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Pakistan presidential polls: PPP's Aitzaz Ahsan, JUI-F's Maulana Fazlur Rehman nominated after Opposition fails to field joint candidate
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Pakistan presidential polls: PPP's Aitzaz Ahsan, JUI-F's Maulana Fazlur Rehman nominated after Opposition fails to field joint candidate

The Election Commission of Pakistan had announced on 16 August that the election will be held on 4 September.

Imran Khan's 100 days likely to be marked by chaos as new Pakistan PM fails to impress in first speech in Parliament
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Imran Khan's 100 days likely to be marked by chaos as new Pakistan PM fails to impress in first speech in Parliament

Pakistan PM Imran Khan's speech in the Parliament was hardly inspiring; at least twice during his speech, he declared that he had come to power on his own feet and not through the patronage of a military dictator

PTI chairman Imran Khan to be sworn-in as 22nd prime minister of Pakistan today; Mamnoon Hussain to administer oath
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PTI chairman Imran Khan to be sworn-in as 22nd prime minister of Pakistan today; Mamnoon Hussain to administer oath

PTI's Imran Khan will be sworn-in as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan on 18 August

Pakistan's newly-elected Parliament elects PTI's Asad Qaiser as Speaker of National Assembly
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Pakistan's newly-elected Parliament elects PTI's Asad Qaiser as Speaker of National Assembly

Pakistan's newly-elected Parliament has elected Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) Asad Qaiser as the National Assembly Speaker

PML-N nominates president Shahbaz Sharif's son, Hamza Shahbaz as Punjab chief minister, Nawaz Sharif's camp not in favour
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PML-N nominates president Shahbaz Sharif's son, Hamza Shahbaz as Punjab chief minister, Nawaz Sharif's camp not in favour

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has nominated its president Shahbaz Sharif's son, Hamza Shahbaz, as Punjab chief minister even as the jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's camp is critical of the nomination.

Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan borrows waistcoat for official photo in Parliament
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Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan borrows waistcoat for official photo in Parliament

Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Monday borrowed a waistcoat from an employee of the National Assembly to pose for a photograph for his parliamentary registration card, a media report said.

Pakistan polls: Shehbaz Sharif, Bilawal Bhutto among 2,870 candidates set to lose security deposit
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Pakistan polls: Shehbaz Sharif, Bilawal Bhutto among 2,870 candidates set to lose security deposit

Around 85 percent, 2,870 out of 3,355 contestants have failed to obtain even the mandatory 25 percent of the total votes polled in their constituencies and now face forfeiture of their security deposit.

Imran Khan's PTI gets 33 reserved seats in Pakistan National Assembly, party 14 seats away from achieving simple majority
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Imran Khan's PTI gets 33 reserved seats in Pakistan National Assembly, party 14 seats away from achieving simple majority

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) gets 28 reserved seats for women and 5 for non-Muslims. Party is 14 seats short of the number required for simple majority

PML-N, PPP come together to block Imran Khan's PM ambitions, but fall short on numbers to dent PTI chief's chances
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PML-N, PPP come together to block Imran Khan's PM ambitions, but fall short on numbers to dent PTI chief's chances

The Opposition alliance was not believed to have the numbers to block Imran Khan’s election but it could leave him with a thin majority that could make enacting his agenda difficult.

Pakistan's PML-N, PPP and nationalist parties to form alliance to challenge Imran Khan's claim to becoming next PM
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Pakistan's PML-N, PPP and nationalist parties to form alliance to challenge Imran Khan's claim to becoming next PM

Pakistan’s PML-N and PPP political parties said on Thursday they would join forces to field their own candidate for prime minister in parliament, challenging former cricket star Imran Khan, whose party won last week’s general election.

Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony: No foreign dignitaries to attend; Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev among those invited, says PTI
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Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony: No foreign dignitaries to attend; Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev among those invited, says PTI

The oath-taking ceremony is scheduled to be held on 11 August, announcement of which was made by Imran Khan during an interaction with PTI members of provincial assembly in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Monday.

Imran Khan says he will take oath as Pakistan PM on 11 August; PTI struggles to get numbers to form govt
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Imran Khan says he will take oath as Pakistan PM on 11 August; PTI struggles to get numbers to form govt

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had announced on Sunday that it is trying to reach out to smaller parties and Independents to form the next government in Pakistan.

Pakistan election results: PTI at top spot with 115 seats but needs allies to form govt; hung House in 2 of 4 assemblies
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Pakistan election results: PTI at top spot with 115 seats but needs allies to form govt; hung House in 2 of 4 assemblies

Pakistan election officials, on Saturday, announced that Imran's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won 115 of the 269 seats being contested in the National Assembly.

Pakistan Election: Opposition parties reject 'rigged' results, demand 're-election' even as PTI hastens effort to form coalition govt
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Pakistan Election: Opposition parties reject 'rigged' results, demand 're-election' even as PTI hastens effort to form coalition govt

A multi-party conference in Pakistan rejected the "rigged" general election results. They demanded a "transparent" and fair re-election

Pakistan Election Results 2018: Imran Khan's PTI in talks with smaller parties, Independents to reach magic number
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Pakistan Election Results 2018: Imran Khan's PTI in talks with smaller parties, Independents to reach magic number

Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was followed by jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) with 62 seats and former president Asif Ali Zardari's Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) by 43 seats.

Pakistan Election Results 2018 updates: PTI in talks with MQM-P to make up numbers in National Assembly
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Pakistan Election Results 2018 updates: PTI in talks with MQM-P to make up numbers in National Assembly

A European Union monitoring team said that the campaign for Pakistan’s general election this week featured a “lack of equality” that meant it was not a level playing field for all parties.

Pakistan Election Results 2018: PPP's Mahesh Malani becomes first Hindu candidate to win seat in National Assembly
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Pakistan Election Results 2018: PPP's Mahesh Malani becomes first Hindu candidate to win seat in National Assembly

Malani, a Pakistani Hindu Rajasthani Pushkarna Brahamin politician, was a member of parliament from 2003-08 on a reserved seat, nominated by the PPP.

Pakistan Election Results 2018: Rigging charges continue to dog PTI's win as rival parties reject poll outcome
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Pakistan Election Results 2018: Rigging charges continue to dog PTI's win as rival parties reject poll outcome

In Pakistan elections marred by predictions of rigging, a controversial, violent and dirty campaign, and allegations of military interference, these claims got louder as results kept trickling in.

Imran Khan declares win as Opposition decries results: PTI chief slogged to transform from cricketer to politician
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Imran Khan declares win as Opposition decries results: PTI chief slogged to transform from cricketer to politician

Oxford-educated Khan, in the past a fierce critic of U.S. policy in the region, called for "mutually beneficial" ties with Pakistan’s on-off ally the United States.

Imran Khan will surely up the ante on Kashmir issue, but post-election 'fractious' Pakistan will keep him busy
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Imran Khan will surely up the ante on Kashmir issue, but post-election 'fractious' Pakistan will keep him busy

Imran Khan cannot push that Kashmir envelope beyond indicating intent because there will be a very fractious situation in Pakistan post-election and it is not easy to govern a country of three commands: the army, the ISI and the civil government.