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Ahsan Iqbal slams political alliances against PML-N govt

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday slammed political alliances against the ruling party, viewing the emergence of the alliances a conspiracy against the government to complete its tenure. Addressing an event here, Iqbal said Pakistan faced continuous political instability that badly affected the democratic process. Throwing light on the country’s unstable economy, he said the growth rate in dictatorial regimes was boosted with the help of funding from international countries. The artificial…

Cracks appear in Musharaf’s alliance as several parties part ways

ISLAMABAD: The cracks begin to appear in newly formed alliance of 23 political parties under the leadership of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharaf barely within 24-hours. Just a day later of alliance formation announcement, several parties have begun dissociating themselves from Awami Ittehad alliance. Tahir-ul-Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) distanced from the 23-parties alliance on Saturday, besides Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) denying being part of the alliance. The party has not reached to a…

Four-party alliance to press for PM Sharif’s resignation

LAHORE: Alliance of four political parties – Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), Sunni Ittehad Council, Muttahida Deeni Mahaz, and Pakistani Awaami Tehreek (PAT), has called for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down after Panamagate verdict by the Supreme Court. This was stated in a joint statement on Sunday after a meeting presided over by PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain. According to the statement, the alliance of four parties was approved in the meeting while a committee has been constituted to…

MQM rejects reports of political alliance with Musharraf

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Tuesday snubbed speculations on media regarding MQM’s political alliance with former president and All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Chief General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, ARY News reported In a clarification statement, MQM spokesman said Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izhar ul Hassan met with Musharraf in a meeting of mutual friends over a meal. “Pakistan’s political situation came under discussion during the meeting, while views were also exchanged with…