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Nawaz damaging democracy to save ‘stolen money’, says Imran

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Sunday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was inflicting damage upon democracy in a bid to save stolen money, ARY News reported. “The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) is lecturing us on ‘democracy is in danger’. They should know that 22 parties have blamed them for corruption and Panama Leaks are international phenomena,” he said while addressing a press conference at Chairman Secretariat in Lahore. The PTI chief said we have only questioned about the…

‘Democracy will not work if it’s a top-down construct’

KARACHI: Vice President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) Senator Sherry Rehman on Tuesday said democracy will not work if it’s a top-down construct. "The government for the people, by the people is no more. It’s now government with the people," she said while making a case for Pakistanis to take back their constitution in her opening keynote for the second day of the London School of Economics’ Pakistan Summit held at IBA Karachi. Asserting on the importance of understanding the constitution, Sherry…

PM Sharif wants to become a dictator, says Imran

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wants to become a dictator, ARY News reported. He was speaking to media outside Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday. "What is the difference between Nawaz Sharif's so-called democracy and dictatorship," Khan asked. The PTI chief also said that the prime minister wants to become "Ameer-ul-Momineen". The Tehreek-e-Insaf chief said that the premier embarrassed himself in front of the entire country by…

Parliament aware of weaknesses in electoral laws, says Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has said that Parliament is aware that there are weaknesses in the electoral laws and a special parliamentary committee is working on introducing reforms for the past two years, ARY News reported. He was addressing a function in one of Islamabad's local hotels. Rabbani added that the administrative and financial powers of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) were increased. The Senate chairman added that election commission moved away from its responsibilities in the…

Obama urges ‘course correction’ on globalisation

ATHENS: Globalisation has brought many economic benefits to the world but needs a "course correction" to address growing inequality, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday on his European farewell tour. Obama spoke during a visit originally planned as a valedictory lap, but which has become focused on reassuring jittery allies after the shock election victory by Donald Trump, a staunch critic of free trade agreements. "The global path of globalisation demands a course correction," Obama said in an eagerly-awaited…

Khursheed criticizes Imran over taking back ‘lockdown’ decision

SUKKUR: Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan kept claiming that he will stage a sit-in only to back his decision later, ARY News reported. The senior Pakistan People's Party leader, while speaking to media on Thursday, said that Imran Khan claimed that he will stage a protest against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but got frustrated and withdrew his decision. "Only he knows why he took such a decision," Shah said. He said that he will…

“Go Nisar Go,” tweets Bilawal as he call for democratic accountability

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Tuesday has once again called for the resignation of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. “Go Nisar Go,” he tweeted. “Democracy is the best revenge,” he said. Democracy is the best revenge. #GoNisarGo — BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) November 1, 2016 Bilawal has called for Nisar’s resignation on multiple occasions recently saying that he has misused his powers and had failed to implement the National Action Plan (NAP). He also said that…

SC must take suo moto notice of PTI workers’ arrest, urges Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday asked the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo moto notice of the arrests of his party workers and supporters, who according to him, were being abducted ahead of a mass protest in the capital. Speaking to media, the PTI chairman said that law enforcement agencies had launched a huge crackdown against his party, arresting workers and supporters from their homes. "Under which law the PTI workers are being arrested," Khan asked. He said that the…

Politics of agitation will be defeated on Nov 2nd, says Asif

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that politics of agitation will be defeated and democracy will emerge victorious on 2nd November. According to Radio Pakistan, the minister was talking in an interview. Asif alleged that the PTI chairman collected donations for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and invested it in his offshore company. "This was the biggest robbery with charity given by the people of Pakistan," Asif said. The minister went on to say that Chairman of Pakistan…

Nawaz, Imran don’t know to run country, do politics: Khursheed

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif doesn't know to govern and PTI Chairman Imran Khan doesn't know to do politics, ARY News reported. The opposition leader was talking to media on Saturday morning. The opposition leader went on to say that Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has always saved the democracy when it has come under jeopardy in the country. He opposed PTI's call to shutdown Islamabad on November 02. Shah demanded that a high-level investigation of the…