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Media coverage favoured top political parties, say election observers

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ISLAMABAD: Broadcast news channels devoted “very little” prime time space to voter education in the campaign period before the 2013 general elections. But TV stations appeared to cash every chance to make money from political ads in the run-up to election day, suggests a report by the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) Pakistan […]

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Notices issued in votes verification case

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Election Commission of Pakistan and others on a constitutional petition of Irfanullah Marwat, a member of the provincial assembly belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), against the verification of thumb impression of voters on ballots in the PS-114 constituency. The seat was bagged […]

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PTI activists manhandle journalists in Karachi

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KARACHI: The press conference of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, organised at the residency of PTI leader Imran Ismail on Saturday, was marred by chaos when Khan replied in a taunting manner to a question posed by a media representative. As per details, during the question and answer session of the press conference, a […]

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Nadra enhances capacity to verify voters’ biometrics

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ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has enhanced its capacity to verify voters’ biometrics by 1,000 per cent as it is now in a position to authenticate thumb impressions of 100,000 voters per day, it is learnt. Official sources told DAWN that Nadra was previously able to verify only 100 fingerprints per day […]

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LHC issues notice to ECP on petition against reserved seats for women

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Election Commission of Pakistan on an application seeking a stay order against the election on reserved seats for women in parliament and the Punjab Assembly. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued this order on an application moved by a lawyer, Tariq Aziz Malik, […]

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55m text messages sent to ECP, companies make billions

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ISLAMABAD: The Short Messaging Service (SMS) for verification of voters list launched by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), in collaboration with Nadra and telecom companies, received over 55 million hits and generated multi-million rupee revenues for each stakeholder. When contacted, Secretary ECP Ishtiaq Khan said on Tuesday the total hits on this service were […]

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Repolling recommended in constituencies where women were not allowed to vote

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A team of election monitors have demanded that polls be declared void in constituencies where women were barred from voting. Gender Concerns International on Monday demanded that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) nullify the results and call fresh elections in every constituency where women were barred from voting due to flagrant violations of the […]

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HRCP finds flaws in polls, offers solutions

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has recommended a serious initiative to revamp the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), redefine its priorities and reduce bureaucrats’ meddling in political affairs. The recommendations have been made in the HRCP’s preliminary report on Elections 2013 based on its monitoring of the electoral process before and on […]

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Over 2,000 journalists may miss their right to vote

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ISLAMABAD: Over 2,000 journalists working in various media houses in Islamabad and Rawalpindi will not be able to cast their votes in their ancestral areas due to their duties on election day. The journalists, who belong to various parts of the country, have demanded of the Election Commission of Pakistan to devise a swift strategy […]

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Pemra monitors political ads on electronic media

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has set up a center to monitor the implementation of code of conduct by political parties ahead of the upcoming general elections. According to informed sources, the center is monitoring advertisement campaign, launched in electronic media by various political parties, and election related programmes.The Pemra center is forwarding […]

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Cable operators should comply with rules: Pemra chief

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ISLAMABAD: Cable operators should abide by the rules and regulation and create environment for the healthy competition among the media across the country. This was said by Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Ch. Rashid Ahmed during a meeting with the newly elected representative body of Cable Operators Association of Pakistan(CAP) here on Tuesday. […]

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Dir women ‘allowed’ to cast vote

Haleem Asad TIMERGARA: All political and religious parties in Lower Dir agreed on Tuesday to back women’s participation in voting and follow the election code of conduct during the upcoming general election. In this regard, an all parties’ meeting was held at Timergara Rest House, which was attended by contesting candidates and local heads of […]

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Independent media to guarantee free, fair elections

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ISLAMABAD: The nation is geared towards the first-ever election under the watchful gaze of vibrant media and new modes of social communication, said speakers at a seminar titled ‘Election-2013 @ Media’ and called for voluntary code of conduct to define the rules of the game. The seminar was arranged by the Centre for Civic Education […]

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MoU signed to monitor gender aspect in elections

ISLAMABAD: The Gender Concerns International (GCI) and the Aurat Foundation on Sunday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to monitor the number and different aspects of women involved in the administration of elections by national and international monitors. Addressing a press conference after signing the MoU, GCI Director Sabra Bano said, “Under this initiative, 15 […]

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