Pakistán atraviesa un período de turbulencia. Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakara, senador de la provincia menos poblada de Pakistán, fue nombrado primer ministro interino el sábado (12 de agosto) a la espera de elecciones dentro de varios meses, que se realizarán sin el político más popular del país, Imran Khan .
Islamabad, 18 jul (EFE).- El partido del depuesto primer ministro Imran Khan se hizo este lunes con una victoria clave frente al Gobierno en las elecciones parciales en la provincia de Punjab, en el este de Pakistán, que aprovechó para exigir la convocatoria de elecciones generales.
De los veinte escaños en liza al Parlamento regional de la provincia más poblada del país, en unas elecciones parciales celebradas el pasado domingo y cuyo resultado fue anunciado por la Comisión Electoral esta madrugada, el Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) de Khan se hizo con 15 puestos.
Días vertiginosos en Pakistán, en que el primer ministro que llegó del cricket podría ser sustituido hoy mismo por el número dos de la familia Sharif. El capitán Imran Jan perdió el partido al filo de la medianoche del sábado, cuando el estado profundo se cuadró ante las maniobras dilatorias de sus correligionarios para esquivar la moción de censura.
Shebaz Sharif se convirtió este 11 de abril en el nuevo primer ministro de Pakistán, tras una votación de la Asamblea Nacional. El político fue nombrado para dirigir el nuevo gabinete hasta mediados de 2023, cuando están previstas elecciones generales. Su designación llega luego de la destitución de Imra Khan, el fin de semana, mediante una moción de censura. El partido del derrocado líder denunció una presunta injerencia extranjera en el nuevo rumbo político del país.
Pakistán se encamina a nuevas elecciones, antes de noventa días. Cuando todo parecía a punto para que una abigarrada mayoría parlamentaria destituyera este domingo a Imran Jan, el primer ministro de Pakistán ha logrado sobrevivir sacándose un as de la manga. La moción de censura prevista finalmente no ha sido votada, después de que el vicepresidente de la Asamblea -en ausencia del presidente- haya aceptado los argumentos del ministro de Justicia para disolver la sesión "por anticonstitucional".
All eyes are on the Senate today as the upper house gears up for the crucial election for the offices of chairman and deputy chairman.
Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani (PPP) and Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri (JUI-F) have been fielded by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) as its joint candidates for the posts of chairman and deputy chairman, respectively.
The Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly on Tuesday unanimously adopted a joint resolution to make the region an interim constitutional province.
The resolution was jointly-tabled by G-B Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan and opposition leader Amjad Hussain.
The text of the resolution read that the federal government, the prime minister and the state institutions should give G-B the status of an interim constitutional province and adequate representation in the National Assembly and other federal bodies.
According to unofficial result, Gilani bags 169 votes while Shaikh receives 164 ballots; seven votes rejected.
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In a major upset in the Senate election, Yousaf Raza Gilani, the joint candidate of opposition parties, has been elected senator from Islamabad, by defeating Abdul Hafeez Shaikh of the ruling party, according to unofficial results.
The people of Gilgit-Baltistan are heading to polling stations today (Sunday) to vote in what could be the most hotly contested election the region has ever seen.
Pictures and videos showed citizens lined up outside polling stations, wearing face masks and observing social distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Many also braved heavy snowfall in the upper areas of GB to cast their vote.
There were also power outages reported at some polling stations, slowing down the voting process as staff used torches to register voter data.
ISLAMABAD: A scrutiny committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday met to take up hearings of foreign funding cases against the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) but adjourned proceedings without any progress.
Both parties were told that information from banks was awaited henceforth it was not possible to move forward and the committee will meet again after relevant information is received.
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has requested the United Nations Development Programme to continue offering financial and technical support for the establishment and strengthening of the new local government system in the merged tribal districts of the province.
The polls in Gilgit-Baltistan were to be held on August 18, but the Election Commission on July 11 postponed them due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Pakistan has announced that the once-postponed election for the legislative assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan will be held on November 15, amidst India’s objection to Islamabad’s moves in the strategically-located region.
GILGIT: An All Parties Conference (APC) was held in the region under the chair of Chief Election Commissioner on Thursday to finalise the date of local bodies’ elections.
According to details, members from Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) among others were all present in the APC. Elections had been scheduled to kick off from August 18 in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan but a new date of October 28 was deliberated upon in the session.
ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee meets on Tuesday (today) to consider nominations for members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from Sindh and Balochistan, amid back-channel efforts for consensus.
Following the retirement of Abdul Ghaffar Soomro and retired Justice Shakeel Baloch in January, the positions of ECP members from Sindh and Balochistan have been lying vacant.
Thousands of anti-government protesters blocked highways across Pakistan on Thursday in a bid to oust prime minister Imran Khan, though the disruption fell short of what organizers had planned.
The protests, led by Fazl-ur-Rehman, head of the conservative Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (F) party, began with the “Azadi” (freedom) March on Oct. 27 from the southern city of Karachi.
The government on Wednesday decided to let the opposition's 'Azadi March' protest in Islamabad proceed as long as parameters laid out by courts for lawful protest are not breached.
The decision was made after a team delegated to negotiate with the opposition presented its recommendations to the prime minister.
Leaders of the opposition parties on Sunday announced their plans to "launch protests inside and outside the parliament after Eidul Fitr" and hold an All Parties Conference (APC) to "chalk out a joint strategy on how to tackle the problems facing Pakistan".
The announcement was made by PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari at a press conference that followed an iftar-dinner he hosted at Zardari House in Islamabad and which was attended by a delegation of arch rivals-turned-allies PML-N and other major opposition parties.
WASHINGTON — Pakistani authorities on Wednesday arrested a senior leader of the Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and its affiliated Falah-e-Insaniat (FiF) charity group, which are both U.S.- and U.N.-designated terror organizations.