Last update: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08am

General News: Pakistan


The Senate on Monday passed a unanimous resolution against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain, strongly condemning his remarks against Pakistan and inciting his party workers to attack media houses in Karachi on August 22. A resolution moved by Saeedul Hassan Mandokhail which was clubbed with a privilege motion by Senator Kamil Ali Agha, was endorsed by MQM lawmakers in Senate.
Chairman Sindh National Tehreek, Ashraf Noonari has termed the consideration of cancellation of Indus Water Treat as an act of terrorism and demanded the United Nations to take serious notice over such immoral consideration of the Indian government.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said on Monday that all opposition political parties were invited to participate in September 30th Raiwind March. Talking to media persons before leaving for Lahore, here at his Bani Gala residence, Imran maintained September 30th was going to be a decisive and historic day in the country's history.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan warned the government on Monday to refrain from blocking the Raiwind March. Talking to media persons in Lahore, he said, "The government will not be able to face the consequences if it tried to hamper the Raiwind March. I will personally approach police stations for workers' release in case they are arrested by the government," Khan said.
The central Shoora of the Jamaat-e-Islami has said the rulers' attitude on the Panama Leaks proved that they were not prepared to pay back a penny of the billions they had plundered from the public money and were also the main hurdle in the recovery of the billions of dollars of the Pakistanis lying in foreign banks abroad. A resolution adopted by the Shoora at its three-day session chaired by JI Ameer Senator Sirajul Haq said the Prime Minister had delivered three speeches on the Panama Leaks and had readiness for accountability.
Punjab is the base camp and breeding ground for terrorists and extremists groups, and over 70 percent of banned outfits reside here along with their facilitators and financiers. Secretary General of Pakistan Awami Tehreek, Khurram Nawaz Gandapur stated this while talking to PAT lawyers and ulema on Monday. He said out of 2,100 accounts frozen by the State Bank of Pakistan, over 1,443 account-holders hail from Punjab.
Chairman Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has instructed the party workers to join the Pakistan Kissan Ittehad rally tomorrow (Wednesday), said party sources. "A delegation of the Kissan Ittehad had called on Bilawal Bhutto last week which was followed by an instruction to the party workers in Punjab to join the rally," said the sources.