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ISLAMABAD: Swiss govt calls Zardari case 'time-barred'
The Pakistan PML-N government opened on Tuesday a letter received from the Swiss government which declared President Asif Ali Zardari a 'clean' man in a US$60 million money-laundering case closed by a Swiss court after lapse of a specific period.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Failure to import gas by 2014
Pakistan to pay billions in fine to Iran By Tanveer Ahmed ISLAMABAD: The opposition Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarians on Tuesday urged the government to adopt a clear-cut policy on Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project as the country would have to pay billions of dollar in fines to Iran if it pulled out from this project.
Shaukat Yousafzai: from reporter to minister
By Iqbal Khattak PESHAWAR: A small drawing room with a few sofas in one corner and a dining table for six persons in other corner was gradually filling with visitors coming to greet Shaukat Ali Yousafzai who brought down heavyweight Zahir Shah of Pakistan People's Party on PK-3 constituency during the May 11 general elections.
PPP to support govt on Balochistan issue: Khurshid Shah
Leader of opposition Syed Khurshid Shah has said it is high time to work together to resolve the issues of Balochistan.
Budget violates 18th Amendment: Rabbani
ISLAMABAD: Raza Rabbani, the parliamentary leader of the Pakistan People's Party in the Senate, on Monday declared the federal budget 2013-14 in opposition to provincial autonomy and therefore, in violation of the 18th Amendment of the Constitution.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Budget 2013-14 : PPP places 25 demands before PML-N govt
Addressing a joint press conference, Senator Raza Rabbani, Senator Sughra Imam, Senator Islamuddin Sheikh, Senator Osman Saifullah Khan, Senator Saeed Ghani explained the point of view of their party on the federal budget and termed it pro-capitalist, anti-worker and anti-poor.
VIEW : Bumpy road ahead for Nawaz Sharif - Salman Khawar
While all may seem hunky dory right now for Mr Sharif, it is worth noting that he has his work cut out as the nation faces immense challenges Nawaz Sharif seems to have the Midas touch, as 14 years after being shunned from the corridors of power he has become the prime minister for an unprecedented third time.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Centre offers to handle security in Balochistan * Nisar reiterates need for dialogue with terrorists but rules out negotiations with elements who carried out attacks on women and hospitals Staff Report QUETTA: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday said the federal government would extend full collaboration to... PPP invites MQM to ... (more)
Malik says both parties need to join hands to improve situation in Karachi
Former interior minister Rehman Malik, along with other PPP leaders, visited MQM's headquarters Nine-Zero in Karachi.
Pakistan to honour Iran pipelin...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's new Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Abbasi has said the government would honour the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline deal signed by the previous government as the agreement was signed between two sovereign countries.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Senate unanimously passes resolution against terrorism
By Ijaz Kakakhel ISLAMABAD: The Upper House on Saturday unanimously passed a resolution, strongly condemning the attack on the residence of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Ziarat, Balochistan.
COMMENT : Why did the Tsunami ebb? - Lal Khan
Khan also attempted to pose as a reincarnation of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. He expected his tsunami to sweep the elections the way the PPP did in 1970 in West Pakistan The hype regarding Imran Khan's 'tsunami' sweeping the May 11 general elections proved a hoax.
'MQM will join govt soon' Staff Report KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party leader and Speaker of Sindh Assembly, Agha Siraj Durrani has claimed on Friday that Muttahida Qaumi Movement will join the provincial government soon.
US forces will stay some time in Afghanistan after 2014: Mubashir
Staff Report LAHORE: President Pakistan People's Party Punjab chapter Dr Mubashir Hassan has said the government of United States and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai are about to conclude an agreement under which the forces of US will stay in Afghanistan at specific point after 2014.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
'MQM will join govt soon'
Staff Report KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party leader and Speaker of Sindh Assembly, Agha Siraj Durrani has claimed on Friday that Muttahida Qaumi Movement will join the provincial government soon.
PPP dares PML-N to try Musharraf
By Tanveer Ahmed ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People's Party on Friday threw down the gauntlet to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asking him to publish the Abbottabad Commission report, shoot down drones and prosecute former military dictator Pervez Musharraf for treason, to fulfil the pledges he made before coming to power.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
PM seeks Chinese investment in energy sector * Nawaz asks visiting Chinese business delegation to install solar power plants in Pakistan Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday invited the Chinese companies to invest in the energy sector of Pakistan as the country is experiencing a severe power shortage.
More ministers likely to take oath today
KARACHI: The government of Pakistan People's Party is likely to induct more ministers in the provincial cabinet on Thursday .
Pakistan president to new leaders: Stop militancy Pakistan's...
Pakistan's president, in what will likely be his last major speech to parliament, urged the new government on Monday to keep up the fight against militancy, one of the many problems facing the country.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Water theft from Sindh unacceptable, says Sharjeel
Staff Report KARACHI: Sindh Infor-mation and Archives Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said that 10,000 cusec water was being stolen from Chasma- Jehlum Link Canal on daily basis, prompting Sindh farmers to launch massive protests against it.