Day: May 8, 2023

Pakistan election panel seeks change in law guiding its powers – Al Jazeera English

In letter to parliament, ECP chief says ‘judicial overbearing’ has ‘diluted the writ’ of the panel in holding free and fair elections.Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan’s election panel is seeking a legislative amendment to remove the president’s role in deciding the dates for general polls amid a continuing political crisis in the country.Sikandar Sultan Raja, the […]

Pakistan's finance minister opposes snap polls mandated by top court – Reuters

ISLAMABAD, April 10 (Reuters) – Provincial snap elections are not in Pakistan's national interest given its economic turmoil and security situation, the country's finance minister said on Monday, in defiance of an order by the country's supreme court.His comments raise the risk of constitutional deadlock to compound the country's political and economic upheavalIn a victory […]

Where does Pakistan find itself year after Imran Khan lost power? – Al Jazeera English

The ex-PM’s message of resistance and victimhood not only has caught people’s imaginations but also revealed deep schisms in state institutions.Islamabad, Pakistan – Minutes after the clock struck midnight on April 10 last year, Imran Khan became the first prime minister in Pakistan’s history to lose a confidence vote in parliament.Khan had lost the support […]

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