Tag: Constitution

Supreme Court reserves its verdict on disqualification case under Article 62(1)(f)

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has reserved its verdict in the disqualification case under the Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution. Previously...

Farooq Sattar dissolves MQM Rabita Committee in response to his sacking

News Analysis | Senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar announced to dissolve the MQM Rabita Committee during the general workers’ meeting outside his...

Why devolution has not taken place?

Farid A Malik | Each province shall, by law, establish a local government system and devolve political, administrative, and financial responsibility and authority to the...

4 Pakistanis executed for rape and murder in Saudi Arabia

AFP plus additional input from News Desk | The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has executed four Pakistani men on charges of raping and murdering...

“Article 62(1)(f) is difficult to define”, observes CJP

News Analysis | The five member larger bench of the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan resumes the hearing of the case related to the disqualification...

Nawaz granted one week to present arguments in disqualification period case

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday granted one week to Nawaz Sharif to present his arguments regarding the disqualification period under Article...

SC issues notice to Nawaz Sharif after adjourning Article 62(1)(f) hearing

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the hearing of the case pertaining to Article 62(1)(f) of the constitution. The disqualification period...

Hindutva group demand quilts and heaters to protect Ram statue from...

News Analysis | In a bizarre turn of events, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) along with temple authorities at a shrine in Uttar Pradesh (UP) in...

Sharif and Tareen summoned by SC for interpretations of notorious Article...

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan summoned former premier Nawaz Sharif and former general secretary of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Jahangir Tareen on...

Playing on bouncy pitches

Farid A Malik | Playing on bouncy pitches is not easy, this is why the Pakistan Cricket Team is having problems playing on New Zealand’s...

Will Pakistan ever see another leader like Jinnah?

Shiffa Yousafzai | Everyone in our country wants to be a leader and wants to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan. More than half of...

Disunity evident among opposition forces at PAT protest

News Analysis | Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri Wednesday said that they do not want to take a step against Pakistan's constitution...

Indian Judges revolt against the Chief Justice in order to preserve...

News Analysis | Four top Indian Supreme Court judges convened a press conference on Friday that was seen to reflect the growing rift with the...

Pakistan demands rationale behind addition on ‘Special Watch List’ placement

News Analysis | Pakistan’s ambassador to US Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry demanded justification from US authorities over addition in “Special Watch List” for severe violations of...

What’s behind the Sharifs’ trip to Saudi?

News Desk | Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in the midst of corruption allegations and political turmoil. He is...

Dishonourable discharge

Dr. Farid A Malik | Decency demands an honourable exit. Dishonourable discharge is deplorable. In disciplined institutions, such termination is considered terminal with no return....

Nepal elections pave way for a leftist victory & Indian dilemma

News Analysis | An alliance of communists and Maoists are set to win Nepal's first parliamentary election since 1999. The ruling center-left party suffered significant...

India’s Identity Under Modi’s Shadow

Maham Gillani | Identity is the “understanding of self in relation to the other. ”Identity is a product of a number of factors that include...

US States appeal against Trump’s notorious travel ban

Reuters | Federal appeals courts in the states of Washington and Virginia are set to hear arguments this week on the legality of President Donald...

In Washington, Trump’s line on Syria very influential

M K Bhadrakumar | Some of the confusion as to who sets the US policies on Syria may be clearing up. It seems Trump plays...

Zimbabwe military coup: Criminals targeted, not Mugabe

Reuters | Zimbabwe's military said on Wednesday it had seized power in a targeted assault on "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social...

Sharifs’ diatribes won’t affect judiciary’s stature: CJP

News Analysis | The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Saqib Nisar on Thursday, while expressing concerns over continuing criticism on the judiciary over...

Will Saudi Princes accept MBS crackdown on corrupt officials?

M K Bhadrakumar | Within hours of a decree by the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Sunday announcing the constitution of a new committee...

Can football help end Gulf crisis?

James M. Dorsey | A target of massive Saudi investment, the Maldives severed diplomatic relations with Qatar hours after a Saudi-UAE-led alliance of largely financially...

The myth of ‘Greater Baluchistan’ debunked: Part II

Zara Ali | The advent of the 20th century marked the beginning of political awareness among the younger generation of the western educated Baluch elite. The...

Time to get rid of crooks

Haider Mehdi | At a recent seminar in Toronto, organized by OPEN (Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America) I heard a talk by Dr....

Why China added The Belt & Road Initiative to its Constitution?

News Analysis | China's ambitious 'Silk Road' is embedded in the constitution of the country. On the occasion of its 19th CPC National Congress, 2,300 delegates gathered...

How to protect women from sexual harassment?

Saud Bin Ahsan | Sexual harassment is a breach of a person’s basic right to dignity as enshrined in the Constitution of the Islamic Republic...

Has Captain Safdar shown the real face of PML-N?

News Analysis | PML-N lawmaker and son-in-law of former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, Captain Safdar while launching a spiteful attack on the Ahmadi community said...

Americans should never relinquish their Guns

Jacob G. Hornberger | Calls for gun control after a mass shooting in America has, of course, become standard fare. But before Americans permit themselves...

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