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Let Pakistan, democracy function, Bilawal asks ‘all forces’

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday asked all the forces in the country to let Pakistan and democracy function. "I want to give message to all the forces that please stop it now. Let the democracy and this country run. We are too fatigued. We have been on a long struggle. We have given a lot of sacrifices," he said talking to media in an event held in connection with golden jubilee of PPP’s foundation day in Islamabad. He hoisted PPP flag and cut the cake on this occasion.…

Marriyum describes defeat of opposition motion in NA as victory of democracy

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has described the defeat of opposition motion in the National Assembly on Tuesday as victory of democracy. "The will of the people will remain supreme in Pakistan," said the information minister while talking to newsmen in Islamabad. She said that rejection of opposition's bill was a proof that choosing political leaders was the discretion of political parties and not anyone else. Read More: PML-N lawmakers should hang their heads in…

PML-N lawmakers should hang their heads in shame, says Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Tuesday said the ruling party legislators should hang their heads in shame after opposing the amendment in Election Bill 2017 aimed at barring disqualified members from heading political parties, ARY News reported. "In a democracy moral authority is a core principle. Today that was negated by the PML-N, which sought to place their corrupt leader above all laws," he said in a series of tweet in response to disapproval of the bill presented by opposition…

Interior Minister assures to allay opposition parties’ concern over census

PESHAWAR: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday dubbed a suggestion to hold 2018 general elections on the basis of old census as immature. He was referring to the leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah's suggestion to hold the elections on the basis of old census figures. Ahsan Iqbal said speaking of delaying the polls was like playing with fire. He was speaking to the media after inaugurating NADRA's Mega and Executive Center in Peshawar. He assured to address the concerns of…

Inept politicians pushing Pakistan into anarchy, says Ahsan Iqbal

NEW YORK: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said democracy and economy are strengthening in Pakistan, ARY News reported. Addressing PML-N workers here on Sunday, he said the enemies of Pakistan’s development and stability exited the world over. While stressing the need for harmony among institutions, the Minister said internal stability was indispensable for the growth of the country. He said India was hatching conspiracies on every level to hurt Pakistan. He emphasized Pakistan needed cohesion to trounce the…

Without democracy development not possible, says PM Abbasi

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while underscoring the significance of a democratic polity said the country cannot progress without democracy. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of dirty cargo terminal on Saturday, the premier said there will be flaws in the democratic setup, but it should be allowed to flourish. He inaugurated the country's first coal, clinker and cement terminal at Port Qasim in Karachi. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said it is the prerogative of people to evaluate the performance of public…

Development not possible without democracy, says PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said development in the country was only possible when there was democracy. “No force other than democracy can deliver in the country and we will have to work hard to strengthen democracy in the country,” he said speaking after inauguration of oil and gas well project Jhandial-one at Jhandial in Attock on Friday. He said development projects had been completed in all sectors including economy, infrastructure and energy in all parts of the country. The prime…

Venezuela policies leave democracy ‘barely alive’: UN

GENEVA: The widespread rights abuses committed against protestors in Venezuela has left democracy "barely alive", the UN said on Wednesday. A fresh UN report warned that the rights situation in Venezuela was at "grave risk" of unravelling further as the authorities continue to systematically and brutally repress demonstrators, and urged international action. Recent actions by Venezuela's authorities "support the feeling that what is left of democratic life in Venezuela is being squeezed", UN human rights chief Zeid…

Qadri, Imran, Sheikh Rashid are ‘viruses of democracy’: Talal Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Talal Chaudhry on Friday took a jibe at the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, and Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rashid Ahmed calling them "viruses of democracy".  "There are certain virus in Pakistan who are a threat to democracy and to spread discord, and one of them is the cleric from Canada," he said while speaking during the GT Road rally which is underway from Islamabad to Lahore. "These along…

PML-N will elect new PM, complete their tenure, says Hamza Ali Abbasi

Commenting on the land mark Panama case judgement, Renowned actor and model Hamza Ali Abbasi on Friday said that though Nawaz Sharif has fallen but system and democracy have prevailed. In a Facebook post, Hamza Ali Abbasi asked the PML-N supporters as to where do they see a 'conspiracy' against the system and democracy in the verdict as the party can now elect a new PM and complete its tenure. “Now that Nawaz Sharif will be busy in NAB (National Accountability Bureau) trial court, PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League-N) will…