Musharraf Placed In Catch 22, Ordered to Appear in Supreme Court By Noon Today

JUN 14, 2018: Former president Pervez Musharraf has submitted nomination papers from three constituencies to contest elections on July 25 for a National Assembly seat. However, the former military ruler has decided not to appear before the Supreme Court, a private news channel reported citing sources. The apex court has made his physical appearance in […]

Fourth Rupee Devaluation In One Year Shows Economic Risk Before July 25 Polls

The devaluation shows signs of vulnerability in Pakistan’s $300 billion economy; widening trade deficit, alarmingly low foreign exchange reserves, hike in oil prices, could further aggravate country’s macroeconomic fundamentals JUN 12, 2018 — Rupee slumped 3.8 percent against the dollar on Monday before slightly recovering in what appeared to be the fourth currency devaluation in […]

Emergence of 23-Party Grouping Called Pakistan National Alliance (PNA): Party Politics or Pressure Group?

IRSHAD SALIM — Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf is all set to lead a 23-party alliance in the general elections this summer. The alliance would constitute a third force in national politics– it is being considered an equalizer albeit pressure group, several observers say, as the triangular contest between ruling PML-N, PTI and PPP parties […]

What Lodhran By-Poll Result Said About Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif

IRSHAD SALIM (February 14, 2018) — Both leaders are in shock and awe with Lodhran by-poll results–for same reasons– each did not expect what the voters handed out to their party candidate: Khan’s, a defeat and Sharif’s, the win. The Monday contest in southern Punjab is the last one before national and provincial elections this […]