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October 21, 2018 12:00 AM By-polls on one NA, two PA seats today

KARACHI: By-polls for National Assembly seat NA-247, Sindh Assembly seat PS-111 and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat PK-71 will be held today (Sunday). The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalised all necessary arrangements for the by-elections to be held in a peaceful manner. The process of voting will start at 8:00am and will continue until

October 19, 2018 12:00 AM ECP notifies returned candidates in by-polls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday notified names of the returned candidates in the recent bye-election, holding back names of 13 for their inability to submit details of their poll expenses. The ECP issued notification of winning candidates of seven National Assembly constituencies and 15 provincial assemblies. Those whose

October 14, 2018 11:48 AM By-election: Low voter turnout being witnessed across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: As voting opened on 35 national and provincial seats, a low voter turnout is being witnessed in most of the constituencies. According to reports reaching here, turnout has been anything but satisfactory so far but this may pick the pace after mid-day. According to senior journalist Mazhar Abbas, lower voter turnout should be a cause for worry 2

October 14, 2018 11:48 AM By-polls: CEC visits ECP’s central control room

ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza and Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad on Sunday visited the central control room for ongoing bye-elections. Incharge of the ECP’s central control room briefed them about the functioning of the control room. The commission has established 3

October 12, 2018 12:00 AM SC questions registration of TLP as political party

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the registration of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) as a political party and issued notice to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to submit a comprehensive report pertaining to its jurisdiction of taking action against political parties. The court also sought report from Pakistan Electronic Media

October 11, 2018 7:28 AM ECP starts sending passcodes to overseas voters for by-polls

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday started the process of issuing passcodes to overseas voters who have been registered through i-voting for the October 14 by-polls, DawnNewsTV reported. According to an official, who requested anonymity, the passcodes are being sent through email and the process will take two to three hours. With assistance

October 6, 2018 12:00 AM NAB launches probe into illegal appointments of 43 IOs

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) initiated inquiry regarding alleged illegal appointments of 43 grade-17 Information Officers (IOs) in Sindh Information and Archives Department in 2012. According to NAB official documents copies available with ‘The News’ inquiry has been initiated on the compliant of Kosar Noor Solangi, a post graduate of Mass Communication 1

October 4, 2018 12:09 PM PPP's Taimur tenders unconditional apology over Senate rigging claims

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People Party leader Taimur Talpur on Thursday appeared before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and tendered an unconditional apology. During the hearing of the case, Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza Khan said “we are hearing for many days that horse trading had happened in the Senate election but we want evidences 6

October 2, 2018 4:13 PM By elections in Sindh: 85 candidates to contest for national, provincial seats

KARACHI: Sindh Election Commissioner Muhammad Yousaf Khan Khattak on Tuesday said the by-elections on two National and three Sindh Assembly seats would be held on October 14 and 21, respectively. Talking to APP, he said officers of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would perform their duties in the by-elections as District Returning Officers (DROs) 2

October 1, 2018 12:10 PM ECP orders probe against PTI's Aleem Khan

ISLAMABAD: An inquiry has been ordered on Monday against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan by the Election Commission of Pakistan upon his submission of fake affidavits. The petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was heard by chief election commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Mehmood Raza Khan on Monday 2