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Violence erupts in Gilgit-Baltistan over election results

GILGIT: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) activists clashed with police clashed against the unofficial results of Gilgit-Baltistan constituency. According to DIG Gilgit Waqas Ahmed, violence erupted soon after the clash when around 20-25 protesters torched a government building and four vehicles.

Govt will have to go home by Jan: Bilawal at PDM’s Peshawar rally

PESHAWAR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari declared that the incumbent government will “have to go home by January” and it was their “last month in power”. Addressing a rally organised by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), Bilawal called

Bilawal vows to protest ‘stolen’ GB elections

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced that he will launch a protest against Gilgit Baltistan elections. “My election has been stolen,” he wrote on Twitter. “I will be joining the people of Gilgit Baltistan in their

PPP, PML-N should accept defeat in GB elections: Firdous Awan

LAHORE: Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab for Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has demanded that the PPP and PML-N should concede defeat in the Gilgit-Baltistan elections. Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan took to Twitter wrote that the people in Gilgit-Baltistan

PTI leading in Gilgit Baltistan elections

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is leading in nine of 24 constituencies for the Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly elections, according to unofficial results. This includes a win by PTI candidates in seven seats and lead in two constituencies. After PTI, independents

PPP leader Jam Madam Ali passes away from COVID-19

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Jam Madam Ali has passed away from novel coronavirus. He was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Karachi where he succumbed to the deadly virus. The senior politician had contracted the virus a

PPP leader Raja Pervez Ashraf tests postive for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader Raja Pervez Ashraf has been tested positive for coronavirus. His son Khurram Pervaiz Raja tweeted that the former premier has quarantined himself. He also requested for early recovery of

Gilgit-Baltistan elections

The elections for Gilgit-Baltistan are scheduled for November 15 and campaigning is fully underway. This year there is renewed interest in the elections as the PTI government has vowed to give the region provincial status. Elections will be held on

Bilawal steps aside

A rift has emerged within the PDM as PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has distanced himself from the aggressive stance taken by Nawaz Sharif against state institutions. The move was widely anticipated as the PPP cannot afford to worsen its

Blaming military leadership was Nawaz Sharif’s decision: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: A rift has emerged between the Pakistan Democratic Alliance (PDM) as Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari criticised the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif for his narrative against the army and state institutions. In an

We will make history in Gilgit-Baltistan: Bilawal Bhutto

GILGIT: Pakistan People’s Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that we will make history in Gilgit-Baltistan. While addressing an election rally in the Astore district of Gilgit-Baltistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the people of Astore have won and

PPP, PML-N trying to create anarchy: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Federal information minister Shibli Faraz has alleged that the agenda of Pakistan Peoples Party and this new alliance of the opposition parties were just to destabilize the government and create hurdles in its work. Addressing a press conference today,

PDM’s power show

The opposition-led Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) held an impressive political rally in Gujranwala declaring war against Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government and setting the tone for the agitation campaign. There can be no denying that a large number of people

Maryam Nawaz expected to attend PDM’s rally in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz is expected to arrive in Karachi tomorrow to attend the second political gathering of the Pakistan Democratic Movement. Maryam Nawaz is expected to reach Karachi on Saturday at noon and will

Shahbaz Gill criticizes Bilawal for calling Imran Khan ‘selected’ premier

KARACHI: Special Assistant on Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill has criticised Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto and said that a person who has one slip all the time, calls someone else selected. In a message on

PTI leader submit resolution against PPP’s political gathering

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Karachi President Khurram Sher Zaman has demanded to stop the upcoming rallies and protests by the opposition due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. The PTI leader has submitted a resolution in the Sindh Assembly

NAB arrests PPP leader Jamil-uz-Zaman

HYDERABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Makhdoom Jamil-uz-Zaman. Makhdoom Jamil-uz-Zaman is the son of deceased PPP leader Makhdom Amin Fahim and the former Nazim of Taluka Hala. He is accused of misuse of power

Opposition in the crosshairs

The fallout continues from Nawaz Sharif’s bitter speech at the multi-party conference in which he lashed out at state institutions. Now the authorities have decided to go all-out against the opposition leaders as they struggle to start agitation against the

Nisar Khuhro moves SHC seeking pre-arrest bail

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Nisar Khuhro has moved the Sindh High Court (SHC) seeking pre-arrest bail against the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The PPP Sindh President has filed a petition through his counsel in the high court stating

Opposition’s APC

The opposition is finally having the long-delayed All Parties Conference (APC) in Islamabad to find a future course of action against the government. Unlike previous such gatherings, this will also be a rather futile exercise and unlikely to have any

PPP local leaders protest over Lahore motorway incident

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People Party (PPP) local leaders staged a protest at the National Press Club over the gangrape of a woman on the motorway and demanded to hang the culprits. The nation is enraged by the incident that occurred on

Controversy over Karachi package

There has already been controversy over the multi-billion Karachi Transformation Plan relief package announced by the prime minister last weekend. Political parties and governments have sparred over who will foot the chunk of the resources pledged while residents wonder whether

PPP ex-MPA Mir Hayat Talpur passes away

MIRPURPHAS: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Mir Haji Hayat Talpur passed away on Monday morning at the age of 83 after suffering from an illness. Talpur remained undefeated in all elections he had contested from the provincial seat of Digri

PPP, PML-N decide to jointly fight against NAB

KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have decided to join forces against the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and resit the arrests of leaders from both parties. The decision was taken during a meeting between PML-N President

Farzana Raja summoned in BISP reference case on Sept 17

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court has summoned Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Farzana Raja and eighteen others in the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) reference case on 17th September. The former BISP chairperson skipped hearing on Tuesday presided by Judge Muhammad

AC defers indictment of Khursheed Shah in assets case

SUKKUR: An Accountability Court on Monday deferred indictment of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah in assets beyond known means of income case. The hearing of the case was presided over by AC Judge Farid Anwar Qazi as

Power consolidation in Karachi

A new power tussle is on the cards in Sindh as the local government completes its tenure on August 29. Political parties have already started consolidating power while the main battle remains in Karachi. In a sudden move, the Sindh

Sharjeel Memon summoned in liquor recovery case on Sept 5

KARACHI: The City Court has summoned Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Memon to appear on 5th September in liquor recovery case. The former Sindh minister skipped hearing on Tuesday and submitted a plea for exemption from court appearance. However,

Attempt being made to pressurise opposition through NAB: PPP chairman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that an attempt is being made to pressurise the opposition through the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). While talking to media in Islamabad, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that today again

Sindh govt, MQM-P, Centre form committee to tackle Karachi issues

KARACHI: Three major political parties, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) have joined hands for the development of Karachi. In this regard, an agreement was reached during the hours-long meeting of the three stakeholders.