Provisions key to restoration MUBASHIR HASSANLAHORE-The joint news conference addressed by PPP chief Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif at Islamabad on Tuesday was significant in many respects. While the two leaders made many things clear as to their future political strategy, they could not conceal their differences over the vital issue of…

US will not dictate to Pakistan over judges: envoy4 hours agoISLAMABAD (AFP) — A United States envoy said Tuesday Washington will not dictate to the new Pakistani government on the restoration of judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf.Musharraf deposed the country’s chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and dozens of other judges under a state of…

Pakistan’s doves, America’s hawksSimon TisdallApril 22, 2008 4:00 PMhttp://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/simon_tisdall/2008/04/pakistans_doves_americas_hawks.htmlPakistan’s new leaders are doing the easy stuff first. Judges fired by President Pervez Musharraf, including chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, will likely get their jobs back soon. Media curbs are being lifted. A regulation preventing prime ministers serving more than two terms may be scrapped, which…

Judges sacked by Musharraf to get jobs back Salman Masood and Carlotta Gall in Islamabad April 22, 2008 PAKISTAN’S new government plans to present a resolution in parliament calling for judges sacked by the President, Pervez Musharraf, when he imposed emergency rule in November to be restored to their positions, government officials said.It would be…

Kidnapped envoy sends SOS to govt Sunday, April 20, 2008 Captors demand release of 10 militants, ransom By Mushtaq Yusufzai & Mobarak A VirkPESHAWAR: Kidnapped Pakistani envoy to Afghanistan Tariq Azizuddin made his first appearance on Saturday after his abduction in March on a TV channel in which he was shown requesting the government to…

MQM :Musharraf’s Goons and Pakistan’s Nazis and Lawyer KillersTwenty Three Lawyers May have been killed by MQM on April 9Forward to a friend Twenty Three Lawyers May Have Been Killed by MQM on April 914 04 2008FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAHRC-STM-094- 2008April 11, 2008A Statement by the Asian Human Rights CommissionPAKISTAN: Immediate actions required to prevent a…

INDIA AND CHINA: HISTORICAL STATISTICSApril 17, 2008 at 12:55 pm In Asia, China, Development, Economics, Financial, Globalization, History, India, Research, World-system GDP estimatesIndia’s share of the world income1800 – 1825China was the world’s largest economy followed by India and France. The gross domestic product of India in 1825 was estimated at about 50 per cent…

A golden reform opportunity for MQM – Nasim ZehraPosted in April 16th, 2008by Overseas in News & ArticlesThe writer is an Islamabad-based security analystAll political efforts must be made by the PPP leadership to reverse the April 13 breakdown of PPP-MQM talks. The people of Karachi, Sindh and indeed Pakistancannot afford a falling out between…

Justice(R) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim’s Draft of Resolution for the Restoration of Genuine Judiciary Posted on March 28, 2008 by united4justice(DRAFT RESOLUTION by Justice(R) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim for the Restoration of Genuine Judiciary ) THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF PAKISTAN WHEREAS, We the elected representatives of the people of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan acknowledge and honor…

Short-lived reconciliation, discord in cityBy By Imtiaz Ali 4/17/2008KarachiThe tragic events of April 9 have generated a resurgence of concerns about the peace and harmony in the city. The role of rumours and reaction to the treatment meted out to former federal minister in Lahore has been cited as possible explanations behind it. But others…