Committee for review of technology use in Senate election to meet on Friday

ISLAMABAD, Mar 18 (APP):The committee constituted by the Election Commission to review the possibilities of use of technology and make recommendations for the Senate election in this regard, will meet here Friday (tomorrow) at the Commission’s Secretariat. The meeting will be chaired by Additional Secretary Admin. Manzoor Akhtar Malik and will be attended by Saeed… Continue reading Committee for review of technology use in Senate election to meet on Friday

Videos of bribery, corruption marred entire Senate election: Qureshi

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 14 (APP): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Sunday said that the recent videos of bribery and corruption had marred the entire election of Senate. “Sadly, recent videos of bribery & corruption have marred entire election (and) put question mark on integrity of ballots cast in (Islamabad) Senate Election,” the foreign minister said on… Continue reading Videos of bribery, corruption marred entire Senate election: Qureshi

Sanjrani to play constructive role in strengthening democracy: Swati

ISLAMABAD, Mar 14 (APP): Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati on Sunday said the newly elected Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani would continue to play his constructive role in strengthening  the democracy, the rule of law and institutional reforms. Sanjrani in his previous tenure had run the upper house as per the vision of Prime Minister… Continue reading Sanjrani to play constructive role in strengthening democracy: Swati

Opposition’s seven votes “beauty of democracy” boomeranged in Chairman election: Murad Saeed

ISLAMABAD, Mar 13 (APP): Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed on Saturday said that opposition termed the rejection of seven votes in the National Assembly a beauty of democracy but now they started hue and cry on the rejection of seven votes in the Senate. Addressing a press conference here, he congratulated… Continue reading Opposition’s seven votes “beauty of democracy” boomeranged in Chairman election: Murad Saeed

AJK people to reject PDM’s corrupt, unnatural alliance in upcoming polls: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, Mar 13 (APP): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Saturday hoped that the people of Azad Kashmir would reject the corrupt and unnatural alliance of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) by electing the PTI with heavy majority. Qureshi, who is also the vice chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, said in a meeting with AJK former prime minister… Continue reading AJK people to reject PDM’s corrupt, unnatural alliance in upcoming polls: Qureshi

PM congratulates Sadiq Sanjrani, Mirza Afridi

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 13 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday congratulated Sadiq Sanjrani and Mirza Mohammad Afridi on winning Senate Chairman and Deputy Chairman elections. In a tweet on social media platform Twitter, he said, “I am happy Balochistan and former FATA got these two slots in line with my policy of mainstreaming those parts of… Continue reading PM congratulates Sadiq Sanjrani, Mirza Afridi

Moral decay, corruption leads to State disintegration: PM

ISLAMABAD, March 11 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said in absence of justice and rule of law, a State could lead towards disintegration. “The recent Senate elections showed how we are losing our moral compass,” he said in a series of tweets. The Prime Minister said once moral authority was lost by the… Continue reading Moral decay, corruption leads to State disintegration: PM

ECP to hear Ali Gillani’s leaked video matter on March 11

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 05 (APP): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) fixed the hearing of Ali Gillani’s leaked video matter on March 11 on the application of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) parliamentarians Kanwal Shauzab and Farrukh Habib. According to the ECP spokesperson, the commission will also listen to the matter pointed out by General Secretary Pakistan Peoples… Continue reading ECP to hear Ali Gillani’s leaked video matter on March 11

Free & fair elections do not suit opposition’s ideology: Shibli

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 5 (APP): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Friday said the opposition did not give positive response to the Pakistan Teheek-e-Insaf’s initiatives for open balloting to hold free and transparent Senate elections because it did not suit their ideology and priorities. Addressing a news conference flanked by Minister for Science and… Continue reading Free & fair elections do not suit opposition’s ideology: Shibli

PDM has no future and dispersed soon : Akbar Ayub

HARIPUR, Mar 05 (APP): KP Minister for Local Government Akbar Ayub Khan Friday said that Pakistan Democratic Movement has no future, PTI’s success in senate election is the result of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision and hard work of chief minister KP. He expressed these views while talking to the media here. The minister also… Continue reading PDM has no future and dispersed soon : Akbar Ayub

‘Open-balloting only way to get rid of horse-trading’ says Shibli

ISLAMABAD, Mar 4 (APP): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Thursday said that Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf under the honest leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan firmly believed that open balloting was the only way to eliminate horse-trading in the Senate elections. Talking to a private news channel, he said the Election… Continue reading ‘Open-balloting only way to get rid of horse-trading’ says Shibli

Senate Elections: PTI, PPPP secure one seat each from Federal Capital

ISLAMABAD, Mar 03 (APP): Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani of Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) and Fozia Arshaf of Pakistan Tehreek I Insaf (PTI) Wednesday won the General and Woman seats, respectively, by securing one Senate seat each for their parties from the Federal Capital. Former Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Gilani of PPPP won General seat… Continue reading Senate Elections: PTI, PPPP secure one seat each from Federal Capital

Political thugs to face defeat in Senate elections: Shehryar Afridi

Afridi protests BBC’s article against Vlog; says ‘taken out of context’

ISLAMABAD, Mar 03 (APP): Chairman Kashmir Committee Shehryar Khan Afridi on Wednesday said the corrupt politicians and thugs would face defeat in Senate elections. A new era of development would begun under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan that will shut the door for those who used black money to enter a democratic system,… Continue reading Political thugs to face defeat in Senate elections: Shehryar Afridi

Ruling PTI is set to emerge as largest party in Senate: Sheikh Rasheed

ISLAMABAD, Mar 3 (APP):  Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad on Wednesday said that the PTI ruling party would emerge as the largest party in senate polls as all allies of the government are on same page under the leadership of PM Imran Khan. Talking to a private news channel, he said Senate election… Continue reading Ruling PTI is set to emerge as largest party in Senate: Sheikh Rasheed

Polling for Senate Elections 2021 starts in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, Mar 03 (APP): Polling for Senate elections 2021 in National Assembly has started to elect two out of four candidates who have filed nomination papers. Former Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and Minister for Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh are contesting elections against the General seat in Senate from Federal Capital. Likewise, Farzana Kausar… Continue reading Polling for Senate Elections 2021 starts in National Assembly

Video Leak: Furore as PPP tries to buy PTI MNAs for Senate polls

A viral video of Yusuf Raza Gilani’s son, seeking the support of PTI MNAs and telling them how to get votes rejected, to ensure the success of his father, caused a furore hours before the crucial Senate polls on March 3. The video purportedly of Ali Haider Gilani, son of a joint opposition candidate for… Continue reading Video Leak: Furore as PPP tries to buy PTI MNAs for Senate polls

Senate election campaign to end from midnight March 1st: ECP

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ISLAMABAD, Feb 27 (APP):The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that the election campaign for Senate election in the country will come to an end with effect from the midnight falling between the March 1 and 2. The commission has asked all the political parties and the contesting candidates to follow the provisions of… Continue reading Senate election campaign to end from midnight March 1st: ECP

Probe body to question beneficiaries, financiers of Senate vote purchase

ISLAMABAD, Feb 13 (APP):The probe committee on the vote buying in 2018 Senate election Saturday decided to investigate the beneficiaries of the vote purchase as well as the financiers. Constituted by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the three-member committee, in its maiden meeting held here, also decided to invite the journalist who released the video on… Continue reading Probe body to question beneficiaries, financiers of Senate vote purchase

Opposition’s stance against open balloting in Senate election illogical, beyond comprehension: Shibli

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PESHAWAR, Feb 13 (APP):Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator Shibli Faraz here Saturday said democracy derived strength from free, fair and transparent elections and opposition’s stance against open balloting in Senate election was illogical and beyond comprehension. Talking to media persons after submitting his nomination papers for Senate election here at Provincial Election Commission,… Continue reading Opposition’s stance against open balloting in Senate election illogical, beyond comprehension: Shibli

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