Pakistan Politics

Body of MQM leader Dr Hasan Arif found in a car in KarachiDawn Newspaper

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Professor Dr Hasan Zafar Arif, MQM-London’s deputy convener, was found dead in a car in Karachi’s Ilyas Goth area on Sunday, police said. “The body of Hassan Zafar Arif, son of Maqbool Hassan, 70-72-years-old, was found from car number ANC-016, Lancer silver at Ilyas Goth,” station house officer at Ibrahim Hyderi police station confirmed. “The body was shifted to Jinnah …

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Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui escapes kidnapping attemptCommittee to Protect Journalists (Jan. 10, 2018)

New York, January 10, 2018—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Pakistani authorities to investigate today’s attempted abduction of journalist Taha Siddiqui, and prosecute the perpetrators. Siddiqui, the Pakistani bureau chief for the New Delhi-based television channel World Is One News, was in Islamabad on his way to the airport when 10 to 12 men stopped his car on the highway, …

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Benazir Bhutto assassination: How Pakistan covered up killingBy Owen Bennett Jones BBC News (Dec 27, 2017)

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Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to lead a Muslim country. The decade since an assassin killed her has revealed more about how Pakistan works than it has about who actually ordered her death. Bhutto was murdered on 27 December 2007 by a 15-year-old suicide bomber called Bilal. She had just finished an election rally in Rawalpindi when he approached …

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From Trauma to Inspiration- Three years later APS survivor ready to change the worldSidra Khan (The News International) Dec 16, 2017

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Three years after the Army Public School Peshawar attack that claimed life of 144 students, the world might have moved on but not the families and victims of the massacre. Labelled as the bloodiest attack in the country’s history, it is hard to imagine the struggle of the victims despite moving three years down the memory. On the night of …

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Pakistan Currency Slides in Effective Devaluation: Rupee falls to near four-year low against the dollarBy Saumya Vaishampayan The Wall Street Journal (Dec 13, 2017)

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Pakistan’s rupee slumped to a near four-year low against the U.S. dollar Tuesday, the latest move downward in an effective devaluation of the currency that had been kept steady against the greenback for much of the past two years. The rupee’s slide began Friday and continued after Pakistan’s central bank signaled a drop in its value would help the country’s …

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Pakistan is making concessions to religious extremists. What’s the cost?By Pamela Constable December 3 (The Washington Post)

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ISLAMABAD — In the past 10 days, two dramatic events — the government’s capitulation to a violent protest by radical Muslims and the release from house arrest of an anti-India militia leader — have crystallized the sway that hard line Muslim groups increasingly hold in Pakistan, a nuclear-armed state whose military leaders claim to be fighting extremist violence. The freeing …

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Musharraf quick to welcome newly formed MQM-PSP allianceDawn.com (November 08, 2017)

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Former president Pervez Musharraf, in a video message on Wednesday, welcomed the formation of a political alliance between Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), however, Musharraf did so even before it was formally announced. The video message was shared on social media from the official account of Musharraf’s political party — All Pakistan Muslim league (APML). …

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Pakistan ruling party wins key by-election in Lahore Former Pakistani prime minister’s wife Kulsoom secures vacated seat in poll seen as political barometer.By Asad Hashim Al Jazeera (Sept 17, 2017)

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Lahore, Pakistan – Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom has won a hotly contested by-election seen as the ruling PML-N party’s first key political challenge following the ex-premier’s recent dismissal. Kulsoom, 66, comfortably defeated the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Yasmin Rashid in the by-poll in the eastern city of Lahore, considered the Sharifs’ political heartland, on Sunday, …

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Altaf Hussain meets Khan of Kalat, US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher in Londondawn.com

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Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain on Thursday met with United States (US) Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and self-exiled Baloch leader, the Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Dawood Jan, at the MQM’s London Secretariat, according to a press release issued through the party’s website. The Khan of Kalat joined the latter half of the meeting, which included lunch and lasted …

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Jinnah’s addressDawn Editorial

Seventy years ago today, Mohammad Ali Jinnah took to the floor of the Constituent Assembly as its first elected president and delivered the iconic lines, “You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to …

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Pakistan’s ousted Sharif vows to remain active in politicsBy Munir Ahmed, associated press ISLAMABAD — Aug 8, 2017

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Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday insisted that his removal from office did not mean his future in politics was over, as he plans to go head with a rally this week and fight a legal battle to reverse his disqualification. “I don’t want reinstatement for myself. I am struggling to ensure the rule of law in Pakistan,” …

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New Pakistan PM wants probe of harassment charges against Imran KhanSaad Sayeed and Asif Shahzad (Reuters)

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s new prime minister called on Friday for an investigation into allegations that opposition leader Imran Khan harassed a woman lawmaker, charges Khan dismisses as revenge for his role in the ouster of then-premier Nawaz Sharif. A furious social media backlash threatening violence against Khan’s accuser, lawmaker Ayesha Gulalai, has also exposed raw nerves about the treatment of …

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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi: What You Need to Know About Pakistan’s New Prime MinisterBy SALMAN MASOOD and RUSSELL GOLDMAN AUG. 1, 2017 (The New York Times)

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a politician educated in the United States, was elected prime minister of Pakistan on Tuesday. Parliament held a special election to replace his predecessor and mentor, who was disqualified on corruption charges. Here is what you need to know about Pakistan’s new leader. A Staunch Loyalist A steadfast ally of three-time Prime Minister Nawaz …

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Questions after the judgementDAWN EDITORIAL

OUT of necessary respect for the Supreme Court and abundant caution in a matter where a hasty or premature assessment could trigger controversy, the initial response by sensible and responsible quarters to the Panama Papers judgement was to emphasise the need for immediate political and legal acceptance of the court’s orders. Now that the short but final judgement has been …

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan Is Ordered RemovedBy SALMAN MASOOD (JULY 28, 2017) The New York TImes

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered the removal of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office over accusations of corruption, delivering a ruling that is likely to shift the country’s tumultuous political balance and deal a serious blow to the legacy of a man who helped define the past generation of Pakistani politics. The removal of Mr. Sharif, …

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Fake degree scandal: Umair pleads guilty in US, verdict to be announced on August 21Azeem Mian (July 22, 2017) The News International

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NEW YORK, July 22: Accused Umair Hamid has pled guilty for selling fake degrees at high costs under the garb of fake US colleges and universities. Instead of July 21, he will now be given the final sentence on August 21. The accused has also signed an acceptance letter to pay $5 million and part of his wealth as fine …

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Pakistani Opposition Hopes for Leader’s Removal Over Corruption CaseBy SALMAN MASOOD JULY 15, 2017 The New York Times

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Imran Khan, the Pakistani cricket star turned politician, believes his moment of political triumph has finally arrived. On Monday, the country’s Supreme Court will begin a series of hearings in a highly anticipated corruption case that could result in the removal of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif from office. “I think he is gone,” Mr. Khan said …

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PM Nawaz says will fight for people till the endThe News International (July 14, 2017)

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ISLAMABAD, July 14: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that governments had been toppled in the country on accusations of corruption and being a ‘security risk’ in the past. PM Nawaz was chairing the parliamentary meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz here Friday. During the meeting, the Premier reiterated his decision not to step down from office on the call of …

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JIT probe: NAB chairman reveals case against Sharif TrustPakistan Today (July 12, 2017)

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Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has revealed to the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that a case against Sharif Trust was under investigation when he took charge of the accountability bureau. Chaudhry in his statement said the first family was accused of laundering millions through the Sharif Trust. “The allegations further proved that the Sharif family’s accounts …

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50 Afghan soldiers killed in Pakistan border clashes Pakistan says that some 50 Afghan soldiers were killed in cross-border fire after days of fighting, but Afghanistan denies the claim.TRT World (May 7, 2017)

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At least five Afghan checkpoints near the border with Pakistan were destroyed and 50 security forces killed in fighting in recent days, Pakistan’s military said on Sunday, even as Afghan officials dismissed the claims as “baseless.” The Pakistani and Afghan armies have been clashing at the Chaman border crossing in southwestern Baluchistan province since Friday. The latest round of clashes …

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