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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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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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Filling reserves with “more” loans

Govt takes $450m loan to prop up sliding forex reserves Pakistan has obtained a $450-million short-term foreign commercial loan from a Credit Suisse-led consortium of banks aimed at arresting the slide in official foreign currency reserves that have depleted $4.4 billion in just one year. The consortium consists of Credit Suisse AG, United Bank Limited and Allied Bank Limited, sources …

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Govt under fire over new regulatory duties

‘Mini budget’: Opposition slams govt over regulatory duty While the opposition benches tried to halt house proceedings by pointing to the lack of quorum, the Punjab Assembly speaker did not entertain their resolution against heavy taxes included in the regulatory duty which was introduced by the government. The legislators of the opposition benches said the regulatory duty was an extra …

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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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