Making a mockery of the ban imposed by the Election Commission,Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has approved issuance of 288 arms licences to the workers of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in Rawalpindi city on the request of local party leaders who thought it would help win the sympathies of otherwise aggrieved party workers,the . . . →Read More:PM Ashraf approves arms licenses to 288 PPP members
By Iftikhar A. Khan
A plan for exercise of voting right by about 3.7 million overseas Pakistanis has hit a snag with most political parties opposing the idea in the absence of a feasible mechanism.
According to sources,representatives of a majority of mainstream parties invited by the Election Commission on Thursday for a . . . →Read More:Political parties oppose voting option for expatriates
IN disqualifying a sitting,democratically elected prime minister,the Supreme Court has taken an extraordinary — and unfortunate — step.
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By Nida Afaque
The political scenario in Pakistan is like a chameleon which rapidly changes color. We have highly contested credibility of politicians,a frail economy fueled by a dwindling supply of energy,international powers unhappy with the commitment Pakistanis show to their relationship and a public that is on the brink of losing . . . →Read More:The four year run in the long run
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
The media is being kept in the dark over the progress being made by the Election Commission on the scrutiny of legislators’ educational credentials since the process was taken over by the chief election commissioner two month ago.
The ECP has stopped altogether issuing any press releases in this regard.
. . . →Read More:Media being kept at bay on fake degree progress