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Sindh Government announces public holiday

KARACHI: The Sindh Government on Tuesday announced a public holiday on the occasion of Eid Milad-Un-Nabi. According to a notification issued by the Government of Sindh, Friday December 1, 2017 will be a public holiday. “All offices, Autonomous, Semi-Autonomous Bodies, Corporations and Local Councils under the Administrative Control of Government of Sindh excluding essential services….

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Opposition bill gets rejected, Nawaz to continue heading PML-N

ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties presented a bill seeking to bar disqualified members from heading a political party as fiery speeches were made by lawmakers, on Tuesday. According to details, the proposed bill did not pass as 163 members voted against it. Shah Mehmood Qureshi slammed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and said that members who…

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PPP to sweep next general election in Karachi: Durrani

NAWABSHAH: Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani has said that in upcoming general elections, people of Karachi would exercise their right to vote without any fear and they will elect genuine representatives. While addressing a large gathering of Pakhtoon community and later on talking to media persons here on Saturday, the Speaker Sindh Assembly said…

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Laugh yourselves silly with this humorous exchange between SA MPAs

KARACHI: The focus of discussion during a Sindh Assembly session turned towards cars and gas cylinders, inciting laughs among those present, on Friday.  The discussion during a session of the Sindh Assembly turned informal when MPA Deewan Chawla asked where are gas cylinders fitted inside cars? Provincial minister Nasir Shah, containing his laughter, asked Chawla…

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Dr Asim is no more PPP Karachi Division President

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has accepted the resignation of Dr Asim as the president of PPP Karachi Division, on Friday.  According to details, Dr Asim had submitted his resignation as the party’s Karachi Division President to PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. Bilawal had accepted his resignation and acknowledged Dr Asim’s services for the…

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Bilawal’s teaser tweet has everyone curious

LAHORE: Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari posted a video tweet in which three trucks bearing the party flag can be seen. He posted a tweet with caption “coming soon”. Coming soon… pic.twitter.com/gKCkeZolP9 — BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) November 15, 2017 The party chairman has not made it clear as to what the video…

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PPP, PML-N foreign funding cases: SC adjourns hearing

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday adjourned hearing of cases filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) over receiving foreign funding for an indefinite period. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the appeals filed by PTI leaders Shireen Mazari and Asad Umar in his chamber….

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5-year-old girl killed after being raped in Larkana, relatives couldn’t get access to ambulance

LARKANA: In a shocking tragedy that occurred on Tuesday, a five-year-old girl was killed after being raped in the city’s Naudero area. Relatives of the deceased victim were unable to find an ambulance to shift the body of the girl to the hospital. According to details, the relatives of the girl were forced to shift…

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Does Amir Khan want to replace Farooq Sattar as MQM chief?

KARACHI: Senior Deputy Convener of MQM-Pakistan, Amir Khan said on Monday that he did not wish to replace Dr Farooq Sattar as the party’s chief since the latter was the best choice for the post.  Ina  detailed interview with Shahzad Iqbal for SAMAA TV’s ‘Awaaz’ program, Amir Khan said that he did not wish to…

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Sindh Assembly adopts resolution to revive student unions

KARACHI: The Provincial Assembly (PA) of Sindh Monday passed a resolution to get revived students union in educational institutions here. The resolution was tabled by PPP-MPA Abdul Sattar Rajpar. He said that the ban on Student Unions was imposed by a dictator and democratic government should lift it. PPP-MPA Khairunisa Mughal said that student unions…

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Watch: ‘Nakaam League’ has failed, says Bilawal

Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, referring to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz as “Nakaam League”, said that the party has failed and added that PPP will emerge victorious in the 2018 elections.

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Musharraf says new alliance can beat PPP, PML-N

KARACHI: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has claimed that his 23-party alliance can beat PPP in Sindh and PML-N in Punjab in next general elections, Samaa reported Sunday. This he said in a video message. The former military ruler was of the view that Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) attempted…

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Imran vows to put Nawaz, Shehbaz, Dar and Zardari in jail

TAUNSA SHARIF: PTI chief Imran Khan on Saturday warned political rivals the Sharifs and Zardari that he would send them to jail when his party comes into power and promised to recover looted wealth stashed abroad.  Addressing a political gathering in Taunsa Sharif, Imran Khan lamented how the rich and powerful in Pakistan were able…

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MQM-P again triggers new province debate

The ethnicity-based politics perpetuated as Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) once again triggered the debate on new Mohajir province. It is pertinent to note here that slogan regarding Mohajir province came to be frequently heard in the wake of 2013 general elections. Watch the video report.

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Division of Sindh utterly unacceptable: Dr. Asim Hussain

Former petroleum minister Dr. Asim Hussain said the division of Sindh will never be accepted under any circumstances. The PPP leader also called upon Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) to join Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) to selflessly serve Karachi. Watch what else he said.

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New fellowship at Harvard’s Kennedy School in honour of Benazir Bhutto

A new fellowship at Harvard University has been announced to honor the late Benazir Bhutto, member of the Harvard College class of 1973. ClassACT brings Harvard-Radcliffe Class of 1973 classmates together to address important local, national, and international issues by initiating and supporting positive change. Consistent with this mission, ClassACT is developing the Benazir Bhutto…

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Farooq Sattar announces ‘Yadgar-e-Shuhuda’ march in video message

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar on Friday announced a march to ‘Yadgar-e-Shuhuda’ located at Azizabad.  In a video message, the MQM-Pakistan chief announced that his party would take out a march from Ayesha Manzil till Yadgar-e-Shuhuda to honour the people who had laid down their lives for Pakistan. “To pay tribute to our martyrs,…

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Dr Farooq Sattar to hold important press conference today

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar will hold an important press conference on Thursday. Not much has been learned as to what Dr Farooq Sattar will say during his press conference but political pundits are of the opinion that it will be a setback for the unstable alliance between MQM and PSP that started to…

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MQM will remain with its name, manifesto and symbol: Kanwar Naveed

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan Deputy Convener Kanwar Naveed said on Thursday that the party will remain with its manifesto, election symbol and name. Speaking to media personnel after presiding over an important meeting of the party, Naveed said that the entire Rabita Committee had placed confidence in the leadership of Sattar. “Some confusions were created after yesterday’s…

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Amir Khan revolts against MQM-PSP alliance

KARACHI: Senior MQM-Pakistan leader Amir Khan said on Thursday that he categorically rejected the demand to dissolve MQM and contest elections under a new symbol or party. “I am standing by the name of MQM and its election symbol,” he said. “Will disclose my next plan of action after meeting with the Rabita Committee.” Read:…

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PPP smells conspiracy behind MQM-PSP alliance

KARACHI: Leaders of the PPP were apprehensive of the recent MQM-P and PSP alliance on Thursday, casting doubts that it was a conspiracy. “When were they ever two separate entities?” asked Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and senior PPP leader Khursheed Shah. “Muttahida cannot inflict any damage on PPP even after it…

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