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Imposing Article 149 first step towards Karachi province: Rabbani

Says if Karachi’s made a province, there’ll be grave consequences

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September 13, 2019


Rabbani rejects special committee on Kashmir developments

PM formed the committee to recommend legal, political, diplomatic responses

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August 7, 2019


Senate in uproar after Fawad Chaudhry declines to apologize to Mushahidullah

Mushahidullah gave employment to his brother in PIA, says Chaudhry

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October 10, 2018


Did PTI ask China before inviting S. Arabia into CPEC, asks Raza Rabbani

Rabbani was speaking in the Senate

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October 1, 2018


PM Imran Khan should not meet Pompeo during his visit to Pakistan: Raza Rabbani

Secretary Pompeo’s meeting with the premier is against protocol, said the former Senate chairperson

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September 3, 2018


Election 2018: After PML-N, PPP also complains of massive irregularities

The PPP says its polling agents were removed from polling stations. The party held an emergency press conference on Wednesday night to air serious concerns over what it said was the removal of its polling agents from inside polling stations. Senator Raza Rabbani said that irregularities were reported from Jacobabad, Badin and other parts of…

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July 25, 2018


Can’t the ECP see that PML-N workers are being targeted, asks Raza Rabbani

  Senator Raza Rabbani has raised questions about the role of the election commission as he pointed out that PML-N workers are being targeted by the police. He was speaking during a Senate session on Saturday. Rabbani, a member of the PPP, also questioned whether the accountability process is being used for political victimisation as…

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July 21, 2018


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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May 25, 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


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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March 20, 2018


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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March 10, 2018


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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March 9, 2018


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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March 9, 2018


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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February 15, 2018


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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January 16, 2018


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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January 9, 2018


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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December 24, 2017


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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December 18, 2017


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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November 27, 2017


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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November 24, 2017


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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November 9, 2017