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China supports Pakistan's security, development: Li Keqiang

Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) China supports Pakistan in its efforts to realise national security, stability, and economic development, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday. He also said China is ready to deepen strategic cooperation with Pakistan and forge their common destiny, Xinhua reported. Meeting a delegation of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led by the party's co-chairma...

5 days ago
Political stalemate continues, as opposition wants Sharif's head

Lahore/Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan's political stalemate continued Saturday amid political discussions by the government to find a solution and protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri refusing to give up until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. The government said Saturday former president Asif Ali Zardari has denied any need for the prime minister to resign over the demand...

5 days ago
Zardari dismisses need for Sharif's resignation: Government

Lahore/Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The Pakistani government said Saturday former president Asif Ali Zardari has denied any need for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over the demand by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). Following a meet between Sharif and Zardari over the prevailing political crisis, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar quoted Zardari, the co-chair...

5 days ago
Imran Khan adamant on Sharif's resignation

Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan Saturday reiterated his protest would continue until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned and said the meeting between Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari would make no difference to the people. Khan has claimed that the 2013 elections were rigged and that Sharif has a fake mandate. Talking to his s...

5 days ago
Asif Zardari meets Nawaz Sharif in Lahore

Lahore, Aug 23 (IANS) Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari Saturday met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore. The former president reached Sharif's residence in a helicopter and the latter personally received him from the helipad, Dawn online reported. The two are expected to discuss the ongoing political stalemate induced by the protest...

5 days ago
Asif Zardari in Lahore to meet Nawaz Sharif

Lahore, Aug 23 (IANS) Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Lahore Saturday for a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The two are expected to discuss the ongoing political stalemate induced by the protests by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in Islamabad, Dawn online reported. Zardari, who wa...

3 months ago
Zardari acquitted in corruption case

Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) The accountability court Wednesday acquitted former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari in the polo ground corruption case, a media report said. The court said in its verdict that the accused had not been proven guilty so far, Dawn online reported Wednesday. The court stated that evidence against Zardari was not sufficient for further proceedings. The...

3 months ago
Pakistan court summons 16 politicians for having assets abroad

Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) The Lahore High Court Tuesday summoned 16 politicians, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, to appear before it next month for maintaining their assets abroad, media reported. The court ordered the respondents, including former president Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan, to submit their written replies with all details of their as...

5 months ago
Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in line for CM's post

Islamabad, March 27 - The Pakistan People's Party - is considering four names for the post of the chief minister of Sindh province, including Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. The decision to replace present Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah was based on his bad performance in the education and health sectors, The Nation reported Thursday. The final decision on the replacement will be taken A...

7 months ago
Zardari faces graft cases, court adjourns hearing

Islamabad, Jan 9 - Pakistan's former president Asif Ali Zardari Thursday appeared before an anti-corruption court here for the first time since he retired in September last year, but the court adjourned the hearing until Jan 18. The former president appeared before Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir amid strict security measures with a heavy deployment of policemen around the court ...

7 months ago
Zardari may appear before court Jan 9

Islamabad, Jan 8 - Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari may appear before the Accountability Court here Jan 9 to face five references filed against him 17 years ago, a media report said Wednesday. Zardari's lawyer and former law minister Farooq H. Naek has sought adequate security for the former president during hearing of the references, the Dawn newspaper quoted Pakistan Peoples Par...

7 months ago
Musharraf's heart sets rival parties' blood boiling

Islamabad, Jan 3 - Political parties in Pakistan have engaged in a war of words over former president Pervez Musharraf's heart ailment, which again barred him from appearing in court to face treason charges Thursday, a media report said Friday. A war of words broke out between the Pakistan Peoples Party - and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz - on the one hand and Muttahida Qaumi Movement - on t...

8 months ago
Pakistan's longest serving chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry retires

Islamabad, Dec 11 - Pakistan's longest serving Supreme Court chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry retired Wednesday. Judges of the apex court gathered at a special 'Full Court Reference' in Islamabad Wednesday and lauded the services rendered by Chaudhry as chief justice of Pakistan for the dispensation of justice, rule of law and supremacy of constitution in society, Xinhua reported.

9 months ago
Pakistan court adjourns hearing on Zardari case

Islamabad, Nov 26 - A court in Pakistan has exempted former president Asif Ali Zardari from appearance at a hearing in corruption cases against him. An accountability court also adjourned the next hearing till Dec 9, Dawn News reported Tuesday. The bench of the court, comprising judge Mohammad Bashir, also directed the National Accountability Bureau - to provide Zardari's counsel wit...

9 months ago
Iran urges Pakistan to build its gas pipeline

Tehran, Nov 4 - Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has asked Pakistan to build its own section of natural gas pipeline. Big volume of gas is - near the Pakistan border, Zanganeh was quoted as saying Sunday by SHANA, oil ministry news service, Xinhua reported. Pakistan should build its own section of the pipeline, he said, adding that in case Pakistan takes action to construct...

10 months ago
Zardari set to resume political career

Islamabad, Oct 16 - Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari is set to resume his political career by holding a meeting with senior Pakistan Peoples Party - leaders from Sindh province Thursday. Five weeks after he stepped down as president, Zardari has invited office-bearers of the PPP's chapters from various divisions in Sindh for dinner Thursday evening, Dawn Wednesday quoted Zardari's...

10 months ago
Court orders Zardari to appear in reopened graft cases

Islamabad, Oct 14 - An anti-corruption court in Pakistan Monday summoned former president Asif Ali Zardari to appear in corruption cases opened this month just weeks after he stepped down on completion of his term. The cases were stalled as Zardari enjoyed presidential immunity, and earlier this month the National Accountability Bureau - court's judge reopened five cases, Xinhua reported.

10 months ago
Corruption cases against Zardari ordered reopened

Islamabad, Oct 11 - Pakistan's anti-graft court Friday ordered reopening of corruption cases against former president Asif Ali Zardari just a few weeks after he stepped down on completion of his five-year term, officials said. None of the case had been heard for five years due to Zardari's immunity as the president, Xinhua reported. A National Accountability Bureau's - judge ordered ...

10 months ago
Court grants more security to Zardari

Islamabad, Oct 3 - A Pakistan court Thursday approved a petition filed by former president Asif Ali Zardari seeking more security as he feared for his life. The Sindh High Court approved the petition in which Zardari sought private security guards and bullet-proof car with tinted glasses for security purposes, the Dawn newspaper reported. The petition was filed by Zardari's attorney ...

11 months ago
Mamnoon Hussain takes oath as Pakistan's president

Islamabad, Sep 9 - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz - candidate Mamnoon Hussain took oath as Pakistan's 12th president here Monday, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported. Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry administered the oath of office to the new president at a ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr or presidency. Among those present at the event were Prime Minister Nawaz Shar...

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