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He also said that politics of horse-trading needed to be buried forever, adding that the sanctity of the vote would be undermined if such politics continued. “Our opponents are disturbed these days over my remarks about the Senate chairman. I repeat that the people of Pakistan do not accept the seats ...
Sharif and his supporters accuse Pakistan's chief justice of interfering in politics and swaying the upcoming election. As a Pakistani political scientist, I fear they may be right. Military coups used to be the biggest risk to Pakistani democracy. Thanks to coup d'etats in 1958, 1977 and 1999, my country has ...

Shah Mehmood while pointing at the political opponents said that the confrontation with the judiciary has not been appreciated, adding that it led to an affront to the name of democracy. ... He said that India is playing politics on the issue and the move of security checking is being frowned upon in Pakistan.
The plaintiffs in Mr. Siddiqui's case were supporters of Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TPL), a political front for Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLR), which glorifies Mumtaz Qadri, who was executed in 2016 for killing Punjab governor Salman Taseer because of his opposition to Pakistan's blasphemy law.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army on Wednesday dismissed the notion that the so-called 'Bajwa Doctrine' had anything to do with the political matters of the ... Regarding Gen Bajwa's reported opposition to the 18th Amendment, the ISPR chief clarified that Pakistan Army never opposed the 18th Amendment as a ...
The Pakistani press has had a say on the issue, most acerbically by Talat Hussein and Babar Sattar, both for The News, and others in other papers in a ... in the political landscape where the chief justice is acting like some sort of political opposition, while the actual political opposition is cheering him on.

One leading Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir issued a plea for opposition politicians and commentators not to use bad language when talking about the visit. "International media is highly focused on her return and this (bad language) will damage Pakistan's image," he said. Malala began her campaigning ...
A senior Pakistani woman lawmaker from the party of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has become the country's first opposition leader in the upper house of parliament, officials said on Friday, a sign of the increasing role women have in this Islamic nation's legislature. Sherry Rehman, a former ...
She was educated at Smith College and later at the University of Sussex where she studied Art History and Political Science. A senior figure in the PPP, Rehman served as the editor of popular English magazine Herald for over a decade before making a foray into politics. She was elected to the national ...
These demands are expressed in the language of human rights, and have received the support of leading Pakistani politicians, including opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto. Pakistani .... They have to navigate between human rights demands, Afghanistan-Pakistan relations, and the politics of the War on Terror. Yet it is ...
ISLAMABAD: The fragile democracy is on a steady retreat in Pakistan despite the fact that the political government is nearing the completion of its term, says ... Sharif, a three-time prime minister says efforts are being made to exclude him and his family from Pakistani politics in the guise of corruption cases.
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has completed its homework for the upcoming general elections and many candidates have also been ... Aleem further said that during the last five years, PTI has played a role of real opposition, adding that political struggle of Imran Khan had become fruitful.
The second phase is his role in opposition to Ayub Khan when he hitched himself to the anti-India wagon train, post the Tashkent Agreement. This was accompanied also by his transformation into a socialist and a democrat struggling against military rule. As he rose to the top of Pakistan's political pile, his ...
Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair said Saturday that as the next general elections are round the corner all the major political parties must focus on their ... The governor said that there should be no politics when it came to national cause and interests and we must all present case of Pakistan with one ...
When China — along with the Gulf Cooperation Council — backed out of the effort to block the move, Pakistani officials appeared resigned. Shireen Mazari, an opposition politician, said in a Twitter post that the country's reappearance on the list was a “major disaster for foreign policy and diplomacy.”.
Education and healthcare are two highly important political issues in Pakistan, but the government spends only 2.3 percent of the GDP on education and only ... general elections the PML-N would be able to once again repeat history, against the wishes of both the opposition parties and the establishment.
Nonetheless, the ruling will impact the economy and investor confidence, Abbasi said, taking a further "toll" on a country that has already suffered considerable political turmoil in the past year. Pakistan's benchmark stock index rose 1.4 percent at close after falling to its lowest in more than a month on ...

A full-blown debate on Act 74 with many dimensions is raging in Azad Kashmiri political circles and on social media. Some people are even wrongly portraying that they are the first one to oppose the Act 74; or demand its abolition. They give this impression that as a result of their opposition, Islamabad has ...
In October, Sharif's party, the governing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, succeeded in passing a law that allowed him to continue to lead the party despite a disputed court ruling in July that removed him from the prime minister's office. Several opposition political parties then challenged the law, and on ...
These demands are expressed in the language of human rights, and have received the support of leading Pakistani politicians, including opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto. .... They have to navigate between human rights demands, Afghanistan-Pakistan relations, and the politics of the War on Terror. Yet it is ...
Several opposition political parties then challenged the law, and on Wednesday, a three-member Supreme Court panel headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib ... politics by opening doors for party presidency to a disqualified person,” said Fawad Chaudhry, a spokesman for Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party.
The situation is exacerbated by the arrival on the scene of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek, under the leadership of Tahir ul Qadri, with support from all major opposition parties, seeking to remove the present government from power. That is the cauldron as Pakistan goes to elections in the mid-2018 if it does ...
Although Mr. Bhutto said that his immediate family has never pushed him to enter politics, he is considered by many Pakistanis to be the successor to ... It became clear to Mr. Bhutto that “people think you're either queer or you're Muslim, and that somehow those two things are in opposition to one another.”.
For the opposition, the only viable way to derail the government's preparations for the next general election is by disallowing the ruling party from completing its constitutional term in office. Opposition political parties, particularly, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) ...
Across the Pakistani political spectrum, officials accused the United States of making Pakistan a scapegoat for the failures in Afghanistan. Imran Khan, a prominent opposition politician whose positions on foreign and defense policy are often closely aligned with Pakistan's security establishment, called for ...
The issue was highlighted when the Panama Papers, which included the names of important Pakistani political and business leaders, were leaked in 2016. Supreme Court proceedings were initiated against the then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family and two leading opposition leaders, Imran ...
Pakistan's Ministry of Defense, and Pakistani sportsman turned politician Imran Khan have also weighed in on the exchange of invective online. Khan, who is a cricket superstar in Pakistan and the leader of the political opposition, said Trump was “ignorant and ungrateful.” The alliance between the United ...
An influential opposition party the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), or the Pakistan Justice Movement, had campaigned for snap polls and underscored their demand by saying that the apex court's decision against the former prime minister and corruption cases had created political uncertainty in the country ...
He said some forces wanted to destabilize Pakistan and halting development works including China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), projects. Interior Minister says that the Thar Coal Project has been incorporated in the CPEC to generate more energy in the country. Despite many other challenges ...
“Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and some other opposition parties were playing the role of a puppet,” he said talking to a private news channel. He said people of Pakistan were well aware of the politics of such elements and had rejected them. “All political parties should play their role to resolve the matter of ...
For the ruling party, the problem has been made worse by opposition political parties, particularly the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), that have come out with an election agenda solely based on targeting the ruling party's vote bank in Punjab. During the last two months, all major political organisations in the ...
In the 2013 parliamentary elections, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) emerged as the most popular political party, winning 126 National ... to the party's ranks has been the introduction of Benazir Bhutto's son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who is also the next political heir of the party, in active politics.
ISLAMABAD: Joint opposition front against former premier Nawaz Sharif is a testimony to the fact that his political capital and stature was far superior to that of the ... Commenting on the imminent general elections, the minister said that the people would hold the proponents of politics of chaos and sit-ins ...
ISLAMABAD: Senior Pakistan Peoples Party figure and Opposition Leader ... Political parties have yet to pass legislation on the delimitation of ...
But political opposition to the PIA privatization is any guide than the political parties in Pakistan are still far away from showing such kind of ...
The military is heard making periodic references to political and economic stability. ... 1977 or 1968, there's no mass mobilisation by the political opposition, nor are ... and the strains his brand of politics is placing both within the ruling party, and ... Some want Nawaz to stay away from Pakistan, as a distant ...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on opposition the Congress party over corruption, describing it as ...
The political parties agreed on the draft during a meeting held in Islamabad ... The meeting was attended by Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah, Shah ... adding the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will now begin the ...
Even elected sitting opposition in parliament of Pakistan always ... Hence the army is given the license to interfere in politics because it is ... civilian political leaders is another major feature of Pakistan's four star democracy.
Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah hits out at those ignoring Parliament ... take part in politics, said Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah on Wednesday. ... Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan will have to come to ...
The hallmark to Pakistani Politics ... The opposition parties are motivated by political vendetta, rather than an honest move to deal with the ...
The sheer fact that Jamaat represents Islamic politics in a country where ... By this standard, Jamaat remains a powerful political force in Pakistan — but one that ... Maududi even remained opposed to the two nation theory ...
The ban on political party gatherings has been in place since the military ... There has been little opposition to junta rule since 2014, partly ...
The decision was made despite strong opposition from the only ... that have gripped the Central Asian country's turbulent politics in the past.
There was no opposition to the move, the mayor told reporters here, but added that anyone who opposed it should go to Pakistan, triggering a ...
He said, “The opposition was comparing prices of a long-term contract with spot market which was wrong while the price offered to Pakistan ...
Sacked Catalonia president calls for opposition to Madrid's rule ... marked a potentially dangerous escalation of Spain's worst political crisis in ...
Pakistan's political parties capitalise on blasphemy laws ... in July by the Supreme Court, and opposition leader Imran Khan - who spearheaded ...
The veteran PPP member and opposition leader while criticising the arrest, said ... Khursheed stressed that there are up and downs in politics, ...
ISLAMABAD - Country's major political parties face disintegration as ... Likewise, the Pakistan People's Party, the major opposition party in the ...


 

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