Breaking News

Politics

Disqualified PM negates his son-in-law’s anti minority stance

Disqualified PM negates his son-in-law's anti minority stance

Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif Sunday said all minorities living in Pakistan enjoyed complete fundamental rights, including protection to their lives and property, under the constitution and in accordance with the Islamic teachings. “Any negative expression in this regard has nothing to do with the ideology and policy of the PML-N,” he clarified in …

Read More »

What if Uzair Baloch is speaking the truth?

The Uzair Baloch confession There are going to be those that dismiss the detailed confessional statement made by the gangster Uzair Baloch as being nothing more than lurid fiction designed to save his own skin. The statement makes for hair-raising reading and is a catalogue of murder, extortion and gangster activity unlike anything in recent times. He made the statement …

Read More »

Ex-President Zardari claims disqualified Nawaz wants Martial Law

Ex-President Zardari claims disqualified Nawaz wants Martial Law

Former President and Co-Chairman of the Pakistan’s Peoples Party (PPP), Asif Ali Zardari has said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif wants to stir up a fight between the civilian and military leadership. The 61-year old while giving an interview to a private television channel on Monday said that Nawaz stabbed him in his back, alluding to how Sharif had …

Read More »

Panama brings hope for accountability against the powerful

Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and her husband Capt. (rtd) Safdar appeared in the accountability court on Monday. Nawaz Sharif, who was supposed to be indicted today, did not appear before the anti-graft court on the pretext of attending to his wife who is undergoing treatment in London. Since his last appearance on 3rd October, media …

Read More »

Pakistan’s democratic forces against democracy

Pakistan's democratic forces against democracy

The past week saw Pakistan’s top ruling party renew its support for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, in a way that clearly made a mockery of democratic values anywhere on the face of this earth. In the process, the ruling regime in Islamabad led by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has effectively become “a lost government” with little to show in …

Read More »

No possibility of martial law – ISPR

No possibility of martial law - ISPR

The military yesterday dismissed the possibility of a martial law as a result of the friction between army and civilian authorities, saying “it should not even be talked about”. In a lengthy media briefing that covered wide ranging issues, military’s media wing chief Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said hostile foreign agencies were hatching a terror plot in the country by …

Read More »

Need to get out of self serving politics

Political agitators in the good old days, particularly in Punjab, tried to find a way out of a bad situation by calling for a ghurmas. “Pa deo ghurmas”, they would say. The nearest English expression might be throwing spanners in the works, or what batsmen facing defeat sometimes do when they try to hit out of trouble. The outcome is never …

Read More »

Why President Ghani hates his job

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made no bones about the challenges facing his country in an exclusive BBC interview in Kabul. “This is the worst job on Earth,” he said. Afghanistan has been at war for almost 16 years now, yet the Afghan president was bullish about how long the country would continue to require the support of NATO. Nato troops, Ghani said, would be …

Read More »

Nawaz gets rejected by political opposition

Opposition rejects Sharif’s re-election as PML-N head Expressing confidence over former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, the treasury benches welcomed his re-election as PML-N president while the opposition demanded that political parties observe October 3 as a black day. Submitting their resolutions in the Punjab Assembly, both treasury and opposition benches gave their reactions over Nawaz Sharif’s reelection as party president. …

Read More »

PML-N crumbling from within

PML-N crumbling from within

On Monday, severe differences in the PML(N) ranks were witnessed during an altercation between the leaders Khwaja Saad Rafique and Ahsan Iqbal. Saad Rafique criticized Ahsan Iqbal’s remarks when he was stopped by Rangers personnel from entering a court. Ahsan Iqbal after being stopped had threatened to resign from his post as Interior Minister. He said that such conduct was not proper …

Read More »