Charter of Democracy Archive

Children of Lesser God: Early this January, liberal quarters of Pakistan’s civil society commemorated fourth death anniversary of Shaheed Salmaan Taseer, the slain Governor of the Punjab. He was assassinated in broad daylight four years ago because of his unrelenting support for a
Mian sahib aur NRO: پاکستان مسلم لیگ ٟنٞ کے قائد میاں نواز شریف نے ٹیکسلا میں جلسے سے خطاب کرتے ہوئے کہا ہے کہ ہم دنیا کی سپر پاور سے ٹکرا گئے تھے، اور ملک کو بچانے کے لیے ہر قربانی دیں گے۔
Merge FATA into KP : ANP jirga: Editor Note : President Asif Ali Zardari, while speaking to the people at Garhi Khuda Bux,  informed the nation that 80 percent of his party’s manifesto had been implemented. It is important to mention here PPP 2008 election manifesto was
Pakistan: Moving towards self destruction: No one knows what Pakistani establishment has in its mind & what it is planning & planning for whom’s benefits? But we say surely not for people of Pakistan. However, one thing’s for sure, that it’s leading us towards
Ch. Nisar’s resignation sets a bad precedent for democracy: Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan resignation as chairman Public Accounts Committee(PAC) is the biggest blow to democracy came at the hands of the Ziaist forces, it further exposed Sharif Brother’s impatience to hold on to power and the worst decision
A Pakistani renaissance -By Mian Raza Rabbani: The 1973 Constitution given by Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was democratic, federal and parliamentary. It had a vision of Federalism in terms of fiscal devolution, ownership of resources, participation in policy formation and collective decision making. This was a
Scope of constitutional provisions and space for provincial autonomy: The Civic Education Network Pakistan organized a learning event; Constitutional Literacy Campaign, “Scope of Constitutional Provisions and Space for Provincial Autonomy” in Lahore on July 31, 2011. The 18th Amendment and the 7th National Finance Commission(NFC) Award have signficantly
A tale of N-League somersaults -by Raja Riaz: Sharif brother’s recent move is aimed at toppling the democratic setup. The grand alliance in the offing, led by Sharifs of Punjab, is based on one-point agenda – getting rid of Asif Ali Zardari-led PPP administration, another change in
Raza Rabbani: A National Hero, by Dr.Fouzia Saeed: Senator Raza Rabbani One has mostly seen political leaders falling in the eyes of public, especially in this time and age where media puts the spotlight on too many undesirable aspects. Scandals of all sorts get attributed to them;
Another point of COD implemented – Election Commission Complete: Pakistan Peoples Party has been at the receiving end of electoral rigging and gerrymandering by establishment and Pakistan Army over many general elections. Despite of all types of targeting, the PPP remains the largest political party of Pakistan having
From Charter of Democracy to Charter of Idiocy – by D. Asghar: The tell tale signs are not comforting. We are back again to the same old rhetorical and very historical political confrontation. The same old PPP and PML-N acting like two naïve school children and the war of words is
Nawaz Sharif’s Misaq-e-Pakistan – by Imtiaz Alam: Mian Nawaz Sharif has been baffling both his fans and critics with his conduct as an opposition leader, which is quite untypical of a popular Pakistani leader aspiring to be at the top again. While acquiring such a political
Charter of Democracy (CoD) Implementation Chart: The Charter of Democracy (COD, signed by Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif) is indeed a Magna Carta of politics of reconciliation and democracy in Pakistan. Despite a lot of criticism by the right wing media
From Charter of Democracy to 18th Amendment – by Nazir Leghari: سکہ بند دانشوروں کی پسینے سے شرابور پیشیانیاں….عرض حال…نذیر لغاری 15/ مئی 2006 کو لندن میں پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی اور پاکستان مسلم لیگ (ن) کے مابین طے پانے والے میثاق جمہوریت میں ججوں کے تقرر کا طریقہ کار اس قدر
Nawaz’s crowning glory – Fasi Zaka: Nawaz Sharif has finally achieved what no one has been able to do in politics for the past two years, which is to make Asif Ali Zardari’s PPP look good by comparison. He inadvertently whitewashed them when he decided
Nawaz Sharif Backtracked – by Sajid Ali: The Constitution Reform Committee worked for about 9 months at 18th amendment for repealing 17th amendment. The Committee consisted of senior parliamentarian of all parties, treasury as well as opposition. All nation put their eyes at the 24th of
Sharifs unveil ‘Punjab Card’ to prolong zero-sum game – by Saeed Minhas: ISLAMABAD: With the Sharifs unveiling their ‘Punjab Card’, Maulana Diesel trying to get even with the government, ‘Bhai logs’ of Karachi going into a pensive mood and nationalists getting a hint coupled with the success of the Kiyani-Qureshi-led strategic
In order to save Cheif Justice Iftikhar, Nawaz League forces PPP to abandon the Charter of Democracy: As per the Charter, all PCO judges should be kicked out including the Islamofascist Chaudhry Iftikhar Appointment of judges: PPP, PML-N say goodbye to CoD By Amir Wasim and Ahmad Hassan Wednesday, 03 Mar, 2010 ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s
Has the Charter of Democracy become irrelevant? — by Mohammad Jamil: How can one put highly professional military personnel, dealing with sensitive information, under non-professionals who are not competent enough to do the job? Politics is said to be the art of the possible and some say it is the
The Greater Game of Rightist Establishment: What we are today witnessing is a completely de-politicized youth of Pakistan trying to define Pakistan’s politics in a haste and in black and white. There are many grey areas in politics too. Our youth today needs to understand
Hijacking Democracy – by Anas Muhammad: Today we live in an increasingly dangerous world, which is filled with people who have their ulterior motives and willingness to harm others to benefit themselves. Our world is filled with criminals, gangsters, murderers, and terrorists. The people who
The Rightist Judicio-Politico Mafia – by Anas Muhammad:   Saturday February 13 – The Chief Justice of Pakistan defied Presidential orders through a suo moto action against the Presidential notification for appointment of certain judges. Chief Justice, in a rare nightly emergency session, formed a three members
Reconciliation Is No Silver Bullet – by Anas Muhammad: Two years ago – February 2008 – Pakistan began its transformation to democracy with a general election that brought Benazir Bhutto’s PPP (Pakistan People’s Party) into power. The party decided to continue its policy, introduced by its slain leader
President Zardari, implement the Charter of Democracy with no further ifs and buts please: Here are three articles, published in three different newspapers today (i.e. Dawn, Daily Times and Jang), which suggest that in order to safeguard democracy, President Asif Ali Zardari must listen to Nawaz Sharif’s voice. If united, PPP and PML-N,
PPP and PML-N to sign Charter of Democracy Part II: By Abdul Nishapuri President Asif Ali Zardari and Opposition Leader Muhammad Nawaz Sharif are expected to meet in the next few days to announce a renewed commitment to democracy by signing the ‘Charter of Democracy Part II’. It has
PPP and PML-N are united against the Friends of Taliban and their designs against democracy: vs Friends of Taliban in the Pakistani media and politics are very upset with this development. For example, read Nazir Naji’s column on the frustration of the Taliban lovers and democracy haters in
2nd Instalment Of Truth – NRO Actually! – by Marvi Sirmed: Selection by: Jarri Mirza Article written by: Marvi Sirmed This is in continuation of my earlier post on NRO, posted on November 7, 2009, which can be seen at We were trying to learn about this Ordinance clause
PPP and PML-N are united to safeguard democracy in Pakistan:Ataul Haq Qasmi:
Independent judiciary, meesaq-e-jamhooriat, and Nawaz Sharif…: If Nawaz Sharif is sincere in implementing the “Meesaq-e-Jamhooriat” (the Democracy Accord), then he must stick to all the clauses of the