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Pakistan polls: Mismanagement, delay in vote counting and rigging claims shroud results in controversy
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Pakistan polls: Mismanagement, delay in vote counting and rigging claims shroud results in controversy

With reports of mismanagement, delay in counting of votes, and unavailability of Form 45—a document which has the details of the candidates and the votes they received—Pakistan's general election has been as controversial as predicted.

Imran Khan addresses Pakistan: PTI chief calls Kashmir 'biggest contention', vows to end corruption, fix nation's foreign policy
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Imran Khan addresses Pakistan: PTI chief calls Kashmir 'biggest contention', vows to end corruption, fix nation's foreign policy

Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan declared victory for his party in the country's general elections, promising a "new" Pakistan following a vote that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence.

Pakistan General Elections: ISI, military 'chose' Imran Khan to lead country because PML-N, PPP were difficult to manipulate
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Pakistan General Elections: ISI, military 'chose' Imran Khan to lead country because PML-N, PPP were difficult to manipulate

Imran Khan is the best pick for the ISI though he has never held a government post. His elevation would help the military manipulate the Pashtun uprising, while his ties with the Taliban and personal anti-India views are an added advantage

Pakistan General Election 2018: Politicians, journalists, analysts raise concern about allegations of rigging
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Pakistan General Election 2018: Politicians, journalists, analysts raise concern about allegations of rigging

Even as the counting for Pakistan election 2018 is underway, allegations of rigging and manipulation of the election process have surfaced.

Pakistan General Election 2018: PTI supporters rejoice as party leads in 110 seats; PML-N, PPP reject 'rigged' election
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Pakistan General Election 2018: PTI supporters rejoice as party leads in 110 seats; PML-N, PPP reject 'rigged' election

PTI supporters rejoiced in Islamabad as it leads in the Pakistan election but PPP and PML-N leaders have rejected the election results as they believe them to be rigged

'Poor first impressions of polling day': Human Rights Commission of Pakistan issues statement on the general elections
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'Poor first impressions of polling day': Human Rights Commission of Pakistan issues statement on the general elections

The following is the full text of a press release issued by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan during the counting of votes in the Pakistan general elections.

Pakistan Election Results 2018: Polling day manipulation will haunt country, claims PPP, as early results put PTI in lead
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Pakistan Election Results 2018: Polling day manipulation will haunt country, claims PPP, as early results put PTI in lead

Early results have put Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in lead with the party leading in 82 seats as against Pakistan Muslim League — Nawaz (PML-N) who is ahead in 57 seats. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was ahead in 29 at the third position.

Pakistan Election Results 2018: As counting begins, real contest between voters and establishment
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Pakistan Election Results 2018: As counting begins, real contest between voters and establishment

Polling is finally over, and counting of votes has begun in what is likely to be one of the most controversial general elections in Pakistan. What remains to be seen is who’ll have the last laugh — the voter or the "agriculture department"

Pakistan Election Results 2018: Imran's outsider persona, intimacy with army perfectly sums up country's paradoxes
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Pakistan Election Results 2018: Imran's outsider persona, intimacy with army perfectly sums up country's paradoxes

Imran Khan shows himself to be emblematic of Pakistan’s paradoxes; in promising to usher Pakistan into a democracy of fresh incarnation, he is delivering it into devastating continuity.

Pakistan Election 2018: Imran Khan votes during live telecast; poll panel summons PTI chief for breaching 'secrecy of ballot'
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Pakistan Election 2018: Imran Khan votes during live telecast; poll panel summons PTI chief for breaching 'secrecy of ballot'

As per Pakistan's Election Act, a person can be given a six-month jail sentence and/or fine of Rs 1,000 for not casting their vote in secrecy.

Pakistan Election 2018: Despite clashes, voting ends at scheduled time; 35 killed in Quetta suicide attack, poll violence
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Pakistan Election 2018: Despite clashes, voting ends at scheduled time; 35 killed in Quetta suicide attack, poll violence

The polling ended at its scheduled time despite calls by several major parties, including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), to extend the polling time by an hour.

Pakistan Election 2018: Heartbreaking to see citizens repose so much faith in a moth-eaten democratic process
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Pakistan Election 2018: Heartbreaking to see citizens repose so much faith in a moth-eaten democratic process

While the need for keeping up the pretense of a constitutional democracy has deepened, the fledgling political process, weak institutions and fragile civil administrations are nowhere close to challenge the hegemony of the military. For the foreseeable future, democracy in Pakistan will remain a virtual reality.

Pakistan Election 2018: Over 8 lakh security personnel deployed as country reels under violence, rigging charges
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Pakistan Election 2018: Over 8 lakh security personnel deployed as country reels under violence, rigging charges

Amid deadly violence and allegations of pre-poll rigging, Pakistan will go to polls on Wednesday, and the PML-N and Imran Khan-led PTI will both be keen on ensuring they come up triumphant

Pakistan Election Results 2018 updates: 5 parties allege poll rigging as PTI emerges in lead; Imran Khan's party says open to recounting
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Pakistan Election Results 2018 updates: 5 parties allege poll rigging as PTI emerges in lead; Imran Khan's party says open to recounting

Pakistan's Samaa TV reported that there are problems with the Result Transmission System of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).

Pakistan Election 2018: PTI, PML-N candidates woo custodians of shrines, right-wing groups to gain advantage
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Pakistan Election 2018: PTI, PML-N candidates woo custodians of shrines, right-wing groups to gain advantage

In the run-up to the 2018 Pakistan general elections, a majority of candidates of mainstream political parties have got the support of custodians of shrines, commonly known as ‘pirs’ and banned outfits, which has further polarised society on religious grounds.

Pakistan Election 2018: Imran Khan is the worst pick for both Pakistan and India among a field of bad choices
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Pakistan Election 2018: Imran Khan is the worst pick for both Pakistan and India among a field of bad choices

Imran Khan has gone from condemning extremism to tilting towards Islamism, especially towards the Taliban, earning him the moniker of "Taliban Khan".

Pakistan general elections 2018: Punjab to be highly-charged contest, but electricity woes loom large over federal capital
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Pakistan general elections 2018: Punjab to be highly-charged contest, but electricity woes loom large over federal capital

Pakistan's Punjab has been a hotbed of political developments given that it houses the federal capital Lahore and is being contested with strategic vigour.

Pakistan Election 2018: PML-N facing tough fight in Punjab, but overperformance by PTI could indicate poll rigging
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Pakistan Election 2018: PML-N facing tough fight in Punjab, but overperformance by PTI could indicate poll rigging

If the PTI is able to jump from eight seats to a majority: Or even four times that number, then there would be clear evidence the elections have been rigged outright.

Pakistan Election 2018: Polling set to begin at 8 am tomorrow; country gets ready to elect new national, provincial assemblies
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Pakistan Election 2018: Polling set to begin at 8 am tomorrow; country gets ready to elect new national, provincial assemblies

Pakistan General Election 218, which has been marred with controversial decisions, allegations of military interventions and terrorist attacks on candidates, will finally come to a conclusion tomorrow (25 July) with counting set to begin the same day

Pakistan polls: Only women agents allowed at female polling stations; parties slam Election Commission's decision
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Pakistan polls: Only women agents allowed at female polling stations; parties slam Election Commission's decision

Leaders of the three main parties — Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) — have questioned the timing of the order, saying that such "unnecessary actions" make the electoral process controversial