PML-N at ease forming government in Punjab

  lahore PML-N has emerged as the largest party in Punjab obtaining 207 of the total 297 general seats, which has placed this party at a very comfortable position to form the government fifth time in the province. Surprisingly, the potential parties of the past, PPP and PML-Q, have almost ...

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  • Poll results suggest victory for Baloch nationalists

    , By Bari Baloch

      quetta   Although the Election Commission of Pakistan has not announced results yet; however, the unofficial results suggest a clear victory for the nationalist parties in the province. The Pushtunkhwa Mili Awami Party of Mehmood Khan Achakzai has emerged as the strongest party so far, ...

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  • ‘Saraiki province’ slogan fails to bear fruit for PPP

      islamabad The people of Seraiki area, also known as southernPunjab, gave a big thrashing to Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian (PPP-P) which was ostensibly calling for a separate province for them and voted Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) to power. Unlike 2008, the PPP-P and Bahawalpur ...

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  • PTI sweeps in Swat Valley

    , By Haroon Siraj

      SWAT PakistanTeheek-e-Insaf’s swept in Swat valley as it won 2 National Assembly and attained five provincial assembly seats. According to un-official results, there were 321 total polling stations in NA-29 constituency Swat where young PTI candidate Murad Saeed grabbed the NA-29 ...

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  • Army called in as 3 killed in Nawabshah

    , By PPI

        nawabshah   Army troops were called in as panic griped Nawabshah city following an armed clash between activists of the PPPP and MQM in which three people lost their lives and eight others sustained injuries here on Sunday. Police said the both group clashed after exchanging ...

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  • APML wins seats in Chitral despite boycott

    , By INP

      chitral   Former President Pervez Musharraf's All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) managed to win a seat each in the National Assembly and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Provincial Assembly from Chitral's NA-32 and PK-90 constituency, despite announcing a boycott of 2013 general elections. APML ...

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  • MQM retains hold on Sindh urban pockets

    , By Our Staff Reporter

      karachi The Muttahida Qaumi Movement by winning 15 national and 33 provincial seats has succeeded in retaining its hold on urban pockets of Sindh province. According to unofficial results, MQM candidate Iqbal Muhammad has been winning from NA-256, Nabil Gabol from NA-246, Rehan Hashmi from ...

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  • New trends set in May elections

    , By Mubashir Hassan

      lahore One of the most significant outcome of May 11 elections is the emerging trend of regionalism inPakistan’s politics. The election results show that no political party has succeeded in establishing its credentials of a national party having roots in all the provinces. Until the ...

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  • Polls 'relatively fair' despite irregularities

    , By AFP

      islamabad   Country's largest domestic observer mission said Sunday that the county's landmark polls were ‘relatively fair’ despite some irregularities and violence at the polling stations. In a key democratic transition, the centre-right Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) ...

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  • Defeated PPP still carries weight

    , By Abrar Saeed

    islamabadDespite almost complete rout in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa Pakistan People’s Party, however, managed its command in its home province Sindh bringing it into a strong position in the power politics.“Although most of our stalwarts in Punjab are defeated but still we are one ...

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  • BNP-M rejects results, demands fresh polling

    , By Bari Baloch

    quettaBalochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) has rejected the election results of various polling stations, demanding recount of votes or fresh polls.Addressing a hurriedly-called press conference here, BNP-M Vice President Sajid Tareen, PB-5 candidate Akhter Hussain Langov, PB-4 candidate Ahmed ...

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  • Independents to decide future course after results notification

    , By Imran Mukhtar

    islamabadUnder the 18th Amendment, the independent candidates who have won the general seats of National Assembly or provincial assemblies in election will have the option to join any political party within three days after the issuance of a formal notification of their victory from the Election ...

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  • Political dynasties manage to make way to parliament

    , By Javaid-ur-Rahman

    islamabadSince the May 2013 election results surprised political pundits, the most of the kith and kin belonging to big dynasties, who were contesting against one another, though received major upsets yet succeeded in keeping their seats within their families. Several candidates representing famous ...

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  • PPP wins interior Sindh, Lyari seats

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    karachiDespite ongoing violence in Karachi during polls, the outgoing ruling PPP has succeeded in securing its old fort of Lyari for the next five years.According to unofficial results, PPP candidate Shahjahan Baloch has secured 62,000 votes on NA-248 Lyari to defeat MQM’s Nabeel Gabol. ...

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  • Tehrik-i-Insaf sweeps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    PeshwarPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has swept the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in landmark general elections by standing victorious on 35 national and most of  provincial assembly seats. Unofficial results put PTI ahead of other parties and independent candidates on 35 national and 99 provincial ...

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  • Three injured in PTI, PML-N workers clash

    , By Israr Ahmad

    rawalpindiAs many as 3 people were injured when clashes broke out between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers outside a polling station in Dhoke Mangtal here on Saturday.Some eyewitnesses told The Nation that the enraged political workers also resorted ...

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  • Sharifs beat back poll contenders

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    lahoreAll the three Sharifs contesting elections in Lahore have won their respective seats.As per unofficial results, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has conquered NA-68 Sargodha seat defeating Hayat Kalyar of PTI, and Dr Yasmin Rashid of the same party in NA-120 Lahore. Former chief minister Shahbaz ...

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  • Masses showed trust in Nawaz: Shahbaz

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    lahorePML-N Punjab President Shahbaz Sharif has said the election results in favour of PML-N reflect public trust in the leadership of Nawaz Sharif. He stated here Saturday that the results had established the fact that the masses were with PML-N for which he was thankful to the country’s ...

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  • PTI snatches Pindi from PML-N

    , By Abrar Saeed

    islamabadRawalpindi city, bastion of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) since 1985 non-party based elections, is snatched by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) candidates on both National Assembly and three out of four provincial assembly seats from the city. While the N-League candidates have ...

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  • Lahore remains peaceful

    LAHORE - rPOTING TEAM - Polling on 13 national and 25 provincial assembly constituencies of Lahore by and large remained peaceful throughout the elections day on Saturday.A great deal of enthusiasm was shown by both voters and non-voters. A healthy turnout was seen at the polling stations since ...

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  • Nawaz & Imran to limit WH role: US media

    , By Special Correspondent

      WASHINGTON The American print and electronic media is highlighting the election-related developments inPakistan, with major newspapers pointing out that the two main contenders for power — PML-N’s Nawaz Sharif and cricket legend Imran Khan — had pledged to limitUSinfluence ...

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  • Punjab fulfills peaceful polls promise: Sethi

    , By Our Staff Reporter

        LAHORE Punjab Chief Minister Najam Sethi has said that the caretaker government has fulfilled its promise of holding fair, transparent and peaceful elections and efficiently discharged its national obligation of providing an opportunity to millions of people ofPunjabto exercise their ...

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  • Polls held in Balochistan aimd fear

    , By Bari Baloch

      QUETTA   Like other parts of the country, general elections were held in Balochistan for 14 national and 50 provincial seats aimed fears and tight security across the province. Over 70,000 Army, Frontier Corps, Police, Levies Force and Balochistan Constabulary personnel were deployed ...

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  • ‘N’ supporters dance to victory beats

    , By Our Staff Reporter

        LAHORE Sound of slogans by supporters of leading political party of the country Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) echoed on roads of the provincial capital on late Saturday as PMLN secures victory in general election 2013. After marking majority seats of National and provincial ...

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