Nov 262017
 
PTI postpones public meeting in Mansehra

MANSEHRA: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has postponed public meeting due to the prevailing law and order. “Our leadership has postponed the public meeting because of current law and order. The… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Nov 112017
 
DI Khan incident: PPP announces sit-in against KP govt, PTI leadership

PESHAWAR: The women’s wing of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Saturday announced to stage sit-in against the Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) leadership and Chief Minister Pervez Khattak… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Oct 262017
 

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan summited a written apology to the Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday in a contempt of court case filed against him During the hearing, ECP member Irshad Kaiser raised points on Imran’s contempt case, and asked for an apology. Sindh government is the most corrupt, claims Imran “We have already apologised twice,” PTI counsel Babar Awan said. again. An apology letter has been issued from Imran to the ECP. “Will your words change after an apology?,” the ECP asked Imran. Babar also asked the ECP to resolve the matter at the earliest while reiterating that Imran “respects the law, and all its institutions”. Imran was summoned by the ECP in a contempt of court case filed against him. PTI Secretry General Jahangir Tareen, Fawad Chaudhry, and Naeemul Haque also accompanied him. On September 14, the ECP had issued bailable warrants against Imran to ensure his presence in the case but the IHC, on September 20, suspended the bailable arrest warrants as well. Imran had initially approached the IHC challenging the ECP powers to proceed with a contempt case against him. ECP warrant for Imran’s arrest suspended When the ECP issued the arrest warrant, PTI counsel Babar Awan brought it into court’s notice and the court suspended the ECP order. The non-bailable warrant was issued by a five-member ECP bench on October 12 after Imran failed to appear before it personally in response to a show-cause notice issued to him on August 24 for defaming the electoral [Read More…]

Oct 222017
 
Elections 2018

After listening to a lot of analysts, it looks like the largest political party in the country is about to either break or be broken, whichever way one may choose to look at it. This will no doubt make a lot of people happy. It would have been good, if the people who voted various parties into the assemblies in the last elections had the chance to give those same parties their verdict at the next election as and when it takes place. But the party that got the largest number of votes and seats in parliament may no longer exist in anything like its present shape at the next election. A lot of people surely hope for that. Never mind the fact that recent judicio-political developments already mean that Pakistan’s proud track record of no elected leader having completed full term in office remains at one hundred percent. But should the likes and dislikes of a small number of people be enough to override the choices made by Pakistan’s voters, whatever anyone may think of their choices? One can only hope that the day will come when the country’s voters truly become the arbiters of who really governs them. Sher Ali Khan (Mardan) ***** The federal government and the National Assembly seem to have entered an era of impasse from which we need to extricate ourselves at the earliest. Issues of governance and foreign policy are being handled on ad hoc basis with more focus on deliberations as to [Read More…]

Oct 222017
 

KARACHI: General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has said he will return to Pakistan before the general elections. The country needs a third force and we shall expel the thieves and those who plundered Pakistan from politics, the former military dictator and head of All Pakistan Muslim League said. He said that honest leadership will win with the support of the people. “Meetings will be held in Karachi Central and other areas. Pakistan’s future is bright,” he added. APML has demonstrated its political power in Karachi, Musharraf said while congratulating those who joined APML after leaving MQM, PSP, PPP, and other parties. He was addressing in absentia the inauguration ceremony of the APML’s office of Karachi Central in FC Area Liaquatabad. More than 1,000 workers of MQM, PSP, PPP, PTI, PML-F, and other parties announced that they were joining APML. Throw corrupt politicians out of country, says ex-military ruler Musharraf APML South Region President Ahmed Hussain inaugurated the office of the District Central. Aslam Minai, Imran Siddiqui, Muhammad Ali Sherwani, Syed Faraz Ali, Asif Khan, Tahir Khan, Salma Waheed Murad, and Najmi Meenai were also present. Musharraf said that he was happy to see the inauguration of the office of Karachi Central. “This is a public rally in Liaquatabad, which had been a stronghold of MQM. He said APML is not only of Muhajirs. Sindhis, Pathans, Punjabis, Pakhtuns, Baloch, and people from all religions and nations are joining APML, which is not limited to one single province as it is a national party.” [Read More…]

Oct 172017
 

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday dismissed an intra-court appeal (ICA)  which sought to disqualify Member National Assembly Ayesha Gulalai. A division bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb dismissed the petition declaring it “without merit”, adding that the petitioner was not an aggrieved person nor has the petition pointed out any legal infirmity or jurisdictional error in the single bench’s order. The court was referring to the September 22 order by the single bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq who had dismissed Advocate Kulsum Khaliq’s petition. At the very outset, while hearing the petition, the court asked the appellant whether the Election Commission of Pakistan had started disqualification proceedings against the PTI MNA after the National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq had forwarded a reference against her to the apex poll body. Khaliq’s reply was affirmative. The division bench then noted that the Constitution outlines a clear procedure for disqualifying a member of parliament and that when the law prescribes that something has to be done in a particular manner, then it has to be done in that manner alone and not otherwise. Admittedly, the order read, that proceedings relating to Gulalai’s disqualification were pending before the ECP and, hence, any adjudication on the constitutional petition filed by Khaliq would be tantamount to interference in the ECP’s proceedings. The bench, subsequently, dismissed the petition. In the petition, Khaliq had contended that Gulalai levelled baseless allegations of harassment against PTI Chief Imran Khan without presenting any evidence and had [Read More…]

Oct 132017
 

Taking a dig at Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said on Friday that it was a “miracle” that even a person like him had the audacity to speak on corruption. “He [Zardari] is the worst disease and robber in Pakistan. He and his sister [Faryal Talpur] have served me with defamation notices because I don’t respect them,” he told the participants of a PTI rally in Peshawar. “But I will continue to speak the truth. I will go to Sindh to free its people from the chains of fear and the PTI will form the next government in the province,” he added. Beware of politicians like Imran and Sharif, Zardari tells K-P people Khan said Pakistanis had to go to other countries to find jobs because $10 billion was sent abroad every year through money laundering. “People like Zardari and [Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief] Nawaz Sharif steal money from Pakistanis and buy properties and build factories in other countries. Our citizens then go abroad and work at these factories,” he maintained. “If all this money is spent on building factories and universities in Pakistan, we won’t have to seek loans from the IMF and lose our dignity,” he added. The PTI chief said the government begged for IMF loans and then imposed heavy taxes on citizens to pay back their installments.   The post It’s a ‘miracle’ that even Zardari’s speaking on corruption, says Imran appeared first on The Express Tribune. Click [Read More…]

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