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FATA merger will not lead to creation of new provinces: Rabbani

Pakistan People’s Party Senator Raza Rabbani said that that the decision to merge Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will not pave the way for the formation of new provinces. The former Senate chairman, addressing a session of the Parliament’s upper house on Friday, said that every province has its own rules depending…

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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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Rabbani, Imam, Ishrat under consideration for caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah discussed potential candidates for the slot of Prime Minister in a caretaker set-up on Tuesday. According to sources, the premier telephoned Shah from the US to discuss the matter. The two have agreed to hold a meeting soon to finalize…

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Raza Rabbani responds to Zardari in farewell speech

ISLAMABAD: Outgoing Senate chairman Raza Rabbani Friday responded to Pakistan Peoples Party Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari in his farewell speech, saying that he has never compromised on the law and Constitution during his three-year tenure as head of the Parliament’s Upper House. On Thursday, Zardari claimed that Rabbani, during his Senate chairmanship, kept on ignoring…

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JI joins calls for Rabbani’s election as Senate chairman

ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami head Siraj ul Haq on Friday extended his support for the re-election of Raza Rabbani as Chairman of the Senate. Haq is the second political leader after Nawaz Sharif to back Rabbani’s candidature, a suggestion which has already been rejected by PPP President Asif Ali Zardari. “All political parties should give their assent…

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Rabbani kept ignoring Nawaz’s constitutional violations: Zardari

ISLAMABAD: PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari said on Friday that Raza Rabbani kept ignoring Nawaz Sharif’s constitutional violations during his Senate chairmanship.  Speaking to media personnel with Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Qudus Bizenjo, Zardari said that he did not want to criticise Raza Rabbani. “Raza Rabbani did not take notice of our reservations in the…

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Pakistan not to bow to IMF dictates: Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Thursday said Pakistan was an independent state and would not bow before the dictates of International Monetary Fund (IMF) or any other international financial institution. Referring to an IMF report, he said interference in the internal affairs of Pakistan on the part of IMF and other financial institutions with…

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Muslim countries need unity to face challenges: Chairman Senate

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Tuesday said the Muslim countries need unity to face myriad challenges posed by the emerging threats as well as jingoistic policies of the unilateralist powers. Chairman Senate is currently visiting Tehran to attend the 13th conference of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) on the special…

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World must recognize Pakistan’s efforts for eliminating terrorism: Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani has said that Pakistan highly values its bilateral relations with France and desires to further expand cooperation in the fields of trade and economic, political and development sectors. He expressed these views during a meeting with the French envoy who called on him here Tuesday at the Parliament House….

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Speakers call for joint mechanism on connectivity, security, anti-terrorism

ISLAMABAD: The heads of the parliaments from six regional countries at the First Speakers’ Conference on Sunday called for establishing a joint mechanism to cope with the challenges of terrorism and security besides promoting the inter-region connectivity. Hosted by the National Assembly of Pakistan, the three-day conference commenced here with an objective to focus the parliamentary cooperation…

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Trump’s decision of shifting embassy to Jerusalem to jeopardize world peace: Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Monday said contrary to the US claims of making their efforts against terrorism, President Trump’s announcement to shift its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem had provided fuel to the new wave of terrorism in the world. Palestine and Kashmir, he said, were the oldest disputes on the agenda…

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Democratic system under 1973 Constitution to continue: Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Monday said only a democratic governance system under the 1973 Constitution would continue in the country instead of any Musharraf or technocrat formula. While chairing the Senate session, he gave the remarks about the current political situation in the country, particularly in connection with the sit-in of a religious…

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Senate body summons Sindh CS over failure to provide protocol to Acting President

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Rules and Procedure has summoned Chief Secretary Sindh to attend the next meeting and brief it about its failure to provide protocol to the acting President Mian Raza Rabbani during his recent visit to Karachi. The Committee meeting held here at Parliament House on Friday under the Chairmanship of Dr…

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Rabbani condoles over death of Ibrahim Joyu

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani Thursday condoled over the death of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyu, a writer and intellectual belong to Sindh province. Expressing sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Ibrahim Joyu, Rabbani said his services would be remembered for a long time and a space created with his death couldn’t be filled soon….

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No constitutional provision to install technocrat govt: Rabbani

KARACHI: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani has stressed the need that the next general elections in the country should be held on time, adding that there was no constitutional provision to install a technocrat government. He was speaking at a seminar held at the National Institute of Management (NIM) here on Saturday. The moot pertained…

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Raza Rabbani for early mainstreaming of FATA

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has said that mainstreaming of FATA must be done at the earliest and the people may be given access to basic human rights as citizens of the country. He said that the people of FATA must have access to the Supreme and High Courts as well as enjoying other…

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Senate to ensure implementation on its recommendations: Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has asked the government to bring a piece of legislation for implementation on its recommendations within a period of two months, otherwise, the Senate will take its own course of action to address the issue. During the fourth sitting of 269th session on Thursday, the Chairman observed that since…

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Rabbani for taking house into confidence about US Secretary visit

ISLAMABAD:Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday asked the Minister for Law & Justice Zahid Hamid to convey Foreign Minister about his presence in the House on October 25 and take the Parliament into confidence about visit of US Secretary State. As per media reports, he said that US Secretary of State gave a statement…

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Democracy in Pakistan interrupted like a film interval: Raza Rabbani

  ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Thursday regretted said neither democratic institutions were allowed to function in accordance with constitution nor rule of law was established in the country. Speaking at at award giving ceremony to renowned poet Nisar Nasik organized by National Press Club (NPC) here, the Chairman said democracy was derailed…

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Pakistani nation still looking for direction: Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Tuesday reiterated that Pakistani nation would overcome extremism and terrorism as it had unprecedented resilience to fight and make a comeback from the knock down position. Addressing at the concluding session of a seminar on “70 Years of Pakistan” here organized by the Senate Defense Committee, the Chairman said…

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Rabbani seeks official response on anti-Pakistan posters in Switzerland

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday sought response by the government on the display of anti-Pakistan posters in Switzerland. “Interior minister should coordinate with the Foreign Office to record its statement on floor of the house regarding anti-Pakistan posters displayed in Switzerland,” he said in his reaction to this incident. Rabbani also took…

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