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Army in capital: PPP to raise issue in parliament

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party, which has already opposed the government decision of calling the army in Islamabad in aid of civil powers, decided on Monday to take the issue to parliament. 391 more words

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Local government policies - yet more irony

Parliament is currently debating its third local government reform Bill in 6 years. Inevitably each Bill is promoted as a way of improving accountability and efficiency of local government yet ironically one effect of the changes has been to increase the size of the Local Government Act 2002 from its previous 350 pages to currently over 460 pages and likely to be over 500 pages once the current Bill is enacted (with the support of Labour which seems to dislike much of it). 417 more words

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It happened at the Wall

Germany was still divided in 1984. We could not know that in five years the Cold War would end, marked dramatically on our televisions by video of East Germans spilling over the Berlin Wall and through its checkpoints. 728 more words

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My annual report to council

Every year I do an annual update to council about my work as leader, and the achievements we’ve made and the challenges we face. Here’s a transcript of my speech and you can watch the whole thing on… 1,201 more words


Thailand’s Constitution: An Empty Text

A constitution is a blank platform to be filled by political, economic, and social ideologies. Then it becomes alive, turning into the guiding star under which the whole nation sails. 585 more words