Posts tagged as: Farhatullah Babar

Senate Committee to table Bill on state agencies powers

The Human Rights Committee of the Senate Wednesday decided to give one last chance to the Defence Ministry to furnish its views June 30 on the draft legislation that seeks to vest in them legal powers to the state agencies and balances the same with a measure of civilian and parliamentary oversight. It also decided […]

President Zardari will not resign, says spokesperson

Presidential spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar has said that President Asif Ali Zardari will not be resigning.   According to Babar, there is no question of a resignation.   Despite suffering a historic defeat at the centre and in three provinces, the Pakistan Peoples Party has surprised many by retaining its earlier position in Sindh by […]

PPPP accepts election results despite serious reservations

The Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians has accepted the verdict of the people as expressed by them through the May 11 vote, the President of the PPP Makhdoom Amin Fahim said.   Although the Party has serious reservations about the fairness of the polls it has accepted the results in the larger interest of political stability, […]

Zardari opposes foreign intervention in Syria

President Asif Ali Zardari reiterated that Pakistan supports all efforts to facilitate a peaceful Syrian-led and inclusive solution meeting the democratic aspirations of the Syrian people through a comprehensive political dialogue involving the entire spectrum of the Syrian polity, including the government and the opposition groups.   Talking to the visiting Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister […]

PPP asks CEC to take note of anti-Zardari vilification campaign

Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar has urged the CEC to take note of the vilification campaign against the President and issue directions to all to desist from it in the interest of free and fair elections.   In a letter addressed to the CEC which he personally delivered in the office of ECP […]

Zardari administers oath to caretaker PM

Interim Prime Minister Justice (retired) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso was sworn in Islamabad on Monday.   President Asif Ali Zardari administered the oath to Mr Khoso at a ceremony at Presidency.   Political leaders, foreign diplomats, former ministers and senior officials attended the ceremony which started with national anthem. Former Prime Minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf, […]

Election schedule to be announced on March 23

The Election Commission on Wednesday that schedule for the May 11 parliamentary polls will be announced on March 23, the day Pakistan also celebrates its republic day.   President Asif Ali Zardari has set May 11 for parliamentary elections, presidential spokesman senator Farhatullah Babar said.   A spokesman of the Election Commission announced that the process […]

General elections in Pakistan on May 11

President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday announced that general elections to the National Assembly shall be held May 11, 2013, presidential spokesman said.   Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the President announced the date as soon as the summary was received from the Prime Minister a short while ago Wednesday.   The […]

Babar says deadlock over caretaker PM to be resolved

Presidential spokesman, Senator Farhatullah Babar, says he is hopeful that the deadlock over the nomination of a caretaker Prime Minister, who will supervise parliamentary elections, will be resolved.   A caretaker Prime Minister will be installed as the current assemblies have completed five-year constitutional term and would be dissolved later on Saturday.   Prime Minister, […]

Babar action against elements who handed over Aafia to CIA

Presidential spokesman, Senator Farhatullah Babar has called for investigation into the kidnapping and handing over of Aafia to foreigners.   Speaking in the Senate on Tuesday, Babar said that in his book “In the Line of Fire” the military dictator had boastfully acknowledged that Pakistan had earned millions of dollars by handing over its suspected […]

President signs Investigation for Fair Trial Bill into law

President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday signed the Fair Trial Bill into law, which empowers the security agencies to intercept private communications in order to catch terrorists.   Under the new law, intelligence and law enforcement agencies will now be able to tap phone calls, emails, SMS, internet communication and conduct human intelligence of any individual […]

Zardari for opening of the new Iran border posts

President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday called for improved visa facilitation, opening of the new border posts and removing tariff and non-tariff barriers for stepping up trade and commerce.   The President was speaking to the visiting Iranian delegation headed by Rostam Ghasemi, Iranian Oil Minister, which called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr here.   […]


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