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Election reform controversy

The controversy over the election reforms seems to be escalating which has placed the government at loggerheads with the opposition and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The failure to reach consensus on the issue and hastily pass the law

Conservative judge Raisi wins Iran’s presidential election

TEHRAN: Conservative judge Ebrahim Raisi has won the presidential election in Iran, state media reported on Saturday. Three out of four candidates in Iran’s presidential election have conceded defeat hours before the interior ministry is expected to announce the official

Who are the candidates in Iran’s presidential election?

Iranians have a choice between seven mostly hardline candidates in a presidential election on Friday, June 18, a contest likely to reinforce the authority of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Clerical officials who vetted the candidates rejected several prominent moderates

PPP candidate wins Badin PS-70 by-election

BADIN: Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian (PPP-P) candidate Dada Mohammad Halepota on Thursday won the by-election on PS-70 (Matli) in Badin district. Halepota secured 46,420 votes, while his opponent Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) Maulana Gul Hassan came second by securing only 6,324

Modi’s BJP suffers setback after losing West Bengal election

KOLKATA: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist party suffered a setback when it lost the fiercely contested polls in West Bengal. Over the past month, India held its biggest democratic exercise in two years, with 175 million people eligible to

Karachi bypolls

The NA-249 by-elections have exposed the faults in our electoral system. The constituency was closely contested as anyone could emerge as the winner given the varied demographics and the electoral history in the area.   The elections saw much lower

Putin is a ‘killer’, will pay the price for election meddling: Biden

WASHINGTON: Russia called its US ambassador back to Moscow for consultations after President Joe Biden described Vladimir Putin as a “killer” who would “pay a price” for election meddling, prompting the first major diplomatic crisis for the American president. In

Senate Chairman election

This month has been rather eventful with the Senate elections and the polls for the top seats for the Upper House of parliament. The controversy has not ended as the opposition has decided to challenge the results in court, setting

PPP will challenge Senate chairman election in IHC: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that all the senators of the opposition voted for Yousaf Raza Gilani in the elections for Chairman Senate. Speaking at a dinner reception held at Zardari House in honour

48 newly-elected senators take oath

ISLAMABAD: Forty-eight newly-elected members of the Senate have been sworn in on Friday for a six-year term in the Upper House of Parliament. Presiding Officer (PO) Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah administered the oath to the newly-elected senators. In the next

SC declines to suspend ECP’s decision on Daska re-polling

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court declined a petition by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate to suspend re-polling in NA-75 (Sialkot-IV) Daska as per an earlier decision by the Election Commission of Pakistan. The ECP had declared the by-poll held on February 19

Newly-elected Senate members to be sworn on March 12

ISLAMABAD: The newly elected members of the Senate will be sworn in on March 12, the Senate Secretariat has said. The tenure of the retiring senators ends March 11 after which 48 new members of the Upper House will be

PTI’s Khurram Sher barred from casting vote in Senate elections

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Khurram Sher Zaman was barred from casting his vote in the Senate elections. Zaman arrived at the Sindh Assembly to cast his vote for the Senate elections but was stopped from voting after he was

Trump hints at 2024 presidential bid, repeats false victory claims

WASHINGTON: Former President Donald Trump told conservatives he was considering running for president again in 2024, as he reasserted dominance over the Republican Party and warned of a “struggle” for America’s very survival. Trump made the remarks during a speech

Parliament must decide on secret balloting in Senate elections: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed has said that the parliament is the forum that must decide the method of voting for Senate elections including the degree of secrecy as the court could not limit jurisdiction. The Chief

Sugar thieves and honest men

They withdrew their support and you can see the results. Everything is clearly exposed. For the past few months, some so-called political analysts have been proclaiming that the PDM meeting in Lahore failed and hence the PDM should also be

Maryam Nawaz invokes ‘meri pawri’ trend while claiming election rigging

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-president Maryam Nawaz has said the Sialkot by-polls prove that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) rigged the 2018 elections. Addressing the media in Jati Umrah on Sunday, she said the entire nation now knows how the PTI

PTI announces final candidates for Senate elections

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced the final list of candidates for the upcoming Senate elections. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry announced the final list of candidates for the Senate polls. In Balochistan, PTI had selected

Senate elections to be held on March 3

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced to hold the election for Senate on March 3, 2021. The polls will be held on 48 seats of the Upper House. The candidates can submit their nomination papers from February

ECP to announce schedule for Senate elections today

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will announce the schedule for the upcoming Senate elections on Thursday (today). The election commission has proposed to hold the poll on March 2, 3 or 4 dates and will give the final

Horse trading is rife

It is now less than a month before the expiration of the tenure of several Senators who will complete their six-year term. The ECP is set to announce the schedule for the next election while a presidential reference had also

Sheikh Rasheed advises Maulana Fazl to contest Senate elections

RAWALPINDI: Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has advised Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman to contest the upcoming Senate elections. Addressing media after laying the foundation stone of the new block of Viqar-un-Nisa Girls College in Rawalpindi, the federal

BAP’s Nusrat Shaheen elected senator unopposed

QUETTA: Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate Nusrat Shaheen has been elected unopposed a member of the Senate in the by-election on a vacant seat of the upper house of parliament from Balochistan. The seat had fallen vacant after the death

US Supreme Court dismisses Texas suit challenging election result

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court has dismissed a bid by Texas to overturn the results of the presidential election, which Donald Trump lost to Joe Biden, in a fresh setback for the president. The longshot suit lodged late Tuesday against

Trump agrees to leave office if Biden victory confirmed

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said that he would leave the White House if Joe Biden is officially confirmed the winner of the US election, making a further concession of defeat even as he railed against the “rigged” vote. Trump has

Biden solidifies presidential election win over Trump

WASHINGTON: United States President-elect Joe Biden solidified his election victory by winning the state of Georgia, while President Donald Trump said “time will tell” if another administration takes over soon. Joe Biden has won 306 votes in the state-by-state Electoral

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party wins Myanmar election

YANGON: The ruling party of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won enough parliamentary seats to form the next government. According to official general election results released on Friday, Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) had secured the

Biden’s lead widens in US election, no victory call so far

WILMINGTON: Democrat Joe Biden moved closer to winning the White House as he expanded his lead over President Donald Trump in battleground states, but television networks held off from declaring him the victor as officials continued to count votes. Trump

Biden closer to victory as Trump claims election being stolen

WASHINGTON: The nail-biting US election was on the very of finally producing a winner with Democrat Joe Biden declaring “no doubt” that he would beat President Donald Trump. Two days after the most tense election in decades, the meticulous vote-counting

Trump falsely claims victory as Biden remains confident

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory over Democratic rival Joe Biden on Wednesday with millions of votes still uncounted in a White House race that will not be decided until a handful of states complete vote-counting over the next