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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


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 prime minister, Nisar said: “I don’t know, what do you think?” In a possible reference to PML-N lawmakers who jumped ship to join PTI during the past few months, Nisar said it is not necessary thatRead More


Buoyed By Huge Rallies, Nawaz Sharpens His “Anti-Establishment” Narrative In Court, Media

Yesterday, however, political leaders and lawmakers set their differences aside and voted unitedly for the merger of tribal areas (Fata) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province May 25, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sharing his views and stances — both in court and outside with the media — on the ongoing investigations against him and his family calling them politically motivated driven by the single agenda of “powers to be” to sideline him and his family from country’s mainstream politics. His younger brother Shahbaz Sharif who hasRead More


Between The Lines, Former ISI Chief Re-Calibrates Sharif’s Kargil Narrative

*** Musharraf had grounds to launch Kargil operation ‘preemptively’ *** Sharif gave the ‘go ahead’ but was not aware of the ‘extent’ of the operation *** Sharif had better options than going to Washington IRSHAD SALIM (May 23, 2018) — In the year 2000 — a year after the Kargil ‘mini war’ between Pakistan and India — one Indian general accepted that India had plans to make a further ingress into Siachin glacier like it did in 1984. Musharraf’s Kargil operation was nothing but a preemptive strike to prevent IndiaRead 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


The 4.9 Billion-Dollar Gaffe Which Could Have Been Avoided

Talking to Dawn on Tuesday, a spokesman for the SBP said the bank had issued a clarification twice in the past — in 2015 and 2016 — rejecting the World Bank report. Soon after the SBP clarification, NAB issued a brief statement and questioned: “If the World Bank report is not correct, why they have not changed the figure of $4.9bn from Pakistan in its report?” By KHURRAM HUSAIN — A BIG round of applause for the honorable chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is due. And following theRead More


Will Be Compelled to Quit PML-N if Party is Treated Like a ‘Housemaid’: Ch Nisar

(PKONWEB Report) — Former interior minister and co-founder of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has made it clear that he would be compelled to leave the party if it continued to be treated like “ghar ki laundi” (a housemaid). Speaking at an interview with a private news channel on Saturday, the PML-N leader warned that if the party, which he co-founded along with former PM Nawaz Sharif and other senior leaders 34 years ago, turned into a family affair than he would have no relation with it.Read More


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 summer. Whoever wins the most seat in the largest province of the counntry will obviously form the government in the center. Same holds true for the provincial government where Sharif’s younger brother Shahbaz rules. And,Read More