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Rehman Malik optimist about end of political turmoil ISLAMABAD: Senator Rehman Malik of Pakistan Peoples Party Tuesday expressed the hope that the current political turmoil would soon end with a solution acceptable to all stakeholders.Talking to journalists here outside the Parliament House, he admired the government for showing patience till now, due to which, he said, he was confident that a consensus solution would be reached by the political parties.He said the deadlock in negotiations were part of politics, but he was optimist that the poltical impasse would end soon. Pakistan Peoples Party, he added, believes in flourshing of democracy and sanctity of the Constitution.Responding to a question about the possible role of Supreme Court in the present situation, Rehman Malik said the court orders were bound to be followed by all. "We should have the ability to solve the problems ourselves," he added.To a question about torture of journalists by prtotestors at the sit-ins, he said such ...

Parliament showed collective wisdom to tackle current situation: Marvi ISLAMABAD: Chairperson of National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Marvi Memon Tuesday said the joint sitting of Parliament showed collective wisdom to tackle the current political situation and defuse the tension.Talking to a private television channel, she said seasoned lawmakers in their addresses to the joint sitting reaffirmed the resolve to ensure supremacy of the Constitution, Parliament, democracy and rule of law in the country.She said there was a clear divide between democratic ...
Treason Case: Special Court once again adjourned hearing till September 9 ISLAMABAD: The proceedings of treason case under Article 6 of the Constitution against former President Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf was once again adjourned without hearing on Tuesday due to current prevailing situation in the federal capital.The sit-ins of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PAT) at the Red Zone area of the federal capital caused the hearings to be adjourned without any proceedings.Registrar, Special Court, Abdul Nabi Somroo informed that due to current political ...
News of PM's visit to UK baseless: PM's Office ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday rejected a news item claiming that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had cancelled his upcoming visit to the United Kingdom."The news regarding cancellation of PM's UK visit is baseless as there is no [such] planned visit in coming weeks," a statement by PM's Office said.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
PML-F chief for amicable resolution of political impasse KARACHI: The spiritual leader of Hurs and Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) chief Pir Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi has called for the resolution of prevailing political turmoil in the country through reconciliation.In a statement here on Monday, he said that the ongoing political tensions have hurt country's economy and brought about the cancellation of the visits by foreign dignitaries which is leaving a bad impression.He stressed that all the stakeholders should review their attitudes in the larger ...
Khurram Dastgir condemns attack on state institutions ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Commerce, Khurram Dastgir Khan strongly condemned attack on state institutions buildings including Parliament and Pakistan Television Corporation by the activists of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI)."The attacks on the Parliament building and PTV has exposed the so called claims of champions of change, revolution and democracy", he said in a statement issued here on Monday.He said that the claims of both the parties of peaceful marches have also ...
Joint session of Parliament on Tuesday ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday summoned the joint sitting of the Parliament on Tuesday (Sept 2).According to a press release issued by the National Assembly Secretariat, the Majlis-e-Shoora will meet at 1100 hours in the Parliament House building.The President summoned the joint session in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 54 of the Constitution of Pakistan.According to a source, the joint session will continue for the whole week. Copyright APP (Associated ...


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