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…]

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