How would you feel if a dedicated journalist working for a massive media group tells you with tearful eyes that he stole money from his 10 year old son’s money box to fuel his motorbike for a gruelling commute to work? This is not a fictional story, it’s the harsh reality that journalists face every …

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Islamabad: Have you ever witnessed a foreign emissary visiting a country like Pakistan getting shaved by a roadside barber or passing through narrow streets on a bike sandwiched between two other people or running a manual sewing machine while sitting on the ground? Let us meet the one and only, Martin Kobler, German ambassador to …

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Welcome to the fresh issue of Truth Tracker, a fortnightly magazine established by a team of highly professional local and international journalists in November 2016. We had taken this initiative despite a myriad of obstacles, because we all believe strongly in the need for this type of reporting. Truth Tracker is trying to play its …

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Pakistan’s democratic system is facing the biggest challenge in the face of the current judiciary-government conflict. Supreme Court of Pakistan and Chief Justice Saqib Nisar are seriously taking on the federal and provincial government’s performances. The CJ is taking a number of suo moto notices in Punjab and Sindh in order to check the provincial …

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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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