PML-N and PPP are at constant logjam to build a consensus around the name of a netral caretaker Prime Minister that will be accepted by all political parties. Previously, PML-N had suggested Raza Rabbai’s name for the caretaker prime ministership but news is that Asif Zardari turned it down. TT Leaks disclose that according to …

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Southern Punjab’s region is experiencing bursts of fresh political activism. In the past, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had been building their strongholds in that area but now, TTLeaks, reveal that other players have entered the arena. According to Truth Tracker sources the recently formed Janoobi Punjab Suba Mahaz (South Punjab province …

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Samina Sindhu

Samina Sindhu was killed in a shocking attack during her performance in Kanga, near Larkana city, Sindh. According to media reports the 28 year old was a local celebrity. She was known for her Sindhi repertoire and sang folk and Sufi music. Samina had a dedicated streak and had published 8 albums until her untimely …

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Malala Yousafzai came to Pakistan 6 years after the lethal attack on her life. Her arrival was welcomed by the government in an unprecedented fashion. The government and the armed forces had kept news of her arrival under wraps until she landed in the capital amidst tight security. Exhilarated upon touching ground, Malala vowed to …

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Ayaz Soomro is name associated with Pakistan People Party’s (PPP) Larkana division for his lifelong commitment as a Jiala, party worker, and a lawyer. He started his political career early on as a student leader during Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s time. Later he was jailed many a times for his political stance during the Movement for …

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Mohammad Ashiq was a true hero of Pakistan’s sports. In 1960-64 Sumer Olympics, the athlete brought many medals home. In the 1960 he contested and won laurels and the hearts of sports lovers in the Olympics and Asian Games and other international events as a cyclist amid other sports events. At the age of 25, …

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There are no eternal allies or perpetual enemies. Only (self) interests are eternal and perpetual. Our sources at the Truth tracker reveal that efforts are underway for reconciliation between PML-N leadership and the powerful quarters of the establishment. In a recent bid, the much-discussed meet between Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbassi, with the Chief Justice …

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The Election Commission Pakistan’s (ECP) preliminary delimitation of electoral constituencies publication—issued earlier this month—of national, provincial and the FATA constituencies has received a backlash for its apparent anomalies. The allegations of anomalies, from both government and the opposition parties, have helped spiral fears about a possible delay in the elections 2018. A parliament’s committee convened …

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Zardari’s big game behind Rabbani’s withdrawal Raza Rabbani’s name was recently dropped for Senate chairmanship. Raza Rabbani is a bulwark of Pakistan People’s Party’s old ways and ideology and generally known as Mr. Clean. He is much respected in PPP and across the political parties for not being a yes man and speaking his mind. …

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Despite the verdict against Nawaz Sharif and his family, the elder Sharif’s earlier disqualification on Aqama, read Panama, irregularities created opportunities for political parties to present new narratives. The bye-elections race was ablaze with new fervor by political wielders and the masses alike. These circumstances lent a semblance of an ideological split within the country—between …

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