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Nawaz Trial: Justice Be Done, But Should Also Be Seen Being Done

“Truth is about perception and what we believe shapes what we perceive” ― Alan B Jones JUN 13, 2018 — The Supreme Court has extended the deadline given to the accountability court of Islamabad for the completion of trial in corruption references against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law. A two-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, on Sunday while taking up an application moved by judge Mohammad Bashir of the accountability court, granted one-month extension to the trial court. The previous deadlineRead More


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 have been ruling in Punjab for a decade now. The most recent op-ed by Dr. Farrukh Saleem, a renowned economic data professional and analyst, presents his insight into the ruling party’s election manifesto punctuated withRead More


Military, Bar Assocs., Politicians Condemn Firing Incidents at Supreme Court Judge’s Residence in Lahore

(DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The Director General of Pakistan military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday strongly condemned the firing incident at the house of Supreme Court judge Justice Ejazul Ahsan in Lahore. ISPR DG Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said the firing incident at the residence of Justice Ejazul Ahsan is condemnable. He said it is the responsibility of all stakeholders to ensure secure environment for the effective functioning of the state institutions and continue the efforts to consolidate improving peace and stability. In two different incidents, unidentified persons openedRead More