Tag Archives: PML-N

PPP leader Bilawal against death sentence of Indian RAW spy

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari commented on the death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav by a military court on Monday saying his party was opposed to the death penalty on principle. Speaking at a media talk at the residence of the party’s south Punjab chapter chief and former governor Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood in Model Town, Mr Bhutto-Zardari recalled …

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PTI – PPP: Freinds or Foes?

There is resentment within the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) ranks over its leadership’s decision to form electoral alliances with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) at the local level despite Imran Khan’s repeated outbursts against PPP leaders during public meetings and news conferences. Mr Khan’s latest tirade against the PPP came at a public meeting in Chakwal district’s Talagang area on Sunday, …

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Railway stations in Punjab get 97% funds

In its ongoing drive to repair, renovate and reconstruct stations of Pakistan Railways, the PML-N led federal government has so far remained focused mainly on Lahore division where it spent Rs324.507 million out of the total funds of Rs451.256 million. The state-run railway consists of eight territorial operating divisions – Gwadar, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi and Sukkur. In …

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Ishaq Dar’s confessions and denials

Oh, that moment of weakness if only it could be forgotten when Isaac called for pen and paper and in his own hand and at considerable length penned down the saga of money-laundering allegedly associated with the house whose top accountant he had been for so many years. The tell-all tale was spread over 43 pages, no detail spared, everything …

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PPP fails to scare PML-N

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s threats of street agitation have apparently failed to ruffle PML-N’s feathers, triggering fears the political scene will get murkier and nastier in coming days. The ruling party appears to be in no mood to engage the PPP to dissuade it from launching a protest movement against the government. “Reconciliation, especially on their [PPP’s] terms, is not an …

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PTI’s Women Representation Bill rejected by senate

The Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Tuesday rejected a private members’ bill seeking to enhance women’s representation in the district and civil courts. The members of the committee headed by Javed Abbasi of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) were of the view that there was no need of the legislation at the moment since “adequate representation” …

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Load Shedding ending… don’t count on it

And broken promises That the PML-N government despite its tall claims will be unable to end load shedding by March 2018 is a now a fore gone conclusion, despite the 10,000 MW of extra power generation projects that are under construction, few of them will actually be on stream by then. Based on the recently published NEPRA report, the construction …

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Is PTI giving PML-N an opportunity?

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to focus on its political bastion, Punjab, in view of its arch rival Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) failed call for Islamabad’s lockdown and the subsequent rift between PTI’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab chapters. In the wake of its failed attempt to siege Islamabad on Nov 2, the PTI has put its weight behind its …

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PML-N Attacks Imran’s ex-wife Jemima’s tax returns

PML-N Attacks Imran's ex-wife Jemima's tax returns

Paying Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the same coin, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on Wednesday moved a constitutional petition in the Supreme Court that targets Imran Khan’s ex-wife for not filing income tax returns. PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi – who lost the NA-56 Rawalpindi seat to Khan – has filed two separate constitutional petitions under Article 184 (3) of the …

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Pakistan’s political options vs outcomes

Pakistan's political options vs outcomes

AS promised, normal service today. There is one of two ways the weeks ahead could unfold. First, the less obvious, more likely path. This dharna business goes nowhere. A new chief is appointed. The kerfuffle of the last couple of weeks is quickly forgotten. And Nawaz emerges the strongest PM since possibly ZAB and certainly since the heavy-mandate ’90s version …

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