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Political alliance with PPP impossible; says Opposition Leader Chaudhary Nisar

Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N’s) Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has strongly ruled out any possibility of political alliance with Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP).   Talking to journalists in his chambers here on Friday, the opposition leader said that those contemplating this kind of alliance between PML-N […]

Lahore High Court orders federal government to construct Kalabagh dam

In what appeared to be a dramatics and shocking development, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday ordered the federal government to construct the Kalabagh dam.   LHC Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial issued the order while hearing petitions calling for the construction of the dam. The court directed the government in light of the decisions […]

OGRA, CNG station owners agree on new pricing formula

The pricing mechanism of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) has been agreed upon between the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) and the CNG stations owners.   According to the media reports, the price of the fuel gas has been fixed at 72.20 per kilogram for the region-1 and Rs.63.76/kg for the region-2.  It should […]

Imran Khan rules out any alliance with Pervez Musharraf

Ruling out any chance of alliance with former President Pakistan Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said that no alliance will be made with past dictators before or after the upcoming elections.   Expressing the post-election policies of his party in an interview with a private TV channel, the cricketer turned politician said […]

Working relationship possible with President Zardari; says Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Mian Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Asif Ali Zardari is a constitutional president and can administer oath to new prime minister, adding that working relations possible with Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP).   While speaking to a private TV channel, the former two-time premier said police department should be made free from […]

Interior Minister Rehman Malik warns of more attacks during Muharram

Condemning blasts in Karachi and Rawalpindi, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has warned that militants were preparing to target more sites across Pakistan in order to sabotage the ongoing Developing Eight (D-8) Summit.   The minister stated that miscreant elements are trying to destabilize the country, adding that they would not be able to succeed […]

Government has nothing to do with ban on motorbikes: Khursheed Shah

In what appeared to be an expected move, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Khursheed Ahmed Shah dissociated the government from Rehman Malik’s decision to ban riding motorbikes and cellular services in Quetta and Karachi.   The latest development showed supporters of Interior Minister Rehman Malik are dwindling day by day. The religious minister made it […]

Over 4 million unverified voters part of electoral lists

In quite a shocking revelation, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has revealed that there were around 4.8 million voters included in the electoral lists without any physical verification.   According to the reports, 3.2 million unverified voters are in Punjab, 0.662 million in Sindh, 0.583 million in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 0.167 million in the Federally Administered […]

President Zardari says elections will be on time and transparent

President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday assured that general elections will be held in time which will be completely free‚ transparent and fair in all manners. Addressing public gathering in Mandi Bahauddin, the president said he will respect the mandate of people and all measures have been taken to ensure holding of free and fair […]

Imran Khan says only youth can build new Pakistan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that 25 per cent of the party tickets will be given to the youth in the coming elections as only they could build new Pakistan. Addressing a PTI Youth Convention, the cricketer-turned-politician urged the youth to come forward and with their help will contest against the other political […]

Supreme Court seeks reports on Balochistan’s law and order situation

Expressing concerns over the deteriorating law and order situation in Balochistan, the Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a report from the federal government on how the Balochistan government was still operating despite the October 12 interim order. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary resumed the hearing of […]

President Zardari vows to make Pakistan polio-free country

Reiterating the government’s resolve to make Pakistan polio-free country, President Asif Ali Zardari said all efforts would be made for the complete eradication of the viral disease from the country. The president also directed health authorities to follow innovative strategies in reaching out to those parts of the populace that were still serving as reservoirs […]


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