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AN all-too-familiar and sinister pattern is beginning to repeat itself in Sindh. The past few weeks have seen increasing agitation against enforced disappearances of political activists in the province.

 

No Pakistani citizen should be subjected to the justice of jirgas and panchayats.

 

IN the more than four years since the country last had a foreign minister, much has changed on the external front.

 

Those who disagree with former Supreme Court Bar Association president Asma Jahangir over the Panama Papers judgement have a right to do so.

 
Nawaz Sharif is a politician who has avoided open-ended interviews and pressconferences in favor of closely controlled unilateral statements and speeches during his four year term.
 

The judicial ouster of an elected prime minister in controversial circumstances was always likely to generate political uncertainty.

 

Pakistan has a new Prime Minister and the position of the ruling party seems to be intact in the Parliament.

 

 

Despite peacefully accepting the Prime Minister’s ouster, political parties have continued to criticise the method used to achieve it.

 

CHAIRMAN of the Senate Raza Rabbani has warned in the past that the failure of elected representatives and political parties to give parliament its due would undermine democracy.

 

The impending 70th anniversary of the creation of Pakistan has been upstaged by the disqualification of an incumbent prime minister on July 28.

 


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