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Fair elections?

When our last military dictator General Pervez Musharraf launched the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), he made pretty tall claims. One of them was that under the then-new system,…

Elections and the budget 2018-19

The National Assembly has passed the delimitation of constituencies' bill with 242 votes in favour and one against paving the way for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to complete…

German elections

The September 26 general elections in Germany have produced another hung parliament. Even though the Social Democrats emerged as the single largest party in parliament, it fell well short of…

Cantonment elections

Although cantonment elections represent a small fraction of the electorate in the country, their results still help understand political trends. This election exercise is better than most surveys to feel…

Cantonment elections

The most important message coming out of the cantonment board elections last Sunday night was that you may discredit him, you can run a propaganda campaign against him, you can…

AJK elections

As expected, the PTI won the majority in the AJK Assembly elections. The Kashmiri electorate continued the tradition of electing in the party that is ruling Islamabad. The PTI is…

The TLP and elections

THE by-election in a¬†Karachi constituency¬†has followed the time-honoured Pakistani tradition of throwing up a controversial result accepted wholeheartedly only by the victor and none of those left behind. With the…

Elections in AJK

A fresh round of general elections is set to take place in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) on July 25, 2021. Historically, elections in AJK have been easy to predict…