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Posts Tagged ‘Asif Ali Zardari’

Post Zardari Pakistan

By Umer Toor • Sep 6th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

President Zardari was holding the balance right at the top and was the primary ingredient in ensuring that this democracy carries on. His reconciliation policy was the cornerstone which kept the military to not stage a coup, opposition to not to destabilize the political government, and government to not to indulge in political vendetta.
Zardari as [...]

A President Caught Red-Handed

By Inam R Sehri • Jun 29th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

On 26th June 2013, Attorney General [AG] of Pakistan Munir A Malik informed the Supreme Court during proceedings of the NRO implementation case that a second letter signed by the then Federal Law Secretary Yasmin Abbasey was sent to Swiss authorities under explicit directions of the previous government without the apex court’s knowledge. AG Mr [...]

Zardari Making Rehman Malik New Prime Minister

By Rohail Butt • Jan 16th, 2013 • Category: Politics

With chopping knives hanging very low around the premier Raja Pervaiz Ashraf a.k.a Raja Rental, PPP has braced itself for announcing the new Prime Minister. And the next in line, the hot favorite right now is the one and only Herr Rehman Malik.
He fulfills the criteria of President Zardari with flying colors. He is inept, [...]

NATO Supply Restored for Summit In Chicago

By Sehar Sajjad • May 20th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story

On 26 of November, Pakistan blocked the NATO supply into Afghanistan; due to attack of US air craft, which killed 26 Pakistani soldiers. A meeting was called by federal cabinet with the agenda of NATO supply restoration. In which Prime Minister Gilani said that the relationship of Pakistan with NATO and US is at serious [...]

Charisma of President Zardari Wins Aitzaz’s Heart

By Umer Toor • Mar 25th, 2012 • Category: Politics

There was lots of speculation in the media earlier on that Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan had taken up the defense of President Zardari and Premier Gilani just because he wanted chairman senate designation. Then it was said that Aitzaz wanted governorship of Punjab and so on. Nothing of that kind happened, and now the media pahlwans [...]

International Standards and Zardari

By Rohail Butt • Mar 1st, 2012 • Category: Politics

With sheer brazen shamelessness, the personal doctor of Zardari in jail, Dr. Asim comes on TV with his head dripped in oil and announces that they have to keep up with the international market and so the price hike.
Government has once again raised the prices of petroleum products, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and electricity. [...]

Article 248 (2) of the Constitution and Immunity to our President

By Uza Syed • Feb 15th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

We have this ongoing debate about whether or not our President, irrespective who S/he is from what party, is protected and provided immunity from any criminal proceedings against him during tenure of his office. Here we have been mislead into this unnecessary controversy regarding the interpretation of the wordings of our Constitution. As far as [...]

NRO and Immunity for the President

By Wajid Ali Khan • Feb 13th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

NRO and Immunity for the President
Supreme Court of Pakistan’s bench hearing contempt of court proceedings against PM Gilani has called the PM on 13th February for framing of the charges against him. During the first hearing Aitzaz Ahsan accompanied the PM as his counsel in the Supreme Court with much fanfare and with promises that [...]

PPP Targeting Punjab

By Rohail Butt • Feb 3rd, 2012 • Category: Politics

With pain and sadness I am writing this post. I really don’t like to talk about the provincial and ethnic disharmony, but now the water has risen above the heads, as the federal government in Islamabad has started playing politics on the corpses in the Punjab.
It was a common knowledge in Punjab that Pakistan People’s [...]

NO Immunity for Zardari

By A Khokar • Jan 21st, 2012 • Category: Politics

In April 1999, Swiss courts caught three criminals; Asif Ali Zardari, Miss Benazir Bhutto and their partner Dr. J. Schlegelmilch, a Swiss lawyer, on laundering some 60 million of stolen and kick back money stashed in Swiss banks accounts. This alerted the Pakistani government and Pakistan put up a claim in the Swiss courts that [...]