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PML-Q likely to join PPP’s coalition

ISLAMABAD – The power-sharing talks between the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) have entered the final phase and the latter may join the coalition government by taking portfolios in the federal cabinet in the second phase of cabinet formation in a few weeks, a government source told Pakistan Today on Friday.
The source said that the PPP had offered 6 to 8 ministries to the PML-Q for the second phase of cabinet formation, which was likely

PPP’s pressure tactics work this time

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh leaders continued their rhetoric against the judges to put pressure on the judiciary ahead of a contempt of court case against them being taken up by the Supreme Court, but changed their tone after the court allowed them 15 days on Friday to file a response. Taj Haider and Sharjeel Memon expressed respect for the apex court while Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza, who is a close aide of President Asif Ali Zardari, used the “Sindh card”,

Bhatti’s killing initiates technical manoeuvring on PPP’s part

ISLAMABAD – PPP Senator Khatu Mal Jeewan is going to resign from the Senate to block the way of Michael Javed to the National Assembly, who is next to Jeewan on the PPP’s priority list for MNAs submitted with the ECP in 2008.
The move will also secure the senate seat for a close aide of President Asif Ali Zardari.
According to the records of the ECP, after the killing of minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti, Jeewan should have been notified as the MNA on the minorities’

Some want to take PPP’s political space away: Zardari

KARACHI – PPP Co-chairman and President Asif Ali Zardari has said that some people were working to “take away our political space”, calling it against the 18th Amendment and in view of the Senate election in March next year.
Chairing a meeting of the PPP Sindh parliamentary committee on Saturday, Zardari said he had convened the meeting to discuss the country’s immediate issues and the challenges faced by the federation and the province.The president said he had sent a written

Opposition slams PPP’s strike call for Sindh

ISLAMABAD – The opposition parties – the PML-N, PML-Q, JUI-F and JI – on Friday strongly condemned the PPP’s strike call in Sindh against the Supreme Court’s verdict against the Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah’s appointment as the NAB chairman.
However, the government’s coalition partners, the ANP and the MQM, chose not to comment on the strike call. Commenting on the PPP’s strategy, Senator Pervez Rashid of the PML-N said the strike call had exposed the party’s true face.

Lawyers say they will thwart PPP’s strike

ISLAMABAD – The legal fraternity on Friday stood united against the PPP’s strike call against the Supreme Court’s judgment against the appointment of Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah as NAB chairman.
Even the lawyers considered close to the PPP-led coalition government also came down hard on the strike call and called it against democratic norms.
Calling the strike call “a principally wrong decision”, eminent lawyer Justice (r) Fakharuddin G Ebrahim said no strike could be

Karachi reels under violence after PPP’s strike call

KARACHI – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh chapter has given a strike call for today (Friday) to protest the Supreme Court’s decision of removing National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah. The party also announced that its MPAs will stage a protest walk from the Sindh Assembly building to the Sindh High Court after court proceedings are over. Karachi Transport Ittehad has backed the strike, but the Awami National Party (ANP) Sindh’s spokesman

‘Zardari’s broken promises responsible for PPP’s expulsion’

LAHORE – Broken promises of the Zardari regime and poor performance of the federal government made it inevitable for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to part ways with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in Punjab, PML-N Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal said on Sunday.
“The PML-N is now free from shackles of the PPP coalition and will focus all its energies on improving its government in Punjab showing that corruption-free, merit-based and citizen-centered governance is

Shams PPP’s new deputy information secretary

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan People’s Party on Monday appointed Mian Shams as party’s Deputy Secretary Information. He has replaced Haider Zaman Qureshi who earlier in the day tendered resignation from the position saying that he was resigning for “his own reasons and principles.”
The PPP workers from across the country have lauded party decision of bringing dedicated activist like Mian Shams to its mainstream. Mian Shams remained spokesperson of President Asif Ali Zardari till his

PML-N says its patience is running out over PPP’s delay of reforms

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) categorically told the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government on Tuesday that its patience was running out on the slow progress on the 10-point reforms agenda.
Talking to media after holding talks with the PPP ministerial team, Senator Ishaq Dar said his party had informed the government their patience was wearing thin. “We have asked the government to come up with a plan to cut expenditure and raise revenues, similar to the

Irked Jiyalas mar PPP’s Kashmir rally

KARACHI – The PPP Karachi Division’s public meeting to mark the Kashmir Day on Saturday went awry when the party’s jiyalas started protesting police excesses and sale of government jobs. The hall of the Arts Council of Pakistan – where the programme was organised – echoed with slogans by PPP activists belonging to different party wings during Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah’s speech.
Holding placards, the People’s Students Federation activists started protesting the Aram

‘Politics of revenge is not PPP’s policy’

LAHORE – Politics of revenge has never been the Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) policy while the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) history is full of retribution and victimisation of political opponents, PPP Punjab chapter office bearers said on Saturday reacting to PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif’s statement that the federal government wanted to implicate him and Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif in former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer’s assassination case, said the PML-N that persecuted

PPP’s rule to continue till 2023: Taseer

LAHORE – Punjab Governor Salman Taseer on Friday said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will not only complete its existing tenure but will also successfully regain power till 2023, by winning general elections of 2013 and 2018 on the basis of serving people.
He was talking to the media at the cheques distribution ceremony of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) at the governor’s house. He distributed cheques of Rs 100,000 each to 140 selected women.
While lauding the

Petroleum price hike is PPP’s New Year’s gift to public

LAHORE – PML-N senior leader Ashan Iqbal has condemned the hike in petroleum products and said this is New Year gift to people by the government.
In a statement issued here on Friday, PPP-led government had been involved in lavish spending, corruption and mismanagement and people had been bearing the brunt. “Common man’s life has turned worst due to government’s anti-people policies,’ he added.
Ahsan Iqbal deplored that if government implemented the suggestions recommended