El exministro de Petróleo paquistaní Shahid Jaqan Abbasi ha presentado formalmente este lunes su candidatura para convertirse en nuevo primer ministro y ha prometido que, si se cumplen los pronósticos y sale elegido, seguirá adelante con las políticas emprendidas por Nawaz Sharif, apartado de la jefatura del Gobierno por las revelaciones de los Papeles de Panamá sobre la fortuna de su familia.
El primer ministro pakistaní, Nawar Sharif, ha anunciado su dimision tras conocerse que el Tribunal Supremo paquistaní ha decidido inhabilitarle por su responsabilidad en las sociedades de su familia en paraísos fiscalesdesveladas en los Papeles de Panamá.
El ex ministro del Petróleo de Pakistán Shahid Khaqan Abbassi será nombrado primer ministro en funciones de Pakistán, segun fuentes próximas al que será su predecesor, Nawaz Sharif, que dimitió ayer del cargo.
Pakistan’s supreme court has begun hearings that will decide the future of the prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, who is fighting for his job and contesting a damning corruption report by an investigative panel.
The supreme court is expected to order Sharif be tried Sharif on corruption charges, or disqualify him, but few expect the judges to dismiss the case after the panel tabled a damaging 254-page report into his family wealth.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) halted the notification of PPP candidate Saeed Ghani's victory in the PS-114 elections on Thursday. The ECP was hearing a petition by Muttahida Qaumi Movement - Pakistan (MQM-P) candidate Kamran Tessori for a vote recount.
QUETTA: The Election Commissioner of Balochistan, Mohammad Naeem Majeed Jaffar, has said that all arrangements have been completed for holding on July 15 by-elections in NA-260 Quetta-cum-Chagai.
The National Assembly constituency comprises some parts of Quetta, Chagai and Noshki districts. Necessary instructions have been issued to the deputy commissioners for holding free, fair and transparent elections.
The Provincial Election Commissioner said that measures had also been undertaken for conducting elections in a peaceful atmosphere.
Pakistan’s largest-ever population census kicked off on Wednesday in 63 districts of the country after a delay of 19 years.
High security was in place as thousands of enumerators backed by the military began the enormous, politically-charged count.
The weeks-long process will deploy a team of more than 300,000 people and involve 55 million forms — as well as a second, separate form distributed by the military.
“It's a very hectic process, but we are ready for it,” Nadeem Ehsan, a teacher clad in a yellow Pakistan Census 2017 jacket in Peshawar, told AFP.
ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the sub-committee of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms held in the Parliament House on Wednesday could not reach a consensus on the issue of 10 per cent mandatory participation of women in elections after the Jamiat-i-Ulema-i-Islam-F (JUI-F) and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) opposed the proposal presented by other parliamentary parties.
The JUI-F and JI stuck to their stance for only 5pc participation of women in the elections, although other parliamentary parties demanded at least 10pc participation for validation of polls.
AT long last, the lengthy process of electoral reforms seems to be moving towards its culmination as Federal Cabinet, in principle, has cleared the consensus recommendations of Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms and now these would be laid down before Parliament next month for required constitutional amendments and passage of a consolidated electoral law.
Federal Cabinet on Tuesday accorded approval to Electoral Reforms Bill – paving the way for envisaging “total financial, administrative and functional autonomy” to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
However, the bill did not touch upon implementation of articles 62 and 63 because the committee failed to evolve consensus on the issue. Hence, the issue of the implementation of ‘Sadiq’ and ‘Ameen’ for all candidates has not been touched upon in the draft legislation.
LAHORE, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reforms to Pakistan's electoral laws making it mandatory for political parties to allot five percent of their tickets to women candidates were approved on Tuesday by the federal cabinet, the country's highest decision-making body.
Under Pakistan's constitution, women are guaranteed seats through a quota system in the national parliament and regional assemblies in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces.
ISLAMABAD: Over 95 per cent of registered women voters in at least 17 National Assembly constituencies did not cast their votes in the 2013 general elections.
A document prepared by the Election Commission of Pakistan, available with Dawn, reveals that turnout of women voters was less than one per cent in five of these constituencies.
According to disaggregated voters’ data, only one woman out of the total 138,910 registered in NA-33 (Upper Dir) had exercised her right to vote.
ISLAMABAD: The government tabled on Tuesday a draft bill on electoral reforms in the National Assembly which gives complete administrative and financial powers to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), increases the election expenses limits for both National Assembly and provincial assemblies’ seats by 150 per cent and makes it mandatory for registration of any political party to have at least 1,000 members.
ISLAMABAD: The Election Bill 2016, containing detailed electoral reform package, will be presented on Tuesday before the main Parliamentary Committee on Election Reforms (PCER) envisaging that less than 10% turnout of women voters in any constituency will make the election void.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz plans to pass long-delayed legislation against “honour killings” within weeks in the wake of the high-profile murder of outspoken social media star Qandeel Baloch, the daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday.
The bill will go before a parliamentary committee as early as Thursday, said Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who is an increasingly influential member of her father's ruling party.
Turkey has sacked almost 9,000 officials in its relentless crackdown against suspected coup plotters, authorities said Monday, as the former air force chief denied masterminding the weekend's failed putsch.
With Western allies expressing alarm over fears Ankara that could reinstate the death penalty in response to Friday's dramatic coup bid, General Akin Ozturk appeared in court, looking haggard and with his ear bandaged.
Federal Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid on Tuesday said that opposition stepped back from parliamentary committee formed to finalise terms of references (ToRs) for Panama leaks inquiry.
The minister alleged that opposition parties have adopted escapism from parliamentary committee after contacting Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
He said that report has been prepared about the performance of opposition in Panama Leaks probe case that would be presented before the National Assembly in next session.
Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Gautam Bambawale on Thursday said India is ready to restore dialogue process with Pakistan on all the issues if environment for talks is pleasant.
Talking to newsmen here at a local hotel after an Iftar-dinner, he said atmosphere for resumption of talks between Pakistan and India should be improved.
He said that better atmosphere was a must for the resumption of talks between Pakistan and India so that these talks should be comprehensive and durable.
Legal experts believe that legal options are available before the Election Commission of Pakistan to disqualify the prime minister and members of his family if it really wanted to decide the petitions filed by the PPP and the PTI.
The Nation talked to senior jurists who opined that the election body could take action against those who conceal their assets under different sections of Representation of the People Act, 1976.