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NADRA blocks Pervez Musharraf’s national identity card

NADRA has blocked national identity card of former military dictator General (retired) Pervez Musharraf on the orders of court.  Mr. Musharraf’s passport will also be suspended, SAMAA reported on Thursday. The former president would not be able to sell his assets or buy any property after his national identity card gets blocked. On March 16, a…

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June 7, 2018


Nawaz laments PPP’s support for dictator’s law

Islamabad: Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said the development and prosperity of the country always remained the topmost priority of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) despite facing numerous hurdles. Speaking outside the National Accountability Court (NAB), he said that Tuesday was a historic day in country’s parliamentary history and would have long lasting…

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November 22, 2017


Musharraf advocating dictatorship from abroad: Nawaz Sharif

                    ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, while responding to recent remarks by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, said that the ex-dictator is supporting dictatorship while sitting outside the country. In an informal chat with reporters at Punjab House in Islamabad on Saturday, the Pakistan Muslim…

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August 5, 2017


Erdogan: I’ll keep up ‘Nazi’ taunts if I’m called ‘dictator’

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday he will keep up his ‘Nazi” taunts targeting European leaders as long as they keep on calling him a “dictator”.

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March 24, 2017


Nawaz Sharif lauds military dictator

Addressing a Vision 2025 ceremony in Islamabad, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lavished praises on former dictator—Ayub Khan. 

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August 11, 2014


Ousted dictator Mubarak gets 3-year jail

CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced ousted president Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison on charges of stealing public funds. “The court orders Mohamed Hosni Mubarak to be sent to jail for three years,” said judge Osama Shaheen as Mubarak looked on from a cage flanked by his sons, who were sentenced to…

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May 21, 2014


Russia jails top opposition leader; Putin denounced as dictator

KIROV, Russia: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to five years in jail for theft on Thursday, an unexpectedly tough punishment which supporters said proved President Vladimir Putin was a dictator ruling by repression.Navalny, an anti-corruption campaigner who led the biggest protests against Putin since he took power in 2000, hugged his wife Yulia…

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July 19, 2013


Achakzai lashes out at supporters of dictator

Staff ReportISLAMAABD: Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP) head Mahmood Khan Achakzai warned on Monday that nothing would be left if the Parliament failed to deliver over the next five years. In his maiden address on the floor of the National Assembly, Achakzai lashed out at supporters of dictators, saying that Pakistan and the constitution were…

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June 3, 2013


Former Argentine dictator Videla dies in prison at age 87

BUENOS AIRES: Jorge Rafael Videla, an austere former army commander who led Argentina during the bloodiest period of a “dirty war” dictatorship and was unrepentant about kidnappings and murders ordered by the state, died on Friday at age 87.Videla was the first president to head the military junta that “disappeared” thousands of suspected leftists from…

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May 18, 2013


Dictator's daughter runs for S.Korea presidency

SEOUL: Park Geun-Hye, the daughter of an assassinated dictator, officially launched her bid Tuesday to become South Korea's first female president, with polls placing her as frontrunner in December's election.The veteran politician, who is expected to secure the ruling conservative New Frontier Party's nomination at its primary next month, softened her message in a speech…

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July 10, 2012


Nawaz Sharif is the biggest political dictator of Pakistan: Sharjeel Memon

Staff ReportKARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Memon has said today that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif is the biggest political dictator of Pakistan, SAMAA reported on Monday.Sharjeel Memon alleged while talking to media during his KUJ office visit this day that the biggest political dictator of Pakistan is Nawaz Sharif and…

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June 4, 2012


“The Dictator” film launches in offensive style

LONDON: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and News Corp head Rupert Murdoch were among the targets of British comic Sacha Baron Cohen's satirical humor late on Thursday at the world premiere of his political spoof “The Dictator”.Donning full military regalia and a false beard, and brandishing a replica golden pistol, he swept up the London red…

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May 13, 2012


“Dictator” makes appearance at CinemaCon

LOS ANGELES: Sacha Baron Cohen came to Paramount Pictures' CinemaCon presentation on Monday with a warning to theater owners who aren't on board with exhibiting his new movie “The Dictator.””There are bigger bombs than 'John Carter,'” Baron Cohen, decked out as his despotic strongman character from the film, told theater owners.He said that exhibitors who…

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April 25, 2012


Nawaz seeks apology from Chaudhrys for supporting dictator

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: PML-N President Mian Nawaz Sharif demanded an apology from Chaudhry brothers to the nation for supporting a dictator. Speaking to newsmen at Raiwand along with Marvi Memon, Nawaz said Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi will have to apologize to the nation if they want to rejoin his party. “Doors are open…

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March 4, 2012


Egypt's fallen dictator Mubarak back in the dock

CAIRO: The murder and corruption trial of Egypt's fallen dictator Hosni Mubarak resumes on Monday in what lawyers say will be a lengthy process that he may successfully appeal.Mubarak, 83, is accused of involvement in the killings of anti-regime activists during a January and February revolt that ended his three decades in power.He also faces…

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August 15, 2011


Fletcher rules out being Duncan the dictator

CHENNAI: India's new coach Duncan Fletcher on Friday ruled out a dictatorial approach, saying he would rather adopt the unobtrusive but effective way that paid his predecessor and protege Gary Kirsten rich dividends. “It's not about dictating to the Indian players how I want them to play,” the 62-year-old former Zimbabwe captain said in his…

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May 13, 2011


Dictator’s handling of power crisis

Sohail Iqbal Bhatti sees handling of power crisis facing Pakistan in former dictator’s era.

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April 29, 2011


PCO judges supported dictator: SC

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Justice Shahid Siddiqui said on Tuesday while hearing the PCO judges contempt case that former judges supported a dictator when the Supreme Court opposed his orders. The four-member bench headed by Justice Shahid Siddiqui is hearing the case. S. M. Zafar, lawyer of a PCO Judge Justice Zahid Hussain, said we must…

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December 13, 2010


Zardari stresses not to permit any dictator to usurp fundamental rights

Staff report ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has stressed the resolve for not permitting any dictator to usurp the basic fundamental rights of people and also not allowing them to trample on the democratic aspirations. “Let us also resolve that we will uphold the Constitution and never allow it to be abrogated, subverted or held…

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March 23, 2010


New rules for pro-dictator judges

By Khalid Azeem ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's judges have created a new rule to hold a judge guilty of misconduct if they support a military dictator. Pakistan has been ruled by military dictators for 30 years of its 62-year existence. The Supreme Judicial Council has approved one new section in the Code of Conduct for the judges…

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August 8, 2009