Thursday , 17 January 2019

Politics

Government faces “united” opposition

Opposition parties close ranks against govt Opposition parties in the National Assembly on Tuesday agreed to close ranks against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on crucial matters and formed a special committee to evolve joint strategies on important national issues. The decision was taken in a meeting convened by Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif in his chamber at the Parliament House. …

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COAS should be given credit for loans received – Shahbaz

COAS should be given credit for loans received - Shahbaz

Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Monday said the credit for the friendly countries’ support to Pakistan went to the Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the government should not labour under the delusion that it was due to Prime Minister Imran Khan. Speaking in the National Assembly, he said Saudi Arabia, the United Arab …

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Details of Nawaz Sharif’s conviction in NAB case

Details of Nawaz Sharif's conviction in NAB case

In a detailed judgement in Al-Azizia reference, Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik of the accountability court expressed concern over rampant corruption in society that he said had reached its climax and therefore a stern action was the need of the hour. “It is a matter of concern for us all that corruption has been rampantly increasing for the past two decades …

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PAC packed with political bigwigs

Almost all the parliamentary heavyweights, including Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif, found places in the constitution of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) by Speaker Asad Qaiser, which was unanimously approved by the National Assembly on Thursday. The house unanimously passed a motion – tabled by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan – for the creation of PAC and …

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PTI: The enemies within

‘Enemies inside PTI enough for govt’s downfall’ Former opposition leader and senior leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Syed Khursheed Shah Tuesday lambasted Prime Minister Imran Khan and said that there was no need to bring down the government of Imran Khan as he himself enough to do that. “There is no need to bring down Imran Khan’s government …

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NAB, Opposition meeting

NAB, Opposition meeting

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman, retired justice Javed Iqbal, has great respect for parliamentarians and is ready to have a meeting with the National Assembly members belonging to the opposition parties, which have expressed reservations over the ongoing accountability process, said a spokesperson for the bureau on Tuesday. A meeting between the NAB chairman and opposition party leaders was …

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TV Cameraman badly beaten up PML-N leader’s guards

TV Cameraman badly beaten up PML-N leader's guards

A cameraman belonging to a private television channel was injured Monday when he was attacked by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s security guards. Video footage available with Geo News shows Wajid Ali, a cameraman working for the private news channel Samaa TV, filming Sharif as he was leaving the Parliament House when the security guards attacked him. The video shows …

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A system in the making

A system in the making

THE damage is obvious, it is continuing and it may well be lasting. No more is there talk of a transition to democracy. That’s gone, replaced by something else. What that something else is we’re still trying to figure out. Managed continuity seems the closest approximation so far. But all is not equal in managed continuity. Some of the damage …

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Why 100 days target PTI?

Mrs. Margaret Thatcher even when prime minister made breakfast for her husband Dennis, to remind herself that she was also a spouse. Our prime minister revealed recently that, of an evening, his spouse has to remind him that he is the prime minister. Had PM Imran Khan concentrated in his biology class at Aitchison College, he would have noticed that …

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Khan’s 100 days and beyond

The T100 The best news since the PTI government took charge is its decision to finally initiate legal proceedings against Khadim Hussain Rizvi The Kaptaan’s first 100 (plus some) days have left even his most die-hard followers a bit red-faced, reduced to parroting the familiar refrain, “So would you rather have Nawaz? Or Zardari?” as an excuse. Not that any …

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