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Elections 2013: PTI puts up impressive fight in capital

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 13, 2013. Islamabad – The Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf (PTI) turned a few heads with a dominating performance in the federal capital on Election Day, winning one of the city’s two National Assembly seats and putting up an impressive fight on […]

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Elections 2013: Mismanagement galore on Election Day

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 12, 2013. Islamabad – As hundreds of thousands of people left their homes to cast their votes, in what observers believe will be a record-breaking turnout, apart from a ‘credible’ voters’ list, Saturday’s general elections were no different from previous ones in terms of inadequate […]

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Elections 2013: Twin Cities vote for change

This article was published in The Express Tribune on May 12, 2013. Rawalpindi/Islamabad – Polling started in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi smoothly amid fear and hope of perceived ‘change’. The process was marred by mismanagement and anomalies in the voters’ list and ballot papers. The polling started at 8am in almost all polling stations, […]

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Elections 2013: Election Day ECP code violations in Rawalpindi

These updates were published on The Express Tribune’s news website on Election Day. Rawalpindi – People have started turning up to vote in Pindi. Youth presence has increased. There have been Incidents of violence in PP12 Ganj Mandi where PPP candidate Babar Sultan Jadoon fired shots at PMLN supporters. Severe mismanagement is seen at Dhoke […]

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Elections 2013: In Islamabad, women voters could be game changers

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 11, 2013. Islamabad – Women voters will have a significant say in deciding the fate of candidates contesting elections for the capital’s two National Assembly constituencies. But they appear to have made their voting decisions based on general problems facing […]

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Elections 2013: Water availability a key issue for Islamabad’s NA-48 constituents

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 10, 2013. Islamabad – When urban residents of the federal capital head to the polling stations of May 11, they will be voting for, among other things, the adequate supply of water to the city during the summers. Water shortage […]

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Elections 2013: Only four Islamabad candidates reported campaign expenses

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 9 2013. Islamabad – Candidates for the federal capital’s two National Assembly constituencies have spent big bucks on their election campaigns apparently, by plastering their faces all over the city on banners and posters, running advertisements in local pages of […]

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Elections 2013: Islamabad prepares for high voter turnout

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 6, 2013. Islamabad – There is no escape from politics in the federal capital. Living next to the actual corridors of power, you would expect residents to be fed up with political activity. But the election season has got people […]

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Elections 2013 – Women NA Candidates: Ruqayya Saeed Hashmi

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 10, 2013, as part of a short series of profiles of women candidates contesting the National Assembly electiosn on a general seat. Islamabad – In several cities across Pakistan, political parties and candidates have faced threats and deadly attacks from […]

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Elections 2013 – Women NA Candidates: Khushbakht Shujaat

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 8, 2013 as part of a short series of profiles of women candidates contesting National Assembly elections on a general seat. Islamabad – She maintains her signature poise, and she is not a novice in the field of politics, but […]

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