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  • Analysis: A leap back to 1962

    THE grand cabinet reshuffle carried out by the eight-month-old government of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf can be viewed from several angles...

    Under the Government of India Act of 1935, which was unfortunately used as Pakistan’s provisional constitution for nine long years, all ministries at both the federal and provincial levels were to be headed by elected members of the respective legislatures...

  • Pakistan Cricket Board yet to form new general body under new constitution

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which has already lessened the significance of its general body institution by drastically reducing its size, could not even form it under the new constitution introduced in August last year, thus also failing to hold its compulsory annual meeting...

    After the PCB incorporated an amended constitution, with effect from Aug 19, 2019, it binds the Board to hold a general body meeting once in a...

  • Rights organisations praise Nepal’s new constitution

    LAHORE: Human rights organisations of South Asian countries have welcomed the adoption of a new constitution by Nepal’s Constituent Assembly and expressed their utmost anguish at the unofficial blockade of the country by India...

    In a statement issued from the platform of Forum-Asia, these organisations, which held a meeting in Kathmandu on Nov 5, lauded inclusion of all communities and shades of opinion in the constitution-making...

  • Erdogan proposes new constitution

    ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for reforms and the creation of a new constitution in the next four years, steps that would move the country closer to the executive presidency he has long sought...

    The ruling AK Party founded by Erdogan swept back to single-party rule at a snap election on Nov 1, taking 317 of the 550 seats in parliament, just shy of the 330 seats required to hold a referendum on changing...

  • Tinkering with Constitution may weaken federation, cautions Siraj

    LAHORE / QUETTA: Instead of removing Articles 62 and 63 from the Constitution, these should also be applied on judges, generals and bureaucrats, said Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq on Sunday...

    Speaking at a press conference, he said such an equal application of the Constitution for all was necessary to cleanse the system of corruption...

  • Constitution does not allow technocracy: Rabbani

    KARACHI: A day after Nawaz Sharif rejected the possibility of a technocrats’ government, Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Saturday echoed the ousted prime minister’s remarks, saying the Constitution did not allow such a set-up...

    “The Constitution is supreme and all institutions should work under the purview of their constitutional obligations,” he said, adding that the mandate of people should be respected and the transfer of power...

  • Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win

    TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a huge election win for lawmakers who favour revising Japan’s post-war, pacifist constitution, signalled a push towards his long-held goal on Monday but will need to convince a divided public to succeed...

    Abe said he wanted to get other parties on board, including Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s new conservative Party of Hope, and was not insisting on a target of changing the constitution by...

  • SMOKERS’ CORNER: THE LOST CONSTITUTION

    Once in 1989, he wanted a friend of mine and me to discuss with him the 1973 constitution...

    He told us that a lot of what was discussed in the conference of intellectuals that the Bhutto regime had organised in early 1973 had been incorporated in the constitution...

  • China Communist Party agrees to amend constitution

    BEIJING: China’s ruling Communist Party has agreed to amend the party constitution, expected to embed President Xi Jinping’s political thought, ahead of next week’s five-yearly party congress in which Xi will further tighten his grip on power...

    The party’s Central Committee, the largest of its elite ruling bodies, on Saturday passed a previously announced proposal to amend the constitution which will now be put to the Congress for...

  • Xi joins Mao in Communist constitution, tightens grip on China

    BEIJING: Xi Jinping was elevated to the pantheon of China’s most powerful leaders on Tuesday as his name was enshrined in the Communist Party constitution alongside Chairman Mao...

    Communist China’s founder Mao Zedong, and the architect of its market reforms, Deng Xiaoping, are the only other Chinese leaders to have their names in the constitution — and only Mao was alive when his was included...

  • Number of PTF units violating its constitution by not holding events

    ISLAMABAD: Owing to negligence of the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF), majority of its affiliated departments have been violating its constitution...

    Sources told Dawn that Pakistan Railways, Pakistan Ordinance Factories (POF) Wah, Wapda, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Army and Navy are among those units which did not hold any national level event during the last five years...

  • SC judge says Constitution has concept of basic structure

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court hearing on challenges to the 18th Amendment on Monday provided an opportunity to peep into judges’ minds when one member of the full court acknowledged that there was a concept of basic structure theory in the 1973 Constitution...

    “The very recourse to the 1973 Constitution shows a structure which may be called a basic structure,” observed Justice Ejaz Afzal...

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