Pakistan elections 2018

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 29, 2018
July 29, 2018

Imran still striving to get required numbers to form govt

Though Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the single largest party in National Assembly after the July 25 polls and its leaders have been claiming they will not need support of any party, final preliminary results issued by the country''s election commission show that the party is still short of numbers to form government on its own.

July 28, 2018
July 28, 2018

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 28, 2018
July 28, 2018

PTI in coalition talks with small party, independents

Pakistan's likely new prime minister Imran Khan opens coalition talks with at least one smaller party and independent politicians, a spokesman says, following the announcement of full results of an election disputed by rivals.

July 28, 2018
July 28, 2018

Pakistan polls: PTI wins 115 NA seats as ECP releases final tally

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) emerges as the largest political party in Pakistan winning 115 of the 270 National Assembly seats in the 11th General Elections as the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) releases the complete preliminary results more than 56 hours after the conclusion of voting.

July 28, 2018
July 28, 2018

US questions fairness of Pakistan elections

The United States has questioned the fairness of elections in Pakistan adding that it shared the concerns expressed by the European Union and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

July 28, 2018
July 28, 2018

Imran starts preparations for formation of govt

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan starts preparations for formation of his party’s government at the Centre after the PTI won a majority of seats in the National Assembly.

July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

Fehmida Mirza becomes elected 5 times on general seat

Former National Assembly speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza becomes the first woman in the country to have been elected for a fifth consecutive time from the same general seat.

July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

Infographics: Results of Pakistan elections 2008-18

As Pakistan awaits an official announcement from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding the outcome of this year’s general elections, let’s have look at the outcomes of the elections held in the country since 2008.

July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

Jemima pays tribute to Imran Khan's political journey

The election results may be on halt but preliminary numbers put PTI firmly in the lead, and most people have more or less called it: Imran Khan will be Pakistan's next Prime Minister.

July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

Is the bureaucracy politically neutral during elections

Last month, speaking in Nawabshah, former president Asif Ali Zardari pledged that, if the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) won the upcoming elections, every household in Pakistan that doesn't already have a member in government services, would get the chance to have at least one member in a government job.