Tag: Benazir

  • First Things First : Muneer Malik Op-Ed in Dawn

    Op-ed article published in Dawn, 6th December 2007 by Muneer A Malik, former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association who is currently hospitalised following renal failure during his detention in Attock jail It was heartening to see Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif finally sitting together. The formation of a joint ARD-APDM committee is a…

  • Musharraf’s Economic Deception – Part 1

    Guest Post by Dr. Tariq Naeem General Musharraf took over the reigns of power in 1999 from Nawaz Sharif with the Pakistan economy on the verge of bankruptcy. So desperate was the situation Nawaz Sharif toured the world visiting Pakistanis with a begging bowl requesting them to invest in Pakistan due to the sanctions imposed…

  • Pakistani Election Commission bars Nawaz Sharif

    Pakistan’s Election Commission Monday barred former prime minister and opposition leader Nawaz Sharif from a January 8 general election because of past criminal convictions. “His nomination papers are rejected because of his convictions, presiding election official Raja Qamaruzaman told Reuters in Lahore. Its interesting to note that Mr. Nawaz Sharif in his hate to get…

  • PML-N to reverse boycott decision soon

    There are reports coming in from a number of news agencies that PML-N will very soon reverse their decision to boycott and succumb to the demands of their party stalwarts and contest the election. I truly feel that contesting the elections will only provide Musharraf with even more legitimacy to continue his reign on this…

  • Ms. Bhutto, A free Judiciary But Detained Judges – An Open Letter by Ghazala Minallah

    An open letter written by Ghazala Minallah d/o Late Justice Safdar Shah to Benazir Bhutto Dear Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, I was absolutely shocked and amazed at your latest statement regarding the judiciary. How could you, of all people, say that you believed in an independent judiciary BUT that personalities did not matter? If personalities did…

  • Shahbaz Sharif’s nomination papers rejected

    The Returning Officer Ashtar Abbas rejected the nomination papers Mian Shahbaz Sharif for one National Assembly (NA 119) seat and two Provincial Assembly (PP 141 and PP 142) seats. Tariq Badaruddin Banday, a candidate from NA 119 filed objection against nomination papers of Shahbaz Sharif that the brother of Nawaz Sharif was a bank defaulter.…

  • Boycott Elections Campaign – PML-N & PPP leadership contacts

    On a number of mailing lists there is a extensive list being circulated which has the contact numbers of a number of top PML-N Leadership and their contact details. It can be found at Thought Stream, the best way to get their attention is to send an SMS to their cell phone numbers or better…

  • The Path of a Patriot

    Guest post by mhb Opposing General Pervez Musharraf is not a cause worth endorsing solely by itself. General Pervez Musharraf is not the man he was when he first usurped the seat of Pakistan’s government. Over time as his political age has advanced, he has undergone a staged metamorphosis: from an amateur idealist, to a…

  • Nawaz Sharif’s Return and the Boycott Dilemma

    Its all over the media that Nawaz Shairf has finally landed in Lahore after some serious arm bending negotiations between Saudi Arabia and Musharraf (mind you I use Musharraf as Pakistan does not figure anywhere in this equation). It was basically orchestrated to level the playing field as Benazir was apparently acting too erratic in…

  • Update @ 1648: APDM Boycotts Elections – sans JUI

    APDM in full unity has resolved to boycott this sham elections. On a number of grounds of which was the restoration of judiciary to the pre Nov 3rd status was very much highlighted. The insistence of boycotting the elections was strongly tabled by Imran Khan as he felt that the opposition should boycott to expose…

  • Update @ 1301: Sham Courts (SC) Dismiss the final Petition against Musharraf

    Today the final petition against Pervaiz Mushrraf was set aside and dismissed by the newly appointed Supreme Court (Sham Court) bench headed by Chief Justice Abdul Hamid Dogar. In a decision which was practically predicted since the bench threw out the earlier four case on a technicality the sixth case was also ceremoniously thrown out…

  • Update @ 1602: LUMS Students Movement express Poltical Autonomy

    Press Release, issued by the Student Movement at Lahore University of Management Sciences As our movement gains in strength, support, momentum and therefore, media attention, the students of the protest movement at the Lahore University of Management Sciences would like to clarify our position on a number of points. Our movement is fundamentally a non-partisan,…

  • Update @ 1900: Two Young Boys killed in Karachi unrest

    Two boys, aged 11 and 12, have been killed during unrest in a neighborhood of Karachi where supporters of Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto have clashed with police since Thursday morning. Police said. “Two children have been killed in firing by unidentified men in the Lyari area,. “They’re also firing at the police. The firing…

  • Its time for street protests : Imran Khan

    Published in DAWN on November 13th By Shehar Bano Khan Looking defiant and all set to mobilise students on the streets on Wednesday (tomorrow) against Gen Musharrafs emergency rule, Pakistan Tereek-i-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan lashes out at the Washington plan of installing its dream team of moderates. Dismissing the election formula for being devised and…

  • Update @ 2013: Police raids, more arrests and websites blocked

    Via an IPS journalist and one of our SMS reporters on the ground: – The central leader of the Communist Party of Pakistan — Jam Saqi, was away while police raided his house in Hyderababad – A heavy police contingent is visible outside the Karachi Press Club while PPP activists Saeed Boota, Anis Fatima and…