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As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread 16.9.2014 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming....
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PML-Q asks SC to let politicians resolve deadlock 9.9.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) has urged the Supreme Court of Pakistan to let the political parties resolve the ongoing political deadlock. Advocate Sardar Abdul Raziq Khan Monday submitted the PML-Q reply in the apex court, in a petition filed by Lahore High Court Bar Association, Rawalpindi Bench, requesting that all the political parties be directed to resolve the current ...
War isn’t over yet: Raza Rabbani 4.9.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Islamabad- Pakistan Peoples Party senior leader, Raza Rabbani today said the Parliament has not achieved full success as conspiracies are still being planned against the democracy in the country. PPP’s leader believed that Model Town was a tragic incident but blamed revolutionary leaders of doing politics over dead bodies. “A common man is suffering due to the fight between ...
Situation in Pakistan 4.9.2014 Hindu: Home
Some readers have expressed the apprehension that Pakistan may come under another spell of military rule. True, the political situation in the country is uncertain. But both the protesting leaders...
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Monkey Cage: World values lost in translation 3.9.2014 Washington Post: Politics
At the dawn of the 21st century, the Vietnamese were the most authoritarian people in the world, according to the World Values Survey. Ninety-nine percent of the survey’s respondents in Vietnam in 2001 said they favored military rule. So did 96 percent of the survey’s sample in Indonesia and five sixths of respondents in Albania in 1998 and Iran in 2000. In the next round of the survey only a few years later, however, only a third of the samples in Vietnam and Iran supported military rule, and only one eighth in Albania. Of the four most authoritarian countries from the previous round, only Indonesia remained consistent at 95 ...
Pakistan’s Sharif clings to power as protesters step up assault 2.9.2014 Washington Post: World
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was clinging to power Monday as protesters stepped up their assault on government buildings while the capital was gripped with fear and confusion about whether the country’s powerful military will step in to defuse the ...
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Déjà vu in Pakistan 1.9.2014 HBL: Home
Its fragile democracy is once again under threat. Nawaz Sharif must take some of the blame
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Talks with Pak government failed: Qadri 28.8.2014 Hindu: Home
A fiery Pakistani cleric who has been leading a mass rally outside parliament demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation said on Thursday that he has “shut the door” on further talks with...
No negotiations if no resignation, says Imran 28.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD- As the talks between the government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) failed on Wednesday to overcome the present crisis, Imran Khan announced to end the ongoing talks till the resignation of the prime minister and extended deadline of his ‘crucial announcement’ for 24 hours more. PTI Chief Imran Khan on Tuesday warned the government that Wednesday would be the day of ...
This too shall pass, says Sharif 27.8.2014 Hindu: Home
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court ordered PTI and PAT protesters to clear the Constitution Avenue which also includes a road in front of the apex court and the Parliament by tomorrow.
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'Ali Baba 40 thieves' breaking record of civilian dictatorship: Musharraf 24.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KARACHI/ISLAMABAD- Former president and chief of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf said today 'Ali Baba and forty thieves' are now hiding under the umbrella of democracy to break all the records of 'civil dictatorship'. Talking to APML leaders Dr Muhammad Amjid and Major General (Retd) Rashid Qureshi on telephone, Musharraf commenting on Nawaz Sharif and ...
Power corrupts 23.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
The phrase, ‘power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely’ holds true for Pakistan, because we know that power does corrupt and that we cannot trust a king to be kind to his people, though history has some excellent examples of the most horrible of despots. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has become the uncrowned king of Pakistan, as claimed by many leaders. All the leaders are ...
Imran opens negotiations 21.8.2014 Telegraph: International
Islamabad, Aug. 20 (Reuters): Opposition leader Imran Khan opened negotiations today with the Pakistani government, a lawmaker from his party said, in an effort to end protests against the Prime Minister and overcome a political impasse.
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Opposition leader Imran Khan opens talks with Pakistan govt over protests 21.8.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Opposition leader Imran Khan opened negotiations Wednesday with the Pakistani government a lawmaker from his party said in an effort to end protests against the prime minister and overcome a political ...
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Qadri’s supporters attempt to blockade Parliament 20.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD- Thousands of protesters tried to blockade Parliament today after an anti-government cleric told them not to allow anyone in or out, with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inside at the time, but the lawmakers left by a back entrance.   Tahir ul Qadri and Imran Khan want Sharif to resign over allegations of corruption and election rigging. The Supreme Court summoned both to appear ...
Crisis commentary Pak journos tweet their opinion on Islamabad uprising 20.8.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Pakistans journalists tweeted their analysis of whats ahead for the country as thousands of protesters led by opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahir ulQadri tried to blockade Parliament on Wednesday Both want Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over allegations of corruption and election ...
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Anti-government protesters claim victory as army spokesman calls for negotiated settlement 20.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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JI unveils 4-point formula to end crisis 20.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Introducing a four-point formula to resolve the tension, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) on Tuesday proposed the government to prepare report of the judicial commission and electoral reforms committee in a month and give punishment to the responsible persons. Addressing a hurriedly called press conference, JI chief Sirajul Haq warned that any unconstitutional step would be disastrous for the ...
Won’t let anyone steal our mandate: PM 12.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Terming democracy the only way forward, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made it loud and clear that no one would be allowed to sabotage the government’s development agenda. Addressing the launch of Pakistan Vision 2025 programme here at Convention Centre, aimed at transforming Pakistani into an economically strong and prosperous country, Premier Shairf said, “I am at loss to ...
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Azadi March at all costs, says Imran 9.8.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Rejecting reports of likely breakthrough between the government and his party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has ruled out any chance of calling off the Azadi March on August 14. "No force can stop the (Azadi) march, whatever you read in the newspapers is baseless," Imran said while addressing a press conference at his Bani Gala residence Friday. He also ruled out ...
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