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No rush to topple May’s government, says opposition finance chief McDonnell

LONDON: Britain’s opposition Labour Party is in no rush to topple Prime Minister Theresa May’s government over Brexit, the party’s finance policy chief John McDonnell told Reuters on Wednesday. McDonnell, the man who would become Chancellor if Labour are able to capitalise on a crisis of confidence in May’s leadership and form their own government, said the party wanted to first take a look at what more May can negotiate in Brussels. “We are not rushing a vote of no confidence by any means,” McDonnell said in an…

Opposition submits privilege motion against NAB DG in NA

ISLAMABAD: The biggest opposition party in NA, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday moved a privilege motion in the National Assembly, assailing the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for "maligning members of parliament", ARY News reported. Former prime minister and senior PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi moved the motion, stating that the NAB's Lahore Director General Shahzad Saleem staged a media-trial of opposition politicians in TV interviews. “This is not about a single member but the entire…

Opposition refuses to meet govt delegation amid ongoing tension

ISLAMABAD: The opposition caucus has refused to meet the government delegation over current political situation fuelling up in the wake of protests, ARY News reported. The delegation of the government comprising information minister, state minister for interior and other leaders wanted to meet the opposition leaders, but the latter refused to hold a meeting saying why did the government adjourned the National Assembly session today. The opposition conveyed to the government delegation that the NA session held great…

Opposition parties chalk out strategy for NA Session, APC

ISLAMABAD: In order to chalk out strategy for an ongoing session of the National Assembly and expected All Parties Conference, the leaders hailing from the opposition parties called on opposition leader, Shehbaz Sharif in his chamber on Thursday (today). PPP leaders,  Khursheed Shah, Naveed Qamar and JUI-F's Abdul Ghafoor Hyderi during the meeting with Shehbaz Sharif discussed plan for an ongoing  session of the National Assembly and matters pertaining to the multi party moot of the opposition parties. Talking to the…

Opposition plans ‘All Party Conference’ on Oct 31

ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties have decided to convene 'All Parties Conference (APC)' on October 31 aiming to take a united stand against the government, ARY News reported. "JUI-F Chief, Molana Fazlur Rehman has informed former president and Co Chairman PPP, Asif Ali Zardari about APC's expected date", sources informed. In order to build consensus against the government, Mr Fazlur Rehman has started contacting opposition parties to decide final date of the 'APC'. It was learnt that arrangements of the APC will be…

Fawad Chaudhry says country’s finances resemble that of a ‘looted house’

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday defended the federal government's economic policies by saying that the country's finances resemble that of a looted house, ARY News reported.  Addressing media in the federal capital, the minister maintained that the government, in the long run, wants to revive the country's economy by working on an two-pronged strategy i.e. bringing back the looted national wealth and in the meantime running the country through loans. "The country's economy presents the…

Opposition seeks early NA session to discuss Shehbaz’s arrest

ISLAMABAD: Against the backdrop of PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest in a housing project scam, the opposition on Saturday submitted a request to Speaker of the National Assembly Asad Qaiser to summon a session of the lower house of Parliament at the earliest.  A number of members of the Parliament from the opposition benches, including PML-N leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and JUI-F leader Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, called on the NA Speaker in Islamabad and submitted a requisition to call a session of the Parliament. The…

Google pulls opposition leader’s YouTube advert

MOSCOW: Google removed a YouTube advert by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after authorities complained that the videos would violate an election silence law before Sunday’s vote for regional governors, an aide to Navalny said on Saturday. The series of YouTube videos featured Navalny inviting Russians to join demonstrations on Sunday, when polls suggest President Vladimir Putin’s former chief-of-staff Sergei Sobyanin will be comfortably re-elected as the capital’s mayor. Navalny’s aide, Leonid Volkov, said in…

India’s opposition calls nationwide protests to take on Modi over fuel prices

NEW DELHI: India’s opposition will launch nationwide strikes and protests next week over record-high fuel prices, looking to tap rising public anger to hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of a series of elections. Since Modi came to power in the world’s third biggest oil consumer in May 2014, he has used tax hikes on petrol and diesel to raise funds for welfare programmes. Taxes account for more than a third of retail fuel prices and past governments lowered them whenever international oil prices shot up.…

PPP will never play the role of real opposition: Rana Sanaullah

KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will never play the role as genuine opposition and will often support the ruling party, said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah. "PPP will never play the role of a genuine opposition. Sometimes they will support us on certain issues and sometimes facilitate the government like it did today (in presidential elections) and in the election of prime minister," he said speaking to ARY News. The former Punjab law minister was asked whether the divisions will…