The Promise “If we are voted to power, we will run metro bus services in all the provinces,” Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the elected prime minister of Pakistan, promised while seeking votes during an election campaign rally at Railway Station Ground Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Background The Metro Bus System (MBS) project, at an estimated cost of 29 billion rupees, was first […]Read more ›
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The Promise During his campaign for May 11 elections, Nasir Khan Afridi, then an independent candidate for NA-46 constituency of Tehsil Bara in Khyber agency, promised to provide laptop computers to all students in his constituency if he was elected as Member of the National Assembly. Afridi has since been elected to the National Assembly. The Plan […]Read more ›
Statement In a recent statement, former Federal Minister for Information Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the PPP fulfilled 80% of the clauses in the Charter of Democracy. Background The Charter was formulated and signed by Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto, representing the two major political parties, in May 2006. The Charter established common ground between PPP and PML-N to end […]Read more ›
The statement Awami National Party leaders claim that the major reason for the ruling party’s defeat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa elections was large-scale rigging in elections, and complained about it throughout the campaign. Background The Awami National Party (ANP), the former ruling party of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and an ally of the PPP at the centre, suffered a humiliating defeat […]Read more ›