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Cartoon: Sabir Nazar on Nadeem Afzal Chan joining ranks with PTI

Sabir Nazar’s take on pace of defections from the Pakistan People’s Party

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Shehbaz gears up efforts for anti-PPP alliance in Sindh

LAHORE: PML-N has geared up efforts to form an alliance with political parties in Sindh to challenge the PPP in forthcoming general elections. PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif is coming to Karachi again on April 22 to hold important meetings with his possible allies. Shehbaz Sharif had visited Karachi on April 14 and met key political…

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NAB decides to launch inquiry against SA speaker Siraj Durrani over illegal appointments

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau has decided to launch inquiry against Sindh Assembly speaker Agha Siraj Durrani and  over illegal appointments and assets beyond known sources of income. The decision was a made in a meeting presided over by Chairman Justice (rted.) Javed Iqbal. The bureau will also make Durrani’s secretary Ghulam Muhammad a part of the…

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6 dead, 2 injured in M-9 motorway accident

Reported by: Faqir Saleem HYDERABAD: Six persons died and two were injured as three vehicles collided at the M-9 Motorway on Thursday.  The accident occurred near Loni Kot on the M-9 Motorway. Three vehicles headed from Karachi to Hyderabad collided with each other resulting in the deaths of six persons. A car collided with a…

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PPP’s Nadeem Afzal Chan decides to join PTI

LAHORE: Senior PPP leader Nadeem Afzal Chan has decided to join Imran Khan-led PTI. According to a statement issued by the PTI, Mr Chan has held a meeting with Imran Khan at Banigala and invited him to visit his residence on April 25. The statement said Chan has accepted an invitation to join the PTI…

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PML-N was once on the wrong side of history: Musadik Malik

“PML-N was one on the wrong side of history when it supported dictators,” said Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Musadik Malik.  He said this while answering a question on SAMAA TV’s program Nadeem Malik Live. Malik said senior PML-N leaders had admitted in the recent past that the party’s stance was wrong during the…

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Govt post-mortem: MPAs claim BISP not providing relief to masses

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly MPAs said that the Benazir Income Support Programme was being used to provide relief to only favourites but not masses in general.  “This is a political gimmick by Asif Ali Zardari to secure votes,” said PTI’s Khurram Sher Zaman. “I don’t think it is providing relief to masses.” “The hand that gives…

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Govt post-mortem: Citizens complain about fraudulent BISP messages

The Benazir Income Support Program was introduced to help the poor and destitute. However, various citizens have complained about receiving fraudulent messages from BISP about cash rewards. “Every other day we receive messages from the BISP,” said one person. “They start off like,’Congratulations you have won Rs250,000 or Rs500,000.’ However, that is never the case.”…

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Residents in Sukkur take to the streets to demand clean water

Reported by: Sahil Jogi SUKKUR: A large crowd held a demonstration in provincial minister Nasir Shah’s constituency to protest against lack of clean water and hygiene in the city.  Residents stood in unclean water with placards to highlight the grave situation of unhygienic water in PS-2 constituency. Angry residents burned effigies of provincial minister Nasir…

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Will PPP support judicial activism?

Senior PPP leader Chaudhry Manzoor opens up on whether or not his party will support judicial activism of Chief Justice Saqib Nisar. Watch his views in ‘Agenda 360’.

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Govt post-mortem: Did the ruling party implement its manifesto?

Every party has its own manifesto–but do they implement it in their policies? People weigh in on whether the ruling party was able to implement its manifesto ever since it took over the reins of the country four-and-a-half years ago.  “Has the PPP acted on its manifesto and provided Roti, Kapra aur Makaan to the common man?”…

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We were unable to give Karachi a transport project, admits minister

KARACHI: It’s tragic that we could not give the city any transport project, said Sindh transport minister Nasir Hussain Shah.  Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, Nasir Shah said that it was tragic how the government could not finish any transport project but he said that programs had been initiated. “We signed the agreement for Yellow…

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Pakistan won’t allow another martial law: Bilawal

GHOTKI: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says that people of Pakistan will not allow another martial law to be imposed in the country. “Democracy is fragile but people are standing behind it,” Bilawal told a rally in Ghotki district of Sindh on Friday. “The 2018 elections will be a lesson for our opponents.” Bilawal also…

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Will force Nawaz to quit politics, says Zardari at ZAB’s anniversary

LARKANA: Former president Asif Zardari has ruled out possibility of negotiations with PML-N and said the Nawaz-led party has ‘stabbed PPP in the back with the help of establishment’. “We will not let you form the next government in Punjab,” Zardari said. “The PPP can form a coalition government with any party but not with…

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In Swat, Nawaz, Maryam slam Imran-Zardari Senate alliance

SWAT: PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz has lashed out at Imran Khan and Asif Zardari over what she says an engineered ‘PTI-PPP alliance’ to deprive ruling party of its Senate seats. “Imran Khan would ask his voters to vote for arrow [PPP’s election symbol] in the next elections,” Maryam said. “Imran and Zardari are brothers and…

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No compromise on 18th Amendment: Bilawal Bhutto

HYDERABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that his party would not make any compromise on the 18th Constitutional Amendment. “The party made sincere efforts on the NFC Award and other national issues. We will not accept any change in the 18th constitutional amendment,” Bilawal told media persons in Hyderabad on Sunday. Bilawal’s…

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PML-N, PTI waste five years of nation: Bilawal

SANGHAR: PML-N and PTI have wasted five years in their personal fighting, opined Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday. He was addressing a gathering in Khipro tehsil of Sanghar district in Sindh after inaugurating a water project. The project will provide drinking water from Nara Canal to 85 villages of Achro Thar…

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Bilawal condemns rape, murder of Faisalabad university student

By Yousuf Cheema  KARACHI: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned the brutal rape and murder of MA English student, Abida, who was found dead, after allegedly being subjected to sexual abuse in Faisalabad. “The growing incidents of crimes against women are intolerable and culprits should be apprehended without any delay,” said Bilawal in a…

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Bilawal confident of PPP’s victory in next elections

Thatta: Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari claimed that his party would win the next general elections and form government in the centre. He was addressing a party event in Thatta on Thursday. Bilawal said the PPP was well aware of the people’s issues and would work to resolve them. The young PPP leader…

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Karachiites suffer as Green Line project hits a snag

KARACHI: The people of Karachi continue to face difficulties as Green Line project hit a roadblock, with federal and Sindh governments trading accusations over delay in completion of multi-billion rupee public transport project. The federal government considers the project as completed while on the contrary, the authorities of PPP-led Sindh government say the mass transit…

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Will take back kite along with its string: Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: MQM-P’s former convener Dr Farooq Sattar said on Tuesday that rival political parties PPP, PSP and PTI were being ‘given a chance’ in Karachi.  Speaking at the general workers meeting at PIB Colony, Dr Farooq Sattar said that workers of the party had rejected the ‘black decision’ of the ECP. “We protest against this…

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