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Media allowed to broadcast LG results one hour after polls

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Friday allowed electronic media to air unofficial/unconfirmed result of local government election being held Saturday (today) after one-hour of polling. Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan passed this interim order on two identical petitions of Pakistan Broadcaster Association and Ishtiaq Chaudhry against ban on airing unofficial result of the LG polls imposed […]

Bowing out: Reham will not contest elections: Imran Khan

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced on Tuesday that his wife Reham Khan will neither contest elections on a party ticket nor will attend any party gatherings. The announcement was made in what appeared to be the result of criticism, both internal and external, after poor performance by the party in the NA-19 […]

MQM terms statement being attributed to Tariq Mir a media trial

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Karachi: A senior leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Wasey Jalil, has described the statement issued in the name of Tariq Mir as part of the ongoing media trial against the party. “It’s all media trial to hide the real facts and divert the attention of the people from real issues,” he said while […]

Notices to party heads on plea against women’s seats

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued notices to heads of various political parties including the PML-N, the PPP, the PTI and the PML-Q on a plea challenging election of women on reserved seats. Advocate Tariq Aziz filed the petition and impleaded Nawaz Sharif, Makhdoom Ameen Fahim, Imran Khan and Chaudhry Shujaat Husain being […]

Rise in turnout due to awareness created by media

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An increase in turn out witnessed during the elections is mainly due to awareness created by the media regarding political issues among the public. Professor Dr Umbreen Javaid chairperson department of political science, University of Punjab said here on Sunday. “These elections witness an unprecedented increase in voter turnout, credit goes to the media specially […]

Voters use social media to slam rigging

Karachi: Live updates on the general elections appearing on popular social networking websites are an indication of how smartphones and the rising power of social media have provided everyone with a voice. By 5pm Saturday, the hashtag #NA250 was one of the top trends in the country on Twitter. The constituency saw a massive turnout […]

White Label Service: Election fever leads to surge in SMS traffic

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KARACHI: With the election fever at its peak, the cellular mobile operators have recorded a significant increase in data traffic mainly because of an election-related service in May. On the other hand, the Election Commission of Pakistan and National Database and Registration Authority have earned more than the five CMOs combined from the same service. […]

Progressive technology: ECP’s ‘8300’ service

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THE Election Commission of Pakistan’s launch of the revamped ‘e-ticket’ service on Monday is welcome news in a pre-election landscape marked mostly by negativity and violence. Now, by sending his or her CNIC number via mobile phone text message to 8300, a voter can obtain information such as the location of their polling station, block […]

HRCP slams series of unfortunate events on eve of elections

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has noted with alarm a horde of undesirable developments across the country that it feared would circumvent people’s democratic rights and strengthen obscurantist elements. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “Just when the citizens were hoping that the lead-up to the general elections would […]

PML-F women wing angry at allotment of tickets

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Karachi: Disagreement over the distribution of party tickets on reserved seats for women is fuelling internal dissent among the PML-F’s women members who have been affiliated with the party since 2000. Sources said on Tuesday that the party’s media cell chief awarded the tickets to his favourites, including his wife, “as these ticket winners were […]

Khoso greets APNS president, SG on re-election

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso on Tuesday extended his felicitations to Sarmad Ali and Masood Hamid on being re-elected as president and secretary general of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS). He also congratulated the other office-bearers on their election.The premier said that re-election of Sarmad as president APNS is an appreciation of his […]

If separate polling stations set up: Mohmand women to cast vote in polls

Fauzee Khan Mohmand GHALANAI: The residents of Mohmand tribal region have said that they will allow female members of their families to cast votes in the upcoming general elections if separate polling stations are set up for them. The tribesmen would allow their women to cast votes if government ensured their security and established separate […]