PM urges parties to brace for next polls
Islamabad—Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf says all the political parties should start preparations for the next general elections.
Addressing the cabinet meeting in Islamabad Wednesday‚ he urged the political parties to support the government for a better political environment during the polls.
He said Pakistan Peoples Party believes in free‚ fair and impartial elections. “We will fully endorse the mandate of the people”.
Joint Afghan, Pakistan team to probe cross- border attacks
Kabul—Afghanistan and Pakistan have agreed to send a joint military team to investigate a recent surge in cross-border attacks that have soured relations between the two neighbours, Kabul said Wednesday.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari took the decision on the sidelines of an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, Karzai’s office said.
Pakistan said the two leaders “discussed bilateral ties, the regional situation, the peace process in Afghanistan and other issues of mutual concern”, but declined to go into specifics.
Gilani advises Raja to reject SC orders
Multan—Former prime minister Yusaf Raza Gilani lashed out against the judiciary on Wednesday and remarked sarcastically that there is no need of elections as the judges want to govern the country. “We have fought against all dictators and were always successful, but today the judiciary has become a dictator.”
Speaking to the media in Multan during an Iftar party, Gilani said that if all prime minister’s decisions are taken by the judges, then elections are mere drama because it is the judiciary which will choose prime ministers according to its own will.