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Sabir Nazar’s take on pace of defections from the Pakistan People’s Party

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JIT to investigate firing at house of SC judge

LAHORE: A joint investigation team has been formed to investigate firing on the residence Supreme Court judge Justice Ijazul Ahsan. The JIT will be headed by DIG Investigation Sultan Chaudhry. On Sunday, unknown gunman shot at house of Justice Ijazul Ahsan. He was part of a five member bench that last July disqualified Prime Minister…

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PM wants undisputed person to be head of caretaker setup

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed confidence that all political parties will select the caretaker prime minister with consensus. Speaking with a private TV channel, he said the caretaker prime minister should be a person, who is undisputed and non-controversial having a transparent past. To a question, the Prime Minister said he has no…

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Will force Nawaz to quit politics, says Zardari at ZAB’s anniversary

LARKANA: Former president Asif Zardari has ruled out possibility of negotiations with PML-N and said the Nawaz-led party has ‘stabbed PPP in the back with the help of establishment’. “We will not let you form the next government in Punjab,” Zardari said. “The PPP can form a coalition government with any party but not with…

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PML-N announces Raja Zafarul Haq as candidate for Senate chairmanship

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and its allied parties have finalized name of Raja Zafarul Haq for the Senate chairmanship on Monday. Earlier on Sunday, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced the names of Sadiq Sanjrani and Salim Mandviwala for the posts of chairman and deputy chairman of the Senate. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf…

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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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Zardari spent billions to buy PTI lawmakers: Maryam

BAHAWALPUR: PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Friday targeted both Imran Khan and judiciary while addressing party’s public meeting in Bahawalpur. Maryam Nawaz criticised PTI chairman Imran Khan for extending support to PPP in Senate chairman’s election. “Imran Khan is presenting all of his party’s senators to the man who he had once called disease…

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Nawaz Sharif for legislation against horse trading

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is the only party with majority in Senate; hence, the party is right to field its candidate for the Senate chair. Horse trading is a bad practice which should be curbed in the country, he said while sparring with media outside the Accountability…

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PPP, PTI likely to reach agreement on senate chairman post

ISLAMABAD: PPP and PTI are warming up to each other in a bid to reach an agreement on selecting the senate chairman and deputy chairman, Samaa reported on Wednesday.  This was confirmed by PTI’s Shibli Faraz, who spoke to SAMAA TV and confirmed that the party was in contact with PPP to arrive at an…

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This is what happened when Bilawal visited Karachi hospital

It was a cause of concern for patients and their attendants alike at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Karachi when Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari visited the hospital today. The security personnel stopped the patients from entering the hospital. On this occasion, one of the security detail slapped a person trying…

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Zardari retracts, regrets his remarks about Rao Anwar as mis-spoken

Islamabad: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has regretted the remarks he made in interview with a private channel Friday that sought to give the impression of supporting the absconding former SSP Malir Rao Anwar. Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that Mr. Asif Ali Zardari has described his words as mis-spoken and regretted any offence to…

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Will not spare Nawaz Sharif this time, vows Zardari

LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party staged a political power show in Lahore where PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari took a swipe at ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Samaa reported on Monday. Zardari criticised PML-N government over economic and regional policies, especially the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying that Nawaz Sharif lacks the understanding of economic…

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Shoes, bottles hurled at PPP leaders in Islamabad protest – Watch

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) faced wrath of the protesters, who have been demanding justice for Naqeebullah Mehsud, outside Islamabad press club on Monday. According to our correspondent, the angry protesters hurled shoes and empty bottles when a PPP leader praised Asif Ali Zardari. Reports said PPP leader Amir Paracha was addressing…

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Zardari not patronising Rao Anwar, claims Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah, on Monday claimed that PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari was not patronising SSP Rao Anwar.  As the demand to hold SSP Rao Anwar accountable for his alleged fake encounters gathers steam, PPP leader Syed Khursheed Shah came forward and rejected claims that former…

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Lahore rally shows people have rejected puppets: Marriyum

LAHORE: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb has said Senate and general elections will be held on time. Talking to media in Islamabad on Wednesday, she said it would be first time in history of Pakistan that democracy will complete ten consecutive years. Calling opposition leaders ‘puppets’, the minister said people have…

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Imran, Zardari, Qadri slam Sharifs, vow relentless pressure

Imran Khan vows continued pressure on Sharifs  PTI Chairman Imran Khan pledged that he would continue to challenge the ruling Sharif family despite many challenges. Khan said that he would consult his party regarding dissolution of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. “My neighbor Senator Aitzaz Ahsan has asked what is the difference between cases of Zainab and…

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We can topple PML-N govt anytime, claims Zardari at PAT protest

LAHORE: Pakistan People Party (PPP) leader Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday addressed joint opposition’s protest rally led by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in Lahore, and resolved to continue his support to obtain justice for Model Town victims, Samaa reported. At the opposition’s grand power show against PML-N government, Zardari lashed out at Nawaz Sharif. “We are…

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Qadri’s container ready to hit roads

Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri’s famed container has been readied in case the sit-in is announced in today’s protest on the Mall Road Lahore. The container has been customized with a resting place and area for the leaders to address the participants. Know more from Saman Iqbal.

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Tahirul Qadri spoke of “undressing” Zardari. They are sharing the stage today

NEWS DESK: Tahirul Qadri has invited Asif Ali Zardari to the public gathering he has scheduled for today. Here’s what the PAT leader has said about his PPP counterpart in the recent past:

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Traffic plan issued ahead of Mall Road protest

LAHORE: The authorities of Lahore traffic police have issued traffic diversion plan ahead of massive protest demonstration being held today at Mall Road against Model Town tragedy under the aegis of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). PAT management has segregated the patch of road from Charing Cross to Nasir Bagh as a protest venue that will…

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Will arch-foes – Zardari and Imran – share the stage at Qadri’s rally?

By Zahid Hussain Khan Workers of PPP and PTI must be baffled at the news that former President Asif Ali Zardari and Imran Khan are likely to share the stage at a protest rally in Lahore on Wednesday. The rally has been organized by the firebrand cleric and leader of Pakistan Awami Tehreek Dr Tahir…

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