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People’s Unity in tatters as one faction mulls quitting PPP

People’s Unity in tatters as one faction mulls quitting PPP

KARACHI – Differences among various factions of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-backed People’s Unity of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Employees have reached a breaking point, with one of the factions mulling whether to quit the mother party altogether, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The People’s Unity is currently divided into two main factions: one is led by Kamran Chaudhry and the other by Syed Ahmer Ali alias Amir Shah. Chaudhry’s group is the one that led protests

Govt with people’s mandate has right to rule: Shujaat

LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain told reporters on Sunday that his recent meeting with President Asif Zardari was for national interests and every government with the people’s mandate should be given right to rule the country.
Accompanied by PML-Q Punjab President Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Shujaat was visiting Federal Minister Samina Khalid Ghurki to offer condolences on the death of her husband. He said that the army and judiciary

Faiz Aman Mela – A people’s poet for a private audience

LAHORE – The Faiz Aman Mela, a part of Faiz Centennial celebrations began on Sunday afternoon and attracted a huge audience at Lawrence Gardens, however many left the premises disappointed.
The event was organized by Pakistan Television who barred all other private channels from covering the event. The free entry event attracted a large gathering of general public to the mela. The program started around two o clock, where artists recited poetry and sang songs, both light and semi

Modern-day Pharaoh couldn’t survive people’s power

CAIRO: He survived 10 attempts on his life, and at 82 his health was a subject of speculation. But in the end, it was his people who brought down Egypt’s modern-day pharaoh.
Pulling off a second surprise in as many days, President Hosni Mubarak on Friday stepped down and handed over power to the army from whose ranks he emerged, his deputy Omar Suleiman announced on television. Until the outbreak of anti-government protests on January 25, Mubarak seemed insurmountable as

People’s Labour Bureau condemns bombings

LAHORE – People’s Labour Bureau (PLB) Punjab has condemned the bombings in Lahore and Karachi on Tuesday. “These acts are a part of a larger conspiracy to destabilize the country. Those who play with innocents were country’s enemies, and have nothing to do with Islam and Pakistan,” PLB Information Secretary Muhammad Saleem Mughal and Punjab General Secretary Khalid Bukhari said on Wednesday, and also appreciated the police’s role.

People’s rights not to be compromised: Nawaz

BAHAWALPUR – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz group’s leader Mian Nawaz Sharif has said his party does not want to pursue politics of confrontation adding no compromise on the rights of people will be made.
Mian Nawaz Sharif said this while talking to members of national and provincial assemblies from PML-N and its workers on Saturday. ealization of national agenda was top priority, he underlined. Sources told PML-N workers demanded of Mian Nawaz Sharif to dissociate PPP from Punjab

Three more missing people’s bodies found in Balochistan

QUETTA – Three more bullet-riddled bodies of Baloch missing persons, including those of a senior leader of Baloch National Movement and Baloch Republican Party, were recovered from Ormara and Khuzdar districts of Balochistan on Monday.
Levies officials said following reports, a team reached the spot and found two dead bodies dumped along the coastal highway, around 23kms away from Orama town near Coast Guard Camp. They were identified as Naseer Kamalan, senior member of the

Sudan’s Nuba peoples rally for greater freedom

KAUDA – Thousands of Sudanese demonstrated in the Nuba mountains on Saturday, demanding free and fair elections as a prelude to greater autonomy within the north, as a southern independence vote wrapped up.
In Kauda, a remote mountain town that is a stronghold of southern former rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement even though it lies in the northern state of South Kordofan, large crowds gathered chanting anti-government slogans and waving SPLM flags. “Down, down, old

PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS – a’Twilight’ and Katy Perry shine bright

LOS ANGELES – “Twilight” again stole the limelight at the People’s Choice awards on Wednesday, on a night that also saw big wins for singer Katy Perry and actor Johnny Depp at the start of the Hollywood awards season. Organizers said a record 175 million votes were cast on social media and on the internet for the favorite stars of television, movies and music in an awards show that is totally fan-driven.
Despite being the earliest of Hollywood’s glittering awards shows, the

MNA faces ‘gas-less’ people’s wrath

LAHORE – Angry citizens, protesting against gas shortage, at the Chungi Ferozepur Road, gave Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Naseer Bhutta a piece of their minds by forcing him to flee despite the fact that he had reached the spot to calm down the protesters, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to details, citizens irked at continuous gas and electricity outages, staged a protest against six to 10 hours of load shedding in various parts

‘PML-N has failed to fulfill people’s needs’

LAHORE – Former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) government in Punjab has failed to cater for the needs of masses, however, he added that Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) would complete all the development projects after regaining power in the province.
Addressing a public meeting in Nankana Sahib on Thursday, he said that PML-N was not performing its duties as a major opposition party and the Punjab government

‘Lahore royals’ will face people’s wrath in LG elections, says Awan

LAHORE: The self-proclaimed “Royals of Lahore” would face the people’s wrath in the upcoming local government (LG) elections for making anti-masses decisions, Federal Law Minister Senator Dr Babar Awan said on Sunday.
He made these remarks while addressing Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) workers at Muslim Town. Party leaders and workers were present in large numbers on the occasion and chanted slogans in the party’s favour. Awan said that he had failed to understand why the

Govt policies are shattering people’s confidence: Pervaiz

LAHORE: Flawed policies of the federal government are shattering the confidence of the masses and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has failed to show a commitment in resolving the problems of the nation, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Pervaiz Malik said on Monday in a press release.
He said that the federal government was playing havoc with the country and was busy in hurting the business community and the common man. Pervaiz said

LPG price hike adds to people’s woes

LAHORE: An increase in Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) prices by Rs 12 per kilogramme on Wednesday has left the people thunderstruck.
People have expressed displeasure over the decision of the government, adding that the officials did not care about the living conditions of the public. LPG is used in rickshaws and other means of transport used by the lower and the middle class.
Roadside stalls and khokhas also use it in their stoves. An increase in the prices of LPG will