Tag: Party

PML-Q MPs want party to steer clear of ‘unreliable’ Fazl

ISLAMABAD - A majority of PML-Q lawmakers in the joint parliamentary party meeting on Thursday called the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Fazlur Rehman "unreliable" and advised the Chaudhrys to avoid striking any power-sharing deal with the JUI-F in Balochistan.
A source in the PML-Q told Pakistan Today that the party parliamentarians were sceptical about Fazl's departure from the coalition, saying he would rejoin the government soon. He said a number of party lawmakers also

India’s struggling Congress party vows anti-corruption drive

NEW DELHI - India's ruling Congress party on Sunday vowed to fight corruption by fast-tracking court cases, as the government tried to overcome stinging criticism after a string of financial scandals. Party president Sonia Gandhi, the key powerbroker of Indian politics, told the annual Congress leadership conference in New Delhi that the 125-year-old party must show zero tolerance of corruption to survive.
The pledge followed a telecom scandal that deadlocked an entire session of

PML-N workers are precious asset to party: Sanaullah

FAISALABAD - Punjab Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah acknowledged the contribution of PML-N workers from PP-70 to the restoration of democracy and called them a valuable asset.
The minister said this during a visit to the under-construction project of General Hospital Samanabad. "I assure you that your sacrifices for the party will not go waste," he said.
The occasion was attended by Superintending Engineer (SE) Ghazanfar Hussain, EDO (Health) Dr Rasheed Ahmed, Executive

India’s ruling Congress party meets amid controversies

NEW DELHI - India's ruling Congress party began three days of soul-searching on Saturday as it goes through its roughest political patch in the six years since it was returned to power.
The party's plenary session comes as authorities probe what could be India's biggest corruption case -- a mobile phone licensing scandal which cost the nation 40 billion dollars in lost revenue. Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, India's most powerful politician, is due on Sunday to address the

Mubarak’s party poised for sweeping Egypt poll triumph

CAIRO: Egypt on Tuesday awaited the final results of a parliamentary election that are set to deliver sweeping gains for President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party and all but demolish the Islamist opposition. Rights groups say the vote was marked by widespread violence and fraud, while the United States has voiced concern over "intimidation by security forces" on election day.
According to government daily Al-Ahram, the National Democratic Party (NDP) won more than 170 of 508

SC rejects Suu Kyi’s lawsuit over party dissolution

YANGON: Myanmar's Supreme Court has refused to hear democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's lawsuit against the junta for dissolving her party ahead of elections, an official in the army-ruled country said Monday.
"The case was rejected by the Supreme Court in Naypyidaw," a government official, who did not want to named, told AFP.
Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) was disbanded for boycotting the November 7 vote in response to rules that seemed designed to bar the

British PM condemns student riot at party HQs

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday branded the ugly riots at his party's headquarters "completely unacceptable" after a student protest over tuition fees turned violent.
Cameron also criticised the "inadequate" police response, saying there had only been a small number of officers deployed to protect the London building housing the Conservative Party's offices when the violence broke out Wednesday.
Fifty people were arrested and bailed after thousands

Army-backed party sweeps Myanmar election

YANGON: Myanmar's biggest military-backed party won the country's first election in 20 years by a landslide on Tuesday after a carefully choreographed vote denounced by pro-democracy parties as rigged to preserve authoritarian rule.
Opposition parties conceded defeat but accused the military junta of fraud and said many state workers had been forced to support the army-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) in advance balloting ahead of Sunday's vote.

PML-N sets fourth deadline for party reorganisation

ISLAMABAD: After failure to meet three deadlines set earlier for the party's reorganisation, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided that intra-party elections from the unit to the central level should be completed by January 15, 2011.
In a PML-N central organising committee meeting, it also decided that intra-party elections at the local as well as provincial and central levels should be completed before January 15 next year. PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif had dissolved

PML-Q parliamentary party to meet tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) has summoned its joint parliamentary party meeting on Thursday at Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain's residence to discuss prevalent political situation in the country.
Sources told Pakistan Today on Tuesday that party's top brass particularly the Chaudhry brothers would take the party lawmakers into confidence over the PPP and PML-Q parleys as well as the party's stance on a PML unification move.
They said a number of party MNAs

PML-Q-PPP contact – PML-Q leaders want clear strategy by party

ISLAMABAD: Frustrated with the dark in which they have been kept by the party's central command over the possible unification of the Muslim Leagues and the party's parleys with the Pakistan People's Party, the PML-Q parliamentarians have asked the Chaudhrys to convene a party CEC meeting and devise a clear policy.
"When we are asked to comment by someone on the PML unification move or our party's growing proximity with the PPP, we having nothing to talk about, as details on these

Joining PPP-led coalition – PML-Q facing resistance within party

Some elements in the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid are opposed to joining the Pakistan People's Party-led coalition, Pakistan Today learnt on Tuesday.
According to a source close to Chaudhrys, the PPP move to rope in the PML-Q might not work as the party does not only want to join the coalition in the centre but also wants a power-sharing deal in Punjab. The source said that the PPP had invited the PML-Q to join the PPP-led coalition government in the centre.

ANP won’t replace Asfandyar as party head

The Awami National Party (ANP) has shelved a proposal to elevate party President Asfandyar Wali Khan to the post of Rahbar and appoint a new leader in his place - just to keep the party intact and avoid any internal divide and breach of the party constitution.
The ANP is now set to follow PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, who had got himself elected for a third term in violation of party constitution. As per the decision, Asfandyar will be elected the party

Big B’s 68th Birthday Party

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, back from Pusan Film Festival in Korea, were by dad Amitabh Bachchan's side to celebrate his 68th birthday on October 11.
Late in the afternoon Big B, flanked by Aishwarya and Abhishek, went over to his office Janak which is right next to his Jalsa bunglow in Juhu, for a media interaction.
Aishwarya looked angelic in a white churidar set - Lucknow embroidery kurta and dupatta embellished with sequins and churidar. She accessorized with