Raja eulogizes President’s role in democratic process
Islamabad—Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that the credit for continuity of the present democratic dispensation goes to the wisdom, sagacity and farsightedness of the President of Pakistan, Mr. Asif Ali Zardari. The Parliament is completing its constitutional term which is a singular achievement in the face of multifarious challenges to democracy and despite the fact that Pakistan People’s Party did not even have a simple majority, he added.
He was addressing Parliamentary Party meeting of PPP at the Parliament House Committee Room no 2 here Tuesday.
ANF blames PPP for sheltering Shahab, Musa
Islamabad—PPP top leadership is providing shelter to Ali Musa and Makhdoom Shahabuddin.
Talking to media Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) sources said that raids were conducted in different areas of Multan and Islamabad after court dismissed bail pleas of two high-profile accused in the ephedrine scam Ali Musa Gilani and Federal Minister for Textile Makhdoom Shahabuddin but arrests could not be made.
The sources said that both the accused have disconnected all means through which they can be contacted, adding that the PPP top leadership had provided shelter to both the accused.
POL prices hike Senators across the divide criticize govt
Islamabad—Government, Tuesday, came under severe criticism from the members of the Upper House of the Parliament over recent price hike in petroleum products.
Senators across the isles strongly criticized government decision of increasing prices of petroleum products and demanded of reversal of petroleum prices immediately.
Coalition partner Awami National Party (ANP), Opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and joint opposition walked out of the House separately against remarks of Advisor to Prime Minister on Petroleum about status of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) as well as against shelling petrol bomb on people during Eid holidays.