Tag Archives: PML-N

PML-N fails to check its corrupt lawmakers

Sharif’s party dithers on punishing lawmakers Although Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced it is taking action against 20 lawmakers who defied party orders in the Senate elections, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz shelved at least three internal probes, including one concerning alleged horse-trading in Senate polls. In March this year, the new PML-N President, Shehbaz Sharif, ordered an internal probe against lawmakers who …

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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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Kudos to PPP for electing #KrishnaKohli

Kudos to PPP for electing #KrishnaKohli

Pakistan elected its first female senator from the lowest Dalit caste over the weekend, in polls which also saw the ruling party strengthen its hand ahead of general elections in the Muslim-majority country. Opposition candidate Krishna Kumari Kohli’s surprise victory stirred a wave of optimism on social media, as Pakistanis celebrated the rare win for a woman from a marginalised …

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Influx of foreign workers since launch of CPEC

Over 92,000 foreigners visit Pakistan since launch of CPEC Since the start of ground work on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship multi-billion dollar project of “One Belt and One Road Initiative,” more than 39,000 Chinese came to Pakistan in past five years. More than 92,204 visas were issued by the government of Pakistan to foreign nationals in an …

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As Nawaz removed, Shahbaz takes over PML-N

As Nawaz removed, Shahbaz takes over PML-N

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has been chosen as the interim president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Geo News reported on Tuesday. The decision to appoint him as the acting president was taken at the  party’s   Central Working Committee meeting that was attended by Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and others. The meeting was convened   to hold  consultations …

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Nawaz, Maryam unaware of K-P progress by PTI

‘Nawaz, Maryam misinformed by aides’ Days after the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) showed its power by staging a massive rally in Peshawar, a provincial minister hit back, stating that his government’s work was available for all to see. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Minister for Energy and Power and Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan on Tuesday claimed that former prime …

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PAT, PTI & PPP versus PML-N

Dr. Tahir ul Qadri in an interview with a television channel expressed his admiration for American brand Bed Bath & Beyond and decided that his next protest movement should be branded as Dharna & Beyond. I am not joking this is exactly what he said in the interview. Keeping his old tradition, he also said that this is the final movement and he is confident that they …

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Political leaders urge Army, Judiciary to avoid political matters

Political leaders urge Army, Judiciary to avoid political matters

Leaders from across the political spectrum on Sunday unanimously called on state institutions, including the military and the judiciary, to stay out of politics and allow democracy to take root in the country. The rare gathering of key leaders from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Jamaat-iIslami (JI) and the Awami National Party (ANP), who came together …

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Pakistan’s Economic Performance: Failing or Politicized?

Nawaz Sharif and the PML-N regime have been under a lot of criticism over the last few years, which escalated especially after the leader himself was disqualified in July, 2017. The critique on the government ranges from corruption to declaration of an ‘emergency situation’ over the debt piling up on the nation. Imran Khan, the chief of PTI, has taken …

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Arrest warrants issued for disqualified Nawaz Sharif

Arrest warrants issued for disqualified Nawaz Sharif

A Pakistani court issued an arrest warrant for ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after he failed to appear before the court over anti-corruption allegations, local media said on Thursday, but he can avoid arrest by paying bail. In Pakistan, “bailable arrest warrants” often act as a warning to deter absences from court, but a judge can later issue non-bailable warrants …

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