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Reveal details of ‘rescue packages’: opposition

Reveal details of ‘rescue packages’: opposition

ISLAMABAD: The Opposition has asked the government to share the details about Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia and China with the National Assembly.Speaking on the floor of the House on Thursday, the member of opposition, Naveed Qamar said the conditions accepted by the government in exchange of the Saudi package should be shared […]

Opposition advises rational approach to tackle crisis

Opposition advises rational approach to tackle crisis

ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers in the lower house of parliament on Thursday debated the crisis that emerged in the wake of acquittal of Asia Bibi, a blasphemy accused, with some opposition lawmakers criticising Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Wednesday speech and calling for a peaceful settlement of the issue.The Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Khursheed Shah, who was the first […]

Syrian opposition draws up ‘road map’ for constitution

Syrian opposition draws up ‘road map’ for constitution

ROME (AFP) – The Syrian opposition on Monday presented “road map” to peace, including steps to be taken ahead of an election and guidelines for a plan to write the country s post-war constitution.The document, drawn up by representatives of the opposition invited to Rome by the Catholic Sant Egidio community, will be presented to key players […]

NA session marred by opposition boycott

NA session marred by opposition boycott

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday witnessed a noisy session as the opposition staged a boycott from the house over delay in producing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif despite standing orders of Speaker Asad Qaiser to the effect.However, the opposition ended its boycott soon after the arrival of the PML-N president in the lower house […]

Who has asked for NRO?, questions opposition

Who has asked for NRO?, questions opposition

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR: The opposition on Thursday reacted sharply to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address to the nation in which he ruled out the possibility of another National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to bail out the ‘corrupt’.Chief of his own faction of the Jamiat-Ulema-Islam-F (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman advised the prime minister to refrain from hurling threats at his […]

What next for Zimbabwe’s embattled opposition?

What next for Zimbabwe’s embattled opposition?

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has fiercely rejected the result of last week’s elections, the first to be held without long-serving despot Robert Mugabe. Here are some of the questions facing party leader Nelson Chamisa after being declared runner-up in the poll that saw his rival President Emmerson Mnangagwa elected with […]

Opposition parties hold protest against ‘rigging’ outside ECP in Islamabad

Opposition parties hold protest against ‘rigging’ outside ECP in Islamabad

The opposition parties are holding their first protest demonstration against alleged rigging in the July 25 general elections outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in Islamabad. The decision to hold the protest was made by the newly formed 11-party grand opposition alliance, named ‘Pakistan Alliance for Free and Fair Elections’, at a multi-party conference […]

Opposition rejects move in NA to increase president’s salary

Opposition rejects move in NA to increase president’s salary

ISLAMABAD: The opposition on Monday protested in the National Assembly over the government’s move to introduce a bill seeking an exorbitant increase of over 530 per cent in the president’s salary, terming it “unnecessary and illogical”.The bill was introduced by minister in charge of the cabinet secretariat Sheikh Aftab Ahmed soon after failing to give […]

People’s Party will support Fata reforms despite JUI-F’s opposition, says Zardari

People’s Party will support Fata reforms despite JUI-F’s opposition, says Zardari

People’s Party will support Fata reforms despite JUI-F’s opposition, says Zardari PPP-Parliamentarians President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday said that the party would continue to support the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) reforms even if Fazlur Rehman’s Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) does not change its stance. The JUI-F chief has vehemently opposed the Fata reforms package. […]