Profile: “We are Only Here because of the New Law”

Islamabad — Aneela Batool Mehmood is familiar with the election campaign drills for candidates. Ms Mehmood is a Jamaat-e Islami (JI) member since 2004 and is in charge of the party’s women wing in Punjab. She had started her political career as the head of the female wing for her husband’s political campaigns and moved on … Continue reading Profile: “We are Only Here because of the New Law”

Ghosts of the LG polls past and future

And the elected acting like dummies   The Constitution of Pakistan establishes the state as a federal parliamentary republic, comprising four provinces: Punjab (95 million), Sindh (41.3 million), Balochistan (8.8 million) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (23.3 million). Administratively, the country is divided into Districts, Tehsils (sub-districts) and Union Councils, with each Union Council comprising a number … Continue reading Ghosts of the LG polls past and future

Lahore’s most debated constituency gets ready for by-elections 2015

NA-122 has suddenly come to symbolise electoral confrontations and animosities of the day – far beyond its political jurisdiction – but it was not always so. If history is anything to go by, it has been a pretty straight forward story for a while now. But surely some things have changed. PTI is now the … Continue reading Lahore’s most debated constituency gets ready for by-elections 2015