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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 – 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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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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