The PTI government on Thursday announced the appointment of retired Brig Ijaz Shah as Interior Minister — a portfolio earlier held by Prime Minister Imran Khan himself — amidst a major reshuffle of the federal cabinet.
ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: After a neck-and-neck contest, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) managed to win most of the seats in Sunday’s by-elections on 11 National and 24 provincial assembly seats with the PML-N seems to be edging past the PTI in Punjab.
Most of the seats where by-elections were held had been vacated by those elected on more than one seat in the July 25 general elections, including Prime Minister Imran Khan who won in all the five NA constituencies he had contested.
Arif Alvi fue elegido como el presidente número 13 de Pakistán este martes, de acuerdo con los resultados preliminares.
Las elecciones fueron llevadas a cabo en el Parlamento en la capital del país, Islamabad.
Los legisladores del Senado, la Asamblea nacional y cuatro asambleas provinciales votaron en una elección secreta.
Alvi, nominado por el partido gobernante Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) y sus aliados, ganó con 353 votos de un total de 706, según reportó un canal de televisión estatal pakistaní.
Imran Khan tomó hoy posesión del cargo de primer ministro de Pakistán en una ceremonia celebrada en Islamabad, a la que asistieron las autoridades del país asiático y exjugadores de críquet con los que ganó la copa mundial de ese deporte en 1992.
"Yo, Imran Khan, juro solemnemente que soy un musulmán y creo en la unidad y finalidad del todopoderoso Alá. Yo, con la mayor sinceridad, seré leal al país", afirmó Khan ante el presidente del país, Mamnoon Hussain.
he first session of the 15th National Assembly ended on Monday after 329 members of the lower house of the parliament took oath following their election in the July 25 countrywide polls.
Outgoing NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq administered the oath to the MNAs-elect in the 342-member house, in what is a part of only the second democratic transition in the country's history.
Opposition parties held a protest demonstration outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in Islamabad on Wednesday against alleged rigging in the July 25 general elections. PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, however, was not in attendance.
Ni los trasnochadores, ni los madrugadores, han logrado ser los primeros en conocer los resultados preliminares de las elecciones del pasado miércoles en Pakistán. La Comisión Electoral ha retrasado el anuncio de los datos provisionales inicialmente previsto para las dos de la madrugada de este jueves (las once de la noche del miércoles en la España peninsular) debido a “un fallo técnico”.
El ex primer ministro paquistaní, Nawaz Sharif, ha sido detenido, junto a su hija Maryam, cuando ambos se disponían a regresar al país. El pasado año, el Tribunal Supremo de Pakistán inhabilitó a Sharif por corrupción.
El ex primer ministro de Pakistán Nawaz Sharif ha sido condenado este miércoles a 10 años de cárcel por corrupción, según los medios locales. Sharif, de 68 años y figura clave de la política pakistaní durante las últimas cuatro décadas, apareció en los llamados Papeles de Panamá, lo que desató una investigación que ya le obligó a dejar el cargo el año pasado.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday announced changes in the schedule for General Elections 2018, however, polling date will remain the same.
The ECP said that the date for submission of nomination papers was extended for facilitating political parties.
The nomination papers can now be submitted until June 11, the ECP said, adding that candidatures for reserved seats for women and minorities could also be submitted until the same date.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday instructed aspiring candidates to submit an affidavit, detailing their assets, along with their nomination papers.
A five-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, resumed hearing of a petition filed by former National Assembly speaker Ayaz Sadiq challenging a Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict rejecting nomination papers, drafted by a parliamentary committee, for violating Article 62, 63 of the Constitution of Pakistan.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday said there was no possibility of a delay in the upcoming elections unless the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) 'becomes helpless.' Justice Nisar made the comment during the hearing of a case regarding electoral amendments — filed by the Workers Party.
All matters pertaining to elections must be completed on an urgent basis, the chief justice noted. Director-general of Election Commission Pakistan (ECP) noted that the code of conduct was formed with consensus from all political parties.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued the schedule for the 2018 general elections.
According to the schedule, returning officers through public notices will invite nominations from prospective candidates on June 1, while nomination papers will be filed from June 2 to 6.
The list of nominated candidates will be published on June 7. The last date for scrutiny of nomination papers is June 14, while June 19 will be the last date for filing of appeals against acceptance or rejection of nomination papers.
Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk on Friday took oath as the country’s interim prime minister.
The newly-appointed caretaker chief executive’s oath was administered by President Mamnoon Hussain at the President House. Following the ceremony, Justice Mulk was presented a guard of honour by the armed forces.
Speaking to the media after the oath-taking, the interim premier said free and fair polls were his priority.
“Mark my words, general polls will be held timely,” Mulk said,
A resolution demanding one-month delay in general elections was submitted in Balochistan Assembly on Wednesday.
The resolution, submitted by Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, sought that elections be held in August, instead of July this year, because “a majority of the public wants to undertake Hajj for which [many] would be travelling to Saudi Arabia in July” and hence, they would be unable to vote in the elections.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday reiterated his call for free and fair elections and voiced concerns regarding a government, non-representative of the masses, assuming power.
“You can see what happened in Balochistan and the Senate. It is not in the country’s best interests,” said the premier while addressing a news conference in Islamabad.
Former chief justice Nasirul Mulk was announced as the caretaker prime minister on Monday during a joint press conference held by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah.
It took the government and the opposition six meetings to decide on a name for the coveted position.
“Today is a day of great importance in the democratic run of the country. We have agreed on an individual for the position,” said the premier during the press conference.
El presidente de Pakistán, Mamnoon Hussain, estableció hoy la celebración de elecciones generales y provinciales para el 25 de julio, en la que será segunda ocasión en que un Gobierno logra completar una legislatura en el país asiático.
La estatal Radio Pakistán informó de que Hussain, cuyo cargo es simbólico, ha firmado una orden presidencial para que el 25 de julio se celebren los comicios, sin ofrecer más detalles.
Khursheed Shah says he will not hold any further meetings with PM Abbasi over caretaker premier
A parliamentary committee will now decide the name of the caretaker prime minister as Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah failed to reach a consensus over the matter on Friday.
Shah told reporters at his chamber in Parliament House that there would be no more meetings between him and Prime Minister Abbasi over naming the caretaker PM.