Pakistan Peoples Party

  • I am impressed by Rahul Gandhi, says Bilawal Bhutto Zardari February 8, 2014

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to a special edition of World View. With me, chairman of the Pakistan People's Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the first interview to an Indian television channel. We are here for the Sindh festival that's being launched, but the question many are asking, are we also...
  • PPP demands operation against Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan January 19, 2014

    The main opposition Pakistan People's Party on Sunday demanded a military operation against militants in the country's northwest, saying the government's efforts to engage the Taliban in peace talks has produced no results. "The PML-N government should launch a military operation against militants to establish the state's writ as it has...
  • Bilawal says no talks with militants till they disarm December 27, 2013

    The only way to save Pakistan is to battle terrorism, PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Friday as he lashed out at politicians like Imran Khan whom he accused of backing militants. In a hard-hitting speech at an event held at Garhi Khuda Baksh in Sindh province to mark the...
  • Bilawal may contest from Bhutto family stronghold in Sindh October 18, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari may contest from a national assembly seat which has traditionally been the stronghold of the Bhutto family in hometown Larkana in Sindh province. Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday addressed a public rally in Naudero as part of Eid celebrations in...
  • Court orders Asif Ali Zardari to appear in reopened graft cases October 14, 2013

    Islamabad: An anti-corruption court in Pakistan on Monday summoned former president Asif Ali Zardari to appear in corruption cases opened this month just weeks after he stepped down on completion of his term. The cases were stalled as Zardari enjoyed presidential immunity, and earlier this month the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court's...
  • Pakistan: By-polls for 41 national, provincial assembly constituencies begin today August 22, 2013

    Pakistan's biggest ever by-polls for 41 National and state assembly constituencies began on Thursday in which the ruling party PML-N is likely to have an upper hand. The polling which began at 8 am local time will continue till 5 pm without any break. In all, 522 candidates are contenting for...
  • Pak: Ex-pm Gilani demands judges to be tried with Musharraf June 25, 2013

    Lahore: Former Pakistani premier Yousuf Raza Gilani has demanded that Pakistani judges who endorsed the October 1999 coup, led by former army chief Pervez Musharraf, should also be charged with treason. Gilani, a senior leader of the Pakistan People's Party, made the demand after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday announced...
  • Asif Ali Zardari will not seek another presidential term June 3, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari says he will not seek another presidential term after his present five-year period expires in September 2013, Xinhua reported on Sunday. Zardari made the remark in an interview with editors, which will be aired late on Sunday night, according to a media report. Zardari's Pakistan...
  • Zardari blames international forces for polls loss May 21, 2013

    Lahore: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday blamed national and international forces for his Pakistan Peoples Party defeat in the May 11 polls while the party's losing candidates held former premiers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf responsible for the debacle. In a meeting with PPP ticket-holders of Punjab...
  • World View: Pakistan elections 2013 May 18, 2013

    Nawaz Sharif's PML-N bagged 125 of the 272 directly elected seats in Pakistan's National Assembly but fell short of a majority and is poised to form a government with support of independents and smaller parties. ...
  • Pak polls: Sharif's PML-N emerges as single largest party May 14, 2013

    Islamabad: Nawaz Sharif's PML-N has emerged as the single largest party in Pakistan's landmark General Elections with 123 of the 272 Parliamentary seats but fell short of a majority and would form a government with support of independents and smaller parties. The PML-N's two closest rivals the Pakistan People's Party...
  • Pakistan: Gilani resigns from PPP's vice-chairman post May 13, 2013

    Lahore: Former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday resigned from the post of vice-chairman of the Pakistan People's Party, accepting responsibility for its resounding defeat in the general election. "I am tendering the resignation on the basis of the election results," Gilani told a news conference in his hometown of...
  • Pak polls: Sharif set for a third term as PM May 13, 2013

    Islamabad/Lahore: Party-wise National Assembly results: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) - 125 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) - 31 (Unofficial, Geo News) Independent - 31 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) - 32 (Unofficial, Geo News) Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI) - 10 (Unofficial, Geo News) Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) - 3 Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) -...
  • Pakistan polls: Attempt to scare voters May 10, 2013

    Millions of Pakistanis will go to the polls on Saturday to vote for a landmark democratic transition of power after a bloody campaign marred by Taliban violence, that killed over 100 people, forced key parties to abandon rallies and large gatherings. ...
  • Pakistan Decides: Pakistan's historic elections May 11, 2013

    Millions of Pakistanis will go to the polls on Saturday to vote for a landmark democratic transition of power after a bloody campaign marred by Taliban violence, that killed over 100 people, forced key parties to abandon rallies and large gatherings. ...
  • Pakistan: Candidate shot dead, PPP nominee missing on eve of polls May 10, 2013

    Karachi: An independent candidate was on Friday shot dead, while a Pakistan People's Party nominee went missing in the port city of Karachi. Three people, including MQM (Haqiqi)-backed independent candidate Shakeel Ahmed, were killed in the shootout between two rival groups, police said. Shakeel had earlier filed nomination papers as a...
  • Pak to go to polls today; coalition government likely May 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Millions of Pakistanis will go to the polls on Saturday to vote for a landmark democratic transition of power after a bloody campaign marred by Taliban violence, that killed over 100 people, forced key parties to abandon rallies and large gatherings. Sixty three-year-old Nawaz Sharif-led PML-N is widely tipped to...
  • Pakistan polls: Sharif frontrunner, Imran gains May 10, 2013

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan's party was enjoying a late surge of support on Friday, the eve of a landmark election, raising the prospect of a fragmented Parliament that could lead to weeks of haggling to form a coalition government. The failure of the major parties to capture a...
  • Pakistan faces prospect of hung parliament April 28, 2013

    Islamabad: The first general elections in Pakistan that will usher in a smooth democratic transfer of power in 66 years is likely to go down to the wire with no party expected to get a majority. With less than two weeks to go for the landmark election to choose the 342-member...
  • Pak court provisionally allows ex-PM Ashraf to contest polls April 19, 2013

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Thursday provisionally allowed former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf to contest the upcoming general election after suspending an Election Tribunal's decision to disqualify him. A three-judge bench of the Lahore High Court headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsan accepted Asharf's appeal against the verdict of the Election...
  • Ex-Pak premier declared ineligible for contesting polls April 15, 2013

    Islamabad: A Pakistani election tribunal on Monday declared former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf ineligible for contesting the upcoming general election. The tribunal comprising judges of the Lahore High Court upheld a Returning Officer's decision to reject nomination papers filed by Ashraf to contest polls from a parliamentary constituency in his...
  • Bilawal Bhutto leaves Pak after tiff with Zardari March 27, 2013

    Lahore: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has left for Dubai after a tiff with his father, President Asif Ali Zardari, over the affairs of the PPP, leaving the party without its star campaigner for Pakistan's general election. Bilawal, recently named patron-in-chief of the Pakistan People's Party, developed differences with Zardari and his...
  • Pakistan: Zardari quits post of PPP co-chairman March 23, 2013

    Lahore: Faced with a challenge from the assertive judiciary, President Asif Ali Zardari has quit the political office of co-chairman of the Pakistan People's Party and made his son Bilawal its "patron-in-chief". "President Zardari is no more the co-chairman of the PPP. The main body of the PPP has been...
  • Shahabuddin: From Bhutto family loyalist to Pak PM June 21, 2012

    Islamabad: Little known Makhdoom Shahabuddin, Pakistan Peoples Party's nominee for the Prime Minister, is a strong loyalist of the Bhutto family and hails from a revered spiritual family in south Punjab. Shahabuddin, 65, faces a tough road ahead as he will lead the fractious coalition government at a time when it's...
  • Makhdoom Shahabuddin to be the new Pakistan PM June 21, 2012

    Islamabad: Leader of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari has chosen veteran politician Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the replacement for ousted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, state-run media reported on Thursday. "President Zardari, who is also the co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party, has nominated Makhdoom Shahabuddin as a candidate for the...
  • Mob attacks politicians' houses in Pakistan June 18, 2012

    Islamabad: A mob of more than 100 people, carrying sticks and stones, attacked the residences of a minister and a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader in Punjab province, a media report said on Monday. The protesters attacked the homes of Punjab's Zakat Minister Malik Nadeem Kamran and the PPP's Sahiwal district...
  • Rahul accepts Bilawal's invite to visit Pakistan April 8, 2012

    Islamabad: India's ruling Congress party general secretary Rahul Gandhi was invited to visit Pakistan by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of President Asif Ali Zardari, and has accepted the invite, it was reported on Sunday. Bilawal, 24, the Pakistan Peoples Party chairman, has accompanied his father on his day-long trip to...
  • PPP decides to prepone Pakistan general elections January 6, 2012

    Islamabad: The ruling Pakistan People's Party has decided to hold the general election and the polls to the Senate ahead of schedule against the backdrop of rampant speculation that the government may not be able to complete its tenure, according to media reports on Friday. A meeting of the top leadership...
  • Zardari's return 'cameo appearance' December 20, 2011

    Washington: President Asif Ali Zardari's return to Pakistan from Dubai could be just a "cameo appearance" before his wife and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's death anniversary on December 27 and after that he would probably leave for a long convalescene in London or Dubai, a media report said. Zardari had...
  • PML-Q to join PPP-led government in Pakistan May 2, 2011

    Islamabad: The opposition PML-Q on Sunday decided to join the Pakistan People's Party-led government, giving a boost to President Asif Ali Zardari's party that is grappling with problems like terrorism and an economic meltdown. Following weeks of talks between the two parties, presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar told the media late in...