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PTI emerges as largest party in Senate

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the largest party in the Senate after winning 18 seats in the elections followed by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) with eight seats. The ruling party now had 26 seats in the Upper

Opposition alliance secures major victory in Senate election

ISLAMABAD: Polling for Senate election was completed in the National Assembly along with two provincial assemblies –Sindh and Balochistan. The counting of votes is currently underway. In a major upset to the government, the joint opposition candidate Yousuf Raza Gilani

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

Even a single extra vote will be bonus for PPP: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has declared victory in the Senate elections even before the voting has been concluded for the polls. Speaking to media, the PPP chairperson said the Pakistan Democrat Movement (PDM) will emerge

PM Imran Khan casts vote for Senate election

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has cast his vote for the Senate elections on Wednesday at the Parliament House. The prime minister arrived at the Assembly hall also interacted with the MNAs of PTI and allied parties. He received a

Secret balloting and transparency

The Supreme Court announced its opinion on the presidential reference regarding the Senate elections and maintained that polls will be through secret ballot. The move was not entirely surprising as the court was expected to refer the matter to parliament

Senate elections will be held by secret balloting: Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday issued its verdict on a presidential ordinance seeking an open ballot in the upcoming Senate elections. The top court has ruled that the secret balloting will be held for the Senate polls

SHC allows PPP’s Palwasha Khan to contest Senate elections

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) dismissed on Monday an appeal challenging the acceptance of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Palwasha Khan’s nomination papers for the Senate elections. A two-judge bench of the court comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and

ECP should take steps ensuring transparency in Senate elections: Shibli

PESHAWAR: Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said the Supreme Court’s judgement in the presidential reference is “historic” under which the Senate elections will be held as per the constitution. Speaking to the media, the minister said the apex court has

Sarwar denies seat adjustment with PML-N in Senate polls

LAHORE: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has dismissed the notion of seat adjustment with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the upcoming Senate polls on March 3. Speaking to media at a golf and social club, he said the PTI government

Senate election strategy

The Senate elections are just days away and all political parties have geared up campaigning for the polls. The elections are seen with keen interest as it could devise further course of action for the government and even the opposition

SHC allows Saifullah Abro to contest Senate elections

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has allowed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Saifullah Abro to contest the upcoming Senate elections after he was earlier declared ineligible. Saifullah Abro had challenged the rejection of his nomination papers for the forthcoming Senate

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

Gillani meet Shehbaz Sharif in court, discusses Senate elections

LAHORE: Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani met Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif at a courtroom and discussed the upcoming Senate elections. Shehbaz Sharif was brought for the Ramzan Sugar Mills case hearing in the accountability court where

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

Zardari assures Gilani victory in Senate elections

KARACHI: Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday met with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto in Karachi. Gilani was accompanied by former Governor Punjab Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood during the meeting and discussed

Federal ministers call on MQM leaders, Governor Sindh

KARACHI: A delegation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led by the Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Sunday visited the office of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P). Both parties discussed the ongoing political situation in the country and deliberated

Senate elections: ECP issues production orders for lawmakers under custody

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued production orders for detained lawmakers so they can cast their vote in the upcoming Senate elections on March 3. ECP has allowed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, his son Hamza

PTI nominates Gurdeep Singh as first Sikh candidate for Senate

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) made history by nominating Sardar Gurdeep Singh in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the Senate, making him the province’s first visibly-Sikh representative in the upper house. Sardar Gurdeep Singh is not the first Sikh to receive a ticket

PTI, PML-N candidates win Senate seats unopposed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Azam Nazir Tarar and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Barrister Ali Zafar have won the technocrat seats unopposed in the Senate. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed the scrutiny of nomination papers of candidates for

PTI to emerge as single largest party in Senate: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will emerge as the single largest party in Senate. In a statement on Twitter, Fawad Chaudhry claimed said that the ruling party will secure 28 to 30

PTI parliamentary board retains Faisal Vawda for Senate elections

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan had decided to retain the decision to nominate Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda for the Senate elections, despite the rift within party leaders in Sindh. The prime minister convened a meeting of the

Nine lawmakers unable to cast votes during Senate polls

ISLAMABAD: Nine lawmakers including one from the National Assembly and eight others from the provincial assemblies will be unable to cast their votes during the upcoming Senate elections after failing to submit their asset details to the election commission. The

PTI challenges Gillani’s nomination papers for Senate polls

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has challenged the acceptance of nomination papers of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani for Senate elections. PTI’s Fareed Rehman filed an objection in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)

Qureshi arrives in Karachi amid rift over awarding Senate tickets

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is facing a severe rift after the nomination of Federal Minister Faisal Vawda and wealthy constructor Saifullah Abro for the Senate elections from Sindh. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has reached Karachi on Monday morning

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

Finance Minister submits nomination papers for Senate election

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Abdul Hafeez Sheikh on Saturday submitted his nomination papers for the Senate election. The federal minister along with his fellow cabinet members, Azam Swati, Hammad Azhar and others reached the office of the

Senate elections: PPP candidates from Sindh submit nomination papers

KARACHI: The candidates of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) from Sindh have submitted their nomination papers for the upcoming Senate elections. Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah visited the provincial election commission office on Saturday for the submission

Senate elections: ECP extends last date for filing nomination papers

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has extended the last date for filing nomination papers by a day for the upcoming Senate elections. The candidates now can submit their nomination papers until February 15, the commission said in its

PTI forms committee to probe horse-trading in Senate polls

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to launch an investigation against legislators who were exposed in a video regarding horse-trading during 2018 Senate elections. A three-member committee has been formed to launch a thorough investigation against vote trading by