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Elections 2013 – Women NA Candidates: Khursheed Begum

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 7 as part of a short series of profiles of women candidates contesting the National Assembly elections on a general seat. Islamabad – On May 16, 2012, and then again on November 15, unidentified gunmen attacked the car of Khurshid […]

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Elections 2013 – Women NA Candidates: Zartaj Gul Akhwand

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 6, 2013 as part of a short series of profiles of women contesting the National Assembly elections on a general seat. Islamabad – Sardar Maqsood Khan Leghari is a formidable candidate in NA-172, one of the three National Assembly seats […]

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Elections 2013 – Women NA Candidates: Naila J Dayal

An edited version of this article was published in The Express Tribune on May 5 as part of a short series of profiles on women running for the National Assembly elections on a general seat. Islamabad – Things have gotten worse for the Pakistani Christians since the last time Naila Joseph Dayal, a Christian political […]

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Elections 2013: Close contest in Islamabad’s NA-49

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 29, 2013. Islamabad – The race for NA-49 was tight in 2008. Five years later, it is tighter still. The emergence of new players, political alliances, resurgence of parties that boycotted the 2008 elections and shifting voter trends have made […]

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Elections 2013: In Islamabad, first-time voters have diversified priorities

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 28, 2013. Islamabad – They are young, they have the right to vote and they are willing to use it. More than 100,000 Islamabad residents under the age of 26 are eligible to cast their votes for the capital’s two […]

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Elections 2013: Islamabad candidates violate ECP rules during campaign

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 25, 2013. Islamabad – It is still around two weeks before their fates will be sealed but candidates running for the National Assembly from the federal capital’s two constituencies have already started breaking rules. The election campaigns run by various […]

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Elections 2013: Civil society criticizes Returning Officers’ conduct

Islamabad – Some citizens, including intellectuals and human rights activists, from the twin cities issued a joint statement on Monday raising objections over the scrutiny of nomination papers by Returning Officers (ROs). The statement expressed concern over the current electoral process undertaken by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) which it termed was “unnecessarily led […]

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Elections 2013: ECP media code vague

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 16, 2013. Islamabad – The media code of conduct for the 2013 elections released by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is a vague, general and restrictive document which should be made more specific, well-defined and less prohibitive. Journalists, media analysts, […]

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After fake degrees, no degrees

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 6, 2013. Islamabad – While many aspiring candidates are facing sleepless nights trying to get their degrees verified, others are facing jail terms over their fake degrees. But the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Zaheen Kanwal Mukhtar is not the least bit worried. This mother of two […]

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