PPP has decided to suspend the basic membership of the party’s founding member and former federal minister Aitzaz Ahsan over his controversial statement. Aitzaz Ahsan — the PPP’s legal wizard and a member of the party’s central executive committee (CEC) — has been in the headlines since he made some statements that angered the party leadership. The top leadership of the party has distanced itself from the statement.
The resolution against the embattled premier was tabled by the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on March 28 and it was approved for debate the very same day. The no-confidence motion, signed by about 100 lawmakers from the PML-N and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), was submitted before the National Assembly Secretariat. The leaders alleged that the Imran Khan-led government was responsible for rising inflation.
Amid political unrest in the country right now, Bilawal Bhutto’s slip of tongue has lightened the mood for the country. Bilawal was speaking at the rally in Islamabad on Tuesday night to mark the culmination of a 10-day Awami March. “Islamabad may kaampein taang rahi hai [Shivers are legging in Islamabad],” he said.
In order to save Karachi from its despair, Prime Minister Imran Khan unveiled a “historic” financial package worth Rs1.1 trillion for Karachi’s transformation. The PM said that the package will address the chronic municipal and infrastructure issues of the country’s financial hub, which came into light last month after record-breaking monsoon rains caused widespread devastation and left dozens dead.
The Ministry of Interior has directed US blogger Cynthia Rochie to leave Pakistan within 15 days, after rejecting her application for visa extension. The development comes a day after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) expressed dissatisfaction over the interior ministry’s recent order related to the validity of Ritchie’s visa and gave the government a final opportunity to render proper assistance.
Religious seminaries in the province of Sindh will now be registered by the government’s Education Department to formally recognise their academic services. The Sindh government would soon adopt a separate law for proper control and regulation of the religious seminaries, like the case of schools and colleges in the province. This decision was taken at a meeting of provincial Apex Committee of Sindh.
The federal and Sindh governments have agreed to form a committee consisting representatives of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) to save Karachi from further disasters. The participants have decided on working together to resolve rain related issues, which are affecting the daily lives of the residents of the city.
Minister for Shipping and Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi in a press conference alleged the Pakistan People’s Party of hiding important facts about Ozair Baloch’s link to the party. The minister made a “passionate” appeal to Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed to take suo motu notice of Uzair Baloch JIT report released by Sindh government, which he alleged was different from “original”.
Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, has taken notice of luxury vehicles being imported by the Sindh government. During the hearing of coronavirus sou motu case, Justice Gulzar said that the Sindh government does not have funds for cleaning drains of Karachi. However, they are buying luxury vehicles worth Rs. 4 billion. The cost of each vehicle is Rs. 11.6 million.
A week after PPP moved Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against Cynthia D. Ritchie for slanderous tweets, the Pakistan-based American blogger has come out with accusations of rape and assault against some top PPP leaders. In a live video on her Facebook page, Cynthia accused former interior minister Senator Rehman Malik of having raped her in Islamabad in 2011.