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The SOPs of democracy

Designing Democracy and what is the PM term? With Adnan Rasool  ‘Tenure of the government’ is a term that is being liberally used these days. It is contended that no PM finished his term in Pakistan’s history. An exaggeration. Some resigned, while others were either removed by the President constitutionally (at that time) or more recently by the Supreme Court. …

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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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Disqualified PM and family fail to appear before NAB

Disqualified PM and family fail to appear before NAB

For the third consecutive time, ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his sons today failed to appear before the country’s top anti-graft body which is to interrogate them over the money laundering and corruption charges revealed by the Panama Papers. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had issued summons to Sharif and his sons — Hussain and Hasan, daughter Maryam, …

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PML-N builds up a new curcular debt

(By Zafar Bhutta) Govt to borrow Rs55b to retire circular debt As the circular debt piles up to Rs400 billion, the government plans to borrow another Rs55 billion from commercial banks to retire dues of the Pakistan State Oil (PSO) and independent power producers (IPPs). Sources told The Express Tribune that during a meeting on Wednesday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan …

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PM meets the JIT

With the Panama Papers investigation in full swing, the recently formed controversial JIT is in the midst of conducting its proceedings. The highly publicized case is at the helm of a protracted tug of war for political supremacy between the ruling party and its opposing coalition. Yet, in an unprecedented instance an elected prime minister appeared before the country’s institutions …

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Can Panama verdict solve Pakistan’s real issues

Can Panama verdict solve Pakistan's real issues

Do you recall the magical scene in movies where the lost protagonist keeps ending up at the same place? The Pakistani nation is somewhat like that, going in circles. Nothing illustrates this circular movement better than the Panama tragi-comedy that has brought us back to square one. Déjà vu all over again. Let me begin with a startling personal hypothesis. …

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Population Census to start from 15th of March 2017

The Federal government on Monday agreed to conduct population census from March 15 next year. The summary pertaining to conclude the census in two months has been sent to Council of Common Interests (CCI) for final approval. Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali has said that unofficial consultation in the matter has been done whereas the federal government has also agreed upon it. …

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