ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2018: The newly-elected Members of the 15th National Assembly took oath on Monday in a maiden session called after July 25 General Elections 2018, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. The Speaker of the outgoing Assembly presided over the proceedings that started 15 minutes behind the schedule. Taking oath as…Details
Islamabad, August 12, 2018: Although national voter turnout decreased marginally from 53.62% in 2013 to 51.99% in General Election 2018 (GE-2018), as many as 8.45 million more voters turned out to vote as compared to General Election 2013 (GE2013), indicating an abiding commitment and interest of citizens to exercise their right to choose their government representatives.
The significant increase in the number of voters is primarily due to an unprecedented increase in voter registration between the two general elections – from 86.18 million in 2013 to 105.96 million in 2018. The increase in the number of registered voters in the five years between the 2013 and 2018 elections (19.77 million) was more than the increase in the 10 years between the 2002 and 2013 elections (14.27 million). Similarly, between polls in 2002 and 2008, only 8.88 million were added to the electoral rolls, and between polls in 2008 and 2013, the voter population increased by a mere 5.39 million. Read More >>Details
ISLAMABAD: For more openness and transparency, the Punjab Assembly Secretariat has improved the outlook of its website at the advent of new parliamentary year in a bid to achieve the standards set out by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The IPU – the world’s largest parliamentary organization with 178 members and 12 Associate members – is […]Details
ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has summoned the session of the National Assembly on August 13, 2018 (Monday) at 1000 hours, said an official notification issued here on Friday. It would be the first session of 15th National Assembly and newly-elected members will take oath while the election and oath of Speaker and Deputy Speaker will […]Details
ISLAMABAD: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Zafar Iqbal Jhagra has summoned the session of the Provincial Assembly on August 13, 2018 (Monday) at 1000 hours. According to the official notification issued on Thursday, the Governor will administer oath to the newly-elected members. The election and oath of Speaker and Deputy Speaker will also take place in the […]Details
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will notify the successful candidates on the reserved seats on Saturday, August 11, 2018 after final list of the returned candidates is published. According to ECP sources, candidates from the reserved seats will be notified within two days after independent candidates join political parties. The deadline for the […]Details
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly will hold secret ballot for the election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker after summoning of the session by the President within 21 days after the general elections. Rule 9 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly states that “at the first meeting of the Assembly, […]Details
Islamabad, August 3, 2018: The number of ballot papers excluded from the count in General Elections 2018 surpassed the number of ballots rejected in General Elections 2013. Nearly 1.67 million ballots were excluded from the count in GE-2018. This number may slightly vary after the final consolidated result is released by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) as the ballots excluded from the count at the polling station level by Presiding Officers are to be reviewed by the Returning Officers during the consolidation proceedings, who can either reject them or count them in favor of a candidate if excluded wrongly.
The increase in the number of ballots excluded from the count was a ubiquitous phenomenon observed in all provinces and Islamabad Capital Territory with nearly 11.7% overall increase. In Islamabad Capital Territory, the number of ballots excluded from the count is more than double the rejected ballots in the region in GE-2013. Around 40% increase in the number of ballots excluded from the count was observed in Balochistan, 30.6 % increase in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), 7% increase in Sindh and 6.6% increase in Punjab. Read More >>Details
ISLAMABAD: The Constitution of Pakistan terms it mandatory to convene the session of the National Assembly within 21 days, following the day on which a general election is held, to elect Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Leader of the House. According to Article 91 (2) of the Constitution of Pakistan, “the National Assembly shall meet on […]Details
ISLAMABAD: Out of a total strength of 342 Members in the National Assembly, the Prime Minister or Leader of the House shall be elected through a majority vote, whereas the support of more than half of its members (over 171) is not compulsory to elect the new Premier. According to Article 91 (4) of the […]Details