Truth Tracker: Are you actually on Exit Control List (ECL)? Do you know why your name is placed on the ECL? Murad Ali Shah: Yes, as far as I know I am on the ECL although I haven’t received such intimation from anywhere but what I read in newspapers, heard on TV and also according …

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Truth Tracker:  Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was convicted on Monday by an accountability court in the Al Azizia reference and sentenced to seven years in jail. He has been acquitted in the Flagship reference. What is your take on it? Shahid Khaqan Abbasi: This is another historic verdict in which injustice is being committed against politicians. We respect …

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Lahore: The PPP has challenged the establishment and Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf’s Government and may go for resistance inside the parliament and outside. Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday said, “We need a go-ahead from Asif Zardari and we can topple the PTI’s federal and Punjab governments.” Bilawal’s spoke like a fighter for the …

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This week Truth Tracker talked exclusively to one of the leading opposition leaders, former federal information and railways minister and head of Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed. Truth Tracker:  You demanded to impose judicial martial law in the country for 90 to 120 days which was categorically rejected by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib …

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This week Truth Tracker talked exclusively to Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari’s close aide and veteran journalist and Pakistan’s former high commissioner to UK Mr. Wajid Shamsul Hasan. Truth Tracker: There are rumors that the general elections may be delayed. What is the PPP’s game plan to deal with any unconstitutional eventuality? WSH: In …

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The Promise On page 82 of its manifesto PML-N pledged that it will ensure that all institutions, whether civil or military, including those dealing with security and intelligence matters, act in accordance with the law, and under the instructions and directives of the Federal Cabinet.   Background  Though, the Constitution of Pakistan clearly mentions that the military …

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 The Promise   Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), on page 73 of its election manifesto in 2013, promised to reduce the pending backlog of court cases at every level, and provide justice at the immediate local level. “To accelerate disposal of cases, procedures will be greatly simplified. In particular, legislation will be enacted to provide that: (a) …

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The Promise On December 24, 2014 after a 10-hour meeting in the aftermath of Army Public School carnage in Peshawar where more than 147 lives were lost, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, addressed the nation announcing a crackdown on hate-speech, and vowing serious action against responsible newspapers and magazines. Sharif added that financial sources of terrorists …

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The Promise PML-N on page 81 of its election manifesto promised that it would ensure that the formulation and determination of the nation’s foreign policy remain the sole preserve of its elected representatives, while the implementation and execution shall be assigned to relevant departments and agencies by the Federal Cabinet. Background Pakistan’s strong military has …

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The promise PML-N promised in its elections manifesto for 2013 elections that they will ensure the national census is carried out as early as possible. Background Under the constitution of Pakistan, the government is to conduct a census every 10 years, but it has been frequently skipped and the 2008 census is long overdue. The …

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