Punjab government and administration are up in arms against the arrest of former Lahore Development Authority, LDA, director, Ahad Cheema by National Accountability Bureau, NAB. Nab had arrested Ahad over Ashiana Scheme Scandal and also charged him for taking 32 Kanals of land in bribe. Ahad, a 20-grade officer, is currently serving as CEO of …

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Punjab government’s secret weapon We have learnt that the Punjab government is funneling taxpayers’ money on a mega-classified project. And no, it has nothing to do with development of the province or even campaigning. This heavily funded secret project has only one objective that is to investigate and comb through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa accountability with the …

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The recent Lodhran bye Elections, NA 154, results alarmed PTI leadership. Their candidate Ali Tareen lost by a margin of 27000 votes to PML-N’s Syed Iqbal Shah. In 2015 Jahangir Tareen had won the elections from the very constituency with a sizable vote bank. What went wrong this time? The constituency was considered a secure …

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The disquiet in the PML-N top ranks The sources near the PML-N whisper of a rift going on in their top cadres. Apparently Mian Nawaz Sharif’s dallying over naming the predecessor PM caused bad blood between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Shahbaz Sharif. Now that elder Sharif is out of the way and a …

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Punjab police recently apprehended Imran Ali, the rapist and murderer of seven-year-old Zainab. His apprehension was expected to douse the emotional fury experienced by many Pakistanis, however that is not the case. On the contrary, several questions have been raised by society regarding the safety of children and the nature of such offenders. In the …

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Credible sources from the TTLeaks have revealed that the Bakhtawar, Asifa and Bilawal Bhutto have been in contact with their cousins, Zulfikar and Fatima Bhutto for some time. The news of their close relationship is a good sign for the veteran Pakistan People’s Party members and workers who had seen the second generation of Bhuttos …

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Pakistan has come at serious crossroads. It is imperative that a clear narrative is constructed and followed by the state and society about the significance of our children’s protection. Zainab Ansari’s case seems to have flooded all restraints of pretention and shame. Pretention by the law enforcement and media involves sweeping the issue under the …

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What is wrong with Pakistani democracy? If anything, the right of political opposition and pressure groups to protest and make demands of the government tick the right boxes in favour of democracy. In recent events, such mass protests have borne results. Demands were met, albeit after intervention by army and we saw the government letting …

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Party chairs’ insular decision-making TTLeaks disclose that the senior leadership of Pakistan’s major parties are not happy with their leaders’ practices. Some of the grieviences include not listening to the their parliamentary groups or paying attention to their central comittees. In case of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) the senior leadership is weary that most …

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Well into its fourth year, the PML-N government couldn’t have played a worst innings. Mishandling of political dissent, underplaying the corruption of most political officeholders, creating regional and international isolation and now a looming economic crisis. What will be the legacy of the PML-N government? The economic analysts wonder at the pace as Pakistan heads …

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