Pakistan Elections 2013 Archive

PPP is being singled out by Judiciary-Media?: Question: Why only PPP is being singled out by Judiciary-Media? Former PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf is being attacked for developing his constituency – this should be good. but no, today’s daily times calls it pork barrel politics. when sharif
Objectives of the Resolution -by Dr Mohammad Taqi: Zia is rightly blamed for defacing the constitution but he did not pull his ‘Islamisation’ process out of thin air The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed the initial vetting of nomination papers. The antics that the returning
ECP said political parties must not campaign against any personor on the basis of religion – by Iftikhar A.Khan: ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) warned candidates on Sunday against seeking votes in the name of religion or sect. Briefing reporters on the rules of the game for May 11 polls, a senior ECP official said political
Pakistan Warms up to Elections Amidst Killings and Death Threats – by A Z: The elections scheduled for May have brought a degree of excitement and hope to a country that has witnessed a descent into violence and terrorism accompanied by economic woes over the past few years. Campaign posters, with the candidates’
ویرو کوہلی ، پارلیمنٹ اور پاکستان – از حق گو: الیکشن کا وقت جوں جوں قریب آتا جا رہا ہے لوگوں میں اس حوالے سے جوش و خروش بڑھتا جا رہا ہے ایسے میں صوفیوں کی دھرتی سندھ سے آنے والی ایک دلچسپ اور کافی حد تک پر مسرت و
اپیل بنام چیف الیکشن کمشنر : دہشت گردوں کو انتخابات میں حصّہ لینے سے روکا جائے – از مہ پارہ قلندر – مترجم – حق گو: اپیل بنام چیف الیکشن کمشن محترم جناب جسٹس رٹائرڈ فخر الدین جی ابراہیم صاحب جناب عالی اب جبکہ کے الیکشن کا اپنے وقت پر انعقاد آپ کی بھرپور کوششوں سے یقینی ہو چکا ہے تو آپ کے نوٹس میں
Reminiscing Zia’s vigilantism – by Zeeshan Khan:   The ‘quiz show’ on Islam that is being played in the name of scrutiny is termed as inappropriate by independent observers In less than three weeks of Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) departure from power, General Ziaul Haq’s ghost
An open letter to The Honorable Chief Election Commissioner Pakistan – by Ali Asad: The Honourable Chief Election Commissioner Pakistan  I hereby attaching two decisions of The Supreme Court of Pakistan. One of them is the decision of 5 judges of SCP acquitting Mian Nawaz Sharif in plane hijacking and Helicopter ownership case.
In defence of Musarrat Shaheen: اک جہانِ حیرت ہے جو ہمارے اردگرد پھیلا ہوا ہے، پاکستان کی اعلٰی عدلیہ نے بزعمِ خود سیاسی نظام کی سرپرستانہ رہنمائی کا بیڑا اُٹھایا الیکشن کمیشن پر جائزوناجائزدباوَ ڈال کر انتخابی عمل میں شریک کار بلکہ مختار کار
٦٢- ٦٣ اور صادق الامین – ١: مداری، جادوگر، یا سرکس میں تماشے دکھانے والے، ان سب کے لئے یہ ضروری ہوتا ہے کہ نت نئے تماشے بناتے رہیں ورنہ خدشہ یہ رہتا ہے کہ دیکھنے والے وہی پرانے تماشے روز دیکھ دیکھ کر بور ہو
Articles 62/63 in action or fundamentalism on the march?: If the ECP’s lowly functionaries are left free to enforce their biases then Pakistan’s parliamentary elections scheduled for May 11, 2013, will be grossly unfair because of arbitrary disqualifications of candidates. This too at a time when the stakes
Return of the Mensis Horribilis: PTI’s Intra-party Elections: Shireen Mazari’s opportunist return to the party fold Intra-party elections weaken party unity, defections imminent Internally elected party leaders ignored in allocation of party tickets     Last year, the Let Us Build Pakistan blog had catalogued a series
A Pakistani paradigm shift may be in order: A step forward in an election year – by Rusty Walker:                     Your true liberty, you, as a person living in a nation of a diversified people, can only be assured personal freedoms through a massive election turn-out, bent on a
The degree is the best revenge: In Pakistan, judiciary and election commission assume the role played by military dictators: Source: Adapted with some changes from Dawn newspaper Wednesday 3 April 2013 wreaked unprecedented havoc. High profile politicians such as Jamshed Dasti and Sheikh Waqas Akram were disqualified for their ‘dodgy’ education certificates. In contrast, nomination papers of known
The ideology of Pakistan is nothing else than Jinnah’s 11 Aug address – by Ayaz Amir: This could be such an exciting country Some architecture becomes beautiful by adding things to it domes and minarets, and quadrangles and outer walls. Some architecture looks good when unnecessary clutter around it is cleared. Some daughters of Venus
Elections 2013: PML-N awards ticket to Sipah-e-Sahaba terrorist Ibad Dogar – by Zain Gardezi: It appears that as expected of them, Sharifs are still sticking on to their support of Takfiri terrorists of Anjuman Sipah e Sahaba (ASS, also variously known as SSP, ASWJ and LeJ) despite their costume operations of detainment of Malik Ishaq
ECP to decide the fate of 182 minority candidates today: Friday, April 05, 2013 ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will decide the fate of 182 minority candidates contesting elections on 10 national assembly seats reserved for minorities today (Friday). The ECP is scheduled to hold scrutiny process of
Reserved seats for minorities: Nomination papers of 22 candidates accepted: PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday accepted at least 22 nomination papers of candidates vying for seats reserved for minorities in the provincial legislature. An ECP official said 22 nomination papers were screened and accepted out of
ISI-Sethi network at play in Punjab: Sheikh Waqas, Faisal Saleh, Abid Imam disqualified to pave way for Ludhianvi: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday (4 April 2013) rejected nomination papers of Faisal Saleh Hayat and Abid Imam in NA-87, Geo News reported. According to sources, the erstwhile PML-Q leader Faisal Saleh Hayat, contesting as an independent
PPP, PML-N manifestos differ over constitutional court: ISLAMABAD: The country’s two major political parties — the PPP and the PML-N — seem to have different views on the issue of setting up of a constitutional court in the country in line with the Charter of Democracy
In ISI-ASWJ’s Pakistan, Ahmed Ludhianvi can contest elections but Ayaz Amir can’t: Lahore 4 April 2013: The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected the nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Ayaz Amir. Ayaz Amir is a leading progressive and liberal writer of Pakistan who has always taken strong
Fair and free elections are not possible in Balochistan where people are still receiving dead bodies of loved-ones – Akhtar Mengal: QUETTA:  Sardar Akhtar Mengal, the chief of his eponymous faction of the Balochistan National Party (BNP-M), has said that environment is not conducive for general elections in the volatile province. “Fair, free and transparent elections are not possible in
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
In caretaker CM Najam Sethi’s Punjab, Sharifs continue to rule the roost – by Amir Mir: Source: The News, April 04, 2013 Related post: Why did rightwing Nawaz Sharif accept liberal Najam Sethi as caretaker CM of Punjab? – by Nusrat Javeed Lahore, 4 April 2013: Two weeks after the dissolution of the Punjab government,
Ludhianvi, mastermind of #ShiaGenocide, files nomination papers for NA-89 Jhang Punjab: General elections: ASWJ chief files nomination papers for NA-89 Source: Adapted with some changes from Express Tribune, March 31, 2013 The chief of banned terrorist outfit Sipa-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP, currently operating as the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat -ASWJ) Maulana
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
Why did rightwing Nawaz Sharif accept liberal Najam Sethi as caretaker CM of Punjab? – by Nusrat Javeed: Senior columnist Nusrat Javeed reveals (Daily Express, 29 March 2013) plausible dimensions of a secret understanding between Islamist politician Nawaz Sharif and (fake) liberal columnist and anchor Najam Sethi. Nusrat Javeed explains that Nawaz Sharif’s increasing trust on Najam
The archaeology of how Saudi Arabia subcontracted Punjab to Najam Sethi – by Mahpara Qalandar: Since his youth, Najam Sethi has meant everything to everybody. He began his political career as a ‘rebel’ supporting the Baloch freedom-fighter against the Pakistan army. Through his own bragging and a cabal of courtiers like Ejaz Haider and
List of Takfiri terrorists contesting elections in Pakistan: Muttahida Deeeni Mahaz (MDM), the new alliance of Takfiri Deobandi and Wahhabi terrorists The LUBP has created a new tag ‘terrorists contesting elections‘ to build an archive of names, pictures, election symbols, constituency number etc of all ASWJ-LeJ candidates
No equality for women, Shias and non-Muslims in MDM’s manifesto: The election manifesto of the new Deobandi-Wahhabi alliance (MDM) of terrorist groups (ASWJ, JUI-S, Jamiat Ahle Hadith etc) violates not only Pakistani law but also the code of conduct of Pakistan Election Commission which does not allow any candidate
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
An open letter to Imran Khan on PTI’s seat adjustment with Jamaat-e-Islami – by AZ: Dear Imran Khan, That you are seeking a seat adjustment with Jamat e Islami, despite its questionable past, does not bother me, though Jamat still seems more interested in PMLN than your Tsunami. Our first problem is basic good
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
Exposed: Raza Rumi and Rezaul Hasan Laskar behind the fake story about Bilawal’s tiff with Zardari: The fake story about Bilawal’s differences with Asif Zardari published by Indian journalist Rezaul Hasan Laskar (of the Press Trust of Inida) and Raza Rumi (of The Friday Times) is much more dangerous and vicious than what it might seem. In
چمچے، خوشامدی اور انتخابات کا موسم: تحریر: وجاہت مسعود لاہور کی مال روڈ سے درخت کٹے تو ناصر کاظمی بہت دِن اْداس رہا۔ اورینٹل کالج میں عبادت بریلوی سے ملاقات ہوتی یا ٹی ہاوٴس میں انتظار صاحب سے مکالمہ، یہی قصہ چلتا رہتا۔ سڑک تو