Wednesday , 19 September 2018

Tag Archives: PML-N

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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Political parties’ doubt coming elections transparency

Senators doubt credibility of polls Senators belonging to different political parties on Monday questioned the neutrality of caretaker government in the prevalent political situation where certain contestants running in this month’s polls are being arrested and cases against them are being instituted. On the inaugural day of the new session, lawmakers said that caretaker government remained silent when politicians were …

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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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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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