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PML-Q and Unification Bloc members trade barbs

LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly (PA) on Wednesday turned into a battlefield as Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) female members of the provincial assembly (MPA) and Unification Bloc members abused each other showing their immaturity.
As soon as the house proceedings started, the question hour related to the home department began on which Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah started answering questions. After the question hour, house proceedings were in progress when Unification

Jinnah was also a defector: Unification Bloc MPA

LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly (PA) on Friday again echoed with slogans of lota, lota when Unification Bloc Member Sheikh Allauddin, in order to justify the defections of his fellow colleagues, said that Muhammad Ali Jinnah also remained a member of both the Congress and the Muslim League for eight years. Allauddin said that if his claim was found wrong, he will resign along with 46 other members of the bloc. Not only the opposition but treasury MPAs also condemned Allauddin’s remarks

Disqualification case – Unification Bloc asked to submit replies by 26th

ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan on Saturday gave a week’s time to nine members of the PML-Q Unification Bloc for furnishing their replies against a reference filed by PML-Q leader Chaudhry Zaheeruddin seeking their disqualification under the defection clause.
Chief Election Commissioner Justice (r) Hamid Ali Mirza heard the case against the nine MPAs of the Punjab Assembly who contested the 2008 general elections on PML-Q tickets but later formed the Unification

EC issues notice to Unification Bloc

LAHORE – In response to the disqualification petition filed against the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) turncoats, the Election Commission of Pakistan has issued notices to nine Punjab Assembly members asking them to furnish their replies within three days while March 19 has been affixed as the next hearing date. Earlier, Chaudhry Zaheeruddin, leader of the Unification Bloc in the Punjab Assembly had filed the petition against nine MPAs, Dr Tahir Ali Javed, Mian Atta Muhammad Maneka,

Unification members resign from 14 slots

LAHORE – The Unification Bloc in Punjab Assembly on Sunday formally resigned from 11 slots of standing committees and 3 positions as Punjab Assembly political assistants.
They submitted their resignations to Provincial Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah who confirmed that he had received the same, sources said. They said that Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif had suggested that they should not resign from offices of standing committees as those slots had nothing to do with politics. However the

Unification Bloc helped improve politicians’ image, says Shahbaz

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the parliamentary group of the Pakistan Muslim League-Q has improved the image of politicians by upholding democratic norms and values, rather than hankering after power. He said that the move would usher in a new era of politics of principles.
Addressing the PML-Q parliamentary group at the CM Secretariat, the chief minister said that the decision of the parliamentary group had not only enhanced their respect, but also

Few show up for Unification Bloc meeting

LAHORE – The attendance of only 22 members of the Punjab Assembly out of the 80 who were invited to the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Unification Bloc’s meeting here on Friday shows that all is not well in the bloc’s camp.
Unification Bloc’s parliamentary leader Dr Tahir Ali Javed claimed, however, that around 41 legislators from the bloc had attended the meeting, invitation cards for which were issued by Chief Minister’s Secretariat with its official stamp. The

Nawaz under pressure to exclude Unification Bloc from cabinet

LAHORE – All eyes are set on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to see if he includes members of the PML-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) Unification Bloc in the reconstituted Punjab cabinet following criticism of the party’s new move from political and legal quarters, damaging its credibility. Party insiders told Pakistan Today that Nawaz was initially was not very responsive to the idea of including Unification Bloc members in the party and thought such a step would damage

Unification Bloc’s status same as Israel’s: Babar

ISLAMABAD – Federal Law Minister Babar Awan Thursday said that the position of Unification Bloc in democratic system is analogous to that of Israel in the world because its creation is ‘immoral’ and ‘a violation’ of the Charter of Democracy. He said this while talking to journalists outside the Parliament House.
“The status of the Unification Group inside Punjab Assembly is similar to that of Israel in the world and its creation is negation of ethics and democracy,” Awan said

Unification bloc sending notice to Zaheeruddin

LAHORE – The Unification Bloc, a group of 47 Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) dissident member of the provincial assembly (MPA), on Thursday said that they will issue a show cause notice to Punjab Opposition Leader Chaudhry Zaheeruddin in retaliation to his notice to their group members.
Talking to journalists after meeting Punjab Assembly (PA) Speaker Rana Iqbal, Unification Bloc leader Dr Tahir Ali Javed said that Zaheeruddin had no authority to issue a show cause notice to

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