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Senior PPP leader hails lawmakers for their loyalty to party KARACHI: General Secretary Pakistan People's Party Sindh, Taj Haider has hailed the PPP lawmakers for their loyalty to the party through which they had countered efforts to tarnish sanctity of the secret ballot during senate polls. In a statement here on Friday, the senior PPP leader said the lawmakers have played a positive role for curbing non parliamentary practices and also that were in violation to the constitution of the country. Taj Haider felicitating PPP candidates for securing seats in the Senate said the presence of Senators from PPP and allies in the Senate of Pakistan would ensure a mechanism to safeguard the interest of the people of the country. He also hoped that upper house of the parliament would prove to be pro-active and would play its vibrant role for the redressal of public grievances. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

PTI, allied parties secure seven, opposition five seats in KP Senate election PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tahrik-e-Insaf and its allied parties secured seven while the opposition parties clinched five seats in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Senate election. According to unofficial results here, PTI secured seven seats and its allied party Jamaat-e-Islami clinched one.The opposition parties got five Senate seats including two of PML N, one each of JUI-F, PPP and ANP respectively. On General seats, Mohsin Aziz, Shibli Faraz and Liaquat Tarkai of PTI, Sirajul Haq (JI), Ataur Rehman ...

Tokyo investors eye Japan GDP data next week TOKYO: Tokyo investors will be eyeing revised Japanese GDP figures next week after the release later Friday of US jobs data, as the benchmark Nikkei index marches toward the 20,000 level.Preliminary data has shown that Japan's economy limped out of recession in the last quarter of 2014, with a weaker-than-expected 0.6 percent expansion between October and December -- or 2.2 percent on an annualised basis.That followed two consecutive quarters of contraction that came as an ...

Italy's Renzi seeks key role for Russia in Libya crisis MOSCOW: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Thursday Russia could play a decisive role in resolving the crisis in Libya, during a rare visit by a European leader to Moscow.Renzi held talks with President Vladimir Putin in a visit that also focused on the conflict in Ukraine and Russia's chilly relations with the European Union over its backing of separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.Renzi began his visit by laying flowers on a bridge where opposition ...

Greek and German bruisers limber up for 'rumble in the eurozone' ATHENS: They are both tough men of a certain age used to getting their way.In one corner stands Wolfgang Schaeuble, the dry 72-year-old German Finance Minister and self-appointed guardian of the European Union's fiscal orthodoxy.And at the opposite end of Europe's austerity divide glowers former Communist Panagiotis Lafazanis, Greece's obdurate new energy and output minister.Schaeuble and Lafazanis, 63, have not yet sat down together around a negotiating table in Brussels, but a clash between them ...

Nemtsov girlfriend says threatened: Ukraine KIEV: The Ukrainian girlfriend of murdered Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was by his side when he was shot dead, has complained to police of receiving death threats, Ukrainian prosecutors said on Friday."Ganna Duritska... filed a statement about the threat to her life from unidentified people during her time in her parents' home" where she has stayed since her return Monday to Kiev from Moscow, said a statement from the prosecutor general. Prosecutor General ...


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