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Senior PPP leader and former Senator Taj Haider has said that issuance of contempt of court notice to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah

KARACHI, November 26: Senior PPP leader and former Senator Taj Haider has said that issuance of contempt of court notice to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, who has gone into isolation since 12 days after testing positive for COVID-19, is a matter of grave concern.

In a statement issued here, the PPP leader said that such contempt of court notice draws impression that the courts and their egos are detached from basic humanity. He further said that the precedent our honorable courts are setting will not be able to be followed in future jurisprudence of just human societies.

He appealed to the apex court to reconsider the contempt of court notice on the grounds that the chief Minister fighting COVID-19 has the right to recover first before fully resuming his official work.

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The puppet and selected government cannot stop PDM jalsa

Islamabad, 25 November 2020: Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, the spokesman to the Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the selected government is taking its last breath and that is why registered a false case against Abdul Qadir Gilani in Multan.

The government’s defeat is apparent from its efforts to stop Pakistan Democratic Movement Public gathering in Multan. Now the puppet government has fallen so low that cases are being registered against PPP leaders of stealing locks and chains. Soon the government will start registering cases of buffalo and goat stealing against political workers. He said that no one should have any doubt that the public gathering of PDM will be held at any cost. The government which has stolen sugar, flour and votes cannot frighten the political workers by initiating false and concocted cases against them.  The nation knows the cowardice of this puppet and selected government and this fake government cannot stop people from protesting, Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar concluded.

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PTI wants to deprive poor people of free medical treatment

Use of NAB against NICVD is shameful act of federal government

PTI wants to deprive poor people of free medical treatment

Islamabad, 24 November 2020: Deputy Information Secretary Pakistan Peoples Party, Palwasha Khan has strongly condemned targeting National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) by the PTI government.

Palwasha Khan in a statement said that hospitals on VICVD provide free treatment of heart, cancer, kidney and liver problems and people from whole Pakistan benefit from these hospitals. Imran Khan is resentful of these hospitals as he does not want free treatment to the poor people. she said that NAB’s use against these hospitals is shameful. The government is using NAB for political victimisation. The use of NAB against NICVD amounts to deprive poor people of free medical treatment, Palwasha Khan concluded.

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Deputy Chairman Salim Mandviwala

Islamabad, November 24, 2020: It has been brought to the Senator’s attention that some news channels have been broadcasting NAB propaganda about Senator Mandviwalla. The so called “news” have been published based entirely on NAB statements or representations and not subject to any investigative or journalistic scrutiny, without even giving the Senator a fair opportunity to present his side of the story. It is unfair and prejudicial; it amounts to intimidation tactics by the NAB authorities and unscrupulous sensationalism by some media outlets.
Senator Mandviwalla outrightly rejects this mode of media trial and intimidation campaign by the NAB authorities. The propagated accusations by NAB are baseless, and their mischaracterization as benami transactions is an act of political victimization. Senator Mandviwalla emphatically denies these allegations in toto. All business activities carried out by Senator Mandviwalla have been conspicuous and lawful under the laws of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Senator Mandviwalla will seek justice and challenge these false accusations at all appropriate forums available to him. He shall pursue appropriate legal recourse against the NAB’s unlawful actions. He also fully intends to bring a privilege motion to the Senate regarding the NAB’s nefarious propaganda and unconscionable maligning of Senator Mandviwalla with unproven and baseless accusations.
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Sherry Rehman slams the draconian censorship laws

Islamabad, November 23, 2020: Slamming the draconian censorship laws, Parliamentary Leader of the PPP in the Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman said, “Muzzling the truth and controlling the narrative is unacceptable in a democratic society. These new rules are just another attempt by the government to infringe upon peoples’ privacy and strengthen its surveillance powers”.

Highlighting PTA’s untrammelled powers, she said, “Under the guise of these rules, the government has broadened PTA’s powers, and is attempting to censor criticism and opposition. Now PTA will get to interpret PPC sections without any check and balance and decide what content it considers unlawful, while playing the role of judge, jury and investigator. It will also have the authority to review appeals on the restriction or blocking of online content even before the high court can get involved. PTA also has the power to regulate the content being shared online and can get it removed within a day”.

 

“The Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules, 2020 — will give government the power to monitor and restrict digital content as well as punish social media companies that don’t comply with government requests. Besides social media companies, these rules also apply to telecom operators and broadband operators. By passing these rules, the government has basically given itself a legal cover to issue blanket bans on digital content,” she added.

 

Discussing social media companies, she said,” The federal government wants social media companies to shift their user data servers into Pakistani territory, with on-demand access to any and all data. This will restrict and control what is published on social media, and the government can demand to block and regulate content. Such acts will only discourage internet companies from investing in Pakistan and will negatively impact our economy and employment sector”.

 

Such unconstitutional acts speak volumes for the state’s desperation to monitor citizens’ movements online. What the government should do instead is to focus on developing a strong regulatory framework and protecting citizens’ fundamental rights which they casually violate through such rules,” she added.

 

Parliamentary Leader of the PPP in the Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman concluded by saying, “The government should be open to criticism instead of passing laws which make it unlawful as this is only detrimental to Pakistan’s growth and development. For a government that has made much show of its digital mindset and cashed in on highly publicised initiatives for a ‘Digital Pakistan’, this move is in direct violation of all it claims to stand for. These rules are just an egregious violation of fundamental human rights, including freedom of speech and the right to the internet”.

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CEC Gilgit Baltistan and federal government responsible for violence on peaceful protestors, Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar

Islamabad, 23 November 2020: Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, the spokesmen to the Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that after stealing the Gilgit Baltistan elections, the federal government is now resorting to violence.
Senator Khokhar said that the people are protesting peacefully on stealing of their votes by the federal government but they are being baton charged, tear gassed and fired bullets on them. He said that the Chief Election Commissioner has gone back from the agreement that no result will be announced in GB-2 constituency before the forensic of votes are completed. All the record of election in GB-2 is missing on the behest of CEC, GB. The government wants to create a law and order situation by violence on the protestors.
Senator Khokhar said that how is it possible that the PPP received most votes but the PTI got most seats? He said that people will not tolerate this fascist government anymore. If the situation goes out of hand in GB then the CEC Raja Shahbaz and the federal government will be held responsible, Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar warned.

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Former President Zardari and Chairman PPP condole the death of the mother of Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif

Former President Asif Ali Zardari and Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari have condoled the death of the mother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif who passed away today in London, UK.

Both the leaders in a joint condolence message expressed their deep sorrow and grief over the death of the mother of Sharif brothers. The death of a mother is the most unfortunate for her children, they said. Chairman PPP also condoled with Maryam Nawaz and said that he is saddened by the news of her grandmother’s death. Former President Zardari demanded to release Shahbaz Sharif on parole so that he can attend the funeral of his mother.

Both the leaders prayed to Almighty Allah to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and strength and fortitude for the family members to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.

 

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Now Rawalpindi or Aabpara will not decide for the country but the people

Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that no one in the country is librated in this country from politicians to the judiciary and from journalists to common people. This new Pakistan of selected and the selectors has destroyed the foreign policy, economy and everything. He said that the government threatens us from Covid-19 but refuses to listen and fulfill the demands of doctors, nurses and medical staff in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said this while speaking at the Pakistan democratic Movement jalsa in Peshawar on Sunday afternoon. He said that the entire KP has spoken and raising slogan of “go Imran go”. He said that the people of KP are brave people who have offered the most sacrifices in the war against terrorism. This is due to democracy that the Pakistani flag is hoisted in Swat and Waziristan. The blood of the people of KP was spilled by the terrorists but the coward Imran Khan did not speak a word against terrorists. Now this government and state refuses to compensate those who lost their homes and hearths and their livelihood. He promised that the PPP and the PDM will compensate these brave people. He said that the people of ex- tribal areas have not yet got the rights they are entitled to. The numbers of missing persons are increasing in KP. He said that Imran Khan gave NRO to Ehsanullah Ehsan, the killer of APS children, to Aleema Baji who made assets worth millions of dollars in the USA by a sewing machine and every other looter and plunderers sitting in the cabinet. He saluted late Chief Justice Waqar Seth who had ordered to handover internment centres to the police.

Chairman PPP said that Imran Khan and his party are not the representatives of people but the selectors. Common man is bearing the burden of this selected government. Every daily-use item is now out of reach of a poor man like flour, sugar, eggs, vegetables, fuel, meat, lentils, medicines and facilities like electricity and gas. He said that provinces are not given their due share from the NFC and 160 billion rupees less was provided to KP this year. Chairman Bilawal said that this PTI government is the most corrupt government and Transparency International has also said so. The KP has the most expensive metro in Pakistan. Corruption is in Malam Jabba and all other projects of PTI. NAB does not have courage to ask how a special assistant build an empire of Papa Jones in the USA. Foreign funding case is also a big corruption in which Indians and Israelis deposited money to support Imran Khan and his PTI.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the time to say good bye to this government is near and by January this government will be no more. After January the people will hold Imran Khan and his government accountable and also the people will ask about corruption and assets beyond means from the every officer of NAB from an IO to the chairman. He said that accountability will be meaningless until politicians, judges and generals are not treated with the same law.

He said that despite massive rigging in Gilgit Baltistan elections, the parties of PDM received the most votes and the people rejected the PTI. Now the people of GB are ready to participate in PDM’s long march and the most popular slogan in GB is “vote par Daka, Na Manzoor”.

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PTI government to fall by January

The government in Islamabad will be sent packing by January.  Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said this while talking to journalists in Gilgit. He said that the people of Gilgit Baltistan are supporting the PPP for the last three generations. The people of GB have shown trust on the opposition by voting far more for the opposition parties than the PTI. They have displayed mistrust on this fake PTI government.

He said that women were not allowed to vote in Tangir. The entire world knows about it through foreign media present in GB. He demanded to provide these 7000 women their right to vote. The law says that these women should be allowed to vote. The PPP jiyalas forced this election commission to recount and soon we will get the good news that PPP won other seats as well. The recounting has been ordered on GB-21 where ballot boxes were stolen. Elections are also being held in GB-3 and he appealed the people to vote for PPP in this constituency. He asked the Election Commissioner that what the delay in announcing the results is.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the election commissioner of GB has been proved to be biased in favour of the federal government. On whose instructions he held a press conference in Islamabad against opposition, he asked. Bilawal said that a journalist has tweeted a photograph of Election commissioner sitting with governor GB and PTI minister Amin Gandapur. He asked clarification from election commissioner of this photograph. The election commissioner not only sold the people of GB but also the land of GB. The reports of HRCP and FAFEN clearly show that rigging and violation of election laws happened in the GB elections. Fafen report says that at least three incidents of rigging and irregularities were reported from every polling station.

Chairman PPP saluted the people of GB who made difficult for the federal government to form the government in GB. He appealed to the independent winners not to trade their victory to a government which is about to end by January. Do not become a minister for two to three months, he said. He asked independent winners to protect the rights of people of GB by not being cheated by the federal government.

Responding to questions Chairman PPP said that PTI is telling every independent that he is the candidate of chief minister, this is befooling them but the PTI will not make them chief minister.  PTI is cheating all of them. PTI has not nominated their candidate for chief minister whereas PPP has announced its candidate. He said that the Sindh government was the first in announcing measures to deal with Covid-19 but Imran Khan had made them disputed. We have to send Imran Khan packing because he has failed on every front whether Kashmir cause to Covid-19 because PTI government does not have the capacity.

He said that we will tell the whole Pakistan about federal government’s rigging in GB from the stage of PDM public gathering in Peshawar. We will tell the people that the slogan of “vote par daka na Manzoor” is getting momentum in GB. He said that we have a program of public gathering, then a long march and then resignations from parliament and will do anything necessary to send Imran Khan Khan home.

 

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PPP rejects PM’s offer on Electoral Reforms

Rejecting PM’s offer to the opposition to discuss electoral reforms, Parliamentary Leader of the PPP in the Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman said, “The PTI led government should first accept responsibility for rigging elections in Gilgit Baltistan and then talk about reforms. This sudden interest in electoral reforms seems extremely dubious when all these years they have done nothing about it”.

She said, “The government openly violated election rules. According to the Election Act, 2017, the federal government is not allowed to campaign on the ground. On top of all this, the PM also decided to add to this flagrant rigging and misuse of federal resources by landing in GB to campaign few weeks ago. It is shocking that Form 45s were filled even before polling ending. This was blatant rigging by PTI”.

“A parliamentary committee was formed earlier for comprehensive reforms but instead of going through that, they are now talking about electoral reforms. This just reflects the federal government’s non-serious attitude. When it came to Kashmir or Gilgit Baltistan, PM did not take the opposition into confidence but now he wants to talk to the opposition to get these reforms passed?” she questioned.

She said, “This government was formed as a result of RTS failure. They are unable to control inflation, how will they handle e-voting? There are reports that e-voting is prone to hacking and not completely secure. Accountability starts at home and the government should first focus on what they have done in the GB elections before talking about reforms”.

Parliamentary Leader of the PPP in the Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman concluded by saying, “This government has no credibility. Tabahi sarkar is just finding ways to complicate and rig the elections. We are well aware of their intentions and incompetency”.