Mubashir Hassan

  • LAHORE - PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is arriving in the Punjab to lead the first anti-government rally from Lahore to Faisalabad scheduled for January 19. Dubbed as “Save Punjab Rally”, it is planned after the announcement the PPP chairman on December 27 against the government ...

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  • LAHORE -  The intra-party elections in political parties have become a strange phenomenon in country’s politics over the years. All political parties with the exception of Jamaat-e-Islami get their office-bearers elected unopposed by an election process whose transparency has always been ...

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  • LAHORE - The two factions of the Pakistan People’s Party, the PPP and the PPP-P concluded their intra-party polls at Bilawal House Karachi yesterday, thereby, ending the speculation of their anticipated merger into one party. The two parties will make an electoral alliance to contest any ...

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  • LAHORE -  A PPP decision allowing its two leaders, Asif Ali Zardari and his son Bilawal Bhutto to contest by-elections on the same election symbol is most likely to open up a Pandora’s box landing the two into legal complications. “After they file their nomination papers with the ...

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  • LAHORE - PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is scheduled to visit Punjab in the second week of January to raise new party cadres at the district level. Party sources said that party Chairman would be visiting divisional headquarters in Punjab this time rather than staying at Bilawal House. A ...

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  • Much like the previous years, the battle to have control over Punjab continued in 2016 also. The preceding year saw complete political dominance of the ruling PML-N in a province which remains its stronghold since decades.  It reinforced its political gains of 2015 by getting its mayors and ...

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  • Shezan International Limited is a prominent member of Pakistan's close net FMCG sector. The company was incorporated in 1964 as a joint venture between Alliance Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) of the United States and Shahnawaz Group of Pakistan. However, AIDC sold all of its shares to ...

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  • LAHORE  - Though the tone was harsh but the intended actions are soft in spirit. After a lot of rhetoric and criticism on the sitting government, the eventual outcome was about visiting the four provinces to mobilize public opinion against the government, an announcement which could at best be ...

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  • LAHORE - For the first time since taking active charge of the PPP in the absence of his father, Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari spent a week in the Punjab capital to take part in the party’s foundation day celebrations. This was also for the first time that the party’s foundation day ...

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  • LAHORE -  On the concluding day of party’s Foundation Day celebrations, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced to make Lahore his political base to conquer Punjab, a province  where the PPP has not been able to rule for the last over 39 years. On Tuesday, he also predicted a ...

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  • LAHORE-Music, traditional dances and muttering on the prayer beads – all go together when the young PPP chairman sits on the ground in a Balochi style attending workers’ conventions at the Bilawal House. He also wears a traditional Balochi turban, the one his father once wore on his ...

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  • LAHORE -  Music, traditional dances and muttering on the prayer beads – all go together when the young PPP chairman sits on the ground in a Balochi style attending workers’ conventions at the Bilawal House. He also wears a traditional Balochi turban, the one his father once wore on ...

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  • LAHORE -  PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday declared to dismantle the dictatorship of ‘Takht-e-Lahore’ through a democratic struggle.   “I will lead a revolution from Lahore after December 27 if the government did not concede my four-point charter of ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan People’s Party is celebrating its 49th foundation day on Wednesday (today), this time with great fanfare, making it an occasion of festivities and also of stock taking, reorganisation and soul searching. During the seven days-long celebrations, the party workers will have ...

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  • LAHORE - In a surprise move yesterday night, the PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari rang up the newly-appointed Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa to congratulate him on assuming the command of country’s armed forces. Zardari assured his party’s cooperation to the new army ...

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  • LAHORE -  Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif yesterday assigned portfolios to newly inducted 12 ministers and reshuffled the departments of nine old ministers. According to an official notification, Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has been given additional charge of Information and Culture ...

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  • LAHORE - In a shocking revelation made in the Punjab Assembly yesterday, at least 145 factories are spreading air pollution only in one provincial constituency of Lahore while environment courts are sitting over 94 cases filed against factory owners for violation of environment ...

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  • LAHORE -  With the fresh nominations recently made by the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, all provincial cadres of the PPP-P headed by Asif Ali Zardari have been virtually replaced with those of the PPP.   Since 2002, the party of Bhuttos is keeping two parallel organizations- ...

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  • LAHORE - The remote areas in Punjab will now have qualified and trained teachers as the present policy of sending under-performing teachers to these areas under punishment has been reversed under instructions from Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif. It was at a high level meeting he chaired yesterday ...

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  • LAHORE - “You want justice? I will appoint Jehangir Badr the chief justice of Pakistan. He will dispense justice”. This is how slain PPP leader Mohtarma Benazira Bhutto once told her political opponents during her first term as prime minister. Though Benazir Bhutto had made this comment ...

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  • LAHORE -  One of the main Opposition parties in the Parliament, the PPP, has rejected the Supreme Court decision to pass a verdict on the Panama leaks, and instead sought solution to the conflict by the Parliament. “We hold the Supreme Court of Pakistan in high esteem, but the solution ...

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  • LAHORE -  The stakes are high. Both are right, both are wrong. If Imran Khan is determined to lock down the capital, an unlawful act, Nawaz Sharif stands firm on his Panama stance with no moral justification. Pressure is mounting on the ruling party. If cool heads don’t prevail, a clash ...

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  • BEIJING - China is much worried about the increasing imbalance of power in south Asia and thinks measures should be taken to maintain a balance. With the CPEC project going in the top gear, the Chinese government is also concerned about the strained relations between India and Pakistan, but hopes ...

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  • LAHORE - Selection of PPP’s Lahore president has never been as difficult for the top leadership as is today. It is an important party office as the provincial capital elects 13 MNAs for the National Assembly and 27 MPAs for the provincial legislature. Once a stronghold of the PPP, Lahore has ...

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  • LAHORE: Senior politicians and ex-diplomats believe Pakistan has limited options to respond to the Indian offensive on the LOC and the diplomatic front. Speaking in the context of postponement of SAARC Summit, former Foreign Minister Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali said that Pakistan had limited options to ...

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  • LAHORE -  Ex-Army Generals don’t see any real threat of war between the two nuclear neighbours as it would be mutually disastrous. Nonetheless, they do foresee some terrorist attack on Pakistan military on Indian instigation. The Nation talked to a number of retired Army Generals about ...

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  • LAHORE - PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will address public rallies in all Punjab districts starting from October this year as part of party’s revival campaign in the biggest province, it has been learnt. Party leadership has selected Okara district for its first protest rally as a token ...

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  • LAHORE - PPP’s cautious approach on Panama Leaks and other issues is leading many to believe it was running with the hare and hunting with the hounds. The problem with the PPP is that it is maintaining a certain degree of ambiguity on almost every matter whether it be the question of siding ...

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  • LAHORE - Four provincial Finance Ministers are meeting here on Monday (today) to do the spadework on the 8th National Finance Commission Award due since 2015, it has been learnt. Punjab Minister for Finance Ayesha Ghous Pasha is chairing the meeting which will also be attended by Finance ...

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  • LAHORE - At a time when PPP leadership is struggling to revive the party in Punjab, it no longer enjoys the support of influential political families from this province. Many politicians have either left the PPP or have become indifferent since the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in December 2007. ...

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