Khosa signs summary for PPP ministers ouster

Published: February 28, 2011
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Punjab Governor, Sardar Latif Khosa signed the summary sent to him by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for the ouster of 7 Pakistan Peoples’ Party’s provincial ministers.

Punjab Governor, Sardar Latif Khosa signed the summary sent to him by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for the ouster of 7 Pakistan Peoples’ Party’s provincial ministers.

LAHORE: Punjab Governor, Sardar Latif Khosa on Monday signed the summary sent to him by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for the ouster of seven Pakistan Peoples Party provincial ministers.

Sharif had sent the summary under Article 132 of the Constitution, according to which the Chief Minister can ask for the removal of ministers from the provincial cabinet.

The summary also advises the removal of 13 PPP parliamentary secretaries.

The PPP ministers include: former irrigation minister Raja Riaz Ahmad, former labour and human rights minister Ashraf Sohna, former finance and youth affairs minister Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, former population welfare minister Neelam Jabbar Chaudhry, former revenue minister Haji Muhammad Ishaq and Farook Yousaf Ghurki.

Unification bloc alleges PPP horse-trading

The unification bloc on Monday released a mobile conversation allegedly between Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Minister of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Neelam Jabbar and unification block MPA Arshad Jutt.

In the conversation, Jabbar asks Jutt for the Unification Bloc’s support for the PPP in Punjab.

The incident reportedly took place during the imposition of governor’s rule in the province.

The unification bloc addressed the media before unveiling the mobile conversation.

The bloc’s head, Tahir Ali Javed, said that the PPP was trying its best to buy loyalties from the bloc to form its government in Punjab.

He said that the mobile conversation was ‘just a trailer of a whole movie’ and that more evidence on the PPP’s horse-trading efforts would be made public if any false accusations were levelled against the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N).

He added that a resolution for unconditional support to Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N leadership has been passed: “If there is one leader in Pakistan, then that would be Mian Nawaz Sharif and we have expressed our unconditional support for his leadership. A resolution on this matter was read out today and has been unanimously passed by all allies.”

Zardari holds meeting in Karachi

Chairing a meeting at Bilawal House in Karachi with Punjab governor Latif Khosa and Interior Minister Rehman Malik in attendance, President Asif Ali Zardari said that he does not believe in the politics of horse-trading.

The president called the meeting to discuss the political situation in Punjab. He said the PPP would continue to play a democratic role in the province and asked PPP leaders to respond to the sitaution democratically.

The president said that regardless of the present situation the mission of Benazir Bhutto and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto would continue.

He also directed the Federal Government to hold a dialogue with petroleum dealers to resolve the issue of the suspension of fuel supply in Karachi and directed Rehman Malik to provide security to traders in the city.

Ready for another long march: Nawaz

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif on Monday said he is ready to lead another long march along with the youth of the country, if circumstances require him to do so.

Addressing party workers and leaders at his Model Town residence, Sharif added that corruption worth billions of rupees was taking place every year.

He regretted that instead of depending on indigenous resources, the government was relying on foreign aid.

The PML-N chief also accused President Asif Ali Zardari suggesting to provide constitutional cover to the unconstitutional actions of Former President Pervez Musharraf.

PML-N promoting horse-trading: Riaz

On the other front, senior minister Raja Riaz said the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) ministers will not resign from the Punjab Cabinet, following directions of the party leadership.

Addressing the media in Lahore, Riaz said the PPP has directed its ministers to stick to the party’s policy of reconciliatory politics.

He alleged that the PML-N is promoting horse-trading in Punjab and assured that his party will not destabilise the PML-N government in Punjab.

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Reader Comments (27)

  • Awais
    Feb 28, 2011 - 3:12PM

    I am sorry but Mr Sharif you will be a victim of this Long March yourself, Its about time when people will stand up to the national cause, lesser evil doesnt exempt you from being evil, INQILAAB Zindabad!Recommend

  • ishaq
    Feb 28, 2011 - 3:12PM

    Long March to JeddahRecommend

  • Javaid Ahmed
    Feb 28, 2011 - 3:30PM

    Sorry Mian Saab youth is not with you. First declare you A to Z foreign assets , bring them back in Pakistan. Pay taxes more than 5000 then talk about long march et al. Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    Feb 28, 2011 - 3:41PM

    @ishaq:

    Right! —— Let the man lead his gang on the long, loooong, ‘Long March’ to Jeddah, Mecca or wherever. Outta here! Recommend

  • feroze
    Feb 28, 2011 - 3:43PM

    What a hypocrite!! As if corruption wasnt there in his two stints in government. He and his brother are both products of a dictatorship that saw Pakistan’s darkest hours and for which we are still paying the price today!! We need honest, dedicated leaders who will put country before personal gain but i guess thats like saying we need horses that fly…….Recommend

  • Amir-Lahore
    Feb 28, 2011 - 4:09PM

    Now he should rename his party from PML-N to Long March League……… stop the drama for god sake enough is enough people are now aware that both PPP and PML-N are nothing more than a drama. First improve law and order in your province and other provincial issues.Recommend

  • Feb 28, 2011 - 4:11PM

    Well said all of your guys – People now want fresh revolutionary blood as they are completely sick and tired of tried and tested old hawks (from both PPP and PML-N) with their loot and plunder stories / proofs which has hollowed our Economy because of which rich has become richer and poor the poorest.

    Yellow Cab Scheme, Qarz Utaro mulk Sanwaro, Super Highways scandals are few LARGE SCANDLES which were never resolved / disclosed to people by PML-N. Recently a PML-N leader had to return Rs. 2.5 Billions as it was proved by Government Auditor / Judiciary that he had embazzled this fund. Imagine, even though PML-N are not in power but evan than they are busy making money. How can they blame others when their own character is uncleaned. How can people now re-trust PML-N who were product of Army creation (funding then IJI).

    Yes people are ready for Long March but not after these tainted leaders. We want a complete change and need a fresh new LEADER and not a LOOTER or RULER to bring a true revolution in this Pak country.Recommend

  • Feb 28, 2011 - 4:17PM

    PMLN seems to be obsessed with the word ‘Long March’. Hawai fire.Recommend

  • Wajahat Ali
    Feb 28, 2011 - 4:22PM

    Mian sb our support is with you!go and hit these corrupt people hard!Recommend

  • che
    Feb 28, 2011 - 4:49PM

    Nawaz again reviving the 90’s(ninties) dirty politics…Recommend

  • che
    Feb 28, 2011 - 4:51PM

    Nawaz back to the 90’s dirty politics… inviting another military rule. so disappointingRecommend

  • saleem
    Feb 28, 2011 - 4:57PM

    ‘signals’ from 3rd force are back to the shareef’s family. Welcome back to the politics of 90s and Changa Manga. But i am sure you will loose and the country and the people of Pakistan will loose. Recommend

  • aNu
    Feb 28, 2011 - 4:57PM

    INQILAAB Zindabad!Recommend

  • hassan
    Feb 28, 2011 - 5:12PM

    Devil trying to fool the public… Pay your taxes!..Declare your assets…remove and arrest all fake degree MNA from your party… Arrest and hand over all PMLN MNA’s involved in sugar crisis..credit card thefts…attacking college principal…police foundation land scam … and here he talks abt marching against corruption!…Recommend

  • hassan
    Feb 28, 2011 - 5:16PM

    one more thing.. Arrest yourself for preventing a plane full of pakistanis from landing in the country and instead forcing it to head to india. You sir are as bad as GADDAFI…will resort to anything to stay in power… You may have CJ in your pocket.. but you ruthlessly showed how you attacked the supreme court back in the day!…Recommend

  • Imme
    Feb 28, 2011 - 5:18PM

    wow !! quite impressive to hear that shariff shab is talking about national interests and he will be willing to hold long march in season of march lol …dun know when people will understand the true nature of zardaries , gillanes and shariifs …surely they all will sell out whatever they can to get into power ..
    N ya please pay your taxes so that it will at least help you in your own luxuries once you are in capital …

    BTW impressive to see how u guys making fool of Pakistani nation !!Recommend

  • Afzal Butt
    Feb 28, 2011 - 5:20PM

    I hate PMLN for its politics which is always based on hypocracy. I do not think any sensible person is with PMLN because of its docuble face and dirty politics. People of Pakistan are well aware of the political spectrum. We miss Musharraf. I hope he will come back and lead the nation to put the country back on track.

    Long live Musharraf.Recommend

  • feroze
    Feb 28, 2011 - 5:21PM

    @wajaht ali your asking a thief to catch a thief……..how is he any better then the current lot of corrupt rulers. He is as corrupt if not more then this lot. Recommend

  • Atif
    Feb 28, 2011 - 5:31PM

    PML(N) is being accused of horse trading because they succeeded in it, otherwise PPP tried its best to do it, but it was not their day, its very simple, and in current scenario its a do or die situation, whether you bring change through any means otherwise go along with the looting of national assets and corruptionRecommend

  • salim
    Feb 28, 2011 - 5:44PM

    @ishaq:

    Well said!!Recommend

  • salim
    Feb 28, 2011 - 5:47PM

    Nawaz born and bred in the lap of worst dictator Zia ul Haq and now with this ‘holier than thou’ attitude!Recommend

  • Mulla Toofhan
    Feb 28, 2011 - 5:56PM

    Mr. Sheriff If you are not Horse trading then you are Donkey Trading, you are and always have been Power hungry and I guess It’s your feeding time. You are no better than the present Leaders. Recommend

  • Tahir
    Feb 28, 2011 - 6:02PM

    Imran Khan is the only leader who is capable of leading revolution with the youth. Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    Feb 28, 2011 - 6:36PM

    @Tahir:

    Let Imran Khan also lead another ‘Long March’ to his kind of old boys to oblivion.

    Time to call it a day!Recommend

  • Nadeem Ahmed
    Feb 28, 2011 - 6:40PM

    Musharaf should have added another zero in contract of ten years to make it hundred years, when Nawaz Sharif was escaping from Pakistan at any cost. Recommend

  • Aamir Mairaj
    Feb 28, 2011 - 7:00PM

    but why and what he’s waiting for @Tahir: Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Feb 28, 2011 - 7:19PM

    The so called Dr., Dr. Tahir has been indicted in 104 cases of malpractice in USA. He even cant use Doctor before his name due to the a/m reasons (this was revealed by Mr. Mubasher Lucman of Dunya channel). He has further invited all to visit Google and check about this person. This means the unification is headed by a Criminal who is wanted in USA. The audio which has been produced before the nation must be seen from all angles due to the records of our politicians. Fake degrees (under oath), private jails, killing their opponents, womanizing, backing the target killers, money laundering, frauds in contracts so on and so forth is the record of all who matter in our country in one way or the other. So should we trust them or simply become “Bait” for them in next election???? Right now I don’t see any but hope to see some one coming up as a “Savior Of Pakistan” and its common person on the street. Well, hope is a good breakfast but a bitter super if things do not materialize accordingly. Recommend

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