Tag Archives: PPP

PPP’S PUNJAB STRATEGY

Asif Ali Zardari’s return, it seems, was only the first step in a larger plan; to come back to a country on the cusp of political change is a Machiavellian move. Yet, to come back to a country on the cusp of change, and be effective in directing that change, is more than just a political maneuver-  some would call …

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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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Jahangir Badar passes away at 72

Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and former parliamentarian Jehangir Badar died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Lahore late on Sunday night. Local media reported the former senator had been admitted to a private hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was 72. Badar sought membership in the PPP while Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the party chief and …

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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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Pakistan without a chief executive for weeks now

For well over three weeks now, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been in London. He flew to the British capital on May 22 for a medical check-up, and on May 27, his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif announced on Twitter that the premier will undergo open-heart surgery. Since then, the prime minister has been running Pakistan from a Park Lane apartment …

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Is Pakistan People’s Party finding its lost voice?

Pakistan People’s Party speaking up against corruption is similar to Kim jon  advocating against dictatorship, a disaster with a sense of humor because the PPP crusading against corruption is a fantastic joke that is blurring the line between comedy and tragedy. The Panama leaks though may be the only chance the party has to regain its lost voice. The party …

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Who is responsible for divisions with PTI

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Nazriati Group has made it clear that its workers will not let the party become “PTI-Q” by bringing the political orphans at the helm of affairs in the party. “Any wrong decision in the intra-party elections by the workers will make every party member bear the brunt for the years to come,” party leaders asserted. The PTI …

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Actually stupid or playing dumb?

The prime minister wants to know why the Panama Papers inquiry should begin with him. Here is a simple answer: because you are the prime minister, sir! The leader of the house! The khabarnama on state-owned PTV begins with you every night. The career of a new parliament begins with an address from you. When a number of people from …

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Panama Leaks – PML-N under severe pressure from Opposition

Opposition parties have decided to meet on May 2 to devise their strategy on the Panama Papers investigation a day after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced a countrywide campaign against corruption. The meeting to be held in Islamabad will chalk out a joint strategy and the opposition parties will brainstorm over their own terms of references (ToRs) for the judicial …

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Right wingers launch anti-government movement

The leadership of the major religious parties of the country attending the Nizam-e-Mustafa conference at Mansoora on Saturday resolved to launch a movement against what they termed anti-Islam measures of the government, to protect the Islamic rites, Islamic society and the Muslim family system and to continue the movement till the Nizam-e-Mustafa was enforced and the country was freed from …

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