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Brexit crisis: MPs reject Johnson’s call for general election

09 September, 2019 2:53 am 2:53 am

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced a double defeat in the Commons after MPs turned down his motion for a general election. Earlier, MPs backed a bill aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit if the PM hadn’t agreed a plan with the EU ahead of the 31 October deadline. Mr Johnson said the … Read More

Indians vote in fourth phase of general election

04 April, 2019 9:43 am 9:43 am

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indians voted early on Monday in Mumbai and elsewhere in the country as the fourth phase of a massive and staggered general election got underway. More than 127 million people are eligible to vote in this round of the seven-phase election held across 71 seats in nine states. Prime Minister Narendra … Read More

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Voting begins in third phase of India’s general election

04 April, 2019 8:54 am 8:54 am

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Voting began in the third and largest phase of India’s staggered general election on Tuesday, including in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat and Kerala, where opposition Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi is contesting. In all, 188 million voters are eligible to cast ballots in 117 constituencies during the … Read More

Bangladesh delays general election by a week to December 30

11 November, 2018 2:09 pm 2:09 pm

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh will defer general elections by a week, to Dec. 30, a top election official said on Monday, partially meeting demands from several opposition parties for more time to prepare. After the poll was set last week for Dec. 23, an opposition alliance that includes the key Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) vowed … Read More

Bangladesh court doubles former PM’s jail term to 10 years

10 October, 2018 1:58 pm 1:58 pm

DHAKA (Reuters) – A Bangladesh court on Tuesday doubled to 10 years a jail term for former prime minister Khaleda Zia for graft, ruling out her chances of contesting a general election in December, lawyers said. Khaleda’s opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has been in disarray after she was jailed in February, following a verdict … Read More

30-member committee to probe alleged ‘rigging’ in 2018 general election

10 October, 2018 8:00 am 8:00 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A 30-member parliament committee has been formed to probe alleged rigging in the July 25 general elections. The committee comprises 10 MNAs and 10 Senators. The committee includes equal representation of members of the government and the opposition. The committee includes Pervez Khattak, Shireen Mazari, Shafqat Mehmood, Fawad Chaudhry, Amir Dogar, … Read More

Rehman Malik asks PM to form technical committee on RTS failure

08 August, 2018 5:39 pm 5:39 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Senator and former interior minister Rehman Malik has requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to constitute a technical committee to probe Results Transmission System (RTS) failure on the polling day. The former minister wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan. In his letter, he stated that the Senate had entrusted the … Read More

PML-N demands judicial commission on alleged rigging

07 July, 2018 10:16 am 10:16 am

LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) stalwart Khawaja Asif demanded to form a judicial commission over rigging in the General Election 2018. The PML-N’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) demanded of the government to constitute a judicial commission to probe the large-scale rigging incidents. PML-N President Mian Shehbaz Sharif chaired the meeting which was … Read More

Imran’s wife Bushra Bibi congratulates nation on PTI victory

07 July, 2018 11:18 am 11:18 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi congratulated the nation for voting for a leader who is committed to work for welfare of the commoners. In his message, Bushra Bibi expressed her heartfelt joy over the PTI victory in the general election. She said that Allah Almighty had given … Read More

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Alliance with independent, PML-N to form Punjab govt: Hamza Shahbaz

07 July, 2018 11:55 pm 11:55 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Hamza Shehbaz vowed on Friday that the PML-N will once again form the Punjab government with the help of Independent candidates. During a press conference, the PML-N leader said that the PML-N the has emerged as the largest party in Punjab. “People have voted for us and, … Read More

PTI emerges as major party in Karachi

07 July, 2018 5:04 pm 5:04 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as a major political party in Karachi as it seems to grab 12 National Assembly seats out of 21. As per details garnered, the election 2018 has showed surprise results in Karachi for the first time in almost 30 years of its history. Karachi was captured … Read More

KSE-100 index goes bullish as Imran Khan leads electoral race

07 July, 2018 11:38 am 11:38 am

KARACHI (92 News) – The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) witnessed a bullish trend on Thursday as the Karachi Stock Exchange 100 index gained staggering 710 points in the early hours. The index opened higher, at 42,106 but gained momentum and is hovering around 43,000 points. The bullish trend coincides with the electoral lead of Pakistan … Read More

Army Chief Gen Bajwa casts his vote, asks people to vote undeterred

07 July, 2018 3:50 pm 3:50 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa cast their vote at Rawalpindi and asked the nation to come out and vote undeterred. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief urges the people saying that inimical forces could be failed through their votes. “We are target of … Read More

31 martyred, 40 injured in Quetta blast

07 July, 2018 11:34 am 11:34 am

QUETTA (92 News) – At least 31 people including policemen were martyred in a blast near a polling station in Quetta on Wednesday. According to the reports, the blast took place at a polling station near Eastern bypass in Quetta. The blast was followed by a stampede, injuring 40 people. According to Balochistan IG, a … Read More

Fazl, Mustafa and key leaders cast their votes as polling begin

07 July, 2018 9:37 am 9:37 am

LAHORE (92 News) – The political leaders from major parties are casting their votes as polling begin across the country at 8am on Wednesday. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam’s (JUI) Maulana Fazlur Rehman cast his vote in NA-238 Dera Ismail Khan. Fazl shared his message with the public that their vote is a responsibility, it is important to … Read More