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Gillani meet Shehbaz Sharif in court, discusses Senate elections

LAHORE: Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani met Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif at a courtroom and discussed the upcoming Senate elections. Shehbaz Sharif was brought for the Ramzan Sugar Mills case hearing in the accountability court where

By-election controversy

By-elections seldom garner interest in our country and are often characterized by low voter turnout and the previous party often retains the seat. But the recent by-polls have created controversy and surprises, which could indicate the changing political scenario in

Zardari assures Gilani victory in Senate elections

KARACHI: Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday met with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto in Karachi. Gilani was accompanied by former Governor Punjab Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood during the meeting and discussed

PPP files plea against presidential reference in Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party has filed a plea with the Supreme Court of Pakistan against a presidential reference seeking advice on open ballot for the upcoming Senate elections. The petition was filed by PPP Secretary and former senator Farhatullah

Senate elections: PPP candidates from Sindh submit nomination papers

KARACHI: The candidates of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) from Sindh have submitted their nomination papers for the upcoming Senate elections. Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah visited the provincial election commission office on Saturday for the submission

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

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

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

No invitation: Is Biden administration sidelining PM Khan?

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is set to depart for the United States to attend the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden in Washington on January 20. Bilawal will arrive in the US on January 19,

Bilawal to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration next week

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is expected to leave for Washington on January 18 to attend US President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. According to sources, Bilawal will leave for US on a four-day visit on the invitation

ECP reserves verdict on plea seeking Faryal Talpur’s disqualification

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has reserved its decision on the disqualification of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur. A five-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner heard the disqualification petition filed against Sindh Assembly member Faryal

Long March delayed after Shehbaz Sharif, Zardari seek reconciliation

LAHORE: The rift within the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) could widen as incarcerated Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has reportedly reached an understanding with the establishment which could delay the long march until the Senate elections. On the

Maryam, Bilawal to visit Hazara protesters in Quetta today

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz will visit Quetta on Thursday to express solidarity with the Hazara community. Maryam Nawaz will visit Quetta and meet the families of

PPP observes 93rd birth anniversary of Z.A. Bhutto

KARACHI: The 93rd birth anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan and founder of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), is being observed today across the country. The programmes of the 93rd birth anniversary of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali

PPP, PML-N avoiding to present records in foreign funding case: Shibli

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz has said leaders of  Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and  Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)  are running away from presenting the record in foreign funding cases pending in the Election Commission of Pakistan.

PDM and art of politics

Politics is an art. Every major political party has a second and third chain of command who takes an aggressive tone and there are those known for their gentle tone and reconciliatory attitude. Usually, the second command has a soft

PDM rift continues

The rift continues with the PDM as it has still failed to come with a coherent strategy to oust the government. With the PPP backing out from mass resignations, it seems that the PML-N could also flip leaving JUI-F chief

PDM to meet today in Jati Umrah, discuss future strategy

LAHORE: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is scheduled to hold a crucial meeting today on Friday to chalk the future course of action for the opposition alliance. The meeting will be held at the Sharif family’s residence in Jati Umra. PML-N

Disappointed with PPP, Maryam Nawaz decides to meet JUI-F chief today

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz will meet the PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman today in the evening. The move came after the PPP took a step back regarding resigning from the designations. In this regard, PML-N

PPP backs out

It is certainly the end of the road for the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). The PPP has decided not to resign from assemblies and instead contest the Senate elections, contrary to the earlier stance of the multi-party opposition alliance which

Zardari offers MQM to join Sindh govt as Senate elections near

ISLAMABAD: Former President and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has once again invited the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) to join the Sindh government if it quits the federal government. The MQM, an ally of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

13th death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto being observed today

LARKANA: The 13th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is being observed today by party leaders and supporters across the country. The focal person of Larkana Administration said that all the arrangements have been completed for following coronavirus

Benazir Bhutto’s vision lives on in the form of PDM: Bilawal

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairmen Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asif Ali Zardari have paid glowing tributes to former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on her 13th death anniversary. In their separate statements on the occasion, former president Zardari vowed to

Daughter of Destiny

Some people are born great. Some achieve greatness while some have greatness thrust upon them. Benazir Bhutto has all three. Today marks the 13th death anniversary of the indelible impact on the history and politics of Pakistan. In 1988, Benazir

Maryam in Larkana

It will certainly be an unusual sight to see Maryam Nawaz at the death anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh. The PPP is using the event as a political gathering as part of its protest

JUI-F chief excuses himself from attending Larkana rally

LARKANA: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has excused himself from attending the death anniversary programme of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in Garhi Khuda Bukhsh. The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief was invited by former president and Pakistan

PPP to replace CM Sindh, Nasir Shah emerges as top candidate

KARACHI: The Pakistan People Party (PPP) has decided to replace Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Nasir Hussain Shah has emerged the leading candidate to replace him. Sources informed that Nasir Hussain Shah, Faryal Talpur and Speaker Sindh Assembly

Bilawal to meet Shehbaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat jail today

LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will visit Kot Lakhpat jail today to meet Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif. The Punjab home department gave the PPP chairman permission to meet Shehbaz Sharif in prison. The

Khokhar confirms resignation as PPP chairman’s spokesperson

LAHORE: Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar has confirmed his resignation as the spokesperson for Pakistan People Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Khokar, however, said that he has not resigned from the PPP and will stand by Bilawal through “thick and