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    Democratic System Of Government In Pakistan Face

  • Democratic system always faced challenges: Punjab CM

    LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said here on Wednesday that democratic system always faced challenges in Pakistan...

    “All stakeholders should discharge their duties with responsibility,” he said while talking to a delegation of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) which called on him...

  • Democratic system at risk

    ELECTED civilian governments in Pakistan have mostly owed their fall less to the opposition parties’ doings and more to their own death wish...

    A new cause of their anxiety is that the state’s growing reliance on its coercive powers is undermining its credibility as a responsible entity and is putting the democratic system at risk...

  • PTI's Islamabad lockdown threat to democratic system, says Khursheed Shah

    Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Wednesday said that he does not rule out the threat to the present democratic system as a result of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s November 2 Islamabad lock-down against the government over the Panama Papers issue...

    “Yes, there can be a threat to the [present] democratic system”, said Khursheed Shah answering a question...

  • EU has ‘clear interest’ in stable, democratic Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The European Union (EU) has a “clear interest in a stable, secure and democratic Pakistan”, and considers the country an important partner in strengthening multilateral cooperation, especially within the United Nations, according to a report adopted by the Council of the European Union (CEU) on Monday...

    The report, released by the council’s general secretariat in Brussels, said the EU was ready to consider sending another...

  • Smokers’ Corner: Polling for Pakistan: the democratic creation of a country

    It was finally decided by the colonial regime that an election should be held in India so that a government of Indian political parties could be formed to work with the British towards providing India self-governance...

    The League had performed poorly in most elections held in India’s Muslim-majority provinces whereas the INC’s aim was to win a majority in most provinces so that it could push its claim of forming a government at the...

  • Democratic transfer of power in Pakistan must continue, says Wells

    WASHINGTON: The establishment of civilian rule and the democratic transfer of power in Pakistan is one of the country’s great achievements and Washington would like to see this process succeed, says the head of the South Asian affairs at the US State Department...

    In a roundtable with journalists in Washington on Thursday, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells also said that the US was continuing its conversation with...

  • Government move to revive executive magistracy system

    ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday introduced two separate bills in the National Assembly, looking to revive the executive magistracy system in the country that was wrapped up by former dictator General Pervez Musharraf’s regime in 2001...

    The Constitution (29th amendment) Bill 2017 was presented in the house by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf, to lower the age limit of high court judges from 45...

  • New local government system in the works

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday constituted a committee to recommend within a week a proposal for a new local government structure that will be scrutinised and presented before the provincial assemblies to initiate the required legislation process within a month...

    While presiding over a meeting at PM Office, Mr Khan said that new laws must be prepared within a week so that they could be enforced in Punjab and Khyber...

  • KP to abolish district tier of local government system

    PESHAWAR: In a major policy shift, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf provincial government has decided to abolish the district government, the most effective tier of the existing local government system...

    After doing away with the district government, the remaining two tiers — the tehsil and the village and neighbourhood governments — would be further empowered, sources said...

  • Government to unify education system under new policy framework

    Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training on Tuesday launched National Education Policy Framework 2018 under the first 100-day plan of the government...

    The education ministry in its framework has identified four key areas it shall be focusing on: improving the quality of education, enrolment of out of school children, introducing a uniform education system, and skill development of the youth...

  • Enforcement of Article 149 will strengthen local government system: law minister

    Federal Law Minister Dr Farogh Naseem on Saturday said that the enforcement of Article 149 of the Constitution will only empower and strengthen the local government systems in place across various provinces and is not a matter to be considered controversial in any way...

    His remarks came during a press conference in Islamabad during which he was flanked by the government's chief spokesperson Firdous Ashiq Awan...

  • Now, controversial National Games to face government audit

    ISLAMABAD: Following ordering audit of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), the federal government, as a step forward, has decided to hold audit of the 2013 National Games on which Rs130 million (approximately) were spent...

    The Games were held in 2013 from June 28 to July 4 at the Pakistan Sports Complex here amid controversy of two Pakistan Olympic Associations, one headed by General Arif Hasan and the other by General Akram...

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