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Asim Yasin & Shoaib A Raja
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday expressed their commitment to fight tooth and nail against all unconstitutional steps and support each other to strengthen democracy.
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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Wednesday decided to form a task force, comprising legal experts to review 64 laws related to the media in the country.
With reference to ...
 
 
Mushtaq Yusufzai
PESHAWAR: Announcing to end the 40-day ceasefire, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Wednesday said they would not extend the truce and threatened to give a ‘tit-for-tat’ response to the government if it used force against them.
However, ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: The prosecution in the high treason case on Wednesday told the Special Court that former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in his personal capacity proclaimed the emergency rule on Nov 3, 2007 as no record pertaining to summary ...
 
 
Shaheen Sehbai
DUBAI: It would be a little too early to say that battle lines have been drawn, but serious polarisation has begun to show between forces, both political and apolitical, on the issue of General Musharraf’s fate and the once blurred lines are now ...
 
 
Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah
The history of Pakistan is full of the illegitimate and unconstitutional manifestation of personal and institutional power and the trio of politicians, the judiciary and the army has conspired against the Constitution and democracy in the past. We ...
 
 
Hamid Mir
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and PPP Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari are committed to moving forward jointly for the sixth major success of the democratic system in the last six years.
Six months ago, Nawaz Sharif hosted a farewell for ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: Musharraf and his coterie’s effort to drag the institution of army to save the former dictator’s skin has backfired as political forces are getting to a grand consensus that any confrontation with the military would be avoided without ...
 
 
Amir Mir
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani establishment has made it clear to the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network that the time has come for them to choose between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and the state of Pakistan, if they want to stay friends with ...
 
 
Khalid Mustafa
ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has claimed that Pakistan witnessed a GDP growth of 4.1 percent in the first half of the current financial year against 3.4 percent in six months of the last financial year.
However, in the first nine months ...
 
 
Umar Cheema
ISLAMABAD: The publication of citizens’ tax directory is a welcome step forward but the decision of concealing the names of tax defaulters brings under question the government’s intentions to go after the offenders of tax laws.
By withholding ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: Senator Farhatullah Babar of PPPP on Wednesday urged the need for all political parties to pull together against the erosion of the authority of parliament.
Speaking in the Senate during the Zero Hour, on a point of order, Babar ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will chair a high-level meeting on national security today (Thursday) at the Prime Minister’s House where Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Rashid Mahmood and the three services chiefs, ...