Wednesday , 19 September 2018

Politics

Using the corruption card in politics and governance

The Anti-Corruption Reformer’s Dilemma Evidence of ethics violations by President Donald Trump and his inner circle continues to accumulate, with a rash of plea deals, indictments and guilty verdicts broadsiding the White House in recent weeks. But while Americans grapple with what some observers have called the most corruptpresidential administration in U.S. history, a remarkable wave of anti-corruption activism has swept the rest …

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Will the Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar return to the jail today?

Will the Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar return to the jail today?

Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar are being taken back to Adiala jail as the five-day parole granted to them to attend Begum Kulsoom’s funeral ended. The parole of the three, who have been serving sentences in Adiala jail since July in the Avenfield reference, ended at 4pm. Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar …

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New Government offers Pakistani citizenship to refugees

New Government offers Pakistani citizenship to refugees

The government will grant nationality to all Pakistan-born refugees of Afghan and Bangladeshi origins, Prime Minister Imran Khan said during his maiden visit to Karachi on Sunday after forming the government. He also expressed concern over the surge in street crimes in the Sindh metropolis. Allowing the Sindh government a two-month deadline for cleaning up Karachi, Imran Khan said that …

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Pakistan needs bureaucracy’s help – Imran Khan

PM Imran reaches out to bureaucracy to implement his agenda Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday reached out to  civil servants to seek their help in  implementing agenda of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government. Addressing  civil servants, Khan said he would  need support of bureaucracy to  tackle the issues  facing the country. He said without their help   the agenda of his …

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Imran must not get deterred by opposition’s negative propaganda

Punjab CM slot yet to be filled by PTI

Mr Prime Minister, the nation supports you, do not fall prey to seasoned and the self-serving ‘opposition’, who want you to fail. People have rejected them and supported you. Pakistanis want you to succeed, so have the courage to stand by what is right The opposition parties, led by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and joined by the likes of Maulana …

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CPEC on hold… Govt denies, China assures

Even though the government moved swiftly to deny any rollback of the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), comments reported in a section of the press quoting a federal cabinet member of putting the entire project on review has sent a wave of unease throughout the province. Pakistan People Party (PPP) lawmaker Nighat Orakzai on Tuesday submitted a calling-to-attention notice in the …

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Ex-PM Abbasi’s arrest warrants out

Ex-PM Abbasi's arrest warrants out

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday issued bailable arrest warrants for former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The court was hearing a petition seeking treason proceedings against deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The court set bail against a surety bond of Rs 1 million and ordered the Rawalpindi prison superintendent to act on the court notice against Nawaz. A …

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PML-N’s poor governance, corruption to be exposed soon

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday decided to underscore the ‘extravagance and dismal performance’ of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government in a high-level meeting. The huddle was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan where party leadership weighed-in on the future media strategy. Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain in a statement said that senior party leadership was …

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PTI’s Babar Awan resigns to face NAB inquiry

Imran makes Babar resign The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday filed a reference with an accountability court against Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan and former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for causing a delay in the Nandipur Power Project. Babar Awan was the law minister in the PPP-led government of ex-prime minister Yusuf Raza …

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PML-N’s minister calls PPP an opportunist party

PML-N's minister calls PPP an opportunist party

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will never play the role as genuine opposition and will often support the ruling party, said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah. “PPP will never play the role of a genuine opposition. Sometimes they will support us on certain issues and sometimes facilitate the government like it did today (in presidential elections) and in …

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