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Pakistan’s last hope is under pressure of Supreme Court: Sheikh Rasheed

Rawalpindi: Awami Muslim League chief and former interior minister Sheikh Rasheed has said that the last hope of Pakistan is under the Supreme Court’s pressure. According to the details, in his message released on the social networking website Twitter, former

Politics and superstition

There are certain times when the murky field of politics dives to its lowest ebb. The recent insinuations being pushed by the opposition and government critics that the prime minister allegedly relies on magic, witchcraft and divination to make key

Balochistan’s politics

The political instability that is brewing in Balochistan may not be confined to the province but could spill over to other parts of the country. The recent development, which resulted in a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Jam Kamal, may

YouTube bans masthead ads for politics, alcohol and gambling

SAN FRANCISCO: YouTube will no longer allow political or election ads in its coveted masthead spot at the top of the site’s homepage nor ads for alcohol, gambling and prescription drugs. In an email to advertisers, YouTube said the change

PDM and history of alliances

There is no doubt that the greatest challenge to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government has been the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an eleven-party alliance of political parties hell bent on ousting the PTI government at any cost. The formation and

Vaccine politics

Pakistan has finally started the coronavirus vaccination drive with the first shot administered to a doctor in Islamabad. The nation has finally commenced the largest inoculation campaign as it aims to vaccinate every citizen against the disease which has wreaked

Role of madrassahs in politics

During the 20th Century, the world’s three major imperialist powers – Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States – have been the target of hatred by weaker countries.  In our region, those who graduated from modern schools were divided

PDM and art of politics

Politics is an art. Every major political party has a second and third chain of command who takes an aggressive tone and there are those known for their gentle tone and reconciliatory attitude. Usually, the second command has a soft

Life and destiny

I was with my friends at a hotel near Al-Asif Plaza discussing politics as usual. Some of us blamed the government for the ongoing scenario in the country, while others were critical of the opposition. It was certain that people

Will not allow stealing votes in Gilgit-Baltistan: Maryam Nawaz

SKARDU: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz has said that Pakistan’s politics has changed and should change. While addressing a meeting of the Gilgit-Baltistan election campaign in Skardu, Maryam Nawaz said that a government that could not bear

Boxer Amir Khan declines joining politics in Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistan-origin British boxer Amir Khan has denied any plans to enter politics in Pakistan. In a tweet, Amir Khan said he has discussed with his advisory team and will decline any offer to enter politics in Pakistan. He said

Govt resorting to politics of vendetta: Rana Sanaullah

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah criticised the government for resorting to politics of vendetta and said the courts are being stopped from providing justice to opposition leaders. Rana Sanaullah appeared before a court but could not be

Understanding Sindh’s politics

In 1843, British General Sir Charles Napier invaded Sindh and send a one word telegram to the Governor General about his victory – “Peccavi” or “I have sinned”. The British hoped to use Sindh for its economic potential with the

Dirty Politics on COVID

The world is battling with the outbreak of a deadly new virus – coronavirus – which has been spread in almost 100 countries including our nation Pakistan. Over 6,000 people have died globally due to the unfortunate coronavirus. On the

South Punjab province

During the 2018 general elections, the PTI secured crucial victories in South Punjab vowing to end the reservations of the region, usher in a new era of development, and fulfill the long-cherished dream to create a separate province. The party

Bilawal will soon be out of politics like Maryam: Railway Minister

LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed has said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto would also be out of politics like Maryam Nawaz. While addressing a media conference in Lahore, the railway minister said that just like Maryam Nawaz,

Revoking student unions ban

Prime Minister Imran Khan has hinted that the government is willing to revive student unions subject to an enforceable code of conduct. The is a welcome move and shows that the prime minister has responded to renewed activism in restoring

Intolerance dragging country into chaos: Bilawal

KARACHI: Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the country is facing the worst kind of intolerance in modern days. He further added, “injecting political weeds and extremism into national politics was damaging the whole society far from our

Army has no role in politics, says DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Wednesday that the army is an impartial institution and has nothing to do with the country’s politics. The DG ISPR said that the Army is busy

Federal cabinet discusses political situation, economic growth

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed complete satisfaction on positive economic trajectory of the country. Briefing media on the cabinet meeting, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and

Arab coalition endorses Benny Gantz as Israeli PM

RAMALLAH: Israel’s major Arab political parties have endorsed former Army chief Benny Gantz as new Prime Minister of Israel.  The mainstream Arab political parties have endorsed Benny Gantz in an attempt to break away the traditional political giant, Benjamin Netanyahu. 

Shehbaz holds discussion with Nawaz Sharif in prison

LAHORE: Former Chief Minister of Punjab and PML (N) leader Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif met former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday to discuss the Azadi March and Kasur incident. Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday met the imprisoned ex-Prime Minister of

Court extends judicial remand of Rana Sanaullah till Sept. 28

Lahore: Duty Judge, Khalid Bashir, extended the judicial remand of Rana Sanaullah in the narcotics case, on Saturday. Duty Judge of the special court for Control of Narcotics Substance (CNS) has further extended the judicial remand of Rana Sanaullah. He