Dec 032017
 
50 years of the PPP

Despite facing ups and downs in the last 50 years of its political life, the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) has managed to remain the mainstream political party of the country. However, over the course of 50 years, some major changes have surfaced in the party. The party, once known for the household name of educated, intelligent and competent people, has now seen the self-serving people hailing as its flag bearers. The party meant for uplifting the country’s middle-class and the poor has now dashed everyone’s hopes so badly that even educated people have stopped believing in the sanctity of democracy, if the democracy means brining Zardari-led PPP to power. One baulks at the idea of party custodians celebrating 50-year milestone. The stalwarts of PPP, instead of trumpeting their achievements and reciting their sacrifices, should have done serious introspection about where they have faltered. The fact that the 50-year-old party is reduced only to rural parts of Sindh should have disconcerted the party leadership.Riaz MaharSukkur *****The PPP’s famous ‘Roti, Kapda aur makaan’ has lost its essence. The poor, who were once the strength of the party, are now looking at the party from a distance. After Bhutto’s death, the party faced crisis after crisis and now in its 50th year, the party is struggling for its survival. The main reason behind the party’s never ending crisis is it distancing itself from the poor. Because of its disconnection, the party has already lost voters from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. During the [Read More…]

Nov 242017
 
PPP would come to power with vote of people in general election next year: CM Sindh

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Pakistan People Party (PPP) would come to power with the vote of people in the general election next year.He expressed these views while addressing a stone breaking ceremony of bypass road at Mirpur Badhoro in Sajawal district today (Saturday).He said on the strict instruction of top brass of the party all development projects in the province are being completed in stipulated period.To a question, the Chief Minister said that more than 4500 schools have been selected in the province where better facilities will be provided. Source: Radio Pakistan Click for detailed story

Nov 212017
 
Sharif's relative joins PPP

KARACHI: A close relative of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday announced to join Pakistan Peoples Party. The announcement to join the PPP came from Mir Asim Khan, the son-in-law of late… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Nov 112017
 
DI Khan incident: PPP announces sit-in against KP govt, PTI leadership

PESHAWAR: The women’s wing of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Saturday announced to stage sit-in against the Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) leadership and Chief Minister Pervez Khattak… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Nov 102017
 
QWP criticises PPP?s stance over delimitation issue

PESHAWAR: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) head Aftab Sherpao on Friday criticised the stance of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) over the issue of delimitation and increasing the share of smaller provinces’… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Nov 062017
 

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah said on Monday that former PM Nawaz Sharif’s close aides were conspiring against him. Speaking to reporters in Islamabad, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader said the people close to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief were working against him and Sharif was aware of this fact, Express News reported. Will not save Nawaz under any condition, says Khursheed Shah Shah said the PPP was not in favour of holding early general elections and they should take place by July or August next year. He added that there was no need for fresh delimitation of constituencies to hold the polls as questions had been raised over the accuracy of the latest census results. “The PML-N shouldn’t have any problem with that because it had won in the last elections with the same constituencies.” The PPP leader maintained that Sindh’s population figures in the new census results were inaccurate. “If the results showed the true figures of Sindh’s population increase, the province’s seats would have increased by 10 or 12,” he remarked. The post Nawaz Sharif’s close aides conspiring against him, claims Khursheed Shah appeared first on The Express Tribune. Click for detailed story

Oct 312017
 

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader and Opposition Leader in Senate Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan said failure to put deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name on Exit Control List (ECL) showed prevalent dual-standards in the country. Speaking to journalists in Lahore on Tuesday, he said National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal is a hardworking and law-knowing person. “His [NAB chief] biggest test is impartial accountability. He should prove himself through provision of indiscriminate justice,” he remarked. Citing recent arrest of former Sindh minister Sharjeel Inam Memon by NAB officials, Aitzaz said besides merit, manner and treatment must also be considered in court cases. Nawaz fears coming back after seeing how Sharjeel was treated: Aitzaz Accusing the anti-graft watchdog of double standards in dealing with Sindh and Punjab cases, the senator said PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain was given in Rangers’ custody and on the other hand, Sharif’s name was not even put on ECL. “This is double standards,” he added. Aitzaz demanded that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief’s name should be put on ECL on his return home from London. The ousted premier, who held a key party meeting in London on Monday, has announced to return home before the next hearing at the accountability court on November 3. Arrest warrants have been issued against Sharif for not turning up at the court proceedings following his indictment in three different corruption references. No PML without ‘N’, say leaders Sharif was earlier expected to return to Pakistan on October 23 to attend court proceedings, [Read More…]

Oct 222017
 

KARACHI: General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has said he will return to Pakistan before the general elections. The country needs a third force and we shall expel the thieves and those who plundered Pakistan from politics, the former military dictator and head of All Pakistan Muslim League said. He said that honest leadership will win with the support of the people. “Meetings will be held in Karachi Central and other areas. Pakistan’s future is bright,” he added. APML has demonstrated its political power in Karachi, Musharraf said while congratulating those who joined APML after leaving MQM, PSP, PPP, and other parties. He was addressing in absentia the inauguration ceremony of the APML’s office of Karachi Central in FC Area Liaquatabad. More than 1,000 workers of MQM, PSP, PPP, PTI, PML-F, and other parties announced that they were joining APML. Throw corrupt politicians out of country, says ex-military ruler Musharraf APML South Region President Ahmed Hussain inaugurated the office of the District Central. Aslam Minai, Imran Siddiqui, Muhammad Ali Sherwani, Syed Faraz Ali, Asif Khan, Tahir Khan, Salma Waheed Murad, and Najmi Meenai were also present. Musharraf said that he was happy to see the inauguration of the office of Karachi Central. “This is a public rally in Liaquatabad, which had been a stronghold of MQM. He said APML is not only of Muhajirs. Sindhis, Pathans, Punjabis, Pakhtuns, Baloch, and people from all religions and nations are joining APML, which is not limited to one single province as it is a national party.” [Read More…]

Oct 172017
 

Veteran politician and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa has accepted Asif Ali Zardari’s invitation to join the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Speaking to media at Khosa’s residence late on Tuesday night, Khosa said that he appreciated Zardari’s visit and that he had never heard of a federal party leader visiting the residence of a rival party’s leader. “I am very grateful that Zardari has shown confidence in me. If it were up to me, I would have announced that I am joining the PPP right now, but I will make a formal announcement after consulting other friends,” he said. “I have a long standing relationship with Zardari,” Khosa said, adding that owing to his strong connections in all provinces, Zardari will not be disappointed by his decision of extending the invitation. Khosa reiterated that this was not the same PML-N for which he had faced hardships or made sacrifices. “I sidelined myself from the party’s affairs after the general elections in 2013. I have suffered and struggled for the party more than even the Sharifs themselves. I was facing jail time while they were living in palaces abroad. They still pushed me out of the party,” he said. NRO implementation case: Zardari invites allies ahead of PM’s court appearance Zardari, said he wanted to work with Khosa and use his experience for the country’s best interest. “I do not want to speak against anybody but the damage being done to the country will be difficult to repair. [Read More…]

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