Tag: Wont

PML-Q won’t move no-confidence motion against CM, says Zaheer

LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Q parliamentary leader in Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Zaheeruddin has said that his opposition party will not move a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, as they did not have the required number of legislators to do so.
Addressing a news conference at the Muslim League House on Friday, Zaheer said that the PML-Q was not in a position to present any such move in the House, however, he pledged to continue exposing the "other" face

PPP won’t let Punjab govt fall if Nawaz realises mistake: Babar

ISLAMABAD - Federal Law Minister Babar Awan on Monday said the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would not let the provincial government fall and derailment of democracy in the Punjab, if Nawaz Sharif realised the mistake of indulging in horse-trading and get rid of his advisors promoting floor-crossing in the province. "People make mistakes and if they realise their mistakes, they should be forgiven.
If Nawaz Sharif realising the mistake gets rid of his advisors involved in

PPP won’t take confrontational path: Zardari

KARACHI - President Asif Ali Zardari told a meeting of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leaders at Bilawal House on Sunday that it was sad that politics of "horse-trading" had been adopted by friends in Punjab but the PPP would defend democracy and would not take the path of confrontation.
The PPP was a democratic party, he said, and would not like to use undemocratic means in a difficult time because it did not want to harm the democratic system. The president vowed that the party

Gilani won’t shut door on PML-N

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani told parliamentarians at the Parliament House on Friday that despite the Pakistan Muslim League-N's grievances against the Pakistan People's Party-led government, it would continue to follow its policy of reconciliation.
"This (reconciliation) policy has introduced a new political culture of tolerance and cooperation in the democratic system. We will continue the policy of taking all political forces on board on national issues,

Raja Riaz says motion won’t be tabled against Shahbaz

LAHORE - The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Punjab has decided against taking the PML-N head on, as Senior Minister Raja Riaz hinted on Thursday that a no-confidence motion against Shahbaz Sharif would not be tabled even if the PPP was ousted from the Punjab coalition government.
Talking to reporters, Riaz said the PPP wanted to continue with its policy of reconciliation and the PPP would not move a no-confidence motion against the Punjab chief minister in any case. "We will sit

People won’t let rulers free Raymond: Imran

PESHAWAR - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said corrupt rulers of the country would be ousted as had been witnessed in Tunisia and Egypt. Addressing Insaf Students Federation (ISF), Peshawar chapter youth convention, at Shahi Tehmas Ground, he warned, "Our leaders are helpless before the US, but if they try to release Raymond Davis, they will not escape from the anger of the masses.
Thousands of ISF activists hailing from different public and

Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

ATHENS - Greek police clashed with protesters on Wednesday as around 100,000 workers, pensioners and students marched to parliament in protest at austerity policies aimed at helping Greece cope with a huge debt crisis. Riot police fired scores of rounds of teargas and flash bombs at protesters hurling petrol bombs, choking the main Syndagma square with smoke and sending crowds of striking protesters running for cover.
Public and private sector employees' 24-hour strike grounded

Oscar hosts won’t make any nasty jokes

LOS ANGELES - When the producers of the Academy Awards settled on the idea of staging the Oscars as a visual journey through movie history, they decided the hosts should be young, energetic actors who could pull it off. Come February 27, viewers will see James Franco, 32, and Anne Hathaway, 28, travel back in time in an ambitious opening montage and become immersed in a digitally-enhanced "virtual" set.
Ricky gervais made some enemies at the golden globes. at the 2005 oscars,

‘Labour policy violators won’t be spared’

HAFIZABAD - The payment of at least Rs 7,000 minimum wages to workers under the Labour Policy 2010 will be ensured at all cost while a complaint cell has been set up at Hafizabad. This was stated by District Officer Labour Naveed Qureshi in a press release on Monday.
He warned that strict action would be taken against the mills owners found violating the rules of paying monthly wages of Rs 7,000. He said that complaints in this regard can be got registered at the compliant cell

MQM assures PML-Q it won’t woo its workers

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Muslim League-Q offered its logistic support to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Punjab after getting the latter's assurance that it will not woo PML-Q workers for joining MQM in the province.
"The MQM leaders assured the Chaudhrys during Sunday meeting that the Muttahida will work in unison with the PML-Q but will not encourage any PML-Q leader/worker or parliamentarian (former or sitting) to join the Muttahida," said a PML-Q leader asking not to be

‘Govt won’t let anyone capitalise on Davis affair’

LAHORE - Federal Minister for Law Babar Awan has said that PPP-led government will not let anyone to become a hero on the Raymond Davis affair and nor would it yield to any international pressure. He was talking to journalists after visiting Mian Mir Shrine at the Punjab Bar Council here on Sunday.
"Cabinet belongs to the party instead of prime minister or president and leadership has prerogative to include whom it thinks better to serve the people," he said. The statement came

Musharraf won’t comply: spokesman

LONDON - Former president Pervez Musharraf will not return to Pakistan to comply with an arrest warrant issued by a court over the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, his spokesman in London said on Saturday. "No, he won't be going back for this hearing," Fawad Chaudhry, a spokesman Musharraf's All Pakistan Muslim League, told AFP, adding that the warrant was totally ridiculous.
Prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali said Musharraf was alleged to have been part of a "broad conspiracy" to

MQM, JUI-F won’t join PM’s new ‘lean and mean’ team

ISLAMABAD - The en masse resignations of the federal ministers enabling Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to form a new "lean and mean" team triggered an intense lobbying for the slots in the new cabinet with President Asif Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani making a last ditch effort to convince the MQM and JUI-F to join the federal cabinet.
The resignations of the federal ministers, ministers of state and advisers were sent to President Zardari for acceptance. However, they

Dalglish won’t celebrate revenge over Torres

LONDON - Kenny Dalglish refused to revel in revenge over Fernando Torres as Liverpool spoiled the Chelsea striker's debut with a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. Torres ignored Dalglish's pleas to remain at Anfield as he handed in a transfer request in a successful attempt to force through a British record 50 million pound transfer last week.
The Spaniard believes Liverpool are a club in transition and he jumped at the chance to join Chelsea because he sees the Blues as serious

‘Q’ Forward Bloc won’t join ‘N’

LAHORE - The PML-Q Forward Bloc in the Punjab Assembly has categorically announced not to join the PML-N after gaining an independent status, brushing aside the possibility of moves aimed at providing a numerical majority to the PML-N for ousting the PPP from the provincial government.
Sources in the Forward Bloc said all members had unanimously decided not to forge an alliance with the PML-N and voted in favour of maintaining the group's separate identity, which would hopefully

PPP won’t destabilise Punjab govt: Zardari

ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday refused a proposal by a party MPA to allow the party leadership to sit on the opposition benches and try to topple the government of PML-N in Punjab with the help of the PML-Q legislators, saying the PPP would not weaken the PML-N government.
"Ruling Punjab is a right of the PML-N and it was me who had asked Nawaz Sharif soon after the 2008 elections to use his right to form a government in Punjab. Now we should not weaken the

PML-N won’t give up 10-point agenda

ISLAMABAD - The PML-N on Wednesday said it would try to persuade the PPP government to implement the 10-point agenda until the last minute of the 45-day timeline.
Briefing reporters after a lengthy session that lasted more than four hours, the heads of the two teams, Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and PML-N's Senator Ishaq Dar said the meeting comprehensively reviewed progress on the 10-point agenda, but another meeting would take place on February 8 to discuss the sub