Lahore's NA-118 constituency, upholding Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) MNA Riaz Malik's victory...

    Hamid Zaman had urged the tribunal to disqualify MNA Riaz Malik on grounds of rigging...

  • Imran accuses Zardari, Sharif of election rigging

    MUZAFFARABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan alleged on Wednesday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari rigged elections to reach the corridors of power to commit corruption...

    He said that due to corruption in Pakistan, overseas Kashmiris were reluctant to return and make investments here...

  • BNP-M fears rigging in NA-260 by-election

    QUETTA: The Baloch­is­tan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) has expressed the fear that some political parties may try to rig by-election in the National Assem­b­ly constituency NA-260...

    Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, BNP-M information secretary Agha Hassan alleged that Baloch and Pakhtun nationalist parties, which are coalition partners of the provincial government, were using state machinery to help their candidate in...

  • 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...

    “A new history of rigging is being written...

  • ANALYSIS: Perceptions of election rigging

    Saima Shaukat is a die-hard supporter of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), and was among the people who had gathered at Lalak Chowk in Defence Housing Authority, Lahore, to stage a sit-in against the alleged rigging in the 2013 election...

    But this time around, she has no concerns about rigging...

  • Mengal calls for probe into election ‘rigging’

    QUETTA: Balochistan Nati­onal Party-Mengal (BNP-M) president Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal has supported the call for forming an independent commission to investigate allegations of rigging in the July 25 elections...

    Speaking to media personnel here on Sunday, he said though his party had won seats both in national and provincial assemblies he was in favour of conducting investigation into allegations of rigging...

  • Opposition parties prepare to protest against election rigging

    RAWALPINDI: Opposition parties including PPP, PML-N and Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) have started preparing for a protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Aug 8...

    He told Dawn PPP was also affected by rigging in the elections and that it will also protest in various parts of the city after Aug 8...

  • Senate body to probe election rigging allegations via parliamentary commission

    ISLAMABAD: A Senate panel on Wednesday expressed concerns over alleged rigging and irregularities in the July 25 elections and said that after the formation of the new government, it will form a parliamentary commission to probe the matter...

    The Senate Standing Committee on Interior met at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services with Senator Rehman Malik in the chair...

  • Sattar, MQM-P leaders allege rigging, challenge election results in SHC

    Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar and five other party members filed petitions in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Saturday, alleging that their defeat in the recent general elections was a result of rigging...

    Amir Moeen Pirzada from NA-241, Waqar Shah from PS-97, Masood Mehmood from PS-98, Asif Ali Khan from PS-126 and Jamal Ahmed from PS-130 also filed petitions, urging the high court to order recounting...

  • PML-N proposes 4 names for committee to probe alleged election rigging

    The PML-N on Monday decided on four names to be put forward for an investigative committee that is to be formed to probe allegations of rigging in the July 25 elections...

    Last week, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government had agreed to form a parliamentary committee on the opposition’s demand to probe charges of rigging in the elections...

  • Investigation into alleged rigging during Daska by-poll more important than re-election: Nawaz

    PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that an investigation into the alleged rigging in the NA-75 (Daska) by-polls was more important than the upcoming re-election in the entire constituency on March 18...

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday, while hearing an application by PML-N candidate Syeda Nosheen Iftikhar, declared the by-poll held in the constituency on February 19 as null and void after suspicions that...

  • 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...

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