Tag Archives: Voting

VOTING FOR PU’S FATE – JI aims for the VC’s seat

LAHORE – The result of the syndicate’s elections, which will be held today at the Punjab University (PU), will decide if the pro-Jamat-i-Islami (JI) elements in the varsity are going to succeed in grabbing the post of the PU Vice Chancellor (VC) in the coming year 2012 or not. Pro-JI teachers are pinning their hopes on Prof Dr Haris Rashid who is fighting the elections against the panel supported by the incumbent VC.A PU professor, seeking anonymity, said that Dr Haris could be the

SC seeks comments on electronic voting idea

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and the attorney general to submit para-wise comments for the introduction of electronic voting machines in the next general elections. A three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Ghulam Rabbani was hearing a petition filed by Pakistan

Voting for ‘uncelebrated heroes’ opens

LAHORE – The public are being invited to celebrate Pakistan’s everyday ‘heroes’ by voting online or by sending an SMS to select winners for the Azme Alishan Azm Awards 2011. The awards will be presented in Karachi on March 23. The idea is to celebrate ordinary unsung Pakistanis who have done something extraordinary. A final shortlist has been drawn up by a panel from which 10 Azm Award winners will be chosen. Members of the public have until March 9 to cast their votes by visiting

Clashes disrupt voting in south Sudan oil state

JUBA – Clashes between renegade militiamen and south Sudanese troops disrupted voting in a landmark independence referendum in part of a key oil state on Sunday, the organising commission number two said.
“There has been some fighting because of certain militiamen but I am assured that the situation has been contained,” Chan Reec told a news conference. “I am optimistic that this will not impact the voting process,” he added. Reec said he had no details on any casualties from the

Disaster-ravaged Haiti begins voting in key elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haitians early Sunday began voting for a new president and lawmakers in an election marred by violence and concerns about fraud, while a cholera epidemic eats away at the earthquake-ravaged country.
Voters will choose a successor to President Rene Preval, who is not running for re-election, as well as 11 of the country’s 30 senators and all 99 parliamentary deputies in the landmark vote.
Balloting began in most of the country shortly before 6:00 am (1100