پنجاب حکومت کی کرپشن کے ثبوت نیب کودینگے،راجا ریاض

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لاہور: پنجاب اسمبلی میں قائد حزب اختلاف راجہ ریاض احمد نے کہا ہے کہ رپیڈ بس منصوبے پر نیب کا نوٹس لینا منصوبے میں اربوں روپے کی کرپشن کا منہ بولتا ثبوت ہے۔

ہمارے پاس بھی پنجاب حکومت کی کرپشن کے ثبوت ہیںجو وقت آنے پرنیب میں پیش کیے جائیں گے، اگر شفاف احتساب ہو جائے تو بہت سے (ن) لیگیوں کو جیل جانا پڑے گا۔

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نیب کی جانب سے ریپیڈ بس منصوبے پر پنجاب حکومت سے معاہدوں کی تفصیلات طلب کیے جانے کے حوالے سے منگل کو گفتگو کرتے ہوئے راجہ ریاض نے کہا کہ ہم نے بہت پہلے یہ کہہ دیا تھا کہ ریپیڈ بس کا منصوبہ غریب عوام کے لیے نہیں بلکہ کمیشن کا منصوبہ ہے اور جتنی بڑی کرپشن اس منصوبے میں ہوئی ماضی میں اس کی مثال نہیں ملتی۔پنجاب حکومت کے منصوبوں میں کسی نہ کسی حوالے سے کرپشن ہوئی ہے اور پیپلز پارٹی کے پاس بھی ثبوت ہیںجووقت آنے پرنیب کو دیے جائیں گے۔

Source: Daily Express

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جنوبی پنجاب کوصوبہ بنانے کی کوششیں جاری رکھیں گے،گورنرپنجاب

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ملتان: گورنرپنجاب مخدوم احمد محمود نے کہا ہے کہ جنوبی پنجاب کو صوبہ بنانے کی کوششیں جاری رکھی جائیں گی۔
گورنرپنجاب مخدوم احمد محمود نے ملتان میں سابق وزیر اعظم یوسف رضا گیلانی کے گھر عبدالقادر گیلانی اورموسیٰ گیلانی سےملاقات کی، ملاقات کے بعد میڈیا کے نمائندوں سے بات کرتے ہوئے انہوں نےکہا کہ وہ صدر آصف زرداری کے اعتماد پر پورا اتریں گے،وہ وفاق کے نمائندے ہیں، پیپلزپارٹی ميں شمولیت اختیارنہیں کی۔
مخدوم احمد محمود نے کہا کہ وہ جنوبی پنجاب کوصوبہ بنانے کے لئے کوششیں جاری رکھیں گے،گورنرپنجاب نے مرحوم سینیٹر صلاح الدین ڈوگر کی وفات پران کے گھر جا کرتعزیت بھی کی۔

The new #Bhutto: In his first political address, @BBhuttoZardari took a stand against extremism -by @RazaRumi

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari made his debut political address on the fifth death anniversary of his mother, Benazir Bhutto, in a small, dusty village in Sindh, synonymous with the Bhuttos and their tragic lives. Dynastic succession is not unusual in Pakistan or South Asia, and Bilawal has been the chairperson of the party since his mother’s death. However, he has stayed away from active politics in the past few years, completing his studies and getting acquainted with the gigantic party machinery. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) remains one of the largest parties in the country, with a presence in almost all provinces and regions of Pakistan.

On Thursday, Bilawal reminded everyone of the sacrifices his mother and grandfather had made and connected with his core constituency — PPP workers and supporters who have been in search of a charismatic leader since the demise of Benazir. His father, President Asif Ali Zardari, is a skilful political player but lacks popular appeal. His public movements are also constrained by the security threats faced by moderate and liberal politicians.

Standing at Garhi Khuda Baksh, the site of the imposing mausoleum of the Bhuttos, Bilawal reiterated the old narrative put forward by his family: how democracy and popular will had remained and were still confronted by the powerful forces of the permanent military establishment and the judges. Pakistan’s Supreme Court is now a freer institution but in the past, it has played second fiddle to the military and often ruled against the PPP. The hanging of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is a case in point. So Bilawal addressed top judges: “Can’t you see the blood of Benazir Bhutto on the roads of Rawalpindi? I, as an heir of Bhutto, ask why the killers of my mother have not been punished.”

But the remembrance of PPP martyrs was not restricted to members of the Bhutto family. Bilawal also spoke of the sacrifices made by the party’s workers as well as by citizens of Pakistan, such as the Shia Muslims, who have been subjected to extremist violence. The tribute that resonated with many was for Malala Yousafzai. “How long you will go on killing innocent people? If one Malala will be killed, thousands will replace her. One Benazir was killed; thousands have replaced her,” Bilawal told the crowds.

His foray into politics is an opportunity for the PPP to connect with the younger Pakistanis, who now comprise the majority in a country going through a major demographic transition. Imran Khan is widely considered a magnet for the youth. But Bilawal may change that if he can connect with the people. He has a good command of Urdu, for starters, better than his mother’s at that age.

Critics have already slammed the PPP for “imposing a 24-year-old novice” on the political arena. This is not new to either the PPP or Pakistan. Benazir entered politics at 24 as well, when her father was ousted in and jailed in 1977. She faced incarceration before she went into exile seven years later, in 1984. Bilawal too was thrown into the deep end five years ago, when Benazir was shot dead in Rawalpindi.

Perhaps the most refreshing aspect of Bilawal’s address at Garhi Khuda Baksh was a clear stance on extremism, which even his party colleagues shy away from. His challenge to militants sounded much like his mother’s: “On one side we stand up as a wall against the terrorists, and then there are those who are even afraid to say their names.”

Leading a political party and an election campaign in a fragmented and diverse Pakistan will not be easy for Bilawal. Like his mother, he will have to prove his mettle and earn the respect and confidence of the party as well as the growing urban population, which has historically been wary of the Bhuttos. The biggest challenge to his political activities remains interacting with the public at a time when Pakistan is under siege by extremists. The threats to Pakistan’s political class are real now. The Pakistani Taliban, working under the tutelage of the al-Qaeda, consider parliamentary democracy un-Islamic and want to do away with the constitution. Only recently, they killed Bashir Bilour, a brave leader of the Awami National Party who had opposed them.

Bilawal has sent a reassuring signal to those wearying of militancy in Pakistan. Let’s hope he stays the course and finds his space in the troubled waters of Pakistani politics.
The writer is editor at ‘The Friday Times’ and director of the Jinnah Institute, Islamabad

Source: The Indian Express

Chairman #PPP #Bilawal @BBhuttoZardari to conquer hearts in Punjab: President #Zardari

MULTAN: President Asif Ali Zardari predicted on Sunday that Bilawal Bhutto would win over the hearts of people in Punjab just as he had done in Sindh on his December 27 political debut.

“After his first address, we saw that he ruled the hearts of people in Sindh. He will now do the same in Punjab,” the president told a delegation of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders in south Punjab.

“I have told Bilawal to embrace the political vision of his grandfather Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. He will now carry forth the legacy of the Bhuttos. I was merely a custodian of the responsibility handed over to me by Benazir Bhutto,” said President Zardari.

He was talking to PPP MPA Amir Dogar, the party’s General Secretary South Punjab chapter Khawaja Rizwan Aalam and other senior PPP leaders of south Punjab.

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Though Bilawal Bhutto’s entry marks the start of a new culture in politics, he said, the traditional vision of PPP will be maintained. “The party’s age-old dedication to the rights of workers, labourers, farmers and peasants will remain unchanged.”

“Today our politicians are seeking to revive the culture of revenge which marked the politics of the 1990s. The PPP will battle against the politics of revenge and will undo this trend.”

While in Punjab, President Zardari met United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who was on a visit there.

The president expressed satisfaction over bilateral ties with the UAE and invited UAE investors to benefit from liberal trade packages which the present government was offering to foreign entrepreneurs.

While noting that up to 1.2 million Pakistanis were working in the UAE, the president expressed confidence that the workforce was positively contributing towards the socioeconomic development of either country, and was also serving to strengthen diplomatic ties.

6476_395584917189884_1280009752_nPublished in The Express Tribune, December 31st, 2012.

Bulkh Sher puts his weight behind Wattoo

Lahore: Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs & Gilgit-Baltistan, Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo was called on by Mir. Bulkh SherMazari (Ex. Prime Minister of Pakistan) on 21-12-2012 at Lahore.

Mir Bulkh Sher Mazari congratulated Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo on becoming the president of Pakistan Peoples Party ofPunjab. He assured him of his full support. He appreciated the efforts of Mian Manzoor Wattoo in consolidating the PPP position in Punjab.

Mian Manzoor Wattoo apprised Mir Bulkh Sher Mazari of the historic steps taken bythe Federal govt. in strengthening the national institutions. He said it was a great achievement of PPP govt. to make theElection commission of Pakistan an independent institution. He said the free and fair elections would be held on time. He said that PPP would form its govt. in Punjab after sweeping the upcoming elections. Mir Bulkh Sher Mazarishowed his complete satisfaction on hearing the overall election plan of the Federal Govt.

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