Posts tagged as: Raza Rabbani

Imran Khan returns from London, to begin hectic consultations

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan returned home on Thursday from London and will discuss with party leaders the presidential elections and the proposed conference of political parties on national security. The government had postponed the conference due to the absence of Imran Khan who had gone to the UK for treatment. Interior Minister, Ch. […]

Major parties candidates submit papers for presidential elections

Candidates for election to the office of the President Wednesday submitted nomination papers that marks formal begging the process for the presidential elections. The elections were previously scheduled to be held on August 6, however, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan to hold polls on July 30. The ruling Pakistan […]

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 […]

Gov’t misses assemblies’ dissolution, polls dates agreed with Qadri

The government has failed to announce dates for assemblies and parliamentary elections in a timeframe agreed with Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri.   A government negotiation team and Chief of Pakistan Awami Tahreek, Dr Qadri, had agreed to announce the dates of dissolution of national and provincial assemblies and date for general elections during seven to 10 days […]

Raza Rabbani urges supremacy of parliament

Senator Raza Rabbani on Saturday emphasized the need of consultations between the parliament and the army, adding that the final decision should be taken by the former. Raza Rabbani, who is also chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS), while speaking to the Youth Parliament said, “The parliament made a good initiative, army […]

Contempt of Court bill sails thru Senate

In an apparent bid to save the new prime minister from disqualification, the Senate passed a bill that would exempt senior government figures from contempt of court proceedings, brushing aside severe criticism from opposition as well as treasury benches. It is vital to mention here that the bill had already been passed by the National […]

PPP leaders oppose Dual-Nationality amendment bill

Senator Raza Rabbani and Senator Aitzaz Ahsan, the senior leaders of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) expressed resentment over the dual-nationality amendment bill introduced in Senate. It is vital to add here that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Awami National Party (ANP) staged walkouts against the proposed amendment. Aitzaz Ahsan, the renowned lawyer, said, “Whenever […]

Pakistani legislators proposes highest civil award for Manto

Although it is quite late, it is a welcoming move on behalf of the Pakistani politicians to propose an award for Saadat Hasan Manto, the great story-writer and literary figure of Sub-continent. In order to acknowledge the services and literary work of Manto, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Mian Raza Rabbani requested President Asif Ali […]

PML-N disrupts parliament’s session

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmakers intensified their protest against Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani in both the National Assembly and Senate, keeping with their promise to not rest till the exit of the premier. The PML-N Senators walked out of the Upper House, threatening to continue the protest till the prime minister’s resignation, […]

PCNS recommendations to implement later and spirit; says Prime Minister Gilani

Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani assured the joint-sitting of parliament that his government will implement the recommendations of Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) on new terms of engagement with the United States in letter and spirit. He observed, “Today’s resolution will enrich your respect and dignity. Our partnership cannot be at the cost […]

Pakistani parliament unanimously approves foreign policy reboot

In a bid to put bilateral ties back on track with the United States, the Pakistani parliament has given a sudden and unanimous approval to the revised guidelines in terms of engagements with America and its allied countries. A joint-sitting of the parliament held on Thursday to go down for a new history in the […]

Parliamentary Committee on National Security links resumption of NATO supply with drone strikes

Linking the resumption of NATO supply line with a halt in drone strikes, the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) finalized its recommendations for new terms of engagement with the United States. Sources said parties from across the political ambit are close to converging on re-engagement with the US and allied countries. Lawmakers are ready […]


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