Category: Politics

‘No Party Will Hold The Majority In Next Assembly’: Zardari

May 27, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Former President and Co-Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday predicted no party will hold the majority in the next assembly — a view many observers have been voicing in the print media and on talk shows lately. However, if Gallup Pakistan’s most recent opinion poll is to […]

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Elections 2018: PML-N Stalwart Chaudhry Nisar To Contest From Four Constituencies

May 25, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Chaudhry Nisar announced Friday he will be contesting general elections 2018 from four different constituencies in Punjab, 2 for the the National Assembly and 2 for the Provincial. Upon being questioned whether he thinks Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will be the country’s next […]

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NAB Retrieves 10,000 Acres State land Worth $700M Near Karachi From Land Mafia

May 24, 2018 (BE2C2) — The National Accountability Bureau on Thursday said it has retrieved 10,000 acres of state land usurped by land mafia off the Superhighway near Karachi worth Rs75 billion ($700 million) and there where some major housing schemes launched on these land in connivance with revenue officials. “In an investigation against revenue […]

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Supreme Court Questions Former Foreign Minister Asif Over UAE Employment, Business

The counsel emphasized that no law in Pakistan prohibited any legislator from being engaged in an employment or business whether at home or abroad May 22, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A three-judge Supreme Court bench hearing an appeal filed by former foreign minister and lawmaker Khawaja Muhammad Asif against his disqualification from holding public office asked […]

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Maulana Fazlur Rehman Parts Ways With Ruling Party PML-N Over FATA-KP Merger Issue

May 19, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday announced that his party JUI-F had decided to part ways with the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over the implementation of reforms in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) straddling Afghanistan’s eastern border. Strongly opposing the 13th Amendment Bill, Rehman termed the reforms a global conspiracy. […]

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PML-N Manifesto Scorecard: Myth Versus Reality

IRSHAD SALIM (May 19, 2018) — The ruling party PML-N’s election manifesto publicly announced in 2013 for the center and the provinces — mainly Punjab, its electoral stronghold — reveal not a very promising food on the table for the entire nation. Sharifs’ party ruled at the center during the last five years (2013-2018) and […]

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Doves And Hawks In PML-N Seek A Level Playing Field In Elections, Differently

May 18, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pressure is mounting on top leadership of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party to restrain anti-establishment posture in order to get a level playing field for the party in the next elections due in few months. From within its own ranks, a powerful group in the largest right-wing party […]

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Partial Test Run of Lahore’s Elevated Orange Line Metro Train Conducted

The OLMT is Pakistan’s first mass rapid transit train project, costing over Rs6bn per kilometer ((roughly US$60m/km) all inclusive– a whopping figure critics say. May 16, 2018 (BE2C2) — Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday witnessed the first test-run of Lahore’s much-awaited Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT), and vowed to introduce such facilities […]

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Mir Zafarullah Jamali Resigns From National Assembly

May 16, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Jamali on Wednesday announced his resignation from the National Assembly and will send his formal resignation in writing to the Speaker’s Office. Jamali, who hails from Balochistan’s Jaffarabad district told the National Assembly that if the prime minister and the opposition leader are not satisfied […]

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VIDEO: This Person Says “WE NEED ONE NARRATIVE” on All Major Issues

IRSHAD SALIM (May 16, 2018) — On May 3rd, I attended the World Freedom Day event organized by Karachi Media Club — its president Mubasher Mir and General Secretary Manzar Naqvi says it’s a media think-tank focused on Karachi as its ground zero and the whole country in its outreach program. However, with outer contours […]

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UK ‘Prime Destination’ For Money Laundering From Pakistan: Report

Last year, the then Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had a figure of US$200Bln as a sum that Pakistani citizens have stashed away in the Swiss bank. An estimated 4 to 5 times this figure is speculated to be held as assets by Pakistanis abroad– both lawfully and through inappropriate means including lacuna in laws enacted […]

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Democracy As A Behavior Rather Than Politics Only

“The one who are more marginalized were presenting themselves more explicitly and the one who were not facing any identity threat were least participating.” MARIAM HASSAN NAQVI — In the midst of woods where two weathers were colliding to conquer the heat of summers, over the coldness of January but at the end winters won […]

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Elections 2018: Imran Khan Forms Committee For South Punjab Province

May 16, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday formed a committee pertaining to the formation of South Punjab province. The six-member committee headed by former prime minister Balakh Sher Mazari was formed after the approval of Imran Khan. PTI leaders Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Jahangir Tareen, Ishaq Khakwani, Khusro Bakhtiar and […]

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