Tag: Parties

All parties, barring PPP and MQM, set to strike on Friday

The majority of parties operating in Karachi have issued a shutter-down strike call for Friday against the treatment being meted out by the management...

Political parties upset over delay in probe commission

As the country continues to face terrorism unabated, the latest one being the attack on PNS Mehran base, the inordinate delay on the part...

Govt takes political parties along on national issues: PM

The PPP-led coalition government has always consulted all political forces on major national issues and succeeded in building a consensus national policy, Prime Minister...

Political parties divided on implementation of parliament’s resolution

As the largest opposition party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is determined to give the nation good news and sees no impediments in the...

Religious parties unhappy with house count in city

KARACHI - All religious parties have expressed their reservations about the house count in Karachi, demanding that process should be held in a transparent manner.
In a meeting with Sindh Census Commissioner Noor Mohammad Leghari, Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi Division Amir Mohammad Hassan Mehanti - while leading a delegation of religious parties - expressed dissatisfaction

All parties should welcome MQM in Punjab: Firdous

ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Sunday that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) should be welcomed in Punjab for playing a role in the national mainstream.
Talking to the state-run Pakistan Television, the information minister said that the government wanted to maintain a political environment where all parties could work to solve the problems of masses in accordance with their manifestoes.
She said, "The hearts of

UK to hold wedding street parties

LONDON - Thousands of street parties will be held across Britain to celebrate Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton next month, local government officials said on Saturday, as royal wedding fever grips parts of the country.
In London alone, some 500 requests have been made to councils to close down roads so locals can get out the bunting and set up their fold-up tables for the traditional get-togethers, held in honor of major state occasions.
"Street parties are an

Religious parties condemn doctors’ strike

LAHORE - Condemning the five-weeks long doctors' strike, eight religious parties on Saturday asked the Punjab government to take punitive steps against doctors.
In a joint meeting held at the Data Darbar, leaders of the Aalmi Tanzeem-e-Ahle Sunnat, Sunni Ulema Pakistan, Pakistan Muslim Front, Tehreek-e-Namoos-e-Risalat, Mashaikh Ahle Sunnat Pakistan, Anjuman Aashqan-e-Rasool, Markazi Milad Committee and Aalmi Jamaat-e-Ahle Sunnat demanded the immediate removal of doctors from

Census in Sindh – PPP ropes in nationalist parties

KARACHI - The ruling PPP and Sindh's nationalist parties have joined hands to ensure a transparent population census in the province. The decision was taken on Friday at a meeting held in PPP's Provincial General Secretary Taj Haider's office.
Sindh United Party chief Syed Jalal Mahmood Shah - the head of the newly-constituted Sindh Census Monitoring Committee by the nationalist parties - and the leaders of other Sindh-based parties attended the meeting.
"It is an important

Portuguese president meets parties on crisis

LISBON - Portugal's president consulted political leaders on Friday on whether to call a snap election -- as most parties want -- after the Socialist prime minister resigned. The crisis could force Portugal to request a bailout from the European Union and International Monetary Fund after months of desperate struggle to avoid one, becoming the third euro zone country to seek aid, after Greece and Ireland.
The crisis, which was sparked by parliament's rejection on Wednesday of

Parties want resumption of political activities in FATA

PESHAWAR - After a series of discussions on reforms in Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) during the last six months, the major political parties have agreed on a single-point agenda to ask President Asif Ali Zardari to extend Political Order 2002 to the tribal region through a notification.
According to reliable sources, the parties have unanimously agreed on the one-point which needs a simple notification from the presidency. "The president should keep his promise that

Religious parties vent ire on US, Terry Jones

LAHORE - The Jamaat e Islami (JI) and Tehreek-e Hurmat-e-Rasool(THR) took out separate rallies in the city on Wednesday to condemn the desecration of the Holy Quran by an American pastor. The JI organized its rally at Wahdat Road Park where hundreds of men, women and children turned up to condemn the sacrilegious act. The participants of the rally marched from Wahdat Road Park up to Muslim Town Mor. They were carrying placards condemning the devilish pastor's blasphemous act. Holding

Opp parties claim achievement

ISLAMABAD - Opposition parties on Tuesday called their walkout from parliament during the president's address to the joint sitting "a positive achievement that could bear fruit in future", however, they did not directly hit out at President Asif Ali Zardari's speech.
Talking to Pakistan Today after his party's walkout, PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain pointed out that his party legislators had walked out to protest the skyrocketing prices, unabated drone attacks, hasty

Religious parties rally against Davis’ release

SAHIWAL - The religious parties took out a protest rally against the possible release of Remand Davis. The rally started from Jamia Uloom-e-Sharia and ended at Sadar Chowk, passing through the main bazaar. The participants of the rally were holding banners inscribed with a slogan 'Remand Davis should be hanged'. They said the government was adopting a weak policy on the issue, but people would not allow the government to release the killer of the innocent Pakistanis.

Reaction to attack on Jalali exposes religious parties

LAHORE - The motives of the religious parties have been exposed by their reaction over the attack on Markazi Jamaat-i-Ahle Sunnat Chief Organizer Maulana Abid Jalali.
Hardliner Brelvi Maulana Jalali remained unhurt in firing by unidentified people in the wee hours of last Saturday in Gujranwala. When contacted, Maulana Abid Jalali told Pakistan Today that the attack could be a conspiracy of his own school of thought.
"I am exposing the teachings of Karam Shah, so his

Parties denounce cabinet

ISLAMABAD: Major political parties, on Friday, rejected the new cabinet saying that the change was cosmetic as the same people were taking oath as federal ministers.
PML-N Central Leader Khawaja Saad Rafique, terming the new cabinet as the same old medicine with new label said, "This medicine cannot cure the disease suffered by Pakistan." He, however, congratulated those who had refused to become a part of the new cabinet. "Kaira, Gondal and Qureshi have proven to be prudent