Senator Sajid Mir, Chief of Jamiat Ahle Hadith Pakistan, sparked vigorous argument on social media through his video message in the wake of appointment of the new army chief. He said, “According to my knowledge, one of the generals being considered as the new army chief belongs to a family which does not believe in …

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Continuing in the spirit of the Truth Tracker’s first issue, which came out earlier this month, our competent team highlights the promises made by the governments, and the progress of their fulfilment in this second fortnightly issue. In addition to monitoring pre-election promises made by the PML-N and PTI, this issue also touches upon allegations …

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  Welcome to the first issue of Truth Tracker, a fortnightly magazine established by a team of highly professional local and international journalists. We’ve decided to take this initiative despite a myriad of obstacles, because we all believe strongly in the need for this type of reporting. Truth Tracker is being launched at a crucial …

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 Statement In a recent statement, former Federal Minister for Information Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the PPP fulfilled 80% of the clauses in the Charter of Democracy. Background The Charter was formulated and signed by Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto, representing the two major political parties, in May 2006. The Charter established common ground between …

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  The Promise Sartaj Aziz, a senior economic advisor to the Prime Minister elect Nawaz Sharif, says that electricity load-shedding would be reduced “to some extent” during first 100 days of Sharif’s government. [Dawn article] [Radio Pakistan] The Plan In an interview with UPI Next, Aziz reiterated that load-shedding would be eased during first 100 …

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Promises, promises, promises. That’s the sum of much campaigning, but then we hear little until the next election rolls around. Then we hear that the party fulfilled all its promises. It is easy to lose track of these promises, when there are so many – and they sound so great in a rousing campaign speech. …

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Many times reporters only shake their heads at the statements that politicians make. Yet we print those statements and quote them. Truth Tracker is attempting to go beyond the he-said, she-said style of passive reporting. We’re fact-checking the statements that are in the news. Based on our reporting, we make a ruling about the degree …

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