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  • Scion of Pakistan's dynasty struggles to shake off father's legacy November 16, 2014

    Naudero: He was a 19-year-old Oxford undergraduate when his family named him chairman of Pakistan's oldest dynastic party. In the years that followed, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, now 26, has been groomed to take over the dynasty and bring his family's political party back to power. The young Bhutto officially launched his political...
  • Pakistan police arrests 2 suspects involved in attack on Benazir Bhutto November 1, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan police on Friday said they have arrested two members of outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban allegedly involved in the deadly attack on slain former premier Benazir Bhutto's convoy in 2007. The arrests were made during an operation in Karachi's Garden area. According to SP CID Usman Bajwa, the arrested suspects were involved...
  • Crowds boo, heckle Bilawal Bhutto at PPP's rally in London on Kashmir October 27, 2014

    London: A rally organised in London by the Pakistan People's Party opposing India's right to Kashmir turned violent after Bilawal Bhutto appeared on stage. People attending the rally hurled water bottles, cans and brickbats at the stage. The so-called 'Million March' from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street descended into chaos...
  • Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto raises Kashmir issue again, says will take it back from India October 20, 2014

    Karachi: In a fresh rant against India, Pakistan People's Party chief Bilawal Bhutto vowed to wrest Kashmir from India. "When I raise Kashmir, the entire Hindustan screams. They know when a Bhutto speaks, they (Indians) have no answer," the 26-year-old Bhutto scion said during his first public rally on Sunday. "We will...
  • Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto holds first public rally in Karachi October 18, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan People's Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday held his first public rally here, launching his political career in a big way. Around 40,000 persons were deployed to provide security cover for the rally at the Bagh-e-Jinnah adjacent to the Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum in Karachi keeping in view the...
  • Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says Kashmir issue root cause of Indo-Pak tension October 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the chief of Pakistan People's Party, on Monday said that the vexed issue of Kashmir was the root cause of hostility between India and Pakistan. "Much of the ensuing hostility in the subcontinent is due to the festering dispute of Kashmir," he said. Bilawal, the scion of highly...
  • 'Meri 2 statements ne Hindustan ki raato ki need ura di.': 7 quotes from Bilawal Bhutto that gave birth to new internet jokes and memes October 9, 2014

    The latest meme material on the internet is Pakistan's young politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. The Chairman of Pakistan People's Party triggered a controversy when he said he will take back all of Kashmir from India because it 'belongs to Pakistan.' Indian politicians dismissed this statement as an attention seeking...
  • Bilawal's comment on Kashmir 'far from reality', says Syed Akbaruddin September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Saturday termed as "far from reality" comment of PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari that his party will get back entire Kashmir from it and asserted the integrity and unity of the country was "non negotiable". "We are in the process of looking forward and looking forward does...
  • I will take back Kashmir from India, it belongs to Pakistan, says Benazir Bhutto's son September 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the 'GenNext' politician of Pakistan, has said that his Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would get back entire Kashmir from India. Bilawal, in his 20s, was addressing the party workers in Multan region in Punjab on Friday. "I will take back Kashmir, all of it, and I will not...
  • Nawaz Sharif to meet Zardari on Friday in Islamabad amid protests August 22, 2014

    Islamabad: With antigovernment protesters stepping up pressure on him to quit, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited former president and PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari for a luncheon meeting here tomorrow to discuss issues related to the political impasse. Sharif had a telephonic conversation with Zardari on Friday and invited...
  • Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari acquitted in graft case May 28, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari was on Wednesday acquitted in a corruption case related to the illegal construction of a polo ground at the Prime Minister House when his wife Benazir Bhutto was the premier. An accountability court in its verdict said that the accused has not been proven...
  • New government must continue peace process with Pakistan: Omar Abdullah May 13, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that it is important that the new central government continues the peace process with Pakistan. Speaking at a discussion titled "Discussion between India and Pakistan on Jammu and Kashmir A historical perspective" at the Kashmir University, Abdullah said...
  • I am impressed by Rahul Gandhi, says Bilawal Bhutto Zardari February 7, 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...
  • Graft cases: Asif Ali Zardari appears in court, proceedings deferred till January 18 January 10, 2014

    Pakistan's former President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday appeared before a court in Islamabad amidst tight security in connection with a graft case against him. Zardari's counsel Farooq H Naek said that his client could not be charged by the Accountability Court in Thursday's hearing and the proceedings were deferred...
  • 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 hardhitting 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 anticorruption 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...
  • Zardari steps down as Pakistan's President, Mamnoon Hussain takes over September 8, 2013

    In a golden moment in Pakistan's chequered 66-year political history, President Asif Ali Zardari, on Sunday, left the presidency after successfully completing his five-year term, paving the way for India-born Mamnoon Hussain to take over. Zardari is the first elected President to complete his constitutional tenure and to be replaced by...
  • Mamnoon Hussain to take oath on September 9 September 1, 2013

    Pakistan President-elect Mamnoon Hussain will be sworn in by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary on September 9. The oath taking ceremony, scheduled to be held at Aiwan-i-Sadr at 2.30 am, is to be attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, federal ministers, parliamentarians, and foreign ambassadors, Online news agency reported. He will replace...
  • Petition seeks ban on Asif Ali Zardari from leaving Pakistan August 31, 2013

    Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday sought explanation from the government over a petition seeking a ban on President Asif Ali Zardari from leaving the country after his tenure ends September 8, court officials said. The petitioner said Zardari knew of the US military operation that killed Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden...
  • Pakistan assures Hamid Karzai of all help to ensure peace in Afghanistan August 27, 2013

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday assured visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai that his country will continue to extend all "possible facilitation" towards peace and reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan. Holding one-on-one and later delegation level talks with Karzai, Sharif "reaffirmed Pakistan's strong support for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, through...
  • Pakistan: I am leaving presidency as a satisfied man, says Asif Ali Zardari August 27, 2013

    Outgoing President Asif Ali Zardari has said that he is leaving the Presidency as a satisfied man after overseeing the first-ever democratic transition of power in Pakistan and relinquishing Presidential powers to Parliament. "Democratic transition to power means strengthening of democracy and I'm confident that Pakistan will be the ultimate winner,"...
  • Way forward in Indo-Pak ties is to resume dialogue, says Zardari August 23, 2013

    Emphasising on the need to resume stalled composite dialogue between Pakistan and India, President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday said recent LoC incidents should not be allowed to derail the normalisation process between the two countries. "We believe the way forward for the two countries is to resume the stalled...
  • Nawaz Sharif orders immediate halt to executions of death sentences August 18, 2013

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday, ordered an immediate halt to death sentences, including that of many hardcore militants, till he has discussed the matter with President Asif Ali Zardari, an official spokesman said. Sharif made the decision after Zardari wrote to him, saying he wanted to discuss next week's...
  • Indian envoy presents credentials to Asif Ali Zardari August 15, 2013

    TCA Raghavan, the new Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, presented his credentials to President Asif Ali Zardari today. The ceremony coincided with India's Independence Day. Raghavan arrived in Islamabad last month to replace Sharat Sabharwal, who was given several extensions after reaching the age of retirement last year. Raghavan is taking over...
  • Use drones only to collect data, says UN chief August 14, 2013

    UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon said on Tuesday that drones should only be used to collect information. Speaking at the National University of Sciences and Technology, the UN chief, who is on a twoday visit to Pakistan, also called for international laws to be followed regarding drone attacks, Geo News...
  • Ban Kimoon to attend Pakistan's independence day ceremony August 12, 2013

    United Nations SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon will begin a twoday official visit to Pakistan on August 13 during which he will interact with the country's top leadership. Ban will call on President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and meet the Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and...
  • Pakistan Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim resigns July 31, 2013

    Fakhruddin G Ebrahim, ChiefElection Commissioner of Pakistan, resigned on Wednesday a day afteroverseeing the election of the new President. In his resignation letter addressed to President Asif AliZardari, Ebrahim said that he has done his job to holdelections and it was time for the new Parliament to appointhis successor, so that...
  • Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain's victory celebrated in Agra July 31, 2013

    As Mamnoon Hussain was declared the new president of Pakistan on Tuesday evening, residents in Agra, the city of Taj Mahal, erupted in jubilation. Hussain was born in Agra March 3, 1940. As the news reached localities of this old city, particularly Nai ki Mandi area, Mantola, and Dholi Khar...
  • Indiaborn Mamnoon Hussain elected as 12th President of Pakistan July 30, 2013

    Indiaborn Mamnoon Hussain, aclose aide of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was on Tuesday electedas the 12th President of Pakistan and will replace incumbentAsif Ali Zardari in September. Hussain emerged as a clear winner in the onesided contestwith exjudge Wajihuddin Ahmad of Pakistan TehreekiInsafparty, state media reported. Pakistan People's Party withdrew its candidate...