By Sufyan Rana
By any barometer, the events of April 26, 2012, were seismic. The Supreme Court of Pakistan held that Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, Prime Minister of Pakistan, was guilty of contempt of court — under Article 204 (2) of the Constitution and Section 3 of the Contempt of Court Ordinance — and should be punished . . . → Read More: Constitutional courts needed
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Thursday opened a new debate for legal and constitutional experts by saying that he enjoyed “absolute immunity” under Article 248(1) for performing his official duties, and could not be disqualified because he had “not been charged under a criminal offence”.
. . . → Read More: No stepping down: PM reveals constitutional glitch
By Hafeez Tunio
Interior Minister Rehman Malik claimed on Thursday that there is a Swat-like situation in Lyari where militant groups, separatist groups from Balochistan and the Taliban are operating.
Disassociating the government from the Peoples Amn Committee, he said: “We have nothing to do with the PAC. These are criminals who want Lyari . . . → Read More: Lyari unrest resembles Swat: Malik
In what appears to be a daunting challenge, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to double the provincial budget for education from 2% to 4%. Addressing the media on the second day of the cabinet meeting, K-P Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said the provincial government intends to spend Rs64 billion on the development of education . . . → Read More: KP doubles educational budget