Election Update – 29th April, 2013

  • PPP could offer PM slot to Imran: Wattoo

A senior leader of the PPP predicts that his party and PTI could form the next coalition government at the centre. He also foresees the PPP and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz as coalition partners in Punjab. “The PPP could also offer Imran Khan the office of prime minister in the coalition government,” Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, the president of PPP’s central Punjab chapter, said in a candid interview.

< Read More – http://tribune.com.pk/story/541943/ppp-willing-to-offer-pm-slot-to-imran-wattoo/ >


  • ANP candidate’s brother shot dead by militants

Brother of the Awami National Party candidate of PK-35, who was attacked Saturday night by unknown suspected militants, succumbed to his injuries at the Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, said party leaders in Swabi on Sunday.

< Read More – http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/elections-2013/29-Apr-2013/anp-candidates-brother-shot-dead-by-militants >


  • Explosion near ANP office in Charsadda kills three

A man was killed and around 12 others injured in a blast targeting an ANP election office in Sardehri area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda District on Monday night. The local leadership of the ANP said that apparently the blast was a suicide bombing as the suspicious man was gunned down when he tried to reach the target. The police however confirmed that it was a remote controlled bomb, planted on a bicycle and the person who had died in the blast was a passersby.

< Read More – http://dawn.com/2013/04/29/explosion-near-anp-office-in-charsadda-injures-three/ >


  • PPP, ANP & MQM want elections on time at all costs

ANP leader Bashir Jan, PPP leader Taj Haider and MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi addressed a press conference to condemn the recent attacks on their party members and offices ahead of the general elections, and reiterated that elections should take place on time at all costs.

< Read More – http://tribune.com.pk/story/542008/ppp-anp-and-mqm-say-elections-at-all-costs/ >


  • PML-N workers attack PTI election office

At least 15 activists of PML-N attacked the election office of PTI in village 92/6-R of Sahiwal district, set on fire posters and banners and injured the PTI members present in the office, according to the party and police sources. One of the PTI activists, Suhail Saeed, was shifted to hospital by Rescue 1122 emergency service in a serious condition. According to sources, it was the second attack on the PTI office by the N-League people in the same union council.

< Read More – http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-174250-N-League-men-attack-PTI-election-office-in-Sahiwal >


  • PPP now exists only in ads: Nawaz

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has said PPP now exists only in newspaper and TV advertisements because of the flawed and anti-people policies of its government.“The party adhered to the policies of Musharraf and as a result the country is facing the darkest hour of its history,” he said while addressing an election meeting of his party in Murree.

< Read More – http://dawn.com/2013/04/29/ppp-seen-only-in-ads-nawaz/ >


  • PTI to defeat plunderers of national wealth: Hashmi

PTI president and candidate for NA-48 Makhdoom Javed Hashmi vowed that his party would defeat the corrupt and plunderers of national wealth with massive public support and the passion of the youth while getting rid of the land mafia and provision of clean drinking water for the people of the twin cities would be his top priority.

< Read More – http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-174131-PTI-to-defeat-plunderers-of-national-wealth,-says-Hashmi >


  • PTI urges terrorists to allow ‘Naya Pakistan’

Chairman PTI Imran Khan has appealed the terrorists to stop terror activities during upcoming general elections and give him a space to implement his slogan of making a ‘new’ Pakistan.

< Read More – http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013%5C04%5C29%5Cstory_29-4-2013_pg7_16 >


  • JI, PML-N & JUI-F demand army presence at polling stations

JI, PML-N and JUI-Fon Monday demanded the deployment of armed forces during polling in Karachi. During joint press conference at Idara Noor-e-Haq, Amir (JI) Mohammad Hussain Mehanti said that the deployment of troops in the megapolis was extremely necessary during elections.

< Read More – http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-98938-PML-N,-JI,-JUI-F-demand-army-inside-all-Karachi-polling-stations >


  • Sheikh Rashid confident about his chances

The Awami Muslim League (AML) chief, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, has predicted that he would triumph over his main political opponent, Malik Shakil Awan, the candidate of the PML-N, from the NA-55 constituency with a huge margin in the general elections scheduled for May 11.

< Read More – http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-174238-Sheikh-Rashid-upbeat-about-his-chances–in-polls,-says-will-beat-PML-N-candidate >


  • MQM opts for tweets over public rallies

With election offices closed and the MQM unable to hold public rallies and massive gatherings, the party has now turned towards door-to-door meetings and is relying on indoor and discrete campaigns. The party is also actively using social media to run its electoral campaign and to condemn the attacks on its offices. MQM leader Wasay Jalil said that the party will not surrender or boycott the elections and will continue the election campaign anyway they can.

< Read More – http://tribune.com.pk/story/541852/e-campaigning-mqm-opts-for-tweet-over-speech/ >


  • MQM mourns for the third time in six days

MQM observed a day of mourning – for the third time in five days – on Sunday for the victims of the bomb blasts near its unit office in Qasba Colony, Orangi on Saturday night.

< Read More – http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-174099-MQM-mourns-for-the-third-time-in-six-da >


  • Power crisis looms large over polls

Chronic power outages are arguably the single biggest voter complaint, casting a long shadow over next month’s historic elections and tying political parties into knots of promises that are unlikely be met.

< Read More – http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-174248-Pakistan-power-crisis-looms-large-over-polls >

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