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Raza Rabbani

Raza Rabbani’s Political Career

During his years in University of Karachi, Raza was politically very active. In 1981, he officially started his political career by joining PPP. He practiced law simultaneously too. During the time Zia-ul-Haq was in power, Raza Rabbani was imprisoned.

He was chosen to the Parliament in Pakistani general races, 1988 and filled in as a counselor to boss clergyman of Sindh from 1988 to 1990. He was chosen to the Senate of Pakistan without precedent for 1993 where he served until 1999. In 1996, he turned into the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. In 1997, he was selected as the agent secretary general of PPP by Benazir Bhutto. He remained Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 2005 to 2008.

After PPP won the race in 2008, he declined to wind up noticeably an individual from the government bureau of Yousaf Raza Gillani because of issues of taking vow from that point leader of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf. He was re-chosen to the Senate in 2006. He remained Leader of the House in the Senate from 2008 to 2009.

After the PPP lost the 2013 general race, he was influenced extra secretary to general of PPP by Zardari.  Rabbani has been granted Nishan-e-Imtiaz for his parliamentary administrations. He has authored a few books too; A biography of Pakistani federalism : unity in diversity.

Govt bypassing Parliament on key issues: Raza Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader Raza Rabbani on Wednesday criticized the incumbent government over bypassing the Parliament on key issues. Addressing the Senate session, Raza Rabbani said that government is take important and strategic decisions without a debate in the parliament. He said that the government kept the house in dark over negotiation with the Taliban and added that the rulers even did not take the parliament into confidence over the prime ministers foreign trips. The former chairman…

Is this the right time to invite India for talks? asks Raza Rabbani

ISLAMABAD:  Responding to Indian COAS Bipin Rawat’s threatening statement, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Senator Raza Rabbani on Monday said that the whole nation will stand with army to defend its motherland if India imposes war upon Pakistan, ARY News reported. During his speech in Senate, the senior PPP leader said that he condemns the Indian COAS' 'unacceptable' statement and reminds him that Pakistanis stand united against Indian aggression. He maintained that India is involved in human rights abuses and state…

Twitter suspends Raza Rabbani’s account and Rehman Malik isn’t happy about it!

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and Senator Rehman Malik has hit out at popular micro-blogging website Twitter for suspending account of senior PPP leader Raza Rabbani. In a tweet, Malik expressed “shock” over suspension of Raza Rabbani’s Twitter account and demanded twitter to restore the account. “I am shocked to see about the suspension of twitter account of senator Reza Rubbani. I demand from twitter to reopen it.” According to the PPP leader, suspension of Twitter account of Senator Rubbani…

Army expresses concern over former ISI chief’s book, summons him to GHQ

LAHORE: Pakistan Army has expressed serious reservations over former spy chief Lieutenant General (retd) Asad Durrani's recently released book 'The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace' and has summoned him to seek an explanation, ARY News reported on Friday.  According to sources within the military, army has serious reservations over some of the claims made by the former ISI chief in the book he co-authored with a former Indian spy chief AS Daulat and has summoned Durrani to the General Headquarters…

Sharif backs Rabbani for Senate top seat to avert horse-trading

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the sole objective of supporting Raza Rabbani as a joint candidate for the top slot of the Senate was to avert the political horse-trading in the elections for Senate’s chairman and deputy chairman posts. Talking to press after appearing before the accountability court here, Sharif spoke highly of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader and incumbent Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani. “He is a suitable person for this position and it’s my personal wish to see him again…