Posts tagged as: Senator Raza Rabbani

PPP boycotts presidential polls

Pakistan Peoples Party y Friday announced boycott of the presidential elections as a protest against change in the election date. The Election Commission of Pakistan had previously set August 6 for the presidential elections, however, the Supreme Court ordered the elections to be held on July 30th on a request by the ruling Pakistan Muslim […]

Rehman Malik vows to appeal against Sindh High Court’s decision against bans on motorbikes and cellular services

Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Friday announced that he would appeal in the Supreme Court against the Sindh High Court’s decision against the ban imposed on motorcycles in Karachi on the first day of Muharram.   Defending his earlier decision to ban motorcycles from the roads in Karachi and Quetta, he said that the […]

Election Commission of Pakistan extends deadline for declarations over dual-nationality

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has extended the deadline for submission of declarations by parliamentarians that they did not hold dual citizenship until November 30.   A private TV channel quoting Additional Secretary of the ECP Mohammad Afzal Khan as saying that the decision to extend the deadline was made on the request of […]

Prime Minister Raja Pervez orders uninterrupted funding for Balochistan’s development projects

In order to win back the people of Balochistan, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Monday said the government despite its financial constraints will continue appropriate funding for public welfare programmes of the province. While presiding a high-level meeting on Balochistan, the newly elected premier reviewed the law and order situation, progress on Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan package […]

PML-N continues protest in parliament

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the second largest party in Parliament staged walked out from National Assembly and Senate, vowing to continue protest until Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani resigned from his post. The opposition boycotted the debate on President Asif Ali Zardari’s address to the both houses of the parliament. Senator Zafar Ali […]

Washington seeks enduring ties with Islamabad

After parliament backed new guidelines prepared by the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) to revise foreign policy, the United States said it seeks enduring and well-defined relations with Islamabad. Victoria Nuland, the US State Department spokeswoman, while reacting over the decision of the Pakistani parliament said that the US had been reviewing the 14-point […]

Fazlur Rehman ends boycott of Parliamentary Committee on National Security meeting

Showing little flexibility and withdrawing from his earlier position, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman conditionally agreed to end his boycott to attend the proceedings of Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS). He made the announcement following a series of meetings with President Asif Ali Zardari, PCNS Chairperson Senator Raza Rabbani and Pakistan’s Ambassador […]

Senator Raza Rabbani says that NATO should issue an unconditional apology to Pakistan

Pakistani lawmakers have opened a debate on the terms of the nation’s re-engagement with the United States after ties were all but severed following deadly American air-strikes on Pakistani troops in November. “Pakistan wants to pursue good relations with every country, Pakistan also wants to pursue its own national interest,” foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar […]

Raza Rabbani terms KESC economic terrorist

Despite strong rebuttal, the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) once again at the receiving end of Senator Raza Rabbani’s criticism, who called it an ‘economic terrorists’. Senator Raza Rabbani, one of the strong political figures of PPP, while speaking on a point of order in the Senate, said that the KESC was robbing the people […]

Senate forces government to gun down US drones

Senate forces government to gun down US drones The government experienced strong criticism from the Senate on a variety of issues on Tuesday where they insisted an immediate implementation of the execution of US drones, which are constantly attacking on Pakistan’s sovereignty. The Senators wedged their protest against the recent US drone attacks in North […]

Senate agrees to charge Musharraf under article 6 of the constitution

Senate agrees to charge Musharraf under article 6 of the constitution Islamabad: (Monday, January 23, 2012) The Senate here today unanimously passed a resolution against former President General (retd.) Pervez Musharraf and has demanded his arrest upon arrival to Pakistan along with registration of a case under article 6 of the constitution. The resolution that […]

Debate over formation of new provinces is unconstitutional, says Senator Raza Rabbani

Debate over formation of new provinces is unconstitutional, says Senator Raza Rabbani Senator Raza Rabbani has strictly opposed the idea of formation of new provinces to be debated in the National Assembly and declared it as unconstitutional. Rabbani, the draughtsman of 18th amendment came forward on the issue of development of new provinces, saying that […]


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