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Pak Govt strongly contradicts news report about ‘tamed’ NAB


March 16th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 16(ANI): The Pakistan Government has strongly contradicted a news report that said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which appears friendly to President Asif Ali Zardari and his coterie, is extraordinarily ... Read more...

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‘Tamed’ NAB not pursuing corruption cases against Zardari as well as Sharifs


March 15th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 15(ANI): Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which appears friendly to President Asif Ali Zardari and his coterie, is extraordinarily soft on the Sharif brothers and other opposition leaders, too.The ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab CM accuses PPP of hatching ‘gas supply’ conspiracy


February 28th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 28(ANI): Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has accused the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) of conspiring against the Punjab government.Shahbaz said that the suspension of gas supply to Punjab was ... Read more...

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PPP will never let democracy derail in Pak, says Zardari


February 28th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 28(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has pledged to defend the democratic system in the country, saying that the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has a firm belief in the ... Read more...

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PML-N ends alliance with PPP in Pak’s Punjab province due to ‘unfulfilled promises’


February 26th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 26(ANI): The political marriage of convenience in Pakistan's Punjab province has ended in a divorce as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) announced its decision to expel the Pakistan People's ... Read more...

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‘PML-Q, MQM agree to join hands in Pakistan’s national interest’


February 14th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 14(ANI): Pakistan's leading opposition parties the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have agreed on a new working relationship for national unity.According to the Daily Times, ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif rules out joining anti-govt campaign, offers ‘olive branch’ to Zardari


December 17th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 17 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has once again offered an 'olive branch' to President Asif Ali Zardari, saying he is ready to cooperate with the ... Read more...

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Sharif refused to quit politics in spite of ‘death threats from dictator’: Pervaiz Rasheed


November 21st, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 21 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif refused to quit politics even after receiving death threats from a dictator on October 12, 1999, Senator Pervaiz Rasheed has claimed.In ... Read more...

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Pak govt’s policies inviting martial law: Nawaz Sharif


November 10th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Khairpur, Nov 10 (ANI): Democracy is a horse and martial law is a donkey, but due to the (horse's) poor policies, the donkey is coming, Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif ... Read more...

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Gilani eyeing another term for PPP-led govt in Pakistan


October 24th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 24 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party government would complete its five-year constitutional term, and come into power for another five years through the power of the ballot, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Gilani says govt has ‘good relations’ with ‘perceived nemesis’ Army and judiciary


September 29th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 29 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has stated that the government has good relations with the establishment and the army, adding that the Army and the Inter-Services ... Read more...

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PML-N urges political parties to sign ‘Charter of Pakistan’ to save democracy in Pak


September 17th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 17 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, while stressing the need for unity, has called for signing of a 'Charter of Pakistan' by the political parties to ... Read more...

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Sharif dodges question on extension of Pak Army Chief’s tenure


July 27th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jul 27 (ANI): Dodging a question on the PPP Government's decision to extend the tenure of Army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif said aur bhi ... Read more...

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‘Zardari to shed many of his powers’


March 15th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 15 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has agreed to shed many of his powers, including those to dismiss the federal and provincial assemblies, as recommended by a parliamentary ... Read more...

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Zardari still biggest threat to democracy: Sharif


March 13th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.13 (ANI): Notwithstanding the reconciliatory policies of President Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said he still considers the President as the biggest threat to ... Read more...

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Rafique urges Zardari to avoid joint session until approval of reforms


March 8th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 8(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader MNA Khawaja Saad Rafique reckons that Pakistan President Asif Zardari should avoid addressing the joint session of the parliament until the approval of the ... Read more...

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Sharif blames Zardari for his poll disqualification


February 18th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Sukkur (Sindh, Pakistan), Feb.18 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has accused President Asif Ali Zardari for facilitating his disqualification from contesting elections through ... Read more...

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No rift between PPP, PML-N over President’s constitutional amnesty : Gilani


January 30th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.30 (ANI) : Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has rejected reports about differences between the Pakistan People Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) over the issue of ... Read more...

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Nawaz calls PPP a ‘national asset’, vows to fight conspiracy against democracy


January 7th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 7(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif while calling the PPP a 'national asset' has said that his party would be the first to fight any conspiracy ... Read more...

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Zardari’s powers to appoint election commissioner set to be clipped


January 6th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan. 6 (ANI): Pakistan's parliamentary committee on constitutional reforms has agreed to clip the president's powers to appoint the Chief Election Commissioner.According to the Dawn, the committee, which has been ... Read more...

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Lack of implementation of Charter of Democracy biggest mistake: Gilani


January 4th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 4 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said the lack of implementation of the Charter of Democracy (CoD) immediately after it was signed was "the biggest mistake". ... Read more...

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PML-N tells Zardari its time to walk the talk


December 28th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 28 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim league Nawaz has criticised President Asif Ali Zardari's speech on Benazir Bhutto's second death anniversary, saying that the time had come for him to walk ... Read more...

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No threat to country’s democratic set-up, ready for talks with Zardari: Sharif


December 27th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 27 (ANI): Ruling out any threat to the present democratic set-up in the country, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that he is ready to hold ... Read more...

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PML-N urges Gilani to implement NRO judgement in true spirit


December 19th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.19 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has urged Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to implement the Supreme Court's verdict on the National Reconciliation (NRO) in its true spirit.PML-N leaders ... Read more...

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Zardari not my rival: Sharif


November 18th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.18 (ANI): Downplaying reports of his rivalry with President Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that he never considered Zardari as his rival, and ... Read more...

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Senior PPP leadership wants Zardari to clear misgivings


November 17th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Top leaders of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) want President Asif Ali Zardari to deliver an immediate nationwide address to quell rumours and inject confidence into ... Read more...

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Zardari ready to shed grabbed powers, conveys plan to Gilani


November 16th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is committed to shed some constitutional powers well before March 30, the deadline he had set for materialising his plan, well-placed official ... Read more...

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Zardari sensationally reveals how he thwarted three dethroning attempts till date


November 7th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.7 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has himself revealed that certain political quarters in the country are trying relentlessly to depose him from Presidency, and that he has thwarted ... Read more...

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NRO a ‘non-issue’, MNA’s should help govt. to address ‘real issues’ : Gilani


November 4th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.4 (ANI): Terming the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) as a 'non-issue', Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has urged the members of the National Assembly (MNA) to let the judiciary ... Read more...

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Gilani defends not tabling NRO in parliament


November 3rd, 2009 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday defended the government's decision not to table the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in parliament for ratification. Speaking on ... Read more...

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Zardari decides to surrender key presidential powers to PM


October 28th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.28 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has decided to surrender his presidential powers related to the dissolution of assemblies and the appointment of services chiefs to Prime Minister Yousuf ... Read more...

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Zardari, Sharif meeting ends without major breakthrough


October 27th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 27(ANI): A much-awaited meeting between Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif concluded without any major breakthrough on Monday. Both parties said it ... Read more...

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Talks with Zardari can take positive turn with removal of 17th Amendment: Sharif


October 26th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.26 (ANI): A positive outcome on talks with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani can only emerge if the government abolishes the controversial 17th constitutional ... Read more...

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Musharraf did ‘colossal damage’ to Kashmir issue: Sharif


October 26th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct.26 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has blamed former President General Pervez Musharraf for the current chaotic scenario in the country and said that he (Musharraf) had done ... Read more...

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Zardari extends olive branch but Sharif smells ulterior motives


October 24th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct. 24 (ANI): Ahead of their scheduled meeting on Monday, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari conveyed to PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif that he is ready to abolish the 17th Amendment ... Read more...

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