Nearly two weeks later on February 21, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the removal of Nawaz Sharif as the president of Pakistan Muslim League (N). The court also declared that all decisions are taken and orders issued by Nawaz Sharif as the head of Pakistan Muslim League(N) after he was disqualified by the Supreme Court on 28.07.2017 will have no legal effect. It may be recalled that on July 28 last year, the Pakistan Supreme Court had disqualified Nawaz Sharif as the Member of Parliament on the ground that he had failed to disclose his position as director of a foreign company in election nomination papers. The case was filed following the revelations in ‘Panama Paper Leak’, which revealed that Nawaz Sharif and family had held undisclosed off-shore assets. As a consequence of disqualification, he had to step down as the Prime Minister. … [Read more...] about India, Pak Supreme Courts In Sync On Disqualification Of Convicts From Heading Political Parties
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In the aforesaid judgment, the writ petition assailing certain appointments as Ministers to the Council of Ministers of the Union of India, despite their involvement in serious and heinous crimes, was disposed off. It was observed that “it can always be legitimately expected, regard being had to the role of a Minister in the Council of Ministers and keeping in view the sanctity of oath he takes, the Prime Minister, while living up to the trust reposed in him, would consider not choosing a person with criminal antecedents against whom charges have been framed for heinous or serious criminal offences or charges of corruption to become a Minister of the Council of Ministers. This is what the Constitution suggests and that is the constitutional expectation from the Prime Minister. Rest has to be left to the wisdom of the Prime Minister”. … [Read more...] about Is ECI Empowered To Derecognise Political Party Formed By A Convicted Person: SC To Take A Decision On May 3
Upadhyay contended that there were various loopholes in the laws regarding election expenditure, contribution and disclosure: “ First, and most importantly, despite the Election and Other Related Laws (Amendment) Act 2003, the subject of regulation under Section 77 only covers individual “candidates”, and not on political parties…clever accounting can allow parties to attribute large amounts of expenditure to their “leaders” and hence, avail of the exception under the Explanation of Section 77…the scope of Section 77(1) is very narrow and applies only from the date of nomination to the date of declaration and thus any expenditure incurred in the remaining period is exempt from any limit or regulation…” … [Read more...] about PIL In SC For Imposing Rs. 2,000 Upper Limit On Cash Donations To Political Parties [Read Petition]
“Given the changes after Brexit when the Unit may have to inspect direct imports from all the current EU states, as well as non-EU countries, the proposed review of its role and options will need to involve forward planning for various outcomes.” … [Read more...] about Political parties accused of using Belfast City Council’s Brexit committee for campaigning purposes
Similarly, while Pakistani citizens do not necessarily support violence against India, overall attitudes toward India are hostile. A survey experiment conducted by Christopher Clary and Niloufer Siddiqui found that, while Pakistani voters are generally more concerned with domestic political issues, they punish politicians for advocating friendly relations with India. More recent research by Clary, Siddiqui and Sameer Lalwani also shows that Pakistani respondents are more likely to support leaders who retaliate against India following a confrontation. Pakistan’s politicians have incentives to appear hawkish in front of voters, and as a consequence are in a struggle to outbid one another in the policies they propose and the rhetoric they employ surrounding India. The MML is unlikely to break this cycle. … [Read more...] about Pakistani militants have created their own political party. Can it actually win votes?