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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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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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