Tag: Opposition

Opposition gives tough time to excise minister in PA

LAHORE: Punjab Excise and Taxation Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman on failed to satisfy opposition members on their queries during the question hour session in the Punjab Assembly on Monday. The opposition members gave the minister a tough time and finally the minister, while admitting the failure of the department to achieve target set for property tax collection for the fiscal years 2007-08 and 2008-09, claimed upward trend in revenue collection after the said years.
He said it

Egypt opposition threatens to boycott runoff

CAIRO: Egypt's Islamist and secular opposition said on Wednesday they may pull out of a runoff after a crushing defeat by President Hosni Mubarak's party in weekend polls marred by alleged fraud and violence.
Such a move would leave barely any opposition contesting the second round and deal another blow to the credibility of the elections after Egypt came in for heavy criticism from its ally the US and human rights groups. Official figures showed Mubarak's National Democratic

Opposition flexes muscles as GST likely in NA today

ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties in the National Assembly are all set to take on the government, which is likely to table the reformed general sales tax (RGST) bill in both Houses of the parliament today (Friday).
A well-placed source confided to the Pakistan Today that tabling a controversial piece of legislation in an already explosive situation in the lower house of the parliament could land the PPP-led government in hot waters.
PML-N senior leader and Opposition Leader

Ivory Coast opposition leader lodges challenge to poll

ABIDJAN: Ivory Coast opposition leader Henri Konan Bedie has challenged the results of an election in which he came third, failing to make the second round run-off, a spokesman said on Friday.
Ivory Coast's first election in a decade left Bedie with around 25 percent of the vote, against President Laurent Gbagbo's 38 percent and challenger Alassane Ouattara's 32 percent. Gbagbo and Ouattara now head to the second round scheduled for Nov 28.
The long-delayed poll in the