Elections Archive

Illegal occupier-squatter of the Prime Minister’s House is Nawaz Sharif – by Humayun Gauhar: Editor’s Note: We are posting a social media note by renowned journalist Hamayun Gauhar. LUBP would like to add that the real success of this protest lies in the fact that it is completely non-violent and unarmed protest without any kind of backing
Honduras: Recognizing the ghost of electoral fraud -by Gina Kawas: Particular events scattered throughout Honduras’s electoral history set a clear prelude. They tell us that a massive electoral fraud may take place during the next general elections, on November 24. If we go back to November, 2005, the presidential
Undermining democracy: In May, it was the Taliban and now it is the Supreme Court – by Mahpara Qalandar: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has decided to boycott the forthcoming presidential election. Its candidate Raza Rabbani will not be now running against PML-N’s Mamnoon Hussain. Here are the circumstances which led to the boycott: 1. The presidential election
Supreme Court’s politically biased decision to bring the Presidential elections forward: Pakistan’s blatant Pro Taliban and Pro PML-N judiciary once again disgraced itself with its latest unconstitutional and politically biased decision to hold the Presidential elections earlier the Constitutionally scheduled date.  The Election Commission of Pakistan reversed its own statement
Empty polling stations in Balochistan – by Juma Baloch: Pakistani election 2013 in Balochistan, have been widely viewed by international and local political analysts as a referendum between those who ask for Baloch rights within Pakistani framework and those who seek an independence Baloch state. Baloch nationalist political
Pakistan’s elections mean that liberals are a minority of defeated infidels – by Mahpara Qalandar: Pakistan’s national elections of 11 May can be regarded as one of the bloodiest and most one-sided electoral exercise in the contemporary history of democracy. The day the election day was announced, the Taliban made a counter announcement: Those
Day of a Brave Pakistan:   Your spirit unfaltering, with hope hanging high with your dreams over a sword with a hundred edges. Confronting the intimidation and shadows of past ghosts relating to an era marked by blood-lust, sighs and misery, but your soldier
Do cast your vote! – by Syed Salman Mohiuddin: “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” (Abraham Lincoln).. Do vote !! vote anti-Taliban,
Pakistan Elections 2013: Predictive Results – by Abdul Nishapuri: Pakistan’s general election on 11 May 2013 will mark the first time a democratically elected government in the country has been succeeded by another. Since independence from Britain in 1947, civilian rule has been repeatedly overturned by military coups,
The Last Bastions of Secularism in Pakistan under attack – by A Z: It is a shame that while the only two secular parties of any significance –ANP and MQM- are being slaughtered by the fanatics, parties like PMLN and PTI smugly continue to hold large election rallies without a murmur. Many
Shia blood continues to be spilled even in the time of election – By Mahpara Qalandar: Yesterday’s suicide bomb blast near Alamdar Road in Quetta killed eight men including two security personnel. The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has once again proudly owned up to its misdeed. Khaliq Hazara’s supporters were too quick to say that he was
Kudos to Badam Zari, the first female candidate to run for the elections from Fata: KHAR: “I am contesting the election with passion, with a clean heart and a clear conscience. My passion is to educate the future generation, girls and women, and to serve them,” says Badam Zari — the first female candidate to run
Doing away with Articles 62 & 63 – by Waseem Altaf: The 1973 constitution was a fairly comprehensive document which also contained articles 62 and 63. Article 62 deals with qualifications of becoming a member of the Parliament whereas article 63 specifies what disqualifies someone from such membership. These articles
2013: A highly critical year for Pakistan – by A Z: This year promises to be of great significance for Pakistan in more respects than one. A change of government is already in the making. Kayani makes way for a successor to be appointed. The US and NATO begin to
Appeal to Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan: Don’t allow sectarian terrorists to contest elections: An appeal to Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan, Honorable Justice (retd.) Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim By Mahpara Qalandar Your Honor Now that the elections are scheduled to be held on time under your able supervision, there is just one issue
Pakistan Elections 2013: Terrorists contesting elections: New archive LUBP has decided to create a new archive of posts on Pakistan Elections 2013. In particular our attention will be focused on highlighting cases of Takfiri Deobandi terrorists contesting elections in independent or party-affiliation capacity. The new
PTI losing the opportunity to fill the political vacum: Source: alexpressed PTI’s Lahore Jalsa on 23rd March 2013 was the climax of PTI’s political struggle so far. It was culmination of a long struggle, party organisation including intra-party elections and was also to serve as a platform to
PPP leads the march of folly – by A Z: I am sorry to have borrowed Barbara Tuchman’s axiom in a much lesser context. There has been much talk recently about PMLN’s overt or covert electoral accommodation of ASWJ. However, deplorable as it may be, it does not really
Pakistani voters must reject those parties and candidates that have ties with ASWJ-LeJ terrorists: Editor’s note: Voting is a very important decision. LUBP urges its readers to encourage moderate Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and all other communities to collectively vote against those parties and candidates that have any ties with or support of Takfiri
Women and Voting in Pakistan – by Mustafa Kamal: Orders of Election Commission Pakistan to fully ensure the women participation in voting has been out rightly rejected  by various political parties.  The political parties argue the ongoing war against terror and militancy in KPK and tribal areas a
Pre-poll rigging has begun by President Zardari – by Nabil Anwar: Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has claimed in a press conference covered in Daily Jang (http://e.jang.com.pk/08-29-2012/karachi/pic.asp?picname=1041.gif) that Pre Poll rigging through anchors has begun and for that the Presidency is spending around Rs. 8 billion to buy influence and make
A letter to Anti Peoples Party (APP): Author: Realistic Voice Dear APP (Anti Peoples Party), Thank you so very much for supporting and voting for Aslam Bosan in NA-151, Multan. You have come a long way from 1969 to 2012. You have snatched 60,000 votes from
What role did Shia voters play in Multan by-election?: In his recent column in daily Dawn, Cyril Almeida offers an interesting perspective on the PPP’s victory in by-elections in Multan. In particular, he refers to the the behaviour of Shia voters: There were the expected loyalists — the
عبد القادر گیلانی کی جیت اور تھوتھا چنا: Related posts: سپریم کورٹ الیکشن دھاندلی منصوبہ Judicial coup is the only solution now! – by Ahsan Abbas Outcome of Multan by-elections and establishment’s next move – by Shaheryar Ali تحریر: امام بخش (imamism@gmail.com) ابھی ابھی خبر آئی ہے
Nine predictions till next election — by Kumail Ahmed: 1. Pakistani Rupee (PKR) will further devalue The rupee will further decline against dollar due to two reasons. The first is Hajj, and the second is elections. In the Hajj season many pilgrims carry US$ instead of Pak rupee.
The Slap: When a woman hits another woman, in normal cases it’s an assault. If there are many witnesses, good, the assailant gets punished quickly. Open and Shut case, we move on. But Pakistan doesn’t do normal; even our assaults have deeper meanings
What should we believe – fact (by-elections) or fiction (tsunami)?: It is a matter of anguish to see that a fact i.e. election results on seats vacated for one reason or the other have been ignored by dishonest media commentators and instead have used the Waheeda Shah incident to
PPP core worker neglegted: Story of Khawaja Yawar: The Pakistan Peoples Party has rejected the application of Khawaja Yawar Naseer for a Senate ticket. The news came as a big shock because Khawaja Yawar Naseer has been the voice and face of the PPP from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Communist Party’s comeback in Russia – by Shiraz Paracha: Twenty years after the peaceful split of the Soviet Union, the Communist Party of Russia has made significant gains in the Russian parliamentary elections and has doubled the share of its votes. In the Sunday’s elections, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s United
Who will Punjab vote for? A study in the context of Punjab’s electoral history – by Ali Usman Qasmi: Imran Khan’s successful public rally in Lahore has made many tongues to wag. Political analysts are now forced to revise their earlier estimates about Imran Khan’s potential to create a niche for himself in the existing political set up
Showmen, not statesmen rule U.S. and the West? By Shiraz Paracha: Three years ago young Barack Hussein Obama, a man with mixed cultural and religious identity, made history when he became the 44th President of the United States. A Black man entered the White House riding a wave of popularity.
MQM Leaves Government Yet Again:   Related Article: The Pseudo-liberals strike back Muttahida Qaumi Movement has announced, yet again, that it is leaving the Federal Government, Provincial Government and the coveted position of Governor Sindh. This time the announced reason for parting ways has
Pakistan: ISI rigged elections -by Inam R Sehri: On 2nd May 2011 evening, PPP ultimately joined hands with PML(Q) and offered them 18 slots in executive allocating them different assignments, mostly carrying ministreal perks. The young generation knows them little from days of Gen Musharraf when they
Jaali Voter Fehristein aur Tunno Ki Besharmi! – by Saad Mansoor (Roman Urdu): Har nayay din ke saath humaaray munsif-e-aala urf Tunno aik aisa tabsara kertay hain ke ke har jamhooriyat pasand shehri baithay bithhaye bilbila uthta hai. Lagta hai Musharraf ki kitab Kakkoo kay Kaarnamay (jisay baaz loag ghalti se In the Line
How revolution took place in Pakistan – by Ahsan Abbas Shah:
Sangat Interview: Pakistan needs democracy for peace: Shaheed Benazir Bhutto: Here’s an exclusive interview of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, I did for quarterly Sangat in 2002. If you deem it fit, may publish it on LUBP. It may have some value even today.(Aziz Narejo) Demands commission to probe rigging junta’s
Enmity—At whose cost? – By Khawar Ayaz: Enmity—At whose cost? Khawar Ayaz Daily Mail, 4th November, 2010 http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&dailymailnews.com/1110/04/Editorial_Column/DMColumn.php DESIRE for a cup of tea with Ch. Pervaiz Ellahi has stirred a storm in the political circles. When Palestinians can meet and talk with Israeli government officials
Raiwand’s Dream shattered as all political parties opposed mid term poll: It seems Mian Nawaz Sharif who don’t believe in democratic institutions and political process, along with his buddies (especially Chaudahry Nisar), wants to build a anarchist state or Talibanized society in which modern representative system, voter’s choice and individual freedoms will
Chaudhry Sahab, let’s have local bodies elections first – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: It is interesting to see whenever the Prime Minister speaks his heart out. He usually keeps his best for the floor of the National Assembly. Yesterday, was no exception. The PM strongly rebuffed calls for political change in the
Rigging Pakistan Elections: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied – by Aamir Mughal: LUBP presents a collection of articles and video clips compiled by Aamir Mughal, one of LUBP’s most valued readers and researcher on the subject of election rigging in Pakistan. Intense U.S. pressure has forced Musharraf to resign from the