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Bridging The Gap
Sharifs on the move. Sharifs on the move.
The signs are that the PML-N is preparing for an existence, at least temporarily, without the Sharifs. The PML-N denials have not been powerful enough to dispel the impression. PML-N politics has taken a crucial turn. Shahbaz Sharif has stepped down as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly, a position his camp had fought hard to secure. Fuelling further rumour...
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Debate on presidential system. Debate on presidential system.
THERE has always been an urge in this country to invent and innovate, in the name of the people and good governance, out of frustration, more ambition. Pakistan experimented with various ideas in constitutional law before settling for the 1973 Constitution. There have been military dictators imposing themselves on people and political leaders dreaming of capturing absolute power as Ďamirul mominee...
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Pakistan's armed forces on high alert, ready for any eventuality. Pakistan's armed forces on high alert, ready for any eventuality.
The military's media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), issued a situation update on Thursday to notify that "Pakistan Army troops are at high alert along the Line of Control (LoC) with all required safeguards along Eastern Border in place to thwart any Indian aggression". Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy are also fully alert, the ISPR conveyed in its statement. "During the la...
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Balochistan wants Centre to brief it on oil refinery plan. Balochistan wants Centre to brief it on oil refinery plan.
QUETTA: Members of the Balochistan Assembly both from treasury and opposition benches have called upon the federal government to take the provincial government and the provinceís political leadership into confidence on the Saudi plan for establishing an oil refinery in Gwadar. During a session of the assembly, which was presided over by Deputy Speaker Sardar Babar Khan Musakhail, on Thursday, t...
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Atrocities in IHK. Atrocities in IHK.
THERE couldnít have been a more apt prelude to Kashmir Day, observed in Pakistan on Feb 5 each year, than the images of the closed-down occupied valley in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modiís recent visit. The land was on a lockdown to ensure smooth passage for the Indian prime minister, who was visiting to monitor development projects. Businesses were closed and internet services on the ...
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Fake encounter in Sahiwal. Fake encounter in Sahiwal.
IT was only a matter of time before yet another account emerged of innocents losing their lives at the hands of an out of control police. And so it turned out on Saturday, when a couple along with their daughter and a friend were shot dead by law enforcement officials near Sahiwal. Of the coupleís other minor children on the scene, the son escaped with a bullet injury while two daughters remain...
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Privet tourist facility set to surface at ancient Sharda Junction. Privet tourist facility set to surface at ancient Sharda Junction.
SHARDA NEELUM VALLEY, June 28: Activists and expert at archeological heritage in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) have raised concerns over the construction of a private guesthouse by an influential bureaucrat at the Sharda Sangam, one of the sacred sites associated with Sharda Temple, where pilgrims used to take last ritual bath during their Sharda Yatra centuries ago. ďIt is unfortunate that the pe...
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Chief justice criticises DHA for 'using' widows, martyrs to pocket royalties. Chief justice criticises DHA for 'using' widows, martyrs to pocket royalties.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday declared null and void all agreements between the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and the Eden Housing Society, and ordered the former to develop the "11,000 plots sold by the latter within five years" in a bid to offer affectees some relief. The court further indicated that an implementation bench could be formed to resolve the case, and instructed all suspects cur...
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Islamabadís vote on death penalty at UN corrected. Islamabadís vote on death penalty at UN corrected.
ISLAMABAD: A senior Pakistani diplomat on Wednesday said that the United Nations had corrected Pakistanís vote on the death penalty by including it among the votes cast against the resolution calling for a moratorium on executions. A vote count at the UN General Assemblyís plenary session on a draft resolution calling for a moratorium on executions by all states still retaining the death penalt...
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CJP berates PIA, CAA officials for slow progress on verification of airline employees' degrees. CJP berates PIA, CAA officials for slow progress on verification of airline employees' degrees.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday berated Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials for a lack of concrete steps towards the verification of degrees held by pilots and cabin crew members. A three-judge SC bench headed by the chief justice, which took up in May 2018 a case relating to allegations of fake degrees held by pilots of differ...
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