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  Islam, Militarism, and the 2007–2008 Elections in Pakistan - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Islam, Militarism, and the 2007–2008 Elections in Pakistan
If the election schedule announced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Sher Afghan Niazi is followed, presidential elections will be held in the fall and the general and provincial elections will be held on January 30, 2008.
Many commentators in the West believe that the Pakistani regimewill portray the elections as a contest between Islamists represented by the MMA and the enlightened moderation of President Pervez Musharraf and the Pakistan Army.
www.carnegieendowment.org /publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=18553&prog=zgp&proj=zsa   (290 words)

  Encyclopedia: Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Pakistan is a member of the UN, the World Trade Organisation, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, the Economic Cooperation Organisation, the Commonwealth of Nations and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
Pakistan's religious demographics were influenced by the partition of British India, which led to the fleeing of 7 million Muslims into Pakistan from India and 6 million Hindus and Sikhs from Pakistan to India and led to a larger Muslim majority than had previously existed.
Pakistan is bordered on the west by Iran, on the north and northwest by Afghanistan, on the northeast by China, on the east and southeast by India, and on the south by the Arabian Sea.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Pakistan   (1605 words)

 Benazir Bhutto
Zadari was held (1990–93) on various charges, although eventually acquitted, and the PPP lost the late 1990 elections.
Pakistan: Prime Ministers - Prime Ministers Liaquat Ali Khan (1947–1951) Khwaja Nazimuddin (1951–1953) Mohammad Ali...
Pakistan - Islamic Republic of Pakistan President: Gen. Pervez Musharraf (2001) Prime minister (caretaker):...
www.infoplease.com /ce6/people/A0807439.html   (383 words)

 ipedia.com: Prime Minister of Pakistan Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The first Prime Minister of Pakistan was Liaquat Ali Khan who was appointed to the position by the first Governor General, Muhammmad Ali Jinnah.
This election also brought the eighth amendment to the 1973 constitution, and gave the President powers that balanced those of the Prime Minister.
Elections were held on October 10, 2002 leading to the return of the position of Prime Minister
www.ipedia.com /prime_minister_of_pakistan.html   (928 words)

 Pakistan Elections 2002: Those who dare win!
If there is a low turnout in the elections and the results are similar to those of the referendum, the whole exercise of a tame election and controlled democracy could backfire on the regime.
The main reason why those elections were relatively fair was that they were held in the aftermath of the 1968-69 revolution and the PPP entered the electoral foray with a socialist programme and manifesto.
Pakistan - The retreat of the generals by Lal Khan.
www.marxist.com /Asia/pakistan_elections2002.html   (2751 words)

 Elections in Pakistan
The concept behind the blog is to instill the importance of the election in the community and provide a forum where they can discuss their views on the topic.
Another key aspect of the project is to let the political leadership in Pakistan know that Pakistani Americans are a viable, strong community who have an opinion and are concerned about the process during and outcome of, the elections.
Pakistan’s status, i.e., as a democracy or military government, affects the ability of expatriate communities to continue lobbying for issues affecting Pakistan.
www.aopp.org /election2008-main.htm   (841 words)

 Middle East Report Online: Elections in Pakistan: Turning Tragedy Into Farce, by Shahnaz Rouse
Since the elections, leaders in the MMA have made headlines in the West by pledging to "implement an Islamic system" in Pakistan and demanding that US soldiers pursuing Taliban and al-Qaeda militants in the northwest province leave the country.
Ostensibly, the NRB was set up to "guide" Pakistan back to "democracy." But it was clear by 2000 that the model of democracy envisioned by the Musharraf regime was limited.
Though the election results are a repudiation of Musharraf, in the short term, the constitutional amendments clearly continue military interference in politics.
www.merip.org /mero/mero101802.html   (1771 words)

 Transparent elections in Pakistan
No doubt, the elections of 1970s were transparent, but these polls were conducted under the supervision of an army dictator, who has ambition to become the President of Pakistan.
After these free and fair elections the country dismembered because in the eastern wing Awami Party emerged as triumphant and in the western wing PPP won majority of the seats.
Therefore, the history of the subsequent elections in Pakistan is full of horse trading and rigging.
www.elections.com.pk /articledetails.php?id=18   (563 words)

 Unfair elections in Pakistan to harm ties: EU - Irna
The visiting European Union (EU) delegation has made it clear to the Pakistan government that if the forthcoming general elections are not held in a fair and transparent manner, the country stands a chance of impairing its relations with the EU.
According to the "DAWN," the seven-member delegation of the European Parliament, led by British Parliament member, Nina Gill, said the general elections 2007 should be held in a transparent manner, with complete schedule being announced well in advance of six months, enabling the EU monitoring team to survey the pre-election and post-election procedures carefully.
She said that at a meeting with the chief election commissioner, the delegates had stressed on the approval of all the conditions and recommendations applied during the previous elections.
www.irna.com /en/news/view/line-20/0612221606130820.htm   (418 words)

 ZNet |South Asia | October Elections in Pakistan
First, after these elections Musharraf is able to legitimize his government, which is actually a government that took power after a military coup in October 1999 He has legitimized the result of that coup, and the referendum that followed in April 2002, and has gotten away with it.
Second, he has created a new political formation in Pakistan, a structure that is loyal to him and dependent on the military, with less autonomy and less capacity to represent any interests other than the military.
That’s because Pakistan was a centralized country with its center in West Pakistan, in the Punjab, that treated East Pakistan as a colony.
zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=32&ItemID=2761   (3600 words)

 UNDP signs agreement with ECP: Free, fair elections -DAWN - National; September 13, 2006
At the signing ceremony, the Economic Affairs Division was represented by the Secretary Mr Khalid Saeed, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was represented by the Secretary, ECP, Mr Kunwar Dilshad while Mr Jan Vandemoortele, Resident Representative, UNDP signed the agreement on behalf of the UN agency.
Election Commission was independent in its decision making and operations and, in principle, had always strived to hold free and fair elections in Pakistan, he said and added the basic objective of the ECP was to enhance its capacity to deliver elections independently, effectively, fairly and in a transparent and professional manner.
Mr Jan Vandemoortele remarked that elections were one of the most important way citizens could participate in decisions that affect their lives and hold their representatives accountable for results.
www.dawn.com /2006/09/13/nat7.htm   (379 words)

 Pakistan Elections 2007
Pakistan is passing through a critical phase of the present democratic institutional crisis that has put the future of d...
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain (born 1946) is a politician from Pakistan who was the Prime Minister of Pa...
Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was born on December 25, 1949 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
www.elections.com.pk   (386 words)

 Indian Pakistan War - Karachi 4 U
Pakistan sites NCI Documents The Indian and Pakistani Nuclear Tests: An End to Nuclear...
and Pakistan are on "slippery slope" to nuclear war.
India and Pakistan have twice gone to war over the territory, in 1947-8 and in 1965.
www.consulfethiye.com /indian-pakistan-war.html   (354 words)

 The Asia Foundation
A primary goal of The Asia Foundation’s Election Program is to increase meaningful election participation by youth, women, and populations typically disengaged from democratic processes in order to deepen citizen involvement in governance issues.
The Foundation’s Election Program is funded by a consortium of donors that includes the governments of the Netherlands, Canada, Switzerland, Norway, and the United Kingdom, as well as Australia.
As TB is widespread in Pakistan, The Asia Foundation has enlisted the support of key district officials and is reaching out directly to 253,000 beneficiaries in 20 districts, raising awareness among communities for early case detection and treatment of TB.
www.asiafoundation.org /Locations/pakistan.html   (1044 words)

 Pakistan HQ : Pakistan Elections
Chronology of Pakistan from 1757 to the present, with the emphasis on 1947 andthe period after.
A research collection of district level election results and statistics forapproximately 350 national legislative elections in 26 countries.
Pakistan HQ excludes all liability of any kind (including negligence) in respect of any third party information or other material made available on, or which can be accessed using, this Website.
pakistanhq.com /pakistanelections/index.php   (740 words)

 Pakistan Elections - Musharraf - Worldpress.org
At this juncture, the military itself has been subjected to such intense criticism, and that too during an election campaign, that its ability to perform its duty of defending the borders is not enhanced.
Till this election, it was an axiom of Pakistani politics that the extremist religious parties have never reached double figures in their percentage of votes….
The problem is that while the king’s party—the Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam)—is comprised only of puppets and, therefore, does not have a political base, the jihadis of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal do have a base of sorts in the madrasas [religious schools] and the terrorist training camps.
www.worldpress.org /Asia/769.cfm   (1213 words)

 US would like to see free elections in Pakistan
Holding that democracy is a "lot more established" in Pakistan than in some other countries, US President George W Bush said that United States wants to see free and fair elections in Pakistan.
He said, "I do (foresee free elections in Pakistan) and we do discuss democracy, as well as routing out foreigners in his (President Musharraf's) country who are an equal threat to America and to him."
What you're seeing is a lot of posturing about the election process, and it's not perfect.
www.rediff.com /news/2007/jun/07bush.htm   (282 words)

 lahore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Lahore, the cultural heart of Pakistan is situated along the bank of Ravi River.
Lahore High Court is the oldest superior Court in Pakistan and its predecessors Court have been providing justice since 1866.
Iftikhar Ahmad, a Pakistani standing trial for blasphemy, was acquitted by a Lahore, Pakistan, sessions court Sept. 7, according to reports from the Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission.
www.connectexchange.com /university-of-engineering-and-technology-laho...   (290 words)

Bilal Zuberi’s wonderful post on Ramzan in Pakistan has inspired me to finally write about Rooh Afza - something I have been meaning to do for a while.
President Pervez Musharraf won a landslide victory in the election but the official results will be declared after the Supreme Court verdict on his eligibility.
This is despite the fact pseudo-news pours in ever-more ferociously and ever-more sensationally from Pakistan.
pakistaniat.com   (1308 words)

 IndiaDaily - Free and fair elections in Pakistan in 2007? Is America day dreaming?
The United States is committed to pushing for free and fair elections in Pakistan in 2007, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher said Sept. 15.
Pakistan is controlled by shadow ISI not the Pakistani Army.
To expect a free and fair election in Pakistan is like asking the mafia to build a church!
www.indiadaily.com /editorial/13206.asp   (451 words)

 The Lesson From the Elections in Pakistan - Reader comments at DanielPipes.org
The Lesson From the Elections in Pakistan - Reader comments at DanielPipes.org
We should watch with a lot of concern the results of the recent elections in Pakistan.
Pakistan has a big hand in terrorism all over the world specially in Kashmir
www.danielpipes.org /comments/3062   (715 words)

 South Asia Life
At present lives of 50 lakh chickens are under threat as poultry farm owners are facing ac...
PESHAWAR: The first-ever parliamentary elections in the history of Afghanistan to be held in September 2005 has given boost to the local printing in...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is evolving a mechanism to export imported wheat and wheat flour to Afghanistan with an aim to help the brotherly neighbourin...
archive.wn.com /2005/07/29/1400/southasialife   (419 words)

 Asian network for Free Elections (ANFREL)
Representative from Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) at the endorsement of THE DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES FOR INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVATION and CODE OF CONDUCT FOR INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVERS, Commemorated October 27, 2005 at the United Nations, New York.
The Declaration of Principles and Code of Conduct for International Election Observers at the United Nations, New York, in October 27th, 2005
Every citizen shall have the right to vote and to be elected at genuine periodic elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret ballot, guaranteeing the free expression of the will of the electors.
anfrel.org   (459 words)

 Pakistan Daily - Latest Pakistani News from WN Network
The news last month that Pakistan is likely to get French air-to-air missiles (AAMs) and radar for its JF-17 fighter aircraft has raised some ey...
Pakistan industrial output set to rise to 25pc of GDP Khaleej Times
Pakistan election: A charade masquerading as democracy The Independent
www.pakistandaily.com   (1408 words)

 Pakistan News: Website news for Pakistan and world. bomb blast, pakistan elections, terrorist attack
Pakistan News: Website news for Pakistan and world.
WASHINGTON: Pakistan''s rugged tribal zones are the alleged hideout of Osama bin Laden and home to an array of militant factions -- and if history is a
TEHRAN: Iran and Pakistan have agreed to periodic revision of gas prices as part of a pipeline deal to carry Iranian gas via Pakistan to India, an Ira
www.pakistan-news.org   (978 words)

 The Constitution of Pakistan
The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Chapter 1: Chief Election Commissioner and Elections Commissions
Ziauddin's article from Dawn (October 10, 1998) on the requirements for the Bill to become part of the Constitution
www.pakistani.org /pakistan/constitution   (319 words)

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