Pakistan Elections 2018 Update

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Badin: GDA leader Fehmida Mirza dissatisfied with slow voting process in NA-230 (Badin II)

Grand Democratic Alliance leader Fehmida Mirza, who is standing for the NA-230 (Badin II) seat, has expressed dissatisfaction with “poor arrangements” at polling stations. She fears that improper arrangements may result in a low turn-out in the polls. Read More…

Mirpur Khas: NA-218 candidate complains of receiving threatening calls from rival

An independent candidate named Laila in NA-218 has claimed that she is receiving threatening phone calls from her rival candidate. The candidate has filed a complaint with the ECP’s Gender Desk. The watchdog has taken notice of the complaint and directed the concerned returning officer to look into the matter. Read More…

Jafarabad: BAP, PTI clashes leave 15 injured

The workers of Balochistan Awami Party and Pakistani Tehreek-i-Insaf have reportedly clashed at Bhatti Mohalla polling station located in Jafarabad district of Balochistan. The clashes have left 15 people injured. Read More…

After PML-N and PPP, Sheikh Rashid requests extension in polling time

After the PML-N and the PPP, Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid has requested the election commissioner to extend polling time by an hour. Rashid said that the polling staff is working at a very slow pace, demanding that they should be directed to increase their pace in order to facilitate the voters. Read More…

Karak: Burqa-clad man enters women’s polling station, flees after cover gets blown

A burqa-clad man reportedly entered a women’s polling station in Karak, Khyber Pakhtukhwa but fled after his cover got blown. Security at the polling station has been tightened following the incident. Read More…

KP: 15 complaints regarding women being barred from voting received so far

A total of 15 complaints have so far been received from different Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regarding women not being allowed to vote, KP Commission for Status of Women has said. The complaints have been received from Buner, Dir, Peshawar and other parts of the province. They will now be shared with the provincial government and administration for further action, the commission said. Read More…

Kohistan: 7 injured in NA-11’s Jijal area

At least seven people were injured after a scuffle broke out between two different groups of independent candidates in Jijal area of NA-11 Kohistan. The polling process has been temporarily halted in the area while the injured have been shifted to local hospital, police say. Read More…

PPP alleges rigging in Kohisar’s NA-40; say FC official is campaigning for PTI

The PPP has written a letter of complaint to the Election Commission, alleging rigging at the Kohisar female polling station in NA-40. The letter reads: Read More…

Badin: Clash between GDA, PPP workers leaves 5 injured

A clash between workers of PPP and GDA has left at least five people injured in Chak No 1 near Golarchi town of Badin district. The polling process in the affected polling station has been suspended. Read More…

Faisalabad: 2 men carrying weapons arrested outside NA-105

Two suspects, Shahzad and Yasmeen have been arrested by police in connection with many cases. Kalashnikovs and magazines, found to be on their person, were seized by the police. Read More…

Karachi: Physically challenged voter cast his vote after ECP takes notice of his request

The ECP has taken notice of a physically challenged voter’s complaint in NA-250, and ordered the concerned returning officer to address his concerns. The voter had expressed his inability to climb up stairs due to his physical disability. Read More…

Guess who Reham Khan’s voting for? (Hint: it isn’t PTI)

Former TV anchor and ex-wife of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, Reham Khan posted a cheeky tweet saying she voted for “billi”. While it isn’t clear whom she voted for, people are construing the tweet to mean that she voted for PML-N, whose election symbol is a ‘sher ‘(tiger). Also, Reham’s criticism of the PTI and her ex-husband is no secret, so it is likely that she is voting for PTI’s main rival. Read More…

North Waziristan: PTM’s Mohsin Dawar complains of slow voting process

PTM leader Mohsin Dawar, a candidate from NA 48 North Waziristan, has complained that the voting procedure has been very slow in his constituency. Dawar says that the polling stations are lacking adequate staff members because of which only 30 or so voters had been cast until mid afternoon. Read More…

Mithi: Physically challenged elderly casts his vote

A physically challenged senior citizen has arrived at a polling station in Mithi to cast his vote and have his say in the democratic process. If this man is making the effort to cast his vote, you should too. Read More…

Multan: Yousuf Raza Gilani advised by police not to go cast his vote due to security threats

A police contingent paid a visit to former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani at his Multan residence and advised him to refrain from going out to cast his vote. The Multan RPO brief Gilani about the security concerns he is facing. Read More…