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Pakistan suspends execution of death penalty during Ramadan

Islamaba June 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered suspension of executions of death penalties during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan beginning in the country on Friday, officials said on Thursday. Sharif had lifted a six-year moratorium on the executions after the Taliban attacked an army-run school and killed nearly 150 children, their teachers and staff members...

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After anti-army remark, Zardari invites all for Iftar

Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari has invited all political parties for an Iftar and dinner at Zardari House here on Friday, following remarks against the country's military leadership, a source close to the party leadership said. According to the source, the Iftar and dinner would be an all-party conference of sorts, but an invitation to Prime Minister...

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Former Pakistan PMs quit party posts over anti-army remarks

Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Two former Pakistani prime minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf and Yousuf Raza Gilani, have voluntarily resigned from their positions in the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Gilani and Ashraf, who have been serving as the PPP's vice chairman and general secretary respectively, decided to resign during the meeting of party's Central Executive Council at the Bilawal House i...

3 days ago
Sharif cancels meeting with Zardari after anti-military remarks

Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) After former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari made remarks against the country's military on Tuesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was left with no option but to call off Wednesday's meeting with the Pakistan People's Party co-chairman, said federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid here. The information minister said Zardari should have shown some care in h...

3 days ago
Criticising army in time of war not acceptable: Sharif

Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) A day after Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari unleashed a tirade against the country's military leadership, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday stepped in to defend the armed forces. The prime minister said the country was in a state of war, with officers of the Pakistan Army making headway in Operation Zarb-e-Azb. H...

1 month ago
Former Pakistan president exempted in assets reference case

Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday was granted permanent exemption from appearing before the court in an illegal assets reference case. Zardari, also Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman, had earlier failed to appear for the hearing twice, citing reasons of poor health and lack of security, Dawn online reported. Zardari and former ...

1 month ago
Execution of Pakistan murder convict ordered for third time

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) An anti-terror court (ATC-3) in Pakistan's Karachi port city on Friday issued death warrant for murder convict Shafqat Hussain for the third time now. ATC-3 Judge Saleem Raza Baloch issued fresh death warrants on Friday and said the murder convict will be hanged on May 6 in Karachi Central Jail at 5.30 a.m., Dawn online reported. So far, it has not been...

2 months ago
Pakistani court reopens graft case against Zardari

Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) An anti-corruption court in Pakistan on Friday initiated the proceedings against former president Asif Ali Zardari in a graft case against him, said a media report. The petition was filed by special prosecutor Raja Khurram Ejaz on behalf of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry at the Rawalpindi Accountability Court, Dawn online rep...

2 months ago
Barricades outside Bilawal House removed after five years

Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Barriers and barricades placed outside the Bilawal House in Karachi were on Wednesday removed after five years following the orders of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. The road outside Bilawal House was barricaded and blockaded for public use after it was accorded the status of former president Asif Zardari's camp office from 2008 to 20...

4 months ago
PPP files defamation case against businessman, Indian publisher

Islamabad, Feb 4 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has filed a Pakistani Rs.2 billion (about $20,000) defamation suit against a business tycoon and an Indian publisher for levelling a series of allegations against former president Asif Ali Zardari, media reported Wednesday. Sadruddin Hashwani, a Karachi-based illustrious businessman, accused in his biography that the former preside...

5 months ago
Rift between Bilawal, Zardari?

Islamabad, Jan 6 (IANS) A website asking people to join 'Team Bilawal' has fuelled rumours about a rift between Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his father and party co-chair Asif Ali Zardari, a media report said Tuesday. Commencing from where it ceased. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari brings hope for the youth bulge that is more than 60 percent of Pakistan populat...

5 months ago
Pakistan PM urges president to reject five mercy pleas

Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a letter to President Mamnoon Hussain urged him to dismiss mercy pleas of five terrorists on death row, media reported Friday. The letter states that the five criminals were involved in acts of terrorism and have been awarded the death penalty, Geo News reported. The five convicts are Muhammad Akramul Haq alias Lahor...

5 months ago
Pakistani court halts death row convict's execution

Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) The Lahore High Court (LHC) Friday put on hold the execution of a death row convict, media reported. A two-judge bench of the court headed by Justice Abdus Sami Khan halted the execution of Faiz Ahmad in response to a petition filed by the convict's counsel Abdul Khaliq, Dawn online reported. Khaliq in a petition told the court Faiz Ahmad's appeal against ...

5 months ago
Pakistan observes Benazir's seventh death anniversary

Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) The seventh death anniversary of former prime minister and ex-Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Benazir Bhutto is being observed across Pakistan Saturday, a media report said. Benazir was assassinated Dec 27, 2007 while leaving a campaign rally in Rawalpindi for the PPP at Liaquat National Bagh in the run-up to the January 2008 parliamentary elections.

5 months ago
Pakistan observes Benazir Bhutto's death anniversary

Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) The seventh death anniversary of former prime minister and ex-Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Benazir Bhutto is being observed across Pakistan Saturday, a media report said. Benazir was assassinated Dec 27, 2007 while leaving a campaign rally in Rawalpindi for the PPP at Liaquat National Bagh in the run-up to the January 2008 parliamentary elections.

6 months ago
Pakistan accountability court rejects Zardari's plea

Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) An accountability court in Pakistan Monday rejected the acquittal plea of former president Asif Ali Zardari in the SGS and Contecna corruption cases. The court has directed that the trial begin from Jan 8 and has summoned prosecution witnesses. The case was heard in the accountability court of Justice Muhammad Bashir. The former president had filed acquit...

7 months ago
Pakistan PM urged to probe London rally incident

Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to probe a Kashmir rally incident in London, where Bilawal Bhutto was forced off the stage, media reported Monday. He said that Bilawal raised his voice for Kashmiris and visited London to express his solidarity with them, The News International reported. Malik spoke to the...

7 months ago
Goa leader sends barking dog to Bilawal over Kashmir rant

Panaji, Oct 24 (IANS) Miffed over Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto's continuous bombast about wresting Kashmir from India, a Congress politician from Goa Friday sent him a barking dog as a gift. Congress organising secretary Durgadas Kamat claimed the barking dog was a perfect gift for Bhutto because he was continuously barking up the wrong tree as far as Kashmir ...

8 months ago
Kashmir will be part of Pakistan: Bilawal

Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Saturday vowed to make Kashmir a part of Pakistan, Geo News reported. Bilawal, son of former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari and assassinated ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto, made the claim at a public meeting in the port city of Karachi, attended by thousands of supporters from across the country ...

8 months ago
Pakistan president, PM congratulate Malala

Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday congratulated Pakistani girl child education campaigner Malala Yousufzai on winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala shares the award with Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, Xinhua reported. She is pride of Pakistan. She has made her countrymen proud. Her achievement is u...

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