ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) heavyweight Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday disclosed that his party chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief had a meeting in London.
In an interview with a TV channel here, the PTI vice-president Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri had not reached any agreement in writing during the meeting but they did exchange views on political situation in the country.
He further said that party spokesperson Shireen Mazari had no knowledge of the meeting between the chiefs of two parties, adding that it is a prerogative of a leader to choose when to make any information public.
Mr. Qureshi added that it is a routine thing for political leaders to have meetings with one another and there is nothing to be shocked about.
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Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President and former Prime Minister, Chaudhry Shujat Hussain has said that Nawaz Sharif did not say any good thing in his address to the Parliament.
Rulers kept abusing army, rulers and had paid attention to jangla bus and not on the people whereas Inqilab March has created awareness among the people throughout the country.
He expressed these views while addressing the participants of Inqilab March sit-in along with Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri today.
On this occasion, Tariq Bashir Cheema, MNA; Lord Nazir Ahmad, Ajmal Wazir and other leaders were also present.
Shujat paid special salute to the sisters and daughters participating in the sit-in who had written new history of patience and steadfastness.
He said that Inqilab March had enhanced thinking of the people for paying attention to securing their rights and str More details
MULTAN: Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharee=f has termed the London plan as vicious and declared Imran Khan, Tahir ul Qadri and Chaudary brothers as the main players of the plot.
He also said that postponement of the Chinese president’s visit was also part of the London plan.
During his address at the Sher Shah Bund in Multan the Chief Minister said termed the devastation caused by the floods as worst since 1972.
He announced that the distribution of the compensatory money will start from the 27th of September and he will not relax until the life of each and everyone effected by the flood is back to normal.
Shehbaz Shareef expressed his anger against the people staging a sit-in and celebrating in Islamabad, specially in these difficult times.
He also visited the flood hit areas in Hafizabad and Chiniot. More details
MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) disgruntled president Javed Hashmi Saturday said that several party leader went to National Assembly Speaker for getting their resignations approved.
“Not even Imran Khan visited the speaker of the National assembly to submit his resignation,” Hashmi said while addressing a press conference in Multan.
Criticising the PTI’s vice chairman, he said that Shah Mehmood Qureshi delivered a speech in a joint session of the parliament and returned without announcing his resignation.
Hashmi said that cases should not be registered against the people for exercising freedom of expression.
He slammed the government turning the country into “Containeristan”. More details
LARKANA: Chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party – Shaheed Bhutto (PPP-SB) Ghinwa Bhutto has invited the workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to join her movement.
Ghinwa Bhutto, addressing a gathering on the 18th death anniversary of Mir Murtaza Bhutto, said that the movements for the people’s rights are not taken out on containers.
PPP-SB chairperson claimed that PAT and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri and Imran Khan have started to “read the book of the people’s government” which has nothing for the poor people.
“The stand-off at D-Chowk area of Islamabad is between the rich people. The path of receiving justice in the country is very tough”, Bhutto said.
“We are awaiting justice for the killings of Murtaza Bhutto and the party workers for the past 18 years. We did not get any justice nor any judge took suo-moto of the i More details
Lahore: Minister for Railways Saad Rafique has said that the sit-ins have badly affected the day to day business of all the departments of the country.
Addressing a news conference here on Saturday, he said that despite hindrances the government machinery is resuming to normalcy.
He said that the allegation of PTI of organized rigging is a conspiracy to paralyze the government.
He questioned Imran Khan to accept publically his meeting with Tahirul Qadri in London and also disclose the agreement between them.
He asked the organizers of the sit-ins to end their protest in the best interest of the country. He said it is the time to shun the politics of confrontation and work for the progress of the country.
Saad Rafique said that the PML-N could set up government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but respecting the mandate of PTI we provided an opport More details
Islamabad: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar at a meeting in Islamabad today reviewed progress of Pakistan Steel Mills.
Speaking on the occasion, he urged the concerned authorities to continue their hard work to revive the Steel Mills and achieve the desired targets.
Ishaq Dar appreciated the current surge in production at Pakistan Steel and assured to provide all possible assistance for complete revival of the Mills.
Earlier, briefing the Minister, Cheif Executive Officer of the Mills Retired Major General Zaheer Ahmed Khan said production capacity of the Mills has risen to twenty-five percent from a paltry three percent in May 2014.
He said regular production of the Mills has been gaining momentum as a result of the financial package of eighteen point five billion rupees specially approved by the ECC.
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Karachi: Chairman Pakistan People's Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah visited embankments of river Indus at Qaderpur Loop Bund and Tori Bund.
They strictly directed the Irrigation department officials to ensure the completion of repairs and maintenance work on emergency basis at sensitive places of river Indus.
The PPP Chairman also stressed upon Provincial government to take steps for the relief and rescue operations and provision of food and other items at relief camps.
Sindh Chief Minister said government has completed all the arrangements to provide food and other necessary items to the affectees. More details
SUKKUR: Rejecting corruption allegations leveled against him, the opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah Saturday said that he would quit politics if proven guilty.
“I am giving three days to prove corruption charges against me, otherwise, I will move court,” Shah said while talking to media in Sukkur.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and Awami Muslim League Chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed had leveled allegation against the Pakistan People’s Party senior leader.
Dubbing Shah as electricity ‘meter reader,’ Rashid alleged that the PPP senor leader had made billions of rupees out of corruption.
“Khursheed Shah is no different than the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,” he claimed last evening while talking to Private Channel. More details
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has convened meeting of the Federal Cabinet at the PM House on Monday
According to Media Reports, PM will take in confidence all the cabinet members on his forthcoming visit to the US to attend the UN session.
They sources said that the prime minister will take the cabinet members into confidence about the government’s strategy reagrding the current political situation and would seek consultations to end the poltical impasse More details
KARACH: Crime Investigation Department (CID) police claimed to have killed a terrorist of outlawed organization in an alleged encounter.
CID officials told a news channel that the police on a tip-off conducted raid in Mominabad to arrest the accused, involved in the killing of ASI Babar Salahuddin, adding that during shootout there, a terrorist of banned outfit was killed.
A 9MM pistol was recovered from the possession of accused. The body has been shifted to Civil Hospital for legal formalities. More details
KARACHI: Karachi saw another day marred by violence as unknown assailants killed fourteen people including a policeman in the city on Saturday.
Firing and other incidents of violence took lives of fourteen people including a policeman while police disposed off a bomb in SITE area.
According to details, dead bodies of three abductees Idrees, Anees and Waqar were found from Mauripur truck station. The dead were abducted three days ago.
A police ASI Babar Khan was killed by unknown gunmen in Orangi Town while another citizen was killed near Manghopir, Qalandria Chowk.
A banned outfit man was killed in Orangi Town’s Mominabad area after a shootout with police. Police sources say that the militant was involved in murder and other serious crimes.
In another such incident in Lyari gang war criminal Makhdoom a.k.a Don was killed. The de More details
THATTA: The distirct adminstrations of Thatta and Sujawal declared emergency on all protective embankments of Indus river in both districts and advised the residents of Kutcha areas (river bed) to shift to safer places.
All protective bunds were being strengthened and were under strict vigilance round the clock while the irrigation, revenue and other staff had been directed to remain on duty round the clock.
However, irrigation authorities have declared that there was no imminent danger to the bunds as vulnerable points at Soorjani and Monarki bunds in Sujawal district have been strengthened properly and heavy flow of water will safely pass towards the sea. All measures have been adopted to meet any eventuality. More details