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Musharraf comeback on the cards 31.8.2015 Hindu: News
Pakistan’s former military dictator Pervez Musharraf could soon stage a political comeback as head of a new party combining all factions of the Muslim League except the ruling PML-N of Prime Minis...
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One size does not fit all 25.7.2015 Telegraph: Opinion
A headline that read, "Kejriwal mulls Greek-style referendum on full statehood of Delhi" strengthens - perhaps even confirms - one's suspicion that Indian politicians, including the young, "educated" ones, are either ignorant of the Constitution of India, or have learnt the art of fooling the common man, which, more often than not, ruins their own reputation and credibility in the eyes of the people who mistakenly elected them. How else can the chief minister of a Union territory talk about or even consider a 'referendum' in the Indian context?
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Mush, Qadri to launch ‘national govt’ drive 7.7.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is set to launch a campaign for a ‘national government’ in the coming weeks in alliance with Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri after forming the Muttahida (united) Muslim League, The Nation learnt. “The formation of the Muttahida Muslim League (MML) is expected soon after the Eid (likely on July 18). The new party ...
Kundi least worried about defections in PPP 5.7.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Faisal Karim Kundi, 40, the newly-elected Secretary Information Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is least worried about the increasing dropouts in his party, arguing that only genuine ideological workers can stick to the left-leaning political party in the long run. In an exclusive interview with The Nation since getting the slot of Secretary Information PPP, Kundi, who hails from ...
Zardari calls for collective struggle against extremism 5.7.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday stressed the need for collective struggle against the pernicious mindset of religious fanaticism and extremism. “In the past our people have consistently refused to be suppressed by brute force and have always bounced back to seize their democratic rights from the jaws of dictators,” he said this in a message on the 38th ...
Toward a Rational US Strategy (Part 1) 1.7.2015 ConsortiumNews.com
Special Report: Current U.S. foreign policy is driven by neoconservative ideologues and tough-talking “liberal interventionists” who spread chaos and death around the world while failing to serve real American interests. It’s time for a fundamental rethinking, writes former U.S. diplomat William R. Polk. By William R. Polk Judaism, Christianity and Islam have proclaimed that humankind faces…
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Supreme Court seals fate of 18th, 21st amendments 27.6.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court Friday reserved its judgment on 18th and 21st amendments case, declaring that the judges want terrorists punished without undue delay and religious extremism curbed. The court also stressed some rules must be devised to decide which court hears what terrorism case, instead of practicing pick and choose method that could lead to delays in making decisions and allow ...
PPP believes in strengthening defence institutions: Kaira 19.6.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Secretary Information Pakistan People’s Party Qamar Zaman Kaira on Thursday said that PPP believed in strengthening defence institutions and Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari had made an attempt to unite the institutions of the country. Addressing a press conference here at PPP Central Secretariat, Qamar Zaman Kaira pointed out that Zardari had stated, ‘Don’t disturb ...
CJ quizzes about parliament’s power to amend constitution 3.6.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk Tuesday questioned if it is assumed that under Article 239 the parliament has no power to amend the constitution but if such amendment is necessary then what procedure will be adopted. “Does the constitution provide or cater for such eventuality?” the chief justice further asked, while heading Full Court of Supreme Court, which heard petitions ...
MPs can't go against people's wishes: SC 21.5.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court has been asked not to assume the burden which the Constitution has not conferred upon it, as “the judiciary has nothing to with the constitutional amendments”. Khalid Anwar, the govt’s counsel, argued before the Full Court, headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, that the judiciary does not have the treatment of all ailments, saying in the last three ...
Imran Khan expresses concern over Morsi's death sentence 17.5.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Islamabad: Chairman PTI Imran Khan expressed concern over the death sentence meted out to deposed President Morsi by an Egyptian court today. He said that Pakistan had suffered tremendously as a result of the hanging of its democratic leader Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto by a military dictator. The Pakistani nation and democracy in Pakistan continue to suffer the fallout from ZAB's hanging as the ...
Senators seek report over May 12 carnage 13.5.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Recalling May 12 Karachi carnage in 2007, lawmakers in the upper house of the Parliament Tuesday demanded a detailed report over the killings, besides booking former president Pervez Musharraf and his associates in a case in this connection. The lawmakers termed May 12 a black day and sought a detailed report about Karachi killings. Senator Usman Kakar of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party ...
The British Elections of 2015 10.5.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
What was expected to be the most unpredictable election in a generation ultimately proved to be yet another demonstration of the fallibility of political predictions and conventional wisdom; the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom trounced Labour to win an outright majority in the House of Commons, defying a narrative, bolstered for months by polling and expert opinion, that confidently ...
‘Judiciary is keeper of constitution, not conscience’ 7.5.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - The politicised judiciary cannot be the guardian of fundamental rights and would lead to the deprivation of the people’s rights. Hamid Khan, representing various bar councils, including SHCBA, said this while arguing his case before a Full Court of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, here on Wednesday. The Full Court is hearing various petitions against the ...
Subordinating Constitution to political expediency 24.4.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LAHORE - While the military rulers have been playing havoc with the constitution to prolong their tenures according to their own rules of the game, speakers of the National Assembly and some provincial legislatures have also set new records of subordinating the basic law to the expediencies of the parties they belong. The role played by various parties has also been undesirable and the ...
Election day in the UK can be anticlimactic compared with Pakistan’s – but that’s no bad thing | Kamila Shamsie 10.4.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
My experience of the 2013 election in Pakistan was one of long waits, mild chaos and even the threat of danger. In the UK, it tends to be much less dramatic – but then elections should feel normal, not miraculous Earlier this week, just returned home from Italy, I was sifting quickly through the post that had accumulated in my absence, dividing it up into two piles – the junk that could be thrown away and everything else that I would look more closely at later – when the contents of one of the envelopes demanded my immediate, close attention. It was my polling card. I looked at all the details I already knew, and then I turned it over and read further information I knew or didn’t need to know about the rules around votes and proxy votes and postal votes . You do not need to take this card with you in order to vote, it said, as always. But I knew that on election day I would make sure I had the card with me before going to vote. Why? Not because I really thought anyone would try to stop me from voting, or ...
Pak court suspends Musharraf arrest warrant in Lal Masjid case 8.4.2015 Hindu: News
Musharraf is already facing murder charges in the case of former premier Benazir Bhutto who was assassinated in 2007. He is out on bail in the case.
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"From Bad to Worse": Hundreds Dead and 100,000 Displaced as Saudi Led-Strikes Push Yemen to the Brink 7.4.2015 Truthout.com
The death toll in Yemen continues to rise amid a Saudi-led military campaign and clashes between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to ousted President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi. The most intense violence is in the southern city of Aden, with more than 140 people reportedly killed in a 24-hour period. The United Nations says hundreds have been killed and more than 100,000 have been displaced since Saudi Arabia launched a military campaign two weeks ago. The Saudi regime has asked Pakistan to provide soldiers, heightening the possibility of a ground invasion. The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned of a dire humanitarian situation and demanded access to besieged areas. We are joined by the journalist Safa Al Ahmad, whose latest documentary, The Fight for Yemen, premieres tonight on Frontline on PBS stations nationwide. She was granted extremely rare reporting access to the Houthis as they advanced in Yemen. TRANSCRIPT: This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AARON MATÉ: We ...
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Bilawal pays tribute to ZAB 5.4.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LONDON - PPP Chairman Bilawal Zardari paid glowing tributes to the party founder and Pakistan’s first democratically elected prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on his 36th death anniversary. In his message on the eve of the anniversary, Bilawal said that world history provided little glimpses where a leader of any nation had walked proudly and gallantly to the gallows refusing to shun the ...
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto: the forgotten villain of Balochistan 4.4.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
The year was 1972. The wounds of Pakistan’s breakup were fresh. For the first time in the history of the country, power was being transferred to provinces after direct elections. It was a new beginning for Pakistan. The government of National Awami Party (NAP) was in power in Balochistan. After 25 years of struggle, finally the people of Balochistan had got the right to rule their ...
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