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Political merry-go-round in Pakistan

Political merry-go-round in Pakistan

And the demise of COD The so-called Charter of Democracy (COD) signed with much fanfare in London in 2006 by two exiled politicians, Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, met its natural death in Lahore last Thursday. Since for long, for all practical purposes the accord was abeyant. But PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari formally buried it when he decided to …

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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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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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Another PPP member slides to PTI

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) would be losing another old guard this Friday when party’s former president Punjab Imtiaz Safdar Warraich will formally quit the party, The Nation has learnt reliably. The former state minister from Gujranwala has decided to quit the PPP and is likely to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Well-placed sources told The Nation that Warraich was all …

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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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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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Survival or revival?

Who is Asif Ali Zardari, the politician with a sharp acumen known for his composure and negotiating skills or the man who exploded like a volcano on Tuesday evening? His infamous grin remained missing replaced by a rather stern look and clinched fists while he signaled a warming to the security agencies. According to popular view, tensions have been brewing …

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A SAD SPECTACLE

Much is being read into the recent so called ‘macho’ speech of the Co Chairman of the PPP. Some analysts are calling it some kind of a gauntlet thrown at the ‘establishment’ which they think and hope will be picked up so that fireworks can start. The media loves fireworks because it rakes in the moolah and these days that …

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