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Memogate hearing: What are the Supreme Court’s options?

  ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court resumes hearing the Memogate case on Monday (today) with the very “maintainability” of the case in question. The issue of the president’s immunity from criminal proceedings remains the central talking point among constitutional experts. While some argue that the court could decide the case without a reply from President Asif Zardari, […]

Sharifs violated deal with Musharraf: NAB

  ISLAMABAD: Be it memogate or Hudabiya paper mill’s case, the Supreme Court seems to have become a common ground for the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) to battle it out. Before the controversy surrounding the memogate case could die down, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) raised before the SC the […]

Memogate: experts fine-tuning president’s reply

ISLAMABAD: The legal experts of the Presidency are giving final touches to the president s reply that would be presented in the Supreme Court on Thurs Islamabad News Sources

Durrani wants referendum on province status to Bahawalpur

ISLAMABAD: A former information czar of Musharraf government, Senator Mohammed Ali Durrani, while demanding the use of the constitutional tool of refe Islamabad News Sources

President may be out for 2 weeks

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will likely need two weeks to rest in Dubai following medical treatment there before he returns home, the prime minister said, in comments that … Islamabad News Sources -2

PML-N may decide to give Gilani’s son a cakewalk

  ISLAMABAD: The PML-N may avoid fielding a candidate against the prime minister’s son in the upcoming by-elections for the NA-148 seat, vacated by Shah Mehmood Qureshi, after Yousaf Raza Gilani requested Nawaz Sharif for his party’s support. Former foreign minister Qureshi had resigned from the National Assembly and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) last month […]

The many illnesses troubling Mr Zardari

President Asif Ali Zardari who is admitted in a UAE hospital with heart trouble has been suffering from several other diseases including a critical ba The News International – Islamabad

Merger or alliance?: Imran, Kasuri meeting yields no result

  LAHORE:  A third meeting between the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Muslim League-Likeminded on making an alliance or merging the two parties remained inconclusive. On Wednesday, PTI Chairman Imran Khan and PML-Likeminded leader former foreign minister Khursheed Kasuri met in Islamabad to discuss mode of cooperation. While Imran Khan tried to convince Kasuri to merge […]

JUI-F and Jamaat get serious about reviving MMA

ISLAMABAD: Amid the changing political atmosphere, the Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) have initiated a secret dialogue to Islamabad News Sources

US believes Zardari may resign: Report

  An American magazine reported on Tuesday that President Asif Ali Zardari may step down due to his poor health condition. In its report, The Cable quoted a former US government official saying that when US President Barack Obama spoke with Zardari recently regarding Nato’s killing of the 24 Pakistani soldiers, Zardari was “incoherent.” The report claimed […]

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