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Fake accounts case: Qaim Ali Shah interrogated by NAB for 40 minutes

He has been given 10 days to answer a questionnaire given by the JIT

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March 27, 2019


PPP names Bilawal to head National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights

The election for the standing committee chairpersons will be held next week

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February 8, 2019


PPP wants PM Khan’s name on the ECL

Govt has placed 172 people, including Zardari, on the no-fly list

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December 29, 2018


Khursheed Shah recommends Rabbani, Babar for caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader Khursheed Shah has advised PPP leadership to name former Senate chairman Raza Rabbani and Farhatullah Babar as party’s candidate for the post of caretaker Prime Minister. The caretaker set up will be installed after the tenure of incumbent government ends on May 31. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Khursheed Shah both…

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April 24, 2018


FATA reforms bill should be enforced at once in all areas: Speakers

ISLAMABAD (Monday, January 22, 2018): PPP leader Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the passage of a bill in the National Assembly, extending the jurisdiction of Supreme Court of Pakistan and Peshawar High Court to FATA, is a historic moment, however, there are two major ambiguities in the bill – one is the central government’s jurisdiction to…

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January 22, 2018


Faratullah refutes PTI allegations against PPP of receiving foreign funding

ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar has rejected the PTI allegation that the PPP has also received funding from abroad. Neither the party has received funds from abroad nor it has held fund raising events in any foreign country at any time. The PPP is funded entirely by the monies raised in Pakistan while the overseas…

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July 24, 2017


Watch: Shireen Mazari stopped from speaking at Mashal Khan protest

ISLAMABAD: PTI leader and parliamentarian Shireen Mazari was stopped from speaking at a protest held on Saturday against the murder of Abdul Wali Khan University student Mashal Khan. According to details, scores of activists belonging to political parties, trade unions, student unions and civil society gathered outside the National Press Club to protest against the…

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April 15, 2017


PPP demands discussion in Parliament on Riwaj Act

ISLAMABAD: The PPP today demanded that the proposed Riwaj Act and the regulation to set up Local Bodies in the tribal areas in the recently announced Reforms Package be placed before the Parliament for discussion before the President signed any regulation in this regard. Speaking on an issue of public importance in the Senate today…

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March 17, 2017


PPP denies agreeing to legislative proposals on revival of military courts

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party has not agreed to the draft legislative proposals prepared by the government for the revival of military courts. Spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said that media reports about the PPP having agreed are not correct and are contradicted. The PPP totally and roundly rejects any statement purportedly issued by any official agency creating a false and erroneous…

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March 9, 2017


Senate committee to debate how to prevent misuse of blasphemy laws

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani Senate committee is set to debate how to prevent the country’s blasphemy laws being applied unfairly. Senator Farhatullah Babar told Reuters that the Senate Committee on Human Rights, of which he is a member, will start discussions on blasphemy laws as early as next week, based on recommendations from a 24-year-old report….

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January 12, 2017


Foreign policy debacles rooted in unrealistic goals: senator

ISLAMABAD: Taking part in the discussion on adjournment motion Senator Farhatullah Babar said that Pakistan’s isolation was rooted more in its unrealistic foreign policy goals and objectives than in anything else. Frustration and isolation will result when we insist on projecting state power under nuclear umbrella without regard to the limitations of our true national…

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June 13, 2016


Farhatullah dismayed over Nisar stance on Rangers power

ISLAMABAD: PPP has expressed dismay over the manner in which the Interior Minister has sought to equate the criticism of a federal force overstepping its mandate with ridiculing the force itself and portrayed it as undermining the operation against militancy. In a statement Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the Karachi operation was launched on…

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December 12, 2015


Zardari denounces farmers package as “political gimmick”

KARACHI: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has rejected the so called bailout package for farmers announced by the Prime Minister Tuesday as a “political gimmick, devoid of substance and sincerity and aimed only at hoodwinking the farmers and the people on the eve of local bodies’ polls in the province”. In a statement today the…

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September 16, 2015