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Pak Election Commission denotifies Gilani after SC verdict without any delay
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has denotified the national assembly membership of outgoing prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and pronounced him ineligible to contest parliamentary polls for five years, following the Supreme Court order.

Pak SC disqualifies Gilani as prime minister
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has disqualified Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani as the premier of the country.

Pak Attorney General accuses SC of 'ridiculing' PM through 'poetic' verdict
The Attorney General (AG) of Pakistan, in his arguments before the Supreme Court regarding petitions against the National Assembly speaker's ruling in the prime minister's disqualification case, has raised serious objections over the writing of lyrics in the judgment and asserted that the PM was ridiculed through poetry.

Institutions spat looms as Pak SC admits petitions against Speaker's decision favouring Gilani
Another standoff between the government and judiciary looms after the Pakistan Supreme Court admitted the petitions against the ruling of the National Assembly Speaker over the disqualification of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, which are scheduled for hearing on June 6.

Pak Speaker's decision not to disqualify Gilani must be accepted by all: Editorial
In reference to Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's disqualification case, an editorial in a Pakistan daily has said, being the head of parliament, the National Assembly (NA) Speaker's decision ought to be respected and accepted by all and sundry.

PML-N to petition SC to challenge speaker's ruling in Gilani contempt case
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to challenge National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza's ruling regarding Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's disqualification following a contempt case, in the Supreme Court.

NA Speaker abused her position, says Nisar
Leader of Opposition in the Pakistan National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has lashed out at the Speaker's decision on Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's resignation.

Petition to disqualify Gilani withdrawn from Islamabad High Court
A petition filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and his cabinet, has been withdrawn after it received adverse remarks from the court.

The single woman in whose hands Gilani's fate may lie
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's fate now lies in the hands of one woman, Dr Fehmida Mirza, the Speaker of the National Assembly, according to Law Minister Farooq Naek.

Pak PM Gilani claims himself not to be a wealthy man
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani claimed that he isn't a rich man but is modestly wealthy.

'Millionaires Gilani, Shahbaz have no cars of their own'
The annual declaration of assets and liabilities to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has shown that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif have no cars of their own.

Authorities in Pakistan play blame game over 0.5 million errors in electoral rolls
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) are pointing fingers at each other over 0.5 million irregularities in the draft voter lists.

Imran Khan files appeal to stop Pak by-elections for not removing fake votes from voter list
Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has filed a civil miscellaneous appeal to his previous petition, seeking removal of fake votes from the voter lists and asked that the by-elections scheduled for February 25 be stopped.

Final electoral rolls cannot be completed before May: Pak EC
Pakistan Chief Election Commissioner Justice Hamid Ali Mirza (retd) has made it clear that the final electoral rolls cannot be completed before May.

Pak govt. calls joint session of Parliament on Jan 30
The Pakistan government has decided to summon a joint session of Parliament on January 30, two days ahead of the next hearing on the issue of contempt of court proceedings against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Membership of 231 Pak parliamentarians suspended over failure to declare assets
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has suspended the membership of 231 parliamentarians for their failure to submit annual statements of their assets and liabilities.

Dual nationality-holding Pak parliamentarians under fire in National Assembly
Members of Pakistan's National Assembly have sought action against parliamentarians holding dual nationality.

65 percent of Balochistan voters were fake in 2008 Pak general election
New findings have revealed that Balochistan had the highest rate of fake voters during the 2008 general elections.

Pak must stop 'Britisher' Altaf Hussain from meddling in country's affairs: ANP
Pakistan must stop meddling of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, a foreigner, in the country's affairs, Awami National Party (ANP) Central Vice President Bushra Gohar has said.

Pak's Punjab opposition urges CM to give answers regarding Shahbaz Taseer's abduction
Pakistan Punjab's opposition has urged Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to appear before the provincial assembly in its next session and inform as to why slain Punjab Governor 's brother Shahbaz Taseer has not been traced yet.

Pak Election Commission to kickstart door- to door voters' verification
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will kickstart a door-to-door verification of electoral rolls of 81 million voters from today for the country's next general elections.

Pak election commission to use sophisticated features to curb voting frauds
The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced to kick off the campaign for the preparation of new electoral rolls scheduled to come into effect by the end of 2011.

Pak Election Commission recommends barring candidates with dual nationalities
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has recommended that the government pass legislation to bar candidates with dual nationalities from contesting elections.

Whopping 37 million 'bogus votes' removed from voter lists in Pakistan
Pakistan's Supreme Court has been informed that 37 million bogus votes have been excluded from voter lists.

How Pakistan's 'filthy rich' ruling elite project themselves as 'poor' to public!
The assets declared by the ruling elites of the Sindh and Punjab assemblies demonstrate the laughably pitiful attitude of Pakistan parliamentarians to hide their wealth details.

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