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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 – 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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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: 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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