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By-election NA-48: Presiding Officers chill out as few voters turn up for polls

Islamabad – Presiding Officers supervising the NA-48 by-elections seemed to have an easy day at the job on Thursday as the voter response in the capital remained slow and peaceful throughout. The officers, who were granted the powers of Magistrate first class powers, said they did not feel the need to use their express authority […]

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By-election NA-48: PTI likely to challenge PML-N to the finish line

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 22, 2013. Islamabad – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is likely to challenge the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the federal capital a second time around as voters in Islamabad’s NA-48 head to the by-polls on Thursday. In the May […]

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By-election NA-48: No steam in the race

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 18, 2013. Islamabad – The battle for urban Islamabad is turning out to be a dud, the second time around. With just two days left before the campaign deadline for the August 22 by-elections, voter mobilization in the capital’s NA-48 […]

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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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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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