Pakistan election 2018

Pakistan's Imran Khan faces tough test in looming economic crisis

Equity and bond markets have welcomed Imran Khan's victory in Pakistan's disputed election, but the former cricket hero faces a tough slog to avert a currency crisis and implement long-term reforms needed to end decades of boom-and-bust cycles.

July 31, 2018
July 31, 2018

The future of 'Naya Pakistan'

The “second democratic transition” in Pakistan was marred with pre-poll suicide attacks which killed three contestants as well as scores of their supporters especially in Quetta.

July 28, 2018
July 28, 2018

Pakistan's Imran Khan faces tough test in looming economic crisis

Equity and bond markets have welcomed Imran Khan's victory in Pakistan's disputed election, but the former cricket hero faces a tough slog to avert a currency crisis and implement long-term reforms needed to end decades of boom-and-bust cycles.

July 27, 2018
July 27, 2018

EU monitors team says Pakistan election not a level playing field

A European Union monitoring team says that the campaign for Pakistan’s general election this week featured a “lack of equality” that meant it was not a level playing field for all parties.

July 27, 2018
July 27, 2018

Mahesh Malani becomes first non-Muslim to win NA seat

Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) Mahesh Kumar Malani becames the first non-Muslim to win a general seat in the National Assembly since the amendment in Legal Framework Order was passed in 2002 in Pakistan, he told Dawn today.

July 27, 2018
July 27, 2018

Imran Khan awaits final poll tally to begin coalition building

Pakistan's electoral commission is expected to announce the full results of a disputed election today, paving the way for the winner, former cricket hero Imran Khan, to begin searching for coalition partners.

July 27, 2018
July 27, 2018

Election ‘stolen’, results ‘tainted, dubious’: Nawaz

In his first reaction over elections in Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, the incarcerated leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), alleges that the polls have been “stolen”.

July 27, 2018
July 27, 2018

Pakistan Polls: PTI leads with 110 NA seats

Election Commission (ECP) of Pakistan releases 95 per cent of the provisional results of National and the four provincial assemblies.

July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

Imran declares victory, promises wide-ranging reforms

Pakistan's cricket legend Imran Khan declares victory in a divisive general election marred by a long delay in ballot counting and allegations of vote rigging by most opponents.

July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

Religious parties fail to make their presence felt

Unlike in the by-polls held for a National Assembly constituency in the city around a year ago, religious parties and groupings fail to make their presence felt in the July 25 general election.

July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

Khan supporters celebrate as Pakistan faces electoral chaos

Pakistan wakes to electoral chaos with the outgoing ruling party denouncing "blatant rigging" in the pivotal general election and rejecting unofficial, partial results suggesting victory for former cricket champion Imran Khan.