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Candidates seduce voters with promises of water | Instant News

KARACHI: Given the scarcity of water in the various neighborhoods included in the NA-249, candidates from all political parties participating in the election have been politicizing around issues facing every citizen over the past few decades.

For most voters in constituencies, the drinking water crisis is a major problem and they demand that candidates who take part in the polls come up with clear and time-bound solutions to the same.

Long lines of blue plastic drums, tubes, buckets and bottles outside the water supply tank were clearly visible in most neighborhoods in the constituency. Tankers and donkey carts were also seen selling water to residents.

In the 2018 general elections, constituency residents have voted in senior Pakistani leader Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Faisal Vawda, with Pakistan Muslim League supremo-Nawaz (PML-N) and former Punjab chief minister losing by a low margin. When Prime Minister Imran Khan made Vawda the federal minister for water resources, residents in the constituency were happy that he was able to solve their water scarcity problem.

“But like his predecessors, Vawda has also done nothing to solve the water problem in the constituency,” said Shabbir Tanoli, a resident of the Rashidabad area. Now, when Vawda resigns from the seat after casting his vote in the Senate polls and becomes a senator, the election commission has announced it is conducting polls for constituencies on April 29.

As part of their selection for the contest, all candidates running for the NA-249 seat have made water scarcity a core issue of their respective campaigns.

Syed Mustafa Kamal, chairman of the Pak Sarzameen Party and former mayor of Karachi, is also competing for constituencies. Speaking at an election rally in the constituency on Sunday evening, he told locals he understands the civilian problems, especially water scarcity, in the area, and has the ability to solve them.

“During my tenure, a 4.8 million gallon aqueduct was built for the City of Baldia,” he claims. He said 178 illegal connections and 25 hydrants were in the waterways.

Likewise, Miftah Ismail, a PML-N candidate as well as a former finance minister who is also one of the strongest candidates, admitted in his election campaign that dirty water was contaminated with chemicals mixed with safe drinking water, and had caused various diseases among residents. from the constituency.

“Now, God willing, after winning the by-election, I will come up with a plan to provide clean water, which will solve this problem forever,” he promised residents of Ittehad City at an election meeting.

Candidates for the Pakistan People’s Party and PTI, the two parties that rule in Sindh and the Center respectively, are on the defensive because the two governments have not undertaken any projects to solve the problem of water scarcity.

Jamaat-e-Islami, whose candidate came fifth in the 2018 elections with more than 10,000 votes, did not take part in the polls. Instead, they hold a rally on Sunday to try to pressure the federal and provincial governments to resolve civil issues and provide the residents of Baldia City with basic amenities, including drinking water. The rallies are part of JI’s ongoing Haq Do Karachi Ko (Give rights to Karachi) campaign. “All the political parties concerned have rushed into the constituencies as soon as the election schedule is announced, but the focus of their attention is only temporary,” said JI Karachi chairman Hafiz Naeemur Rehman. He also demanded that the government resolve the problem of prolonged water shortages in Baldia City.


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Daska poll: PM seeks report of defeat of candidate PTI – Pakistan | Instant News

Published in 12 April 2021 7:50 pm

PM Imran said PTI’s shortcomings should also be mentioned in the report.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday requested a report on the defeat of Pakistan’s future ruler Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) at the hands of Pakistani candidate Muslin League-Nawaz (PML-N) in NA-75 Daska. by-election.

The prime minister directed PTI Senator Ijaz Chaudhry to prepare a report to find out the reasons for the defeat in the Daska by-election.

PM Imran Khan directed Senator Ijaz Chaudhry to compare the February 19 and April 10 by-election elections at the NA-75.

He said that PTI’s shortcomings in the by-election defeat should also be mentioned in the report, adding that the report had to be prepared as soon as possible.

On Saturday, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the main opposition party, won hot-contested National Assembly seats in the densely populated Punjab province.

Tens of thousands voted to elect their new representative for the NA-75 seat from Daska, a small town in the Sialkot district, on Saturday after the town was vacant after the death of opposition lawmaker Syed Iftikharul Hassan Shah last year.

The country’s electoral authorities held a poll in the area last February, but later declared the contest null and void due to widespread irregularities that PML-N blamed on Pakistan’s ruling party Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Saturday’s election contest is largely believed to be between PML-N candidate Nosheen Iftikhar and PTI ticket holder Ali Asjad Malhi, although other politicians also participated in it.

Pakistan’s election authorities informed local news channels beforehand that they had tried to provide a free and fair environment for holding transparent elections.


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When the primaries arrive, wait out of fashion for Va. Democrats | Government. & Politics | Instant News

Senator Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, a member of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus who serves as McAuliffe’s co-chair, dismissed the allegations, noting the diversity of those who supported McAuliffe.

“They did it because they said he was the best man in America to rebuild this economy,” Lucas said. Last year, Lucas told Politico McClellan and Carroll Foy that they might try “at the right time.”

The magnitude of the ranks of newcomers was showcased in a competition to become lieutenant governor, a contest involving four members of the DPR: Dels. Hala Ayala, D-Prince William, Elizabeth Guzman, D-Prince William, Mark Levine, D-Alexandria and Sam Rasoul, D-Roanoke. Off the pitch are Sean Perryman, former chairman of the Fairfax County NAACP, Norfolk City Council member Andria McClellan, Paul Goldman, Wilder’s former aide, and businessman Xavier Warren.

Ayala and Guzman were the first two Latins to be elected to the General Assembly. Rasoul, the son of Palestinian immigrants, is one of a handful of Democrats representing Southwest Virginia, potentially bringing geographic diversity to a party that is increasingly taking root in Northern Virginia and the eastern part of the state.

In the attorney general’s race, Herring’s decision to postpone the run for governor two successive rounds saw him collide with Del. Jay Jones, D-Norfolk, is now running an aggressive campaign to turn Herring down for a third term.


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Government-backed candidate Sadiq Sanjrani wins the election for chairman of the Senate – Pakistan | Instant News

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Members of the Upper House of Parliament on Friday were elected by the most votes supported by Sadiq Sanjrani’s government as Chairman of the Senate.

Under Senate election rules, the Upper House of Parliament elects the chairperson by secret ballot.

Balochistan Senator Sanjrani got 48 votes out of a total of 98 votes for the Senate Chair, defeating the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) – an 11-party opposition alliance – Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani which received only 42 votes, while eight votes have been rejected.

Earlier, 98 Senators cast their votes in alphabetical order by secret ballot at the Parliament Building in Islamabad.

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan did not appear and abstained from the vote while Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Ishaq Dar also did not appear for the election because he was in London.

The Special Session of the Upper House of Parliament is chaired by Senator Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah as Acting Chairman. The polling process takes place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. without pause.

Deputy Chairman of the Senate

Members of the Upper House of Parliament on Friday are elected by a government-backed majority Muhammad Mirza Afridi as deputy chairman.

Former FATA Senator Sanjrani got 54 votes out of a total of 98 votes for the Senate Deputy Chair, beating the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) – an 11-party opposition alliance – candidate Abdul Ghafoor Haideri who received only 44 votes.

Object of opposition to ballot rejection

Senator Farooq H Naek objected to the rejection of ballots, saying that ballots were mentioned anywhere in the instructions where to stamp the ballot papers.

Acting presidential Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah in a decree said keeping in mind clear instructions said seven ballots polled for Gilani were rejected, while other Senators had branded both candidates.

Then Sadiq Sanjrani was sworn in as Chairman for the next three years. The Chief Officer carries out an oath of office.

Sanjrani thanks the Senator

In his remarks after taking the oath, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani thanked the Senator for calming himself down and casting his vote in support of him.

He also thanked all PTI leaders including Prime Minister Imran Khan for their support. He said he would carry on all the Senators.

48 newly elected members of the Senate took the oath

Earlier today, 48 newly elected members of the Upper House of Parliament, Senate took the oath during a specially held session in Islamabad.

Senator Muzaffar Hussain Shah, nominated as chairman by President Arif Alvi, chaired the session and gave the oath to elected members. Senators also sign the list of members.

11 newly elected members from Punjab including PML-Q Kamil Ali Agha, Saifullah Niazi PTI, Aon Abbas, Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Syed Ali Zafar, Zarqa Suharwardy Taimur, and PML-N Afnan Ullah Khan, Sajid Mir, Irfan-ul-Haq Siddiqui , Azam Nazeer Tara, Saadia Abbasi.

From Sindh, 11 elected members included Saleem Mandviwala from PPP, Sheher Bano Sherry Rehman, Taj Haider, Shahadat Awan, Jam Mahtab Hussain, Farooq Hamid Naek, Palwasha Mohammed Zai Khan, Muhammad Faisal Vawda from PTI, Saifullah Abro and Syed Faisal Ali from MQM -P Sabzwari, Khalida Ateeb.

12 elected senators from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) including Mohsin Aziz from PTI, Syed Shibli Faraz, Liaquat Khan Tarakai, Faisal Saleem Rehman, Zeeshan Khan Zada, Dost Muhammad Khan, Muhammad Hamayun Mohmand, Sania Nishtar, Falak Naz, Gurdeep Singh, ANPah Hidat Khan and Atta-ur-Rehman from JUI-F.

From Balochistan, the 12 elected members include Prince Ahmed Umer Ahmedzai from BAP, Manzoor Ahmed, Sarfraz Ahmed Bugti, Saeed Ahmed Hashmi, Samina Mumtaz, Danesh Kumar, Muhammad Qasim from BNP, Umer Farooq ANP, Molana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri from JUI, Kamran Murtaza and independent candidate Muhammad Abdul Qadir, Naseema Ehsan.

New polling stations were installed in the Senate after opposition claims over spy cameras

Uproar broke out in the Upper House during the oath-taking ceremony when the opposition rose from their seats and staged protests, claiming that hidden cameras were placed over the polling stations. Senator Raza Rabbani said it was against the law to install spy cameras.

Following the meeting, Senator general chairman Sayed Muzafar Hussain Shah ordered the creation of new polling stations and allowed the government and opposition to be questioned.

PPP Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar took to Twitter and shared the alleged camera photo along with the caption, “Dr Musadik and I found a spy camera just above the polling station.”

Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar and PML-N leader Musadik Malik spoke to the media afterwards and asked the General Elections Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Supreme Court (SC) to pay attention to the incident.

On the other hand, Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz accused the opposition of installing cameras on top of polling stations and announced that they would conduct an investigation into the matter.


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Candidates for Deputy Chair of the PTI Senate are wealthy businessmen | Instant News

PESHAWAR: Mirza Mohammad Afridi, Tehreek-e-Insaf Pakistan candidate for the office of Deputy Chairman of the Senate, is a businessman from the Khyber tribal district who was elected Senator as an independent candidate but later joined the ruling party.

Afridi, 42, belongs to a well-known businessman family who owns textile and steel factories and other businesses not only in Pakistan, but also in Singapore, Indonesia and South Korea.

He has contested the Upper House Parliament elections in March 2018 in the seats reserved for the Federally Regulated Tribal Territory (Fata). He was elected as an individual candidate, but joined PTI after forming a government winning the July 2018 general election. His term as a member of the Senate will end in March 2024.

After that, former Fata, known as the district that only joined after the merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in May 2018, will not have eight seats reserved in the Senate.

Afridi, who is a member of a number of Senate committees, is from Bara in the Khyber district.

One of his uncles, Mohammad Shah Afridi, has remained a member of parliament in the past. His eldest uncle, the late Haji Nawab Khan, has competed several times and lost the elections for the National Assembly to Khyber.

Mirza Mohammad Afridi is a cousin of Javed Afridi, owner of the Peshawar Zalmi cricket franchise.

He is optimistic about his chances of winning the Senate Deputy Chair election against Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, the JUI-F leader from Balochistan and the joint candidate of the 11-party opposition alliance, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM),[ even though the latter has four more members than the PTI if one were to exclude the lone Jamaat-i-Islami Senator who may abstain from the poll. “I want to give glad tidings to the people of ex-Fata that we will win this election,” he was quoted as saying.

Afridi termed his nomination by the PTI to contest for the post of Deputy Chairman Senate as the fulfillment of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s commitment to the people of erstwhile Fata.

If he wins, Afridi will become the first person from the former tribal areas to hold such a high elected office.


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