Mubashir Hassan

  • TLAHORE - PTI chief Imran Khan has been harboring the idea of change over a long period of time since his party’s inception in 1996. During this time he clung to the hope that one day he would get power to make it happen for the public good. Now, the circumstances have placed him in a position ...

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  • TLAHORE - With the sad demise of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz in London, tragedy has hit the Sharif family for the second time on a foreign land. Previously, the Sharif family was in exile when the family elder, Mian Muhammad Sharif, died of cardiac arrest in Jeddah way back in 2004. Barring Hamza ...

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  • TThe presidential poll Tuesday exposed yet again the PML-N’s vulnerability to be skewed by political opponents at crucial times when it is supposed to show unity in its ranks.  It happened in Punjab Assembly on Tuesday for the third consecutive time starting from the Senate elections of ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   There is little likelihood of the opposition parties fielding a consensus candidate as the PPP on Sunday declared to quit the opposition’s ‘alliance’ ahead of the presidential polls to be held tomorrow (Tuesday). “There was never any alliance with ...

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  • T LAHORE  -   PTI’s Sardar Usman Buzdar was elected as Punjab’s 20th chief minister on Sunday amid rumpus created by the Opposition which termed his election an outcome of rigged mandate and called him an assassin. The new chief minister will take oath of his office on ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  It happened in the provincial house what could not happen in the lower house of the Parliament. And it was exactly what they had feared beforehand. But it came as a harsh reminder to the PML-N leaders about what they had earlier done after 2008 elections by creating a forward ...

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  • TLAHORE - It has now turned out to a reality that Imran’s victory in July elections was also a personal triumph for Ch Parvez Elahi after five years in the political wilderness. The seasoned politician from Gujrat had his lucky dip in the recent elections. He is now a Speaker-in-waiting ...

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  • TLAHORE - Amid uncertainty about its new leader of the house, the 17th Punjab Assembly is having its maiden session today marking a smooth transition of power from one elected government to another. Ambiguity still shrouds the name of new Punjab chief minister whose election is only two days away. ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  There is no clarity as yet as to who would be the next Punjab chief minister though the PTI has got close to the magic figure required to form its government in the biggest province.  At this stage, the prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan is perhaps more into the ...

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  • TLAHORE - As a prelude to formation of new Punjab government, the PTI and the PML-N have intensified efforts to increase their respective numbers in the Punjab Assembly where the independents have emerged as the third largest group holding the key to the making of new set up with 27 seats in ...

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  • TLahore - As the PTI and the PML-N are engaged in numbers’ game to establish their claim on the new provincial government, all eyes are set on the Punjab Assembly to see who is going to be elected as the Punjab chief minister. The new chief executive of Punjab could be either from the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf is set to capture Punjab with the help of independents though the PML-N is slightly ahead of the PTI in the numbers game. According to unofficial results, the PML-N is taking lead on 134 provincial seats closely followed by the PTI with 126 seats. Independents ...

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  • TLAHORE - The polling in the city, by and large, remained peaceful and smooth with huge participation of the voters and supporters of different parties particularly of enthusiastic and zealous women. Women voters were quite enthusiastic and in happy mood, raising slogans for their candidates ...

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  • TLAHORE - Nine new realities will come into play in today’s polls which are eventually going to seal the fate of the nation and the political parties. None of the nine factors being discussed below existed at the time of 2013 elections. For the first time in country’s history, ...

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  • TLAHORE - As the PML-N begins to ease out of power, it is heading for a close contest with the PTI in the provincial capital on at least six NA seats, according to the polls surveys which also project its clear victory on an equal number of seats. PTI, on the other hand, is comfortably placed ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  Hectic electioneering for the July 25 vote came to an end on Monday midnight, leaving behind a trail of physical brawls, gun attacks and suicide bombings. Over 200 people lost their lives in the pre-election violence in a series of incidents across the country. Pakistan ...

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  • TLAHORE - Heads of three major political parties have hectic schedules for the next two days as the electioneering comes to an end on the night between July 23 and July 24. There will be no election campaign on July 24 (Tuesday), a day before the polling day. Contesting candidates are left ...

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  • T­LAHORE - On the campaign trail, political leaders are selling their respective manifestoes to the electorate with a different line of attack though. But who is leading the most effective campaign is evident by the pattern. As all the leaders are conspicuous by their mannerism, some ...

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  • TLAHORE -  The National Assembly constituency of NA-130 (Lahore) is bracing for a tough but interesting contest between two old stalwarts of the PML-N and the PTI.  PTI’s Shafqat Mehmood and Khawaja Ahmad Hassan of the PML-N are face to face for the second time in a clash of the ...

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  • TLAHORE - They are no stranger to the people though yet they are strangers in the constituency. None of the four major players actually live in NA-133, a National Assembly constituency which now retains only parts of the old NA-127. It comprises the localities of Kot Lakhpat, Ittefaq Factory, ...

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  • TLAHORE - In an obvious reference to the country’s establishment, PPP supremo Asif Ali Zardari has said that “Angles” will play a significant role in the coming elections – which he believes will throw a hung parliament, thereby paving the way for a government of national ...

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  • TLAHORE - For the PML-N’s ‘Iron Man’ (Lohay ka Channa), Khawaja Saad Rafique, the cricketer-turned politician Imran Ahmad Khan is a ‘Political Stranger’ in NA-131 who would not even know who thrashed him on July 25. Khan Niazi will surely have to show steel teeth to his ...

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  • TLAHORE - PTI Chairman Imran Khan Tuesday dashed to Lahore to meet the rain-stricken people here after the heavy downpour caused innumerable problems to the public at large. It was his unscheduled visit to the City as he was to be in Karachi on Tuesday morning to run his party’s election ...

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  • TLAHORE  - With only 23 days remaining in the July25 polls, the usual election mania is missing from the electioneering which is yet to pick up momentum in the wake of wrangling over distribution of party tickets and uncertainty about holding of elections. This time around, the election ...

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  • TLAHORE - Out of total 141 National Assembly seats in Punjab, 52 constituencies lack either one or in some cases two candidates from the three major political parties. Of these 52 constituencies, no PPP candidate is in the run from 39 constituencies while the PML-N could not find any candidate ...

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  • TLAHORE - In a major setback to the PPP ahead of the July 25 elections, former Punjab chief minister Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo on Thursday jumped on the PTI’s bandwagon along with his family ending their decade-long association with the party of Bhuttos.  Manzoor Wattoo’s son ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  In what could be described a rare incidence of gender parity in country’s general elections, all the 13 PTI women contestants on the general seats for the Lower House of the Parliament are set to fight their electoral battles against the opposite sex. Nine PTI women are ...

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  • TLAHORE - As the party of Bhuttos is badly in need of electable candidates from Punjab, it is eying only two National Assembly seats from Lahore for the July 25 elections. Fourteen National Assembly seats are up for grab in the provincial capital which has been a PML-N stronghold for the last over ...

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  • TLAHORE  - PTI’s priority list for women seats is a rich blend of well-heeled ladies known for their philanthropist work and the die-hard party workers though a few exceptions to the rule have also been made in certain cases. These lists were lately submitted with the Election Commission ...

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  • TLAHORE - If the priority lists of three major political parties regarding reserved seats for women are of any indication, they are surely a reflection of their level of expectations about the number of seats they are eying to grab in the coming elections. As per legal requirement, these lists were ...

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