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Nawaz vs Judiciary

Sub judice!? Without meaning to interfere in the workings of the SC, one would like to recall here that the UK had abolished “scandalising the judiciary” as a form of contempt of court in 2013. The offence was described as archaic, unnecessary and infringement of freedom of expression Considering the way Nawaz Sharif is fighting his case in what he …

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Disqualified PM’s family corruption trial begins

Accountability court formally begins trial in Sharif family’s corruption references An accountability court on Wednesday formally began trial proceedings against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired captain Muhammad Safdar in three corruption references filed against the Sharif family by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Inland Revenue Department’s representative Jahangir …

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Stalemate on delimitation & next general elections

No excuses, only corrections

Parliament, politicians and democratic government have lost relevance because of its failure to act timely and authoritatively in the national interest rather than remain mired in protecting parochial and narrow interests of civilian dictators. In last four years Supreme Court has emerged as a protector of democracy and had to take executive authority in its own hands to ensure delivery …

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Using military experience to improve democracy

There is yet again talks of military involvement in politics. Imran Khan says no NRO will be acceptable referring to NRO signed by former military dictator Musharraf with PPP and PML N that paved the way for return of Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto. Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says that his government was derailed through a conspiracy using an …

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What model of governance does Pakistan need?

Every now and then there are opinion pieces published that Pakistan is moving towards a Bangladesh model. But about six months ago I informed some of my journalist friends that Turkish Model is already implemented in Pakistan. Why did I say that and what are these models? Bangladesh model is what we call technocratic government. In this model, an unelected …

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Post NAB indictment, Sharif’s political career is over

How will Sharif save his political career after NAB indictment? Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was indicted by an accountability court on Friday in relation to a graft reference pertaining to the Flagship Investments and other offshore companies. The indictment was done a day after the accountability court indicted the 67-year old Nawaz in Avenfield Properties and Al-Azizia Company references in …

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PML-N and SC legal contentions

In accordance with the 28th July SC verdict. NAB decided to file four new references related to: Avenfield properties, Azizia Steel company, the 16 companies mentioned in the verdict and a final reference against Ishaq Dar’s wealth. Justice Ijazul Ahsan was delegated the task of overseeing proceedings by NAB and the accountability courts. The NAB chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry also called for the …

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DG Pemra, AG tried to frame Nehal Hashmi by submitting incomplete speech: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed displeasure with Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Director General Haji Adam and Attorney General Ashtar Ausuf for submitting a different version of Senator Nehal Hashmi’s speech from the one that aired on TV channels. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, was conducting a hearing of the case …

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Pakistan Finance Minister used NBP president’s account for money laundering

The Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has found that there was a nexus between Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and National Bank of Pakistan President Saeed Ahmad – as the latter used his various bank accounts to provide illegal financial benefits to the former, as well as the Sharif family. According to the Volume-II of the JIT report in Panamagate case, …

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Will never step down – Nawaz Sharif

An emergency meeting of the federal cabinet on Thursday endorsed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s decision to not step down as the premier even as clamour for his exit got louder in wake of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report. While addressing his cabinet in Islamabad, Sharif termed the JIT report a pack of “allegations and speculations”, officials privy to the …

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