When it comes to Arsalan NAB is stopped, Chairman @BBhuttoZardari Tweets

13hBilawalBhuttoZardari ‏@BBhuttoZardari NAB led witchhunt vs SMBB when alive NAB told 2 begin proceedings vs SMBB’s grave. When it comes to Arsalan NAB is stopped.#doublestandards LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday hinted at double standards of the country’s top judiciary. In a tweet last night, Bilawal said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)…

Pakistan’s minorities: the bigger issue — by Farahnaz Ispahani

As international and domestic outrage increases against the constant harassment of religious minorities in Pakistan, those who do not want to fundamentally change Pakistan away from intolerance appear to have developed their own strategy. They seem willing to resolve individual cases that get negative international attention or generate domestic outrage, without wanting to tackle any…

Parliamentary representation: New bill on the cards for increased minority seats

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to introduce a new bill to increase the number of seats for minorities in parliament, in proportion to their population. The move is expected to enhance representation for minorities in the National Assembly, Senate and provincial assemblies. If the government succeeds in getting the proposed bill passed in the shape of…

Open letter to the chief justice of Pakistan -by Imtiaz Gul

On August 8, Mr Yaseen Azad, President of the Supreme Court Bar Association, drew your attention to an extremely pressing issue, i.e., massive pendency at various courts. He requested the apex court to attend to cases other than those revolving around the NRO. Mr Azad’s statement relates to the heavy pendency that the judiciary currently faces. The…

The judiciary has no right to reject the people’s mandate, says Governor Sardar Latif Khan Khosa

LAHORE: The judiciary has no right to reject the people’s mandate, Governor Sardar Latif Khan Khosa said on Thursday. Addressing bureaucrats at the National School of Public Policy, the governor said, “A country can survive under an autocratic ruler, but no society can flourish in the absence of justice.” He said that a commission of…

President Zardari for “determined efforts” to make Pak-India dialogue process productive, result-oriented

TEHRAN, Aug 30 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday said that Pakistan and India must make determined efforts and maintain focus to steer the dialogue process in a productive and result-oriented manner. “We have covered a lot of ground but we still have to go a long way,” President Zardari remarked during his meeting…

Govt accords top priority to socio-economic uplift of country: PM

ISLAMABAD, Aug 29 (APP): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Wednesday said that the government accorded top priority to the socio-economic development of the country so that the standard of living of the people of Pakistan could be raised. The Prime Minister expressed these views during meetings with Parliamentarians who called on him separately at the…

Zardari, Rahmon discuss bilateral ties, quadrilateral summit

TEHRAN, Aug 30 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on Thursday discussed bilateral ties, cooperation in trade and energy sectors and vowed to make the forthcoming quadrilateral summit in Islamabad a success.President Zardari and President Rahmon, besides discussing the bilateral ties spanning over a decade, agreed to further strengthen and…

PPP ke khilaf tamam sazishen nakaam ho chuki hain

پیپلز پارٹی مخالف قوتیں یہ سمجھ بیٹھى ہیں کہ پیپلز پارٹی ایک موسمی پھل ہے جو موسم کے بدلنے کےساتھ ہی ختم ہو جاے گا.. یا پہر حالات کی ستم ظرفی نے پیپلز پارٹی کو حکمرانی کا موقعہ دیا.. کبہی اسے بيرونى (ان أر او ) کی سازش و غیرە وغیرە… کہتے رہتے ہیں.. اس…