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PPP MP accuses Malik of trying to get accused released

PPP MP accuses Malik of trying to get accused released

ISLAMABAD – While a lot of concerns are being expressed at all political, security and diplomatic levels about the increasing presence of US diplomats and their unchecked movement across the country, a PPP legislator on Friday dropped a bombshell in the National Assembly by accusing Interior Minister Rehman Malik of making efforts for the release of the US national involved in killing of two Pakistani youth in Lahore.
An alarming situation developed in the National Assembly when

No headway in PPP, ‘N’ talks

ISLAMABAD – The talks between the government and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) failed to make progress on Wednesday, as unseen barriers cropped up stopping the forward movement on the implementation of the 10-points agenda given by the main opposition party for its support on the economic reforms.
Talks were held between the government’s team led by Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, and the PML-N team led by Senator Ishaq Dar. After the second round of talks on

PPP not afraid of PML-Q-MQM nexus

LAHORE – Pakistan People’s party (PPP) does not feel threatened by the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid and Mutahhida Qaumi Movement nexus in Punjab because it has the public’s unflinching support.
The leaders of PPP expressed these views while recording reaction over the newly-established alliance of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) and Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
They, however, said every political party has the right to establish liaison with like-minded parties and the

PPP leader of Arbab shoe-hit fame demands immediate opening of SBBMC

KARACHI – PPP leader Agha Javed Pathan, who became famous after hitting former Sindh chief minister Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim with a shoe, is annoyed with his party’s top leaders for delaying the opening of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical College (SBBMC) in Lyari.
“The ongoing fight among PPP leaders over the appointment of their favourite principal is delaying the opening of this important medical college,” said Pathan, adding that he was recently appointed as public relation

PPP core committee considers shuffling cabinet

Islamabad – The Pakistan People’s party core committee late on Friday took stock of the country’s economic and political situation, also considering a reshuffle in the federal cabinet on the basis of the performance of the ministers.
A source informed Pakistan Today that the meeting held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr also reviewed the law and order situation in the country, especially in Karachi and Quetta.
The meeting, which continued until the filing of this report, took serious

PPP finalises Masud Kausar’s name for KP governorship

PESHAWAR – Though PPP high command has finalised the name of Barrister Masud Kausar for the office of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa governor, but Awami National Party leadership is in favour of a non-controversial figure for the slot.
Pakistan Today learnt through highly reliable sources the PPP leadership had decided with consensus to post Barrister Masud Kausar as Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa governor. Besides Barrister Masud Kausar, MPA from Lakki Marwat Anwar Saif Ullah Khan was also amongst the

PML-Q says PPP responsible for Taseer’s murder

ISLAMABAD – Calling the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) a “cowardly party” for not standing by their leaders in difficult times, PML-Q central leaders on Wednesday put the ruling party to shame for not defending slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer against extremists.
A source told Pakistan Today that a five-member government committee called on PML-Q leaders at Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain’s residence to inform them of the economic situation in the country, but faced severe criticism

PPP, ‘N’ meet today to devise proposals

ISLAMABAD – The nominees of the PPP and the PML-N are set to meet today (Tuesday) with the latter already conveying its doubts to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on the inclusion of tainted ministers in the PPP committee holding talks to eliminate corruption.
A PML-N source informed Pakistan Today that Nawaz Sharif had conveyed his party’s reservations over the inclusion of three corrupt ministers in his team, including Raja Parvez Ashraf, Babar Awan, and Naveed Qamar.

ANP, PPP reviewing PML-N agenda today

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan People’s Party asked its coalition partner Awami National Party (ANP) to review Mian Nawaz Sharif’s ten point agenda along with the PPP’s parliamentarians.
The ANP, on Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani’s request, formed a four-member parliamentary committee in Senator Haji Adeel’s headship, while senators Afrsiyab Khattak, Zahid Khan and Bushra Gohar would be the other members of the committee. Haji Adeel told the Online that Finance Minister AbduL Hafiz

PPP to hold LG polls divisional meetings from 19th

LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab chapter would hold divisional meetings from January 19 for preparation of the upcoming local government (LG) elections. According to the PPP Punjab chapter Office, the meetings were planned under the party reorganisation programme and would be held at the PPP Provisional Headquarter Office to review party preparations for the LG polls and restructuring of various party chapters if required.
The second phase of the divisional

PML-N’s reforms agenda – PPP, ‘N’ committees to meet next week

ISLAMABAD – The committees formed by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to implement the PML-N’s reforms agenda will have their first formal meeting in the
next few days.
In response to the PML-N’s four-member committee, Gilani had also formed a committee last Thursday comprising federal ministers Babar Awan, Naveed Qamar, Pervez Ashraf, Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and Raza Rabbani which in collaboration with the PML-N team

Thaw in PPP, PML-N ties frustrates unification bloc

ISLAMABAD – The understanding reached between the PPP and the PML-N over the implementation of a national agenda has frustrated the PML-Q unification bloc’s strategy to revolt against the Chaudhrys, as the group is disappointed with the reconciliatory move by the federal and provincial governments. Changing its position, the PML-Q unification bloc in the Punjab has decided to postpone their plan to form a separate parliamentary group in the provincial assembly, adopting a cautious

PPP vows to conduct judicial inquiry into Taseer’s murder

LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party government will conduct a judicial inquiry into the assassination of slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, PPP ministers vowed on Friday.
Talking to reporters outside Taseer’s residence after offering condolences to his family, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira declared Taseer’s murder a tragedy for PPP.
Kaira said the incident had exposed that a fresh wave of extremism had struck the country and the elimination of this mindset was

JUI-F softens towards PPP

ISLAMABAD – Agreeing to the prime minister’s proposal of appointing Attaur Rehman, former tourism minister as a representative of the treasury benches in the parliamentary committee on the constitution of a neutral and independent Election Commission, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) is showing signs of softening its stance towards the Pakistan People’s Party-led government.
According to a source, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani telephoned JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman before

PPP forms committee to evaluate Nawaz’s agenda

ISLAMABAD LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party on Thursday formed a five-member ministerial committee to devise a strategy for the implementation of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s agenda, while the PML-N added one more member to its committee to equalise its strength with that of the PPP committee. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani named Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Water and Power Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf, Law Minister Babar Awan, Petroleum Minister Naveed Qamar and

Yet another embarrassment for PPP

ISLAMABAD – The government faced yet another embarrassment on Tuesday, when the Supreme Court directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) chairman to retrieve the possession of 80 kanals of prime land grabbed by the PPP leader of the house in the Senate and head of the parliamentary committee for appointment of superior courts’ judges, Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari and his relatives at Bani Gala within three days.
A three-member SC bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar

PPP lawmakers love the 18th Amendment… but implementation is a different matter

KARACHI – Provincial ministers indirectly admitted at the Sindh Assembly session on Tuesday while it was facing complications in the “proper” implementation of the 18th Amendment, the Sindh government had itself delayed implementation in some cases due to political compulsions.
Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo told SA members that the federal government has transferred 126 archaeological sites to the province, but funds for these have not been transferred. Responding to MPAs’