UPDATE: Asghar Khan Case Verdict On 1990 Polls Rigging: GHQ Willing to Prosecute Named Officers

JUN 13, 2018 — The defense ministry has expressed willingness to prosecute several former army officers for distributing millions of rupees to anti-PPP politicians in the general elections of 1990. The political engineering had led to PML-N Supremo Mian Nawaz Sharif’s obtaining his first victory toward getting elected as the country’s Prime Minister. The military […]

Court Rulings Put Election Commission On Overdrive To Hold Polls On Schedule

Jun 2, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The mother of all deals political parties made last October in parliament to defang the Elections Commission of Pakistan from conducting close scrutiny of their potential candidates for elections stands scuttled by a judgment of Lahore High Court Friday. The court has ruled that lack of disclosures and information on […]

Former Chief Justice Appointed Caretaker PM “To Conduct Free, Fair And Impartial Elections”

May 29, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The ruling PML-N and opposition parties on Monday announced appointment of former Supreme Court chief justice Nasir ul Mulk as caretaker prime minister. The selection of a former chief justice comes days after the country’s president announced that general elections will be held on July 25 — setting up what […]

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‚Äôs next […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Can a Country of 200 Million People Only Have Four Provinces?

By ADNAN RASOOL — As election season kicks off, once again we are starting to hear the evergreen demand before every election cycle: the creation of new provinces. Before taking a position on this issue, I am going to unpack this debate and allow the readers to make up their minds about what Pakistan needs. […]

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad Invited to Form Next Govt.; To Become World’s Oldest Leader

The 92-year-old had a shock victory over his one time protege, Najib Razak. He’s 21 years older than President Donald Trump, a year older than Queen Elizabeth II and twice the age of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. May 10, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Veteran Malaysian politician Mahathir Mohamad is set to become the world’s oldest […]