Tag Archives: PPP

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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Can Sindh find a better party than PPP?

Emerging political alternatives to PPP in Sindh The clouds of uncertainty supposedly hovering over the democratic set-up since its restoration in 2008 have long disappeared. The last two governments have for the most part survived two terms consecutively and are preparing to start a third one. This is a watershed moment for democracy in Pakistan. But is it a sufficiently …

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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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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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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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