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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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.
. . . →Read More:Musharraf should be tried for 1999 coup:PPP
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.
. . . →Read More:4 polling stations in Karachi await polling agents
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.
. . . →Read More:PTI leader hails fairness in executive committee
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
Ever since Imran Khan gave his political quest the name “Tsunami” I have pleaded with the PTI to please change the name to,say,“clean sweep” or “landslide victory” or whatever,for tsunamis are hugely destructive storms that can devastate whole towns and cities,even countries,and kill hundreds of thousands of people,animals,trees:whichever and . . . →Read More:The tsunami needs taming
ISLAMABAD:Votes of religious minorities can play a key role in the coming elections in about 96 constituencies of national and provincial assemblies.
Analysts believe minorities can change the electoral scene in many of these constituencies if they choose to collectively vote for specific political parties or candidates.
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By Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD:The National Assembly on Wednesday passed a unanimous resolution against anchorpersons,who are telecasting programmes against parliamentarians without verification of facts but for some personnel agendas.
. . . →Read More:NA targets anchorpersons disseminating incorrect information
President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday signed into law the “Fair Trial Act 2012”,which authorises the state to intercept private communications in order to track suspected terrorists.
The legislation allows security agencies to collect evidence “by means of modern techniques and devices” like wire-tapping and intercepting emails and SMS text messages that will be . . . →Read More:President Zardari signs Fair Trial Act
The Election Commission of Pakistan has made it mandatory for candidates for national and provincial assembly seats to submit income and agriculture tax returns of the past three years.
According to changes in declaration and oath approved by the ECP at a meeting presided over by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim here . . . →Read More:Candidates contesting in next elections to submit tax returns of 3 years