Aug 12

Jamshed Dasti to Contest Election Against Hina Rabbani Khar

Multan: Pakistan People’s Party’s lawmaker Jamshed Dasti has announced that he will contest next election against Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar to fight against feudal system.Dasti Khar

Addressing a press conference in Multan on Sunday, Dasti said that eliminating 30 million fake votes was the credit of PPP government.

He said that that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) politics was for revenge instead of People, adding that PML-N had not sent list of national commission for Bahawalpur and South Punjab provinces to National Assembly secretariat even after 25 days.

Jun 20

General elections to be held in eight months: President Zardari

Islamabad: Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday discussed the country’s current political crisis at a meeting of the Pakistan People’s Party’s leadership, following the Supreme Court’s verdict disqualifying his prime minister.Zardari

Addressing the meeting of the PPP’s Parliamentary Party members at the Presidency, the president said that the decision to nominate a new leader of the House would be taken in consultation with the coalition partners and in the larger national interest.

The president said that the PPP had accepted the court’s judgment, despite its reservations on the ruling, for the sake of democracy.

Moreover, he said that the next general elections would be held in eight months time.

Former prime minister and the party’s vice chairman, Yousuf Raza Gilani, who also attended the meeting, said he had worked according to the constitution and the law.

“I would continue to serve the masses and the country to the best of my capacity. I remained loyal to the party,” said Gilani.

The apex court on Tuesday had declared Yousuf Raza Gilani disqualified from holding a seat in the parliament for refusing to reopen graft cases against President Zardari.

The PPP’s Parliamentary Party members have reposed their confidence in President Zardari, authorizing him to nominate a new prime minister.

During today’s meeting, the president also briefed members on his consultations with coalition party leaders for election of a new premier.

Zardari said that the PPP did not want confrontation among state institutions, and that it would ensure that the democratic process continues without any disruption.