Free Press Journal
  • Begum Kulsoom Nawaz passes away: Mortal remains of ex-Pakistan first lady to arrive on Friday

    Karachi: The mortal remains of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of jailed former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, will be flown to Pakistan on Friday. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Wednesday took to Twitter to inform that the funeral prayers for Begum Kulsoom will be held in London at the Regent Park Islamic Centre on Thursday at a local mosque, reported GeoTv.

  • Pervez Musharraf treason case: Would appear before court if MoD provides security

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s former dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf today informed a special court hearing the treason case that he would appear before it if the Defence Ministry provides him security, according to a media report. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had filed the treason case against the ex-army chief Musharraf over the imposition of extra-constitutional emergency in November 2007.

  • Pakistan presidential election to be held on September 4

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s presidential election is slated to take place on September 4, the country’s electoral body announced on Thursday. Incumbent Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain’s five-year term is due to end on September 9. Hussain is from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party and took office in 2013, as the country’s 12th President, Geo News reported.

  • Imran Khan, Shehbaz Sharif file nomination papers for Pakistan Prime Minister poll

    Islamabad : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday filed their nomination papers for the election of Prime Minister, slated to be held in the National Assembly (NA) on August 17.

  • Pakistan Elections 2018: Nawaz Sharif’s party ‘PML-N’ demands probe over ‘poll rigging’

    Islamabad: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) on Monday demanded an official probe into allegations of rigging in last week’s elections. “We demand a judicial commission to probe incidents that took place on July 25,” PML-N leader Khawaja Asif told reporters after a meeting of the party’s Central Executive Committee in Lahore.

  • Pakistan General Elections 2018: Imran Khan’s party PTI wins 116 seats

    Islamabad: Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf today emerged as the single largest party in the general elections, winning 116 National Assembly seats out of the contested 270 parliamentary constituencies, according to the election commission’s final results. The final announcement of results of the parliamentary polls held on July 25 has been marred by delays, causing anger among the leaders of losing parties which levelled allegations of fraud.

  • Pakistan elections 2018: PML-N ready to form ‘opposition’ against Imran Khan’s PTI

    Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday held its executive committee meeting and decided they “would play the role of a strong opposition” in the National Assembly against cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf, which obtained a clear edge over the other parties in the general election.

  • Are polls fair, doubts US

    Washington : Pakistan watchers in the US on Thursday doubted the fairness of the general election for which Imran Khan’s party received the army’s backing while the PML-N and the PPP ran their campaigns “under constraints”.

  • Pakistan EC rejects rigging allegations; PML-N warns of protests

    Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan today rejected the “blatant” rigging allegations levelled by the incumbent PML-N after trends showed Imran Khan’s party was inching towards majority, saying it did “our job right.” In an unusual press conference at 4am local time, Chief Election Commissioner Muhammad Raza Khan congratulated the people of Pakistan for participating in the election process. He, however, acknowledged that the delay in announcement of election results has “caused

  • Pakistan elections 2018: Imran Khan’s party leading on 64 seats; PML-N on 46

    Islamabad: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was leading on 64 parliamentary seats today while its main rival Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was ahead on 46 seats in the initial round of the counting in an election marred by a deadly suicide attack and allegations of manipulations by the powerful military.

  • Pakistan election: What time will the results come in?

    Lahore: With the two front-runners, PTI and PML-N, thought to be neck and neck, voting in the Pakistan general assembly elections ended with more than 30 political parties and 12,570 candidates in the fray. What time will the results come in? Voters took to the polls at 8 a.m. and it ended at 6 p.m. Votes will be counted on the spot, with results being reached in the next 24 hours.