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PPP dissidents accuse Zardari of deviating from Bhuttos’ principles

LAHORE: The PPP dissident group has finally announced mutiny against the PPP leadership on charges of deviating from the genuine philosophy of Bhuttos, saying the rebellion intended to save the party from potential disintegration.
"[Asif Ali] Zardari is wrong to think that he can do anything per his aspirations. We have stood up to fight for our rights," the disgruntled group, led by Senator Safdar Abbasi and Naheed Khan said on Sunday in a ceremony to mark PPP's founding day.

Nawaz made no commitment to cooperate with PPP, says...

ISLAMABAD: In his telephonic conversations with President Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on the occasion of Eidul Azha, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif did not commit to his party's unconditional cooperation with the PPP's top brass, Leader of Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Monday.
"The president and prime minister made phone calls to condole the death of Nawaz's uncle. After passing their condolences, Gilani told Nawaz that the

PPP woos PML-Q with ‘lucrative’ ERRA offer

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to appease its estranged allies and win the support of opposition parties on critical issues, the apparently cornered Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has started offering lucrative positions to them with the latest one of Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) chairmanship going to Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid Hamid Yar Hiraj.
The government on Monday appointed Hiraj chairman of ERRA after Altaf Saleem resigned.
Earlier, Jamiat

PPP isolated on GST, judges’ appointment

ISLAMABAD: As serious differences have developed in the four-party ruling coalition over the reformed general sales tax (GST) and the parliamentary committee on appointment of judges, it is for the first time in three years that the PPP appears to have lost the confidence of all its allies and stands alone to face belligerent opposition parties.
Although the PPP has so far been successful in keeping the coalition of strange bedfellows intact, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM),

ANP, MQM reject PPP parliamentary nominations on judges’ appointment

ISLAMABAD: Already isolated by its allies on the issue of the reformed General Tax (GST), the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) on Tuesday ignited yet another controversy by nominating four treasury members for the parliamentary committee to appoint judges of the superior judiciary without consulting the Awami National Party (ANP), the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
A statement issued by the President's House said the names of four

Lashkari resigns as PPP Balochistan president

QUETTA: PPP Balochistan President Senator Lashkari Raisani on Monday again resigned from his party office in protest against a party's ministers' attitude towards workers, and the federal government's lack of interest in resolving Balochistan's problems.
Despite numerous attempts, Raisani could not be contacted for comments.He had earlier resigned from the same position as well as from the membership of the Senate, but was later convinced by party seniors and workers to withdraw

Appointment of federal counsels – PPP dispenses favours to ‘jiyala’ lawyers

ISLAMABAD: In its first year in the government, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) bestowed a favour of Rs 12.673 million on the party's jiyala lawyers by making illegal appointments of federal counsels on retainership, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday.
An official document available with Pakistan Today indicates that the Law and Justice Division paid Rs 12.673 million on account of monthly reatainership fee to federal counsels during the financial year 2008-09.
The document

Sindh PPP angry with federal bureaucracy

KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party Sindh has urged the federal government to remove all the obstacles in the way of Sindh receiving international help directly to start rehabilitation and reconstruction programme that the provincial government had prepared.
PPP Sindh General Secretary Taj Haider, in his statement, said the province continued to suffer as the resources needed for draining out the standing water and rehabilitation were not reaching it expeditiously. Looking at the

PPP to start public campaign for LG polls: Faiza Malik

LAHORE: The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would soon start a public campaign for preparing for the local government (LG) elections and strengthening the party in the city, PPP Lahore Women Wing President Faiza Malik said on Saturday in a press release.
She said that the federal government would complete its constitutional tenure, as it had assumed power with the support of the masses instead of any state institution.
The PPP leader said that consistency in democracy was

PPP believes in serving the masses, says Babar

LAHORE: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) believes in serving the masses and not in acquiring power or amassing wealth, Federal minister for Law and parliamentary affairs Babar Awan said while talking to reporters after visiting PPP's Malik Mushtaq Awan on Tuesday
People were sick of the Punjab government and were resorting to suicide, he alleged, adding that 1000 had already taken their lives. "I fear the day when Punjabis will start committing collective suicides because of the

New PPP Punjab president by next week

LAHORE: PPP Co-chairman President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to announce the new leader of the party's Punjab chapter by next week, Pakistan Today learnt on Saturday.
Party insiders claimed that the PPP high command had finally decided to nominate an appropriate candidate so that coordination between the PPP central and provincial hierarchy could be improved.
Sources said Zardari delayed the nomination keeping in view the problems experienced by the party in the past when

Nisar hits out at PPP, prime minister

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-N on Thursday unleashed a campaign against the government targeting Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani for the first time and asking the Pakistan People's Party to pull out of the coalition in Punjab and join the opposition in the province.
"Your coalition partners are not supporting you... you are the leader of the House as long as you have the majority... we have not demanded mid-term elections but there would be nothing wrong in it if it

Sindh Assembly session – PPP lawmakers vent their spleen on TI’s...

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a motion against Transparency International over what they said was an attempt to malign the country by releasing the "purported" ratings of Pakistan on the World Corruption Index.
PPP's Sharjeel Inam Memon moved the motion on an out-of-turn basis that was passed unanimously by the House. MQM's MPA Heer Sohu objected on moving the motion out-of-turn, but Deputy Speaker Shahla Raza rejected her complaint. Earlier SIndh Law

Zardari tells PPP ministers in Sindh to prepare for LG polls

KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari has asked his party ministers in Sindh to start preparing for the local government elections slated to be held within six months, Fauzia Wahab told the media after the president's meeting with the party's provincial ministers at the Bilawal House on Monday.
The president was briefed on the performance and problems of the Sindh government's Home, Finance, Irrigation, Education and Excise departments. Giving the details of the meeting, Wahab said

PPP in control of all important bars after Asma’s win

LAHORE: With the victory of Asma Jhahangir's group in the SCBA elections, all active bar associations and bar councils of the country have come under the control of pro-government and pro-Pakistan People's Party lawyers' leadership.
It were bars and black coats of Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad that led the rest of the lawyers in the country over the years, but the same are now positioning in favour of the PPP men (lawyers) in a shift that will impact the future relation of the

PPP joining Opp in Punjab if ‘N’ doesn’t behave

ISLAMABAD: Disappointed with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has asked his party leadership to explore 'other options' as he now feels that enough is enough and the time has come to deal with the Sharifs-led party in the Punjab politically because a policy of reconciliation is not working any more.
Insiders told Pakistan Today that on the suggestion of the prime minister, the PPP leadership has decided that the party will sit on the

No commitment to PPP yet, says Elahi

Nawaz's arrogance blocked merger of all PML factions
The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) has not reached any commitment with the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) yet, Pervez Elahi said on Wednesday. Elahi said the "a week of meetings will now kick off in Jati Umrah after my meeting with PPP leader Babar Awan", adding that the PML-Nawaz would "now discover the importance of Punjab parliamentarians".
"Our doors are open to everyone. Babar Awan asked me for a