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People display a large national flag during a rally to mark the country's Independence Day, in Islamabad on August 14, 2018. Pakistani lawmakers are set to choose a new president on Tuesday, an election in which the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party’s candidate is expected to win as the opposition parties failed to field a joint candidate.(AP Photo)

Pakistan to hold presidential election tomorrow, PTI candidate likely to win

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2018 03:20 PM IST
Three candidates – ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Arif Alvi, the Pakistan Peoples Party’s Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan and Jamiat-e-Ulema (F) chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman – are in the race.
Gul Zafar Khan owns immovable properties worth Rs 10 million as well as two houses and agricultural land worth Rs 12 million, according to documents(Gul Zafar Kahn/Facebook)
Gul Zafar Khan owns immovable properties worth Rs 10 million as well as two houses and agricultural land worth Rs 12 million, according to documents(Gul Zafar Kahn/Facebook)

Pak’s ‘chaiwala’ MNA-elect turns out to be a millionaire

Peshawar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 04:39 PM IST
Gul Zafar Khan, who won from NA-41 (Bajaur) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, owns assets worth over Rs 30 million, according to reports
Imran Khan has submitted a written apology and an affidavit to the election commission(AFP)
Imran Khan has submitted a written apology and an affidavit to the election commission(AFP)

Imran Khan submits written apology, affidavit in election code violation case

Press Trust of India, Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 11:56 PM IST
The ECP had sought a signed apology from Imran Khan for violating the electoral code of conduct
The Election Commission of Pakistan had issued a notice to Imran Khan for violating the secrecy of ballot(AP)
The Election Commission of Pakistan had issued a notice to Imran Khan for violating the secrecy of ballot(AP)

Pakistan election body seeks Imran Khan’s written reply over poll code violation during vote

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 01:05 AM IST
Instead of going behind the voting screen to cast his vote in secrecy, Imran Khan was seen publicly stamping the ballot paper on the table with TV cameras filming him.
The final announcement of results of the parliamentary polls held on July 25 has been marred by delays, causing anger among the leaders of losing parties which levelled allegations of fraud.(REUTERS)
The final announcement of results of the parliamentary polls held on July 25 has been marred by delays, causing anger among the leaders of losing parties which levelled allegations of fraud.(REUTERS)

Imran Khan’s PTI emerges largest party with 116 seats in Pakistan elections: Official results

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 05:18 PM IST
Thirteen independent candidates have also won and would play important roles as Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf needs their support to form the government at the Centre.
A supporter of cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), waves a party flag as he celebrates outside his residence in Islamabad, Pakistan, a day after polling in the general election.(Reuters Photo)
A supporter of cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), waves a party flag as he celebrates outside his residence in Islamabad, Pakistan, a day after polling in the general election.(Reuters Photo)

Imran Khan’s historic win breaks cycle of dynastic and army rule in Pakistan

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 02:08 PM IST
Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party clinched at least 109 national seats, according to results released by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
An employee of the Pakistan Election Commission compiles official results of the parliamentary elections at the election commission's headquarters in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Thursday.(AP)
An employee of the Pakistan Election Commission compiles official results of the parliamentary elections at the election commission's headquarters in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Thursday.(AP)

New Android-based mobile application technology behind delay in declaring Pakistan election results

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 11:48 PM IST
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had deployed a new system called the Result Transmission System (RTS) to ensure swift result transmission from polling stations in Wednesday’s elections.
Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, casts his vote at a polling station for the parliamentary elections in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Wednesday.(AP)
Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, casts his vote at a polling station for the parliamentary elections in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Wednesday.(AP)

Pakistan election 2018: Imran Khan’s vote may be cancelled for violating ‘secrecy of ballot’, say reports

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 04:13 PM IST
According to the Pakistani media, the election commission has taken notice of Imran Khan’s voting being video recorded during the close general election pitting the cricket hero against the party of jailed ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan (C), head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, arrives at a polling station to cast his vote during the general election in Islamabad on July 25, 2018.(AFP)
Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan (C), head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, arrives at a polling station to cast his vote during the general election in Islamabad on July 25, 2018.(AFP)

Pakistan Election Results 2018 LIVE: Imran Khan leads, PTI and PML-N neck and neck

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 08:59 PM IST

Millions of Pakistanis began voting in general polls on Wednesday to choose a new parliament and provincial assemblies in an election seen as a two-way race between parties led by former cricketer Imran Khan and jailed ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif.Opinion polls in the run up to the Pakistan assembly election have put Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf a little ahead of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (N) and the Pakistan Peoples’ Party of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in the third place. Thousands of candidates belonging to extremist and militant sectarian groups are also contesting the general elections in Pakistan. Live Updates on Pakistan Election 2018:

Mirza Mohammad Ahmed Mughal reportedly shot himself dead after some dispute with his sons.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Mirza Mohammad Ahmed Mughal reportedly shot himself dead after some dispute with his sons.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Independent candidate commits suicide ahead of Pakistan elections

Lahore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 04:39 PM IST
Following the death, the Election Commission of Pakistan has postponed the polls in both the constituencies.
Hafiz Saeed, center, head of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-ud-Dawa , arrives to addresses a rally in Lahore.(AP File Photo)
Hafiz Saeed, center, head of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-ud-Dawa , arrives to addresses a rally in Lahore.(AP File Photo)

Hafiz Saeed’s JuD to contest Pakistan elections on dormant party’s platform

By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 11:04 PM IST
Hafiz Saeed said last year that the decision to field his party – which had been placed in an anti-terror watch list in February this year – in the political arena was aimed at helping to “highlight the Kashmir cause internationally.”
Supporters of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), an alliance of religious parties, waves flags during a public meeting in Lahore on May 13, 2018, ahead of the elections.(AFP)
Supporters of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), an alliance of religious parties, waves flags during a public meeting in Lahore on May 13, 2018, ahead of the elections.(AFP)

Non-Muslim voters up by 30%, Hindus maintain majority in Pakistan elections

Press Trust of India, Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 12:27 PM IST
The non-Muslim voters have registered an increase of 30 per cent over the last five years, the Dawn newspaper reported.
The major concern of transgender candidates is regarding their identity documents.(AFP/Photo for representation)
The major concern of transgender candidates is regarding their identity documents.(AFP/Photo for representation)

13 transgenders will contest general elections in Pakistan this year

Indo Asian News Service, Islamabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 12:29 PM IST
Out of 13 transgenders who will contest the Pakistan general elections this year, two will contest for the National Assembly, while the rest will try their luck for provincial assemblies.
Nayyab Ali plans to run as an independent candidate.(Image courtesy: Business Recorder)
Nayyab Ali plans to run as an independent candidate.(Image courtesy: Business Recorder)

Transgender activist Nayyab Ali to contest Pakistan national election

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 09:41 PM IST
Nayyab Ali, a member of the provincial voter committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan, who is also an activist of the All Pakistan Transgender Election Network in Punjab, plans to run as an independent candidate.
Hafiz Saeed held the Milli Muslim League’s first rally in Haroonabad on Saturday.(AP File Photo)
Hafiz Saeed held the Milli Muslim League’s first rally in Haroonabad on Saturday.(AP File Photo)

Hafiz Saeed kicks off Milli Muslim League’s election campaign in Pakistan

Press Trust of India, Lahore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 08:26 AM IST
Milli Muslim League has not been yet registered by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
Pakistani head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) terror group Hafiz Saeed waves during a rally in Lahore.(AFP File Photo)
Pakistani head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) terror group Hafiz Saeed waves during a rally in Lahore.(AFP File Photo)

Pak court order clearing way for registration of Hafiz Saeed’s party ‘shocking’: India

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2018 12:06 AM IST
The Islamabad HC on Thursday set aside a decision by the Election Commission of Pakistan to reject the application of JuD’s political front Milli Muslim League (MML) for registration as a political party.
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