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Senate body fails to reach consensus over Election Laws Bill

Senate body fails to reach consensus over Election Laws Bill

ISLAMABAD -The Senate Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights and Parliamentary Affairs could not reach a consensus over the Election Laws Amendment Bill 2011. The bill was introduced by Senator Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari on behalf of the law minister to the committee that met here under the chairmanship of Senator Kazim Khan.
Senator Jehangir Badar, Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, Senator Raza Rabbani and officials of the law ministry attended the meeting. Senator Raza

AJA announces election results

LAHORE – Zahid Baig and Muhammad Luqman have been elected as President and General Secretary of Agriculture Journalists Association (AJA) respectively for the year 2011. According to election results, Nadeem Basra has been elected as Vice President while Asif Ali Khan, Tariq Khurshid and Amir Nafees were elected members of the governing body.

Pressure mounts in Ireland for snap election

DUBLIN – Pressure mounted in Ireland on Sunday for an election to be held before the planned date of March 11, after Prime Minister Brian Cowen quit as leader of the ruling party but vowed to stay in office.
Four candidates have thrown their hats in the ring to replace Cowen as Fianna Fail leader in a vote Wednesday, but opposition lawmakers condemned the situation as “complete madness” and demanded an immediate election. The Green party, which shares power in Fianna Fail-led

LBA Election board fails to announce timely results

LAHORE – The Lahore Bar Association (LBA) Election Board could not perform efficiently and took more than 12 hours to announce the final results of the 2011 elections. Poor voting facilities and over-crowded premises did not allow a number of lawyers to cast their vote while only 42.06 percent lawyers could caste their vote and the rest had to return back empty handed. Around 1,816 votes out of the total 4,507 were cast in favour of Shahzad Hassan Sheikh of the Friends Alliance Group,

Cabinet approves Election Laws Bill 2011

ISLAMABAD – The federal cabinet on Wednesday approved the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2011, which would ensure free, fair and transparent elections in the country with penalties to government employees for breach of secrecy, security of information or data contained in the electoral roll database to ensure security and integrity of database of the electoral rolls.
The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, reviewed the implementation status of its previous

I predict Ch Zaheer will switch camps in next election: Sanaullah

LAHORE – Rana Sana Ullah has said that Forward Bloc in Punjab Assembly has majority of members and the leader of Opposition should be from the group instead of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q).
Talking to the media outside Punjab Assembly here Wednesday, Punjab Law Minister predicted that present leader of PML-Q and Opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Ch Zaheer Ud Din would contest next elections on the ticket of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N). He resembled PML-Q with

Election early birds – Independent candidates gear up for elections

LAHORE – Anticipating the changing political climate and recent moves on the political front as countdown bells for the general elections, many prospective independent candidates have launched public-liaison campaigns in Lahore to introduce themselves among voters as candidates, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Interestingly, political groups have geared up preparations in name of local government elections but political workers have termed their party restructuring, workers contact

LEJA announces election schedule

LAHORE – Lahore Economic Journalists Association (LEJA) has announced its annual election schedule for 2011. According to the schedule, elections will be held on January 4, 2011, while nomination papers can be submitted to the Election Commission Haji Muhammad Luqman at the latest by December 30.
LEJA General Secretary Ashraf Mehtab, while addressing the general body meeting here on Monday, said that all LEJA members should deposit their annual membership fee to Finance

Election or selection at Karachi bourse on the 29th?

KARACHI: Things have started to appear ambiguous as the annual election of the board of directors of Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) gets nearer. Various perceptions are currently hovering over the country’s largest bourse. According to KSE sources, some 170 active members would be electing five out of nine candidates, most of them new faces, to the directorship of KSE for the calendar year 2011 on December 29.
Zafar Siddiq Moti, Abdid Ali Habib, Haji Ghani Haji Usman, Abdul Majeed

Protests in Haiti capital contest election results

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Hundreds of protesters blocked streets with burning barricades in parts of the Haitian capital on Wednesday to contest results of troubled elections that are also being questioned by the United States.
The protesters, some carrying sticks, shouted slogans in support of Michel Martelly, a popular musician and presidential candidate who failed to go through to a second round of voting. Preliminary results from the Nov. 28 first-round elections were announced by

Mbeki to mediate in Ivory Coast election standoff

ABIDJAN: Former South African leader Thabo Mbeki sought on Sunday to mediate an end to a dispute over Ivory Coast’s presidential election that has threatened to trigger unrest in the divided West African nation. The Nov. 28 poll, designed to reunite a country split after a 2002-2003 civil war, has raised tensions as both incumbent Laurent Gbagbo and his challenger Alassane Ouattara have claimed victory and taken presidential oaths.
In the northern town of Bouake, the stronghold

Eight killed in election violence in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN: Gunmen shot dead at least eight people in an attack on supporters of Ivory Coast presidential candidate Alassane Ouattara amid tensions over delayed vote results, witnesses told AFP on Thursday.
Violence erupted as Ouattara and President Laurent Gbagbo were locked in a stand-off over results of the hotly contested presidential vote, following pre-election violence that left at least another seven people dead. Witnesses in the western Yopougon district of Abidjan, a

Afghan election watchdog disqualifies 21 winners

KABUL: Nearly one in ten of the politicians who won a place in the Afghan parliament in a September poll have been disqualified for fraud, the country’s election watchdog said on Sunday.
The latest blow to a vote already plagued by allegations of widespread corruption comes a day after NATO wrapped up a major summit in Lisbon where Afghanistan topped the agenda, particularly an exit plan for foreign troops there.
Twenty-one candidates who had earned a winning number of votes

Army-backed party sweeps Myanmar election

YANGON: Myanmar’s biggest military-backed party won the country’s first election in 20 years by a landslide on Tuesday after a carefully choreographed vote denounced by pro-democracy parties as rigged to preserve authoritarian rule.
Opposition parties conceded defeat but accused the military junta of fraud and said many state workers had been forced to support the army-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) in advance balloting ahead of Sunday’s vote.

Myanmar bars foreign media for election

NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar said Monday foreign election observers and international media would not be allowed into the country for next month’s election, seen by critics as a sham to entrench military rule.
Foreign diplomats and representatives from UN organisations based in Myanmar will be allowed to observe voting, said election commission chairman Thein Soe. But there is no need for overseas poll monitors because “our country has a lot of experience in elections,” he said in a