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Egypt crisis – Japan urges ‘democratic’ govt

Egypt crisis – Japan urges ‘democratic’ govt

TOKYO – Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Tuesday called on Cairo to form a “democratic government” as several hundred thousand Egyptians massed in an eighth day of protest against President Hosni Mubarak.
“It is desirable that Egypt will undergo a transition to a democratic government in a peaceful manner by communicating fully with the people,” Kan told reporters. Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara said he wanted the Mubarak government to listen to the Egyptian people and make

Democratic privileges

KARACHI – Democracy is our privilege and right, but it is no more than a mere slogan of all mainstream parties of this country. More than 50 million are “represented” by 168, but of those, only a handful justify the responsibility of being our representatives. There was only one message to take away from Tuesday’s Sindh Assembly session: political culture is autocratic even in times of democracy.
Had you shut your eyes at Tuesday’s session, you would have imagined yourself in

Seminar stresses need for democratic governance

Lahore – Political parties should be democratised and strengthened to establish democratic governance in the country, believed speakers on Thursday at a seminar aiming at the role of political parties in Pakistan. The seminar was organised by Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO) and was presided over by Husain Naqi, while Mubarak Ali, a historian, Qayyum Nizami, an intellectual, Iftikhar Ahmed, a journalist, Jamhoori Watan Party General Secretary Rauf Sasoli, former

MPs against GST bill accuse Naek of flouting democratic norms

ISLAMABAD: Senators belonging to the parties which opposed the General Sales Tax (RGST) Bill in the Upper House on Friday accused Senate Chairman Farooq H Naek of partiality, saying he does not conduct business of the house according to rules and democratic traditions.
They made these comments talking to reporters outside the Parliament House after the session of the Upper House prorogued for the day. PML-N Senator Ishaq Dar said that the behaviour of the chairman was against