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1990 Poll Rigging: With 3 Top Judges at Helm of Affairs, Asghar Khan Case May See Closure

Jun 3, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Supreme Court Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday issued notices to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and twenty other politicians and Army officials in connection with manipulation of 1990 elections which led the conservative right-wing Islami Jamhoori Ittehad front to engineer defeat of Benazir Bhutto led left-of-the-center Pakistan Peoples Party. The countrywide polls held on 24 October 1990 to elect 217 members of the National Assembly resulted in a surprise victory for IJI, led by Nawaz Sharif — it won 106 seats. Ms BhuttoRead More


PPP Leader Bilawal Slams MQM, PTI in Karachi Rally

This will be the PPP’s second pre-election rally in the city and the PTI’s first. May 12, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is the new Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and people of Karachi won’t tolerate another Altaf Hussain in the form of Imran Khan. The 29-year-old PPP leader while addressing a rally near the Quaid’s Mausoleum in Karachi on Saturday heavily criticized rival MQM for what he termed their plans to bring back “politics of ethnicity” in the mega city. “PTI triedRead More


Two Rallies, Two Cities: PPP, PTI Kick-Start Campaign for Change as Elections 2018 Nears

April 30, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — As of 9:00PM Pakistan Standard Time, over 50,000 people have assembled at PTI’s Minar-e-Pakistan jalsa in Lahore– capital of Punjab province and stronghold of PML-N, the ruling party in the country’s largest province and in the center. At almost the same time, close to similar number of people have thronged the PPP’s Liaqatabad jalsa in Karachi– Pakistan province of Sindh’s capital and the country’s economic powerhouse, still a stronghold of MQM, the party which faces existential threats due to external and internal polemics. The twoRead More