The Indian working class once again showed power and muscle in the two-day general strike on January 8 and 9. According to the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), nearly 200 million workers from all sectors of the economy participated in the general strike across India.
The PTI’s efforts to topple the Sindh government seem to have failed because the party made the mistake of relying solely on the JIT report in the fake bank accounts and money laundering case to bring down the PPP administration. While the PTI leadership appears to have halted its mission to bring about change ofContinue reading The battle for Sindh
The International Criminal Court issued two arrest warrants in 2009 and 2010, respectively, against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, accusing him of war crimes, genocide and other grave human rights abuses allegedly committed in the country’s western region. Many years later, his future still hangs in the balance. The regime of the Sudanese strongman is facingContinue reading Protests in Sudan
It has been a disappointing start for the PTI government as there appears to be no serious agenda for reforms beyond the symbolic, meaningless and superficial measures it has taken so far. This is not to question the intentions of Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government. But when the country is faced with economic,Continue reading A disappointing start
The debate over China’s economic model has re-emerged as the trade war between the US and China intensifies. It had previously emerged during the 2008 economic crunch as the country’s fast recovery from the economic slowdown surprised many around the world. However, the US administration is not happy with China’s increased economic control and involvementContinue reading Going the way of China
“Today, political parties claim there was rigging. The first thing I will say is that this Election Commission was formed by the two main political parties, the PPP and the PML-N. This was not a PTI [constituted] Election Commission. I say to you today, if you say there was rigging in any one constituency, weContinue reading Not a promising start
Women voters in Dir made history by casting their ballots in the July 25 elections after many decades of disenfranchisement. For many female voters in the region, the dream to participate in the electoral process, which they have waited far too long for, has finally come true. On polling day, long queues of women votersContinue reading It’s a woman’s vote
On July 25, Pakistan achieved another milestone. The people of Pakistan came out in big numbers to choose their new representatives. This is the third civilian transition of power through a democratic exercise. The people of Pakistan have given their verdict: they have given the PTI the mandate to form a coalition government in Islamabad.Continue reading The verdict is out
Predictions: Party Position in the National Assembly of 272 Seats Pakistan is clearly heading towards a hung parliament and split mandate. No party seems to get the majority to form the government.
It is not easy to predict an election in Pakistan. But the upcoming July 25 general elections have become even more difficult to predict. A lot has changed within a year; Pakistan’s politics is as unpredictable as London’s weather and the Pakistani cricket team. One week is a long period of time if seen inContinue reading Predicting the unpredictable
ACE News election cell is producing the projections for national assembly seats in Baluchistan. ACE News is the first media outlet in Pakistan which is providing constituency wise projections of national assembly seats in Baluchistan. There are 16 national assembly seats from NA-257 to 272 in Baluchistan. If KPK has the first constituency in KPKContinue reading Election 2018: Baluchistan constituency wise projections of national assembly seats
Rawalpindi Division District Attock 02 national assembly seats PML-N= 1, PTI=1 NA-55 Attock (1) = Sheikh Aftab of PML-N is leading against Tahir Sadiq of PTI. Sheikh Aftab of PML-N won this seat in 2013. PPP has fielded Sardar Zulifqar Hayat in this constituency. A close contest expected in this constituency between PML-N and PTI candidates. NA-Continue reading Constituency wise projections for NA seats in Punjab
All opinion polls, surveys and predictions are clearly indicating two things. One, that no political party will be able to get the required majority to form the next government hence, a hung parliament seems to be the most likely outcome of the July 25 general elections. Second, the politically affiliated voters are going to stickContinue reading Decisive votes?
Constituency wise projections for KPK national assembly seats NA-1 Chitral = Prince Iftikharuddin of PML-N has the lead. He is facing strong challenge from Abdul Akbar Rahim Chitrali of MMA and Abdul Latif of PTI. Salim Khan of PPP is also a strong candidate. Iftikharuddin won this seat in 2013 on APML ticket with theContinue reading Elections 2018: KPK National Assembly seats projection
On July 25, Pakistani voters will deliver their verdict after having judged the performance of their representatives and the federal and provincial governments. It is a voter’s fundamental democratic right to decide the fate of their representatives. Free, fair and impartial elections are essential for a voter to exercise his/her democratic right. However, the conceptContinue reading Democratic accountability