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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

PTI's every step dangerous for democracy: Saad Rafique ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique Thursday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) every step was against democracy. He said there was no need to shutdown Islamabad as court has taken notice of Panama Leaks case. Talking to media outside Supreme Court, he demanded PTI chief Imran Khan to provide complete details of Zakat and donations and advised him (Imran) to respect state departments.Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has presented himself for accountability at every level.Asif said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) welcomes court proceeding and its stance over Panama Leaks issue.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

PPP to not support any undemocratic step to oust govt: Khursheed Shah ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah Wednesday said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) would not support any undemocratic step to oust the elected government."Being a politician and worker of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's party, I will not support any undemocratic step to oust the elected government," Khursheed Shah said while talking to media here.He expressed concerns over the prevailing political scenario, saying that both the government and Pakistan ...

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PML(N) postpones protest against KP's govt incompetence, corruption PESHAWAR: The KP Chapter of Pakistan Muslim League (N) has decided to postpone its planned protest to be held here on October 20 against the incompetence and corruption of KP government."We have decided to postpone the protest plan on directives of our party leader and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif that PML(N) does not promote politics of protest and sit-ins," PML(N) leader, Arbab Khizar Hayat said.In a press statement issued here on Wednesday, Arbab said ...

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PPP Chairman finlizes three candidates for slot of Party President in Sindh KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has finalized three candidates for the slot of Party President in Sindh upon the recommendations of the Party workers from all the districts in the province."Senior Party hierarchy will now be consulted and final nomination shall be made very soon," said a Press release issued from Media Cell Bilawal House.The finalized three candidates include former Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro and Maula Bux Chandio.According ...

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People to reject PTI's Shutdown Islamabad call: Zaeem Qadri LAHORE: Punjab Government Spokesman Syed Zaeem Hussain Qadri MPA rejecting the PTI's Islamabad shutdown call on Tuesday said it would face same fate like previously held so called Ehtisab march and "Dharnas"."People as well as business community are with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and reposing full confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif," he said.Commenting on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announcement to shutdown Islamabad on November 2, he said, the country was passing through ...

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Imran wants to create anarchy in country: Kirmani ISLAMABAD: Specail Assistant to the Prime Minister for Political Affairs Dr Asif Kirmani has said PTI chief Imran Khan wanted to create anarchy in the country.Speaking in a PTV programme, he said Imran Khan did not have any national agenda. He was just doing negative politics due to some personal grudges with the Prime Minister, he added.He said in a democratic society, it was right of every one to protest but no one could be ...

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General elections' preparations to start from next year ISLAMABAD: Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Babar Yaqoob Khan on Tuesday said that the commission would start preparations of next general elections-2018 from June-July next year.Addressing the participants of five-week interpersonal skills and capacity development training programme for ECP officers here, the secretary ECP said that there would be no compromise on credibility and efficiency of election staff.He said that the training of ECP officers was part of general elections training as in past ...