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 court to defend himself against treason charges condition precedent for filing nomination papers. The former military ruler’s papers were submitted on Monday for NA-1 (Chitral), NA-188 (Layyah) and NA-247 (Karachi), according to an All PakistanRead More
*** 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
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 could become a wild-card-affair with chances of a hung parliament for project democracy to continue, they added. “For Musharraf to lead, however, he must have a day in court, and come out clean on aRead More