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What are Tehreek-e-Labbaik’s chances in 2018 elections?

News Analysis | Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TYLRA) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi recently announced that his party will contest in the upcoming 2018 general elections....

Nawaz Sharif uses botched attack on Ahsan Iqbal to his advantage

News Analysis | The gun attack on Federal Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal, seems to have provided Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz another opportunity to target state...

Faizabad Dharna Discredits Army

News Analysis | The sit-in staged by scores of religious groups in September last year, in the Faizabad area of Islamabad, is denting the credibility...

Supreme Court lashes out agencies for not presenting fresh report on...

News Analysis | The Supreme Court of Pakistan heard a suo motu case regarding the use of abusive language during the sit-in and the difficulties...

Why did ATC shelve the cases against Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan’s Chief Khadim...

News Analysis | The Anti-terrorism court (ATC) has opted to shelve the cases lodged against Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) Chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi and others pertaining...

Supreme Court not satisfied with ISI’s report on Faizabad sit-in

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Monday rejected the report submitted by Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) on the Faizabad sit-in case and...

Thunderous farewell speech by Aitzaz Ahsan

News Analysis | Outgoing senator Aitzaz Ahsan heavily criticized the PML-N in a speech in the Parliament for its behavior following the verdict given by...

Faizabad sit-in report submitted to IHC; contents remain a mystery

  News Desk | The government has finally submitted the Raja Zafarul Haq report regarding the Khatam-e-Nabuwat clause in the Elections Act 2017 to the Islamabad...

IHC threatens government authorities with contempt charges over non-compliance

News Analysis | The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Shaukat Siddiqui resumed the hearing of a case on Friday related to the dharna (sit-in) at...

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...

Student kills principal in latest Mumtaz Qadri style killing

News Analysis | A grade 12 student, Faheem, of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Islamia College in Shabqadar–a private institution– has gunned down the principal of the college,...

State Surrender

Saad Rasool | As the nation recovers from TLY’s dharnas in Islamabad and Lahore, one lamentable fact has become painfully clear: no matter who the...

Faizabad agreement deemed unconstitutional by Islamabad High Court

News analysis | On Monday, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) challenged the legal credibility of the agreement made by the...

What triggered the rift between the factions of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool...

News Analysis | An internal rift has emerged between the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLP) after the successful protest at the Faizabad sit-in. This new development has...

Supreme Court questions the role of media and intelligence agencies in...

News Analysis- The Supreme Court has questioned the alleged role of Intelligence agencies and media in the Faizabad sit-in. Today, a two-member bench of the...

Were the protestors in Faizabad peaceful?

News Analysis | The Islamabad Police told the Supreme Court that fatigue, among other things, was a factor that led to its failure in last...

Faizabad Dharna: Another Reminder that Pakistan Needs to Beef up State...

Mudassir Saeed Laghari | The good news is that Pakistan has successfully moved up from the state when it struggled to establish writ across the...

Nawaz unhappy with the surrender at Faizabad

News Analysis | Former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif expressed his indignation over how the Faizabad sit-in came to an end. The disqualified lawmaker and current...

Accountability court adjourns reference hearing till 4th December!

News Analysis | On Tuesday, an accountability court adjourned the hearing of the graft references against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, Maryam Nawaz...

Faizabad crackdown casues divisions in PML-N

News Analysis | The recently concluded Faizabad crisis has unleashed a battle of words among many PML-N members including ministers. The recent crisis seems to...

IHC lambastes Ahsan Iqbal and Army Chief for their role in...

News Analysis | Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday lashed out at the federal government as well as the Army for mishandling the sit-in at...

Is Faizabad crisis turning into Red Mosque 2.0?

News Analysis | Islamabad was bracing Sunday for a possible military response to anti-blasphemy protests by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) that have already claimed...

Update: Policemen taken hostage by protesters, vehicles burned as violence continues...

The Army has informed the government that it is ready to take action against the protestors provided certain aspects are deliberated upon before a...

Faizabad crisis: the real story

Muhammad Azam | Let’s take this from the top. The Faizabad sit-in started early in November. Obscure religious parties – foremost amongst them Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool...

Dharna Crisis: Mystery surrounds government actions

News Analysis | Islamabad- As of now Islamabad Police and FC contingents have pushed back and the protesters of "Tehrik-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah" (TLYR) have...

Police action against Islamabad sit-in protestors leads to violence

Updates Story  A policeman was killed and over 100 people wounded as Pakistani forces fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas in a bid to...

Private Channels Banned: Welcome back to the World of PTV in...

News Desk | Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a suspension of TV licenses on live coverage of police action in Faiazabad,...

Final Warning: “Disperse by 12 o’clock tonight” ICT admin orders protestors

News Analysis | Islamabad Capital Administration issued a ‘final warning’ to protesters camped out at the Faizabad Interchange to disperse on Friday. They have threatened...

Faizabad still in lockdown despite IHC’s order

News Analysis | The protestors occupying Islamabad Expressway may be softening to the government, reports suggest. Saturday night saw marathon meetings between the representatives of...

Will the Islamabad sit-in end peacefully?

News Analysis | The Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal, gave the final warning to the protestors in Islamabad to disperse on Friday night. The Islamabad High...

Will government finally take action to end Islamabad sit-in?

News Analysis | A group of ministers on Tuesday hinted at conducting an operation in case authorities failed to reach a peaceful agreement with protesters...

Police reinforcements deployed in ‘twin cities’ as tensions rise

News Analysis | Police reinforcements have been called from different areas of Punjab and deployed in Rawalpindi to maintain peace in the city in case...

Faizabad Dharna: A view of both sides

News Analysis | Several strong supporters of the newly launched religiopolitical party Tehreek-e-Labbaik-Ya-Rasulallah (TLYR), many armed with sticks and iron rods, have blocked the main...

Rawalpindi-Islamabad residents helpless as police fail to dislodge protesters from Faizabad...

News Analysis | Religious groups – led by the Tehreek-e-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan and Sunni Tehreek Pakistan – have been in Islamabad and Rawalpindi...

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