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EU says no rigging on election day but ‘piles up pressures’ on Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD (PPA COMPILATION) — Michael Gahler, chief of the European Union election observer mission, told a press conference in Islamabad that his 120-strong team observed no rigging on election day. “We have concluded there was a lack of equality of opportunity,” he said, adding that the overall process was “not as good” as in 2013. European Union (EU) Election Observation ... Read More »

Commonwealth Observers endorses election process in Pakistan, lauds massive participation

ISLAMABAD (PPA) — The Commonwealth Observer Group which came to Pakistan to observe the process of elections in Pakistan concluded in an interim statement that commended the people of Pakistan for their commitment to exercising their right to vote and termed the move as “an important milestone in strengthening democracy in Pakistan.” While appreciating the task conducted by the Election ... Read More »

Imran Khan’s Party in big lead, Nawaz+Zardari in no position to form Govt. in Centre

ISLAMABAD (PPA Special Report) — As Pakistanis await official results the unofficial reports say that Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (Justice Party) has secured more than 107 seats in the National Assembly while his arch-rival Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN) could manage no more than sixty seats and Asif Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party emerged in the third position to by ... Read More »

Voting begins in Pakistan amid high security

More than 100 million people are expected to head to the polls in a crucial election Pakistan remains on high alert as voting for the general election started on Wednesday morning. The polling, which started at eight in the morning, will continue till six in the evening without any break. July 25 has been declared a public holiday so that the ... Read More »

Pakistanis ready to go to polls despite high terror threats

ISLAMABAD  (PPA) — Despite ongoing threat of terrorism and weakening economic scenario, Pakistanis are adamant to go to polls on July 25, 2018, amid hopes for a big change in a traditional political system that has disappointed people badly following last two elections. As of July 22, 2018, three leading politicians from Pakistani Awami Party of Balochistan, Awami National Party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf ... Read More »

WWF-Pakistan encourages citizens to vote for environmental sustainability

Your Vote Counts – Vote responsibly and for environmental sustainability in the upcoming elections The subject of the environment is still struggling to be a top agenda in the national elections this year. This is why WWF-Pakistan in collaboration with Pakistan Votes (PV), a non-partisan voter platform, has released a short video demanding citizens vote responsibly in the upcoming general elections to ... Read More »

Pakistan promotes five PAF officers to the rank of Air Vice Marshal

ISLAMABAD — On July 4, 2018, Government of Pakistan promoted Air Commodore Muhammad Nadeem Sabir, Air Commodore Muhammad Mughees Afzal, Air Commodore Tanweer Ashraf Bhatti, Air Commodore Chaudhary Ahsan Rafiq and Air Commodore Waqas Ahmad Sulehri to the rank of Air Vice Marshal. Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Nadeem Sabir was commissioned in GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in ... Read More »

Pakistan Army rescues two British mountaineers; Austrian climber killed in avalanche

two British men rescued on Pakistani peak by Army

Pakistan Army officials confirmed that an avalanche has killed an Austrian mountaineer, however, his two British companions have been retrieved alive by a helicopter rescue mission. The mountaineers were rescued from 7,338 meter Ultar Sar mountain located in Hunza Valley after an avalanche hit their tent. Austrian Christian Huber was killed and the two British climbers, Bruce Normand and Miller ... Read More »

Three Pakistanis receive Queen’s Young Leaders award in UK

Three Pakistanis receive Queen's Young Leaders award 2018

Three young Pakistanis were honoured on Tuesday with the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards at the Buckingham Palace, with the UK’s Elizabeth II bestowing the accolades to the youngsters. Haroon Yasin, Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi, and Mahnoor Syed are the three young Pakistanis who have made the country d proud with their big achievement. The 2018 #QueensYoungLeaders 🎉🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/Tk6k3SQ337 — Queens Young Leaders (@QueensLeaders) June ... Read More »

President Mamnoon, world leaders felicitate Erdogan over victory in elections

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has extended felicitations on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in the presidential election. According to Foreign Office spokesperson, President Mamnoon Hussain underscored that the large turn-out and peaceful conduct of parliamentary and presidential elections is a testimony to the strength and vibrancy of Turkey’s democratic ... Read More »

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