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PTI dissidents and the return of the old

Upon deciding to hold intra-party elections at a meeting of the party’s central committee chaired by Imran Khan himself, PTI’s internal mechanisms have transformed drastically from the last intra-party elections held on March 23, 2013. PTI’s intra-party elections asked 2.7 million registered voters to make a choice between Imran Khan or Naik Muhammad Khan. The Insaf Panel is led by …

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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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Hussain Nawaz’s reservations trashed by SC

A three-member special bench of the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the reservations raised by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son, Hussain Nawaz, regarding two members of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed to probe the Panama Papers case as per the apex court’s instructions. In an application filed to the SC, Hussain had raised objections against Bilal Rasool of the …

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PTI Chief sees Panamagate verdict as game changer

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is against entering into any alliance forged for war and the immoral foreign policy pursued by Pakistan since 1980s has unleashed the spectre of terrorism upon the country, besides creating divisions along sectarian lines, PTI chief Imran Khan said on Friday. “Pakistan must never become involved in wars of other countries. As a society, we must decide …

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DEMOCRACY WITHIN POLITICAL PARTIES

While Democratic theory places great importance upon the conduct, participation, and regularity in elections, but what is often overlooked is that the electoral game takes place in two arenas, not only between political parties but also within them. The four most important aspects of democracy that seek to strengthen as well as uphold it are not only essential for any …

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Senate thrashes govt for “living on loans”

The government came under fire in the Senate on Thursday for piling up external and domestic loans to alarming proportions, with a warning that the trend could lead to a situation where servicing the loans becomes impossible. Speaking on a call attention notice, PTI Senator Syed Shibli Faraz blasted the government for an “insatiable appetite” for loans and violation of …

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PPP fails to scare PML-N

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s threats of street agitation have apparently failed to ruffle PML-N’s feathers, triggering fears the political scene will get murkier and nastier in coming days. The ruling party appears to be in no mood to engage the PPP to dissuade it from launching a protest movement against the government. “Reconciliation, especially on their [PPP’s] terms, is not an …

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PTI’s Women Representation Bill rejected by senate

The Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Tuesday rejected a private members’ bill seeking to enhance women’s representation in the district and civil courts. The members of the committee headed by Javed Abbasi of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) were of the view that there was no need of the legislation at the moment since “adequate representation” …

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Pakistan’s political options vs outcomes

Pakistan's political options vs outcomes

AS promised, normal service today. There is one of two ways the weeks ahead could unfold. First, the less obvious, more likely path. This dharna business goes nowhere. A new chief is appointed. The kerfuffle of the last couple of weeks is quickly forgotten. And Nawaz emerges the strongest PM since possibly ZAB and certainly since the heavy-mandate ’90s version …

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Beware of the Raiwind March – PTI warned

With the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) bracing for its Raiwind march, banners threatening the party have sprouted across Lahore. According to reports, the banners have come up across Garhi Shahu, Allama Iqbal Road and areas in the vicinity of the localities. It has been alleged that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is behind the development. The banners call on the PTI to …

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