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By-election NA-48: PTI retains NA seat, loses the PA slot

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 24, 2013. Islamabad -Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) retained its National Assembly seat from the federal capital and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) added another seat to their provincial assembly tally from Rawalpindi district in the August 22 by-elections. PTI’s Asad Umar successfully […]

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By-election NA-48: People seem uninterested in electing the second time around

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 23, 2013. Islamabad – Political parties and candidates failed to mobilize voters in the federal capital as the city witnessed the first-ever by-elections at one of its two National Assembly constituencies on Thursday. The turnout in Islamabad’s NA-48, the National […]

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By-election NA-48: Presiding Officers chill out as few voters turn up for polls

Islamabad – Presiding Officers supervising the NA-48 by-elections seemed to have an easy day at the job on Thursday as the voter response in the capital remained slow and peaceful throughout. The officers, who were granted the powers of Magistrate first class powers, said they did not feel the need to use their express authority […]

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By-election NA-48: PTI likely to challenge PML-N to the finish line

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 22, 2013. Islamabad – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is likely to challenge the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the federal capital a second time around as voters in Islamabad’s NA-48 head to the by-polls on Thursday. In the May […]

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By-election NA-48: No steam in the race

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 18, 2013. Islamabad – The battle for urban Islamabad is turning out to be a dud, the second time around. With just two days left before the campaign deadline for the August 22 by-elections, voter mobilization in the capital’s NA-48 […]

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By-election NA-48: Anjum Aqeel gets approval from ECP

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 13, 2013. Islamabad – Candidates running for the August 22 National Assembly by-elections from NA-48 will now get a say in deciding the fate of Anjum Aqeel Khan’s attempts to restore his candidacy for the elections. The Election Commission of […]

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Elections 2013: Independent candidates fail to impress in Islamabad

Islamabad – The 28 independent candidates who won National Assembly seats in the 2013 elections have already proved important in the country’s future government. But in the federal capital, independent candidates failed to dent the performance of major political parties. A whopping 43 independent candidates stood for the general elections from Islamabad’s two National Assembly […]

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Elections 2013: Only six women candidates make it to National Assembly on general seats

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 17, Islamabad – If it were not for the 60 seats reserved for women, Pakistan’s next National Assembly (NA) would have been an almost completely male affair as women representation on general seats suffered during the 2013 elections. In results […]

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Elections 2013: In twin cities, drive to remove campaign material needs more steam

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 16, 2013. Islamabad – After witnessing two major political rallies, an amazing voter turnout on Election Day and brief celebrations, life in the federal capital is slowly getting back to normal after the elections. With the exception of the Pakistan […]

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Elections 2013: Punjab Assembly results show a dent in PML-N’s total domination

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 14, 2013. Islamabad – The contest for Punjab Assembly seats in the Rawalpindi district proved to be a two-horse race, with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) sharing The two parties finished one-two in the results of […]

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