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Shehbaz Sharif delivers angry speech after NAB hearing

News Analysis | Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif appeared before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday. He was summoned for an inquiry for...

PTI seeks to become party in Hudaibiya Paper Mills case

News Analysis | The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has decided to become a party in the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case against the former premier Nawaz Sharif,...

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...

More PML-N lawmakers leaving the party piles the pressure on Sharif...

News Analysis | On Tuesday, five PML-N lawmakers submitted resignations to their respective assembly secretariats in protest over government inaction against Punjab Law Minister Rana...

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...

Shehbaz reviews shutdown order of cement factories at Katas Raj temple

News Analysis | Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday, 2nd December, reconsidered the measures taken for restoration of the Katas Raj Temple, it’s dried...

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...

Momentum of Sharif family accountability increases; Hudaibiya scandal resurrected

News Analysis | Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered the formation of a Supreme Court (SC) bench, on Friday, to hear a...

Has Nawaz’s London plan angered Shahbaz?

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi flew to London apparently to attend an international conference which was held at the London School of Economics (LSE)....

Imran Khan readying for a blitzkreig?

GVS Analysis | Imran Khan has, in recent days, been holding rallies with increasing frequency. Since 8th Oct the PTI chief has travelled across the...

Reality behind Nisar’s “No divisions in PML-N” statement

GVS Analysis | Ex-Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar claimed during a press conference that there are no forward blocks in the PML-N nor will there be...

Senate body furious over lack of cooperation from SECP

News Analysis | The Senate Standing Committee on Finance has questioned the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on whether it has been concealing...

What is Maryam afraid of?

Muhammad Azam | Responding to a reporter in front of the NAB court after her recent hearing, Maryam Nawaz indicated her dissatisfaction with the current...

Strengthening PML-N factions after NA-120?

News Analysis | The result of NA-120 by-elections was as expected. Kulsoom Nawaz won. But PML-N leaders have little cause to celebrate.   Yes, a win is...

Real stakes in NA-120: Maryam Nawaz’s future in peril..?

GVS Analysis | In the aftermath of Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification, the Sharif family is struggling to preserve their political heritage and control over PMLN. The...

Ch. Nisar’s TV interview provokes PMLN backlash; says “Maryam is a...

Chaudhry Nisar’s latest interview with prominent TV anchor Saleem Safi has provoked a backlash from many PMLN party members. An unusually extensive TV appearance...

PML-N to beef up mass contact: Has election campaign already started?

News Analysis | The leaders of the bruised, battered yet resilient PML-N have joined heads to decide upon a modus vivendi for the future. The...

Khaqan Abbasi and his dysfunctional Cabinet; Maryam’s doing?

Sources close to the federal government, in Islamabad, have informed GVS that the Cabinet formed after the appointment of Shahid Khaqqan Abbasi as interim...

It is Yasmeen vs Kulsoom in NA-120

News Analysis | The battle for Lahore seat, NA-120 will be fought between two women in Dr. Yasmeen Rashid and Kulsoom Nawaz. After dithering and...

Nawaz Sharif and the Supreme Court’s decision

In an informal conversation with journalists on Saturday, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that though he has a lot to say about the...

The Massacre in Model Town: terrorism by the House of Sharifs

Maheen Akhtar | On June 17th, 2014 a tragedy unfolded at Minhaj-ul-Qura’n International which remains the most heinous crime which is tantamount to state terrorism....

ECP bars Shehbaz from taking part in NA-120 poll

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday issued a code of conduct for the by-elections of NA-120 barring Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif from...

Open defiance of the apex court

News Analysis | A high-level meeting of the PML-N was held in Murree yesterday. The newly-elected prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi and other PML-N stalwarts...

Rana Sanaullah still hopeful about Nawaz’s chances in 2018

Rana Sanaullah, law minister influential member of the Punjab cabinet, opposed the elevation of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to the National Assembly, believing there...

Who will triumph in the battle for NA-120?

News Analysis | Preparations are already underway in Lahore’s NA-120 constituency which was recently vacated by the ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Political parties have...

The interim prime minister; no stranger to corruption charges

Minister of Petroleum and Natural resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been appointed interim prime minister while Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the chosen successor...

Panama JIT reviews the questionable history of the Sharif family

The JIT tasked with probing the alleged financial wrongdoings of the Sharif family resulting from the April 20 Supreme Court verdict in the Panamagate...

Dawn leaks scandal nearing its resolution?

“Notification on Dawn Leak is incomplete and not in line with recommendations by the Inquiry Board. Notification is rejected,” According to sources, the Punjab...

Fallout from Imran Khan’s bribery allegations; Hostilities escalate

Two days after Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan made incendiary claims that the Prime Minister had offered Rs.10 billion in exchange for his silence,...

Real vision Pakistan needs involves more than building roads

Farid A. Malik | In a recent get-together, everyone was wondering why the government of PML-N is only interested in building roads and transport systems....

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