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Senate elections: How many seats is each party expected to win?

News Analysis | Senate elections are taking place on 3rd March as announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The final date for submission...

Why did Pakistan refuse EU grant for support of electoral process?

News Analysis | Pakistan has refused a European (EU) grant of €15 million proposed for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and election monitoring...

Ahsan Iqbal and Chaudhry Nisar clash over visa policy

News Analysis | The issues of a liberal visa policy and the status of International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) were discussed in the National Assembly (NA)...

Bangladesh: Why Nawaz Sharif has a poor understanding of history

K. Hussan Zia | In his op-ed piece, ‘24 years of exploitation created Bangladesh’ in The Daily Times of 17th January Mr. Babar Ayaz defends Mr. Nawaz Sharif’s claim...

Is PML-N trying to drive a wedge between PPP and PTI?

News Analysis | Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif blasted Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the National Assembly (NA) today for what he described as...

Was the disqualification of Jahangir Tareen the right decision?

News Analysis | Jahangir Khan Tareen reacted to the apex court’s decision to disqualify him for life. He tweeted the accusations rejected by the Supreme...

PIA turns down bid to sell Roosevelt Hotel

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has announced that PIA’s crown jewel, the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, New York, will not be sold....

Standing Committee on Climate Change suggests removing taxes on hybrid cars...

News Analysis | Amongst other problems, the National Assembly has established that the rising air pollution in the country, especially Punjab and the federal capital...

Minister of Power announces Pakistan has surplus energy

News Analysis | Federal Minister for the Power Division, Sardar Awais Leghari, in a press conference, stated that PML-N has fulfilled the promise it made...

Over 7,000 Pakistanis jailed abroad are without government support

GVS Special Report | On the 8th Session of the National Assembly Secretariat in 2014 during the “QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS AND THEIR REPLIES”, the...

Sharif Corruption knows no bounds

 Ikram Sehgal | The Nawaz Sharif episode shows that pervasive corruption has not only acquired respectability in a perverse manner in Pakistan but left to...

Sharifs Appear in Accountability court after yesterdays boost in the Assembly

News Analysis | Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law, Capt.Safdar appeared in the accountability court on Wednesday as the trial...

Zahid Hamid under mounting pressure after protesters refuse to budge

GVS Analysis | Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan’s Interior Minister, along with Minister of State for Religious Affairs Pir Aminul Hasnat addressed a press conference, on Sunday...

Lawmakers unite to ensure timely elections

News Analysis | On Thursday, the National Assembly passed the 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 by a resounding majority of 242:1. Putting an end to...

Nawaz Sharif: hungry for power at all cost

Shiffa Yousafzai | They say all is well that ends well but for Nawaz Sharif and Co., it never ends well. Nawaz and his Unhappy Endings Term #...

MQM-PSP Merger: Will it last and what does it mean for...

News Analysis | The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) have announced their eventual merger and decided to continue their struggle for...

Deadlock over delimitation bill may delay elections

The government may be faced with an uphill task in passing the delimitation bill in the national assembly since there is a deadlock on...

Punjab to cede 9 seats to KP & Balochistan in next...

News Analysis | Speaker of the National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said Punjab will lose 9 national assembly seats in the next general elections....

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif?

News Analysis | The Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) has decided to field the incumbent Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif as the candidate for the premiership...

How celebrities and politicians reacted to Sharmeen Obaid’s controversy

News Desk | Yesterday, Pakistan's social media was abuzz with condemnation tweets and Facebook posts, after the physician who tended to the sister of Sharmeen...

Ahsan Iqbal regrets Safdar’s hate speech but will the PML-N take...

News Analysis | Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal has expressed his indignation at the hate speech delivered by PML-N's lawmaker, Captain Safdar in the National Assembly...

Terror’s political links: Alleged Intelligence Bureau report unleashes a new storm

News Analysis | 37 parliamentarians staged a walkout from the National Assembly yesterday after Intelligence Bureau (IB) report accused them of having links with terrorist organizations....

Solo flight: PTI going to court against PML-N’s “illegal Act”

News Analysis | The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday said it would challenge in the Supreme Court a bill allowing deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif...

PML-N : A Private Limited Company or a Political Party ?

News Analysis | The Central Executive Committee of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday approved an amendment to the party's constitution which allows a...

Ishaq Dar: Difficult times ahead..?

News Analysis | On Wednesday, The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) moved to freeze all moveable and immovable properties of federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in...

Ayesha Gulalai refuses to leave seat and claims forming splinter group...

News Analysis |  Ayesha Gulalai, the PTI dissident announced to the media today that she would form a splinter group of the party while reiterating...

MNA calls for curriculum reform amid Christian schoolboy’s lynching: Is that...

News Analysis | The National Assembly engaged in a vehement debate on the deteriorating situation of minority rights in Pakistan and persistent encroachments upon their...

The message was ‘loud’ and ‘clear’ from General Bajwa

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi | It was a real fine policy statement from an Army Chief in recent times. Simple, straightforward, with no ifs and...

Aggression in the region: Islamabad all-set to draw support against the...

News analysis | Amid mounting US aggression in the region, Pakistan's Foreign Minister, Khawaja Asif will set out for a four-nation tour to China, Iran,...

Chaudhary Nisar and Fast & Furious 9

Zeeshan Munir | Most of us are fans of The Fast and the Furious movie which is based on a series of action films that is largely...

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