Is “democracy” really in danger?

(By Talat Masood) The country is once again in the grip of grave political crises which, if remain unresolved, could have serious consequences for its integrity and stability. Clearly, Imran Khan is playing high stakes poker, giving the message of ‘now or never’. His allegation that the entire election of 2013 was a fraud . . . → Read More: Is “democracy” really in danger?

Khwaja Saad Rafique rejects IK’s allegations

Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq on Friday said that courts award decisions on the basis of proofs not on the desires of any body.

Talking to media outside the Parliament House he the Minister rejected the claim of the PTI Chairman Imran Khan about rigging in general elections. Saad said . . . → Read More: Khwaja Saad Rafique rejects IK’s allegations

Pakistan International Airlines will be getting new A-320 planes soon

(by Parvez Jabri) ISLAMABAD: National Assembly was informed Wednesday that new A-320-200 aircrafts will start joining Pakistan International Airlines fleet from current month.

Minister of State for Cabinet Secretariat and Parliamentary Affairs Aftab Sheikh told the House the government has approved financing for acquisition of 11 narrow body aircrafts on dry lease. “These aircrafts will be . . . → Read More: Pakistan International Airlines will be getting new A-320 planes soon

India major perpetrator of terror in Balochistan and Azad Kashmir

A report prepared by the Interior Ministry has declared the capital city as ‘extremely dangerous’ due to the presence and functioning of banned outfits along with other factors, Geo News reported. 

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Pakistan: All in the family

IF anything has changed in Nawaz Sharif’s style of governance in his third term in office, surely it is for the worse. Not only has the government increasingly become a family enterprise, its ineptness is getting more glaring by the day. The high-profile launch of the prime minister’s daughter in public office marks further strengthening . . . → Read More: Pakistan: All in the family

Supreme Court’s discrimination against media channels

Journalists, politicians and lawyers have decried ‘discrimination’ by the Supreme Court on Wednesday after the court staff gave only one news channel access to the full-court reference in honour of outgoing chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

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Musharraf should be tried for 1999 coup: PPP

The main opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has asked the government to hold trial of former army chief Gen Pervez Musharraf on treason charges for staging a military coup in 1999, saying the party is ready to cooperate with the government to remove any constitutional hitch in this regard.

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4 polling stations in Karachi await polling agents

Polling at the four polling stations of the National Assembly constituency NA-254 has not been started, Geo News reported.

According to reports no polling agent of any candidate was present at the polling stations 181, 168, 167 and 182 at the polling booths causing difficulties for the presiding officer to seal the ballot box.

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PTI leader hails fairness in executive committee

The controversy surrounding women’s seats is “senseless” as those who have been nominated for Punjab “come on merit,” tweeted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan in response to senior party leaders Fauzia Kasuri and Saloni Bokhari’s qualms.

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Tareen demands thumb print verification for 25 constituencies

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf  leader Jehangir Khan Tareen on Tuesday demanded a recount of ballots, along with thumb print verification, in 25 constituencies of the National Assembly including NA-154—his home constituency.

Blaming the Returning Officers for rigging and misappropriations in the general elections he said that it was unfair for the election commission to shift the expenses . . . → Read More: Tareen demands thumb print verification for 25 constituencies