Those who challenge the govt will be dealt with iron hand

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday that the government will protect democracy and foil those conspiring against it at any cost. He said those who are doing politics of violence and confrontation are enemies of development and prosperity.

In a meeting with his brother Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to chalk out plan of . . . → Read More: Those who challenge the govt will be dealt with iron hand

Pakistan: Preacher vs the State

All the makings of a grand entrance were in place when the preacher and political dramatist Muhammad Tahir-ul Qadri boarded an Emirates jet bound for Islamabad: Thousands of his followers awaited his return on Monday, ready to reignite a protest movement that riveted Pakistan for weeks last year.

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Death row inmates live to see another day

Pakistan on Sunday ordered a temporary stay of executions following objections from the president and rights groups, days before they were due to resume after a five-year moratorium.

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For justice, and less discrimination

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday sent out their separate messages on the occasion of “Minorities Day”.

President Zardari stressed that this day serves as a reminder to all for the need to fulfil promises to the minorities made by the founder of our Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah.

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PM Sharif’s convoy stops for Army Chief

As Pakistan witnessed a historic democratic transition, many in the county have started to believe that the days of military supremacy are over. But not on the roads, at least not yet.

As Nawaz Sharif, along with his family, left for the Presidency to take oath as prime minister for a record third time on . . . → Read More: PM Sharif’s convoy stops for Army Chief

Polio vaccination suspended after female workers killing

Gunmen shot dead a female health worker and injured her colleague on the edge of Peshawar on Tuesday in the latest assault on polio field workers in the country.

Two attackers on a motorcycle opened fire on polio vaccinators Sumbal and Sharafata in Kaga Wala village in the jurisdiction of Badhaber police station. Sharafata died . . . → Read More: Polio vaccination suspended after female workers killing

SC probes into NAB chairman appointment

The Supreme Court on Monday resumed hearing the petition challenging the appointment of Admiral (retd) Fasih Bukhari as chairman of the country’s top corruption watchdog, National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The five judge bench – headed by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani – questioned whether the Prime Minister sent a proposal to President Asif Ali Zardari when . . . → Read More: SC probes into NAB chairman appointment

Five reasons to stay hopeful!

As Pakistan prepares to return to the polls on May 11, dark clouds loom. What should be a time of celebration for a country experiencing its first democratic transition in 63 years has turned into a somber and strange moment of quasi-reflection.

Politicians and their families face the ongoing wrath of the Pakistani Taliban, as . . . → Read More: Five reasons to stay hopeful!

SHC approves state sponsored security protocol for Faryal Talpur

The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the federal government to provide foolproof security to former lawmaker and sister of President Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, who has already been allowed to keep ‘five bulletproof vehicles’ and 50 arms of ‘prohibited bore’.

Justice Maqbool Baqir, who headed the bench, passed this direction while disposing of . . . → Read More: SHC approves state sponsored security protocol for Faryal Talpur

Zardari announced date for general elections

President Asif Ali Zardari has reportedly decided on May 11 as the date for holding the general elections 2013, Express News reported on Tuesday.

But, since Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has not given a date for the dissolution of Punjab Assembly, it is uncertain whether polls for the Punjab Assembly will also be held . . . → Read More: Zardari announced date for general elections