Tag Archives: Nawaz Sharif

Five senior Generals in COAS race

Five lieutenant generals are in the running for the top two military slots — Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Army Staff. Defence Ministry sources said that dossiers of five senior-most eligible officers had been sent to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to make these appointments. These sources said that the PM was expected to make these high …

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Economic Reforms: Pakistan’s PM congratulated by IMF MD

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde has congratulated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the completion of country’s IMF-supported economic reform programme. In a letter addressed to the prime minister the IMF chief said, “Pakistan has achieved a great deal over the past three years, and I congratulate you and your colleagues on the completion of your IMF-supported economic …

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Imran Khan accuses NA Speaker for being biased

PTI chief Imran Khan lashed out at National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq for his alleged partisan conduct in quashing references against the prime minister in the Panamagate scandal but approving those against the Mianwali native. Sadiq rejected four references seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for concealing assets.  Leaked documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama in …

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FATA Reforms are important part of NAP

Prime Min­ister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) were significant for the development of the region and an integral part of the National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism. Presiding over a meeting of the Fata Reforms Comm­ittee at PM House, Mr Sharif said that reforms in the tribal areas were also aimed …

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Imran Khan sees people celebrating military takeover

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday stated the people of Pakistan will celebrate and distribute sweets if the army takes over in the country. “Democracy in Pakistan is threatened by Nawaz’s monarchy and the people will celebrate and distribute sweets if the army takes over,” said Imran while addressing a public rally in Azad Kashmir. The PTI chief …

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COAS of Pakistan urged to step in and takeover

Banners with pictures of Army chief General Raheel Sharif are on display in major cities across Pakistan, urging him to impose martial law and take control of the country. Interestingly, the banners sprung up overnight on all major boulevards in the cities despite the presence of several security checkpoints and patrol. The banners have been put up in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Hyderabad, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, etc, by …

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PML-N might stay till 2018 but its future is bleak

PML-N might stay till 2018 but its future is bleak

While both major opposition parties have filed graft cases against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family, Sharif retains enough political strength to serve through the 2018 general election. ● Sharif will maintain support from the army and within his ruling PML-N party; political resistance will come only from the upper house. ● Yet, corruption allegations could damage Sharif’s presumptive …

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A politics of futility

A politics of futility

At the expense of policy Those skeptics within the media and the chattering classes who always yearn for the traditional man on horseback to intervene are unhappy on the formation of a parliamentary committee to decide the TORs (terms of reference) Issues revolving around Panamagate continue to consume the nation. Thankfully a stage has been set for the time being …

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PIA employees without service protection

Just 10 days after a joint sitting of parliament unanimously approved the Pakistan International Airlines Corporation Conversion Act, a fresh controversy has emerged over the status of the national flag carrier’s employees. The Senate Standing Committee on Finance on Thursday pointed out a clause in the act through which the government has withdrawn civil service protection previously available to PIA …

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How Pakistanis view extremist groups and war against terror

The bombing that took place on Easter Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan, was a devastating reminder that the scourge of terrorism is not confined to the recent headlines from the Middle East and Europe. Pakistan has dealt with multiple extremist insurgencies over the last couple of decades, with a variety of groups operating in the area, including the Taliban, Tehrik-i-Taliban (Pakistani …

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