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PPP to live in history, actors only in headlines: Zardari

KARACHI - President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) government was not scared of political actors' thinking, threats and their propaganda, as "we are the followers of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto."
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of PIA employees housing scheme, the president said, "We would live in history and the political actors in headlines. This difference would always remain between them and us." He said the people of the

PPP CEC meeting today to discuss Bilawal’s entry into politics

ISLAMABAD - The central executive committee (CEC) of the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is meeting today (Sunday) at Naudero House, Larkana, under the joint chairmanship of party chief Bilawal Bhutto and co-chairman President Asif Ali Zardari.
A party source told Pakistan Today that the meeting could prove to be a launching pad for Bilawal's entry into mainstream politics. "There is a strong possibility that Bilawal announces the beginning of his political career during the

Estranged PPP activists demand probe into BB’s murder

LAHORE - A large number of activists from the rebel group of the PPP on Thursday took out a rally against the failure of Zardari's government in solving the case of Benazir Bhutto's assassination.
Activists, led by Sardar Hur Bokhari, Dr Zahid Akram and Nisar Safdar at the Regal Chowk, staged a sit-in before the Punjab Assembly. Holding banners, placards and party flags, the PPP workers condemned the way present government was treating the case and chanted slogans against the

PPP and MQM can’t decide who’s boss

KARACHI - Yet another development venture - the much-awaited Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Transit CNG Bus Project - is in limbo because of political bickering between the ruling Pakistan People's Party and its coalition partner the MQM.
The PPP-led Sindh government and the MQM are at odds over who should take credit for the project, delaying the much-awaited scheme for the past 20 months, well-placed sources in the Sindh Transport Department told Pakistan Today.
Under the plan, at

MML broadening base to counter PML-N and PPP

ISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Muslim League (MML), a four-party alliance of Muslim League factions, has geared up its efforts to form a broad-based political alliance to create a third force to challenge the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), sources said.
A source in the MML told Pakistan Today that the alliance was now contacting heads of smaller parties to form a broad-based political alliance.
"Ijazul Haq and Salim Saifullah recently held

‘Media, not Mirza, driving wedge between PPP, MQM’

KARACHI - While Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza roared at a press conference on Saturday that he stood by his statement of target killers' association with political parties, including the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Senior Education and Literacy Minister Pir Mazharul Haq accused the media of creating a rift between coalition partners.
Addressing a press conference at the PPP Media Cell, Haq claimed that there was no serious difference between the PPP and the MQM. In

Lund leaves PPP for PML-Q

LAHORE - Renowned politician, lawyer and Peoples Lawyers Forum (PLF) Vice President Sardar Zafer Lund along with other companions said good-bye to PPP on Friday.
Inspired by the people friendly steps of Pervez Elahi, he said he was joining PML-Q. He was accompanied by Abdul Gaffar Khan Hamdani, Muhammad Ali Patafi, Sharif Sajid and many others. He made this announcement during a meeting with Elahi at his residence.
He expressed his confidence in the leadership of Chaudhry

PPP shifting political strategy in Sindh

KARACHI: PPP Sindh Media Cell In-charge Sharjeel Inam Memon's prompt move to back Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza following the MQM's 10-day notice to the PPP over the home minister's tirade against the party clearly suggests a shift in the PPP's political strategy in the province.
People closely watching the PPP's politics are of the view that due to the changing political situation in the country, the PPP would quickly distance itself from the MQM in the coming days in an

MQM gives PPP 10 days to explain Mirza’s tirade

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement's Rabita Committee on Wednesday termed the JUI-F's move to part ways with the government as the latter's democratic right, but it also gave a 10-day notice to the PPP to explain its position on Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza's recent "provocative" speech.
"The PPP should explain its position within 10 days whether Dr Zulfiqar Mirza's provocative speech was based on his personal views or the party's policy, otherwise, the MQM will

PPP contacts PML-Q for damage control

ISLAMABAD: After the JUI-F's decision to quit the ruling coalition, the PPP immediately contacted PML-Q to preempt any move to destabilise the government.
Law Minister Dr Babar Awan on Tuesday called PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain seeking his support in the changing political scenario where "the number game in parliament is going to play a pivotal role in the days to come".
A source in the PML-Q told Pakistan Today that Awan urged Shujaat not to delay the

Both PPP, PML-N pursuing power agenda: ex-MNA

FAISALABAD: Former City District nazim Rana Zahid Tauseef has criticised both the major political parties, the Pakistan People's Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-N, and predicted that the masses will vote them out of power in the next general elections.
"There is a widespread anger among the people against these parties and they are fed up with them," the PML-Q leader and ex-MNA said. "There is a gross dissatisfaction prevailing in the community because they are pursuing a

PPP not to allow privatisation of educational institutions, says Babar Awan

LAHORE: The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would not allow privatisation of educational institutions, Federal Law Minister Senator Dr Babar Awan said on Saturday. He made these remarks while talking to journalists after meeting members of teacher's Joint Action Committee (JAC).
Awan said that the board of governors (BoG) was a corrupt body and the law did not allow its establishment. He said that baton-charging had become the Punjab Police's custom and condemned police torture of

PPP will never tolerate injustice with students or teachers: Jahangir Badar

LAHORE: The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would never tolerate injustice with students or teachers and the Punjab government would have to review its policies in this regard, PPP Secretary General Senator Jahangir Badar said on Friday while protesting against police torture of students and teachers outside the Punjab Assembly.
He made these remarks in a press conference at the Lahore Press Club. Badar said that using force could never achieve positive results and baton-charging

‘PPP not making alliance for LB polls’

CHICHAWATNI: PPP MNA Zahid Iqbal has said that PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari had announced that 2011 would be the year of local government elections, adding the party would participate in these elections without allying with any party.
Zahid said that he was available for the people of his constituency and they could access him for any problem. He was talking to media men at Central Anjuman-e-Tajran Chief Patron Abdul Salam's house here during a party meeting.

PPP ministers slam PML-N for negligence

LAHORE: Punjab ministers Raja Riaz and Ashraf Sohna from the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) said on Monday during the 21st session of the Punjab Assembly that the Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has always created hurdles in serving the masses.
It was a routine start of proceeding but just before the question hour session PPP legislator Hassan Murtaza drew the attention of the house over the issue of the exploitation of sugarcane growers by the sugar mill owners. e said that the mill

PPP starts restructuring Punjab chapter

LAHORE: The Pakistan People's Party (PPP), as part of its preparations for the upcoming local government (LG) elections, has started restructuring its Punjab chapter, Pakistan Today has learnt. State Minister of Communications and newly-appointed PPP Punjab President Chaudhry Imtiaz Safdar Warraich in order to organise party workers and stalwarts, has summoned the PPP Punjab Executive Council meeting on Friday at the party provincial secretariat at Faisal Town, Lahore.

Internal divide widens as PPP sacks Naheed

ISLAMABAD: Serious internal divisions widened in the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) on Monday as the party leadership suspended the basic membership of Naheed Khan - political secretary and a close confidante of slain PPP leader Benazir Bhutto - for accusing the party leadership of "nepotism and cronyism".
In an emergency meeting held under the chairmanship of PPP Rawalpindi District President Amir Fida Paracha, the PPP leaders suspended Naheed's basic party membership for