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PPP leaders also unhappy with possible PML-Q alliance

ISLAMABAD: The newfound courtship between the Pakistan People's Party and the PML-Q has not only annoyed some 'Q' leaders, but also some PPP stalwarts are also cross with the leadership for giving political space to the Chaudhrys of Gujrat.
A source in the PPP told Pakistan Today that some PPP Punjab stalwarts had also opposed the potential PPP-PML-Q alliance due to their conventional rivalries with the Chaudhrys. "Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Nazar Muhammad Gondal

PPP leader, governor’s PS make statements

Pakistan People's Party Punjab Information Secretary Dr Fakharuddin Chaudhry and Punjab Governor's Principal Secretary Ahmed Nawaz Sukhaira appeared at the FIA office on Monday to record their statements on a report of the Special Branch regarding the alleged assassination plot of the Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Sharif.
After getting his statement recorded, the PPP Punjab information secretary told reporters that the conspiracy was an attempt to taint the

PPP, PML-Q agree on ‘strengthening’ democracy

The PPP is following the principle of inclusiveness by taking all political forces along whether in parliament or outside it, Law Minister Babar Awan said on Monday.
Addressing a joint press conference with PML-Q leader Pervaiz Elahi, Awan said the elected government's term duration was written in the constitution, adding that bringing an in-house change in the parliament or provincial assemblies was the right of the democratic forces.
To a question regarding the

‘Unification bloc’ urges CM to oust PPP from cabinet

The unification bloc in the Punjab Assembly has been mounting pressure on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to oust the PPP from the provincial cabinet.
A source in the unification bloc - which consists of MPAs of the PML-Q - told Pakistan Today that the group was urging the PML-N to show the door to the PPP at the earliest, as a further delay could spoil relations between the PML-N and the unification bloc.
He said a majority of MPAs affiliated with the

PPP says it lost 23 activists to recent violence

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Karachi division on Friday issued a list of party activists, who the party said were murdered in the recent wave of violence in city.
The issuance of the PPP's list coincided with Muttahida Qaumi Movement's call for an operation against criminals in Lyari, a stronghold of the PPP. According to the list, out of the 75 people killed in street shooting incidents 23 were PPP activists.
PPP's list said Noor-ul Haq Ansari, Mohammad Akbar,

PPP takes MQM, ANP on board for peace in Karachi

The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Thursday decided that no military operation would be carried out in the Karachi city to control the recent spate of violence, after Online news service reported earlier in the day that the president and the prime minister had decided in principle to give a green signal to a selective offensive in Karachi to control the spiraling violence that has so far killed over 100 people.
Online quoted

Ruckus in PA as PPP berates PML-N’s attack on Sindh govt

LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly on Wednesday was the scene of a uproar after a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) legislator made a derogatory comment against the Sindh government, while the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) reciprocated in the same coin.
The tense situation arose when the coalition partners - the PPP and PML-N - charged each other with corruption and some PPP lawmakers staged a token walkout from the House over the presence of Prosecution Secretary Rana Maqbool in the

PPP accuses Punjab govt of corruption, raps bureaucracy

LAHORE: The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) legislators' difference of opinion sparked the Punjab Assembly proceedings on Monday when the PPP members of provincial assembly (MPAs) condemned the 'indifferent attitude' of the bureaucracy leveled allegations of corruption against the Punjab government.
With Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Iqbal in the chair, the house proceedings were running smoothly until PPP MPA Shaukat Basra said that the MPAs

Much remains to be resolved between PPP and MQM

KARACHI: A joint press conference by Pakistan People's Party's (PPP) Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) central leader Dr Farooq Sattar at MQM headquarters on Monday hinted that much remains to be resolved between the two coalition partners.
Sources said an intense meeting was held, in which the MQM leaders bluntly put forward their reservations and demands to the interior minister. Addressing the joint press conference, Malik said all those

PPP falls apart – PPP Benazir vows to avenge BB’s assassination

A dissident group within Pakistan People's Party made their first public appearance under Arbab Hizar Hayyat Khan from Kyber Pukhtukhwa, announcing the formation of PPP Shaheed Benazir group and said they their party would take revenge of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
He said that PPP was established by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto for the poor masses and after Benazir Bhutto's assassination, Zardari had tarnished the image of the party by ignoring the problems of the people. The

PPP condemns PML-N’s anti-Zardari statements

Secretary Finance Pakistan People's Party Punjab (PPP), Aurangzeb Burki condemned the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) policy of targeting President zardari's personality and said that it may harm federation.
He said that it was an "old practice" of Sharif brothers and they were trying to outdo their benefactors, saying that the people will not fall for their tactics. Only democracy would lead the country to progress and prosperity and that masses would reject the