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Musharraf ‘murdered my mother’: Bilawal

WASHINGTON: The son of slain Pakistan leader Benazir Bhutto said Thursday that ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf “murdered my mother,” as he vowed to play a bigger political role in his homeland “in any way I can.” Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of current President Asif Ali …

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‘Sindh govt to hold LB polls in 90 days’

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has directed Sindh government to hold local body elections in 90 days. A two-member bench comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Nadeem Ahmed announced the verdict on the petition filed by former mayor of Sukkur Nasir Hussain Shah two years …

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Tit for tat: PPP plans political war against PML-N

Following the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz movement against government and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, Pakistan Peoples’ Party, in a tit for tat, has also planned political war against Punjab government and PML-N. Federal Minister Khursheed Shah announced PPP campaign against PML-N from May 12. Thousands …

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Demand for South Punjab

While the demand for a separate South Punjab province has been making the rounds at discussions, editorials, and other forums for decades, it gained political traction in February 2011 after the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) parted ways with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) provincial …

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PML-N movement won’t work: Shujaat

PESHAWAR: PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat said Tuesday that the PML-N’s protest movement against the government will not work. “Nawaz Sharif talks of a long march but has forgotten that March has passed and it is now May,” Shujaat said. Speaking to the media, the PML-Q …

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Babar Awan removed as PPP secy finance

ISLAMABAD: Senator Babar Awan has been removed from the post of Secretary Finance Pakistan Peoples Party. According to sources Rukhsana Bangash has replaced him. Moreover, Awan’s name has also been taken off the Central Executive Committee members’ list posted on the party’s website. Rukhsana Bangash …

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PM Gilani raises minimum wage by Rs 1000

WTP REPORT ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday announced incentives for workers and labourers including increasing minimum monthly wage to Rs 8,000 from present Rs 7,000, directing concerned Ministry to formulate a new labour policy ‘which should provide more relief’. Addressing May Day …

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‘Gilani no longer PM after conviction’

PESHAWAR: Jamat-e-Islami President, Syed Munawar Hasan said Monday that after his conviction Yousuf Raza Gilani was no longer the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Addressing a rally at the Jamrud Sports Stadium, Hasan said that since Gilani had served his sentence in the Supreme Court he …

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Nawaz benefited from NRO first: Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Monday claimed that he had no interest in sticking to power and if anyone intended to remove him, could do so Constitutionally by invoking a no-confidence move. Speaking on the floor of the Senate, the Prime Minister said …

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SHC suspends Waheeda Shah’s disqualification order

WTP REPORT HYDERABAD: The Sindh High Court Sukkar Bench Tuesday, suspended the disqualification order of Waheeda Shah by the five-member bench of the Election Commission. The High Court has stopped the scheduled by-election on April 26 in Sindh constituency PS-53 of the provincial assembly. The …

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