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Anatomy of presidential immunity issue – by Malik Muhammad Ashraf: The question of presidential immunity is the most controversial issue at the moment and the intellectuals, politicians and the media outlets are all engaged in guiding and misguiding the masses about the intent and the scope of article 248
A critical perspective on Geo News – by Usama Bhutto: Every one likes the concept of freedom of media. Yes media should be free but at the same time responsible. Jang group is one of the leading group of news papers in Pakistan. But some time they behave in
Iftikhar Chaudhry has eaten his bread – by Amjad Rashid: It is a fact that almost every human in this world, especially in Pakistan, thinks that: 1) He (or she) is the wisest person with heroic qualities; and 2) He (or she) is the most beautiful person. Although it
Nadeem F. Paracha vs Aamir Liaquat Hussain: Source: Pakistan Media Watch VS Though we typically focus on news talk shows and newspapers, it is not beyond the boundaries to also include some religious television shows. Obviously, this is not a blog about Religion Watch, and I
Yes, they have ruined us – by Sehar Tauqeer: 1. We, the 170 million Pakistanis, don’t know till when we will have to eat ‘fruits’ of these ‘ruiners of Pakistan’, the so called ‘Islamic Right Wing’ propaganda war machines, who Ayyaz Amir recently termed as Laptop Warriors, the pseudo Islamic Parties –  Saleem Safi
Pakistan Peoples Party and Importance of its Founding Documents – by H.A. Khan: The PPP was launched at its founding convention held in Lahore on November  30 – December 01, 1967. At the same meeting, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was elected as its Chairman. Among the express goals for which the party was
War is terror and a profitable business – by H.A. Khan: Renowned columnist Munno Bhai once asked in one of his columns that when ultimately countries have to sit at the negotiating table after wars, why do not they do this before the war to save thousands of lives. Nowadays
Recourse to judiciary harmful: experts: By Nasir Iqbal Originally Published at DAWN Edited and Posted By: Farhad Jarral ISLAMABAD: A number of legal experts have cautioned against wasting energy on the debate regarding constitutional immunity for a top office when the remedy to the
In the heart of Pakistan – by Saria Benazir: The history of Pakistan Peoples Party is too long a saga of thrash about and forfeits. A time came, when the founder Chairman of our party Quaid e Awaam Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto had to rest down his life…choose
Taraqqiati mansoobay bamuqabila sazishi mansoobay – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: Article By : Ahsan Abbas Shah. Edited and Posted By : Farhad Ahmed Jarral. ترقیاتی منصوبے بمُقابلہ سازشی منصوبے پپلز پارٹی کی شریک چیرمین اور صدرِ پاکستان پنجاب کے دورہ پر ہیں اپنے دورہء پنجاب میں اُنہوں نے بیش
President Zardari’s Lahore tour and the PML-N’s resentment – by Farhad Jarral: Recent tour of President Zardari in lahore was a master blaster and it has created a huge anger in N-league. We see many of N-leaguers on TV barking against the President because he is in Lahore and Lahore is
A request to the Peoples’ Government – by Usama Bhutto: The Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Memorial at the Rawalpindi Central Jail Gallows. The four pillars symbolyse the four Federating Units of Pakistan. Gallows of the old Rawalpindi Central Jail continue to haunt the Military Headquarters, where Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was
The doctrine of necessity and the judicial saints – by Usama Bhutto: “The system is heading towards a disaster. Someone will have to interfere”. The Supreme Court of Pakistan. We have had a troubled history. Ever since its first elected Prime Minister gave Pakistan a unanimous constitution in 1973, the countries’
30 December 2007 – The arrival of a new “Bhutto” in politics – by Saria Benazir: When everything seemed to have changed, every life, which had taken a new turn after the events of December 2007, resulting in the assassination of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, the world had become bleak. The vision of a democratic
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s Legacy (Urdu Version) – By Farahnaz Ispahani: Shahee Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Ka Virsa
Will the ‘siasi adakar’ have mercy on Pakistan? – by Farhad Jarral: ٢٧ دسمبر ٢٠٠٧ پاکستان کی تاریخ کا بدترین دن ، یہ وہ دن ہے جس دن پاکستان کی عظیم رہنما اور چاروں صوبوں کی زنجیر مھترمہ بے نظیر بھٹو کی شہادت ہوئی ۔۔ آج جب کہ ملک حالتِ جنگ
Certain of victory over militants – by President Asif Ali Zardari: Two years ago the world stopped for me and for my children. Pakistan was shaken to its core and all but came apart. Women everywhere lost one of their greatest symbols of equality. And Islam, our great religion,
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s legacy – by Farahnaz Ispahani: The second anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s tragic assassination coincides with the observance of Ashura, the annual reminder to the Muslims of the ultimate sacrifice of the holy prophet’s
Shahadaton ki dastan (The story of the martyrs) – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: ٢٧ دِسمبر٢٠٠٧ کو گذرے کم و بیش ٢ سال کا عرصہ بیتنے کو ہے۔ اِس تحریر کو لکھتے وقت ٥ محرم ١٤٣١ ہجری ہے۔ نواسہ رسول ، جگر گوشہ بتول کا ماتم کائنات میں بپا ہے۔ میری پیاری سر
Why Zardari and NRO are so important? – by Farhad Jarral: VS   The Central Executive Committee of Pakistan People’s Party (CEC) and Sindh assembly have given their decision of full confidence and support for the President Asif Ali Zardari. Contrary to the wishes of some people
Former ISI official challenges presidential immunity: ISLAMABAD: A former official of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional presidential immunity against legal proceedings as un-Islamic and unconstitutional. Khalid Khawaja, also a former air force official, filed the petition
‘NAB tried to use ECP to proceed against Zardari’: LAHORE: The Former Secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan said that the National Accountability Bureau tried to use ECP to proceed against Benazir Bhutto and Asif Zardari in 2005. During an interview with DawnNews, Kanwar Dilshad claimed that
Army vs politicians…..who is the winner this time? – by Faiz Aman: Posted By: Farhad Jarral The cases of corruption against the politicians have been started once again as according to the plan of the forces who are against the democratic process in Pakistan since 1958. Once again same situation and
If there were words to explain the meaning of Blood and Struggle?: By: Jarri Mirza DEMOCRACY IN PAKISTAN _ Oh!! Stop day dreaming! Well, the obsession continues and the argument takes a new turn……Is it all a fairy tale??? But don’t bother about it. Democracy _ a simple utterance, but an
Is corruption the real issue or a democractic government ? – by Saria Bhutto: Posted By: Jarri Mirza To a number of eyes, awaiting the decision of the Chief Justice concerned with the NRO might have brought an image of an end to corruption or a step for its eradication but is that
Repeating History? – by Anas Muhammad: Posted By : Jarri Mirza It was surprising to see the media and other segments of society’s enthusiasm over the decision of Supreme Court on the NRO, declaring it null and void. This kind of decision was expected but
How to Mend Fences With Pakistan – by Asif Ali Zardari: December 9, 2009. With thanks. NYtimes NOW that President Obama has recommitted the United States to stand with Pakistan and Afghanistan in our common fight against terrorism, extremism and fanaticism, it would be useful for Americans and Pakistanis to
Finally, NFC Award deadlock is over: In 1996 the interim government of Farooq Leghari gave a draconian and discriminatory NFC award  which was adopted by successive governments; PML-N government in 1998 and also by the Musharaf regime, Leghari’s NFC award further  maligned the smaller provinces  and added to
PM’s correct approach to address Balochistan issue: AFTER exhaustive discussions and interaction, which has been termed by some circles as unnecessary delay, the Government appears to be on the right track on the issue of Balochistan. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani personally prioritised the issue
Pakistan’s ambassador sues newspaper over misrepresented Cable article: The Pakistani press is becoming increasingly independent and free-wheeling, representing new opportunities for government criticism. This newfound press freedom, however, has also resulted in numerous mishaps, if not incidents of gross irresponsibility, in the Pakistani media, one example of
Priority Should be PAKISTAN, Not Politics: Article Selected from : New-Pakistan Blog Posted by: Jarri Mirza There is a renewed spirit sweeping through our country, one that is optimistic and ready to work hard towards a stable and prosperous Pakistan. Sadly, the fact remains there
Government’s Achievements – Guest post by: Ibrar Mir (Acting General Secretary, PPP UK): Posted By: Jarri Mirza By amending the National Command Authority Ordinance, President Asif Ali Zardari has taken another important step forward to implement the Charter of Democracy (CoD) in its letter and spirit. According to the ordinance, the president
Women police station opened in Karachi: KARACHI: The first independent women police station with a 24-hour helpline ‘1213’ established at the Saddar police station was inaugurated by National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza on Thursday. Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza, Information Minister Shazia Marri,
Message of President Asif Ali Zardari on the eve of Eid ul Azha: “My dear countrymen!Assalam Alaikum wa Rehmatullah Barakat-o-hu,I congratulate the nation on the blessed event of Eid ul Azha and pray that may Allah Almighty protect them and grant happiness in this world and hereafter. Eid ul Azha is observed
Message of President Asif Ali Zardari on the eve of Eid ul Azha: “My dear countrymen! Assalam Alaikum wa Rehmatullah Barakat-o-hu,I congratulate the nation on the blessed event of Eid ul Azha and pray that may Allah Almighty protect them and grant happiness in this world and hereafter
President Zardari asks party leaders, workers not to forget terrorism affected‏ people: By Jarri Mirza ISLAMABAD, Nov 27 (APP): Co-Chairman PPP Asif Ali Zardari has advised the party leaders and workers not to forget the people affected and displaced by terrorism and militancy and include them in the celebrations of Eid-ul-Azha.
President Zardari asks party leaders, workers not to forget terrorism affected‏ people: By Jarri Mirza ISLAMABAD, Nov 27 (APP): Co-Chairman PPP Asif Ali Zardari has advised the party leaders and workers not to forget the people affected and displaced by terrorism and militancy and include them in the celebrations of Eid-ul-Azha.
Chargesheet against government – Part I: By: Humza Ikram SUSPECT.…………………………………………Fehmida Mirza ALLEGATION. ……………………………….. First woman speaker of Asia and the Muslim world. CRIME …………………………………………..(i) Conducting in-camera briefings on national security, where top army and intelligence agencies brief people’s representatives about security situation. (ii) Allowing parliamentary
Chargesheet against government – Part I: By: Humza Ikram SUSPECT.…………………………………………Fehmida Mirza ALLEGATION. ……………………………….. First woman speaker of Asia and the Muslim world. CRIME …………………………………………..(i) Conducting in-camera briefings on national security, where top army and intelligence agencies brief people’s representatives about
Rhetoric of constitution and the dubious role of the Lahore High Court: Guest blog by: Aminah BhuttoPosted by: Jarri Mirza President Asif Ali Zardari’s address today (25 November 2009) to the party workers brought a new debate on electronic media. This new debate is part of the smear campaign against Asif