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 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

Imran’s Pakistan beckons

Imran Khan’s wish — a set of wishes including one where he asked for a government without difficult allies — has come true. Amid protestations in a shocked Lahore by the Pakistan Muslim League-N, the signs are that they are going to have the same Pakistan running through from Chitral to Sadiqabad. This is quite a remarkable capture given how fractured the Punjab-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stretch has appeared politically over the last few years.

July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

Post polls crisis looms large over Pakistan

Massive delays and allegations of rigging dominate the early hours of Thursday in Pakistan, where official election results are still not announced even 15 hours after polling ended. Preliminary results, however, indicate that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has obtained a clear edge over other parties as results trickle in.

July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018

PPP’s ‘minus Zardari’ formula has worked well for its campaign

The PPP concluds its election campaign without the active participation of Asif Ali Zardari.

July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018

Shahbaz, Bilawal and Imran cast their votes

The chiefs of the three biggest competing parties the General Election 2018, PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, cast their votes as polling went underway on Wednesday.

July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018

31 killed in suicide blast on Pakistan polling station

At least 31 people are killed and dozens injured in a suicide bomb attack on a polling station in restive southwest Pakistan as millions voted in a nationwide election.

July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018

Polls security: Pak-Afghan border point closed

The authorities in Balochistan have sealed the Pak-Afghan border crossing at Chaman for three days -- July 24-26 -- as part of the security measures taken to ensure peaceful conduct of elections across the province.

July 23, 2018
July 23, 2018

Pakistan polls: It's a rich man's world

Many people dislike the idea of rich businessmen parachuting into a constituency a month before the election and buying their way into the legislature.

July 22, 2018
July 22, 2018

From gutters and war zones, Pakistan's colourful election candidates

There is the ecologist, the "semi-corrupt", the opportunist, and the indestructible. Alongside Pakistan's mainstream politicians a battery of flamboyant candidates are contesting nationwide elections on July 25.

July 22, 2018
July 22, 2018

FACTBOX: Islamist parties running in Pak polls

Religious parties - some new, others long-established - are fielding more than 1,500 candidates for national and provincial assemblies in Pakistan's general election on July 25.

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