Well, democracy is -- it's a lot more established in
To underscore how robust the establishment of democracy in
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that a man handed over to the Military Intelligence by
A Supreme Court bench comprising Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar and Justice Falak Sher has taken up petitions of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)…
Mr Basit’s uncle Hafiz Abdul Nasir claimed that when he himself was abducted by the military to pressure his nephew, he was in critical condition.
However, National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) Director Col Javed Iqbal Lodhi insisted that the cell had no information about Mr Basit.
Mr Basit is only one of hundreds who have disappeared into the bowels of
Also on Wednesday, civil rights campaigner
Syed Mohammed Iqbal Kazmi, who recently filed petitions on the May 12 mayhem in
…another first in Pakistan’s parliamentary history as Speaker Ch
Only members of the state media — the Pakistan Television, Radio
All journalists from newspapers, private television channels and other domestic and foreign news organisations were not allowed entry when they arrived at the parliament building for the scheduled 10am start of the National Assembly sitting. But they stayed on outside under a scorching sun [yesterday’s high temperature was 41C/105F], often chanting slogans such as “we want freedom” and “Pemra Ordinance na-manzoor (unacceptable)” whenever a government minister or other assembly members would come and drive into the parliament premises.
To further demonstrate how freedom flourishes in the ‘Land of the pure’, Dawn reported Wednesday that
Scores of journalists, civil society representatives, lawyers and politicians, who staged a torch-bearing protest against new curbs on the media here on Monday, were booked by police on multiple charges, including...chanting anti- government slogans.
…the case had been registered on the directive of the government who had ordered the police to take strict action against the protesters.
Among those named were 250 journalists, including Rawalpindi-Islamabad Press Club president Mushtaq Minhas.
Former federal minister Julius Salik, Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) information secretary Ahsan Iqbal and a representative of civil society, Jehangir Akhter, were booked on the charge of provoking the journalists during the procession.
Besides, the police also booked several lawyers and representatives of civil society.
The provincial home secretary of
Opposition parties say hundreds of their workers have been rounded up in house raids in the last few days in the Punjab,
In the time honoured tradition of freedom loving leaders, the Times reports the Pakistani daily The News quoted General Musharraf at a Wednesday meeting with senior members of the governing party, the Pakistan Muslim League, which gives him his base of support in Parliament, “If I myself have to do everything, then you are for what purpose?”As President Bush said on Wednesday, ‘The process and progress move at different paces and different places…in the long run, the best way to secure your society is through liberty. In the short run, let's work collaboratively to protect ourselves.’ Either the Pakistanis have all the liberty they deserve, or they can wait until the Americans feel adequately protected.