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October 14, 2018 1:19 PM Over 6000 overseas Pakistanis cast vote online in by-elections: sources

ISLAMABAD: Over 80 per cent overseas Pakistani voters exercised their right to vote via internet in the by-elections in 35 National and Provincial Assembly constituencies, sources said. A total of 7,364 I-voters were registered for by-elections, according to the sources. Over 5,117 I-vote were cast for National Assembly seats while 1,116 for provincial

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

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 2, 2018 12:00 AM People regretting voting for PTI, claims QWP leader

PESHAWAR: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) provincial Chairman Sikandar Hayat Sherpao on Monday said that keeping in view the performance of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government the people were now regretting voting for the Imran Khan-led party. Speaking at the Central Executive Meeting of the party at Watan Kor, he said that increase in the gas and electricity 2

September 7, 2018 7:39 AM LHC issues notices to 69 MNAs for abstaining from vote during PM's election

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued notices to 69 members of the National Assembly for abstaining from voting during the election for prime minister as it heard a petition challenging Imran Khan's election as PM. Petitioner Sheikh Zahid Mahmood's counsel A.K. Dogar filed a case on Aug 30 pleading that it was mandatory under Article 91(4) of the Constitution 1

September 6, 2018 12:00 AM PML-N backs granting right to vote to Pak expatriates

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Wednesday has voiced support for granting right to vote to overseas Pakistani. However, the party expressed reservations over faults in the use of online voting software. Former information minister Marriyum Aurangzeb stated the current software is faulty and untrustworthy, reported a private news channel 1

September 6, 2018 12:00 AM KP cabinet decides to abolish KPEC

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet in its maiden meeting on Wednesday decided to abolish the much-publicised Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission (KPEC) and decided to strengthen the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to fight corruption. Briefing reporters after the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led 1

August 19, 2018 6:33 AM US Secy of State Pompeo to visit Islamabad for talks with new Pakistani leaders

United States (US) Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is likely to visit Islamabad in the first week of September for consultations with Prime Minister Imran Khan and his team on issues of mutual interests, diplomatic and official sources told Dawn. Pompeo, who is expected in Islamabad on Sept 5, will likely be the first foreign dignitary to meet the newly 7

August 16, 2018 6:40 AM Presidential election to be held on Sept 4: ECP

With less than a month left before the expiry of President Mamnoon Hussain's term, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued a schedule for the presidential election, setting Sept 4 as the day of the ballot. President Hussain's five-year term is set to expire on September 9. According to the Constitution, the presidential election 4

August 16, 2018 5:11 AM KP, Sindh chief ministers elected; Punjab Assembly elects Elahi as speaker

It is a busy day for democracy today, with the newly sworn-in assemblies of Punjab and Balochistan electing their speakers and deputy speakers, while the assemblies of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are electing their chief ministers for the next five years. In the KP Assembly, where the PTI had grabbed the speaker and deputy speaker's slots a day earlier 18