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People can't be deceived by hollow slogans of revolution, 'Azadi': Khursheed ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah Friday said people could not be deceived with hollow slogans of revolution and freedom as barring Red Zone the whole country is peaceful.Addressing the Joint Sitting of the Parliament, he urged the leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to avoid provocative speeches.Parliament was the right forum to take vital decisions and decisionscould not be imposed through sit-ins and protest marches.He urged Imran Khan to adopt set democratic procedure for becoming the Prime Minister by taking votes. Imran should avoid harming the system.He urged Imran Khan to return to National Assembly and join hands and work for the country's betterment.The economy was suffering badly due to protests. We should forge unity in our ranks for strengthening democracy in the country, he said adding that such unity is fatal than atomic bombs.He lauded the government's decision for not taking ...

Asfandyar Wali praises army's neutral role in present political impasse CHARSADDA: Awami National Party (ANP) believed in democracy and offered great sacrifices to protect it from being damaged by the hidden forces and will do the same in the future as well, said ANP President Asfandyar Wali Khan here on Friday.Talking to mediamen here at his residence, the ANP President reiterated his party was not supporting Nawaz Sharif but siding with parliament and democracy, adding Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri have no regards and respect ...
Political leaders stress flexibility to resolve current crisis ISLAMABAD: Senator Kalsoom Parveen stressed the government, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to show flexibility in their positions.Talking to Radio Pakistan, she said that sit-ins have national as well as international bearing and they have led to a massive loss to the country's economy.She said that political issues should be resolved through peaceful means and on "give and take" basis. She said the aim of the Jirga is to take the nation ...
PTI, PAT sit ins hamper investment, economy growth: Hoti PESHAWAR: Provincial President, Awami National Party (ANP) and Member National Assembly (MNA), Ameer Haider Khan Hoti said Friday the extended month long sit ins of Tahrik-e-Insaf and Pakistan Tahrik-e-Insaf, was in fact hampering economic growth and foreign investment in the country.The month long protest sit ins in Islamabad by PTI and PAT were not only inflecting great losses to the national economy besides hampering foreign investment but also are passing a very negative massage to ...
Khosa urges PTI, PAT to solve issues through negotiations ISLAMABAD: Veteran politician Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa Friday urged leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek to resolve the political issue through negotiations.Talking to media outside the Parliament House, he said Parliament was the right forum to present suggestions, recommendations for electoral reforms and addressed the issue of people.He said the PTI and PTI sit-ins had badly affected the country's economy. He added that PTI and PAT leaders are misleading the people by giving wrong ...
Shahbaz terms sit-ins conspiracy against country MULTAN: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday that sit-ins in the federal capital were a conspiracy to keep Pakistan entangled in energy crisis and damage the national economy.Addressing the flood victims at a relief camp at Mochipura Bund in Tehsil Shujabad, 35 kilometres away from Multan city, the CM questioned the heartless attitude of Dharna leaders towards the plight of the flood affected people.Shahbaz said the government would not leave the flood-hit people ...
Fall in FDI to eventually take toll on exports: Khurram ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Thursday the sudden fall in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country during July-August would eventually take its toll on the exports in near future.Commenting on a report of State Bank of Pakistan that the FDI had shrunk by 37 per cent in July-August 2014 as compared to last year, he said political stability begot economic stability but the protests which kept the state institutions ...


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