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PPP’s Aitzaz Ahsan submits presidential nomination papers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Aitzaz Ahsan on Monday filed his nomination papers for the Presidential elections in Islamabad. As the opposition led by Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), remained divided over PPP's decision to nominate Ahsan for president, they have now decided to nominate Maulana Fazl ul Rehman, which will decisively divide the strength of combined opposition. Maulana Fazl ur Rehman will shortly submit his nomination papers in the Islamabad High Court. A meeting of the opposition…

Former PM Abbasi received with “Go Shahid Go” chants in his constituency

RAWALPINDI: Voters chanted “Go Shahid Go” as former Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited his constituency NA-71 to address a public meeting as part of the election campaign. A number of voters deeply disappointed by the outcome of the last five years rule of the PML-N, have refused to vote again for the same candidate. Abbasi is contesting as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was rejected as the preferred candidate by the residents of Kotli Sattian stating his alleged incompetence.…

PPP, PTI & Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) rejects increase in fuel prices

KARACHI : Foremost political parties, including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) & Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) on Sunday has rejected the hike in petroleum products’ prices. Vital figures of the parties have provided their statements against their rejection for this decision and has demanded interim government to take back the decision, as it will affect the economical stability of an individual. Ex opposition leader, Khurshid Shah of National Assembly has requested the interim government to…

Wattoo family’s journey from PPP to PTI- Son & daughter issued tickets from PTI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf issued party tickets to Pakistan Peoples Party’s former Punjab president Manzoor Wattoo’s son and daughter on Thursday for upcoming general elections 2018. Recently, the Wattoo family parted ways with Bilawal-led party PPP and joined hands with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Wattoo’s son Jahangir Wattoo has been issued a ticket for PP-185 Okara, while daughter Rubina Shaheen has been given a ticket for PP-186 Okara. Fawad Chaudhry from PTI confirmed issuance of tickets to the former…

PPP announcement- Candidates names for national & provincial assembly seats from Punjab

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Wednesday announced its candidates for national and provincial assembly seats from Punjab for upcoming General elections 2018. NA-58 will be represented by PPP former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, Gujar Khan-Rawalpindi. Former federal minister Qamar Zaman Kaira will contest from NA-70 Gujrat. In NA-114 Jhang, Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat is contesting in upcoming elections 2018, Mohammad Afzal Khokhar will contest from NA-52 Islamabad. Fakhar Umar Laleka will be standing from…

Dissatisfied with PTI- Fakhar Laleka joins PPP

MALAKWAL: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fakhar Umer Hayat Laleka, who was PTI member since 2014, left PTI on Tuesday for not getting a ticket for NA-68 (Mandi Bahauddin-II) against former PPP leader Nazar Mohammad Gondal, who is now the PTI candidate in the constituency. Laleka wanted to get the ticket from NA-86, since his late father Umer Hayat Laleka was elected as MNA in 1988 on the ticket of IJI. But when former PPP federal minister Nazar M Gondal joined the PTI and got the ticket from NA-86, Laleka was asked…

Faryal Talpur in trouble- Nomination papers challenged

LARKANA: PPP Women’s Wing President Faryal Talpur’s nomination papers to contest the elections from PS-11 Ratodero, Larkana were challenged on Thursday for running an offshore company & holding of ‘Iqama’. Mainly objections were raised by two voters of the constituency – Wahab Bhutto and Qadir Baksh, according to their claim, Zardari's sister, who filed nomination papers from Larkana, is a director of an offshore company, holds an Iqama, owner of three flats in Dubai which she has not disclosed in her nomination…

PPP grants election tickets to actors Sajid Hassan & Ayub Khoso

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has declared some surprise entries in the initial list of tickets for the 2018 general elections, including well known drama and film actors Sajid Hassan and Ayub Khoso. Sajid Hassan and Ayub Khoso will also contest elections for Karachi constituencies on PPP tickets. While Sajid Hassan has been fielded for National Assembly’s NA-256 (Karachi Central-IV), Ayub Khoso is being a contestant for Sindh Assembly constituency PS-101 (Karachi East-III). Sajid Hassan career comprises of…

PPP names Sherry Rehman as Senate opposition leader

ISLAMABAD: After election of Senate chairman and deputy chairman, the opposition parties – mainly Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) – have set their sight on the position of the Leader of Opposition in the Upper House of the Parliament.  PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to nomination of Senator Sherry Rehman for the slot. If elected, she would become the first woman Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. A delegation comprising Rehman, the newly…

PPP or PML-N: Who will grab the Senate top office?

KARACHI: Recent Senate poll results brought with it an outcry of horse trading from all and sundry along with an upper house of the parliament with no party has an overall majority. Pakistan's Senate comprises of 104 members and a clear majority to replace the outgoing Senate chairman Raza Rabbani, whose office term to end on March 11, need at least 53 votes. The scene emerged after the Senate polls, made Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the largest parliamentary group of the house with its 33 Senators. Another…