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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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State Institutions need to stay in ambit: Raza Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: All State institutions are working under the Constitutions which provides for trichotomy of power and this provision should be respected by every institution. This was stated by Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani in Senate session on Friday, during his remarks in connection with International Democracy Day. He said that State institutions should respect constitutional…

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Analysis: Karachi University does not need intelligence agencies’ scrutiny

By Minerwa Tahir Law enforcers recently claimed to have unearthed a network of terrorists, operating under the name, ‘Ansarul Sharia Pakistan’. After the suspects were taken into custody and interrogated, it was reported that they comprise students or graduates of Karachi University. Soon after, we learnt that Karachi University is going to hand over students’…

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A look back at the famous names produced by Karachi University

KARACHI: Granted, there are a handful of students from Karachi University that have been involved in terrorism. Yet Karachi University has produced over the years stars that have earned Pakistan glory and respect. Scientists, athletes, politicians, human rights activists, poets, journalists and military men. You name it, Karachi University has produced them. The alumni of…

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Rabbani expresses reservations over providing KU students’ data to agencies

NEWS DESK: Senator Raza Rabbani expressed reservations over providing Karachi University (KU) students’ data to intelligence agencies in a letter addressed to the varsity’s vice-chancellor on Wednesday. He further demanded that student unions be restored as per the resolution passed by the Senate of Pakistan. In his letter, he also expressed reservations over demanding police…

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Raza Rabbani berates Trump, urges Foreign Minister to cancel US visit

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday reacting over the statement of US warned Vietnam and Cambodia like situation over any misadventure. The chairman said, “Pakistan people have quality and custom like Vietnam and Cambodia, if President of US wants that Pakistan should be graveyard of American army, then we will welcome them”. Rabbani…

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Effective measures taken to improve working of Parliament: Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani has said that effective measures have been taken to improve the working of Parliament with regard to its role in legislation, oversight of the executive and transparency.   Addressing the outgoing batch of short term interns of Senate of Pakistan at Parliament, he said that young interns are ambassador…

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Rabbani urges congenial atmosphere among state institutions

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Friday reiterated that system could not sustain confrontation between trichotomy of power as he stressed a way out for congenial atmosphere among the state organs. In continuation of his assertions of the previous day during Senate session, the Chairman once again underlined the need for intra-institutional dialogue among three…

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Rabbani thanks Iran for principled stand on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani called on the Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani on Monday in Tehran and felicitated him on assuming the office of the President for the second term.   He was also accompanied by a Parliamentary delegation of the Senate of Pakistan whereas issues relating to Pakistan-Iran relations as well as…

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Rabbani urges state institutions to work together

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday urged executive, judiciary and military establishment to work within their constitutional parameters. “I don’t wish to see a confrontation among state institutions,” Rabbani said while addressing a gathering in Quetta. “According to the law, the state’s first and foremost responsibility is protecting the lives and property of…

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Iranian speaker invites Rabbani on Rouhani’s oath taking ceremony

ISLAMABAD: Speaker of Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran Ali Larijani Wednesday made a telephonic call to Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, and invited him to attend the oath-taking ceremony of the re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Speaker Larijani mentioned that he would be eagerly waiting to receive chairman Senate in Tehran, as after attending the…

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Rabbani invites cricket team to Parliament House

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Tuesday invited Pakistan Cricket Team to visit Parliament House after Eid. In a letter to the Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Shaharyar Khan, Mian Raza Rabani extended congratulations to the cricket team on behalf of the Senate for their outstanding performance in winning the ICC Champion Trophy by defeating India,…

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Soccer legends’ arrival to portray Pakistan’s positive image: Rabbani

KARACHI: Acting President Mian Raza Rabbani Friday said that palying foreign leading footballers in Pakistan would portray her positive image in the world. He said football was the popular game of the poor, hardworking and those who lived in slum areas of the country. Addressing the Leisure Leagues’ final player ceremony here at a hotel,…

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Rabbani calls for evolving counter-narrative to combat terrorism

PESHAWAR: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Wednesday here underscored the need for evolving a comprehensive counter narrative for effectively combating terrorism as people of the country would have to wage collective and consistent struggle to weed out this menace from its roots by rising above party politics. He expressed these views while talking to media…

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President, Senate chief condemn attack on Maulana Ghafoor Haidery’s motorcade

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Friday condemned the attack on the motorcade of Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidery in Mastung. He expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the blast. He prayed for early recovery of the deputy chairman of Senate, a statement from the President House said….

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Kulbhushan Yadav sentenced according to law: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaz Aziz said on Monday that the death sentence handed out to Indian spy Kalbhushan Yadav was in accordance with the law. During a Senate meeting chaired by chairman Raza Rabbani. Mushahid Hussain asked Sartaj Aziz regarding India’s reaction to the news that Kalbhushan Yadav was…

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Raza Rabbani’s Urdu remark is shameful: Wasay Jalil

Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM-London) lashed out at Raza Rabbani over his remarks against Urdu language, saying, “Pakistan, it seems, is in wrong hands.” Watch what else he said.

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Urdu was enforced on us, says Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani has said it seems as if Urdu language was forced on us, Samaa reported. He made the statement while talking to media. Rabbani stated that the first point of order was raised when Bengali was named national language. He added that former senator Nisar Memon was labeled a traitor when…

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Senate Advisory supports Rabbani’s decision on US visa delay

ISLAMABAD: The House Business Advisory Committee (HBAC) of the Senate on Monday endorsed the decision taken by Chairman of the Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on the issue of delay in issuance of visa to Deputy Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri by the US Mission in Pakistan. Participated by the Leader of the House in Senate…

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