Pakistan Elections

Pakistan goes to elections on May 11 and surveys indicate that Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif are the two frontunners for the post of Prime Minister. Meanwhile, terror groups continue to pose a threat ahead of the polling day.

Pak polls live: Sharif set to form govt; PTI supporters protest against vote rigging

Nawaz Sharif was poised for a record third term as Pakistan's Prime Minister with his Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) party on Sunday taking an unassailable lead in parliamentary elections, which was welcomed by India with whom he pledged to restart the peace process.

Pakistan elections: MQM boycotts re-polling in a Karachi constituency

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Friday announced that it would boycott the re-polling at 43 polling stations of the National Assembly constituency 250. MQM's senior leader Reza Haroon told a press conference that the decision to boycott the re-polling was taken by the party high command as it was clear that efforts were made to snatch the party's mandate

Former premier Pervez Ashraf barred from leaving Pakistan

A day after his resounding defeat in Pakistan's general election, former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf was on Monday barred from leaving the country over allegations of corruption in setting up power projects. The Federal Investigation Agency directed authorities in airports to prevent Ashraf and several others accused of wrongdoing in the rental power projects scam from leaving Pakistan.

Nawaz Sharif's decision to invite Manmohan Singh a positive step: US

Nawaz Sharif's decision to invite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a 'positive sign', the United States said on Monday, with an official confirming that Secretary of State John Kerry called the new elected leader of Pakistan to congratulate him on his electoral success. 'We have seen those comments. I don't want to analyze it too much, but to say that

Video blog: Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif speaks to the press

Pakistan elections: Senior leader of Imran Khan's party shot dead

A senior leader of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party was shot dead in Karachi on Saturday, police said. Zahra Shahid Hussain, the vice-president of the party's chapter in Sindh, was shot by two unidentified men outside her home in Defence Phase IV late on Saturday night.

Pakistan elections: Statistics confirm rigging reports in Karachi

An elections observer group in Pakistan has confirmed reports of rigging at some polling stations in Pakistan's biggest city of Karachi. The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has provided statistics supporting reports of rigging at several Karachi polling stations where voter turnout was abnormally high. Since the elections were held on Saturday, the media and many political parties, including

UNSG congratulates people of Pakistan on historic elections

Congratulating the people of Pakistan on the successful elections, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday applauded the courage and determination of political parties to engage in the electoral process despite the challenging security situation ahead of the voting. 'The Secretary-General congratulates the people and government of Pakistan on the successful conduct of national and provincial elections on 11 May

Pakistan: Poll results delayed due to transparent process, says ECP

There has been a delay in the announcement of results of the general elections in Pakistan due to the 'transparent process' and 'legal procedures' adopted by the election commission, a top official said on Sunday.

Sharif will bring new perspective to Indo-Pak ties, says Praful Patel

Union Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel on Sunday expressed confidence that Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan government will bring a new perspective to Indo-Pak relations. 'A new government is going to be formed in Pakistan led by Nawaz Sharif. I believe this will bring a new perspective to Indo-Pak relations and mark a new beginning in the relationship between the two countries,'