ISLAMABAD: While taking exception to the government of PML-N for its policies, the Pakistan People’s Party Senator Aitzaz Ahsan on Tuesday said all opposition parties are standing by the Constitution without any doubt to save democracy and government would not fall.
“We are though forced to stand with the government, but once the prevailing crisis ends, the PPP will do staunch opposition in the parliament against the government,” he said while addressing the joint session of the parliament.
Aitzaz Ahsan said, "Revolutions have purity, they are sincere not tainted. Transport and trains come to a halt; there is a buzz in the atmosphere of universities."
"What kind of inqilab is this? What kind of freedom is this?" he asks.
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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Nasirul Malik on Tuesday rubbished reports of any association with Imran Khan and said that he met the PTI chief just once as the acting Chief Election Commissioner.
A five member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk hearing a plea to stop any extra-constitutional step in the country.
Justice Nasirul Mulk while refuting the allegation of the PTI’s estranged leader Javed Hashmi about his association with Imran Khan said that he had only once met with the PTI chief as the acting Chief Election Commissioner. He had talked about introduction of bio-metric system in elections.
The Chief Justice clarified that he didn’t met with the PTI leader before or after this meeting and rubbished any association with him.
Justice Jawwad S Khawaja added that individuals do not matter as the whole bench decides the case in the apex court.
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ISLAMABAD: Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai said Tuesday that the entire parliament, judiciary and all political parties on the same page and want to protect democracy.
Addressing the joint session of the parliament, he said "civil society, judiciary and media are with us and now we request Pak Army to be with us as well".
Achakzai further said that the biggest gift of the independence is that the entire Parliament and political parties are on same page today.
"We need to defend Pakistan's constitution and democracy", he said, criticizing PTI and PAT chiefs for doing politics that is damaging democracy.
Achakzai asked "How the protesting parties came into the Red-Zone despite Article 245?"
He said that these gypsies (protesters) must leave the parliament.
Achakzai also said that the PTI and PAT are not holding public gatherings but revolt and terrorism.
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ISLAMABAD: Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Federal Minister for Interior, said Tuesday the whole Parliament is united in the face of ‘lashkar kashi’ and mutiny against the state of Pakistan by a few thousand people.
Opening a debate on country’s current political situation at the joint session of Parliament, Nisar said that the country is passing through extremely difficult situation.
He said that state institutions have been attacked by mobs led by Imran Khan and Dr. Tahirul Qadri.
Against the onslaught of these people in the garb of democracy and constitution, the whole parliament is united, he asserted.
“This style is neither a protest, nor a sit-in or a political gathering, but instead this revolt against state institutions and Pakistan,” he said.
He claimed that protestors broke CCTV cameras and snatched cameras from the staff during storming on PTV building and misbehaved with a lady staffer, More details
ISLAMABAD: Reiterating his claims that last year’s general elections were massively rigged, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan again called for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to ensure a transparent probe.
Addressing the participants of Azadi March here on Tuesday, Khan said a corrupt mafia has taken over Pakistan.
“Around 60, 000 votes are unverifiable in every constituency. If so many votes are not verifiable, how can one decide about win or loss?” He said that people had voted for change, but vote was chanted.
Khan described the incumbent Parliament as fake.
The PTI chief questioned the rationale behind 15 million votes secured by the PML-N government despite their poor economic performance in Punjab.
He also lashed out at Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Mahmood Khan Achakzai for their speeches against PTI. “Maulana sb is a sold out politician. Only a couple of ministries are enough to have h More details
ISLAMABAD: Saying there was no imminent danger to the political government from the military, Federal Minister for Defence, Khawaja Asif Monday said Pakistan Army on top of being a champion of democracy was absolutely nonpolitical.
“We haven't had any problems with Pakistan’s armed forces since our coming to power last year. Forces have sworn to support the democracy in the country. I hope the army will stand by this democratically elected government in this testing time”, Asif said during an interview to a foreign news channel.
Calling it a mere propagandistic perception, Asif categorically rejected the protesting parties --Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT)-- had pressured the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government to a standstill
"Business is as usual for the government. We are working like we were before this agitation movement was even conceived", said he playing down the massive anti More details