Tag: Elections

  • Illegal occupier-squatter of the Prime Minister’s House is Nawaz Sharif – by Humayun Gauhar

    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 from any side. Not even a single bullet was fired from activists despite presence of 25,000 […]

  • Honduras: Recognizing the ghost of electoral fraud -by Gina Kawas

    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 race was led by José Manuel Zelaya Rosales and Porfirio Lobo, from the Liberal and National […]

  • Undermining democracy: In May, it was the Taliban and now it is the Supreme Court – by Mahpara Qalandar

    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 was supposed to be held on 6 August as per the announcement of the Pakistan Election […]

  • Supreme Court’s politically biased decision to bring the Presidential elections forward

    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 “Earlier the ECP had stated that it was not constitutionally possible to hold early elections.” http://tribune.com.pk/story/581281/presidential-elections-sc-asks-ecp-to-reconsider-july-30-as-election-date/ […]

  • Empty polling stations in Balochistan – by Juma Baloch

    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 parties that advocate Baloch rights within the framework of Pakistani federation like National Party (NP) and […]

  • Pakistan’s elections mean that liberals are a minority of defeated infidels – by Mahpara Qalandar

    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 parties which did not subscribe to the Tabilanic version of bloodthirsty Islam would not be allowed […]

  • Day of a Brave Pakistan

    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 marches, your conscience aglow with thoughts of tomorrows to come in complete serenity.   you may […]

  • Do cast your vote! – by Syed Salman Mohiuddin

    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, vote against all explicit & implicit Taliban & other takfiri terrorists’ apologists & sympathizers, which includes […]

  • Pakistan Elections 2013: Predictive Results – by Abdul Nishapuri

    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 led by General Pervez Musharraf who held power from 1999 until 2008, when democracy […]

  • The Last Bastions of Secularism in Pakistan under attack – by A Z

    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 of PPP, PMLN, and PTI candidates are clandestinely wooing the extremists in their constituencies, especially in […]

  • Shia blood continues to be spilled even in the time of election – By Mahpara Qalandar

    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 the target. But this is not true. The explosives used for the bombing were 100 kg. […]

  • Kudos to Badam Zari, the first female candidate to run for the elections from Fata

    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 for the elections from Fata (Federally administered tribal areas of Pakistan). Zari is a Pakistani housewife, who […]

  • Doing away with Articles 62 & 63 – by Waseem Altaf

    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 were amended in 1974.However it was during the Zia regime that they were made much harsher […]

  • 2013: A highly critical year for Pakistan – by A Z

    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 scale down their presence in Afghanistan, which is likely to have important ramifications for Pakistan. These […]

  • Appeal to Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan: Don’t allow sectarian terrorists to contest elections

    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 which I wish to bring to your notice. The issue is one of fairness and legality. […]

  • Pakistan Elections 2013: Terrorists contesting elections

    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 LUBP archive will comprise two new tags: Pakistan Elections 2013 https://lubpak.com/archives/tag/pakistan-elections-2013 and Terrorists contesting elections https://lubpak.com/archives/tag/terrorists-contesting-elections […]

  • 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 launch them as mainstream contender for the next elections. It was supposed to be a kickstart […]

  • 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 surprise me as PMLN has manifested an increasingly right wing disposition and Nawaz Sharif, in particular, […]

  • 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 Deobandis militants of Sipah-e-Sahaba (operating as ASWJ, TTP, LeJ etc). These are enemies of Pakistan who […]

  • 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 hindrance to implement the decision of ECP in spirit. Earlier the ECP, during its meeting had […]

  • 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 the anchors part of “state spokespersons”. We all know Chauhdry Nisar Ali Khan’s infatuation with “qasr-e-sadarat” […]

  • 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 the fort of Gilani, Multan and that’s a big success. By this, you tried your best […]

  • 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 biradari voters, though many defied clan diktats, and the minorities — and there were the unexpected […]

  • 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 کہ سابق وزیراعظم سیّد یوسف رضا گیلانی کی چھوڑی ہو ئی سِیٹ پر اُن کےبیٹے سید […]

  • 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. An excessive purchase of US$ will decrease its supply in the open market creating a shortage […]

  • 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 and ramifications behind them. The Act When the, now MPA, Waheeda Shah slapped an on duty […]

  • 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 give the whole exercise a bad name. it is something one can expect from such commentators […]

  • 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 Province for the last 40 years. It is a bad decision and black PR for the […]

  • 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 Russia party has returned to power with a slashed majority in the State Duma, lower house of the […]

  • 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 in Pakistan. The most notable impact of Imran Khan’s jalsa has been on the politics of […]

  • 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. Obama promised change, he passionately talked about the change before he became the President. The change […]

  • 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 been the way MQM has been treated by the PPP in elections of Azad Jammu and […]

  • 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 remained in shared power with a military ruler but more after assassination of Ms Benazir Bhutto […]

  • 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 of Fire bhi kehtay hain) ke baad ab nayi kitab Tunnoo ke Tabsaray bhi jald shaya […]

  • 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 role in formation of Govts in center and Sindh. Speaks of differences between people and ruling […]

  • 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 then what is the big deal if two leaders decide to have a cup of tea […]

  • 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 have no place. Democracy irks Mian sahib beacuse he is not a member of the parliament […]

  • 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 country, ruling out the possibility of snap elections or a military takeover. He said that there […]

  • 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 army to keep his presidency, and he is soon to lift martial law. Still at issue […]