End of PDM

Two major opposition parties – ANP and PPP – have quit the PDM, making it even more ineffective and rather dysfunctional. Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Maryam Nawaz, both unelected leaders, have been left alone with the herculean task of taking

ANP decides to part ways with PDM

ISLAMABAD: The Awami National Party (ANP) has decided to part ways with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) after being served a show-cause notice. The ANP is disgruntled at the PDM ever since the opposition alliance decided to issue show-cause notices

PDM splits apart

Already shattered, the rift has widened even further within the PDM possibly to the point of no return. The opposition alliance has decided to part ways with PPP and ANP and has issued show-cause notices to both parties, leaving the

PDM to issue show-cause notices to PPP, ANP today

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) will issue show cause notices to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Awami National Party (ANP) over alleged violation of consensus decision and principles. As per details, PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has approved the

Bilawal summons PPP’s CEC meeting to discuss resignations

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has summoned a meeting of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the party on April 5 to discuss resignations from assemblies The CEC meeting will be held at 2:00 PM at

What’s next for PDM?

After the Senate elections, pro-PML-N and anti-establishment analysts are portraying the situation as if all PDM parties, except PPP  and Maulana Fazlur Rehman including, are struggling for the people worried about inflation and against the forces pulling the reins of

The end of PDM

It can be safe to say that the PDM is officially dead. The opposition alliance has been pushed to its own deathbed by the very same political parties leading the movement on the forefront to oust the prime minister. Often

Rangers to be deployed during Maryam Nawaz’s appearance before NAB

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to implement fool-proof security measures and will deploy Rangers due to the expected appearance of PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz. The anti-graft watchdog has summoned Maryam Nawaz for questioning in an illegal

Future of PDM

The rift continues to widen between the PDM. The opposition alliance has already announced the postponement of the much-awaited long march and the PPP rejected the proposal of en masse resignation from assemblies, placing the future of PDM in jeopardy.

PDM and history of alliances

There is no doubt that the greatest challenge to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government has been the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an eleven-party alliance of political parties hell bent on ousting the PTI government at any cost. The formation and

Maulana Fazlur Rehman contacts Nawaz Sharif, discuss PDM’s decision

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has contacted Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and asked him to return to Pakistan. According to reports, the PDM chief has made a telephonic conversation with Nawaz Sharif

PDM nominates Abdul Ghafoor Haideri for Senate deputy chairman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has nominated Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) General Secretary Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri for the post of Senate deputy chairman. JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman congratulated Haideri on his nomination. Haideri thanked for reposing confidence in

PDM chief summons meeting to devise post-Senate elections strategy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has convened a meeting of the opposition alliance on Monday to devise a post-Senate elections strategy. The meeting will be held at Sindh House in Islamabad at 2PM on 8th March

PML-N convenes meeting to discuss PDM’s long march

ISLAMABAD: The PML-N has convened an important meeting to discuss plans related to the anti-government long march on Sunday (today). The meeting will be held at PML-N’s Fazal Chaudhry’s residence in Islamabad and will be attended by several senior PML-N

Senate polls and political jolts

The Senate elections have concluded and due to lack of transparency, Yousuf Raza Gilani managed to gain victory. Prime Minister Imran Khan is upset after the debacle as his vote was also supposedly rejected while several party members and lawmakers

Even a single extra vote will be bonus for PPP: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has declared victory in the Senate elections even before the voting has been concluded for the polls. Speaking to media, the PPP chairperson said the Pakistan Democrat Movement (PDM) will emerge

Sugar thieves and honest men

They withdrew their support and you can see the results. Everything is clearly exposed. For the past few months, some so-called political analysts have been proclaiming that the PDM meeting in Lahore failed and hence the PDM should also be

PDM candidate wins Pishin’s PB-20 by-election

QUETTA: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) candidate Syed Azizullah Agha won the by-election of Balochistan Assembly’s vacant seat of PB-20 (Pishin-III) with a massive majority against his rival Asmatullah Tareen of ruling Balochistan Awami Party. According to official results, Agha obtained 16,086

PDM supporting a ‘corruption-friendly system’: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan reacted to a leaked video of some party lawmakers involved in horse-trading during Senate elections 2018, saying that the “cycle of corruption and money laundering is a sordid tale of our political elite”. In a

Army has nothing to do with politics, no backdoor contacts with PDM: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar on Monday strictly condemned reports claiming the army’s backdoor contacts with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for making any intervention into political matters. Speaking to a private news

No one including NAB can hold me accountable: JUI-F chief

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has claimed that no one including the NAB, can hold him accountable while a sit-in will be held in the federal capital. According to details, while talking in an interview yesterday,

Sheikh Rasheed advises Maulana Fazl to contest Senate elections

RAWALPINDI: Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has advised Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman to contest the upcoming Senate elections. Addressing media after laying the foundation stone of the new block of Viqar-un-Nisa Girls College in Rawalpindi, the federal

PDM to finalize strategy for Senate elections, long march

ISLAMABAD:  The opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will hold a crucial meeting on Thursday (today) to finalize its plan of action against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. The meeting in Islamabad will be chaired by PDM President and JUI-F

Maulana Fazlur Rehman denies reports of quitting PDM chairmanship

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has denied media reports that he is quitting as the chairman of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). The PDM chief referred to news items the news on various media channels as “baseless

PML-N and Senate elections

It seems that PML-N has finally decided to contest the Senate elections and defer the decision of resigning from the assemblies. This is a major shift among the PDM which has been threatening to sabotage the Senate elections by resigning

Maryam Nawaz to attend joint parliamentary party meeting of PML-N today

LAHORE: A joint parliamentary party meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has been convened today which will be attended by PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz. According to details, the joint parliamentary party meeting of PML-N will be chaired by former prime

PDM summit to be convened on February 4

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman has convened a Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) summit on 4th February. According to details, the summit of the opposition alliance chaired by the PDM chief will be held next month on

No-confidence motion

The PDM is once again divided on another issue which shows that the rift within the opposition alliance is widening and it is unable to come up with any decisive plan.  PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has now hinted at

Bilawal to skip PDM’s protest outside ECP on Jan 19

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is likely to skip the protest by opposition outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on January 19 due to his commitments. The PPP chairman is expected to visit Sukkur on

Will offer tea if Maulana Fazl marches to Rawalpindi: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army has said that it will not answer any baseless allegations adding there was no reason for JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman to march to Rawalpindi. Inter-services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Babar Iftikhar was addressing a press