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Revocation of Articles 370 and 35A

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Revocation of Articles 370 and 35A A Constitutional Perspective Usman Butt Rule of Law requires that Constitutional due process should be followed for every decision of the government. The term ‘Rule of Law’ has been derived from the French phrase ‘la principe de legalite’ (the principle of legality) which refers to a government based on principles of law, not of ... Read More »

World in Focus (Jul-Aug 2019)

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National July 16: World Health Organisation (WHO), during a meeting with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza, recommended patient safety standards for Pakistan. July 16: Pakistan fully reopened its airspace for all civilian traffic, following months of restrictions imposed in the wake of a standoff with India in February. July 16: The State Bank of ... Read More »

World in Focus (Jun-Jul 2019)

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National June 16: Pakistan Army announced postings and transfers of three-star officers, appointing Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed as new Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). June 16: Pakistan’s former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif was granted first extension in his service as Commander of 39-country Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC). June 16: Eminent poet Zehra ... Read More »

World in Focus (Feb-March 2019)

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National Feb 16: Sarah Mahboob easily won the SN Ladies National Tennis, beating Sara Mansoor in final. Feb 16: Members of the Balochistan Assembly unanimously nominated Akhtar Hussain Langove of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) as chairman of the provincial Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Feb 17: In the aftermath of the Pulwama incident, India raised the customs duty to 200% ... Read More »

World in Focus (Jan – Feb 2019)

World in Focus (Feb-March 2019)

NATIONAL Jan 16: PM Imran Khan constituted an 8-member ministerial committee to negotiate a long-term Strategic Economic Framework arrangement with Turkey. Jan 16: The Supreme Court held the system of jirgas and panchayats in violation of Pakistan’s international commitments under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Convention on the Elimination of All ... Read More »

World in Focus (Dec 18 – Jan 19)

World in Focus (Dec ’18 – Jan 19)

NATIONAL Dec 16: Pakistan was elected as the Vice President and the Rapporteur of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. Dec 17: The opposition unanimously named JUI-F leader Advocate Malik Sikandar as the leader of opposition in the Balochistan Assembly. Dec 17: Chief of the Army Staff ... Read More »