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September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Iraqi parliament elects pro-Iran candidate as speaker

BAGHDAD: The Iraqi parliament elected the candidate of a pro-Iran list as speaker on Saturday, paving the way for the formation of a government more than four months after legislative polls. The country has been in political paralysis since the May 12 ballot, but the election of a speaker is expected to solidify new parliamentary alliances. Iraq has a proportional 2

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Low gas pressure irks residents

PESHAWAR: Residents of Northern Garden Colony on Warsak Road have complained against the non-availability of natural gas, which has badly affected their routine life. Talking to reporters on Saturday, Fazal Mehmood Khan, chairman of Northern Garden Colony Society, said that they had been complaining against the low gas pressure for the last one year but to no avail 4

September 12, 2018 4:46 PM Sarfraz Bugti wins election on vacated Senate seat

Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate Sarfraz Bugti on Wednesday won the election on a Senate seat vacated by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MPA Naimatullah Zehri. According to the official result announced by Returning Officer Niaz Ahmed Baloch, Bugti secured 37 of the total 61 votes — almost double the tally of Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal's Rehmatullah

September 10, 2018 4:27 PM PTI candidate Shaukat Yousafzai wins PK-23 Shangla seat in re-polling

Peshawar: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Shaukat Yousafzai has won Pakhtunkhwa Assembly PK-23 Shangla seat in re-polling in the constituency, according to unofficial and unconfirmed results. According to unofficial and unconfirmed results of 135 polling stations of the provincial constituency, Shaukat Yousafzai has won the seat after security

September 9, 2018 12:00 AM JUI-F not afraid of threats, says Akram

BANNU: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) senior leader and Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Akram Khan Durrani said on Saturday they were not afraid of suicide blasts and threats and would continue to raise voice for their rights. He was speaking at a public gathering at Mandan Park in connection with the upcoming by-poll. Akram Durrani said the Huwaid

September 4, 2018 12:00 AM Nomination papers of Shujaat, Moonis accepted

LAHORE: Nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League (PML) President Ch Shujaat Hussain from NA-65 Talagang and Moonis Elahi's from NA-69 Gujrat were accepted. Both leaders are joint candidates of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and enjoy full support of local bodies representatives, former parliamentarians, notables

September 3, 2018 2:54 PM Presidential election on Tuesday, preparations completed

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed preparations for holding of presidential election on Tuesday (Sept 4). According to an ECP official, the polling for the election of President of Pakistan will be held at the Parliament House Islamabad and provincial assembly buildings of all the four provinces. Three candidates, including 3

September 2, 2018 9:55 PM Imran Khan to put Pakistan on path of development, believes Fehmida Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr Fehmida Mirza on Sunday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is sincere and courageous to put the country on the track of development and prosperity. Taking to media, she said Imran Khan would bring political and economic stability in the country by resolving all national issues, adding that Pakistan

August 27, 2018 2:08 AM 35 lost race for NA despite getting over 100,000 votes

ISLAMABAD: Even after securing more than 100,000 votes, at least 35 candidates for various National Assembly constituencies across the country lost the last month’s electoral battle including some with a thin margin that remained below the number of rejected votes in their respective constituencies. A detailed analysis of the official results shows that 126 candidates 7

August 15, 2018 3:21 PM ECP forms provincial tribunals to redress election-related grievances

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday announced that it has formed 20 special tribunals to address any election-related grievances of the candidates. The elections regulator, via a notification, stated that high court judges shall be presiding the commissioned tribunals. A total of four tribunals have been formed for Sindh, three for Balochistan 3