Yousuf Raza Gilani

  • Pak: Ex-pm Gilani demands judges to be tried with Musharraf 25-06-2013 08:59 AM

    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...
  • Zardari blames international forces for polls loss 21-05-2013 01:05 AM

    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...
  • Pak: 6 arrested in former PM Gilani's son kidnapping case 16-05-2013 12:59 PM

    Islamabad: Six suspects, including two women, were arrested on Thursday during an operation to trace the kidnapped son of former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani in Pakistan's restive northwest, officials said. A joint team of police and law enforcement agencies raided the property of a man named Sardar Ali near Akhora...
  • Pakistan: Gilani resigns from PPP's vice-chairman post 13-05-2013 11:13 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan: Polling underway; millions vote in landmark election 11-05-2013 08:50 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistanis began voting on Saturday 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. Polling for 2013 general election started across the country where masses will cast their vote...
  • Have arranged security for polls, Taliban real opposition: Pak minister 11-05-2013 08:47 AM

    Pakistan will vote on Saturday to decide who is next leader amidst threats of terror and violence. ...
  • Pak: Polling begins in a historic election as the world watches closely 11-05-2013 07:24 AM

    Islamabad: Despite a bloody campaign marred by Taliban attacks, polling began in Pakistan on Saturday amidst threats of violence, pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister once exiled by the army and an incumbent blamed for power blackouts and inflation. The vote marks the first time in...
  • Gilani's son got threats from LeJ, Sipah-e-Sahaba 10-05-2013 12:13 PM

    Islamabad: Former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haider, kidnapped by gunmen while campaigning for Pakistan's landmark elections, had received threats from the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Sipah-e-Sahaba. Though no group has claimed responsibility for the abduction, Gilani and other members of his family told The Express Tribune that Ali Haider...
  • Pak on the edge a day before elections; Gilani's son kidnapped 10-05-2013 08:59 AM

    Lahore: With just a day to go for elections in Pakistan, former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haider was abducted by a Taliban group in Punjab province. The news has shaken Pakistan. But As Taliban militants took away Gilani's son in the final hours of campaigning on Thursday,...
  • Taliban suspected to be behind Gilani's son's kidnapping 09-05-2013 09:59 PM

    Lahore: The Punjabi Taliban is believed to be behind the kidnapping of former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haider, officials said on Thursday. "A Punjabi Taliban group based in Mian Chanu, 80 km from Multan district, is believed to be involved in the kidnapping of Ali Haider Gilani," a...
  • Pak ex-PM Gilani's son kidnapped from poll rally 09-05-2013 02:12 PM

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haidar was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a rally in Multan and his secretary killed on Thursday. The attack comes just two days ahead of elections in Pakistan that are scheduled to be held on May 11. According to Pakistani...
  • Pakistan's Supreme Court issues notice to ex-PM Gilani 10-04-2013 12:38 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani and other officials to respond to allegations that the previous Pakistan Peoples Party-led government closed a probe into corruption in organising the Haj pilgrimage. A three-judge bench led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, which is investigating...
  • Pak polls: Bilawal launches PPP election campaign 04-04-2013 01:00 PM

    Karachi: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday launched the Pakistan People's Party's election campaign in a low-key manner, invoking the legacy of the Bhutto family while calling on people to back the party in the May 11 election. Addressing a gathering of hundreds of PPP leaders and workers in the Bhutto...
  • Race for Pakistan PM: Leave it to the voter

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Yousuf Raza Gilani could have broken two records in Pakistan. First, of being the country's longest serving prime minister (with the supreme court disqualifying him...

  • Memogate: Pak commission asks for visa for Ijaz 09-01-2012 03:44 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani judicial commission investigating the memo scandal on Monday directed the government to issue a visa to Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz so that he could come to the country and appear before the panel. The three-judge commission formed by the Supreme Court to probe the alleged memo directed...
  • Nobody sought my resignation, says Zardari 08-01-2012 04:31 PM

    Islamabad: Amidst continuing tensions between Pakistan's government and the powerful army over the memo scandal, President Asif Ali Zardari has said that no one had sought his resignation to defuse the political crisis, making light of suggestions that the military had offered him an "escape" route. "No one has asked...
  • Memogate: Zardari reaches out to the Army 07-01-2012 11:08 AM

    Islamabad: In an apparent bid to reach a truce with the Army over the Memogate scandal, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said that the government was not at war with the Army. "We are not at war with the military. There is no war. This is part of...
  • Husain Haqqani fears he will be killed 05-01-2012 02:43 AM

    London: Former Pakistani envoy to the US Husain Haqqani, who is currently staying as a guest at the prime minister's official residence in Islamabad, fears that he will be murdered if he leaves the place, The Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday. He said he has been branded a "traitor" and...
  • Husain Haqqani fears for his life: report 04-01-2012 05:13 PM

    London: Pakistan's embattled former ambassador to US, Husain Haqqani, fears he will be murdered if he leaves his sanctuary in the official residence of the Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, a media report on Wednesday said. Haqqani who is at the centre of the memo scandal said the allegations...
  • Rehman Malik threatens to 'expose' TIP 30-12-2011 03:15 PM

    Islamabad: Interior Minister Rehman Malik has threatened to "expose" corruption watchdog Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) for allegedly working against the interests of the country. Malik claimed he would reveal the "real truth" behind organisations like TIP while speaking during question hour in the National Assembly or Lower House of Parliament...
  • Zardari may break silence on the memogate scandal 26-12-2011 08:47 PM

    New Delhi: On the fourth death anniversary of his wife Benazir Bhutto the question facing Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is will he take on the army or leave the country. Reports suggest that the government is considering sacking both the army and the ISI chief, but there's still cautious...
  • China assures Pak of unwavering support 26-12-2011 05:38 PM

    Beijing: Amid a deterioration in US-Pak ties, China has assured Pakistan's political and military leadership of its support in maintaining sovereignty and internal stability and promised to help its 'trusted ally' play a bigger role in global and regional affairs. The assurance was conveyed to Pakistani leaders by top Chinese...
  • Judiciary, army should work within limits: Gilani 25-12-2011 04:05 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday said all state institutions, including the judiciary and army, should work within their constitutional limits as tensions continued between the civilian government and the powerful military over the Memogate scandal. "Parliament, judiciary and the army - we respect all three and...
  • Pakistan's Information Minister resigns 25-12-2011 12:31 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday announced her resignation without citing any reason behind her move. She announced her resignations live on state-run television during a meeting of the federal cabinet in Karachi chaired by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. Addressing the premier, 41-year-old Firdous said, "While...
  • Pakistan: Kayani skips dinner hosted by Zardari 24-12-2011 11:40 PM

    Islamabad: Amidst strains between the civilian government and the military, Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was conspicuous by his absence at an official dinner hosted on Saturday by President Asif Ali Zardari. The powerful army chief stayed away from the dinner hosted by Zardari in honour of China's...
  • Pakistan army chief rules out military takeover 23-12-2011 05:03 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday dismissed speculation of a military takeover as "misleading", saying they were being used as a "bogey" to divert the focus from "real issues". The statement came a day after Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani warned that conspiracies were...
  • Gilani fears coup conspiracy, slams Pakistan army 23-12-2011 07:04 AM

    Gilani also slammed the army for not detecting Osama Bin Laden's presence in Pakistan, asking who issued him the visa to stay. ...
  • Gilani fears coup conspiracy, hits out at army 23-12-2011 02:48 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday in an unprecedented tongue-lashing against the powerful military said it is "unacceptable" if the army "considers itself a State within State" and warned that "conspiracies" are being hatched to "pack up" his government. Prime Minister Gilani also strongly criticised the army for...
  • Pak PM Gilani spells out fear of being ousted 22-12-2011 03:55 PM

    Islamabad: As talk of a rift between his government and the military gathers pace, Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday said "no institution can be a state within a state" and warned that "conspiracies" are being hatched to "pack up" his democratically-elected government. "People will have to decide whether...