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Five PPP leaders likely to be inducted in federal cabinet

Five PPP leaders likely to be inducted in federal cabinet

ISLAMABAD – The PPP core committee on Monday resolved to induct another five PPP leaders into the federal cabinet in the second phase of cabinet formation, with Sherry Rehman, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Faisal Raza Abidi, Raja Parvez Ashraf and Sardar Aseff Ahmed likely make it to the cabinet. A source told Pakistan Today that names of two former information ministers – Kaira and Sherry Rehman – were being considered for the foreign minister, while Sardar Aseff might also be considered for

‘PPP will take coalition partners in confidence on financial crunch’

LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will take its coalition partners in confidence on the financial crunch facing the country, Advisor to the PM on Women Development Yasmin Rehman and said on Monday.Yasmin said that the PPP-led federal government has assured its coalition allies that relief will be provided to the masses in petroleum and gas products, as it was the basic need of the country to run both the public and private sectors smoothly.
The PPP leader said that

PPP core committee meeting today

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari will preside over a meeting of the core committee of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) at Aiwan-e-Sadr today along with Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.
Sources in the PPP said that the country’s overall political situation, including talks with coalition partners, expansion in the federal cabinet and matters related to the presidential reference to reopen the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto case would be discussed in the meeting.

President convenes PPP core commitee meeting today

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari has convened the meeting of core commitee of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) at Awan-e-Sadr on April 18 (today). The meeting would be presided over by President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani.
Sources in the PPP informed Online informed Online that overall country’s political situation including talks with coalition partners, expansion in federal cabinet and matters related to Presidential reference filed in the

PPP points out violations of rules in house count

KARACHI – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh’s Head of the Census Monitoring Committee Taj Haider has expressed concern over the widespread reports of irregularities in the house count phase of the census.
“Details including the name of the head of the family, his identity card number, profession and number of children in the household that is required to be entered on Form 1 with ballpoint pens are being written on plain sheets with pencils. There are also numerous complaints

PPP wants another PA session

LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-led opposition in the Punjab Assembly (PA) submitted another requisition to summon a fresh session of the House on Friday and said that the opposition would not allow the treasury to escape their questions.
A day earlier, the PPP had proved its strength by having a session on its requisition and also foiled the treasury’s attempts to point out the quorum thrice. The party decided to move another requisition when its request to let the

Presidential reference on ZAB case – Supreme Court and PPP on the same side … for once

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) lawyers and ministers were pleasantly surprised on Wednesday when the Supreme Court (SC) admitted a presidential reference to reopen the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto case, a petition most legal experts had said would be dismissed as “not maintainable”. The level of respect that Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s showed for Bhutto came as a complete surprise. “I am getting emotional today,” said the chief justice, referring to the reopening of

PPP asks Punjab CM 11 questions

LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab Assembly parliamentarians raised eleven questions with Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday and urged upon him to reply these all queries in person during the upcoming session of the provincial assembly. PPP Deputy parliamentarian leader Shaukat Basra, just before 48 hours of the Punjab Assembly’s 24th session, unveiled his party’s ’11-point Public Interest Agenda’ and raised several issues directly relating to the CM’s

PPP Punjab issues 11 point agenda to Shahbaz Sharif

LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab issued an 11 point agenda to Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday.
The agenda presented by PPP’s deputy parliamentary leader Shaukat Basra demanded answers of his questions from Punjab’s CM.
The questions ask the CM about his absence from the provincial assembly’s session, quantity of ministries owned by him, steps taken to end corruption, formation of the forward block, Sasti Roti scheme and other issues.
PPP said

PPP meeting to discuss ZAB reference today

LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senior party members from Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been called in the presidency to discuss the party strategy regarding Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) case in the Supreme Court on Tuesday (today). The PPP sources said the meeting was called by the President Asif Ali Zardari, who is also the co-chairman of PPP, to discuss the reference about the re-opening of the ZAB case, relief for people in the upcoming budget and

Balochistan PPP reposes confidence in Raisani

QUETTA – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Balochistan’s parliamentary group has reposed its confidence in the leadership of Chief Minister (CM) Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani for protecting the rights of the people of the province.
The members of parliamentary delegation led by Provincial Minister and PPP Balochistan President Mir Sadiq Umrani called on the chief minister here on the other day.
The delegation was of Member National Assembly (MPA) and PPP Balochistan General

MQM delegation invites PPP to meeting

LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party Secretary General Jahangir Badr has termed the start of politics by Muttehida Qaumi movement (MQM) in Punjab a good omen for the country.
Talking to media after a meeting with MQM delegation at his residence here on Saturday, he said that MQM was working for the deprived and middle class which was in line with the vision of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, founder of PPP.
He appreciated the MQM for its entry to Punjab and hoped it would benefit

Siraiki province, politico-economic policy to be cornerstone of PPP manifesto

ISLAMABAD – The maiden meeting of the manifesto committee of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) decided to make the party’s politico-economic policy and a separate Siraiki province as the cornerstone of the party’s manifesto for the upcoming general elections.
A source told Pakistan Today on Friday that the recently-formed committee decided to form sub-committees on each subject, including the proposal of formation of a Siraiki province. He said the sub-committees would be

‘PPP govt taking steps for people’s welfare’

HAFIZABAD – The federal government is serving the masses according to the manifesto of PPP and taking steps to provide basic needs of life to the people at their doorsteps. These views were expressed by PPP Hafizabad President and Standing Committee for Labour and Human Resources Punjab Chairman Malik Fayyaz Ahmad Awan, addressing a ceremony held to pay tributes to Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Local leaders and activists of the party, in their speeches, paid glowing tributes to

Benazir murder probe will be shared when PPP is not in power: Zardari

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari who is also co-chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) told his party’s provincial lawmakers (MPAs) from Punjab on Wednesday night that the government had made significant inroads in the investigation into the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto, but the details would be made public only when the party was not in power.
A source told Pakistan Today that President Zardari said the government could not share the exclusive

PPP and PML-N stalwarts join PML-Q

LAHORE – Pakistan People’s party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders hailing from Wazirabad joined Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) in a meeting with PML-Q leader Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi on Tuesday.
Waqas Afzal Chattah, former ticket holder of PPP from PP-103, PML-N leader Ali Asghar Cheema, union council leaders Shahbaz Cheema, Chaudhary Muhammad Ashraf, Akhtar Hunjra, Chaudhary Saif, Syed Zaigham and others, while reposing full confidence in the

PPP, MQM embroiled in tug of war over job quotas

KARACHI – A t least 54 vacancies in the Sindh Tourism Department are unoccupied for over a year now due to disagreements between PPP and its coalition partner MQM over job quotas in government departments.
Reliable sources told Pakistan Today that applications were invited by the Tourism Department last year and a large number of youth had applied for the vacancies, however, the department could not conduct the interviews of the short-listed candidates due to political