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Long march aims to halt reign of prosperity: Shahbaz Sharif ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said the long march of Imran Khan was against the development works being accomplished by the government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PLM-N) and the reign of prosperity in the country.In an interview to a private TV channel on Wednesday, he said the purpose of the long march was to push the country into darkness and halt the development projects.Shahbaz Sharif said due to the policies of the government, the confidence of foreign investors had been restored.There was no corruption case during the recent tenure of the government till now rather prosperity was prevailing in the country, he mentioned."Availability of a quality transport through Metro Bus service in just Rs 20 only is a revolution," he remarked.The CM said it was up to the nation to decide whether they want to play part in the development of the country or in destroying it.He further ...

Dastagir urges PTI to focus on KPK development ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Trade and Commerce, Khurram Dastagir Khan on Wednesday urged Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf to focus on development of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa areas and avoid launching long march to derail the system.He said that Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI), should work for strengthening democracy, adding the party should avoid to bring mob to change the system.Speaking to a private television channel, he said that PTI should bring revolution in KPK through development work.He ...
PTI's demand of technocrats govt unconstitutional, undemocratic: Marvi Memon ISLAMABAD: Chairperson National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Marvi Memon Wednesday said the demand of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for setting up a technocrats' government was unconstitutional and undemocratic.Talking to PTV, she said PTI was showing immaturity by not accepting the governments' repeated offers to resolve political issues through dialogue.Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, she said, showed great statesmanship, sensibility and flexibility in his address to the nation by giving workable solutions of issues.She ...
Govt to give way to PTI's march if route decided: Mashhood LAHORE: Provincial Law Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan Wednesday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's long march would be given way but its leadership would have to decide the route first.Addressing a press conference here, he said there were so many security threats to the national political leadership in view of terrorists' presence in the province.He, however, said the province was still safe due to a comprehensive security policy made by the Punjab government and it would ...
Sheikh Rashid, Chaudhrys hatching conspiracies against democracy: Lawmakers ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers of various political parties has said that Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and Chaudhry brothers enjoyed power under the umbrella of a dictator and now are hatching conspiracies against democracy.Talking to APP, PML-N Senator Syed Zafar Ali Shah said that Sheikh Rashid and Chaudhry brothers could not hoodwink the people as they know their political calibre.Zafar Ali Shah said Sheikh Rashid should remember that people could not be hoodwinked through false and fiery speeches as ...
Parliament, not protest, provides way to electoral reforms: Senator Shahi Syed WASHINGTON: Awami National Party Senator Shahi Sayed has said Parliament is the only constitutional platform to enact reforms in the electoral process and that protests cannot achieve that objective.Sayed, who is in the United States for a private visit, said his party favours electoral reforms but opposes moves like Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's planned protests on the Independence Day as the ANP believes in continuation of the democratic system."The PTI can introduce amendments to the constitution for ...
Marvi reminds PTI of its democratic obligations ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Marvi Memon on Tuesday reminded the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) of its political and democratic obligations and advised its leadership to dissociate from Dr Tahirul Qadri. Speaking in the National Assembly on the present political situation, she said alliance with Qadri would damage the credibility of PTI if its leaders did not act sanely. She asked both the leaders (Qadri and Imran Khan) not to understand ...


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