Irfan Bukhari

  • TAsk Faryal Talpur about the most difficult phase of her life and she doesn’t come out with a reply. She’s never considered anything difficult, she says. Very few people have the ability to make a statement like that in a self-effacing manner. The PPP Women Wing President is one of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira Thursday said that PPP had not given any guarantee to any country at the time of Musharrafs departure from the Presidency regarding his indemnity. Though friendly countries generally give advice on various matters but it ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - After winning unshaken support of PML-Q, MQM and Danial Aziz, embattled nazims will now have Musharrafs pat on their back, as the former president has called district & tahsil nazims to have an exclusive meeting with him in Abu Dhabi in the next few days, TheNation reliably learnt on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - PML-Q Parliamentary Leader in the National Assembly Makhdoom Faisal Saleh Hayat Friday invited Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani for an open public debate in front of media and civil society to answer some very specific questions regarding his and his familys alleged involvement in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - PML-Q President Ch Shujaat Hussain has said that as many as sixty MQM workers killed during second tenure of Benazir Bhutto were buried at Margalla Hills. Talking to TheNation here on Wednesday, Shujaat clarified that he had not said to a private TV channel that those 60 MQM men had ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-N is considering holding a Long March for Musharrafs trial in the murder case of Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Bugti after Eidul Fitr. However, it would not reach Islamabad this time, as its destination would be Dera Bugti, TheNation learnt reliably on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Finance Shaukat Tarin in the ministerial committee on power crisis opposed the rental power project vehemently saying the countrys financial resources could not afford it. According to sources, in the meeting of the ministerial committee on power crisis, which met ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday told the National Assembly that he had sacked Chairman Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM), Moeen Aftab Sheikh, in the backdrop of media reports about corruption in the institution. I visited the office of Auditor General of Pakistan on Monday ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain on Monday cancelled the basic party membership of like-minded groups leader and former federal minister, Humayun Akhtar Khan. The membership of Humayun has been cancelled on the charges of violating partys discipline and convening partys ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Interior Rehman Malik Monday told the National Assembly that according to credible intelligence reports, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief Baitullah Mehsud had been killed but the government was trying to collect solid evidence in that regard. He was responding ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - In the ministerial committee on energy crisis meeting, Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira told his fellow ministers that some enraged people had tried to cut the electricity connection of his house in Lalamusa. The committee, which met Wednesday night at the Ministry of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The National Assembly on Monday unanimously passed resolution of condemnation on Gojra incident asking the federal and the Punjab government to unearth the real culprits behind the gory occurrence that earned a bad name for the country. Two separate resolutions with more or less same ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Interior Rehman Malik Friday told the Upper House that the government had provided proof of Afghanistan and Indias involvement in insurgency in Balochistan to the heads of the government of both countries. Responding to the point of order of Senator Jamal Leghari, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Former president Pervez Musharraf is weighing his options to fight legal battle ahead but his close aides claim that he or any counsel on his behalf may not appear before the court to defend the actions taken on November 3, 2007 and afterwards. The sources close to the former president ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Central General Council (CGC) of Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid) here Monday elected Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Mushahid Hussain Sayed as partys president and secretary general respectively, while partys like-minded group boycotted the polls and, thus, fractured former ruling party ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Q President Ch Shujaat Hussain Friday said that the controversial 17th Amendment should be abolished in phases. He said this while talking to TheNation on Friday. In the first phase, all such clauses on which all political parties have consensus may be repealed ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid) is poised to stage mass protest demonstrations, after partys central polls scheduled on July 20, in the country, particularly in Punjab, against the dissolution of district governments two months prior to their tenure and appointments of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Terming convention of APCs and formation of committees to resolve Balochistan issue as 'futile exercise, Baloch leaders Tuesday opposed the Prime Ministers proposal of convening All Parties Conference on the issue of the province. Senator Shahid Hassan Bugti of Jamhuri Wattan Party ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid) central command is mulling over the option of striking off the membership of renegades by calling an emergent meeting of partys general council, TheNation learnt reliably on Thursday. As the dissidents are resolved to dislodge Chaudhrys from the top ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday announced to double the development funds for Parliamentarians from Rs 10 million to Rs 20 million for the fiscal year 2009-10 while the Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Dr Babar Awan assured the House that subsidy on electricity ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - While answering to the question of Riaz Fatyana on population explosion during National Assembly question hour on Monday, Federal Minister for Population Welfare Dr Firdous Awan said the government might impose tax on kids more than the permissible number if the Parliament gave nod to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Terming Balochistan an 'active volcano, PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain Wednesday asked the government to raise the issue of Indian involvement in the province and Fata at the United Nations forum, as the governments functionaries had time and again claimed of neighbouring ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League (Functional) Parliamentary Leader in the National Assembly Jahangir Khan Tareen has said that there should be an open debate on the issue of Bahawalpur province. While responding a query in a press conference here on Monday, Tareen said that the government should ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - It is the story of those days when former CM Punjab Ch Pervaiz Elahi used to say that PML-Q would get former President Pervez Musharraf elected ten times in the uniform. The sources, privy to the developments of the past and having close relations with Chaudhry brothers, told TheNation ...

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  • TISLAMABAD- Ministry of Interior has approved creating three new positions in the Islamabad Police and in this regard a summary has been sent to Prime Minister for final approval. According to sources the Ministry of Interior had given consent for creating three new positions of Deputy Inspector ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Rebutting the claim of former president Pervez Musharraf that Nawab Akbar Bugti had been killed in the wake of cave collapse, Talal Bugti, son of slain Baloch nationalist leader, said Monday that he would soon meet PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif to devise a strategy for registering ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The future of existing local government system is in great jeopardy as three out of four provinces including Punjab, NWFP and Balochistan in an inter-ministerial meeting here on Saturday asked the government to rescind Local Government Ordinance 2001 dubbing it the 'brainchild of a ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Giving approval to Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project, federal cabinet which met here Wednesday with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in the chair asked the relevant departments to strike final agreement with Tehran in that regard. The federal cabinet has given go-ahead signal to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Owing to ongoing military offensive in Swat and volatile security situation in the country, the arrival of United Nations Commission on Benazir Bhutto for probing into her assassination has been delayed for an indefinite period. The sources in the Ministry of Interior told TheNation ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The two major components of erstwhile religious alliance Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, JUI-F and JI, which have been at loggerhead for the last one and half years have started contacts to revive MMA or form a fresh larger coalition of religious parties in the country. The sources in both ...

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