Posts tagged as: President Asif Ali Zardari

Voting begins in Pakistan to elect new President

Members of national parliament and provincial assemblies in Pakistan began voting on Tuesday to elect the successor of President Asif Ali Zardari being boycotted by the main opposition party, officials said.  Polling opened at 10:00 a.m. in the joint session of the National Assembly and Senate in the capital Islamabad and four provincial assemblies and […]

Zardari describes Malala symbol of young defiant girls

President Asif Ali Zardari has said that Malala Yousafzai is the symbol of young defiant girls in all climes and all ages wishing to seek education for their emancipation and rejecting extremism‚ tyranny and militancy. The President offered remarks shortly after she addressed the UN General Assembly on education on her 16th birthday. President Zardari […]

Pakistani Cricket faces crisis ahead of West Indies visit

Pakistani cricket faces crisis just days ahead of the West Indies tour as Chief selector for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Iqbal Qasim Thursday resigned that was followed by the abolition of the selection committee. Qasim resigned a day after he announced team for the West Indies series. Officials say that he quit after his […]

Achakzai brother appointed Balochistan governor

President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday appointed Muhammad Khan Achakzai, brother of Mehmood Khan Achakzai,  as Governor Balochistan. The decision was taken on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Muhammad is the elder brother of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) senior vice president Mehmood Khan Achakzai. On June 9, the president accepted resignation of Balochistan […]

China to consolidate strategic partnership with Pakistan, says Premier LI

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday that growing friendly relations with Pakistan was a firm policy of the Chinese government.   “No matter how the regional and international situation may evolve‚ China will remain committed to consolidating and developing its strategic partnership of cooperation with Pakistan‚” he said in his arrival statement and later at […]

Zardari congratulates Samina Baig for scaling Mount Everest

President Asif Ali Zardari has congratulated Samina Baig and her brother Mirza Ali for scaling the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. Samina Mirza 21 -is the first Pakistani lady scaled this peak.   Baig completed the climb to the summit at around 7:30 a.m. local time with her brother Mirza Ali‚ who becomes the third […]

Pakistan‚ China to sign MoUs during Chinese premier’s visit

Pakistan and China would sign several Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) for cooperation in various fields during the forthcoming visit of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.   Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary said at the weekly news briefing in Islamabad that details of these MoUs are being worked out.   […]

ECP orders KPK IGP’s removal

The Election Commission of Pakistan has directed caretaker government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to remove Inspector General Police.   Talking to newsmen in Election Commission Secretariat‚ Secretary ECP Ishtiaq Ahmad said on Friday that the Commission is trying to ensure impartiality in all four provinces.   Replying to a question about delaying reports‚ he said ECP […]

President & PM have no discretionary powers for judges appointment: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued its response on the presidential reference on the issue of judges’ appointment.   A five-member bench of the Supreme Court has given its opinion on the presidential reference saying that president and prime minister has no role in appointment of judges to the superior courts.   The bench headed […]

Will not let judiciary to be maligned; says Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed authorities to submit a copy of a letter written by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari to President Asif Ali Zardari in which he had accused the apex court of pressurising NAB officers and of interfering in their duties.   A three-member bench of the apex […]

NAB chief writes to President Zardari, says officers under pressure

Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari in a letter to President Asif Ali Zardari stated that NAB officers were under pressure from the Supreme Court has they were not being given enough time to investigate cases and to implement the court’s orders.   His letter that came to fore over a week […]

Presidency assures of no action against Tahirul Qadri’s long marchers

The Presidency clarified that potential crackdown would be taken against the sit-in being staged by supporters of Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran chief Dr Tahirul Qadri in Islamabad for the past three days.   It issued a clarification, making it clear that the issue would be settled through dialogue. Later, Interior Minister Rehman Malik also extended an offer […]


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