Pakistan General Elections

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Imran Khan wrongly pronounced Urdu words while taking oath

18 Aug 2018

Imran Khan wrongly pronounced Urdu words while taking oath

Imran Khan today stumbled over some of the Urdu words and wrongly pronounced them while taking oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister.

Sidhu arrives in Pakistan to attend Khan's oath taking ceremony

17 Aug 2018

Sidhu arrives in Pakistan to attend Khan's oath taking ceremony

Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today arrived in Lahore to attend the swearing-in ceremony of his friend Imran Khan as Pakistan's Prime Minister.

Pakistan: PTI bags 33 reserved seats, NA-tally stands at 158

12 Aug 2018

Pakistan: PTI bags 33 reserved seats, NA-tally stands at 158

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has been allotted 28 reserved seats for women and five for non-Muslims by the election commission, taking its tally to 158 in the National Assembly - just 14 short of the number required for a simple majority.

Got call from Imran inviting me for swearing-in ceremony: Sidhu

11 Aug 2018

Got call from Imran inviting me for swearing-in ceremony: Sidhu

Pakistan's Prime Minister-elect Imran Khan called up cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu to extend an invitation to his oath-taking ceremony, the Punjab Minister said in a statement today.

#PakistanElections: This mobile app and database helped Imran Khan win

05 Aug 2018

#PakistanElections: This mobile app and database helped Imran Khan win

While allegations about clandestine military support continue against Imran Khan, it has now come to light that a mobile app was instrumental to Khan's victory in Pakistan's recently-concluded general elections.

Imran may take oath as Pakistan-PM on Pakistan's Independence Day

04 Aug 2018

Imran may take oath as Pakistan-PM on Pakistan's Independence Day

Imran Khan, 65, who is set to become Pakistan's new Prime Minister, may take the oath of the office on the country's Independence Day on August 14, a media report said.

Pakistan General Elections: 1.6 million votes discarded, says report

04 Aug 2018

Pakistan General Elections: 1.6 million votes discarded, says report

A total of 1.67mn votes cast across Pakistan in the 2018 general election were rejected, which was 11.7% more than that of the 1.5mn ballots discarded in the 2013 polls, a report said.

Imran Khan opts for simple oath-ceremony, not to invite foreign-leaders

02 Aug 2018

Imran Khan opts for simple oath-ceremony, not to invite foreign-leaders

Imran Khan has decided against inviting foreign leaders and celebrities to his oath-taking ceremony as Pakistan's new Prime Minister as he wants to keep the event very simple.

Kapil Dev, Gavaskar, Sidhu, Aamir invited to Imran Khan's oath-taking

02 Aug 2018

Kapil Dev, Gavaskar, Sidhu, Aamir invited to Imran Khan's oath-taking

The oath-taking ceremony guest list of to-be Pakistan PM Imran Khan features several Indian names, including his contemporaries Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Pakistan: Imran's private-house vulnerable to threats, to move into official-residence

01 Aug 2018

Pakistan: Imran's private-house vulnerable to threats, to move into official-residence

A house in Ministers' Enclave in Islamabad will be declared the official residence of Imran Khan, who is set to become Pakistan's new Prime Minister, as his private house is vulnerable to threats, Dawn reported.

Imran Khan's PTI considering inviting Modi for his oath-taking ceremony

31 Jul 2018

Imran Khan's PTI considering inviting Modi for his oath-taking ceremony

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is considering inviting the leaders of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his oath-taking ceremony as the premier next month, a party official said today.

Modi congratulates Imran Khan on phone, talks about development, peace

31 Jul 2018

Modi congratulates Imran Khan on phone, talks about development, peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, on Monday, to congratulate him on his victory in the recently concluded general elections.

Will take oath as Pakistan PM on August 11: Imran

30 Jul 2018

Will take oath as Pakistan PM on August 11: Imran

Pakistan-Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, on Monday, said that he will take oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 11.

Pakistan: Imran Khan's PTI emerges single largest-party with 116 seats

28 Jul 2018

Pakistan: Imran Khan's PTI emerges single largest-party with 116 seats

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf today emerged as the single largest party in the country's general elections, winning 116 National Assembly seats of the contested 270 parliamentary constituencies, according to the election commission's final results.

Imran Khan's PTI wins Pakistan elections, but needs an ally

27 Jul 2018

Imran Khan's PTI wins Pakistan elections, but needs an ally

More than a day after results were due, Imran Khan's PTI has emerged the winner, winning 109 seats out of the contested 269 in the Pakistan assembly. Votes are still being counted.

Pakistan: Imran says will live humbly, not in official PM-residence

27 Jul 2018

Pakistan: Imran says will live humbly, not in official PM-residence

Imran Khan, who is set to become Pakistan's premier, yesterday said he will not live in the official residence of the Prime Minister and the lavish house will be converted into a public space like an educational institution.

Ex-wife Jemima congratulates Imran Khan, reminds him of "challenge"

26 Jul 2018

Ex-wife Jemima congratulates Imran Khan, reminds him of "challenge"

Wishes have been pouring in for PTI Chief Imran Khan from around the world, as he looks set to become Pakistan's next prime minister.

Cricketers who turned politicians post retirement

26 Jul 2018

Cricketers who turned politicians post retirement

Former Pakistan World Cup winning captain, Imran Khan, had a successful career.

Pakistan polls: Imran Khan inches towards victory amid mass-rigging allegations

26 Jul 2018

Pakistan polls: Imran Khan inches towards victory amid mass-rigging allegations

Hours before results of the Pakistan general elections are to be officially declared, PTI Chief Imran Khan took a clear lead, even as rivals alleged their agents were being thrown out of polling stations.

#HistoryMade: Pakistan's tribal women cast vote for the first time

25 Jul 2018

#HistoryMade: Pakistan's tribal women cast vote for the first time

In a historic first, women of a conservative tribal district of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan today cast their ballots as Pakistan went to polls, according to a media report.

Bombs, 1000 coffins, and votes: Highlights from Pakistan's election-day

25 Jul 2018

Bombs, 1000 coffins, and votes: Highlights from Pakistan's election-day

An undergoing election is expected to bring new hope of democracy in Pakistan, but the fear of an unfair polling day hasn't been ruled out.

Pakistan election: Imran Khan's vote may be cancelled over code-violation

25 Jul 2018

Pakistan election: Imran Khan's vote may be cancelled over code-violation

The vote of PTI Chief Imran Khan in Pakistan's general elections might be cancelled, after reports emerged that his voting had been recorded on camera.

Pakistan: 31 killed, 36 injured in violence on Election Day

25 Jul 2018

Pakistan: 31 killed, 36 injured in violence on Election Day

At least 31 people were killed, including 28 in a suicide-blast outside a polling station in Pakistan's Quetta city, and 36 others injured as violence erupted on the day of elections in Pakistan.

As Pakistan votes, India, US and China on the edge

25 Jul 2018

As Pakistan votes, India, US and China on the edge

Pakistan votes today in its 11th general elections since 1970, incidentally only the second civilian transfer of power in the country.

Pakistan-polls: Top players and what their win means for India

24 Jul 2018

Pakistan-polls: Top players and what their win means for India

Pakistan will vote to choose its next prime minister (PM) tomorrow, and the stage is all set.

Indians will call Pakistanis their 'master': PML-N Chief Shehbaz Sharif

23 Jul 2018

Indians will call Pakistanis their 'master': PML-N Chief Shehbaz Sharif

Shehbaz Sharif, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Prime Ministerial candidate, said that people can change his name if he doesn't take Pakistan ahead of India after coming into power, The Express Tribune reported.

Facebook enhances security measures ahead of July 25 Pakistan polls

08 Jul 2018

Facebook enhances security measures ahead of July 25 Pakistan polls

Ahead of the July 25 general elections in Pakistan, Facebook is taking enhanced security measures to ensure transparency and prevent abuse on the platform, media reports said.

Musharraf open to political alliance with Hafiz Saeed, JuD

06 Dec 2017

Musharraf open to political alliance with Hafiz Saeed, JuD

Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf said he's open to forging a political alliance with 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD).

26/11-mastermind Hafiz Saeed to contest Pakistan General Elections next year

03 Dec 2017

26/11-mastermind Hafiz Saeed to contest Pakistan General Elections next year