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Imran Khan’s Disqualification Would Remain Shahbaz Sharif’s Desire | Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath | Mr. Kamran Khan | Dec 06, 2022 | Dunya...

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PTI Not For Dissolution? | Khabar Say Aagay with Raza Rumi | Mr. Raza Rumi | Dec 06, 2022 | Naya Daur TV

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Toshakhana controversy | Dawn

‘TOSHAKHANA’ — the local definition of the state treasury where gifts received by state officials are deposited — was not a very familiar term in our political discourse. But it has suddenly sprung up in the media and is being passionately debated everywhere...........

Key Words: Toshakhan, ECP, Imran Khan

Will early elections resolve the stalemate in Pakistan? | Arab News

The pivot around which Imran Khan’s entire protest movement revolves is the demand for an early general election in Pakistan. General election is the term used for election........

Key Words: early elections, PTI, political parties

Voter turnout fault lines | Dawn

VOTER turnout is as vital a sign of the political health of democracy as is blood pressure in a human body. Pakistan has consistently experienced three major fault lines...........

Key Words: Voter turnout

Here comes another expensive long march to Islamabad | Arab News

Long March’ has by now become an established tradition of Pakistani politics. Various political parties give different brand names to such marches such as ‘Azadi March’ of JUI-F in 2019........

Key Words: Long March, PTI

Why this conflict? | Dawn

SOMETIMES we feel overwhelmed by the multifaceted conflicts in our society and wonder whether it is unique to us or if the situation is more or less the same in other countries and therefore there is no need to be unduly alarmed...........

Key Words: conflict, parliamentary system, civil-military relations

Multiple candidacies | Dawn

THE by-elections held on Oct 16 were extraordinary for a number of reasons. First, the constituencies were arbitrarily picked for re-election by accepting the resignations of only 11 out of 123 PTI..........

Key Words: by-election 2022, contest in multiple constituencies, ECP

by-elections October 2022 | News Night with Aniqa Nisar | Ms. Aniqa Nisar | Oct 17, 2022 | GTV News

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by-elections October 2022 | Sawal yeh hai | Ms. Maria Memon | Oct 17, 2022 | ARY News

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by-elections October 2022 | Spot Light with Munizae Jahangir | Ms. Munizae Jahangir | Oct 17, 2022 | Aaj News

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by-elections October 2022 and PTI long march | Khabar say aagay | Mr. Raza Rumi | Oct 17, 2022 | Naya Daur

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Deciding election dates | Dawn

A FACTOR critical in deciding the outcome of an election is the time when it is held. The power to fix the election schedule is, therefore, considered important in democracies..........

Key Words: ECP, Local government elections, by-elections

By-elections 16 October 2022 | 7 se 8 with Kiran Naz | Ms. Kiran Naz | Oct 13, 2022 | Samaa TV

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The farce of intra-party elections in Pakistan | Arab News

South Asia’s oldest political party – Indian National Congress (INC) – is about to hold the historic election of its new President. It is historic because for the first time in the post-independence history of this 137-year-old party........

Key Words: Intra party elections, Internal democracy, political parties

سول ملٹری تعلقات میں بہتری کے لیے یہ ٹھیک وقت کیوں ہے؟ | ڈان

سابق وزیرِاعظم عمران خان کے پاس تو شاید ’اسٹیبلشمنٹ‘ پر تنقید کرنے کی اپنی ہی کوئی وجہ ہو لیکن یہ حقیقت ہے کہ سول ملٹری تعلقات ایک طویل عرصے سے موضوع بحث رہے ہیں۔ تاہم عمران خان نے اس پر جس انداز میں کُھل کر بات کی ہے ایسا ملکی تاریخ میں پہلے کبھی نہیں ہوا۔


Key Words: Civil-military relations, political parties, establishment

Time for a new beginning | Dawn

FORMER prime minister Imran Khan may have his own reasons to lash out at the ‘establishment’, but the fact is that the subject of civil-military relations has been around for a long time.........

Key Words: Civil Military relations, Political leaders, Establishment

There is no moral case for Pakistan’s large cabinet | Arab News

With the latest addition of two Special Assistants, the extended cabinet of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif including Ministers, Ministers of State, Advisors and Special Assistants.......

Key Words: Federal Cabinet, History of Federal Cabinet

Why is an army chief’s appointment so important in Pakistan? | 20 minutes with Nadia Naqi | Ms. Nadia Naqi | Sep 23, 2022...

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Imran Khan’s stance and performance of allied government | Bayania With Waheed Hussain | Mr. Waheed Hussain | Sep 21, 2022 | News One

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Do parties understand youth bulge? | Dawn

PAKISTAN is the 46th youngest country with a median age of 20.4 years among 237 countries and territories in the world, according to UN Population Division statistics released this year. Among nine (if Iran is included) South Asian countries,

Key Words: Young voters, young candidates, Youth voter turnout

Reason Reason Behind Postponement Of By-Elections | Islamabad Buzz with Waqas Ali | Mr. Waqas Ali | Sep 09, 2022 | Naya Daur TV

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PTI’s stance on USA cipher | Apas ki baat | Mr. Muneeb Farooq | Oct 06, 2022 | Geo News

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How are political parties funded in Pakistan? | Arab News

The funding of political parties in Pakistan has been in the news since the ‘prohibited funding case’ against Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) was filed some eight years ago. The subject however, came into sharper focus when the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)

Key Words: Funding of political parties, ECP

Unceasing political vendetta | Dawn

WE have a history of political feuds and vendetta that run through generations. It may be difficult to pinpoint the origins of the politics of vendetta but the misuse of laws and state institutions to settle political scores started as early as 1949 when Proda

Key Words: History of Political Parties, Political Vendetta, Political Victimization

ECP: after the verdict | Dawn

THE Election Commission of Pakistan recently passed an important order in the eight-year-old prohibited funding case instituted against the PTI on the complaint of one of its founder members, who contended that the party was receiving and managing funds in gross violation of the law.

Key Words: ECP, PTI Prohibited funding case

Lessons in party fund-raising | The News

Probably for the first time in the country’s history, public attention has been drawn towards the critical but largely neglected subject of political finance through the recent judgment of the Election Commission of Pakistan

Key Words: Political parties funding, ECP, Prohibited funding

Short-changing Provincial Autonomy | Dawn

MORE than anything else, it was our inability to manage the provincial aspirations for autonomy which resulted in the break-up of the country in 1971. Even today, despite having undergone a major constitutional makeover in the form of the 18th......

Key Words: 18th Amendment, Provincial autonomy, history of Federalism

The Facade Of True Representation | Dawn

IT makes every Pakistani immensely proud that the country came into being through a democratic process, but it remains to be seen whether we carried the process through and used it to become a developed society.

Key Words: History of Parliaments of Pakistan, History of Civil-Military relations, Democracy

PTI prohibited funding case | Apas ki baat | Muneeb Farooq | Aug 08, 2022 | Geo News

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cases on Imran Khan and PTI leadership, Toshakhana reference and prohibited funding case | Riyasat aur Awam with Maria Jadoon | Ms. Maria Jadoon...

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PTI prohibited funding | Sawal Yeh hai | Ms. Maria Memon | Aug 06, 2022 | ARY News

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What follows ECP verdict | The News

Finally, after an eight-year-long wait, the ECP has spoken on the Prohibited Funding Case instituted against the PTI on a complaint by Akbar S Babar, one of the founding members of the party.

Key Words: PTI, Prohibited funding case, ECP

PTI prohibited funding | Spotlight | Aug 03, 2022 | Dawn News English

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PTI prohibited funding | Nuqta e Nazar | Mujeeb Ur Rehman Shami & Ajmal Jami | Aug 03, 2022 | Dunya News

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What does the change in Punjab really entail? | Arab News

Punjab is not just the largest province of Pakistan. Its population is greater than the population of the other three provinces put together. It has the highest GDP and the bulk of the country’s armed forces – the most powerful institution of the nuclear state – also comes from the province. Any political change in the province reflects on the entire national political scene in Pakistan.

Key Words: CM Punjab, PML, Ch. Pervaiz Elahi

PTI prohibited funding | Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada kay saath | Mr. Shahzeb Khanzada | Aug 2, 2022 | Geo News

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Institutions crumbling? | Dawn

AS Pakistan gets ready to celebrate its 75th birthday, a range of institutions seem to have developed cracks manifesting decay that needs urgent repair. The institutions, both state and non-state, in many developed and developing countries face similar challenges but hardly is there a country where the crumbling of various organs of state is witnessed simultaneously.

Key Words: State institutions, Judiciary, PTI foreign funding

PTI prohibited funding | View 360 | Mr. Asad Ullah Khalid | Aug 1, 2022 | VOA Urdu

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crisis in Punjab and inflation in Pakistan | Bayania with Waheed Hussain | Mr. Waheed Hussain | July 28, 2022 | News One

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Crisis in CM Punjab election | Capital Talk | Mr. Hamid Mir | July 25, 2022 | Geo News

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Crisis in CM Punjab election | View 360 | Asad Ullah Khalid | July 23, 2022 | VOA Urdu

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Crisis in CM Punjab election | News Wise | Arifa Noor | July 23, 2022 | Dawn News

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After the by-elections | Arab News

Pakistan has seldom experienced such passionately contested by-elections as were seen last Sunday in 20 Provincial Assembly constituencies of Pakistan’s largest province, Punjab. The contest was between arch rivals Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) seeking to reclaim the government of Punjab

Key Words: By-elections 2022, PTI, PML-N

CM Punjab elections | Riyasat aur Awam with Maria Jadoon | Ms. Maria Jadoon | July 19, 2022 | Public News

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CM Punjab elections | Weekly Roundup with Public | Ms. Uzma Khan Roomi | July 17, 2022 | Public News

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By-elections and more | Dawn

IT may seem that it is just 20, or some five per cent, of the total 371 seats of the Punjab Assembly which are at stake in this Sunday’s by-elections, but, in fact, a lot more is at risk — not only in the province but also at the national level.

Key Words: By-elections 2022, ECP, PTI

By-elections 16 July 2022 | Rubaroo | Mr. Shaukat Paracha | July 15, 2022 | Aaj TV

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By-elections 16 July in Punjab | Power Show with Alina Shigrii | Ms. Alina Shigri | July 12, 2022 | Public News

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Imran Khan’s stance on political crisis | Nadeem Malik | Nadeem Malik | July 05, 2022 | Samaa TV

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Rethinking the presidency | Dawn

SOME of the recent actions by the president of Pakistan have revived the debate about the role of the president in a parliamentary system of government — specifically in our kind of parliamentary system.

Key Words: Presidential System in Pakistan

Riyasat aur Awam with Maria Jadoon | LHC decision on CM Punjab | Maria Jadoon | July 1, 2022 | Public News

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پاکستان میں پارلیمنٹ کمزور ، اسکو مضبوط ہونا چاہیے، احمد بلال محبوب

پاکستان میں جمہوریت اور شفافیت کے فروغ کیلئے کام کرنے والے ادارے پلڈاٹ کے سربراہ احمد بلا ل محبوب کا کہنا ہے کہ پاکستان میں پارلیمنٹ کمزور ہے ، اس کو مضبوط ہونا چاہیے، پارلیمنٹ مکالمے اور احتساب کا نام ہے اور ہمارے ہاں دونوں امور پارلیمنٹ کے دائر ہ اختیار سے باہر نظر آتے ہیں ،عالمی یوم پارلیمان پر خاموشی افسوسناک ہے

Key Words: Parliament, budget process

Crisis in CM Punjab election | Khabar say agay | Mr. Murtaza Solangi | June 30, 2022 | Naya Daur TV

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Election: early warnings | Dawn

GENERAL elections may be 16 months away if the existing legislatures complete their full five-year term but election season seems to have already hit the country.

Key Words: LG elections, by-elections, ECP

Pakistan should stop living off borrowed money | The Express Tribune

Pakistan knocked upon the IMF’s door in 1959, merely a decade after its inception. The young nation’s call for help continues to echo through the decades. And even when it is not seeking palliative medicines from the global money lender,

Key Words: Pakistan economy, loans, budgets

Pakistan splitting governance on party lines | Arab News

In a democracy anywhere in the world, dates set aside for debate and approval of the annual Budget are considered sacrosanct and both ruling and opposition parties look forward to expressing their views on the government’s most important policy document.

Key Words: Punjab Assembly, Punjab Budget session, Governor Punjab

کیا بجٹ کی تیاری میں اسمبلیوں کا کوئی کردار ہوتا ہے؟ | ڈان

ہماری پارلیمنٹ کے دونوں ایوانوں اور چاروں صوبائی اسمبلیوں میں بجٹ اجلاس ہورہے ہیں۔ جون کے مہینے کے لیے مختص یہ روایت اگلے ایک سے 2 ہفتوں میں مکمل ہوجائے گی۔ ویسے تو بجٹ کی منظوری کا کریڈٹ (یا الزام) قومی اور صوبائی اسمبلیوں کو جائے گا لیکن یہاں یہ سوال پیدا ہوتا ہے کہ کیا بجٹ کی منظوری سے قبل اس کی تیاری اور نظرِثانی کے اہم مراحل میں ان منتخب ایوانوں کا کوئی کردار ہوتا ہے؟


Key Words: Parliamentary budget process, budget, Parliament

پنجاب اسمبلی: حکومت اور اپوزیشن کے الگ الگ اجلاس

پاکستان کی تاریخ میں پہلی بار ملک کے سب سے بڑے صوبے پنجاب میں دو الگ الگ بجٹ سیشن منعقد کیے گئے۔ ایک اجلاس میں اپوزیشن غائب اور دوسرے میں حکومت موجود نہیں تھی۔مبصرین کے مطابق عوام کومعاشی ریلیف مہیا کرنے کی بجائےعوامی نمائندوں کی سیاسی لڑائیاں جمہوریت کے لیے اچھی علامت نہیں ہیں۔ حزب اختلاف اپنےارکان کے خلاف مقدمے واپس لینے کے لیے حکومت پر دباؤ ڈال رہی ہے۔

Key Words: Punjab Assembly, Punjab Government, Opposition

Budget: is parliament relevant? | Dawn

BOTH Houses of our national parliament, and the four provincial assemblies, have been holding their budget sessions. This yearly ritual reserved for the month of June will be over in the next one to two weeks. Formally, the national and provincial assemblies will be credited (or blamed) for passing the budget, but do the elected Houses have anything to do with the formulation, scrutiny or review — the essential steps prior to approval — of the budget?

Key Words: Parliamentary budget process, budget, Parliament

Inflation in Pakistan | Nadeem Malik live | Nadeem Malik | June 16, 2022 | Samaa TV

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Recounting Pakistan’s Electoral Reforms | TCM originals | June 16, 2022 | | TCM originals

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Punjab political crisis | Khabar say agay | June 15, 2022 | Naya Daur TV

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Austerity & legislators’ perks | Dawn

AS the date for the annual budget presentation in parliament approached against the backdrop of the deepening economic crisis, the salaries and perks enjoyed by state functionaries came under renewed discussion and scrutiny. Sensing the public mood, the chair of at least one Senate standing committee voluntarily surrendered the petrol allowance for his state-provided vehicle for the next six months.

Key Words: Salaries & Allowances of MPs, Perks of MPs, Parliament

Bills on EVM and NAB amendments rejected by the President of Pakistan | Power show | Alina Shigri | June 05, 2022 | Public...

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objection on delimitations by ECP | Sawal Yeh Hai | Maria Memon | June 04, 2022 | ARY News

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Another law for the Overseas Pakistanis’ vote | Arab News

WITH the Supreme Court order of May 17 — issued in response to a presidential reference seeking clarifications on Article 63-A or the defection of legislators from their parliamentary party — a new, game-changing chapter has been added to the parliamentary history of Pakistan

Key Words: Overseas Pakistani’s voting, EVM, Elections Act, 2017

انتخابات کے راستے میں آئینی اور قانونی رکاوٹیں حائل، ماہرین

اہرین آئین و قانون نے کہا ہے کہ اس سال نئے انتخابات کے راستے میں اہم آئینی اور قانونی رکاوٹیں حائل ہیں، یہ رکاوٹیں دسمبر سے پہلے ختم نہیں ہوسکتیں۔ماہرین آئین و قانون نے جیو کے پروگرام کیپٹل ٹاک میں انکشاف کیا کہ گزشتہ سال عمران خان نے بطور وزیراعظم کونسل آف کامن انٹرسٹ کے اجلاس کی صدارت کرتے ہوئے خود فیصلہ کیا تھا کہ پہلے مردم شماری ہوگی پھر نئے انتخابات ہوں گے

Key Words: New general election, ECP, Fair elections

موروثی سیاست یا نئے چہرے: پنجاب میں حمزہ شہباز کی کابینہ میں کون کون شامل ہے؟

سیاست میں دلچسپی رکھنے والی نئی نسل کا ایک حصہ ملک کی دو بڑی جماعتوں مسلم لیگ ن اور پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی سے کئی موضوعات پر اختلافات رکھتا ہے۔ ان میں سے ایک اہم تنقیدی نکتہ یہ ہے کہ ان جماعتوں میں موروثی سیاست کی حوصلہ افزائی کی جاتی ہے اور نئے سیاسی چہروں، نوجوانوں کی نمائندگی کی بجائے پرانے سیاسی چہروں کو اہم عہدوں کے لیے منتخب کیا جاتا ہے۔

Key Words: Punjab Cabinet, CM Punjab, Hamza Shehbaz

NA seats reduced: Delimitation of constituencies | Subha se agay | Shiffa Yousafzai and Ovais Mangalwala | June 02, 2022 | Hum News

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Accountability fails again | Dawn

WITH the Supreme Court order of May 17 — issued in response to a presidential reference seeking clarifications on Article 63-A or the defection of legislators from their parliamentary party — a new, game-changing chapter has been added to the parliamentary history of Pakistan

Key Words: Accountability, NAB, National Accountability (Second Amendment) Bill, 2021

New elections and amendments in Elections Act, 2017 | Capital Talk | Hamid Mir | June 01, 2022 | Geo News

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PTI long March | Riyasat aur Awam | Maria Jadoon | May 31, 2022 | Public News

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Passing of budget in Punjab and National Assembly | Spot light with Munizae Jahangir | Munizae Jahangir | May 31, 2022 | Aaj TV

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effects of PTI’s long march delays | News Wise | Arifa Noor | May 27, 2022 | Dawn News

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Rewriting defection | Dawn

WITH the Supreme Court order of May 17 — issued in response to a presidential reference seeking clarifications on Article 63-A or the defection of legislators from their parliamentary party — a new, game-changing chapter has been added to the parliamentary history of Pakistan

Key Words: Article 63-A, Defection, Supreme Court

PTI’s Long March and confronting statements of politicians | Nuqata e Nazar | Mr. Ajmal Jami | May 24, 2022 | Dunya News

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پنجاب کی سیاسی صورتحال: کیا نون لیگ کے پاس ایوان میں نمبر پورے نہیں؟

پاکستان کی سیاست پر تبصرہ کرنے والے حلقوں کے مطابق آج کل پنجاب کی سیاست ہچکولے کھا رہی ہے۔ ویسے تو منتخب وزیراعلیٰ پاکستان مسلم لیگ نون کے حمزہ شہباز شریف ہیں تاہم ابھی تک وہ اپنی کابینہ تشکیل نہیں دے پائے۔ صوبے میں کوئی گورنر نہیں، ڈپٹی سپیکر اور سپیکر کو تحریک عدم اعتماد کا سامنا ہے جبکہ صوبائی اسمبلی میں نمبر گیم اب تک واضح نہیں۔ پنجاب اسمبلی کے 22 مئی کو ہونے والے اجلاس کو پہلے 30 مئی کو بلایا گیا تھا لیکن سنیچر کی

Key Words: Punjab Assembly, CM Punjab, PML-N

IS POPULISM PARALYSING PAKISTAN? | The Express Tribune

When Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf came to power in 2018, many in the country felt nothing but happiness. The World Cup winner’s support base expected he would revamp the entire governance system and stamp out corruption for good in just 90 days.

Key Words: PTI, Imran Khan, PTI performance

ججز کی اکثریتی رائے نے بہت سارے نئے سوالات کو جنم دیا، شاہ خاور

پلڈاٹ کے سربراہ احمد بلال محبوب نے کہا کہ جج کی اکثریت سے بھی فیصلہ ہوا ہوتو بہرحال فیصلہ ہوتا ہے یہ بھی اہم بات ہے کہ دو ججز نے اس فیصلے سے اختلاف کیا،میزبان منیب فاروق نے تجزیہ پیش کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ جس کا تھا انتظار وہ فیصلہ آگیاسابقہ حکومت کے اتحاد کی غیر موجودگی میں ڈپٹی سپیکر دوست محمد مزاری نے لاؤڈ سپیکر کی مدد سے سپیکر کی گیلری میں کھڑے ہو کر اجلاس کی کارروائی چلائی اور الیکشن کروایا۔ انھوں نے پاکستان مسلم لیگ ن کے رہنما کو کامیاب قرار دیا۔

Key Words: Article 63-A, Defection, Parliamentarians

Supreme Court verdict on Article 63-A | Apas ki baat | Mr. Muneeb Farooq | May 17, 2022 | Geo News

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Supreme Court verdict on Article 63-A | Nuqata e Nazar | Mr. Ajmal Jami | May 17, 2022 | Dunya News

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Is Pakistan’s water crisis simply a crisis of governance? | Arab News

At the time of its creation in 1947, Pakistan was fortunate to have abundant water resources with the mighty river Indus and five other tributary rivers forming the backbone

Key Words: Water Crisis, Governance Crisis

Defection of MPAs: A politically strong but legally weak case of PTI | The News

There was no ambiguity in the mind of Ahmed Bilal Mehboob that the defection of the dissenting PTI MPAs, who voted for Hamza Shehbaz, was an open and shut case. But he, the founder of PILDAT further explained in a tweet, had to revisit his views after hearing the arguments of the lawyer representing the provincial lawmakers loyal to Jehangir Khan Tareen. What changed his mind was the point articulated by the lawyer that the PTI’s parliamentary leader in Punjab Assembly never issued a formal direction regarding who to vote for. Therefore, “I no longer consider it an open [and] shut case,” Mehboob tweeted. Reference against the dissenting MPAs was sent by Punjab Assembly Speaker and has been taken up by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

Key Words: Defection, Article 63-A, dissent MPAs

ECP decision on dissents MNAs of PTI | Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath | Mr. Shahzeb Khanzada | May 11, 2022 | Geo News

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Federal govt sacks Punjab governor | The Express Tribune

The federal government issued a notification for the removal of Punjab Governor Omer Sarfraz Cheema as the constitutional period of sending the summary to the president to this effect ended, according to the notice of the Cabinet Division available with The Express Tribune on Tuesday. The notification came as President Arif Alvi “strongly rejected” Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s advice to remove Cheema, saying that under Clause 3 of Article 101 of the Constitution, “the Governor shall hold office during the pleasure of the President”.

Key Words: Governor Punjab, Federal Government

Who’ll miss the opposition? | Dawn

ALTHOUGH the question in the title is premature, some analysts seem to be worried about how the National Assembly will work without a large segment of the opposition whose members recently tendered their resignations

Key Words: PTI resignations, National Assembly, Opposition

POLITICS OF RELIGION: DEADLY TUG-OF-WAR OVER THE RELIGION CARD | The Express Tribune

Allegations of blasphemy have rendered every place from Pakistan’s courts and universities to police stations, factories and worship places a potential ‘crime scene’. Given how sensitive and inherently emotive the issue is for a significant segment of the populace, the threat of death extends beyond prisons and the gallows for those accused or convicted. It waits for them in the streets and the open markets, often before a judicial process can even begin.

Key Words: Politics of religion, religion card, Madina incident

PTI MNAs being given salaries even after they quit| The Express Tribune

Even though the resignations of PTI MNAs including former premier Imran Khan have not been accepted yet, sources in the NA secretariat told The Express Tribune that the salaries of these members were sent to their accounts from March to April 10. They added that salaries and other benefits after April 10 would be decided after the confirmation of the resignations. Salaries after April 10 were not released until a final decision was made. The sources said PTI members were still in possession of parliament lodges.

Key Words: PTI MNAs resignations, Salaries, National Assembly

Defection case of MNAs and MPAs of PTI | News Wise | Ms. Arifa Noor | May 06, 2022 | Dawn News

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issues regarding Governor Punjab and President of Pakistan directions-CM Punjab oath issue | Khabar say agay | Mr. Raza Rumi| Apr 28, 2022 |...

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Govt gears up for Alvi’s impeachment after Eid | The Express Tribune

The government has decided to impeach President Arif Alvi on charges of “violating the Constitution”, saying that a “solid case” will be presented with the consent of the allies before the National Assembly speaker soon after Eid, according to a ruling party lawmaker. Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha, a member of the National Assembly (MNA) from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), confirmed to The Express Tribune that the government would move ahead with the impeachment proceedings by tabling notices of Constitution’s violation on at least two occasions.

Key Words: President impeachment, Article 47, Arif Alvi

Punjab CM oath issue| Capital Talk | Mr. Hamid Mir | Apr 27, 2022 | Geo News

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Pakistan’s Constitution Was Subverted Repeatedly By Both Military And Civilian Dictators | Naya Daur | Mr. Raza Rumi | Apr 26, 2022 | Naya...

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A terrible idea for Pakistan’s former ruling party to resign from parliament | Arab News

As soon as it became apparent that the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan could not be stalled any longer, he announced that all members of the National Assembly (MNAs) belonging to his party – PTI – would resign

Key Words: PTI resignations, NA Speaker, PTI

What goes around… | The News

It seems that for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, recently ousted from federal government, the going is likely to get tougher in the coming months. The party’s top leadership is set for a bumpy ride in its pursuit of political glory in the next general elections. Imran Khan, the former premier, has weaponised its rhetoric against state institutions ranging from the judiciary to the armed forces on social media platforms. Many experts say, however, that the party is likely to see diminishing political dividends in the campaign over the coming weeks and months.

Key Words: PTI narrative, State institutions, accountability

Defection and democracy | Dawn

THE National Assembly of Pakistan made history by successfully passing the first vote of no-confidence against a sitting prime minister in the country. Earlier, two attempts to unseat a prime minister — one against Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto in 1989

Key Words: defection, Article 63-A, vote of no-confidence

Imran Khan narrative | Bayania | Mr. Waheed Hussain | Apr 21, 2022 | News One

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Daunting challenges ahead for ‘rainbow coalition’ | The Express Tribune

Now that the government has finally cobbled up a heteroclite federal cabinet comprising members from its ‘rainbow coalition’, the terrain ahead for Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s government is thorny and rough. At a time when the air is thick with anticipations that the country stood just “inches away” from civil unrest, the question that now screams for answers is whether the coalition government will be able to juggle its priorities.

Key Words: PDM, Federal Cabinet

Analysis: How an unhelpful president can bother govt | The News

With President Arif Alvi seemingly opting out of his constitutional duties with the new government, there are questions as to what extent he can pose a challenge to the working of the Shehbaz Sharif-led coalition government. Barrister Salahuddin Ahmed says that: "The rules of business set out all the matters which are done on orders of the president -- on the advice of the PM. They also set out the ones which he does on his own (appointment of caretaker and dissolution of assemblies--on the advice of the PM). If the president starts refusing the advice of the PM, state machinery would quickly grind to a halt".

Key Words: President, Punjab Governor, CM Punjab

Electoral Reform: Opportunities & Challenges | PIDE Webinar | Mr. Nadeem Ul Haque| Apr 19, 2022 | PIDE

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President directs Punjab governor to continue working | Aaj TV

President Dr Arif Ali on Monday directed Punjab Governor Omar Sarfraz Cheema to continue working in his office till a decision is taken on the summary of the latter’s removal by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. “Continue performing your duties as Governor Punjab until a decision is taken on the summary,” read the brief statement from the presidency.

Key Words: Governor Punjab, President

Punjab sans chief minister for last three weeks | Bol News

round 120 million people of the largest province of the country, Punjab, are without any regular chief minister since Sardar Usman Buzdar has resigned from the office on March 28. The Punjab governor had accepted the resignation of Sardar Usman Buzdar on April 1. Even after dilly-dallying by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) for the last couple of weeks, elections for the new chief executive of Punjab was held on April 16 but since then Hamza Shehbaz couldn’t take oath as the new chief minister after Punjab Governor Umar Cheema refused to administer him the oath, raising concerns on the election process.

Key Words: CM Punjab, Punjab Assembly

حمزہ شہباز: اگر گورنر پنجاب عمر سرفراز چیمہ نو منتخب وزیر اعلی سے حلف لینے سے انکار کریں تو آگے کیا ہو گا؟

پاکستان کے صوبہ پنجاب کی اسمبلی میں سنیچر کو ایک غیر معمولی اجلاس ہوا جس میں اپوزیشن کے امیدوار حمزہ شہباز نئے وزیرِ اعلی منتخب ہوئے مگر وہ تاحال اپنے عہدے کا حلف نہیں اٹھا سکے جس سے ایک غیر یقینی کی صورتحال پیدا ہوئی ہے۔ سابق حکمراں جماعت پاکستان تحریکِ انصاف اور پاکستان مسلم لیگ ق کے اتحاد نے اس اجلاس کی کارروائی کا بائیکاٹ کیا مگر اس سے قبل کئی گھنٹوں تک ہنگامہ آرائی جاری رہی جس میں بعض ارکان ہاتھا پائی بھی کرتے دیکھے گئے۔ سابقہ حکومت کے اتحاد کی غیر موجودگی میں ڈپٹی سپیکر دوست محمد مزاری نے لاؤڈ سپیکر کی مدد سے سپیکر کی گیلری میں کھڑے ہو کر اجلاس کی کارروائی چلائی اور الیکشن کروایا۔ انھوں نے پاکستان مسلم لیگ ن کے رہنما کو کامیاب قرار دیا۔

Key Words: Governor Punjab, CM Punjab, Oath-taking of CM Punjab

Continue your duties, President tells Punjab Governor | Business Recorder

President Dr Arif Ali on Monday directed Governor Punjab Omar Sarfraz Cheema to continue in his office till a decision is taken on the summary of his removal by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. “Continue performing your duties as Governor Punjab until a decision is taken on the summary,” read the brief statement from the Presidency. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday sacked the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Governor in Punjab through a summary forwarded to the President to pave the way for the oath taking of his son Hamza Shehbaz as the chief minister Punjab, after Cheema expressed reservations on the process of his election.

Key Words: Governor Punjab, President

Punjab CM oath issue | Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath | Mr. Shahzeb Khanzada | Apr 18, 2022 | Geo News

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“Success of the no-trust motion has triggered new uncertainty” | The News on Sunday

The Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) is an independent think tank that focuses on political and public policy research and legislative strengthening. It aims to strengthen democracy and democratic institutions through its work. The PILDAT also carries out a periodic performance review of the parliament and provincial assemblies. The News on Sunday spoke to Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, the PILDAT president, on the recent parliamentary and political crises. Excerpts follow.

Key Words: Vote of No-confidence, Imran Khan, National Assembly

A bumpy road ahead for new Pakistani leadership | Arab News

The unprecedented has happened. For the first time in the history of Pakistan, a sitting Prime Minister has been sent home 15 months ahead of the scheduled completion of his term through the constitutional and parliamentary device of the vote of no-confidence

Key Words: Coalition government, Imran Khan, PDM

Explainer: Imran Khan demands immediate polls, but is it even possible? | Geo New

Shehbaz Sharif was elected the 23rd prime minister of Pakistan on Monday, after his rival Imran Khan was ousted in a no confidence vote, a year before he was due to complete his five-year term. On the day of Sharif’s election, Khan’s PTI resigned from the national assembly and promised to take to the streets to demand an immediate election. As of now, there is no opposition party in the Parliament. How will this affect the workings of the new government? Since the leader of the house and the leader of the opposition have to, in consultation, appoint members of the Election Commission, chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and a caretaker prime minister, amongst other important decisions.

Key Words: Imran Khan, early elections, PTI

En masse resignations: what’s next? | The Express Tribune

There has not been a single dull moment in the mercurial political climate of the country in the past few weeks. Just as the mood of politics seemed to be heading back on an even keel with the election of a new prime minister, bang came another twist. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), including former premier Imran Khan, announced they were quitting the National Assembly en masse. Just a few days ago, the country was looking for a caretaker setup but it has now ended up electing

Key Words: PTI resignations, National Assembly

Voting on no-confidence against the Prime Minister Imran Khan | Ikhtilafi Note | Ms. Fizza Riaz | Apr 09, 2022| Dunya News

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Party tickets the main concern as election bells start ringing | The Express Tribune

With the no-confidence motion on the horizon for the second time in a week, the country will likely head towards an election sooner or later given the political uncertainty; now the country’s political parties have a formidable task on hand - who gets the ticket? The reinstated Prime Minister, owing to a Supreme Court decision, Imran Khan, recently announced that he would give tickets to ideological activists within the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) instead of opting for ‘electables’ in the upcoming elections. Lahore is of particular importance to all who have a stake in the election due to the city having 14 general seats in the National Assembly and 30 general seats in the Punjab Assembly. However, a challenge awaits those who get the PTI ticket from Lahore, as in the 2018 elections, 95 percent of the PTI ticket holders in the city, who won the national and provincial seats, had a margin of victory on average of 9,000 votes; whereas in contests where the PTI lost, the margin was more than 21,000 votes on average.

Key Words: Party tickets allocation, electable, PTI

What will be PM Imran’s next move? | The Express Tribune

Prime Minister Imran Khan is widely known for two things: he is unpredictable and he knows how to get attention. For instance, right when the opposition parties were celebrating the victory of democracy and Constitution after the country’s top court decision, he was mulling over resigning en masse from the National Assembly; a move discussed in detail but countered with the suggestion of doing what he did best: sit on the opposition benches instead of giving a walkover to the other side. Despite the judicial setback on Thursday night, many believe that the prime minister can still mount a political comeback through public support provided how he deals with the Supreme Court’s decision nullifying his unconstitutional moves. The confirmation that he will continue to fight till the last ball came from his Twitter account soon after the court decision. The question, however, was if he still is the phenomenon that once was before the top court decision and if the nation would witness more criticism on the establishment for staying “neutral” amid political turmoil in the coming days.

Key Words: Imran Khan, PTI resignations, Supreme Court

Aftermath of Supreme Court’s ruling on no-trust move | The Express Tribune

A five-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Thursday passed a unanimous verdict, declaring the rejection of a no-trust against Prime Minister Imran Khan by the National Assembly deputy speaker as "unconstitutional".

Key Words: Supreme Court, Vote of No-confidence, Deputy Speaker ruling

Role of the Speaker | Dawn

IT proved to be a fateful Sunday. The deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, who was presiding over a sitting called specifically to vote on the no-confidence motion

Key Words: Ruling on No-Confidence motion, Deputy Speaker NA, Speaker NA

Pakistan top court delays ruling on political crisis | Aljazeera

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has adjourned without ruling on the legality of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s move to dissolve parliament and call new elections. A five-judge bench of Pakistan’s top court is hearing multiple petitions challenging Khan’s dissolution of parliament, which set the stage for national elections. During Tuesday’s proceedings, the court said it still has to hear more arguments on the crisis and that the hearings would continue on Wednesday. Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri dissolved the assembly on Sunday ahead of planned a no-confidence vote that Khan appeared set to lose, saying the motion was part of a foreign conspiracy. The opposition says the move was unconstitutional.

Key Words: Supreme Court, Vote of No-confidence, National Assembly

No-Confidence Motion against Prime Minister and Speaker | News feed with Murtaza Dar | Mr. Murtaza Dar | March 07, 2022 | Capital TV

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Punjab CM oath issue | Mr. Muhammad Junaid | Apr 03, 2022 | Geo News

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The Story of Ahmed Bilal Mehboob | Meri Jadojehad | April 1, 2022 | Aaj News

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تحریک عدم اعتماد: کیا آئینی خلا عمران خان کو بچا سکتا ہے؟

پاکستان میں تحریک عدم اعتماد کے ذریعے موجودہ وزیراعظم کو آئینی طریقے سے ہٹا کر نئے وزیراعظم کے انتخاب کی باتیں زبان زد عام ہیں لیکن اسی آئینی طریقے میں نئے وزیراعظم کے انتخاب کی کوئی مدت طے نہیں کی گئی ہے، جسے آئین میں ایک خلا اور موجودہ وزیراعظم کے زیادہ عرصے تک عہدے پر رہنے کا راستہ بھی کہا جا رہا ہے۔ پاکستان میں انتخابات و پارلیمانی امور کے تجزیہ کار اور ادارے پلڈاٹ کے سربراہ احمد بلال محبوب نے انڈپینڈنٹ اردو کو بتایا کہ ’قومی اسمبلی میں تحریک عدم اعتماد کی قرارداد پیش ہونے کے بعد وزیراعظم کا انتخاب کرنے کے لیے سب سے پہلے کاغذات نامزدگی چھاپے جائیں گے۔ ان کی سکروٹنی (جانچ پڑتال) ہوگی اور اس دوران امیدواروں کی فہرست بھی سامنے آجائے گی، جس کے بعد ووٹنگ کے ذریعے 172 ووٹوں سے امیدواروں کا چناؤ ہوگا۔‘

Key Words: Vote of No-confidence, Imran Khan, defection

The morning after: What if no-confidence motion against Pakistani PM goes through? | Arab News

What will happen if the no-confidence resolution against the Prime Minister is successful in the National Assembly?

Key Words: No-Confidence, Reference on 63-A, Supreme Court of Pakistan, Prime Minister

Courting the courts | Dawn

MODERN democratic states generally operate through three distinct branches ie the legislature, the judiciary and the executive, with distinct areas of work

Key Words: No-Confidence, National Assembly, Prime Minister

Pakistani Prime Minister Facing No-Confidence Vote | VoA

Ahead of a serious challenge brewing in Pakistan's lower house, the National Assembly, embattled Prime Minister Imran Khan, a former cricket celebrity, has distanced his country from the United States and strained a fragile domestic political culture with verbal salvos against political rivals. The opposition, made up of former adversaries, claims to have enough votes to overthrow Khan's government through a vote of no confidence. Over a dozen elected members of his own Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party have officially backed the opposition's motion of no confidence, citing the government's failure to manage inflation and to govern properly. Some ruling coalition partners have joined forces with the opposition, while others have condemned what they call Khan's revenge politics.

Key Words: Vote of No-confidence, Imran Khan, defection

Process of Vote of No-Confidence motion and reference in Supreme Court of Pakistan on 63-A | Gehri Nazar | Sajid Mir | March 19,...

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Vote of No-Confidence against the Prime Minister of Pakistan | Neo Pakistan | Nabeeha Ejaz | March 18, 2022 | Neo News

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Interior Minister remarks on opposition and vote of no-confidence against the Prime Minister | Rubaroo | Shaukat Paracha | Neo News | March 17,...

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No-Confidence Motion, possible constitutional and legal issues | Geo Pakistan | Mr. Abdullah Sultan and Huma Ameer Shah | March 17, 2022 | Geo...

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ووٹنگ سے قبل تحریک عدم اعتماد کو کن مراحل سے گزرنا ہوگا؟ | ڈان

اپوزیشن جماعتوں کی جانب سے تحریک عدم اعتماد جمع کروانے کے بعد وزیرِاعظم کو عہدے سے ہٹانے کے آئینی اور قانونی عمل کا پہلا مرحلہ مکمل ہوچکا ہے۔ قومی اسمبلی ارکان کی کُل تعداد کے 20 فیصد یا 68 اراکین کی حمایت یافتہ اس تحریک عدم اعتماد کو تمام اراکین اسمبلی کو بھجوانا ضروری ہے۔


Key Words: Parliamentary budget process, budget, Parliament

Are MNAs awaiting ‘phone calls’ to pick sides? | The Express Tribune

Ever since the opposition filed requisition for a no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan in the lower house of parliament, it seems the decision to pick sides by the estranged members of the ruling PTI and its allies will be made once they finally start receiving “phones calls” from the “powerful circles”. Lawmakers, both from the treasury and opposition benches, have candidly admitted that they had received phone calls from the “powerful circles” in the past. They also revealed that the time to receive phone calls has yet to come as they are usually made on that particular day or just a day or two before that.

Key Words: PTI alliance, Vote of No-confidence, National Assembly

Challenges for the Prime Minister of Pakistan after No-confidence motion | Bayania | Mr. Waheed Hussain | March 14, 2022 | News One

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Demystifying the motion | Dawn

WITH the submission of the notice for a no-confidence resolution by the opposition parties, the first step of the constitutional and legal process for a vote to remove the prime minister has been taken

Key Words: No-confidence, NA, Prime Minister

No-Confidence Motion against the Prime Minister of Pakistan | Rubaroo | Mr. Shaukat Paracha | March 13, 2022 | Aaj News

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Loyalists desert, Pakistan PM Imran Khan faces most serious challenge to his rule | Times of India

Pakistan's Prime Minister is facing the most serious challenge to his rule as senior party leaders desert him amid a renewed opposition push to box him in with street protests and demands he faces a no-confidence vote.  A senior member of Khan's government, Aleem Khan, joined a breakaway group of the ruling Tehreek-e-Insaf on Monday citing disappointment with the premier's governance since he came to power in August 2018. Over the weekend, the prime minister's former special assistant Nadeem Afzal Chan also defected to the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party. 

Key Words: Vote of No-confidence, dissent MPs, PTI

Govt can’t de-seat lawmakers ahead of voting on no-trust motion: Ahmed Bilal | Geo Tv

Legal expert Ahmed Bilal Mehboob Thursday said that neither the government nor the National Assembly (NA) speaker have the powers to de-seat or bar the lawmakers from casting votes in favour of the no-trust move. He was responding to the reports that the PTI is planning to bar or disqualify some of its disgruntled lawmakers ahead of voting on the no-confidence motion to thwart the Opposition’s move.

Key Words: Vote of No-confidence, defection, PTI

No-Confidence Motion against Prime Minister | Prime Time with TM | Mr. Tariq Mahmood | March 10, 2022 | News One

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PM Khan’s only option is to defeat no-trust motion by proving majority — experts | Arab News

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday described a no-confidence motion against him as “the political death of opposition” in a fiery speech which he delivered after meeting his coalition partners based in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. The prime minister flew to Karachi to interact with the top leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) after the opposition filed a no-trust motion in the National Assembly against him that can lead to the fall of his government.

Key Words: PM Imran, No-trust motion, vote of No-confidence

No-Confidence Motion against Prime Minister and Speaker | News feed with Murtaza Dar | Mr. Murtaza Dar | March 07, 2022 | Capital TV

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Process of No-Confidence Motion against Prime Minister | Naya Pakistan | Shahzad Iqbal | March 06, 2022 | Geo News

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Revving up the growth engine

The much-hyped efforts of the opposition parties to topple the government received a severe blow after Prime Minister Imran Khan announced a reduction in the prices of petroleum products and electricity tariff to curb the inflation. Experts believed that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s timely decision to reduce the prices of the utilities would take the bite out of the opposition anti-government drive. Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (Pildat) President Ahmed Bilal Mehboob said that the short-term measure will dent the efforts of the opposition parties.

Key Words: Relief package, Imran Khan, PTI

Vibrant ‘LG System’ to help resolve masses problems at their doorsteps

Efficient public service delivery is not possible without following the evolved mechanism given in the Constitution for empowerment of the elected ‘Local Government’ representatives to serve public and resolve their issues at the grassroots.’ Most of the nations have evolved respective systems to reach out to public and to serve them at their doorsteps to improve their living standards through the elected local body representatives. Therefore, de-centralization becomes a key for not only efficient service delivery but also paving way for real democracy by nurturing grassroots political activity.

Key Words: LG, Article 140-A, Local bodies

No-Confidence Motion against Prime Minister and Speaker | InFocus |Waqas Ali & Fahd Husain | January 28, 2022 | Dawn News

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Is Pakistan’s neutrality on Ukraine against national interests? | Arab News

One may accept it as an unfortunate coincidence that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent official visit to Russia happened on the day President Putin ordered his troops to invade Ukraine

Key Words: Russia Ukraine War, UN, International Organizations

Government in waiting? | Dawn

POLITICS is once again on the upsurge in Pakistan. Both the ruling PTI and the opposition seem to have kicked off premature election campaigns

Key Words: PDM, PTI, PPP Long March,

Diluting electoral credibility | Dawn

IT is distressing to see the federal government legislating by presidential decree to the total exclusion of any consultative process both within and outside parliament

Key Words: Elections (Amendment) Ordinance, 2022, ECP, Ordinances

Guest Editorial: Chasing good governance | Daily Times

he outburst of criticism both from the Opposition and some cabinet ministers on the recently-announced results of a performance review of 41 ministries has, arguably, once again demonstrated that investing effort and money in large visible projects such as motorways and intra-city transport systems is much safer and politically more beneficial than undertaking long-term governance reforms. It was a bold step on part of Prime Minister Imran Khan to opt for systemic reforms in the government and undertake performance review. He, in fact, went a step further and, despite advice to the contrary, publicly announced the results of the performance assessment.

Key Words: Governance, Ministries performance agreement, PTI

Guest Editorial: Chasing good governance | The News

The outburst of criticism both from the Opposition and some cabinet ministers on the recently-announced results of a performance review of 41 ministries has

Key Words: Performance Management System, PTI, Governance

Elections and the courts | Dawn

IT was very heartening to see the Supreme Court putting its foot down and refusing to interfere in the schedule of the second phase of KP local government election fixed by the ECP for March 31

Key Words: ECP, KP Local Government Elections

Two third majority in Parliament and people’s reactions against inflation | Rubaroo with Shaukat Paracha | Feb 13, 2022 | Aaj TV

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Economist Intelligence Report; True Democracy so far a Dream | February 11, 2022 | Geo Pakistan

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Measuring governance in Pakistan | Arab News

Making bureaucracies work has always been a challenge the world over. Even developed countries face this uphill task and continue to devise ways to improve the performance

Key Words: Performance Agreements, Governance, Cabinet Ministers

Political expediency brings adversaries to Lahore

Over the last few days, the top leadership of the PPP converged in Lahore to meet and discuss with the PML-N the possibility of closer cooperation among the opposition parties in parliament for ousting the ‘Kaptaan’ through a no-confidence motion. This was followed by a visit of the leaders of the MQM-Pakistan (MQM-P), a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) coalition ally, which spawned speculation about the future of the existing setup and added to the prevailing political uncertainty.

Key Words: PTI alliance, MQMP, PML

Taking legislation lightly | Dawn

THE events in the Senate last week once again demonstrated that, with some notable exceptions, our honourable legislators, whether from the ruling party or the opposition

Key Words: SBP Amendment Bill, Legislation, Parliament

Pakistan slipping lower in corruption index is a bombshell revelation | Arab News

It was like a bombshell had hit the government, and its carefully cultivated image of a party fighting against corruption

Key Words: Corruption Perception, Pakistan, PTI

Transparency International report 2021 | Bayania | Waheed Hussain | January 28, 2022 | News One

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اپوزیشن لیڈر سے مشاورت وزیرِاعظم کی مرضی نہیں ذمہ داری ہے | ڈان

وزیرِاعظم عمران خان نے ایک بار پھر اپنے دوٹوک انداز میں اعلان کیا ہے کہ وہ قائد حزبِ اختلاف شہباز شریف کے ساتھ کسی قسم کی بات چیت نہیں کریں گے

Key Words: Prime Minister, PM consultation, Leader of the Opposition

Prime minister’s responsibility | Dawn

ONCE again, in his characteristically blunt style, Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that he would not engage in talks with Leader of the Opposition

Key Words: Imran Khan, Opposition, Consultation

Prime Minister’s responsibility to consult opposition, return of Mr. Nawaz Sharif and foreign funding case | Khabar say Aagay| January 27, 2022 | Naya...

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Transparency International report 2021 | Expresso with Armala Hassan And Imran Hassan | January 26, 2022 | Express News

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Transparency International report 2021 | Prime Time with TM | January 25, 2022 | News One

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Transparency International report 2021 | Nuqta e Nazar with Mujeeb Ur Rehman Shami & Ajmal Jami | January 25, 2022 | Dunya News

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‘PM can’t arbitrarily decide who is criminal’

In a lengthy and fiery telephonic question and answer session with the general public live on air during a programme called “Aap Ka Wazir-e-Azam, Aap Kay Saath”, the prime minister blasted the Sharif family over corruption cases and revealed that he refuses to shake hands with Shehbaz on the pretext that it would normalise corruption as the latter was facing corruption cases worth billions of rupees.

Key Words: Imran Khan, Shehbaz Sharif, PTI

Lapses of Ordinances and discussion on legislation by standing committees | Jirga | Saleem Safi | January 23, 2022 | Geo News

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Presidential form of Government in Pakistan | Face to face with Ayesha Bakhsh | Ayesha Bakhsh | January 21, 2022 | GNN

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Learning from the avoidable Murree tragedy | Arab News

Accidents do happen despite careful planning, even in organized societies boasting developed infrastructure and trained staff

Key Words: Murree tragedy, Governance, Tourism

Scrutiny and beyond | Dawn

THE much-discussed seven-year-old foreign funding case reached a major milestone about a month ago when the scrutiny committee constituted by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) submitted its report

Key Words: Foreign Funding Case; PTI, ECP

Opposition March and vote of no confidence against PM and interference of establishment in KP Local government elections | Nadeem Malik Live | ...

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Politics in Utopia

Politics is generally considered a dirty game, laced with treachery and conspiracies all over the world but the scorn is extremely pronounced in Pakistan. There are many reasons behind such negative connotations being attached to the word. First comes the activities of politicians, which is followed by a lack of awareness about political science–a discipline taught in many universities of Pakistan. Lastly, in some cases, the youth is deterred to discern and from taking part in politics due to an egregious picture before them.

Key Words: Politics in Pakistan, Democracy

فارن فنڈنگ رپورٹ۔۔تحریک ا نصاف کیخلاف کیا کچھ ہو سکتا ہے۔۔ماہرین نے بتادیا

الیکشن کمیشن کے سابق سیکرٹری کنور دلشاد کا کہنا ہے کہ سکروٹنی کمیٹی کی طرف سے پاکستان تحریک انصاف کے بینک اکاؤنٹ اور غیر ملکی فنڈنگ کے بارے میں جو رپورٹ پیش کی ہے اس کے بعد اب الیکشن کمیشن اس پر جوڈیشل کارروائی شروع کرے گا۔بی بی سی سے بات کرتے ہوئے انہوں نے کہا کہ الیکشن ایکٹ 2017 کا سیکشن 204 اس حوالے سے بڑا واضح ہے کہ کوئی بھی غیر ملکی ادارہ، تنظیم یا شخصیت پاکستان میں کسی سیاسی جماعت کو فنڈ فراہم نہیں کر سکتی۔انہوں نے کہا کہ سکروٹنی کمیٹی کی اس رپورٹ میں ان غیر ملکی اداروں اور ان شخصیات کی بھی نشاندہی کی گئی ہے جنہوں نے پاکستان تحریک انصاف کو فنڈ فراہم کئے۔کنور دلشاد کا کہنا تھا کہ پاکستان تحریک انصاف کی غیر ملکی فنڈنگ کا معاملہ 2014 میں سامنے آیا تھا اور الیکشن کمیشن کے حکام کی طرف سے اس معاملے کو منطقی انجام تک پہنچانے میں تاخیر کی گئی۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ خود پاکستان تحریک انصاف کے عہدیداروں نے بھی الیکشن کمیشن کی کارروائی کو رکوانے کے لئے مختلف ہائی کورٹس سے حکم امتناع بھی حاصل کئے۔

Key Words: Foreign funding case, PTI, ECP

فارن فنڈنگ کیس:سکروٹنی کمیٹی کی رپورٹ حکمران جماعت کے لیے کیا مشکلات پیدا کر سکتی ہے؟ | بی بی سی اردو

وزیر اعظم پاکستان عمران خان نے الیکشن کمیشن کی جانب سے سمندر پار پاکستانیوں کے عطیات پر مشتمل حکمراں جماعت تحریک انصاف کی فنڈنگ کی پڑتال کا خیر مقدم کرتے ہوئے کہا ہے کہ وہ ’دیگر دو بڑی جماعتوں ن لیگ اور پی پی کے مالیات کی اسی قسم کی پڑتال کے منتظر‘ ہیں۔

Key Words: Foreign Funding, PTI, ECP

Tax returns by Parliamentarians| Huma Ameer Shah and Abdullah Sultan | January 5, 2022 | Geo News

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PTI foreign funding case | Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada kay sath | January 4, 2022 | Geo News

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Overseas Pakistanis can vote, but how? | Arab News

In a fitting close to the year, finally the President of Pakistan signed this month the historic Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2021,  earlier passed by a joint sitting of the two houses of parliament into an act of parliament

Key Words: Overseas Pakistanis Voting, ECP

Local government’s return | Dawn

THE new cycle of local government elections in Pakistan started with a bang. Though delayed by more than a year, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was the first province to undergo the first phase of LG elections in 17 districts on Dec 19

Key Words: Local Government, KP, PTI

The Sindh-centre strain | Dawn

RELATIONS between Islamabad and Karachi are on the boil. To an extent, it is understandable as the two governments are run by rival political parties — the PTI and PPP

Key Words: Sindh Government, Federal Government, Centre-Province Relations

Overseas Pakistanis representation in the Parliament of Pakistan | Guest with Nazir | December 15, 2021

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Democracy Summit 2021 by US State Department and upcoming general elections 2023 and electoral reforms in Pakistan | Faisla Aap ka with Asma Shirazi...

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17th Youth Parliament Pakistan and Overseas Pakistanis | Guest with Nazir | December 9, 2021

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EVM law: what next? | Dawn

FINALLY, the law has been passed by parliament. The government hopes that things will now move swiftly and that the law will ensure that the next general election scheduled in about 24 months is conducted using Electronic Voting Machines

Key Words: Parliament, EVM, ECP

Rising trend of intolerance in the society. Who is responsible? | Sawal Yeh Hai with Maria Memon | 4 December 2021 | ARYNews

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Power of Election Commission of Pakistan and EVM Laws | Insight With Abdul Rauf | 03 Dec 2021 | Public News

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PTI Sarkar Apne He Law Ko Bhool Gaye | Nuqta-E-Nazar With Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami | December 02, 2021 | Dunya News

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Nasla Tower and Supreme Court Faisla | Rubaroo With Shaukat Paracha | November 26, 2021 | Aaj News

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Opposition ready to surprise Govt | Subh Savaray Pakistan | 24 November 2021 | 92NewsHD

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EVM and some technical questions | Sawal Yeh Hai | Maria Memon | December 20, 2021 | ARYNews

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A parliament in a hurry | Dawn

THERE may be many things wrong about the joint sitting of parliament that took place on Nov 17

Key Words: Parliament, EVM, Overseas Voting, ECP

Ahmed Bilal Mehboob addresses the Youth General Assembly | YGA Pakistan | November 19, 2021

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The defining moment for Pakistan’s election commission is here | Arab News

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) released two extraordinary and somewhat explosive enquiry reports last week.

Key Words: ECP, PTI, PMLN, Electoral System

Accountability compromised | Dawn

THE subject of accountability has always been emotive, deeply divisive and highly controversial in Pakistan

Key Words: Accountability, NAB, Pakistan, Rule of Law

Absentee young voters in Pakistan | Arab News

IT is common knowledge that overall voter turnout in Pakistan is traditionally quite low. At an average of 47 percent in the past 1o elections

Key Words: Voter Turnout, Youth Voter Turnout, Young Voters

No-trust resolution dynamics | Dawn

A NO-CONFIDENCE resolution is not necessarily a negative move. In fact, the only feature that distinguishes a democratic system from a dictatorial regime is a well-defined

Key Words: No confidence, CM Balochistan

The next 22 months | Dawn

ANY government would feel overwhelmed by the challenges it expects to face in the remaining 22 months of its 60-month term but more so in the case of the current PTI-led government

key words: Electoral reforms, DG ISI, PTI

Pakistan’s elusive local governments! | Arab News

NOTHING underscores the superficiality of Pakistani democracy better than the continuing absence of elected local governments across the country

key words: Local Governments, Governance, Pakistan

Challenges to legislation | Dawn

LEGISLATION is the primary function of the national parliament and provincial assemblies and that is exactly why these are called the legislatures

Key Words: Parliament, PTI, FATF

Confrontations between Pakistan government and election commission may lead to systemic change | Arab News

The ongoing confrontation between the government and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is unprecedented. Opposition political parties criticized ECP in the past but this is probably the first time in the history of Pakistan

key words: Electoral Reforms, ECP, PTI

Other electoral reforms | Dawn

DEBATES, commentaries and analyses about Electronic Voting Machines have been dominating the print and electronic media over the past three months or so, and it is likely that the subject will continue to take centre stage in the political discourse for the better part of the remaining two years of the present government’s term

key words: Electoral Reforms, PTI, Parliament

Imagining the next election | Dawn

THE fourth year of the government has barely begun but the prospects of the next election, which is not scheduled before the autumn of 2023, are already being widely discussed

key words: General Election 2023, ECP, Census 2017

Pakistan’s parliament in three years of PTI rule | Arab News

BOTH the fifteenth National Assembly of Pakistan and the PTI-led federal government completed their three years just five days apart; the assembly on August 12 and the government on August 17, 2021

key words: PTI, 3 Years Performance, Parliamentary Performance

AGP’s appointment | Dawn

THE auditor general of Pakistan (AGP) has just retired and, at the time of writing, the government must be going through the process of appointing a new full-time AGP

key words: AGP, Appointment, PTI

Defending intra-party differences | Dawn

THE so-called ‘two narratives’, or opposing point of views, within the PML-N have drawn the attention of the media and political opponents

key words: PML-N, Intra-party differences, Political Parties

India’s UNSC presidency and why it won’t hurt Pakistan | Arab News

Ordinarily, the election of a country as President of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should be a routine affair and not merit much discussion but there are reasons that the recent election of India to this coveted position for the month of August is being debated

key words: UNSC, India, Pakistan

Not on talking terms | Dawn

THE five-member Election Commission of Pakistan is once again lacking its full strength after members belonging to Punjab and KP retired on July 26

key words: ECP, PTI, PML-N

A toxic discourse | Dawn

THE recent campaigning for the Legislative Assembly election in Azad Jammu & Kashmir has taken political confrontation to a new low

key words: AJK Elections, PTI, Polarisation

Blame Game in AJK Elections 2021 | News Today with Tanzeela | 24 July 2021 | GTV Network

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International obligations | Dawn

IN this age of globalisation, nations are voluntarily giving up a part of their legislative sovereignty to supranational entities like the European Union (EU) and global agencies like the UN

key words: FATF, Legislation, PTI, Parliament

4th Wave of Covid-19 and AJK Elections | Badalti Raey, 14 July 2021 | PTV News

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Right to Information in Pakistan | Subh Savaray Pakistan | 10 July 2021 | 92 News

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Electoral Reforms in Pakistan | Sana Hashmi 7 se 8 | GTV News

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Politics of overseas Pakistanis’ vote | Arab News

SINCE 1993, the question of enabling overseas Pakistanis to vote in Pakistani elections from their respective countries of residence has been hanging fire

key words: I-Voting, Overseas Pakistanis, Voting

Thoughts on the opposition | Dawn

THERE has been frequent and sometimes harsh criticism of the PTI-led federal government for its performance and quality of governance since the beginning of its tenure

key words: Opposition, Performance, Federal budget

Reserve Seats for Overseas Pakistanis in the Parliament | Rehan Tariq 10 tak | June 28, 2021 | 24 News

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Reserve Seats for Overseas Pakistanis | Sajjad Mir kay sath| 28 June, 2021 | TV Today

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Electoral Reforms in Pakistan – Time Today By The Time News 23-June-2021

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Electoral Reforms in Pakistan – Such kay Sath | June 22, 2021 | PTV News

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What are the consequences of political bitterness? | Bayania| Waheed Hussain | June 20, 2021 | News One

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Electoral Reforms in Pakistan-most controversial package | Insight with Fawad Khurshid| Uzma Khan | June 19, 2021 | Public News

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Hakumat Or Opposition Ek Dfa Phir Amny Samny – Sajjad Mir K Sath | Tv Today

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Controversial poll reforms | Dawn

ARGUABLY the most controversial package of electoral reform proposals in the history of Pakistan is halfway through the parliamentary cycle to become a law

key words: Electoral Reforms, PTI, Parliament

Chaos in National Assembly today | Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath | June 16, 2021 | Dunya News

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The UNGA special session on corruption fell way short of expectations | Arab News

THE United Nations General Assembly just concluded a unique special session from June 2 to June 4. It was the first ever session devoted to the issue of corruption in the history of the Assembly

key words: Corruption, UNGA, UNCAC

Test case of political finance | Dawn

THE regulation of political finance (PF) offers one of the greatest challenges to democracies around the world

key words: Political Finance, Political Parties, ECP

Pakistan Senate election kicks off as Imran Khan’s ruling party looks for majority | Arab News

The following mention appeared in Arab News on March 03, 2021 at the following link https://www.arabnews.com/node/1818976/amp The ruling party of Prime Minister Imran Khan and his...

Body formed to review legal aspects of TLP’s plea | The Express Tribune

The following mention appeared in The Express Tribune on April 30, 2021 at the following link https://tribune.com.pk/story/2297650/body-formed-to-review-legal-aspects-of-tlps-plea Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid on Friday formed a three-member...

Technology and elusive electoral credibility | Arab News

The federal government under the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan seems to be in over-drive mode to introduce technology in electoral processes before the next general election due in 2023

Key words: EVM, ECP, Technology in Elections

Cabinet or a deck of cards? | Dawn

MORE than halfway into his five-year term, Prime Minister Imran Khan reshuffled his cabinet for the sixth time on April 16

key words: 6th Reshuffle in Federal Cabinet, PM

How to mismanage an alliance | Dawn

THE Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), the most recent of the alliances of opposition political parties, is facing an existential threat. The ANP, one of the 10 constituent parties, has already announced its decision to dissociate itself from the alliance

ket words: PDM Alliance, Opposition Parties

Meeting in quarantine: The wrong message | Arab News

It was unexpected and shocking when Prime Minister Imran Khan, four days into quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus infection, chose to chair a meeting of his media team at his Bani Gala residence

key words : PM, COVID-19, Meeting in Quarantine

A price for independence | Dawn

IT was simply unprecedented. Three senior ministers of the government of Pakistan addressed a press conference using the official premises of the Press Information Department and demanded the resignation of the entire Election Commission of Pakistan

key words: Election Commission, ECP, ECP powers

Special Senate Election Transmission | March 12, 2021 | Geo News

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ECP: the sleeping giant? | Arab News

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has generally been criticized over its perceived or real inability to hold credible elections. The results of the last two general elections are bitterly contested till even today

key words: ECP powers, Senate Election, SC

Imran Khan government in Pakistan at risk after shock setback

The following mention appeared on Live Mint website on March 04, 2021 at the following link https://www.livemint.com/politics/news/imran-khan-government-in-pakistan-at-risk-after-shock-setback-11614846228663.html Khan faced a surprise loss in the country’s Senate...

Pakistan Senate election kicks off as Imran Khan’s ruling party looks for majority

The following mention appeared on Arab News website on March 03, 2021 at the following link https://www.arabnews.com/node/1818976/world ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The ruling party of Prime Minister Imran Khan...

Senate election 2021: Experts support ECP’s decision on secret ballot

The following mention appeared on Geo News website on March 03, 2021 at the following link https://www.geo.tv/latest/337819-senate-election-2021-experts-support-ecps-decision-on-secret-ballot Legal and political experts have strongly supported the decision...

By-election fiasco | Dawn

BY-ELECTIONS do spring surprises occasionally but despite the uncertainty about individual contests, these are considered sedate affairs in a democracy as, unlike a general election, the formation of a government is not at stake

key words: By-election 2021, Daska, Election Management, ECP

ECP | G For Gharidah | February 25, 2021 | News One

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Ahmed Bilal Mehboob Talk to GNN about senate elections | February 25, 2021 |GNN

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Open or secret? | Dawn

THE Senate of Pakistan has existed since the 1973 Constitution was passed by the fifth legislature of the country. During this time, the election of senators has always been held through secret ballot

key words: Senate Election, Voting, Constitution

Senate intekhabat aur PTI main androoni ikhtilafat | February 18, 2021 | Geo Pakistan

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PM Imran khan har 5 saal bad intekhabat ke mukhalif | February 01, 2021 |Geo Pakistan

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Is a five-year term too short for a govt?

The following mention appeared on Express Tribune website on February 01, 2021 at the following link https://tribune.com.pk/story/2282191/is-a-five-year-term-too-short-for-a-govt In the last two decades, Israel has witnessed eight...

Foreign funding consequences | Dawn

FOUR major political parties of Pakistan, including the ruling party, are facing charges of receiving prohibited funds from foreign sources

key words: Foreign Funding of Political Parties, PTI Foreign Funding case

Is a forward bloc in making in Punjab?

The following mention appeared on Global Village Space website on January 28, 2021 at the following link https://www.globalvillagespace.com/is-a-forward-bloc-in-making-in-punjab/ As the Senate elections are approaching, a group...

Transparency International report sparks debate over corruption in Pakistan

The following mention appeared on Arab News website on January 25, 2021 at the following link https://www.arabnews.pk/node/1618006/pakistan ISLAMABAD: A recent Transparency International report that places Pakistan...

PDM U-turns and possible opportunities | Arab News

The 10-party opposition alliance known as the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was considering, not so long ago, that it would resign from the National Assembly and four provincial Assemblies under the mistaken belief that this would render the Senate electoral college incomplete and in turn

key words: PDM, Opposition Parties, PTI

Debate on ordinances | Dawn

THE good news is that the debate on the use of ordinances as the preferred mode of legislation in Pakistan has recently gained momentum

key words: Ordinances, Legislation, Parliament

Challenges of Governance in the New Decade | Global Village Space

Governance and its improvement are of critical importance to Pakistan. Pakistan ranks among bottom one-fifth of over 200 countries and territories of the world in quality of governance on the World Bank

key words: Quality of Governance, Pakistan, Challenges, WGI 2020

Preparing to govern in Pakistan: the case for shadow cabinets | Arab News

Prime Minister Imran Khan recently invited a great deal of criticism by admitting that he and his party, PTI, were not ready to govern the country when they won the election in July 2018

key words: Shadow cabinets, Governance, Democracy, Political Parties

Evaluation performance | dawn

TWO extraordinary things happened on Dec 22 — in the context of chasing elusive good governance in Pakistan

key words: PTI, Governance, Performance Agreements, Federal Cabinet

A risky plan | Dawn

IF the Senate election takes place in March 2021 as scheduled, the PTI is likely to emerge as the largest party in the house, displacing the PML-N from that position

key words: Senate election, PDM resignations

Pakistan’s obsession with elusive accountability | Arab News

Accountability has been political Pakistan’s obsession from day one – literally

key words: NAO, NAB, Accountability

Poll reforms, again | Dawn

PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan has once again expressed his intention to introduce three key electoral reforms

key words: ECP, Electoral reforms, PTI

Bitter political play in Pakistan has dampened COVID-19 containment | Arab News

During the last nine months, the details and extent of playing politics right in the middle of the pandemic are different in different societies

key words: COVID-19, NCOC, Federal and Provincial Governments

Electronic voting, Wazir e Azam ka intikhabi islahat ka elaan | November 20, 2020 | DawnNews

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Roadmap for Gilgit Baltistan as new province | Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath | November 16, 2020 | Dunya News

The following video appeared on Dunya News on November 16, 2020. 

Dialogue? What Dialogue? | Arab News

As the confrontation between the ruling coalition and the combined opposition seems to be intensifying and crossing all limits, saner elements in the political parties and beyond are getting worried about the possible outcome of the war of words being waged on national and social media 24/7

Key Words: Government and Opposition, Polarisation, PDM

Production orders | Dawn

THE subject of production orders for detained legislators is once again in the headlines

key words: Production Order, Speaker, Parliament

What next for Imran Khan’s ‘State of Medina?’ | Arab News

Catchy slogans sell way more than a well-thought out and immaculately structured manifesto in an election in Pakistan

Key Words: State of Madina, PTI, Slogans

High time parliament said ‘aye’ for new voting system | Arab News

Pakistan needs a new parliamentary vote-counting system as the flawed one it has once again came into focus during the passage of the controversial Islamabad Capital Territory Waqf Properties Bill 2020 on Sept. 16

key words: Voting system in Parliament, Vote Count, Parliament

Disturbing trends in legislation | Dawn

SEPT 16 was another sad day in parliament when legislators from the treasury and the opposition almost came to blows while the opposition openly expressed lack of trust in the speaker

Key Words: FATF, NAB, Legislation

Advisers, SAPMs and cabinet | Dawn

THE recent nine-page judgement of the Islamabad High Court regarding the alleged illegal exercise of executive powers by an adviser to the prime minister has clarified many legal questions

Key Words: IHC judgement, Advisors and Special Assistants, Federal Cabinet

Evaluating the performance of Balochistan assembly | Arab News

I have been observing the national and provincial legislatures in Pakistan and abroad for nearly two decades

key words: Balochistan Assembly, Performance, Provincial Assemblies

Parliamentary performance | Dawn

THE 15th National Assembly completed two years on Aug 17. Its performance during this period has been the subject of discussion in the past few days

key words: Performance, Parliament, First 2 Years of National Assembly

Politics of dual nationality | Arab News

Two parallel thought streams have been flowing in Pakistan regarding the public place of overseas Pakistanis and, more specifically, those who have acquired the nationality of a foreign country

Key Words: Election, Dual Nationals, Constitution

The reason why debate on 18th Amendment refuses to die | Arab News

The 18th Amendment became part of Pakistan’s constitution about ten years ago when President Asif Ali Zardari signed it on 19th April 2010

Key Words: 18th amendment, Revisit, Parliament

Performance debate | Dawn

SUDDENLY, the debate on government performance seems to be all over the place. On second thoughts, it may not be so sudden

key words: PTI, Governance Performance, 100 days agenda

How much should legislators be paid? | Arab News

Around mid-June, the Senate Standing Committee on Finance unanimously cleared an amendment to the Members of Parliament (Salaries and Allowances) Act that allowed the family members of parliamentarians to avail air tickets un-utilized by parliamentarians

Key Words: Salaries & Allowances of MPs, Perks of MPs, Parliament

Amending 18th Amendment?



The hollowness of Pakistan’s budget exercise | Arab News

June is budget time in Pakistan. The financial year closes on June 30 and a fresh authorization is needed from the national and provincial assemblies to collect and spend money for the new year

Key Words: Federal Budget 2020-21, Weaknesses in Parliamentary Budget Process

Parliamentary scrutiny? | Dawn

VERY few people realise that the budget for the next financial year (2020-21) will, for the first time since the adoption of the 1973 Constitution

Key Words:Parliamentary budget process, Federal Budget 2020-21, Public Finance Management Act 2019

Questions of judicial overreach and governance in Pakistan | Arab News

Judiciary-executive relations have been traditionally uneasy in Pakistan

Key Words: SC overreach, Governance, COVID-19

Virtual or real? | Dawn

THE British House of Commons reconvened on April 21, 2020, after the Easter recess and straightaway adopted a motion to hold its sittings under a ‘hybrid model’

Key Words:Parliament, Virtual Sessions, COVID-19

How to Reform NAB?



Democracy and disaster management | Arab News

When US President Donald Trump recently called Prime Minister Imran Khan and offered to send some ventilators to Pakistan to help it cope with the coronavirus pandemic

Key Words: Democracy, COVID-19, Pakistan

What are Shadow Cabinets?



Parliament in times of COVID-19 | Arab News

Should parliament continue working despite the coronavirus pandemic? At least some civil society organizations in Pakistan

Key Words: COVID-19, Parliament, Committee

Rule of Law in Pakistan



Is it time for a new province in Pakistan? | Arab News

The idea of a new South Punjab province is once again making news. The ruling party, PTI, announced on March 11 its intention to table a constitutional amendment bill in the parliament in April aimed at the creation of such a province

Key Words: South Punjab, LG, New Province

State of the opposition in Pakistan | Arab News

It is one of those times in our political history when the opposition is at least numerically very strong in the parliament and provincial assemblies

Key Words: Opposition, Performance, Democracy

The new ECP’s challenges | Dawn

THE five-member Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is finally complete after a painful and protracted process of consultation between the government and the opposition to fill three vacancies including that of the chief election commissioner

key words: ECP, Appointments in EC, Voter Turnout

Fatal fault lines | Arab News

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has not even completed the first eighteen months of its term

Key Words: PTI Allies, In-house Change, Parliament

Without due process | Dawn

WEAKNESSES generally associated with the legislative process in our country were once again exposed during the passage of amendments to the army, air force and navy acts in parliament recently

Key Words: Extension of Army Chief, SC, Parliament

Are Pakistan’s government and opposition ready to reconcile? | Arab News

Even if one believes that the two main opposition political parties were coerced into supporting recent amendments in military acts which unambiguously authorize the Prime Minister to grant an extension to service chiefs

Key Words: Opposition, PTI, Reconcilitation, NAB Ordinance, NAO

Anti-government agitation | Dawn

MAULANA Fazlur Rehman’s recent Azadi March on Islamabad was not a new phenomenon, as anti-government agitations have been a part of Pakistan’s political journey since its inception

Key Words: Azadi March, JUI-F, Opposition

Was Fazlur Rehman’s ‘Azadi March’ a complete failure? | Arab News

Fazlur Rehman’s ‘Azadi March’ which landed in Islamabad on Oct. 31, was the most recent of many other so-called ‘long marches’ on the federal capital in the last decade

Key Words: Azadi March, Opposition, JUI-F

Ordinances over the years | Dawn

PAKISTAN is one of the few democratic countries which have the dubious distinction of having the power to legislate by executive decree

Key Words: Ordinances, Legislation, History, Parliament

Foreign funding in politics: Laws vs. implementation | Arab News

The three largest political parties in Pakistan - PTI, PMLN and PPP- which command 86 percent of total membership in the National Assembly

Key Words: Foreign Funding of Political Parties, PTI Foreign Funding case, ECP

What do marches on Islamabad mean? | Arab News

Fazl ur Rehman’s protest march is not the first of its kind but it sure is the latest in a series of marches and agitations seeking to dislodge the government in Pakistan

Key Words: Azadi March, JUI-F, Opposition

Credibility of accountability | Dawn

AMID the current political turmoil, accountability and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) figure most prominently

Key Words: Accountability, NAB, Pakistan

Ordinances vs democracy | Dawn

IF there is a least democratic feature of our democratic Constitution, it is the power given to the executive to legislate in case parliament is not in session

Key Words: Ordinances, Legislation, Parliament

Punjab CM doesn’t have much longer to prove himself ? | Arab News

The performance of the provincial government in Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous province, under Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has been a source of concern for many in the ruling PTI party

Key Words: CM Punjab, Governance, Punjab

Prepared for governance? | Dawn

PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan has been widely praised for delivering a powerful and impressive speech at the UN General Assembly on Sept 27

Key Words: Governance, PTI, Performance

Chief Justice Khosa’s critique of the government is telling | Arab News

It is ironic that barely six days after Pakistan’s top judge said in a speech that he found concerns being raised about the “muzzling of the print and electronic media

Key Words: SC, Asif Saeed Khosa, Critique, PTI

One year on, PTI’s legislative agenda must gather speed | Arab News

When Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan launched his party’s 100-day agenda roughly two months before the general election last year

Key Words: Governance Performance, PTI, Manifesto

Missing ECP members | Dawn

LAST Sunday, Aug 25, marked the completion of eight months during which two of the four positions of the members of the Election Commission of Pakistan remained unfilled despite the constitutional provision

Key Words: EC Appointments, ECP, PTI, Opposition

The case of dual nationals | Dawn

IS Pakistan ready to allow persons holding dual nationality to become members of its parliament?

Key Words: Dual Nationality and Elections, Parliament, Overseas Pakistanis, Constitution

Should dual citizenship holders contest elections in Pakistan? | Arab News

Perhaps it was the impressively large gathering of Pakistani-Americans at the Capital One Arena in Washington DC during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the US

Key Words: Dual Nationality and Elections, Parliament, Overseas Pakistanis, Constitution

The Assembly’s first year / Dawn

‘NAYA’ (or ‘new’) Pakistan’ has been one of the most popular slogans of the PTI as has ‘tabdeeli’ (or ‘change’)

Key Words: 1st Year Performance of 15th NA, National Assembly, Parliamentary Monitoring

After the no-trust vote | Daw

WHILE the aftershocks of the Senate’s no-trust vote of Aug 1 are still being felt, it seems that some good may also have come of the exercise as a number of important and pertinent questions are being asked and reforms being suggested

Key Words: No Trust Vote, Chairman Senate, No confidence

Policy reversals during PTI’s first year | Arab News

August 17 will mark the completion of the first year of the PTI federal government in Pakistan, with the performance of the government being discussed at various levels

Key Words: Governance Performance, PTI, 1st Year of PTI

Leaked videos implicating judges are nothing new, or simple, in Pakistan | Arab News

The release of an explosive video which shows possible evidence of a wrongful conviction of jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by an accountability judge

Key Words: Arshad Malik Leaked Video, Judges, Accountability

Defection season? | Dawn

IS the season of defections here again? Media reports regarding 15 PML-N members of the Punjab Assembly calling on Prime Minister Imran Khan a week ago gave rise to speculations of possible defections or formation of a ‘forward bloc’

Key Words: Defections, PML-N, Forward Block, PTI

Reasons for tax evasion in Pakistan | Arab News

In the face of a widening gap between revenue and expenditure, Pakistan is rightly concerned about increasing its money flow

Key Words: Tax Evasion, Tax Collection, FBR

Flawed budget process | Dawn

THIS is the annual budget season. Federal and provincial budgets have either been presented or will soon be presented

Key Words: Parliamentary Budget Process, Parliament, Budget

New Local Governments Could Usher In PTI’s Promised Revolution | Arab News

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) led provincial assemblies in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces, which together constitute 70% of the entire country’s population, passed local government bills in April

Key Words: LG Laws, Punjab, KP, Local Governments, PTI

Unintended consequences of more parliamentary seats for tribal areas | Arab News

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), located along the northwestern region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan

Key Words: FATA, 25th Coinstitutional Amendment

The politics and optics of Pakistan’s cabinet reshuffle / Arab News

Just eight months into his five year term, Prime Minister Imran Khan considered it fit to undertake the first major reshuffle in his cabinet

Key Words: Reshuffle in PTI Federal Cabinet, PTI

Two faces of democracy | Dawn

IT seems that a section of population in Pakistan is perpetually infatuated by the presidential form of government

Key Words: Presidential Vs Parliamentary System, Democracy in Pakistan

Indian election manifestos: What Pakistanis should know | Arab News

Starting this week, India will hold its general elections in seven phases until May 19th

Key Words: Indian Election, Party Manifestoes, Politics

Lawmakers’ pay | Dawn

A STORM of protest led by no less a person than the prime minister had engulfed the country after Punjab’s provincial assembly passed a bill on March 13 for increasing the salaries

Key Words: Salaries & emoluments of MPs, Perks of MPs, Parliament

Pakistan in the grey | Arab News

Pakistan’s National Action Plan, the government’s detailed plan established in 2015 to counter terrorist activities is in the news with renewed force after Pakistan was grey-listed by the Paris based Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Key Words: FATF, Grey List

Why not consult each other? | Dawn

TWO of the four members of the Election Commission of Pakistan retired on Jan 26, 2019, after completing their stipulated term of two and a half years

Key Words: Appointments in Election Commission, ECP Opposition

Production orders politics | Dawn

OF late, the term ‘production order’ has gained much greater currency in our political discourse than before

Key Words: Production Orders for MPs, Production order, Parliament

Return of the Politics of Enmity | Arab News

When Pakistan’s two major political parties – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)- signed the Charter of Democracy in 2006

Key Words: Political Polarisation, Civil-Military Relations, Pakistan politics

The first six months | Dawn

THE PTI-led federal government is set to complete its first six months today but the National Assembly which elected this government already passed the six-month milestone on Feb 12

Key Words: Performance of PTI Government, First 6 months, Governance

Inter-institutional dialogue, but how? | Dawn

THE realisation has been growing over the past few years that Pakistan needs some kind of dialogue among state institutions at the highest level

Key Words: Inter-Institutional Dialogue, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa

Justice Khosa’s proposal could open up a Pandora’s box for Pakistan | Arab News

Just a day before assuming office as the new Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa surprised many by proposing an inter-institutional dialogue and asked the President of Pakistan to convene it

Key Words: Inter-Institutional Dialogue, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa

Parliament ka code of conduct aur daily expenses | Barri Baat | Adil Shahzeb | Jan 25, 2019 | Hum News

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Taking parliament seriously | Dawn

A FEW days ago, some of the leading television channels were almost simultaneously flashing the ‘breaking news’ that Prime Minister Imran Khan would be attending the National Assembly session

Key Words: Attendance of PM in Parliament, Parliament, PTI

Beyond the PAC stalemate | Dawn

FINALLY, it seems that the 15th National Assembly is ready to move forward

Key Words: PAC, Parliament, Opposition

Impartial accountability? | Dawn

LIKE free and fair elections, a fair system of accountability has also remained elusive in Pakistan

Key Words: Performance of NAB, Accountability, NAO

Decisions taken today could shape the politics of the future for Pakistan | Arab News

With 2018 coming to a close, there is increasing concern about the political scenarios that will unfold next year

Key Words: Assessment of Democracy 2018, PTI, Democracy

Formation of New JIT for Model Town incident | Subha se agay | Amber Shamsi and Shiffa Yousafzai | Dec 6, 2018 | Hum...

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High Flight of US Dollar against Pakistani Rs. | Naya Pakistan | Talat Hussain | Nov 30, 2018 | Geo News

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100 days on, several hurdles lie on the road ahead for the PTI | Arab News

Today, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government completes its first 100 days in office

key words: 100 days of PTI Government, PTI, Governance

PTI 100 day’s performance | Barri Baat | Adil Shahzeb | Nov 29, 2018 | Hum News

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Parliament’s first 100 days | Dawn

ALTHOUGH parliament did not figure prominently in Imran Khan’s ‘first 100 days’ agenda —now, appropriately, the Prime Minister’s 100 Days Agenda

Key Words: Performance of 15th NA, First 100 days, Parliament

PTI 100 days agenda | Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada ke sath | Shahzeb Khanzada | Nov 26, 2018 | Geo News

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The by-election results | Dawn

IT is rare that by-election results generate as much interest and prompt as much commentary as was the case with the polls in the national and four provincial assemblies’ constituencies held on Oct 14 and 21

Key Words: 2018 By-election, Fairness of polls, ECP

Wafaqi Kabina me izafa ki wajoohat | Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada ke sath | Shahzeb Khanzada | Oct 16, 2018 | Geo News

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Applaudable Participation of Overseas Voters in By-Elections | Geo Pakistan | Abdullah Sultan and Huma Ameer Shah | Oct 16, 2018 | Geo News

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Bye Elections, A Test of Governments Performance | Naya Pakistan | Talat Hussain | Oct 13, 2018 | Geo News

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How big should the cabinet be? | Dawn

RECENTLY, Prime Minister Imran Khan expanded his cabinet. It has led to a fresh round of questions asked each time a cabinet is formed or expanded

Key Words: Size of Cabinet, Constitution

New PM and challenges for PTI | Naya Pakistan | Talat Hussain | Aug 17, 2018 | Geo News

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PILDAT’s Assessment of the Quality of General Election 2018 | Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada ke sath | Shahzeb Khanzada | August 9, 2018 | Geo...

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Shafaf intakhabat ke lye ECP aur Parliament ki zimmedarian | Kamran Khan ke sath | Kamran Khan | August 8, 2018 | Dunya News

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Delay in Government Formation by PTI because of Delay in Notification by ECP to Numerous Winning Candidates of PTI | Geo Pakistan | Abdullah...

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Election 2018 ke doraan honay wali badnamzi ki wajoohaat aur form 45 ke hawale se shikayaat ka azala | Dunya Kamran Khan ke Sath...

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Is there any capacity problem or rigging involved from election commission of Pakistan? | Sana Bucha Live | Sana Bucha | July 30, 2018...

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Kya PTI wafaq me hakumat bana lege? Opposition ki jamatoon ki surate haal Election Commission of Pakistan ka intakhabi nataij par radde amal |...

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The challenges of election day | Dawn

ONE must confess that, despite all the hard work of the Election Commission, a dark cloud of suspicion did hang over polling day on July 25

key words: Fairness of GE2018; Election-Day Management, ECP

Analysis of Election 2018 Results | Naya Pakistan | Talat Hussain | July 27, 2018 | Geo News

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A test for election observers | Dawn

IN a tight election race like the one we are witnessing in Pakistan ahead of July 25 and amidst allegations of ‘pre-poll rigging’ and ‘absence of a level playing field

Key Words: Election Observation, GE2018, International Observers

How much effective Result Transmission System (RTS) this time in election? | Kamran Khan kay sath | Kamran Khan | July 23, 2018 |...

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Reservations of political parties and pre-poll fairness | Nuqta e Nazar | Ajmal Jami | July 18, 2018 | Dunya News

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Public opinion polls for general election 2018 and party positions | Nuqta e Nazar | Ajmal Jami | July 4, 2018 | Dunya News

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PTI is Left with No Excuse for General Elections 2018 as All their Demands have been Met by Caretaker Setup and ECP | Geo...

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General election 2018 ki mojuda suratehaal kya he? Mian M Nawaz Sharif ka mulk me wapas ana voters par asar andaz hoga? | Sajjad...

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Polls under international scrutiny | Dawn

INTERNATIONAL election observers are now widely accepted across the globe especially in democracies which have yet to establish the credibility of their institutions including of their election-management bodies

Key Words: Election Observation, Fairness of GE 2018, International Observers

Would electables give benefit to PTI, effects of various factors and Nawaz Sharif’s narrative on voter’s intention | Aapas ki baat | Muneeb Farooq...

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PML-N, PTI and PPP Not being Able to Present their Election Manifestos for Elections Till Now | Geo Pakistan | Abdullah Sultan and Huma...

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Pervaiz Musharaf Return to Pakistan and Role of PMLN in his Cases | Subah Say Agay | Amber Shamsi and Shiffa Yousafzai |...

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Evolution of caretakers | Dawn

THE original 1973 Constitution had no stipulations for a caretaker government, which is why no provision existed at that time for the dissolution of the National Assembly by the president in his discretion

Key Words: Caretaker Government, Constitution, ECP

The Finalization of Caretaker CM in Punjab | Naya Pakistan | Syed Talat Hussain | June 1, 2018 | Geo News

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PILDAT’s Assessment of Pre-Poll Fairness and Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab | News Eyes with Mehar Bukhari | May 30, 2018 | Dawn News

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Turn out of Young Voters in upcoming General Elections 2018 | News Plus | May 29, 2018 | Capital TV

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PILDAT’s Assessment of Pre-Poll Fairness | View Point | May 29, 2018 | Jaag TV

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PILDAT’s Assessment of Pre-Poll Fairness | Nuqta-e-Nazar | May 29, 2018 | Dunya News

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PILDAT’s Assessment of Pre-Poll Fairness | Aapas ki baat | May 29, 2018 | Geo News

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PILDAT’s Assessment of Pre-Poll Fairness | 92 at 8 | May 29, 2018 | 92 News

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Role of Caretaker Government of Pakistan on General Elections 2018 | Apna Apna Gareban | May 28, 2018 | Waqt News

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Caretaker Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistan | Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada ke Sath | May 28 , 2018 | Geo News

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