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The Guardian view on what the election of Joko Widodo will mean for Indonesia | Editorial 23.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The new president, known as Jokowi, will be the first person from an ordinary background to hold the highest political office Indonesia is the fourth most populous country , the third largest democracy, and the biggest Muslim nation. It made the transition from dictatorship to democratic rule after the fall of Suharto in 1998 with remarkable smoothness. For years it counted with Turkey as a leading model of democracy for the Islamic world. Now, with Turkey showing signs of a regression to authoritarianism, troubled democracies in Pakistan and Bangladesh, and only Tunisia still holding on to what now seem the very fleeting achievements of the Arab spring, Indonesia constitutes, because of its size and importance, a massive and even more relevant proof that democracy can work as well in Muslim societies as in others. The victory of Joko Widodo in the presidential elections, although still disputed by his opponent, represents a further advance in Indonesian political life. It means that for the first time a ...
Zardari pays tributes to Shahnawaz Bhutto 18.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Islamabad-PPP Co Chairman and former President Asif Ali Zardari has paid glowing tributes to Shaheed Shanawaz Bhutto the son of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on his twenty ninth martyrdom anniversary falling tomorrow Friday July 18. Following is the text of the Co-Chairman PPP’s message. “On the martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Shahnawaz Shaheed on Friday July 18, a scion of the ...
Nawaz opposed, Zardari was in favor of giving safe exit to Musharraf: Zafarul Haq 17.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD- Leader of the House in the Senate and PML-N senior leader Raja Zafarul Haq says Nawaz Sharif was not in favor of giving safe exit to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, while Asif Ali Zardari supported safe exit for Musharraf. In an interview, Zafarul Haq said Nawaz Sharif had lodged his protest with Zardari at that time, but the PPP and its allied ruling parties were in favour ...
Pervaiz accuses Qadri of stoking sectarianism 13.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LAHORE - Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid alleges that Dr Tahirul Qadri is playing into the hands of foreign powers to dismantle the federal system that is keeping the country united. He believes that Imran Khan is fighting for his political survival after the defeat of his political philosophy in just one year. The minister said in an interview to The Nation, Nawa-i-Waqt and Waqt News here on ...
PML-N was part of Mush exit deal: Gilani 12.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KARACHI - Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday claimed that the current government was violating a ‘deal’ under which Pervez Musharraf tendered his resignation from the president’s office in exchange for a safe passage. Addressing a press conference at his party’s Media Cell, PPP vice chairman disclosed that talks with the establishment had led to resignation ...
Sooner or later, Pervez Musharraf to fly out of country, claims Yousaf Raza Gilani 7.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
FAISALABAD-Former President and senior leader of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has claimed that despite former President Pervez Musharraf facing treason charges, he will fly abroad sooner or later. Talking to media persons in Chak Jhumra, Faisalabad on Monday, Yousaf Raza said the government should try the former dictator in high treason under Article VI from Oct 12, ...
PML-N showing undemocratic attitude: Khosa 6.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
lahore - Former Punjab governor and PPP Secretary General Sardar Latif Khan Khosa has said that PML-N is showing undemocratic attitude by staging confrontation with Army, holding talks with the Taliban and the PM’s participating in Modi’s swearing-in ceremony. Khosa said PPP always sacrificed to strengthen democracy because continuity in the system only could lead the country to ...
Derailment of democracy to endanger federation: Rabbani 5.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KARACHI-Senior PPP leader Senator Raza Rabbani on Friday warned that derailing democracy again would endanger the federation of Pakistan. Addressing media representatives at the Karachi Press Club (KPC), Rabbani said “PPP has serious differences with the government over some national issues, but the opposition would not allow anyone to derail the democratic system in the country. ...
Derailment of democracy to endanger federation: Rabbani 5.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KARACHI-Senior PPP leader Senator Raza Rabbani on Friday warned that derailing democracy again would endanger the federation of Pakistan. Addressing media representatives at the Karachi Press Club (KPC), Rabbani said “PPP has serious differences with the government over some national issues, but the opposition would not allow anyone to derail the democratic system in the country. ...
Strive for democracy, hold dictators accountable in memory of July 5: Asif Ali Zardari 4.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD- Former President Asif Ali Zardari considered July 5 a black day in national calendar, when a dictator overthrew an elected Prime Minister and later executed him, decimated the Constitution and destroyed the state institutions. He added that it was a reminder to strive for the protection of democracy. This was stated in a message denouncing the abrogation of the Constitution and ...
Tackling climate change one rock at a time 28.6.2014 Guardian: Environment
Whitewashing a mountain in Peru, creating artificial glaciers in Ladakh and trying to hold back the ocean in the Maldives some ingenious schemes to combat climate change are highlighted in Gaia Vince's latest book, Adventures In The Anthropocene Continue reading...
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Bangladesh opposition leader meets Sushma Swaraj 27.6.2014 New Kerala: World News
Dhaka, June 27 : Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday met Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia, media reported.
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‘Revolutionary’ returns home hand-in-hand with ‘adversary’ 24.6.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LAHORE - Dr Tahirul Qadri has been outwitted by the leaders he wants to oust through revolution. The government handled him on his return in a way that the Pakistan Awami Tehrik leaders were not expecting. And at the end of the day Dr Qadri reached back his Model Town residence in the company of the Punjab governor, a trusted man of the Sharifs whom they had persuaded to surrender his British ...
Iraq crisis: Top cleric adds to pressure on Maliki live updates 20.6.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
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Democracy is on the ropes; So what are we going to do about it? 20.6.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Nicholas Wapshott - Democracy is taking a bashing. On almost every continent, attempts to extend the right of people to choose their own government is running into deep trouble. In Iraq, Egypt, Ukraine, Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and many other countries, democracy is being overwhelmed by despotism and despair. A commonly heard response is that Western democracy is not for everyone, that what ...
SHC strikes Mush name off ECL 13.6.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KARACHI - Pakistan’s government was Thursday ordered to lift a travel ban on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in a court decision that could draw a line under a raft of legal troubles. Musharraf has been battling several court cases since he returned to Pakistan last year to contest elections - including treason charges for imposing emergency rule in 2007 - stoking tensions between ...
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Egypt: Morsi supporters protest ahead of Sisi inauguration 6.6.2014 New Kerala: World News
Cairo, June 6 : Supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi staged several rallies around Egypt Friday, two days ahead of the expected inauguration of President-elect Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after his landslide victory in the elections held late in May.
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Bilawal warns PML-N against victimisation 2.6.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KARACHI - Denouncing the ill-treatment meted out to PPP leaders Yousuf Raza Gilani, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Makhdoom Amin Fahim by the centre, Pakistan People’s Party Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has asked the PML-N government to think twice before revisiting the era of political victimisation. Bilawal said PPP leaders and workers had faced valiantly many tyrant dictators in the ...
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Thailand's military rulers say an elected government likely late next year 31.5.2014 New Kerala: World News
Bangkok, May 30 : Thailand's military rulers have set out a road map towards restoration of democracy in the country, saying that a popularly chosen government is not likely before late next year.
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Imran-Qadri alliance won't appeal the masses: Nisar Khuhro 30.5.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KARACHI- Sindh Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said that the proposed grand alliance between Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf, Pakistan Awami Tehreek and others would fail to attract the masses because the masses were already well aware that PTI Chairman Imran Khan and PAT Chairman Prof. Dr Tahir Ul Qadri had supported the referendum for imposing military dictator General (Retd) Pervez ...
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