Tag: Parliament

  • Counter psychological warfare policy? – by Shiraz Paracha

    Counter psychological warfare policy? –  by Shiraz Paracha

    Reportedly four to five people attacked the residency building in Ziarat, Baluchistan.  The number of militants and suicidal bombers is small. Out of nearly 200 million residents of Pakistan suicidal bombers and militants could be no more than a few thousands. Nevertheless, one suicidal bomber or militant causes huge human and physical damage. Their masters’ […]

  • Baladast kon? Awam ya koi aur?

    ہمارے میڈیا میں موجود دوست، شیخ رشید، اعجاز الحق، عمران خان اور جنرل( ر) حمید گل جیسے صفر نمائندگی رکھنے والے لوگوں کو بلا کر تواتر سے جمہوریت مخالف ٹاک شوز کرنے کی توجیہ یہ بیان کرتے ہیں کہ لوگ یہی دیکھنا ااور سننا چاہتے ہیں، اور وہ یہ عوام کی خواہش اور پسند کی […]

  • Justice Louise Arbour concerned about direction of Pakistan’s Supreme Court

    Related posts: Pakistani Supreme Court has gone overboard – by Justice Markandey Katju (Supreme Court of India) Constitutional misbehaviour of the Pakistan Supreme Court (Part II) -by Justice Markandey Katju Justice Louise Arbour has a distinguished career devoted to promoting the principles of justice. Currently serving as the President of the International Crisis Group, Justice […]

  • Judicial hyperactivism is threatening democracy in Pakistan

    Pakistan is known for its weak political institutions, powerful army, several military coups and the infamous Article 58(2)-(B) that was used to send elected prime ministers to home or jail. But this time around we are seeing a slightly different technique when the three member bench of the Supreme Court declared Yousuf Raza Gilani disqualified […]

  • Adil Gilani of Transparency International Pakistan condemns new contempt of court law

    Editor’s Note: LUBP has previously published quite a few posts highlighting the dubious role of Adil Gillani and his fraudulent Transparency International, which is always there to promote agendas and discourse of the Military Establishment. Gilani’s current stance on the new contempt of court law passed by the elected parliament clearly shows he remains ‘Shah […]

  • People have a right to know about the judges’ assets

    Francis Bacon said: “knowledge is power”. Right now, a lot of Pakistan’s governance problems stem directly from the fact that after the long military dictatorship, an another un-elected institution has gotten an upper hand in state affairs. We have been reading Chief justice of Pakistan’s opinion about extent of parliament’s supramacy. This new sort of […]

  • Turkish prime minister’s lecture on democracy

    ترکی کے وزیراعظم رجب طیب اردگان کو پاکستانی پارلیمنٹ سے دو مرتبہ خطاب کا اعزاز حاصل ہوا ہے، پارلیمنٹ کے مشترکہ اجلاس سے خطاب میں انہوں نے کہا ہے کہ عوام کی ترجمان پارلیمنٹ سے خطاب کرتے ہوئے خوشی محسوس کررہا ہوں اور اراکین پارلیمنٹ کو ترک عوام کا سلام پیش کرتا ہوں۔ ترکی پاکستان […]

  • Pakistan’s puppet court – by Shiraz Paracha

    The Supreme Court’s controversial detailed verdict against the elected Prime Minister of Pakistan is one more bad decision by a Court that has a dark history of collaboration with the military in depriving the people of Pakistan of their fundamental rights. The Supreme Court has been transcending its legal boundaries and constitutional role. Its decisions […]

  • Parliament reposes complete confidence in Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani

    RESOLUTION ON CONFIDENCE IN PRIME MINISTER, SYED YUSUF RAZA GILANI This House reposes complete confidence in Prime Minister, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, as the constitutionally and democratically elected Prime Minister and unanimously elected Chief Executive of this country. This House commends the Prime Minister for upholding the majesty of law by personally appearing thrice, on […]

  • When drug mafia entered the Parliament: Nawaz Sharif’s narcotics connections—by Shiraz Paracha

    In the 1990 elections Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif knowing or unknowingly awarded party tickets to people who were associated with drug mafia. As result some drug traffickers entered Pakistan’s national and provincial assemblies. Mr. Sharif not only introduced horse-trading in 1989, he also brought drug mafia to politics. In 1989, Mothermma Benazir Bhutto’s government had […]

  • Our parliament

    ہماری پارلیمنٹ ہمارے معاشرے میں ریاست اور سیاست سے بیگانگی اور لا تعلقی کا کلچر بڑی تیزی سے پھیلا ہے۔ جس کا سب سے بڑا مظہر شہری ذمہ داریوں سے گریز کا رحجان ہے ہم اپنے اداروں اور حکمرانوں پر ڈرائینگ روم اور ٹی وی ٹاک شوز میں بیٹھ کر تنقید تو کرتے ہیں مگر […]

  • Legislatively, this National Assembly has been one of the most proactive and efficient – by Khurram Wattoo

    The 35-year-old legislator speaks about Pakistan’s Mexican standoff, and Parliament’s unsung feats. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani was served a contempt of court notice by the Supreme Court on Jan. 16. And, rejecting the government’s position, the Army considers Memogate to be a real issue. Do you believe Pakistani democracy is in danger? The only […]

  • Takrana thik nahi -by Nazir Qaiser

    اردو اور پنجابی کے معروف منفرد تیکھے لہجے اور بلند آہنگ شاعر اور ادیب نذیر قیصر روزنامہ مشرق کیلئے روزانہ قطعہ لِکھ رہے ہیں۔ ہم آج کا قطعہ قارئین کی خِدمت میں کراس پوسٹ کر رہے ہیں ہم سب پرچم پاک کے چا ند ستارے ہیں اک دوجے سے ٹکرانا ٹھیک نہیں لہو میں بھیگی […]

  • The AHRC appreciates the Prime Minister’s resolve to place the army under civilian rule

    President Asif Ali Zardari’s return to Pakistan from Dubai, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s comments on the floor of national assembly and the conclusions & recommendations by the PPP core committee reveal Pakistan Peoples Party resolve to take on undemocratic forces that are out to topple civil elelected government. Implicit in the remarks the premier […]

  • Rope being tightened around parliament’s neck: Awan

    Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senior leader Babar Awan has said that rope has been tightened around parliament’s neck. Addressing at a press briefing on Friday, Babar slammed PML (N) chief and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for moving the Supreme Court of Pakistan in memogate case. He accused Nawaz Sharif of toppling Benazir governments in […]

  • Democracy triumphs: Parliament passes pro-women bill

    Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani congratulated all parliamentarians, particularly women parliamentarians, for the unanimous passage of the Anti-Women Practices Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2008. Gilani recalled that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto had always given high priority to legislation that protected the rights of women and it was in this spirit that all the Pakistan Peoples Party […]

  • Parliamentary sovereignty: PCNC refuses to attend GHQ briefing

    The Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS)refused to get briefing on the current law and order and state of Pakistan-US relations and post withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan situation from the top strategic institution at GHQ. It’s a really bold move and we hope it will take us towards parliamentary sovereignty, which will make […]

  • Military must surrender control of foreign policy – by Shiraz Paracha

    Recent arbitration by the Saudi intelligence agency in the ongoing ‘CIA-ISI war’ is yet another proof that Pakistan is in a dangerous mess created by the military’s illegitimate control over the country’s foreign policy. Before it is too late, Pakistan needs a radical change in terms of reorganizing  internal power centers. Adventurous generals must be […]

  • Are security and intelligence state institutions above the law and beyond accountability? -by Arshad Mahmood

    Originally published in ‘Daily Aajkal’

  • Jahan panah tusi great ho, tohfo qabul karo!

    Related post: Questions for General Pasha (Part I) Nawaz Sharif’s commendable stance on Pakistani generals’ Abbottabad debacle پارلیمنٹ کے ان کیمرہ سیشن کی متفقہ قرارداد پیش نظر ہے. پاکستان کی سیاسی ڈکشنری میں جن اصطلاحات سے مجھے چڑ ہے ان میں ایک اصطلاح “متفقہ” بھی ہے۔ کیوں کہ یہاں قومی مفاد، سیاسی استحکام، قومی غیرت […]

  • Why Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto loved us – by Ali Sher Mussali

    Related posts: A brief history of PPP: mauj mela, madari, maqtal – by Hasan Mujtaba Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto slaps General Zia and Ziaists from his grave – Hasan Nisar What is the difference between ZAB, Benazir Bhutto and other politicians? – by Munno Bhai PPP is losing popularity: Myths of the Electronic Media – by […]

  • Jaali Voter Fehristein aur Tunno Ki Besharmi! – by Saad Mansoor (Roman Urdu)

    Har nayay din ke saath humaaray munsif-e-aala urf Tunno aik aisa tabsara kertay hain ke ke har jamhooriyat pasand shehri baithay bithhaye bilbila uthta hai. Lagta hai Musharraf ki kitab Kakkoo kay Kaarnamay (jisay baaz loag ghalti se In the Line of Fire bhi kehtay hain) ke baad ab nayi kitab Tunnoo ke Tabsaray bhi jald shaya […]

  • An agenda for Pakhtuns in Pakistan – by Baryal Utmanzai

    Pakhtun Leadership (both politicians and civil society) should stand with any one who helps them achieve for Pakhtunkhwa a complete and unadulterated regional autonomy. Without such an autonomy, Pakhtuns are doomed to social, cultural and economic slavery. Centralized State The current structure of Pakistani state is highly centralized, which demands its diverse nationalities to forget […]

  • 18th Amendment: The Parliament must not surrender its sovereignty to grade-22 bureaucrats in the Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court’s order (on the 18th amendment) throws light on certain very important issues about the court’s recent role and function in our constitutional democracy. The court has been stretching beyond its constitutional mandate. Suo motu notices were issued to fix prices of sugar and other commodities. Then the executive’s function was challenged as […]

  • VIEW: Of conspiracy theories and recipes —Imtiaz Alam

    What the executive is not doing may make no big difference, what the judiciary is doing may be self-defeating, what the military establishment is doing may be absolutely untenable, what the bureaucracy is doing may not produce any semblance of good governance and what the media is doing may be the last nail in everybody’s […]

  • Are times a-changin’ in Pakistan? – By Daud Khattak

    Two and a half years of fragile democracy, war against terror, devastating floods, economic slow-downs, millions of displaced people, and now calls from the self-exiled leader of Urdu-speaking community in Karachi, Altaf Hussain, for a French-style “revolution.” Meanwhile,  some of Pakistan’s radical television personalities have created an environment on their shows where politicians, retired military […]

  • Ministers in Waiting

    My goodness the names keep changing but the song remains the same. Minus-One Formula became Bangladesh Model which became Caretaker Government which became Midterm Elections which became Patriotic Generals which became French Revolution which has now become Technocrats. Why don’t we just call it what it is – the pipe dream of ‘Ministers in Waiting’. […]

  • Parliament vs Supreme Court – by Khalid Wasti

    آئین سازی پارلیمینٹ کا اختیار ہے  – آئین کی تشریح کرنا سپریم کورٹ کا اختیار ہے ================================= پارلیمینٹ : اقتدار اعلی کا مالک خدا تعالی ہے سپریم کورٹ : ہم آئین کے اس حصے کی تشریح کرتے ہوئے قرار دیتے ہیں کہ زمین ہر خدا تعالی کا حق حکمرانی استعمال کرنے کا اختیار صرف ان […]

  • Mian de nare wajan ge

    In the last few days, it is really refreshing to see Nawaz Sharif’s bold stance on various issues including the 18th amendment and also on the Ahmadi massacre in Lahore. We provide below excerpts from some news reports from national and international press in appreciation of Nawaz Sharif. According to daily Dawn: “Pakistan Muslim League-N […]

  • O God, protect my country : By Khalid Wasti اللہ میرے ملک کی خیر

    =============== اللہ میرے ملک کی خیر =============== وطن ِ عزیز میں کیا کچھ ہوا : قائد ِاعظم کی پر امن سیکولر سٹیٹ کو انتہا پسندوں، مذہبی جنونیوں اور متشدد گروہوں کا یرغمال بنا دیا گیا – تصور ِ پاکستان کے چور ( قائد ِ اعظم کو کافر ِ اعظم قرار دینے والے مُلاں) ” نظریہ […]

  • To insult the Parliament is to insult the People :By Khalid Wasti پارلیمینٹ کی توہین عوام کی توہین ہے

    روز نامہ ” ایکپریس ” کے مطابق اکرم شیخ نے دو اور چار جون کواٹھارویں آئینی ترمیم کے خلاف سپریم کورٹ میں دلا ئل پیش کرتے ہوئے کہا : (١) – جج بننے کے لیئے ان پڑھ رکن پارلیمینٹ کی منظوری کا سامنا کرنا ہوگا – (2 جون) (٢) – اب نان کوالیفائیڈ افراد جج […]

  • News & Views : By Khalid Wasti خبریں اور تبصرے

    ( بحوالہ روزنامہ  جنگ  ) ××× سسٹم خود کشی پر آمادہ ہے – ( جسٹس خلیل الرحمان رمدے) حالا نکہ ہم اسے پھانسی لگانا چاہتے ہیں ××× خواہش ہے جمہوری نظام کو نقصان نہ پہنچے – (جسٹس افتخار چوہدری) مجبوری ہے کہ اسے نقصان پہنچانا ہی پہنچانا ہے – ××× لیاری میں گینگ وار شروع […]

  • Quran and national constitution: A food for thought for all Muslims – by Khalid Wasti

    ======================== خاکسار نے عدلیہ کی بالا دستی کے بارہ میں ایک نوٹ لکھا جس پر ڈاکٹر طاہر صاحب نے یہ ریمارکس دیئے drtahir May 23rd, 2010 at 22:28 Quran is supreme and not the man made constitution. In Islam there is no difference between a common man and a king when it is matter of […]

  • Parliament is supreme – by Khalid Wasti

    پارلیمینٹ بالا دست ہے ============== زمانوں سے عدلیہ کی آزادی اور پارلیمینٹ کی بالا دستی کے مقولے زبان زد عام چلے آرہے تھے – کسی شخص نے پارلیمینٹ کی آزادی اور عدلیہ کی بالا دستی کی بات نہ کی تھی اور نہ ہی ایسا سوچا تھا – اس لیئے کہ اس سے زیادہ مضحکہ خیزی […]

  • Parliament must intervene – by Khalid Wasti

    ================================= وقت گزرنے سے پہلے پالیمینٹ مداخلت کرے ================================= پارلیمینٹ ، انتظامیہ اور عدلیہ کے مابین دو اہم ایشوز پر اختلاف رائے پایا جاتا ہے – بظاہر پارلیمینٹ کے ساتھ عدلیہ کا اختلاف اٹھارویں ترمیم پر ہے – عدلیہ کا موڈ یہ معلوم ہوتا ہے کہ اس ترمیم میں ججوں کے انتخاب کا جو طریقہءکار […]

  • Sacred cow – by Khalid Wasti

    ================== مقدس گائے ================== ہر مسلمان کا ایمان ہے کہ ہمارا دین مکمل ہو چکا ہے – کوئی نیا پیغام ، کوئی صحیفہ کوئی مقدس گائے آسمان سے نہیں اترے گی – اب اس زمین پر ہر شخص مقدس یا ذلیل محض اپنے اعمال اور کردار کی بنیاد پر ٹھہرے گا – اکیسویں صدی میں […]

  • Don’t turn the Objectives Resolution into the Ulterior Objectives Resolution – by Khalid Wasti

    ============================ قرار داد مقاصد سے اٹھارویں آئینی ترمیم تک ! ۔ ۔ ۔ ۔ ۔ ۔ ۔ ۔ ایک سفر ، ایک کہانی ۔ ۔ ۔ ۔ ۔ ۔ ۔ ۔ ۔ قرار داد مقاصد کو قرار داد مذموم مقاصد نہ بنائیے ============================ روشنی اور اندھیرا ، علم اور جہالت ،عقلیت پسندی اور رجعت پرستی […]

  • The grapes are sour for Nisar: Bargain games between PML-N and the Supreme Court – by Saeed Minhas

    ISLAMABAD: The civil and military bureaucracy should be scrutinised by the parliamentary public accounts committee, however, the judiciary can opt for whatever it wants and parliamentarians will respect its position, provided it takes a declared position. If this was the crux of the message conveyed by opposition leader Chaudhry Nisar on Wednesday night in the […]

  • Not the voice of the creator – By Ardeshir Cowasjee

    Day after dreary day it goes on — a professor, a woman, shot and killed in a rickshaw in Quetta, four policemen blown up in Peshawar, five ‘activists’ shot dead in Karachi, and more, much more. This land has a helmsman of little consequence and the sub-leadership is habitually frugal with the truth, always hoping […]

  • Constitutional obligations of judiciary — by Mohammad Azhar Siddique

    A constitution is the aspirations of the people. It is the experience of the past, the present desires of the nation, and last, but not the least, a hope for the future. A constitution is a document for all times to come What is a constitution? A constitution is a set of laws and rules […]