Pakistan's former ruling party PPP reportedly doled out Rs 125 billion of taxpayers' money to lawmakers for development projects ahead of the 2013 polls but failed to garner support among voters, a media report said, which also cited impropriety in handling the funds.
Consolidating its grip on power, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling PML-N has won 18 out of the 48 seats being contested for in the Senate elections marred by controversies and allegations of vote buying.
Pakistani lawmakers voted for new senators in parliament's upper house today with unofficial results showing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling PML-N securing 16 seats out of 48, strengthening his grip on power.
Far-flung and less-developed areas in New Delhi Parliamentary constituency could soon have public toilet facilities built by private companies as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stayed away from Pakistan as his mother and former premier Benazir's death anniversary was observed on Saturday across the country, giving credence to reports that he is having serious differences with his father Asif Ali Zardari.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Sunday night announced its decision to pull out of the Pakistan Peoples Party-led Sindh government, a day after Bilawal Bhutto Zardari attacked the ally party in his first public rally.
The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday reacted strongly to comments made on Kashmir by Pakistan's Bhutto family scion — Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and asserted that terrirotial intergrity of India was non-negotiable.