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Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan have similar political trail



Islamabad, 15 September 2017: Pakistan Peoples Party’s Senator Ajiz Dhamra has said that Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified and Imran Khan is soon going to be disqualified as both have similar political track record.


Senator Ajiz Dhamra said that both Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan were supported by General Zia-ul-Haq as one was made Punjab finance minister and other was made captain of Pakistan cricket team. Both are staunch supporters of militants and majority in both parties are former members and supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami and other religious bigots. Both of them have intolerant attitude in politics.


Senator Dhamra said that Nawaz Sharif has shown loss in his business but lives a life of king and Imran Khan is living in a palace on 400 Kanals of land without any known source of income. Nawaz Sharif complained about mosquitoes in his prison cell and left the country after striking a deal with General Musharraf and Imran Khan is running away from Peshawar due to Dengue (mosquito). Both of them are afraid to face parliamentarians as both do not attend assembly sessions.


Senator Dhamra said that they are treading the same path and one has been disqualified from holding a public office and another is about to be declared disqualified because of refusal to present money trail before Election Commission.


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INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRACY DAY: Continued democracy to eliminate poverty, terrorism: Bilawal Bhutto


KARACHI, September 14: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that democracy is the only viable and practicable form of government to foster resilient societies adding that strengthening as effective, accountable and inclusive democratic institutions was the key to sustainable democracy.

In a message on the International Democracy Day being observed under the aegis of the United Nations, the PPP Chairman endorsed the UN theme “Democracy and conflict prevention” for the day stressing that only continued and uninterrupted democratic process can ensure complete elimination of poverty, injustice, extremism and terrorism from the world map.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that democracy and more democracy was the cure for the long-term peace and stability in the world including Pakistan. “A democracy strengthens every segment of society, promotes equality and brotherhood, empowers women and weaker echelons, fosters tolerance and develops a human society with respectable and cohesive coexistence,” he added.

PPP Chairman said that international forces who nourished the dictatorial snakes in poor countries did a great disservice to the humanity and today all the monsters threatening the world peace and stability were in fact created by some or other forms of dictatorship.

He said that PPP has suffered immensely during its four decade struggle for democracy and it lost its leadership and thousands of workers in fighting the dictatorial rules in Pakistan. “This fighting continues even today against the remnants of dictatorial forces, which have applied every tool from mud-slinging, fabricated cases, public lashes, solitary imprisonments, gallows, bullets, bombs to media trials etc against the Party leadership and its workers. But we are fighting with the slogan ‘democracy is the best revenge’,” he added.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Pakistan was liberated through a democratic struggle by our founder Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and our leaders and former Prime Ministers Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto laid down their lives for democracy and people’s rights and passed on the struggle to our generation.

PPP Chairman pledged that we shall carry on the struggle of our founders and will eventually defeat the dictatorial and dark-ages forces to strengthen democracy and rule of law and the constitution.

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چیئرمین بلاول بھٹو زرداری کا نامور تعلیمدان اور سماجی شخصیت دادی لیلاں کے انتقال پر گہرے دکھ وافسوس کا اظہار

کراچی (14 ستمبر 2017) پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی کے چیئرمین بلاول بھٹو زرداری نے نامور تعلیمدان اور سماجی شخصیت دادی لیلاں کے انتقال پر گہرے دکھ وافسوس کا اظہار کیا ہے۔ اپنے جاری کردہ تعزیتی بیان میں پی پی پی چیئرمین نے کہا کہ دادی لیلاں ایک ہمہ گیر شخصیت تھیں، جنہوں نے تمام عمر اعلیٰ انسانی اقدار کو فروغ دینے کے لیئے وقف کر رکھی تھی، جبکہ تعلیم نسواں کی ضمن میں ان کا کردار بیمثال ہے۔ بلاول بھٹو زرداری نے دادی لیلاں کے لوحقین سے ہمدردی کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ وہ ان کے دکھ میں برابر کے شریک ہیں۔ واضح رہے کہ دادی لیلاں سندہ کی نامور تعلیمدان اور سماجی شخصیت تھیں، جن کا کل بروز بدھ حیدرآباد میں انتقال ہوگیا تھا۔

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Bilawal Bhutto pays tributes to MRD martyrs of Khairpur Nathan Shah

KARACHI, September 12: Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has paid tributes to 11 martyrs of MRD Movement who were gunned down by dictator General Zia this day in 1983 in Khairpur Nathan Shah town of Dadu district.

In statement issued here, the PPP Chairman said that these brave Party workers fought valiantly against the dictatorship in 1983 MRD Movement led by Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and they sacrificed even their lives for the democratic struggle.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that PPP workers along with other democratic workers waged a historic movement for restoration of democracy in 1983 and 1986 offering unmatched and unforgettable sacrifices in the history.

PPP Chairman said that all those martyrs will remain in the hearts and minds of the Party leadership and workers forever.

It may be recalled that a dozen of PPP workers were gunned down by dictator General Zia in Khairpur Nathan Shah town on September 12, 1983. They martyrs were: Abdul Ghani Abro, Abdul Aziz Lakhair, Nizamuddin Naich, Abdul Nabi Khoso, Allah Warrayo Langah, Shahnawaz Khoso, Habibullah Leghari, Deedar Ali Khokhar, Zameer Hussain Jagirani, Aijaz Hussain Khonharo and Manzoor Ahmed Chandio.


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PPPP invites application from aspirants of party ticket for NA-4 Peshawar bye-election

Islamabad, 11 September 2017: Secretary General Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Senator Farhatullah Babar has asked for applications from the aspirants of party ticket to contest NA-4 Peshawar bye-election, to submit their application by 18th September 2017. The application addressed to the President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians along with a draft of Rs. 30000 against Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians should reach house number 8, street 19, Sector F-8/2, Islamabad by the due date.

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Bilawal Bhutto flays PML-N attempts to gag media through new draconian laws

KARACHI, September 11: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has criticized the PML-N government’s attempts to gag the media through some new draconian laws, it is contemplating without taking into confidence the Parliament and other stake-holders.
“The draft of Pakistan Print Media Regulatory Authority (PPMRA) Ordinance is being circulated among government circles, which is a replica of draconian Press & Publication Ordination imposed by late dictator Ayub Khan in 60’s,” the PPP Chairman said in a statement issued here.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that PPP has always fought alongside the journalist community since decades for freedom of Press and won’t allow any law to curb press freedoms.
He pointed out that it was Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto who threw away anti-press freedom laws enacted by the Zia regime and its predecessor dictators and opened new vistas for the print media in 80’s.
PPP Chairman assured the media persons that his Party will stand with them and support their resistances to any such laws. “Any law pertaining to print media regulations should be drafted in consultation with all the stake-holders and all the Parliamentary parties,” he added.

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PPP opposes draft PPMRA Ordinance

PPMRA Ordinance draft a mockery of democracy, Sherry


September 11, 2017, ISLAMABAD: Vice-President PPPP, Senator Sherry Rehman voiced her strong opposition against the draft Pakistan Print Media Regulatory Authority (PPMRA) Ordinance which threatens to roll back hard won press freedoms in Pakistan.


During the last PPP government’s term Rehman said, “We repealed this kind of black press law in the first hundred days of our government. It was a promise Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto had made to the press only a few days before she was martyred as she had joined the media protests against media curbs on the streets of Islamabad. We must remember that the right to freedom of opinion and expression is a human right that is stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that Pakistan voted in favour of. This pernicious draft cannot be allowed to become a law. The PPMRA Ordinance threatens to curb the media and the public’s freedom of press and information and makes a mockery of Pakistan’s democracy.”


A recent survey revealed that, 51% of Pakistanis trust the quality and integrity of Pakistani media whereas 48% do not. In 2017, Pakistan ranked 139 out of 180 in the World Press Freedom Index, an improvement from past reports. However, Pakistan remains under the ‘not free’ status in Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press report.


Rehman expressed her disbelief over the possibility for the PPMRA Ordinance to become law, saying, “The genesis of this law can be traced backed to the darkest days of Pakistan under military rule, the days when media freedom was a dream quite distant. This Ordinance, if passed, will single-handedly wipe all of the hard work brave journalists and civil society activists put in order for Pakistan to have press freedom after the oppressive Zia regime”.


Pakistan has seen a dramatic growth in its traditional media landscape and online penetration as the country transitioned to democracy. There are around 64 private television channels, 89 commercial FM radio channels and 138 daily newspapers operating in Pakistan.  35.1 million Pakistanis are internet users and 31 million are active social media users.


“It is rather alarming that such a draconian law can even see the day of light under a democratically elected government in the 21st century. Freedom of press and information are major pillars for consolidated democracy,” said the Vice-President of the PPP.


“The government must publicly renounce any possibility that the anti-democratic PPMRA Ordinance will become law. If the government continues with its repressive and regressive policies against press freedom, the media, opposition and civil society must unite and oppose the PPMRA Ordinance. We have opposed it and repealed it before and for the sake of our future generation, we must do it again if it comes to that,” concluded the Senator.