Politics

Resolution against Nawaz Sharif proposed in Punjab Assembly

Pandemonium was the order of the day at the Punjab Assembly after the opposition tried to pass a resolution demanding the prime minister’s resignation in light of the Panamagate verdict. This sparked an uproar as the opposition and treasury benches started chanting slogans against each other’s leadership. When PA Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan refused to entertain opposition leader Mian …

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Panama crimes and the SC verdict

Why did the Panama case judgement refer Puzo’s bestseller? The Panama case judgment starts with a reference to Godfather, a renowned novel by Mario Puzo 1969 and the epigraph selected by the author is fascinating: “Behind every great fortune there is a crime.” –Balzac The original version in French reads as follows: ‘The Secret of a great success for which you …

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A roof over the head

FEW would disagree that under the present dispensation, the poor have little hope for a brighter future. Our planners, economists and policymakers admit the existence of a huge backlog in low-cost housing, the demand for which grows incrementally by approximately 400,000 units every year. Notwithstanding the usual rhetoric and political sloganeering, serious and concerted efforts to address the issue are …

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“How can an employee fairly investigate his employer?” asks Khurshid Shah

Opposition parties on Friday ramped up the pressure against the ruling PML-N and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, demanding the premier’s resignation with one voice and protesting yesterday’s Supreme Court verdict on Panamagate in Parliament. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), PPP and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) each held press conferences following a meeting of opposition parties in Islamabad. PTI Chairman Imran Khan himself snubbed …

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Panamagate: A verdict that kind of tilts in Sharif’s favor

Panamagate: A verdict that kind of tilts in Sharif's favor

The air of anticipation hanging over the courtroom no.1 of the Supreme Court was so thick on Thursday that it could be cut with a knife. Opposition politicians and government ministers started arriving here right after 1 o’clock, looking for seats that offered the best view. The courtroom was swarming with lawyers – young and old – as they elbowed …

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No excuses, only corrections

No excuses, only corrections

There’s a reason why it’s called a democratic process – it’s the way the system takes its course to ensure the doctrines it stands by: of, by, and for the people. The way that a concern becomes a part of the national agenda is a part of this process, where a common concern held by a significant number of people …

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Imran Khan says “law of the jungle” unacceptable

Imran Khan says "law of the jungle" unacceptable

While condemning the gruesome incident of mob lynching at a university campus in Mardan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said he is in touch with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector General (IG) since last night and strict action will be taken against the culprits. “Law of the jungle can’t prevail,” Khan added. On the other hand, police have arrested around 59 …

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Panama verdict spells bad news for Nawaz Sharif

Can Panama verdict solve Pakistan's real issues

IT has been a long wait for the Panama case judgement which is likely to change the country’s political dynamics. More than six weeks have passed since the court concluded the hearing and went into a huddle. There was no short judgement and it does take some time to arrive at a decision especially when there are five highly independent-minded …

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PTI Chief sees Panamagate verdict as game changer

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is against entering into any alliance forged for war and the immoral foreign policy pursued by Pakistan since 1980s has unleashed the spectre of terrorism upon the country, besides creating divisions along sectarian lines, PTI chief Imran Khan said on Friday. “Pakistan must never become involved in wars of other countries. As a society, we must decide …

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PPP leader Bilawal against death sentence of Indian RAW spy

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari commented on the death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav by a military court on Monday saying his party was opposed to the death penalty on principle. Speaking at a media talk at the residence of the party’s south Punjab chapter chief and former governor Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood in Model Town, Mr Bhutto-Zardari recalled …

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