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32-year-olds to determine winner of next general election

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  • Second-largest age group is 42 years, with 3.836 million voters
  • Females aged 32 outnumber males of same age in KP, Balochistan
  • 42-year-old females exceed males in Punjab, Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: 32-year-olds top the list of registered voters in Pakistan with 3.8964 million out of the total 122.196 million voters aged 18-100 years and likely be a decisive factor in the next general election, ECP data shows.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan’s electoral rolls, the 32-year-old age bracket is followed by 42-year-old people, who comprise 3.8365 million registered voters.

Surprisingly, the number of registered 32-year-old female voters is greater than male voters of the same age in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). 

Balochistan has 92,716 male and 97,403 female voters of this age while in KP, there are 355,378 male and 407,020 female voters aged 32. 

In the capital territory, there are 13,721 male and 12,792 female voters aged 32.

However, in the two biggest provinces in terms of population, male voters dominate over female voters. 

In Punjab, there are 1,080,116 males and 1,031,607 females, and the total number of voters aged 32 is 2,111,723. While Sindh has 414,266 male voters and 391,393 female voters of this age, and their collective strength is 805,659. The number of male voters in this age group across the country is 1,956,197, and that of females is 1,940,215.

Similar to the 32-year age group, females outnumber male voters in Balochistan in the 42-year age group. The number of female voters aged 42 in Balochistan stands at 99,094, followed by 95,271 males, and their total strength is 194,365. 

However, in KP, the male-female number of voters difference is far greater in KP, which is 256,292 and 343,888, bringing their collective number to 600,180.

Punjab, too has a similar situation, where female voters aged 42 outnumber male voters. Punjab has 1,010,634 male voters aged 42 and 1,101,790 females of the same age group, taking their total strength to 2,112,424. 

However, in the federal capital, 11,282 male voters have the edge over 10,832 female voters of this age group.

Collectively, 42-year-old female voters outnumber male voters, as there are 461,859 females and 445,641 males falling in the 42-year-old aged group.

Likewise, the overall strength of male voters in this age group is 1,819,120, and female voters are 2,017,463, bringing their collective number to 3,836,583.

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After taking an oath to lead JI, Hafiz Naeem declares an anti-government movement.

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The JI’s headquarters, Mansoora, hosted an oath-taking ceremony that was attended by workers, party leaders, and former chief of the party Sirajul Haq, Liaqat Baloch, and others from around the nation.

Speaking at the event, Hafiz Naeem—who was elected as the JI’s sixth Ameer—reaffirmed the party’s commitment to advancing its principles and goals and stated that he believed the JI would lead the nation as a whole.

He added that his party would start a broad campaign against the “fake democratic” process and Form 47, which the government “imposed.” He went on, “Workers should get ready for the movement.”

Hafiz Naeem further urged the JI to collaborate with like-minded groups who feel that the public mandate was “stolen” on February 8.

Hafiz Naeem succeeded Maulana Abul Ala Maududi (1941–72), Sirajul Haq (2013–2024), Qazi Hussain Ahmed (1987–2008), Munawer Hassan (2008–2013), and Mian Tufail Muhammad (1972–87) as the sixth individual to occupy the top spot in the party.

Sirajul Haq was replaced as Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan by Hafiz Naeem, who was elected earlier on April 4.

Voting was done by some 45,000 party members nationwide, according to the election commission that the JIP’s Majlis-e-Shura created.

Approximately 6,000 female party members participated in the election process, according to the election commission. There was a registered turnout of 82 percent overall.

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Hamid Raza says Nawaz Sharif used the Faizabad sit-in to criticize institutions.

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The individual asserted that they had proof of the PML-N’s betrayal during the 2017 Faizabad sit-in, citing knowledge of the protest from both General Faiz Hameed (Retd) and former Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa (Retd).

The PML-N workers in Rawalpindi were instructed to make sure that people participated in the sit-in, while the then-Punjab administration assisted in organizing it, according to Hamid Raza.

The head of the SIC said that while the goals of the Faizabad sit-in were correct, the event was deliberately planned to include individuals who carried signs criticizing government agencies.

During the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) sit-in, he said, workers for the PML-N were also among those who received money.

Remember that the investigation commission cleared former spy chief Faiz Hameed of all charges when it was established to look into the 2017 sit-in at the Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad.

To protest the changes made to the Election Act of 2017, which changed the word “oath” to “declaration,” the TLP staged a sit-in at the Faizabad junction on November 8, 2017.

In a submission to the Supreme Court, former PEMRA chairman Absar Alam said that pressure was applied to the media regulating body during the Faizabad sit-in by former ISI commander Faiz Hameed.

After the Fact-Finding Committee report was rejected by the Supreme Court, the federal government formed an inquiry commission led by retired Inspector General Akhtar Ali Shah.

The probe panel, however, handed the former intelligence head the clean pass in its 149-page report, which was released Thursday.

Faiz Hameed was granted authorization for the arrangement, according to the commission, by the then-DG ISI and Army Chief. Additionally included in the article was the inclusion of Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and then-Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the arrangement.

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The IHC upholds Bushra Bibi’s request to be transferred from Bani Gala to Adiala Jail.

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Bushra Bibi’s request to be transferred from Bani Gala to Adiala Jail was granted by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday.

The former first lady Bushra Bibi’s application to be transferred from Bani Gala sub-jail to Adiala was heard today.

Details reveal that the Islamabad High Court heard a motion to restore the denied petition about the relocation of Bushra Bibi, the wife of PTI founder, from sub-jail Bani Gala to Adiala.

The application for the reinstatement of appeal was heard by Justice Miagul Hassan Aurangzeb. When state attorney Abdul Rehman entered the courtroom on behalf of the state, Usman Riaz Gill represented the former first lady.

State counsel did not object to the appeal being restored during court proceedings. At the following hearing, the court asked for assistance in determining what conditions must be met for a location to be designated as a sub-jail.

The court also mandated that Bushra Bibi’s medical examination be scheduled. The court subsequently delayed the hearing and gave instructions to fix the appeal for April 22.

Recall that the attorneys for former first lady Bushra Bibi, Barrister Salman Safdar, Usman Riaz Gill, and Khalid Yusuf Chaudhary, had filed an application to restore the dismissed appeal a day ago, but the Islamabad High Court had denied their request to pursue the case.

The petition contended that the traffic gridlock at the Sarina Chowk checkpoint was the reason for the delay in getting to the court.

The attorneys did not purposefully take their time getting to court. They warned that the petitioner would suffer irreversible loss if the petition was not resurrected.

IHC Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb has voiced his displeasure at the absence of attorneys from the court.

According to Judge Aurangzeb, the former first lady would have been imprisoned if Bushra Bibi’s attorneys had prevailed in this case. The attorneys themselves were opposed to Bushra Bibi’s incarceration.

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