Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, met Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, on March 27th. The sudden and unscheduled meeting between the executive and judiciary’s heads stunned almost every political activist in the country. Both dignitaries released stereotypical statements after the meeting. Prime Minister’s camp says that he assured the CJ of the government’s …

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Former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, sarcastically urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo-moto notice against alleged horse-trading in the Senate’s election. During a hearing at the Election Commission of Pakistan regarding the alleged horse-trading taking place in the Senate’s Election, State’s Minister for Information, Maryam Aurangzaib, requested Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza Khan …

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Shahbaz Sharif has been appointed as the acting president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz by the unanimous agreement of his party, after the Supreme Court of Pakistan ruled that Nawaz Sharif cannot run the party as president after his disqualification. The decision made by Nawaz Sharif left him no choice, as his first priority for this …

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Pakistan has launched yet another crackdown against Jamaat-Ud-Dawa in order to save face at the Financial Action Task Force meeting (FATF is an intergovernmental organisation working against illegal finances and transactions) meeting next week in Paris. Pakistan fears that the meeting could result in the participants’ adoption of US backed motion to place Pakistan on …

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One fine day in November 2002, former Information Minister, (Late) Khalid Ahmad Kharal, filed an election petition in Lahore High Court, seeking the disqualification of his opponent Riaz Fatiana, who had won his seat for NA-94, Kamalia in Elections 2002. Kharal’s petition revolved around the fact that his opponent was convicted by an accountability court …

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Chief Justice of Pakistan is in the limelight these days because of his stormy actions and decisions. He wants to remind federal and provincial governments their duties of public service. His predecessor Iftikhar Chaudhry had done the same but could not make any difference. The only thing he earned was the reputation of a controversial …

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Pakistan has been witnessing judiciary’s activism against politicians since its inception. Pakistani politicians are perceived as ‘Rogue elephants’ and are always in the line of fire under generals, judges and the media. The history of politicians’ victimisation by judiciary and generals, especially during military dictatorships in Pakistan, goes a long way back. Victimisation was at …

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Speaker of National Assembly, Ayaz Sadiq, voiced his fears of the incumbent assembly being unable to complete its tenure due to internal and external challenges shocked everyone, including his own party leaders. However, he ruled out possibilities of martial law. Responding to these apprehensions, Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, says that the fear might be …

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According to credible reports, at least seven persons, including a policeman, were killed and 187 were injured during clashes between protesters of Tehrik e Labaik Pakistan (TLP) and the police on November 25th in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The government involved Pakistan Army in the conflict and struck a deal with the protestors. Punjab Rangers were …

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The right to know is a fundamental right belonging to citizens in a democracy. The people of Pakistan are also keen to know about several facts, which have been buried by the ruling elite for various reasons. People want to read the Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report to know the real reasons behind ‘Fall of Dhaka,’ …

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