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Opposition parties trying to seek NRO through APC: state minister

ISLAMABAD: Talking about undisclosed agenda of the All Parties Conference (APC), Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan on Tuesday said ostensibly the opposition parties were trying to seek a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to evade the accountability. Talking to the host of ARY News program 'Off The Record', he said the ongoing accountability cases against the opposition leaders were not filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.  Shedding light on possibility of topics…

Fazl says all opposition parties but PPP place trust in him for presidential race

LAHORE: Presidential candidate and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman on Sunday said all the opposition parties had placed their trust in him for the presidential election, except for the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), ARY News reported. "The PPP should accept the joint opposition's choice. Shehbaz Sharif wants to continue contacts with the PPP in this regard," he said while talking to media in Lahore after meeting the president Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).  He said the rival…

Opposition parties want Nawaz, Zardari to be declared innocent in corruption cases: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Friday said the opposition parties wanted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian (PPPP) President Asif Zardari to be declared as vindicated in money embezzlement cases, ARY News reported. "The only dispute they have against the PTI is they want Nawaz and Zardari to be given the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO)," he said while addressing media after the National Assembly…

PPP wins over opposition parties to take oath, fight political battle in parliament

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has reportedly won over all the big parties to take oath and fight the political battle in the parliament, ARY News reported. A PPP delegation met President Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, Saad Rafique and Ayaz Sadiq and other leaders were also present on this occasion. Both the parties agreed to go to the parliament "so that the political battle could be fought in a democratic…

Political parties, senior judges, armed forces condemn firing incidents at Justice Ijaz’s house

KARACHI: The ruling and opposition parties as well as armed forces and senior judges on Sunday condemned the incidents of firing at the residence of Supreme Court judge, Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan in Model Town, Lahore. Unidentified gunmen fired shots at the residence of the SC. According to the details, two separate incidents of firing took place on Saturday night and Sunday morning. There were no reports of anyone receiving injuries as a result of the firing. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi condemned the incident…

‘We didn’t want to waste workers’ energy, resources’ Qadri on low attendance during Mall Road protest

LAHORE: Rejecting reports in a section of media, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahir-ul-Qadri on Thursday said that the "low attendance" in January 17 All Parties Protest against Model Town massacre was due to the fact that the organizers decided not to call workers from outside Lahore, ARY News reported. "We were expecting that a next and a bigger phase will come, so we didn't want to waste resources and our workers' energy in the very first phase, we will move step by step," said Qadri whose party brought…

Balochistan assembly session summoned on Jan 13 to elect new CM

QUETTA: As the discussions within political circles to find Nawaz Sanaullah Zehri’s replacement has picked up, the governor of Balochistan has summoned an assembly session for January 13 to elect a new chief minister for the provincial cabinet. After a no-trust motion against him, Zehri had resigned from his position and submitted resignation to Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai on Tuesday afternoon, who forthwith accepted it. Following the resignation of the chief minister, the Balochistan government issued…

NA passes bill restoring Khatm-e-Nabuwwat declaration to Election Act

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed the amendment with regard to Khatm-e-Nabuwwat (finality of prophet-hood) declaration to the Election Reforms Act 2017. The amended bill was moved by Law Minister Zahid Hamid. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the declaration contained in the nomination paper has been restored to its original form through amendment in the Act. On Wednesday, speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq assured restoration of omitted provision from Election Reforms Act…

Opposition parties stage walkout in protest against attack on Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Demanding investigation into an assault on Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid outside the parliament house, the opposition parties on Friday staged a walkout amid Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s speech in National Assembly (NA) following the federal cabinet’s oath-taking ceremony. The legislators of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) walked out of NA in protest against the attack on Rashid. On Tuesday, Pakistan Muslim…

Opposition parties fail to form consensus on joint candidate

ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties’ meeting chaired by Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) senior leader Syed Khurshid Shah, who is also the opposition leader in the National Assembly (NA), ended inconclusive on Monday for fielding a joint-opposition candidate for the slot of prime minister on the eve of NA’s session on Tuesday to elect the leader of the house. The meeting was held at chamber of the opposition leader in the National Assembly, which was attended by PPP’s Sherry Rehman, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s Shah…