YOUSUF RAZA GILANI

  • Former Pakistan PM Gilani's son, security guards booked for murder October 9, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son has been booked in a murder case in Lahore after his security guard allegedly shot dead a young biker for not clearing the way for "VIP movement", media reported on Thursday. Tanvir Javed told police that his 23-year-old son Tahir Malik was...
  • Pak: Expm 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...
  • 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 ticketholders of Punjab...
  • Pak: 6 arrested in former PM Gilani's son kidnapping case May 16, 2013

    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 vicechairman post May 13, 2013

    Lahore: Former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday resigned from the post of vicechairman 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 May 11, 2013

    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 May 11, 2013

    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 May 11, 2013

    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 twotime 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, SipaheSahaba May 10, 2013

    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 LashkareJhangvi and SipaheSahaba. Though no group has claimed responsibility for the abduction, Gilani and other members of his family told The Express Tribune that Ali Haider had...
  • Pak on the edge a day before elections; Gilani's son kidnapped May 10, 2013

    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...
  • Taliban suspected to be behind Gilani's son's kidnapping May 9, 2013

    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 exPM Gilani's son kidnapped from poll rally May 9, 2013

    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 news...
  • Pakistan's Supreme Court issues notice to exPM Gilani April 10, 2013

    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 Partyled government closed a probe into corruption in organising the Haj pilgrimage. A threejudge bench led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, which is investigating...
  • Pak polls: Bilawal launches PPP election campaign April 4, 2013

    Karachi: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday launched the Pakistan People's Party's election campaign in a lowkey 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...
  • Khoso sworn in as Pakistan's caretaker Prime Minister March 26, 2013

    Islamabad: Mir Hazar Khan Khoso was on Monday sworn in as Pakistan's caretaker Prime Minister by President Asif Ali Zardari during a ceremony held at the presidency. The ceremony was attended by former premiers Raja Pervez Ashraf and Yousuf Raza Gilani, leaders of political parties, top military officials, bureaucrats and...
  • Gilani reconciles with PM Ashraf on Zardari's intervention October 14, 2012

    Lahore: Days after he aired his grievances against the government for failing to prevent the arrest of his son, former Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani has reconciled with his successor Raja Pervez Ashraf on the intervention of President Asif Ali Zardari. Gilani's son Ali Musa Gilani, named as an accused...
  • Things were unbearable in presidency: Gilani October 8, 2012

    Islamabad: Former Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that things had became unbearable for him to continue living at the presidency after his son was "held" at the gate. Gilani was reportedly living in a presidential suite of four bedrooms on the sixth floor of the AiwaneSadr since...
  • Gilani says 'not happy' with PPP govt led by Ashraf October 7, 2012

    Lahore: Differences between Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Yousuf Raza Gilani have come to the fore, with an "unhappy" former premier speaking out for the first time against PPPled government for its inability to avert his son's arrest and for "unceremoniously" changing bureaucrats appointed by him. Gilani was convicted of...
  • Ephedrine scam: ExPak PM Gilani's son arrested September 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Former Pakistani premier Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Musa was on Friday arrested by the armyrun AntiNarcotics Force in connection with a case related to alleged irregularities in the import of Ephedrine, a controlled drug. Ali Musa was arrested at the gates of the Supreme Court when he arrived on...
  • Contempt case: Pak PM seeks time, pulled up by SC August 27, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Supreme Court has adjourned the contempt case against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf till September 18. Ashraf has asked for more time of about four to six weeks from the court. The court, however, seems to be taking a hard stand. It has told Ashraf that contempt of...
  • Pakistan: Will PM Ashraf be sacked like his predecessor? August 27, 2012

    Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf faces contempt charges for refusing to reopen a moneylaundering probe against President Asif Ali Zardari. ...
  • Prepare for next general election: Pakistan PM August 15, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Wednesday directed authorities to prepare for the next general election, saying his Pakistan People's Party is committed to holding free, fair and impartial polls. Ashraf made the remarks while chairing a weekly meeting of his cabinet. He did not indicate when the next...
  • Pak govt tells SC won't approach Swiss authorities July 24, 2012

    Islamabad: A day before the expiry of a deadline set by Pakistan's Supreme Court for reviving graft charges against President Asif Ali Zardari, the government on Tuesday informed the court that the federal cabinet has made no decision to approach Swiss authorities to reopen the cases. The government conveyed its position...
  • Gilani's son wins parliamentary seat vacated by him July 20, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan People's Party leader Yousuf Raza Gilani's son has won a parliamentary seat in Punjab province that was vacated by former prime minister after being disqualified by the Supreme Court in June. Abdul Qadir Gilani won a bypoll in the family's traditional stronghold of Multan by bagging 64,628 votes,...
  • New Pakistan PM defends Zardari's immunity July 1, 2012

    Islamabad: In the face of pressure from Pakistan's Supreme Court to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Sunday defended the President's immunity, saying it would only end after he leaves office. "He (Zardari) is the democratically elected President and as per law, he...
  • Pak SC asks PM to reopen Zardari graft case June 27, 2012

    Islamabad: Piling up pressure on new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, Pakistan Supreme Court on Wednesday asked him to respond by July 12 to its order to reopen graft cases in Switzerland against President Asif Ali Zardari, an issue that had cost his predecessor his job. A threejudge bench headed by...
  • New Pak PM promises to work for better IndoPak ties June 23, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan desires peaceful ties with its neighbours, including India, and will work to strengthen the dialogue process that is already underway to resolve problems like the Kashmir issue, Prime Ministerelect Raja Pervez Ashraf said on Friday. "We want peaceful ties with our neighbours Afghanistan, Iran and India. We desire...
  • Pakistan: Raja Parvez Ashraf sworn in as new PM June 22, 2012

    Islamabad: Raja Parvez Ashraf, a stalwart of the ruling PPP, on Friday became Pakistan's new Prime Minister as the country struggled to come out of its latest political crisis. Ashraf was administered the oath of office by President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday night, hours after he was elected as the...
  • Raja Parvez Ashraf to be the next Pakistan PM June 22, 2012

    Islamabad: Raja Parvez Ashraf is all set to be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan following his nomination by the Pakistan Peoples Party on Friday. The new premier will be elected by Pakistan's National Assembly on Friday evening. Ashraf was the Water and Power Minister in the Cabinet of former Pakistan...
  • Pak to get new PM, Kaira and Ashraf frontrunners June 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Two days after Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was ousted by a court order, the country is set to get its new Prime Minister. Information and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira is the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) candidate, due to be voted in when the National Assembly...