Pak Elections

  • Pak SC forms bench to hear treason case against Musharraf April 20, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Saturday constituted a three-member bench to hear petitions seeking directions for initiating high treason trial against former President Pervez Musharraf for subverting the constitution and imposing emergency in 2007. Justice Jawwad S Khawaja will head the bench that will include two other members, Justice Khilji Arif...
  • Poll candidates' nominations challenged in Pakistan April 6, 2013

    Islamabad: The nomination papers of several high-profile candidates in the fray for Pakistan's general election, including Pervez Musharraf and Imran Khan, were on Saturday challenged by their opponents in different parts of the country. Jamaat-e-Islami leader Niyamatullah Khan, who intends to contest parliamentary polls in Karachi from the same constituency...
  • Nawaz Sharif begins PML-N's election campaign March 25, 2013

    Islamabad: Former premier Nawaz Sharif kicked off the PML-N's election campaign in northwest Pakistan on Monday, pledging to carry out 'economic explosions' on the lines of the nuclear tests of 1998 if his party is voted to power. "We conducted the atomic blasts in Pakistan and this time, we have to...
  • Pakistan is currently suffering from political confusion: Ayesha Siddiqa January 16, 2013

    The arrest of Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf comes at a time when elections are not too far off. With Dr Tahirul Qadri's march into Islamabad and the constant ceasefire violations along the LoC, is democracy under threat in Pakistan? Is the Army trying to sabotage the civilian administration?...
  • PPP decides to prepone Pakistan general elections January 6, 2012

    Islamabad: The ruling Pakistan People's Party has decided to hold the general election and the polls to the Senate ahead of schedule against the backdrop of rampant speculation that the government may not be able to complete its tenure, according to media reports on Friday. A meeting of the top leadership...
  • Nawaz Sharif, brother, barred from Pak elections December 3, 2007

    New Delhi: Pakistan election officials have disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from contesting the January 8 general elections. Sharif's nomination papers - filed for seat NA 120 from Lahore – were rejected on the basis of his criminal convictions after the 1999 coup, when Musharraf wrested power from Sharif. Sharif...