Thursday , 17 January 2019

Tag Archives: Imran Khan

PTI Policies Hurting the Common Businessman

The PTI came to power in 2018 amid much fanfare and with a mandate to bring about real change across the country. Their major campaign promise had been to completely eradicate corruption from Pakistan, and to implement a comprehensive and transparent process of accountability that would bring the perpetrators of these crimes to justice. They also vowed to stem the …

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PM Khan calls meeting on gas shortage

CCE meeting: PM rejects fact-finding report on gas crisis Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday rejected a fact-finding report on a gas crisis that hit the country in mid-December and directed the Petroleum Division to reinitiate the investigation to identify the officials and lobbies behind that sudden secession of gas supply in the country. The fact-finding report on gas crisis …

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Business community agrees to expand tax base

PM Imran, businessmen agree to expand tax base Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday met delegation of Pakistan Stock Exchange led by its Chairman Sulaiman Mehdi in Karachi. Officials of PSX and stock brokers were part of the delegation. During the meeting, the prime minister said that vast opportunities of investment are available in Pakistan, adding that foreign investors are …

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The Defining Moment

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has acquitted Asia Bibi in the blasphemy case. She lost eight years of her life for a crime that she did not commit and no one can return those years to her and her life remains under threat. The country has been brought to a virtual standstill by the right-wing religious parties and some individuals, …

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Obvious perceptions

Few weeks back Zardari, his sister and three of their main henchmen were produced before the Banking Court. These fellows are not yet convicted but are accused of astronomical volumes of money laundering through hundreds of fake accounts. So were and are Sharifs being brought before NAB Courts albeit they are convicts. Have you noticed the difference between the two …

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Civil Services backbone of the nation – PM Khan

‘We will strengthen you and you will strengthen the nation,’ PM Khan tells civil servants Prime Minister Imran Khan promised to completely overhaul the governance systems of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the centre during a televised speech to civil servants on Sunday, which followed a high-level meeting in Lahore. “There is a dire need to fix the way the police …

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PTI post elections

The initial outcome of the elections produced a less than decisive outcome for PTI- despite emerging as the most favored party- it still fell short on the minimum benchmark to form its governments in Center. Key party members- especially Jehangir Tareen- were depicted in social media memes for concentrated efforts in trying to tilt independent candidates and smaller parties in …

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Elections on our minds

Elections sans hype Where is the beef? Despite general elections just a month away the hype and excitement traditionally associated with them is conspicuously missing. Perhaps the action will start soon after political parties finalize their respective panels. Right now the two main contenders are embroiled in dealing with dissent within their own parties over the process of awarding party …

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Has PTI introduced democracy into Pakistan’s politics?

In most democracies, political parties are not a monolith but rather have multiple views and voices on policy and politics. Offering alternate narratives are not considered disloyalty to the party or damage to party prospects. In Pakistan, most media present political parties as a monolith controlled by a civilian dictator and disagreement with the top man is presented as a …

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Senate Elections A Wake-up Call For Political Parties

First the positives. It is a good thing that Baluchistan got its first Chairman Senate. It has a symbolic value for the strengthening of the federation and to counter the narrative by some international sponsors that Baluchistan wants separation. The successful conclusion of Senate elections is a step forward towards general elections. Completion of tenure by the second elected civilian …

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