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Karzai government accused of political interference in vote

Karzai government accused of political interference in vote

KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government came under withering attack Friday, accused of trying to manipulate parliamentary election results by the political opposition and a senior vote official.
The accusations threaten to ignite nationwide anger over the second Afghan parliamentary election since the 2001 US-led invasion evicted the Taliban and to drag Karzai’s administration into further controversy linked to corruption.
They come after attorney general Mohammad

Political change to start from Punjab next month

LAHORE: The possibility of an imminent political change at the top has gained credence once again with increasing brinkmanship and political manoeuvring involving all major political actors in Pakistan.
Sources said the chances of change at the top had become almost a reality and that too not a distant one. It was leant that the process of change would start from the Punjab, where the PPP and the PML-Q have reached a political understanding to topple the PML-N government in the

Loans waived on political basis can’t be overlooked: CJP

ISLAMABAD: The issue of waived-off loans on political basis cannot be overlooked neither would anyone be spared in this regard, Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Friday.
The CJP made these observations while heading a three-member Supreme Court bench – consisting of Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday – which is hearing a suo motu case initiated on news reports regarding the waiving off of loans worth Rs 54 billion.
The bench

‘Q’ likeminded ready to sit with all political forces

LAHORE: PML-Q Likeminded group President Saleem Saifullah on Thursday said his group was ready to sit with all political forces in the country’s best interest. Unveiling a roadmap for the country’s recovery on Thursday, he told reporters that Pir Pagara had invited his group for consultation on Friday (today).
He said the purpose of the programme was to chart out a future roadmap for Pakistan’s recovery. He said as a political party, they knew the Pakistan’s true potential and

‘Political interference in education must be done away with’

Former federal minister and Beaconhouse National University Vice Chancellor Sartaj Aziz has stressed the need to stop negative political interference in the affairs of public sector education.
Addressing as the chief guest at inaugural session of a three-day international conference on “Education in Pakistan: issues, challenges and reforms” held at the Law College Auditorium in the New Campus here on Thursday, he said interference in administrative matters,

A new political chessboard is laid

As the law and order situation in Karachi deteriorates, threatening the PPP-MQM marriage of convenience and with the animosity between the PPP and the PML-N in the Punjab and in the centre also intensifying the rumour mill has once again started churning out reports of an impending change and that next two weeks are critical.
Though the PPP believes it can continue to govern the province of Sindh where even without the MQM it has simple majority in the assembly, the coalition in

LSE wavers on political unrest

LAHORE: The performance of the Lahore Stock Exchange LSE 25-share index was underwhelming. A major deterrent to trading was the volatile political climate. The market managed to close in the positive zone and gained 15.70 points on Friday.
The trading volume of 5.20 million shares was recorded, which was 0.37 million from the previous day. In total 123 scrips were traded out of which 27 closed in green zone, 29 remained losers and 67 remained static.
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