Tag Archives: Peoples

From a national security state to a people’s state

LAHORE – Kissan Hall, located in a small street on the Mozang Road, is a place where Lahore’s re-emerging left (Leftist Parties, that is) convenes. It is the weekly host to the Marxism Day School and regular conventions for various Leftist political parties. On Wednesday, the Worker’s Party Pakistan organised a seminar, rather ironically titled, ‘National security and Pakistan.’ Settled at the speakers seats were Farooq Tariq (Labour Party Pakistan), Aasim Sajjad Akhtar (Worker’s

Ending protest camp, missing people’s relatives call for justice

ISLAMABAD – I miss my father so much and I want him around but it has been ages since I saw him last, said little girl, Mehlab Baloch, with tearful eyes while narrating her ordeal as a kid of one of several missing persons from Balochistan. She was talking to Pakistan Today after a press conference on Wednesday held by the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), a sister organisation of International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons. The news conference had been arranged at the end

Reopening of ZAB case is patriotic people’s demand: Palijo

KARACHI – It is a “cherished urge” and a “lasting demand of millions of patriotic Pakistanis” to reopen the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto case and rectify the historic wrong that has tarnished the image of our judiciary, Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo said on Tuesday. The minister was talking to the media prior to departing for Islamabad to attend the ZAB case reopening hearing in the Supreme Court. Palijo said that by sending a reference to the apex court for reopening this case, the

‘PPP govt taking steps for people’s welfare’

HAFIZABAD – The federal government is serving the masses according to the manifesto of PPP and taking steps to provide basic needs of life to the people at their doorsteps. These views were expressed by PPP Hafizabad President and Standing Committee for Labour and Human Resources Punjab Chairman Malik Fayyaz Ahmad Awan, addressing a ceremony held to pay tributes to Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Local leaders and activists of the party, in their speeches, paid glowing tributes to

Schwarzenegger owes success to US, people’s touch

PARIS – To hear Arnold Schwarzenegger explain the unlikely course of his life as an actor and politician, success boils down to two factors: living in the United States and being a man of the people.
The Austrian-born Schwarzenegger, who came to the United States at the age of 21, started his career as a professional bodybuilder before graduating to Hollywood and starring in blockbusters like “Terminator 2” and “True Lies”.
After winning an election to the governership of

Technocrats can’t understand people’s problems: Zardari

LARKANA – President Asif Ali Zardari said on Sunday that the technocrats and experts sitting in drawing rooms could not understand the problems of the people as they could not think like politicians and were not answerable to the people and history.
Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) would support women to set up businesses and become productive citizens of society. While addressing a function arranged by the BISP here to give away cheques to women for starting of

Reopening of ZAB case people’s voice: Raisani

QUETTA – Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani has praised President Asif Ali Zardari for his decision to file a reference for reopening the case of late prime minister and the founding chairman of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the chief minister welcomed the move to request the Supreme Court for reopening and re-conducting hearing into the judicial murder of the late PPP leader, saying the President Zardari’s

MPA’s friend found shot in Peoples House

LAHORE – A friend of PML-N MPA Asad Ullah Arain was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the MPA’s room in Peoples House located in front of the Punjab Civil Secretariat in the Islampura police precincts on Monday afternoon. Police have yet to ascertain whether the gun was triggered accidentally or he had committed suicide. The police are also investigating murder possibilities, said a senior police officer adding that it was too early to ascertain the motive or cause of

‘Government to ameliotrate people’s lot’

HAFIZABAD – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Hafizabad chapter President Malik Fayyaz Ahmad Awan has said that the government is committed to raising the living standard of the people. He was addressing a ceremony organised to inaugurate the Kutchery Road’s widening project that would be completed at a cost of Rs 18 million in three months. Former parliamentary secretary and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Mian Afzal Hussain Tarar, Hafizabad District Coordination Officer Muhammad