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APTMA lauds Zardari’s efforts for textile industry

LAHORE – The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Chairman Gohar Ejaz has lauded efforts of President Asif Ali Zardari for his industry-friendly approach and accelerated implementation of APTMA’s proposals.
He said that the credit goes to President Zardari for extending full ownership to textile industry, declaring 2011 as the Year of Textile and for stimulating the bureaucracy to follow APTMA’s guidelines in its true letter and spirit, said the young and dynamic APTMA

PML-Q to boycott Zardari’s address

LAHORE – The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leadership decided on Sunday to boycott the upcoming joint parliamentary session to be addressed by President Asif Zardari on March 22, indicating new strains in its relations with the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
Sources told Pakistan Today that the PML-Q legislators were likely to stage a walkout from the joint session to protest against the government’s handling of drone attacks and the Raymond Davis incident. A

‘Zardari’s broken promises responsible for PPP’s expulsion’

LAHORE – Broken promises of the Zardari regime and poor performance of the federal government made it inevitable for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to part ways with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in Punjab, PML-N Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal said on Sunday.
“The PML-N is now free from shackles of the PPP coalition and will focus all its energies on improving its government in Punjab showing that corruption-free, merit-based and citizen-centered governance is

SC dismisses appeal to cancel bail order of Hakim Zardari’s ex-manager

KARACHI – The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal of the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) to cancel bail order of Ali Hassan Brohi – former manager of President Asif Ali Zardari’s father Hakim Ali Zardari.
Presenting a report before an SC bench, comprising Justices Sarmad Jalal Osmany and Amir Hani Muslim, at the Karachi registry, Landhi jail superintendent stated that after receiving the court order, Brohi was released on December 1 last year and the police has no

Opposition wary of Zardari’s agenda

ISLAMABAD – The opposition parties are overwhelmingly convinced that the roundtable conference proposed by President Asif Ali Zardari is an attempt to get their approval on a possible unpopular decision vis-a-vis Raymond Davis to avoid the argument that the government was isolated on the issue against the entire nation.
“There is a dominant impression in our party that the government would release Davis immediately after the roundtable conference by giving a justification to the

Jang Group sent notice for claiming Zardari’s marriage

ISLAMABAD – The Jang Group of Publications was on Saturday served a legal notice by Mark Siegal on behalf of the Bhutto-Zardari family through Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Attorney & Counselors, demanding a retraction and apology for the article published on February 2, 2011, entitled “Breaking News: Asif Zardari got married to Tanveer Zamani in Dubai”.
“Unless such a retraction and apology is issued immediately, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP will initiate legal action on

LHC adjourns hearing of petition seeking Zardari’s disqualification

LAHORE – A full bench of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on petitions challenging President Asif Ali Zardari for holding dual offices. Now the bench headed by Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry will resume hearing on February 3. The bench was hearing petitions of Pakistan Lawyers Forum (PLF), Engineer Ghulam Jillani and Advocate Asif Mehmood Khan who seek disqualification of President Asif Ali Zardari for holding a political office of co-chairperson of PPP.

RS 5,000 too MUCH? – President Zardari’s friend flouts wildlife laws

KARACHI – Provincial conservator Hussain Bux Bhaagat was transferred from Karachi to Sukkur and the law that asks for a fee of Rs 5000 for possessing a falcon was amended when President Asif Zardari’s Arab friend, carrying two falcons, was stopped at the Karachi airport and asked for documents and fee slips, sources told Pakistan Today.
Arif al Zarooni, emissary of Lieutenant General Sheikh Ahmed and the brother of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Rashid al Maktoum was stopped at the Jinnah

Fazl spills the beans – Gilani sabotaged Zardari’s efforts for reconciliation

ISLAMABAD – JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman on Thursday accused Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani of sabotaging President Asif Zardari’s efforts for reconciliation, a private TV channel reported.
“The PM sabotaged the reconciliation efforts and President Zardari should take action against him,” Fazl told reporters outside Parliament House after the NA session. Earlier in the National Assembly, Fazl launched an attack on the government for repeatedly failing to fulfil the commitments

President Asif Zardari’s letter to Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad (18th December, 2010) I would like to thank you, once again, for your letter of 10th November 2010. In my interim letter of 16th November 2010, I had assured you of a detailed reply to the issues raised in your letter.
Let me share with you my response.
Pakistan is passing through one of the most critical periods of its history. As heads of the major political parties we share a great burden of responsibility. Our people expect us to put national interests above

Nawaz will go to Zardari’s dinner

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif on Sunday accepted President Asif Ali Zardari’s invitation to a dinner held in honour of the Chinese prime minister on December 18.
Zardari telephoned Nawaz and invited him to the banquet to be hosted by the president, which was accepted by the PML-N head, president’s spokesman Farhatullah Babar said.
“The president thanked the former prime minister for accepting the invitation,” he added.
The Chinese prime

Sindh minister gifts ‘dead’ falcons to Zardari’s Arab friend

KARACHI: Sindh Wildlife Minister Dr Daya Ram Essrani has gifted nine precious hunting peregrine falcons, recovered by his department during a raid, to an Arab dignitary who is reportedly a close friend of President Asif Ali Zardari.
The falcons were recovered on the first day of Eidul Azha during a raid at the Jinnah International Airport from where the endangered and protected birds were being flown to Doha, Qatar. After the raid, the conservator of the Sindh Wildlife Department