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Musharraf arrest warrant to be served on Feb 3

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 2, 2014. Islamabad – Islamabad Police officials confirmed on Saturday they have received a bailable arrest warrant for former dictator Pervez Musharraf and said the warrant might be served on Monday. A special court constituted to try Musharraf for high […]

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Writ of the state to be established in tribal areas: Aziz

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 9, 2014. Islamabad – The federal government expects to restore control in all regions of Pakistan’s tribal belt soon, said Sartaj Aziz, the Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs. “We have restored the writ […]

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Young people for politics

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 31, 2013. Islamabad – Young Pakistanis willing to enter active the political arena should engage in ideology-based politics and work with commitment and honesty. This was the advice Senator Raza Rabbani had for a group of 30 young aspiring politicians […]

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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: 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: 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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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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