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Govt-Opposition deadlock persists over caretaker setup

ISLAMABAD: The final week of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government has started but the government and the opposition have failed to reach consensus over a caretaker setup that will guide the country through the General Election likely to be held in the end of July. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah have failed to decide the name of the caretaker prime minister in their last six meetings over the issue. The governments in provinces have also failed to make any progress for…

PM Abbasi, Khursheed Shah fail to decide Caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah again failed to reach consensus over the name of caretaker prime minister in their meeting today. Khursheed Shah talking to media persons here said that the government and the opposition have failed to agree over a common name for the caretaker prime minister who will lead an interim setup to guide the country to the general elections. He said another meeting with Prime Minister Abbasi will be held in a day or two to decide…

Caretaker PM nominees will be unveiled by May 15: Khursheed

SUKKUR: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly on Sunday said the names of nominees for the slot of caretaker prime minister for the upcoming general elections would come out by May 15. Addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of Allama Iqbal University in Aror (popularly known as Rohri), he said the name of caretaker prime minister will hopefully be finalized in May. Talking about Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar, Shah said the former is currently disconcerted as his…

Nawaz bearing the brunt of defending Article 62: Shah

ISLAMABAD: In a reaction to the Supreme Court’s verdict on the duration of parliamentarian’s disqualification under Article 62 (1)(f),  Opposition leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Friday said while former premier Nawaz Sharif didn’t accept a request by the opposition to do away with the provision, he himself has been punished under the law during his party’s government. Speaking to the media here shortly after the apex court’s historic verdict, he said Sharif had defended Article 62 of the Constitution…

Opposition parties to requisition parliament’s joint session over JIT report

ISLAMABAD: In the wake of the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report, the two major opposition parties - Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf -  in the National Assembly decided on Tuesday to requisition the joint session of the parliament to push for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation, ARY News reported. PPP leader Khursheed Shah, the leader of the opposition in the lower house, and PTI vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi, met here in Islamabad to discuss the emerging scenarios in the wake of…

PPP protests ‘enforced disappearance’ of Zardari’s aides in NA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) lawmakers on Wednesday staged a walkout from National Assembly during a session in protest over 'enforced disappearance' of three close aides to former president Asif Ali Zardari, ARY News reported. On a point of order, the opposition leader Khursheed Shah said that the missing persons must be produced before the court if they were wanted in either corruption or terrorism charges. “The parliament had passed a bill unanimously and legislated that any person arrested on suspicion…

Shah’s remark on female lawmakers causes disquiet in NA

ISLAMABAD: The debate in National Assembly session today (Thursday) diverted when the Leader of the Opposition passed a prejudiced remark on female members of the House, ARY News reported. He was addressing the house when Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq, over continuous chatter, asked women lawmakers either to be silent during the session or go outside the house. In response to the Speaker’s remarks, the opposition leader Khursheed Shah said, “don't stop them, these women fall ill if they do not talk.” His…

Another tumultous NA session expected today

ISLAMABAD: Tempers are expected to flare once again on Panamagate as the National Assembly session  will resume on Thursday, ARY News reported. The National Assembly turned into a fish market as members of the house from ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) exchanged heated words on Wednesday and the PTI members protested before the speaker's rostrum and chanted slogans against the PM and the ruling party. PTI members that had boycotted the parliament since October,…

Govt wants opposition to take to streets, says Shah

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) Khursheed Shah while confirming that a deadlock is still persisting on the terms of reference (TORs) of Panama leaks probe on Monday said that the government wants opposition parties to take to streets, ARY News reported.