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Punjab governor wants to bury the hatchet

Punjab governor wants to bury the hatchet

LAHORE – The Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa has stressed on burying the ‘past politics of vendetta and hatred’, as all political parties have equal stakes in the country.
He said that the Governor’s House is not anybody’s personal inheritance and being a public property, is open to all and sundry.
He was talking to the media after visiting the mausoleum of Allama Iqbal, where he also laid a wreath of flowers, offered Fetha, and penned his views.
The governor said

Governor clings on to secondary, intermediate education boards

KARACHI – Sindh Governor Ishratul Ebad is seemingly intent on retaining control over secondary and intermediate education boards of the province, with an amendment to the to Sindh Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education Ordinance-1972 returned to the Sindh Assembly (SA) for reconsideration.
The governor’s message was present before the SA session on Monday, with Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro requesting Acting Speaker Shehla Raza to defer the matter till the next session.

Governor Khosa to improve PPP-PML-N ties in Punjab

LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders have declared the Punjab governor Sardar Latif Khosa’s announcement of meeting with Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif, a beginning of new era of political reconciliation in Punjab.
They said that PPP wanted to avoid politics of confrontation so that government could concentrate on the resolution of masses problems. Former Minister for Information and Central leaders of PPP Khalid Ahmed Khan Kharal has said the PPP

New governor will defuse tensions, says Aitzaz

LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan expressed hope that Sardar Latif Khan Khosa’s appointment as Punjab governor will help reduce political confrontation in Punjab.
Talking to journalists after attending Justice Javed Iqbal’s parents’ Qul on Thursday, Aitzaz said Sardar Khosa was a senior lawyer and hopefully he will develop good relations between the PPP and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), reducing the existing tensions between them.

KP governor set to be replaced

ISLAMABAD – After the appointment of the governor of Punjab, the PPP government is all set to replace Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani.
A source in the PPP told Pakistan Today that the names of Anwar Saifullah Khan, Rahim Dad Khan, Barrister Masood Kausar and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Karamatullah Khan were being considered by the party’s top brass to replace the incumbent governor upon President Asif Zardari’s return from his official US visit.

Khosa is Punjab governor

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday appointed Latif Khosa governor of Punjab on the advice of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, indicating that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was not ready to leave the field open for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the province by appointing a neutral person.
While Khosa’s name had appeared in the media a couple of days ago, the president had held back the final decision for more consultations in view of the

People cast aspersions on new governor

LAHORE – The speculation of appointing Senator Latif Khosa as governor of Punjab has sparked a new debate among the members of the public, especially students, Pakistan Today has learnt.
“The government should have appointed a person with a sound educational background,” they said, adding “how will he act as the chancellor of all public sector universities?” They said that people like Asma Jahangir and Aitzaz Ahsan should be given a chance to be the constitutional head of the

Consultations for new Punjab governor continuing

LAHORE – PPP’s consultations for the appointment of the new governor for Punjab are underway and President Asif Ali Zardari has held meetings with prospective candidates, however, sources said the name would likely be finalised by January 10 (tomorrow).
After the assassination of Salman Taseer, the race is on fro the crucial slot and several PPP leaders are vying to be appointed, but party insiders said Zardari’s Saturday’s meetings at Bilawal House Karachi with party leaders and

Khosa likely new Punjab governor

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari is set to appoint close aide Latif Khosa to succeed slain Salmaan Taseer as the Punjab governor, officials said, another step in resolving a week-long political crisis. President Asif Ali Zardari is expected to name Khosa, a former attorney general, on Saturday from Karachi.
“Khosa is most likely to be appointed as the Punjab governor,” a senior government official said. Other top officials confirmed the appointment was expected. Khosa told

PML-N demands uncontroversial governor in Punjab

ISLAMABAD – As the government on Thursday accepted one of the 12 demands of Nawaz Sharif by reverting the petrol prices, the PML-N has forwarded another demand – the appointment of a non-controversial person as the Punjab governor – for the party’s continued cooperation with Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. A source in the PML-N told Pakistan Today that the demand regarding appointment of an ‘impartial governor’ had been conveyed to the prime minister.
“Gilani has also been

Punjab governor laid to rest – Taseer’s killing is political murder, says PPP

LAHORE – Leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) foresaw a political controversy behind the assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer and called it a “political murder”, as the deceased was laid to rest at the Cavalry Grounds graveyard on Wednesday.
Leading the enraged onslaught, PPP Punjab Senior Minister Raja Riaz said the Punjab governor was killed for political reasons and his murder highlighted the failure of the provincial government. He said it was surprising

After Sherpao, Taseer second assassinated governor

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is the only political party of the country which has rendered sacrifices of its leaders and stalwarts for the cause of the nation.
PPP first chairman Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is the first in row, who accepted gallows but did not bow to the dictator, while his daughter Benazir Bhutto was also assassinated by a suicide bomber.
Salmaan Taseer is the second governor of the party, who has been assassinated. Earlier, Hayat Mohammad Khan

Punjab Governor assassinated in Islamabad

Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer was assassinated in Islamabad by his bodyguard on Tuesday afternoon.
According to initial reports an Elite Force guard fired at Governor Taseer, who was hit in the chest and upper half of the body. The Elite Force guard said he killed governor over defending a Christian woman who was allegedly involved in blasphemy. The guard was identified as Malik Mumtaz Qadri.
Salmaan Taseer recently came to the rescue of a woman condemned to death by a

Has governor Magsi resigned?

ISLAMABAD/QUETTA: Rumours were rife in the federal capital on Friday that Balochistan Governor Zulfiqar Magsi had resigned due to his differences with the provincial government and the province’s deteriorating law and order.
Magsi had rushed to Islamabad following reports that the PML-Q and JUI-F were working out a power-sharing agreement to form a coalition government in Balochistan. Besides holding meetings with a number of senior leaders, he had also met PML-Q President

LHC rules acting governor may make appointments

LAHORE – A Lahore High Court (LHC) five-member full bench on Tuesday dismissed a petition challenging appointments of the Punjab Services Tribunal chairman and the Punjab ombudsman by Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Iqbal when he was serving as the Punjab acting governor in 2008.
The bench headed by LHC Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry observed in a short order, “Acting governor of the province makes appointments on any post, if needed, on the advice of chief minister of the

Mysterious absence of governor remains hot topic in Punjab Assembly

LAHORE: The mysterious absence of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer remained a hot topic in the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday, with members, as well as Law Minister Rana Sanaullah telling the House that no one had any idea about the governor’s whereabouts.
The Punjab Assembly proceedings started around two hours behind schedule.
Soon after the recitation from the holy Quran, MMA parliamentary leader Ali Haider Noor Niazi said on a point of order that the Punjab governor was

PPP’s plan to appoint loyalist as KP governor hits snags

The move by Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) to replace Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani with a party loyalist has hit snags, whereas the Awami National Party (ANP) says that if this has to be done, the governor should be apolitical and a technocrat, suggesting former provincial chief secretary Azam Khan as best suited for the job.
ANP Senior Vice President Haji Adeel told Pakistan Today that his party was against appointing a politician as the