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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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PPP’s inglorious track record

By Asif Haroon Raja

PPP government was thrice booted out, once through a military coup in July 1977 after it had completed 5-year tenure and twice prematurely on grounds of inefficiency and corruption. In 1990, President Ghulam Ishaq performed the act and second time in 1996 President Farooq Leghari showed the door. It was hoped that the PPP leadership would have got reformed after two failures in the 1990s and after remaining in wilderness for 11 years. Hanging of populist and revered ZA Bhutto on 4 April 1979 and tragic murder of Benazir Bhutto on 27 December 2007 should have put fear of God in their hearts.

President Rajapaksa draws attention to major issues

By Philip Fernando for Asian Tribune

President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his address to the 63rd General Assembly of the United Nations on Wednesday. Highlighted the major issues facing the world. Terrorism, food scarcity and food security for all nations were some of the critical issues facing the world today. President Rajapaksa told the General Assembly a year ago that his Government would face the terror threat boldly. He achieved great success. This year he is urging all nations to continue that fight and also tackle the dwindling economic resources faced by the world.