PML-N reorganisation: Fourth deadline expires
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has recently emerged strong enough to force the government to agree to its terms on critical national issues, but the party appears to be far from overcoming internal divisions to complete a lingering reorganisation in more than 16 months. more... (ET)
Karachi's disease is purely political
Karachi is crying for de-weaponization, something that only the Pak Army can do. But the Army has no solution to problems, purely political in nature. Our largest city has become a triangular political minefield - PPP, MQM and ANP. Political problems can only be solved by politicians, not by generals. more... (TN)
Deweaponisation bill: Weapon-free Pakistan?
In the backdrop of fresh violence in Karachi , the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) submitted on Monday an elaborate and ambitious draft bill in the National Assembly Secretariat seeking to rid the country of weapons. The ‘Deweaponisation of Pakistan Bill of 2011', filed as private members' bill, calls for banning the production, proliferation, smuggling, import and use of firearms and ammunition and explosives “to restore public order in the country”. more... (BR)