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Zardari asks people to emulate Imam Hussain’s example of resisting tyranny

Islamabad September 30, 2017: On the eve of Yom-e-Ashur tomorrow on Sunday former President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari has called upon the people to emulate the example of the great Imam in resisting tyranny and injustice.

 

In a message the President Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians said that the underlying message of Imam Hussain’s supreme sacrifice was; ‘resist tyranny, oppression and falsehood at all costs and under all circumstances’.

 

“This message was relevant yesterday, is relevant today and will be relevant tomorrow. Indeed the message is universal in character and transcends the bounds of time, geography, guise and climes”.

 

Tyranny and oppression changes guise with changing times. The tyrant of our time wears the guise of religiosity to unleash a reign of terror in the name of religion, he said.

 

Let us resolve today to fight this tyrant to the finish, the former President said in his message.

 

On this day we also pay homage to Imam Hussain and the martyrs of Karbala who stand in human civilization as the beacon of light illumining the path for generations to traverse, he said.

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Govt, opposition haven’t yet presented name for NAB chief: Shah

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah Thursday said the reports regarding appointment of a new chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) did not have substance, adding that no name had yet been proposed for the key slot.

Shah, in his statement issued to media, said he was in touch with all political parties and would expedite consultation after Ashura Muharram.

“I have held consultation with Tehreek-e-Insaf, besides meeting the prime minister. But neither the premier, nor the opposition has yet proposed a name for NAB chief,” he said, adding that only Jamaat-e-Islami has proposed a name for the post.

The leader of the opposition said that he would suggest a unanimous name to the prime minister after consultation with all opposition parties. “People’s party decides on national affairs through consultation, while in the past too we took opposition parties into confidence on such matters.”

He further said if the government and opposition failed to reach a consensus on appointment of the NAB chairman, then the matter would be forwarded to concerned parliamentary committee.TheDailyTimes

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Imran Khan is trying to hide behind his ex-wife

Islamabad, 28 September 2017: Pakistan Peoples Party leader Saeed Ghani has said that the nation wants Imran Khan to explain his financial corruption because he comes from a modest background and is unemployed for a long time but lives in a palace in Banigala.

Saeed Ghani said that Imran Khan story of taking money from his former wife resembles with the Qatari letter. Why his ex-wife did not give the amount directly to Imran Khan and why the money was given to some one named Shahid Khan. It means that his ex-wife did not trust Imran Khan to return this money. Saeed Ghani said that the day Imran Khan will tell the truth, he will be in Adiala Prison. Imran Khan was made cricket captain by dictator General Zia-ul-Haq, Saeed Ghani said.

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Press Release: FATA

ISLAMABAD 27 September 2017: The humans in FATA have no rights. The only demand that all tribes over generations have been repeating was for an access to basic rights with the provision was basic facilities, with the mainstreaming of this troubled strip with the rest of Pakistan. This was the consensual point of all speakers in a speech competition at graduation level students among all agencies students of FATA. Titled as the Status of Human Rights in FATA, it was arranged by Shaheed Bhutto Foundation (SBF) in collaboration with All Fata Students Forum (AFSF).

The young speakers were so passionate that one after another came to the podium and repeatedly pointed to the basic and human rights available to the citizens of Pakistan, with the impressive choice of words and expressions. Some even lamented that, the citizens of FATA were not treated even at equal levels with the rest of citizenry settled across Pakistan. Their unified message was singular that irrespective of any differentiation, the writ of rule of law must of extended to the FATA, and extensive reform package consisting short and long term initiatives be launched on war-footing as decade-long war is ending there.

Mr Asad Afridi, belonging to Khyber Agency and studying at Kyber Model College stood first and was awarded Rs 5,000/- in cash. Mr Zulifqar Ahmed of FR Kohat stood second, meanwhile Mr Alamgir Khan and Mr Nauman Khan belonging to Bajaur Agency stood third and fourth respectively and were awarded cash prizes including certificates of appreciation.

The panel of judges, comprising Mr Ajmal Wazir, Mr Taraq Waheed and Mr Qirat Rehman in their short notes thanked the organizers and contestants, with a reassuring message that such healthy and competitive activities and strives among youth in the FATA can reduce radicalization by paving the way for the peace and stability in the region and for the generations to come.

Earlier, Mr Sikandar Ali Hullio, CEO, Shaheed Bhutto Foundation informed to the audience that, the first round of speech competition took place in all FATA Agencies and for the second and final round, all the contestants and delegates travelled from respective areas, that was much appreciated by all attendees on the grounds that besides politics and conspiracies, the FATA and its new generation needed a respite and break where they could also opt for alternatives to utilize their talents.

 

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Musharraf knows what it means to be chased by law and by Zardari

One may pity Musharraf but stern laws of nature seldom pause for pity

 

Islamabad September 22, 2017: The PPP challenges former dictator General Pervez Musharraf to be man enough and return to the country and face in the courts the charge of complicity in the murder of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto as well as the charges of high treason under Article 6 of the Constitution.

This has been stated by Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar in a statement today.

He said that the fugitive from law and the courts General Musharraf lacks the courage to return to the country and face charges formally pressed against him in the High Court.

“It is the act of a coward who raises his arm threatening to strike but does not have the courage to give the blow”.

He said that Musharraf had been unnerved by the admission by LHC Rawalpindi Bench on Thursday of Mr. Asif Zardari’s three appeals one of which seeks death penalty for Musharraf for murdering Shaheed Benazir Bhutto.

As the PPP wan not allowed to become a party to the case thus far Musharraf liked to imagine that his crime will never be exposed and he will escape retribution.

But the August 31 verdict of the Rawalpindi anti terrorism court opened the shut doors for Mr. Zardari to enter into the field as an aggrieved party and chase Musharraf to bring him to justice, he said.

The ATC verdict declared Musharraf as absconder and separated his case. Zardari’s appeal to set aside the ATC order of May 8 and judgment of August 31 has been admitted for hearing by the LHC.

Farhatullah Babar said that Musharraf knows full well as to what it means to be chased by law and by Zardari. This explains why the dictator who prided himself to be a commando is so shaken and unnerved, he said.

Musharraf’s warnings to Shaheed Benazir Bhutto that she would risk her life if she returned to Pakistan ahead of the 2008 elections and his refusal to provide her security are already well documented and need no elaboration.

Musharraf’s patronage of the extremists is also well known. While in office he sought to fool the world with his claims of ‘enlightened moderation’, but when out of office he admitted to having aided the Taliban, the Spokesperson said.

Musharraf knows that sooner or later as the long arms of the law reach him he will no longer be able to seek refuge in a hospital in Rawalpindi.

One may pity Musharraf but unfortunately for him the stern laws of nature seldom pause for pity, he said.

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Musharraf, his cronies behind BB’s murder: Aseefa Bhutto

KARACHI: Aseefa Bhutto Zardari has lashed out at former president Pervez Musharraf for accusing Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) Asif Ali Zardari of being involved in the assassination of Benazir and Murtaza Bhutto and dubbed the former military ruler “murderer”.

“Let me state this quite clearly. Musharraf and his lapdog cronies in the establishment and the army are responsible for BBs murder,” Aseefa tweeted on Friday.

She said that Musharraf was behind the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and now he was blaming the victim.

She also criticized the media houses for giving “undue” coverage to Musharraf. “Disgusted & appalled by media houses that are giving attention to this murderer, who ran away,” Aseefa stated in another tweet. TheDailyTimes

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Musharraf, not PPP hiding from courts, Sherry

ISLAMABAD, September 21, 2017: Vice-President PPPP, Senator Sherry Rehman speaking to the media outside Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi bench today, appealed for swift justice for Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.

Today was the first hearing on the pleas submitted by former President Asif Ali Zardari on the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto murder case.

Rehman said, “It has been 10 years since SMBB’s assassination and we are still fighting for justice. We were not allowed to become party to the case this whole decade. Now in appeal against the verdict that allows the perpetrators and planners to go free the PPP will go on every forum to appeal and fight for justice. We will knock on every door if that’s what it takes”.

“The whole nation anxiously waited for this verdict with us regardless of their political affiliation,” she added.

Responding to the bizarre allegations leveled by Pervez Musharraf against Asif Ali Zardari, Rehman said, “If Musharraf knew about SMBB’s and Murtaza Bhutto’s murderers then why was he quiet until now? Why didn’t Musharraf speak up earlier when the UN Commission came? Musharraf was in power for 10 years in Pakistan so why did he not do anything for Murtaza Bhutto’s case? He is worried now that questions will be asked about his role in her murder. This is a classic case of “chor machaye shor”. We all know that SMBB specifically took Musharraf’s name in her e-mail to Mark Seigel”.

Rehman further added, “It has been 10 years since SMBB died and somehow he just woke up about her murderers now? If Zardari wanted to run from the SMBB cases then he would have never filed three appeals. Whatever Musharraf has to say, he should say it in Pakistan”.

“Why did Musharraf’s own people try to wash away evidence and cover up the crime? Who was involved in this conspiracy? These questions are very serious and should not be forgotten because we will always keep appealing until we achieve justice,” concluded the Senator.

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General Musharraf should be arrested and tried in Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s murder

Islamabad, 21 September 2017: Pakistan Peoples Party’s Senator Ajiz Dhamra strongly reacting to General Musharraf’s video statement has said that former Dictator cannot mislead the nation by telling lies. This video statement is admission by the Dictator that he was involved not in the assassination of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto but also was one of the planners of murder of Mir Murtaza Bhutto.

Senator Ajiz Dhamra said that General Musharraf had threatened Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto not to return to Pakistan before the general elections. General Musharraf did not provide security to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto as she had challenged illegal and unconstitutional rule of General Musharraf.

Time has come that General Musharraf be arrested in Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s murder case and tried accordingly.

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General Musharraf should be arrested and tried in Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s murder

Islamabad, 21 September 2017: Pakistan Peoples Party’s Senator Ajiz Dhamra strongly reacting to General Musharraf’s video statement has said that former Dictator cannot mislead the nation by telling lies. This video statement is admission by the Dictator that he was involved not in the assassination of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto but also was one of the planners of murder of Mir Murtaza Bhutto.

Senator Ajiz Dhamra said that General Musharraf had threatened Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto not to return to Pakistan before the general elections. General Musharraf did not provide security to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto as she had challenged illegal and unconstitutional rule of General Musharraf.

Time has come that General Musharraf be arrested in Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s murder case and tried accordingly.

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Fact Finding Committee for NA-120 bye-election

Islamabad, 21 September 2017: Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan Perry John Calderwood, Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong and British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew separately called on former President of Pakistan and President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Asif Ali Zardari at Zardari House Islamabad on Thursday.

Vice President PPPP Senator Sherry Rehman and Senator Salim Mandviwala were also present on the occasions. Matters of mutual interests were discussed in these meetings.