Politics

Top Punjab Govt officials involved in multi-million housing scam – NAB

NAB probes ‘multi-million rupee’ housing scam National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Lahore on Saturday launched inquiries against Khayaban-e-Amin Housing Society and accused Dr M Arshad, working as director of different departments, of multi-million rupee corruption scandals. The Regional Board Meeting (RBM), held at NAB Headquarters Thokar Niaz Beg Lahore, was chaired by NAB Director General Shahzad Saleem. The board authorised a …

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Professor Fazlur Rehman – A thinking Islamic scholar

Recently I was invited by Ayesha Jalal, the renowned scholar, author and historian, to talk about political satire in Pakistan to some of the faculty members and students at Boston’s prestigious Tuft University, where Jalal is a professor of history. Happy with the way the talk went, I prepared to fly back to Washington D.C. where I am stationed these …

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Imran Khan discloses first 100 day reform plan

Imran Khan discloses first 100 day reform plan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has unveiled his 100-day development and reform agenda if his party manages to form the government after the next general elections. Senior PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, Asad Umar and Shireen Mazari outlined the party’s top priorities. Imran Khan said that he would transform Pakistan into a welfare …

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Disqualified Nawaz missing from NAB Jati Umra investigation

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif failed to appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigating misuse of public money in a road construction project for Jati Umra in Raiwand, Express News reported. The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader was summoned for the second time by the anti-graft watchdog. A three-member joint investigation team waited for Nawaz to show up. In …

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Blurring the boundary between reality and an emotive perception

IT struck me as oddly profound when, as a child, I first learned that aphorism that all schoolchildren are taught at some point in their education: a little learning is a dangerous thing. The paradoxical nature of the formulation was arresting to me as a child, because we had all along been taught that learning is something good. The fact …

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Has disqualified Nawaz committed political suicide

Will Nawaz’s anti-state stance lead to his political suicide? On a cold November day of 2008, the Indian city of Mumbai echoed with bullet shots and blasts. The tragic ordeal lasted for four days. The Indian government blamed Pakistan for the attack. Amid grief and anger, India threatened to attack Pakistan and Pakistani airspace in the later days was intruded. …

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The damaging disqualified Sharif

Ex-Pakistani Prime Minister puts Pakistani military and China on the spot Ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif kicked up a storm when he earlier this month seemingly admitted that Pakistan had supported militants who attacked multiple targets in Mumbai in 2008,  killing 166 people. Mr. Sharif’s admission, which he has since tried to walk back, put a finger on Pakistan’s controversial policy of selective support …

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Pakistan’s political story from then till now

Pakistan's political story from then till now

Pakistan’s years of infancy The establishment of Pakistan, on August 14, 1947, was the result of the democratic struggle of Indian Muslims during the Pakistan movement under the leadership of All India Muslim League. After the creation of Pakistan, various domestic and international factors impeded the growth of democracy in Pakistan. After the untimely demise of Quaid-e-Azam in September 1948, …

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