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I feel, therefore I am: Hamza Ali Abbasi’s history lesson

He tweeted Pakistan needs a presidential system

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April 4, 2019


Trump criticises Iran as ‘corrupt dictatorship’ in UN speech

Iran leaders sow chaos, death and destruction

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September 25, 2018


A weak democracy is still better than a dictatorship, says Bilawal

Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that a weak democracy is better than dictatorship.

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July 22, 2018


APML condemns banning of television channels

ISLAMABAD: All Pakistan Muslim League has condemned the banning of all news channels in Pakistan, Samaa reported. APML, in its tweet on Saturday, wrote that for the first time in history of Pakistan, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) bans all news channels. They asked whether it was a blanket ban on democracy. APML further…

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November 25, 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


Civil governments ruined country set right by dictators, says Musharraf

LONDON: Praising the military rule in Pakistan, former President Pervez Musharraf said it is army that has always brought the country back on track; but, the civilian governments have always derailed it. Talking to BBC Urdu in an interview on Wednesday, the former President justified all the martial laws imposed in Pakistan saying it was…

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August 3, 2017


Shah attacks dictatorship, defends democracy

Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah defended democracy while highlighting ‘ills of dictatorship’. Watch what he had to say.

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September 17, 2015


Turkey not headed toward 'dictatorship': Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday dismissed claims that a new constitution expanding his powers would install a “dictatorship”. “They say the presidential system would bring dictatorship. Is there dictatorship in the United States, Mexico or in Brazil?” Erdogan said in the western province of Canakkale. “Change is inevitable. The building of a…

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March 14, 2015


Pakistan can’t afford dictatorship anymore: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday affirmed that democracy is the only way to lead Pakistan to the path of development and prosperity and that the country cannot afford a military ruler in future, SAMAA reported. “I don’t know what agenda the marchers have. They are bent upon destabilizing the country and its democratic institutions…

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August 11, 2014


Long marchers intend to pave way for dictatorship: Talal Bugti, JUP leaders

Staff ReportLAHORE: Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) Chief Nawab Talal Bugti and Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) leaders have said that those who are getting ready for long march, they intend to pave way for the Dictatorship in the country, SAMAA reported on Sunday.Nawab Talal Bugti and JUP leaders said while talking to the media after a meeting…

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January 6, 2013


Obama accuses Iran of propping up Syrian dictatorship

UNITED NATIONS: U.S. President Barack Obama accused Iran on Tuesday of helping to keep a dicatorship in power in Syria and said it was time to isolate those who made hatred of the United States, Israel or the West their central political principle.”Just as it restricts the rights of its own people, the Iranian government…

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September 25, 2012


PML-N supported dictatorship: Firdous

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said the people who stage sit-in against the elected president, have supported dictators in the past. Awan said that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leaders have never spoken against dictatorship. While talking with media outside the parliament she said Nawaz Sharif…

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October 6, 2011


Parliament has raised “China Wall” against dictatorship: Awan

Staff ReportLAHORE: Federal Law Minister Babar Awan says the Parliament has raised a double “China Wall” against dictatorship by adopting the 18th and 19th constitutiaonl amendments.He said that supremacy of rule will be restored. Addressing the Punjab Bar Council (PBC) in Lahore, he said the arrest warrant issued against the former dictator had upset some…

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February 13, 2011


Dictatorship or democracy – SAMAA VIDEO

Mohammad Luqman from Lahore generates different views of political analysts on dictatorship and democracy for a better Pakistan. (September 17, 2010)

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September 16, 2010


Iran moving towards military dictatorship: Clinton

DOHA: The United States believes Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps is supplanting the Iranian government and that Iran may be heading towards a military dictatorship, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday. Speaking in a televised session with students in Qatar, Clinton said: “The Revolutionary Guard … we believe is, in effect, supplanting the…

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February 15, 2010


Democracy better than dictatorship: Zardari

Staff Report KARACHI: The worst form of democracy is better than the military dictatorship, President Asif Ali Zardari said while distributing cheques amongst the affected people of Bolton Market, Karachi on Friday. He said that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has always struggled to strengthen democracy in the country. “We initiated the process of reconciliation….

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January 29, 2010


No difference between present government, dictatorship

ISLAMABAD: PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif has said that he will root out the remains of dictatorship even if in exchange he has to pay a cost of being ineligible. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, he announced that PML-N would fully take part in the lawyers’ Long March. He said that repeal of…

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January 16, 2009