- Court bans Musharraf from contesting polls for life
Virtually sealing his political comeback plans, a provincial High Court today banned former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf from contesting elections for the rest of his life on a day another put him in judicial custody till three days after the general elections on May 11.
- ECP postpones election in Jhal Magsi after candidate’s death
ECP postponed the election in PB 32 after body of an independent candidate Abdul Fateh Magsi from Balochistan’s Jhal Magsi area was recovered. According to initial details, the candidate and eight were kidnapped last night. The bodies of Magsi and three others were recovered while five others remain missing. The new date for elections in the area will be announced post May 11 polls.
- 50,000 troops to ensure smooth polling
Around 50,000 troops would be deployed to maintain law and order during the May 11 elections as the Pakistan Army is fully prepared to ensure smooth polling throughout the country.
- Overseas Pakistanis cannot vote this time: ECP
The Election Commission of Pakistan and the federal government on Monday expressed their inability to grant voting right to overseas Pakistanis in the upcoming elections.
- PTI leader accused of supporting rivals
The candidates of PTI have alleged that party candidate for NA-20 Azam Khan Swati was supporting their rival candidates what they said for his own benefits.
- MQM workers shot dead
Two workers of MQM were killed while a third was injured seriously when unknown persons opened fire with automatic weapons on a MQM election corner meeting late Monday night. The dead were identified as Manzoor Ahmed and Nadeem Ajmairi.
- MQM submits corruption evidence against OPF minister
MQM submitted evidence of corruption and nepotism to Prime Minister (PM) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso against one of his cabinet ministers, Minister for Overseas Pakistanis, Feroz Jamal Shah Kakakhel, seeking action against him alleging he was involved in “corruption, nepotism and witch-hunting” of some officials of the ministry of overseas Pakistanis.
- PPP, PML-F supporters clash, one killed
A PPP supporter was all but lynched in old Hala, the native town of president Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Makhdoom Amin Fahim, in a scuffle between supporters of Pakistan Muslim League (Functional) PML-F and PPP on Tuesday night. Three local PML-F leaders, including the brother of a sitting DIG, have been detained by Matiari police following the incident, a police source confirmed from Matiari district.
- Ex-ANP minister’s poll campaign office torched
Unidentified miscreants set on fire the election campaign office of the Awami National Party (ANP) in Torghar early Monday, police sources said.
- ANP turns to internet campaigning to avoid further loss of life
Amidst security threats, Awami National Party has turned to internet communication software to help its candidates address public meetings in their respective constituencies without being physically there.