Wednesday , 18 October 2017

Tag Archives: PML-N

Failed opposition and the new NAB chief

Yesterday Khursheed Shah announced the name of the Chairman NAB while Law Ministry issued the notification of appointment. There were social media chatters that the Chairman NAB was decided by consultation between Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif through Malik Riaz. There was also a report by Pakistan Today that PML N returned the favor to PPP who agreed on …

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Pakistan’s democratic forces against democracy

Pakistan's democratic forces against democracy

The past week saw Pakistan’s top ruling party renew its support for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, in a way that clearly made a mockery of democratic values anywhere on the face of this earth. In the process, the ruling regime in Islamabad led by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has effectively become “a lost government” with little to show in …

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Expediting rpoject approvals, PM delegates power

To avoid delay, premier delegates project approval powers Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has delegated his powers to the departments and authorities concerned for the approval and execution of development projects worth over Rs30 million each in the constituencies of parliamentarians under the Global SDG Achievement Programme. Earlier, the cabinet had given discretionary powers to former premier Nawaz Sharif, enabling …

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Time to accept your mistakes and make amends

Eid Mubarak to you and your family. Eid Ul Azha is about remembering the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and its message for the people. Yesterday sacrifice of Benazir Bhutto came to the limelight after the verdict of an anti terrorist court. Benazir despite being aware of the risks to her life did not hesitate to reach out to the …

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The Grand Bargain

These days it is hard to believe anything because of too much rumor mongering on social media. So I developed certain benchmarks which if met would mean that the grand bargain is progressing. One such benchmark was met yesterday when Asif Ali Zardari got a clean chit from NAB in his last corruption case. Legally and officially he is now …

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The NA-120 contest

The Upcoming NA-120 elections scheduled for September 17 are dubbed as the most important by elections. The results of this highly contested national assembly seat, which was left vacant by the former PM is said to determine the PML-N Standing in Punjab post-verdict. In a recent article Nadeem Paracha describes the NA-120, Lahore III constituency as ‘urban’ with most of its inhabitants …

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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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After the JIT Report

The Panama Leaks case, highly controversial but equally publicized, is expected to finally reach its zenith. Months of media attention, unnerving political uncertainty, wavering public opinion, and calls for institutional accountability have come to a conclusion; whether the case will darken the country’s democratic bearing or will it trigger a resounding change of scenery- has the entire political, economic, and …

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JIT MEETING

It was with the advent of the Panama Papers leak that the political landscape of Pakistan was jostled out of its deep slumber; the subsequent judicial case holds within it the potential to transform the political playing field for years to come. The Panama Papers case has dominated national headlines for months now, with the verdict split 3-2 among the …

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PPP leader Bilawal against death sentence of Indian RAW spy

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari commented on the death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav by a military court on Monday saying his party was opposed to the death penalty on principle. Speaking at a media talk at the residence of the party’s south Punjab chapter chief and former governor Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood in Model Town, Mr Bhutto-Zardari recalled …

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