Leaders of the opposition parties on Sunday announced their plans to "launch protests inside and outside the parliament after Eidul Fitr" and hold an All Parties Conference (APC) to "chalk out a joint strategy on how to tackle the problems facing Pakistan".
The announcement was made by PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari at a press conference that followed an iftar-dinner he hosted at Zardari House in Islamabad and which was attended by a delegation of arch rivals-turned-allies PML-N and other major opposition parties.
WASHINGTON — Pakistani authorities on Wednesday arrested a senior leader of the Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and its affiliated Falah-e-Insaniat (FiF) charity group, which are both U.S.- and U.N.-designated terror organizations.
In a movement of rare unity, Pakistan’s political parties have united to grant increased representation to part of the western Pashtun homeland that once served as the main theater for the country’s war on terrorism.
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of Pakistan Sardar Raza Khan on Monday said that general elections 2018 were the most transparent elections held in the history of Pakistan as we received only 500 complaints against the results. He said this while addressing the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected Cabinet of the Haripur Bar Club. Sardar Raza Khan further said that to bring more transparency in the electoral process we are using modern technology and to address the voters grievances we will also introduce electronic voting machines.
The PTI government on Thursday announced the appointment of retired Brig Ijaz Shah as Interior Minister — a portfolio earlier held by Prime Minister Imran Khan himself — amidst a major reshuffle of the federal cabinet.
ISLAMABAD -- A Pakistani court has rejected the bail plea from former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently serving a seven-year jail term for corruption, his party says.
The Islamabad High Court said in its February 25 ruling that Sharif couldn't be given bail on health grounds as he was already being treated at a hospital.
ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: After a neck-and-neck contest, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) managed to win most of the seats in Sunday’s by-elections on 11 National and 24 provincial assembly seats with the PML-N seems to be edging past the PTI in Punjab.
Most of the seats where by-elections were held had been vacated by those elected on more than one seat in the July 25 general elections, including Prime Minister Imran Khan who won in all the five NA constituencies he had contested.
Arif Alvi fue elegido como el presidente número 13 de Pakistán este martes, de acuerdo con los resultados preliminares.
Las elecciones fueron llevadas a cabo en el Parlamento en la capital del país, Islamabad.
Los legisladores del Senado, la Asamblea nacional y cuatro asambleas provinciales votaron en una elección secreta.
Alvi, nominado por el partido gobernante Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) y sus aliados, ganó con 353 votos de un total de 706, según reportó un canal de televisión estatal pakistaní.
Imran Khan tomó hoy posesión del cargo de primer ministro de Pakistán en una ceremonia celebrada en Islamabad, a la que asistieron las autoridades del país asiático y exjugadores de críquet con los que ganó la copa mundial de ese deporte en 1992.
"Yo, Imran Khan, juro solemnemente que soy un musulmán y creo en la unidad y finalidad del todopoderoso Alá. Yo, con la mayor sinceridad, seré leal al país", afirmó Khan ante el presidente del país, Mamnoon Hussain.
he first session of the 15th National Assembly ended on Monday after 329 members of the lower house of the parliament took oath following their election in the July 25 countrywide polls.
Outgoing NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq administered the oath to the MNAs-elect in the 342-member house, in what is a part of only the second democratic transition in the country's history.
Opposition parties held a protest demonstration outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in Islamabad on Wednesday against alleged rigging in the July 25 general elections. PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, however, was not in attendance.
Ni los trasnochadores, ni los madrugadores, han logrado ser los primeros en conocer los resultados preliminares de las elecciones del pasado miércoles en Pakistán. La Comisión Electoral ha retrasado el anuncio de los datos provisionales inicialmente previsto para las dos de la madrugada de este jueves (las once de la noche del miércoles en la España peninsular) debido a “un fallo técnico”.
El ex primer ministro paquistaní, Nawaz Sharif, ha sido detenido, junto a su hija Maryam, cuando ambos se disponían a regresar al país. El pasado año, el Tribunal Supremo de Pakistán inhabilitó a Sharif por corrupción.
El ex primer ministro de Pakistán Nawaz Sharif ha sido condenado este miércoles a 10 años de cárcel por corrupción, según los medios locales. Sharif, de 68 años y figura clave de la política pakistaní durante las últimas cuatro décadas, apareció en los llamados Papeles de Panamá, lo que desató una investigación que ya le obligó a dejar el cargo el año pasado.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday announced changes in the schedule for General Elections 2018, however, polling date will remain the same.
The ECP said that the date for submission of nomination papers was extended for facilitating political parties.
The nomination papers can now be submitted until June 11, the ECP said, adding that candidatures for reserved seats for women and minorities could also be submitted until the same date.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday instructed aspiring candidates to submit an affidavit, detailing their assets, along with their nomination papers.
A five-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, resumed hearing of a petition filed by former National Assembly speaker Ayaz Sadiq challenging a Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict rejecting nomination papers, drafted by a parliamentary committee, for violating Article 62, 63 of the Constitution of Pakistan.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday said there was no possibility of a delay in the upcoming elections unless the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) 'becomes helpless.' Justice Nisar made the comment during the hearing of a case regarding electoral amendments — filed by the Workers Party.
All matters pertaining to elections must be completed on an urgent basis, the chief justice noted. Director-general of Election Commission Pakistan (ECP) noted that the code of conduct was formed with consensus from all political parties.