Nadeem Syed

  • TIt was a great sight to see PML (N)s Quaid Nawaz Sharif saying all the good things before a gathering of most glittering journalists around in the city. He made two things quite clear at this Iftar gathering. First, he is not in any hurry to capture power through undemocratic means. He was not even ...

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  • TSome dubious developments are taking place in the country in which once dead issues are being revisited by equally dubious people. The revelations made in the process have already shaken the political forces in the country especially the ones the people look at for deliverance. The motives ...

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  • TLAHORE - Senior leader of PML (Q)s like-minded group Humayun Akhtar had a dinner with former President Pervez Musharraf during his brief stay in London, en route to New York, sources concerned disclosed to this scribe Tuesday. Musharrafs close associates Brig (r) Niaz and Tariq Aziz were also ...

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  • TThe unruly scenes and images of public getting humiliated in pursuit of cheap atta dished out by the Punjab government is hardly creating right sort of setting for the people to start the holy month of Ramazan. With the rulers confronting with one crisis after the other, issues so distractive, ...

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  • TThere was a great sense of relief among the people across the country as they joined hands to celebrate the 62nd Independence Day with all the pomp and show in the world, negating the claims of all those who never wished Pakistan well from the start of its creation. Most visibly, the people by ...

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  • TThe political leadership seems to be in a tight corner at the moment especially after the Supreme Court's landmark judgment and the challenge it posed to the parliament. The judgment has left a lot to be sorted out by the parliament and its custodians making it a tough calling for the leaders of ...

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  • TPunjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is in the office for long enough, probably more than one year, if we exclude the brief tenure of Dost Muhammad Khosa, yet he has not been able to raise an efficient administrative team, with a potential to move its greater audience with its performance and ...

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  • TIt must be a party time. A dream coming true for the mighty bureaucrats and their front men like the ministers and parliamentarians as the government has decided to abolish the existing local government system and put off the elections till the time things got normalised in the country. These ...

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  • TMore and more PML (N)'s parliamentarians are going astray: they are either found exceeding their limits while peddling influence or involved in highly immoral conduct unbecoming of any parliamentarian anywhere in the world to become a laughing stock in the public who already have a very dim view ...

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  • TLAHORE - The PML-Qs rebel faction, also known as like-minded group is now eagerly looking for compromise with the Chaudhrys through different channels. The party sources disclosed to this scribe that most of the rebel leaders have conveyed to the Chaudhrys through common friends that they are ...

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  • TLAHORE - President PML-Q Ch. Shujaat Hussain has said that all parties and Muslim League factions that merged into the PML-Q in the wake of 2002 elections have got representation in the partys General Council according to their strength in the Parliament. He said that this formula of representation ...

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  • TThe PML (Q) is once again in the eye of the storm as its leaders announced elections in the party. These intra-party elections are scheduled to start from July 8 when the provincial general councils will elect the party heads on the provincial level. Most party's senior office-bears are expected to ...

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  • TLAHORE - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has maintained that PPP being a symbol of the Federation is totally against any fragmentation of provinces. He said President Asif Ali Zardari and he himself were in total agreement on this issue, asserting that raising this particular issue at this ...

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  • TIt is pity to see Finance Minister being grilled by the MPAs during the budget session in the Punjab assembly when he has nothing to do with the budget, prepared mainly in the Finance Department to the exclusion of everybody else except the Chief Minister. The poor minister might have seen the ...

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  • TThe City received yet another blow at the hands of terrorists. This time the target was precisely a popular religious scholar Maulana Sarfraz Naeemi who recently had taken up cudgels against the Taliban and was receiving threats from the same quarters. The people were shocked and grieved to find a ...

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  • TFor the provincial government the utilization of development funds is probably most important thing for its movers and shakers. The politicians and bureaucrats alike are not much interested whether these funds are spent judiciously or wastefully. Main thrust is the maximum utilization of funds even ...

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  • TA little walk through Shariah-e-Fatima up to the city police headquarters presents a most incredible picture of the state affairs the country finds itself engulfed at the moment. It seems as if we have entered in a war zone or war ravaged area soon after drone attack or hits of helicopter gunship ...

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  • TNothing much is happening these days in the provincial capital except the 'activism' on the part of some PML (N) ministers and parliamentarians taking extra liberties and so gaining a lot of lime light in the process. At this time of year we are accustomed to witness a maddening activity mainly ...

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  • TThe images being transmitted from Swat and its adjoining areas have saddened us all making the national outlook far gloomier. One could imagine the agony and anguish of the people leaving their safe abodes to languish in the camps in this sweltering heat and scant facilities. Everybody is hoping ...

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  • TLAHORE-With worst humanitarian crisis unfolding in the country, its top political leaders are leaving for abroad one after the other on either official or private trips. With Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani not rising to the occasion or making his presence felt during the entire crisis, with ...

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  • TPolitical uncertainty is probably the most permanent thing in Pakistan's political landscape mauled by the conspiracy theorists. That has given little breathing space to the political governments. More importantly, no one has any clue how this uncertainty persists and being sustained and who is ...

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  • TLAHORE-Top leaders of both PPP and PML (N) have decided to hold an All Parties Conference proposed recently by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to evolve consensus as how to go about from here in dealing with issues like national security and terrorism at the earliest. Major push to hold the APC ...

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  • TThe people across the country cannot believe their eyes whether what they are seeing on their television screens is a reality or a nightmare dreadful enough to awake you in the dead of night. The Taliban professed to the most brutal ways life are moving freely in the NWFP, armed to the teeth ...

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  • TAfter leading the historic long march to a successful conclusion, Nawaz Sharif is flying high. He not only forced the PPP-led government to reinstate Iftikhar Chaudhry as Chief Justice of Pakistan when it was considered almost impossible but also restored the PML (N) government in Punjab, ...

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  • TThe terrorist attacks at the bus carrying Sri Lankan Team and then at Police Training School provide an ample testimony that our police are good for nothing, hardly fit to face ordinary criminals, let alone highly trained attackers now knocking at the gates of major cities of Pakistan. In both the ...

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  • TThere is an old saying that governments come and go but bureaucracy stays on as a permanent fixture. But in recent vintage what we are made to see is exactly opposite to this established norm. What we witness more these days is the comings and goings of the bureaucrats, taking most of the brunt of ...

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  • TThe PML (Q), down but not entirely out as yet, made its presence felt the other day. It staged a raucous protest mainly against PML (N) for violating its mandate in the Punjab just before President Zardari was to make an address before the joint sitting of Parliament. It was an obvious reference to ...

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  • TLAHORE - Following the Gilani-Nawaz meeting at Raiwind last Sunday, the PPP and PML-N leaders have set the ball in motion towards achieving their reconciliatory agenda and are expected to form a high-powered committee that will take up the constitutional issues to be piloted through the ...

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  • TUnexpected developments are taking place in Pakistan which are quite opposite to the popular wisdom. In one such development, most historic though, deposed CJ Iftikhar Ch. has been restored to his majestic office and has even started performing as Chief Justice of Pakistan as the heroic struggle ...

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  • TLAHORE - In the fast changing political scenario, both PPP and PML-N leaders are heading fast for rapprochement. When the two sides bury the hatchet and join hands once again depends mostly upon the mega event scheduled to be held at Raiwind on Sunday (today) where Sharifs are hosting a lunch to ...

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