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Ruckus in Sindh Assembly after GDA leader criticises Zardari

KARACHI: The session of the Sindh Assembly on Monday convened to discuss the budget was completed marred by chaos and ruckus. The chaos erupted after opposition member Waseem Qureshi of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) criticised the government of Sindh. "If the Sindh government allocates money for water projects, then it turns to honey. If it allocates for nutrition for starving Thar children, then it transforms into olive oil," he said. "As long as honey and olive oil bottles are found, Sindh will not prosper,"…

KP Assembly passes FATA merger bill amid JUI-F protest

PESHAWAR: A crucial session of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was held on Sunday to pass a bill for the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with the province despite strong protest by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F). KP Law Minister Imtiaz Qureshi tabled the bill before the House which was passed by a two-thirds majority. The bill was passed with eighty seven votes in favour and six against. Speaker Asad Qaiser presided over the session delayed due to protests outside the assembly. KP Chief Minister…

Sarfaraz Bugti thanks supporters, says next CM can be from any party

QUETTA: Former Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti on Tuesday said that new chief minister will be selected after mutual consultation, and will not necessarily belong to the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N). Addressing media after the resignation of Sanaullah Zehri as chief minister before a no-confidence motion could be moved agaisnt him, Bugti hailed the decision and said  Zehri has resigned based on democratic principles. "This is politics. We have no personal vendettas. Our relation with him (Zehri) is based on…

Hyundai to assemble cars in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Hyundai Motor Company plans to set up a car assembly plant in Pakistan in a joint venture with local textile firm Nishat Mills, an official from Nishat said on Friday. Hyundai's return to Pakistan will boost the government's efforts to bring foreign investment in the country. Hyundai and South Korea's Kia Motor used to assemble cars in Pakistan until 2004 but withdrew after their local partner Dewan Farooque Motors Limited went bust. It was not clear how much capital Hyundai, South Korea's largest…

Ruckus in NA as opposition leaders disrupt Saad Rafique’s speech

ISLAMABAD: Opposition legislators protested and tore copies of the session agenda in the National Assembly as PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique rose to speak on point of order after opposition leader Khursheed Shah's speech, ARY News reported. Opposition members were angry as Speaker Ayaz Sadiq rejected privilege motions on Panama papers submitted by opposition parties by saying that the matter is sub-judice. As opposition leader Khursheed Shah raised the Panama papers issue in his speech, the speaker then allowed…

MQM, PPP emerge victorious in Sindh by-polls

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have emerged victorious in the by-elections in Sindh Assembly constituencies PS-106 and PS-117, both in Karachi, and PS-22 Naushehro Feroze, ARY News reported Thursday citing unofficial and unconfirmed results.