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Democratic forces united to safeguard parliament: Abid Sher ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali Wednesday congratulated all the democratic forces for safeguarding democracy and the parliament.Talking to media persons here at the Parliament House, he said that the joint sitting of the parliament conveys a clear-cut message to all anti democratic forces that no one would be allowed to derail democracy.Commenting on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi's speech on the floor of the house, he said that later's will to back constitution was commendable.He said that it was not only the voice of a single political party but the joint call of the parliament.Replying to a question, the minister said that the MQM chief Altaf Hussain was also favoring democracy.Abid Sher Ali assured that the government would ensure implementing the joint resolution that would be adopted at the end of the joint sitting in its true letter and spirit. Copyright APP ...

PM enjoys Parliament support, will never resign: Sherpao ISLAMABAD: Scathingly condemning Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers assault on Parliament House and PTV, Chief of Qaumi Watan Party Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said that the Prime Minister enjoys support of the whole parliament and the parliament has decided that he would not resign at any cost.Talking part in the discussion in the Joint Sitting, he said," the whole parliament is on back of the Prime Minister and now it is ...
ANP assures unflinching support to Prime Minister ISLAMABAD: Awami National Party (ANP) Wednesday assured its unflinching support to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and vowed to protect the sanctity of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.Resuming the last day’s debate on country's prevailing political situation, Secretary Information ANP Senator Zahid Khan urged Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif not to accept the unconstitutional demands of protesting persons. He urged the ruling party to strengthen Parliament.The writ of the government was being eroded ...
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 ...
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 ...


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