Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is set to conduct intra-party elections within the 20-day time frame set by the election commission to retain the 'bat' as its electoral symbol, ahead of general elections.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced that general elections are expected to be held in the last week of January 2024. However, no specific date has been announced.
Nawaz Sharif’s return after four years of exile marks a turning point for the troubled nation. It starts a new political shadow play in which the army plays puppeteer
The Punjab caretaker government's decision came at the time when Sharif was appearing before the Islamabad High Court to seek bail in the Al-Azizia case.
The exiled politician was convicted in corruption cases and was declared a proclaimed offender in the Toshakhana vehicle case, which is pending before an accountability court in Islamabad.
Experts believe Khan's legal team made a significant mistake by not requesting the suspension of the trial court's August 5 judgment.
The CEC also talked about the pressure from other political parties for the yet-to-start delimitation exercise prior to the elections, a participant in the meeting told Dawn.
Going against the military is the cardinal sin in Pakistan's politics and ex-premier Imran Khan's predicament is neither different nor will it be the last such incident.
In case the two fail to agree on a name, the matter would be referred to a parliamentary committee.
Nawaz Sharif was disqualified in 2017 by the Supreme Court. In 2018, he became ineligible to hold public office for life after a Supreme Court verdict in the Panama Papers case.
Just a couple of days ago the premier had announced that his government would complete its tenure which is ending on August 13.
Insiders said that it was decided that Sharif and Zardari would "talk directly" on these issues instead of allowing a prolonged debate "at the lower level", which would be a waste of time.