Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Khoshvaght is also said to have warned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about the threat of earthquakes because of “poor veiling” in Iran’s capital. Khoshvaght, according to Conservative sources, previously claimed that a drought in 1997 was punishment for the election of Reformist-inclined President Mohammad Khatami.
Iranian mullahs [Ayatollah Mojtahedi Tehrani, Ayatollah Kazem Siddiqi, Ayatollah Yousef Tabatabai-Nejad] linking bad hijab and adultery to earthquake and drought
Iranian mullah: Waterlessness and drought are due to bad hijab, and drinking
Natural Disasters
The natural disasters such as earthquakes, storms, floods, and droughts, which bring different kinds of miseries are also sometimes due to our bad deeds.
19 April 2010: A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear immodest clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes. “Many women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes,” the cleric, Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, was quoted as saying by Iranian media. Mr. Sedighi is Tehran’s acting Friday Prayer leader.
30 Nov 2010:
حضرت آیت الله صافی گلپایگانی با انتقاد از اعزام ورزشکاران زن به خارج از کشور آن را مایه شرمساری دانست و خواستار جلوگیری از این نوع مسائل شد. 
Ayatullah Safi Golpayegani criticized the deployment of female athletes abroad, calling it a shame and calling for the prevention of such issues.
به گزارش مرکز خبر حوزه، این مرجع تقلید، ظهر امروز در دیدار جمعی از اعضای جامعه روحانیت شیراز با اشاره به مطلب فوق خاطر نشان کردند: در شرایط کنونی باید با زبان وشیوه مناسب نسبت به اجرای اصل امر به معروف و نهی از منکر در جامعه اهتمام داشته باشیم.

According to the center's news agency, this reference of the Taqlid, at noon today, during a meeting with a group of members of the Shiraz clerical organization, pointed out that, in the current situation, it should be appropriate and appropriate in terms of the implementation of the principle of good and forbidding evil in society We will do our best.
* تأثیر گناهان در خشکسالی
* Effect of Sins in Drought
ایشان با بیان این که انجام معاصی و گناهان و بدحجابی‌ها در بروز مساله خشکسالی تاثیر زیادی دارد، اظهار داشتند: باید به سوی خدا برویم و از ارتکاب گناهان و تظاهر به معاصی که متاسفانه روز به روز در جامعه بیشتر می شود، به شدت دوری کنیم.
He argued that committing sins and wrongdoings and bad hijab had lot of impact on the drought problem: We must go to God and avoid sins misdeeds that unfortunately continue to grow in society day by day.
آیت الله جنتی با بیان اینکه خداوند با کسی عقد اخوت نبسته است، اظهار داشت: وقوع سیل، زلزله و عذاب های الهی ناشی از آثار گناه است.
Ayatullah Jannati stated that the occurrence of flood, earthquake and divine torture is due to the effects of sin.
وی تصریح کرد: عذاب الهی همیشه به شکل بارش سنگ از آسمان و یا طوفان و زلزله نیست بلکه گاهی جامعه به دردها و مشکلاتی مبتلا می‌شود که از بارش سنگ از آسمان نیز بدتر و سخت‌تر است.
آیت الله نعیم آبادی، گسترش بی‌احترامی فرزند به والدین و یا نبودن آرامش در زندگی افرادی که بیشترین ثروت را نیز دارند، مصداق عذاب الهی دانست و تصریح کرد: اگر جامعه‌ای به سمت احیای امر به معروف و نهی از منکر گام برداشت و آن را به شکل درست و منطقی و بر پایه روایات اسلامی و الهی اجرا کرد، درهای برکت نیز به روی او گشوده می‌شود.
He said: "Divine retribution is not always in the form of rocky rains from the sky or storms and earthquakes, but sometimes the community suffers from pains and problems, which is worse and harder than the rock fall from the sky.
Ayatollah Naeemabadi, the spread of child abandonment to parents or lack of peace in the lives of those who have the most wealth, has been considered as a punishment for divine retribution, and stated: "If a society moves towards revival of good and forbidding, and to The righteous and logical form, based on Islamic and divine narrations, is opened to him as well.
21 April 2010:
"Go on the streets and repent for your sins," Ayatollah Aziz Khoshvaqt, one of the country's highest clerics, told worshipers during a recent sermon in northern Tehran. "A holy torment is upon us. Leave town."
"If it is vice that causes earthquakes, there should be floods and volcano eruptions as well in Tehran, because all sins are committed in this huge city," said an unemployed resident who gave his name only as Maysam.
Khoshvaqt has gone so far as to alert President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of the danger, according to a Web site related to Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps. During a recent speech, Ahmadinejad noted that a cleric had informed him that an earthquake was unavoidable.
Swift action has been taken. Ahmadinejad has announced that the government should start work on programs to help at least 5 million people relocate from Tehran in the coming years. Ministers have announced bonuses of up to 50 percent for government employees willing to depart for other regions.
There are even discussions about moving the headquarters of state institutions; the Tehran-based National Museum of Iran has questioned when its collection of 300,000 artifacts can be taken to a safer locale.
14 May 2010:
The cleric, Kazem Sedighi, sparked widespread derision with his pronouncements in a prayer sermon last month that women who don’t dress modesty spread adultery in society, in turn increasing earthquakes.
In Tehran’s main weekly prayer sermon on Friday, he defended the claim but added some further explanation on why some places are hit more than others.
“Some ask why (more) earthquakes and storms don’t occur in the Western world, which suffers from the slime of homosexuality, the slime of promiscuity and has plunged up to the neck” in immorality, he said.
“Who says they don’t occur? Storms take place in the U.S. and other parts of the world. We don’t say committing sin is the entire reason but it’s one of the reasons,” he said.
But, he said, “sometimes, God tests a nation. … (God says) if believers sin, We slap them because We love them and give them calamity in order to stop their bad deeds.”
“And those who have provoked God’s wrath, He allows them (to commit sins) so that they go to the bottom of hell,” Sedighi said.
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, another prominent hard-line cleric, urged Iranians last month to give alms and pray for forgiveness to prevent earthquakes. Hours later, four small earthquakes struck different corners of Iran.
Iranian Ayatollah Haeri Shirazi - the reason for air pollution is peoples disbelieve to religion
حائری‌شیرازی: اگر هوا کثیف است، دقیقا به آن دلیل است که ما به دین عمل نکرده‌ایم

وسائل الشيعه : ج 4 ص 34 ح 4442.
5- قالَ عليه السلام: اذا فَشَتْ ارْبَعَةٌ ظَهَرَتْ ارْبَعَةٌ: اذا فَشاالزِّناكَثُرَتِ الزَّلازِلُ وَ اذاامْسِكَتِ الزَّكاةُ هَلَكَتِ الْماشِيَةُ وَ اذاجارَ الْحُكّامُ فِى الْقَضاءِ امْسِكَ الْمَطَرُ مِنَ السَّماءِ وَ اذا ظَفَرَتِ الذِّمَةُ نُصِرُ الْمُشْرِكُونَ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمينَ.
ترجمہ: جس معاشرے ميں چار چيزيں عام اور اعلانيہ ہو جائيں چار مصيبتيں اور بلائيں اس معاشرے کو گھير ليتی ہيں:
زنا عام ہو جائے، زلزلہ اور ناگہانی موت فراوان ہو گی۔
زکوة اور خمس دينے سے امتناع کيا جائے، پالتو حيوانات تلف ہونگے۔
حکام اور قضات ستم اور بے انصافی کی راہ اپنائيں، خدا کی رحمت کی بارشيں برسنا بند ہونگی۔
اور ذمی کفار کو تقويت ملے تو مشرکين مسلمانوں پر غلبہ پائيں گے۔
Oct 2013: Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, for example, recently addressed this. Speaking to officials from West Azarbaijan province, the senior cleric who enjoys religious supporter said, “Officials must break the horns of this huge inflation otherwise this will become a dangerous issue for society; Everybody is responsible to inform the government of the problem and state officials need to come up with plans to resolve them.” He went on to criticize the quarrels of the leaders of the three branches of government: “Creating conflict equates to the crime of polytheism.” “Under the current conditions it is necessary that we remain vigil lent and strengthen domestic unity as this is the most import of all tasks. Differences can cause consequences such as an earthquake or a lightning over a society.”
 بدحجابی سبب نزول بلای طبیعی می‌شود
Hojatoleslam Vahidpour: Bad Hijab causes a natural disaster

حجت‌الاسلام وحیدپور با اشاره به طوفان ماه گذشته تهران که سبب فوت چند نفر شد، تأکید کرد: آیا بدحجابی‌ها سبب عذاب نمی‌شود، آیا وضع افتضاح عفاف و حجاب زن‌های شیعه ما عذاب نمی‌آورد، طوفان برای گوش مالی افراد بود
Hojatoleslam Vahidpour, pointing to the storm in Tehran last month that killed several people, emphasized: "Do bad guys do not suffer torture, do not suffer the awful situation of chivalry and hijab of our Shiite women, the storm was for the financial listening of people."

حضرت آیت الله موسوی اردبیلی، وقوع بلایای طبیعی از جمله سیل و زلزله، را نشانه دوری از خداوند و عمل نکردن به فرامین الهی دانستند.

خداوند به طرق مختلف به انسان هشداروتذکر می دهد
معظم له ادامه داند : وقتی انسان از اطاعت فرامین الهی دور شد خداوند به طرق مختلف به او هشدار و تذکر می دهد که وقوع بلایای طبیعی از جمله سیل و زلزله در همین راستا است.
ایشان با بیان این مطلب که هر کس از فرامین الهی سر باز زند، دچار عذاب الهی می گردد ، یاداور شدند :خداوند هرکس را که بخواهد و شایسته ببیند در رحمت خود وارد می کند والبته برای ظالمان عذاب درد ناکی در روز قیامت در نظر گرفته است .

Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili considered the occurrence of natural disasters, including flood and earthquakes, as a sign of God's disobedience and failure to act on Divine orders.

God warns man in various ways
Supreme Leader continues: When man stops obeying divine orders, Allah warned him in various ways such as occurrence of natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes.
He reminded them that God will punish anyone who wants to and deserves to be punished by divine punishment, and for the wrongdoers it is considered a torment of painless pain on the Day of Judgment. Is .
امام جمعه موقت اصفهان خاطرنشان کرد: یکی از عواملی که سبب نزول بلای زلزله می شود، شایع شدن گناه زنا است، ولی زلزله به عنوان یک پدیده طبیعی می تواند دلیل دیگری هم داشته باشد؛ چندی پیش شاهد بودیم میلیون ها مرغ و خروس به آنفولانزای مرغی مبتلا شدند و صاحبانشان علاوه بر این که آن ها کشتند، مجبور شدند برای جلوگیری از شیوع بیماری، مرغ و خروس ها را بسوزانند؛ در حال حاضر شرایط به گونه ای پیش می رود که برخی از قضات در ازای دریافت مبالغی، برخلاف حکم الهی، حکم صادر می کنند و همین مسأله یکی از عوامل اصلی نباریدن باران است
Hojjat al-Islam Mir Damadi:
Imam of the temporary Friday in Isfahan noted that one of the factors that causes earthquake disaster is the prevalence of the sin of adultery, but the earthquake as a natural phenomenon can be another reason; we have witnessed millions of birds and poultry before the flu Chickens were infected and their owners, in addition to being killed, were forced to burn chickens and cubs to prevent the spread of the disease. At present, the situation is such that some judges, in contrast to the divine law, issue a ruling in exchange for receiving money, and this is one of the main factors not raining.
14 Oct 2015:
وحدت نیوز (مظفرآباد) 8اکتوبر کے زلزلہ سے عبرت حاصل نہیں کی گئی، حکمران طبقہ عیاشیاں جبکہ مخلوق خدا ظلم ، نا انصافی کا شکار ہو رہی ہے۔ان خیالات کا اظہار سیکرٹری جنرل مجلس وحدت مسلمین آزاد کشمیر علامہ سید تصور حسین نقوی الجوادی نے 8اکتوبر کے حوالے سے اپنے پیغام میں کیا ، انہوں نے کہا کہ 8اکتوبر 2005کے زلزلہ سے عبرت نہیں لی گئی۔ حکمران طبقہ کی روز افزوں عیاشیوں میں اضافہ دیکھنے کو ملتا ہے۔ 
 انہوں نے کہا کہ حکمران و عوامی نمائندے خوف خدا کریں ، اور عوامی سہولیات کے کام کریں ، ایسانہ ہو کہ 2005سے کسی بڑی آفت کا سامنا کرنا پڑے ۔ انہوں نے حکمران طبقہ سے توبہ اور عوام سے شریعت محمدیؐ کے مطابق زندگی گزارنے اور تعلمات دین مبین ، دین اسلام پر عمل پیرا ہونے کی اپیل کی۔
29 Oct 2015:
امام جمعہ والجماعت جامع امامیہ مسجد گلگت آغا سید راحت حسین الحسینی نے کہا ہے کہ زلزلے اور قدرتی آفات ہماری بد اعمالیوں کا نتیجہ ہیں، لہٰذا ہمیں اپنے اعمال اور کردار کو درست کرتے ہوئے اللہ اور بنی اکرم (ص) کے بتائے ہوئے اصولوں اور تعلیمات پر عمل پیرا ہونے کی ضرورت ہے۔... انہوں نے کہا کہ معاشرے میں فحاشی اور بدکاری عام ہوچکی ہے، جس کے نتیجے میں ہم سب قدرتی آفات کی زد میں ہیں
12 June 2016: Iranian women who wear immodest clothing have caused the nation’s rivers to run dry and damaged the environment, a senior cleric has claimed.
Ayatollah Yousef Tabatabai-Nejad, an arch conservative prayer leader in the city of Isfahan, said that a strict Islamic dress code must be enforced to ward off drought. The controversial cleric, previously accused of provoking acid attacks on women who flouted the dress code and for advocating the use of the whip, called for a new crackdown on the phenomenon of “bad hijab”, meaning that women are not properly covered up.
During a sermon at the weekend, Mr Tabatabai-Nejad railed against the growing trend among Iranian women to post online photographs of themselves without their headscarf.
“They have brought me pictures that shows women by the side of the dry Zayanderud river,” the cleric said. “These actions will ensure the upper stream of the river will become dry too. Believe me it is true.
“You may ask yourself why European countries with so much crime and sin have so much rainfall . . . God punishes the believer, for remaining silent and letting girls take pictures by the river as if they were in European countries.”
25 Feb 2017: Rouhani's speech that the crisis of dust in Khuzestan is a divine punishment and people should repent . Hardliners disagreed.
آیت الله مجتهدی در شرح این حدیث می گویند: امروزه به عذاب هایی که نازل می شود، می گویند قهر طبیعت! قهر طبیعت یعنی چه؟ من نمی فهمم چرا در رادیو و تلویزیون این قدر قهر طبیعت می گویند؟ چرا در مدرسه ها به بچه ها می گویید موقع زلزله زیر صندلی پنهان شوند؟ به آن ها یاد بدهید که گناه نکنند. نمی گویند خانم حجابت را حفظ کن رویت را بگیر بچه نماز بخوان دین داشته باش، این چیزها را نمی گویند. اما می گویند موقع زلزله برو زیر صندلی. چرا به بچه ها این چیزها را آموزش نمی دهید؟

ایشان در ادامه می افزایند: طلبه ای می گفت چند سال پیش در گلستان سیل آمد. ما شاهد بودیم که سیل با سرعت می آمد تا اینکه به دهی رسید که مردم آن ده همگیشان ساداتند. سیل به آنجا که رسید راهش را کج کرد و رفت به سمت دیگر و اهل منطقه دیگری را که دیگر نمی گویم چه کسانی بودند از بین برد. این سادات هیچ چیزشان نشد. سیل قاعدتا باید مستقیم می رفت ولی راهش را کج کرد. در روایات داریم اگر یک مومن در شهری باشد در آن شهر عذاب نمی آید.

آیت الله مجتهدی تصریح می کنند: پس اینکه مردم می گویند وقتی عذاب بیاید خشک و تر با هم می سوزند، اشتباه است. قهر طبیعت یعنی چه پس آیات قرآن درباره قوم ثمود و عاد هست را عوض کنید و به جای کلمه عذاب بنویسید قهر طبیعت این ها عذاب است. متاسفانه نمی گویند. چرا وقتی در بم زلزله آمد یک آخوند یا یک طلبه نمرد. چرا مسجد جامع بم خراب نشد. از رادیو و تلویزیون تقاضا کنید نگویند قهر طبیعت بگویند عذاب تا مردم یک مقدار گناه نکنند.

Ayatollah Mujtahidi, in the description of this hadith, says: Today, the punishments that are revealed are said to be the forces of nature! What does the nature of nature mean? I do not understand why they say so much in nature on the radio and television? Why do you say to the kids in schools when the earthquake is hidden under the seat? Teach them not to sin. Do not say, Mrs. Hajibat, keep the eye. Take a prayer call for religion, do not say that. But they say when the earthquake goes under the chair. Why do not you teach the kids these things?

They continue to add: Students said, a few years ago, a flood came in Golestan. We saw that the flood came at a rapid pace until it arrived when its people were all over. The flood sank as it reached its path and went to the other and the people from another area that I no longer speak who were destroyed. These Sadat (Syeds) did not get anything. The flood must, of course, have to go straight but tilt its way. In narrations, if a believer is in a city, he will not be tormented in that city.

Ayatullah Mujtahidi states: "So people say that when it comes to torment, they burn dry and wet together, it's a mistake. The cruelty of nature means, then, change the verses of the Qur'an about the people of Thamud and Aad, and instead of the word doom, the wrath of nature is torment. Unfortunately, they are not saying. Why did not a mullah or a scholar die when the earthquake struck Bam. Why did the Bam mosque did not crash? Do not ask the radio and television not to say that the power of nature is to punish people so that they do not commit a sin.
آیت الله مجتهدی تهرانی: "دلیل #زلزله افزایش گناه (همجنسگرایی، زنا، چشم‌چرانی، و غیره) است و در هر کشوری که زنا زیاد بشود آنجا به فرمان #خداوند توانا یک ملک مامور تکان دادن زمین میشود."
Ayatollah Mojtahedi Tehrani: "The reason for the # earthquake is the increase in sin (homosexuality, adultery, vengeance, etc.), and in every country where adultery is great, there, under the command of # the Almighty God, is the property of the agent shaking the earth."

Imam Sadiq (AS) states: When the sins increase, the earthquake will increase too. A verse that makes us safe during the earthquake ... worthy remarks of the late Ayatullah Mujtahadeh Tehrani.
زلزله نزول عذاب است نه خشم طبیعت

روزی که در بم زلزله آمد خیلی ها از زلزله ی شدید آن روز ، از یک حادثه ی طبیعی سخن گفتند اما استاد بزرگوار ما حضرت آیت الله
مجتهدی رحمت الله علیه با شجاعتی مثال زدنی که شاید خیلی ها آنروز نمی خواستند بیان کنند و از زلزله به خشم طبیعت یاد می کردند ؛ فرمودند :
این زلزله خشم حضرت حق و نزول عذاب الهی بوده است .
On the day of the earthquake in Bam, many of the severe earthquake that day spoke of a natural incident, but our noble professor, Ayatollah Mojtahdi Rahmatullah against the example of courage that many may not want to express that day and called earthquake anger ofnature, saying:
This earthquake has been the anger of Imam Hussein and the arrival of God's punishment.
5 April 2017:  More  Today's earthquake in Mashhad was just M0.5 less powerful than 2003's Bam tragedy (M6.6), yet: 43k died in Bam vs. 2 in Mashhad! #YaImamReza
7 April 2017:
آیت‌الله سیداحمد علم‌الهدی ظهر امروز در خطبه‌های عبادی سیاسی نماز جمعه مشهد که در حرم مطهر رضوی برگزار شد، با اشاره به وقوع زمین‌لرزه‌های متعدد در خراسان رضوی و مشهد، اظهار کرد: حادثه زلزله ضمن این‌که یک جریان بسیار وحشتناک برای مردم این شهر بود، نمایشگاهی از عنایت خاص پروردگار و لطف و رحمت امام هشتم (ع) بود.
Ayatollah Alam al-Hoda: The earthquake incident was a terrible thing for the people of this city, an exhibition of God's special interest and the grace and mercy of the eighth Imam (AS)
12 Nov 2017:
"#Earthquakes are God's tests. Others have to learn lessons from the people who were a part of these tests. You can stop such things by doing charity work. Don't expect government to help you during these hard times, people have to help each other. & we'll #pray for them." #زلزله
12 Nov 2017: Ali Mohammad Levrand, Friday prayer leader in Kangavar (Iran): This earthquake is due to holding a referendum in Kurdistan, in which many insults were hurled.
13 Nov 2017: Ayatollah Khatami: There's no doubt sin is one of the causes of natural disasters but we should be careful with such analysis lest it exacerbate the sorrows of earthquake victims
 نکته ای را که با توجه به تجربه‌ی زلزله‌ی بم تذکر می دهم این است که تحلیل‌گران مراقب تحلیل خود باشند؛ مبادا سبب افزایش رنج داغدیدگان باشند، همانند آن که، چون گناه کردید زلزله شد. شکی نیست که یکی از عوامل بلا، گناه است؛ جای انکار نیست. گاه بلا امتحان است، گاه زمینه‌ی درجه یافتن است؛ آن چنان که در روایت آمده است . ما که از پشت صحنه‌های حوادث و فلسفه‌ی آن خبر نداریم پس به طور قطع نمی‌دانیم عامل چیست. انتظار می‌رود همه در این عرصه سنجیده عمل کنیم، سنجیده سخن بگوییم تا مورد رضایت خداوند باشد.

Monday, July 24, 2017

PPP's Regressivism
On December 20, Mr. Bhutto announced that PPP isn't willing to wait 5 years to sit in the opposition. جیون ایک کہانی-علی احمد خان
"Mujib is a clever bastard"- Bhutto on Mujib's desire for an early convening of Pakistan's National Assembly in 1971
Bhutto was angry at Yahya for having proclaimed Mujib the "future prime minister of Pakistan" during talks in January 1971
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto interviewed at Heathrow on his way back to Pakistan from New York.  Date: 19/12/1971
Bhutto swearing Bengalis. Calling them 'sons of swines who should go to hell'.
1974: Bhutto saying Wali Khan using Baloch for Pushtunistan battle.
Samples of good governance in Sindh by Amar Gurriro
Samples of good governance in Sindh by Shoukat Zardari
Capital TV is headed by Ahmad Riaz Sheikh, 1st person to receive presidential pardon from Zardari, to-be F-in-law of Sharmila 
According to Amnesty International, before the March 1977 elections there were several thousand political prisoners in jail in Pakistan, most of whom had been held without trial. Thousands more were arrested in the days before and after the election. Special tribunals set up to try political detainees suspended ordinary rights of due process and police engaged in torture and intimidation to extract confessions. See Amnesty International, Report 1977 (London: Amnesty International, 1977), pp. 202-8.
یہ قائد اعوم ہی تھے جن کے دور اقتدار میں سانگھڑ کے سیشن جج اویس صدیقی کو عدالت کے اندر ہتھکڑیاں لگانے کا المناک واقعہ ہوا‘ اس خطا پر کہ انہوں نے سندھ اسمبلی میں پیر صاحب پگاڑا (مرحوم) کے وفادار میر محمد وسان کی ضمانت منظور کر لی تھی۔ پھر 1973ء کے متفقہ آئین میں سات میں سے پانچ ترامیم عدلیہ کو بے اختیار کرنے‘ اپنے ”ناپسندیدہ‘‘ چیف جسٹس حضرات سے نجات پانے اور اپنے پسندیدہ چیف جسٹس کو توسیع دینے کے لیے تھیں۔

مفتی محمود سمیت اپوزیشن ارکان کو سارجنٹ ایٹ آرمز کے ذریعے اٹھوا کر ایوان کے باہر پھینک دیا گیا۔

چیف جسٹس نسیم حسن شاہ کی عدالت نے میاں صاحب کی پہلی حکومت کی برطرفی کے خلاف فیصلہ دیا‘ تو محترمہ کو اسے ”چمک‘‘ کا نتیجہ قرار دینے میں کوئی عار نہ تھی (اس کا مطلب اس کے سوا کیا تھا کہ جج بک گئے؟) انہوں نے اسے پنجابی اور سندھی کا مسئلہ بنانے کی کوشش بھی کی کہ اس سے پہلے ان کی برطرفی کو سپریم کورٹ نے جائز قرار دیا تھا۔ ان کے دوسرے دور حکومت میں وہاب الخیری کے الجہاد ٹرسٹ کے پٹیشن پر ان کے ”اپنے سندھی‘‘ چیف جسٹس سید سجاد علی شاہ کے فیصلے پر وزیراعظم صاحبہ نے قومی اسمبلی میں نہایت سخت تقریر کی۔ اعلی عدلیہ کا مذاق اڑاتے ہوئے ان کا کہنا تھا‘ وہ چاہتیں تو جہانگیر بدر کو چیف جسٹس بنا دیتیں۔ سپریم کورٹ کے اس فیصلے میں اعلیٰ عدلیہ میں ججوں کے تقرر کے لیے قواعد و ضوابط کے تعین کے ساتھ چیف جسٹس حضرات کے لیے سنیارٹی کا اصول طے کر دیا گیا تھا۔ یہی پیپلز پارٹی جسے عدالتوں کو کبنگرو کورٹس قرار دینے میں بھی عار نہ ہوتی۔
باقی رہی جناب زرداری کی ”اصولوں کی سیاست‘‘ تو وہ ایک الگ موضوع ہے‘ تیس دنوں میں ججوں کی بحالی والے معاہدہ بھوربن اور پھر مشرف کی سبکدوشی کے بعد 24 گھنٹوں میں عدلیہ کی بحالی والے معاہدہ اسلام آباد سے انحراف کے علاوہ پنجاب میں گورنر راج سمیت…یہ پوری کتاب کا موضوع ہے۔

آغا سراج درانی کی تقریریں سن لیں، پیر مظہرالحق نے جو فرمایا اس سے مستفید ہو جائیں۔ شرجیل میمن کی تقریر سن لیں انہوں نے اتنا کچھ کہہ ڈالا کہ حکومت نے خوش ہوکر اگلے ہی دن انہیں صوبائی وزیر بنا دیا۔ خورشید شاہ یہ بھی سن لیں کہ اس وقت کے صوبائی وزیر داخلہ ذوالفقار مرزا نے کیا کچھ نہیں کہا تھا۔ اگر یہ دھمکیاں نہیں تھیں تو پھر دھمکیوں کا مفہوم بدلنا پڑے گا۔ شرجیل میمن کو صوبائی وزارت ایسی ہی خدمات کے صلے میں دی گئی تھی۔

جج اویس صدیقی اپنا حکم لکھوا ہی رہے تھے کہ پولیس ہتھکڑی لے کر انہیں گرفتار کرنے پہنچ گئی۔ یہ واقعہ ایسا تھا کیہ پوری عدلیہ سکتے میں آگئی کسی میں بولنے کی سکت نہیں تھی اس پر بولنے کی توفیق اگر کسی کو ارزانی ہوئی تو وہ سجاد علی شاہ تھے جو اس زمانے میں حیدر آباد میں سیشن جج تھے، جو بعد میں سپریم کورٹ کے چیف جسٹس بنے۔ انہوں نے اس وقت کے سندھ ہائی کورٹ کے چیف جسٹس طفیل علی عبدالرحمن کو لکھا کہ عدلیہ کو اس پر احتجاج کرنا چاہئے، انہیں رجسٹرار کی وساطت سے جو جواب ملا تاریخ میں اس طرح محفوظ ہے۔ ’’شاہ صاحب بہتر ہے آپ خاموش رہیں، یہ آپ کے بھی مفاد میں ہے اور ہمارے بھی‘‘
In 1993, Benazir Bhutto connived with President Ghulam Ishaq Khan to remove Nawaz Sharif through infamous 58-2b article of the constitution. Then, just a week after having her nominee installed as Governor of Punjab, she animated a forward block in PML-N and led a successful No-Confidence motion against PML-N in Punjab. Off late too, after signing a Charter of Democracy with Nawaz Shairf in May 2006, Benazir Bhutto went into secret negotiations of a deal known as NRO with General Musharraf. Startled, Nawaz Sharif and his party publicly opposed the NRO and Bhutto’s secret dealing.
Excerpts from Sherbaz Khan Mazari’s book …
Page 330 – Bhutto’s fixation with Hitler was manifested in a similarity of coincidences. The concentration camp at ‘Dalai’ and the FSF ‘storm troopers’ were clearly products of Bhutto’s Hitler fixated mind. Aping Hitler, Bhutto chose to use a policy of systemic terror to brutalize his opponents.
Page 331 – By 1974 four political activists were victims of political assassination. The fifth was a botched attempt at killing a man Bhutto had grown to hate: Dr Nazir Ahmed, Jamaat-i-Islami MNA – shot dead at his clinic at Dera Ghazi Khan on 8 June 1972; Khawaja Muhammad Rafiq, leader of Itehad Party – shot dead by a sniper during an anti-government demonstration in Lahore on 20 December 1972; Abdus Samad Achakzai, leader of NAP Pakhoonkhwa of Balochistan – killed in his house in Quetta by a grenade attack on 2 December 1973; Maulvi Shamsuddin, JUI MPA and Deputy Speaker of the Balochistan assembly – shot in his car on his way to Fort Suleman on 13 March 1974; Muhammad Ahmed Kasuri, father of Ahmed Raza – killed mistakenly, during a bungled attempt to assassinate his son, who was present in the car along with him, in Lahore on 10 November 1974.
(Bhutto was lucky he got hanged for only one of these murders).
Page 331 – Others were killed as well. On 28 September a serious attempt was made on Wali Khan’s life as he was driving to Swat. Both his driver and guard were killed but Wali Khan luckily emerged unscathed.
Page 331 – On 5 October Ali Buksh Junejo – a former Khalifa of Pir Pagaro, who had joined the PPP, was murdered in Sanghar in broad daylight. The next day Six supporters of Pir Pagaro, who were attending a court hearing against them, were taken by the police to a deserted location and murdered in cold blood.
Page 332 – Apart from the killings during this period, thousands of people were detained from all over the country. There were those like Kaswar Gardezi, secretary general of NAP, who was sadistically tortured by the police while in detention. In a voice breaking with emotion Gardezi later related his horrifying experience to me (details of the torture not included here).
Page 333 – In September 1972 Khawaja Mana Rahman, of the Dawn group, was shot at the Karachi Boat Club by hired assassins who made their escape. A few months later an attempt was made to shoot his daughter while she was driving her car.
Given the circumstances I was disappointed , but not surprised, when Mana Rahman called on me to tell me  that both he and his brother-in-law, Mahmood Haroon, has sought and received forgiveness from Bhutto. They had done so because they “lacked the courage to continue to oppose him”. The people who stood firm against Bhutto’s autocracy were getting smaller in number and in time would shrink further.
Page 334 – If any of his subordinates showed even a modicum of independence, he would be swiftly punished. In December 1973 he dismissed Mumtaz Bhutto as chief minister of Sindh. In March 1973 Khar was sacked as chief minister of Punjab.
Bhutto’s obsession with maintaining a aura of invincibility was so strong that he would spare no one, not even those who had done him valuable and devoted service over the years.

In 1973, Zulfikar had asked Naseerullah Babar, then inspector general of the Frontier Corps, to train Afghan Islamists to counter the Afghan Daud regime, which was harbouring Balochis in Kabul. The training of 5,000 Afghan guerillas was done by ISI’s Special Operations Bureau under Colonel Reza Ali. This was the beginning of Pakistan’s relationship with Afghanistan, which the US utilised to infuse jihadis with arms after the 1979 Soviet invasion.
The Supreme Court says it has been established on record that the then prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto created a political cell in the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) under an executive order issued in May 1975.
The detailed judgment on Asghar Khan’s petition, released on Thursday, said that one of the ISI wings was assigned to perform political duties. Presumably, it could have been anything with respect to this aspect except to assist the federal government in its political affairs. 
Bhutto even issued an ordinance as president under which anyone speaking ill of the army re: the East Pakistan debacle would be liable to long imprisonment.
Gen. Naseerullah Babar on treason case against NAP leaders
The first extraordinary instance of what was then known as wiretapping, was an authorisation by then prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for the setting up of a special cell within the IB to monitor the senior officials of the armed forces after the dismissal of Gul Hassan Khan as army chief and Rahim Khan as air force chief in 1972. The cell was led by one Colonel Mukhtar and was called Mukhtar Force after him (not to be mixed with a Shia welfare organisation of almost the same name). Its staff consisted entirely of retired military officers.
Dr Hamid Hussain, an independent researcher based in New York who has studied the working of intelligence agencies in Pakistan, says the cell was shut down after Bhutto was removed in a military coup in 1977. Mukhtar was sacked and all records at the cell were seized by the coup makers.
Bhutto was also the first, and so far the only, prime minister to have ordered the ISI to tap the phones of his political opponents after protests broke out against his government in the first half of 1977. He would be the last civilian ruler to exercise direct control over the ISI.
By the latter half of 1996, the Khattak-led IB was being accused of widespread phone tapping. Enjoying blanket permission from the government for surveillance, his spooks were alleged to have tapped the phone conversations of the Chief Justice of Pakistan Sajjad Ali Shah, Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court, Nasir Aslam Zahid, and many other judges serving at the Supreme Court as well as the high courts of Sindh and Punjab. They are also reported to have intercepted and recorded phone conversations of many important politicians, including Nawaz Sharif and Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
Not that these principals of the PPP were not aware of Bhutto’s aristocratic background, but it seems they were optimistic they could change the tendencies Bhutto had acquired due to his link with feudal aristocracy. They were mistaken.
It took little time for Bhutto’s autocratic disposition to become public. For instance Mukhtar Rana and Mairaj Muhammad Khan were too outspoken and candid in their views to be tolerated by Bhutto who threw them in jail without placing any charges against them.
Similarly, J.A. Rahim, an old Bengali statesman, who was the true founder and thinker behind the party, was dealt with similarly by Bhutto. In a cabinet meeting, Rahim had opposed Bhutto’s nomination for a minister’s post; as heated words were exchanged, Bhutto asked the old man to leave the room.
The same evening, Bhutto’s Federal Security Forces barged into his house, callously beat the old man and informed him he had been dismissed from the cabinet and from his party post as Secretary General.
Instead of uniting the country and its diverse people by accommodating other political leaders and parties, Bhutto acted imperially. Although his party didn’t have any decisive seats in the provincial assemblies of Balochistan and NWFP (now KPK), through political machinations and whimsical actions, Bhutto overthrew the NAP-JUI government in Balochistan, and imposed governor rule, which led the NAP and itsallies to resign from NWFP.
This musical chair of changes in government continued in Punjab and Sindh as well. During 1973-77, Punjab saw four Chief Ministers and four Governors; Sindh also saw four Governors and two Chief Minsters.
During Bhutto’s rule, the four provinces of Pakistan collectively saw as many as seventeen Governors and thirteen Chief Ministers; of course, few celebrated their first anniversary in office.
When Bhutto held general elections in March 1977, his win was certain. What was not certain was if the PPP would get a two-thirds majority which would allow him to change the country’s constitution to his taste. To achieve that, Bhutto unleashed the police, the FSF, and the ISI to scare away opposition candidates from filing for election and later from running their electoral campaigns.
Consequently, the PPP unbelievably secured 77% of the seats in the National Assembly, far more than the required two-third majority. Bhutto’s acts had catapulted his rivals to a level where they had no stakes left in the system.
Instead of pacifying the opposition and resolving the stalemate, Bhutto imposed martial law in Lahore, Karachi and Hyderabad- the nerve centres of the opposition- a month after the elections. That point onwards, the situation only slipped from Bhutto’s control, eventually leading to his own ouster in a military coup on July 5th 1977.
In the early 1970s, the Z A Bhutto government facing violent opposition and nationalist movements in the NWFP (North West Frontier Province) and Baluchistan resolved to undertake all “necessary steps” to stop the politics of terrorism and secession.[4] In October 1974, the government established “special” courts for “suppression of acts of sabotage, subversion, and terrorism”.[5] The stated objective of the 1974 ordinance was to provide “special provisions” for suppressing such acts and to establish “special” courts with exclusive jurisdiction for “speedy trials” of such crimes.[6] The creation of “special courts” meant a departure from the regular judicial system in order to address the violence and ensure swift justice. The 1974 ordinance was approved by parliament and a few months later became the Suppression of Terrorist Activities (Special Court) Act of 1975.[7] A new era began in Pakistan’s legislative history wherein “special” laws and courts dealing with “terrorism” or “terrorist acts” became the norm.
Likewise, the definition of “terrorist acts” became much broader and the list of offenses that could be tried by “special” courts also expanded. To quote a seasoned historical analyst, Saeed Shafqat, “Wali Khan’s NAP (National Awami Party)[8] was banned and its top leadership was arrested. Police raided Peshawar university campuses to recover “foreign arms”…. Wali Khan was charged with conspiring against the state and a special tribunal was set up to try him.”[9] The Suppression of Terrorist Activities (Special Courts) Act of 1975 incorporated a number of measures to expedite the slow legal process. Adjournments in court proceedings were not granted unless “necessary in the interest of justice.”[10] The Act also provided that once the accused had appeared before the court, the remaining trial could proceed even if the accused subsequently absconded.[11] It departed from the universal principle of presuming the accused innocent until proven guilty.[12]
1. Rahim bux Jamali former PPP MPA murdered tdy in nawabshah. He ws involve in the murder of dr Fozia Bhutto in 90s, a honor killing case
She promised a liberal Islamic system. Yet, no sooner did the mullahs protest than she asked women news readers on TV to cover their heads. She opened up the electronic media but as soon as her partymen, deprived of publicity, protested, she removed Javed Jabbar, the suave advertising executive-turned-politician, from the post of information minister.
All along, she challenged the people accusing her family or partymen of corruption, to prove the charges in court. Yet, when a court gave a damning indictment against her federal minister of state Ehsanul Piracha for virtually gifting the new stock exchange in Islamabad to himself, she not only did not remove him, she defended him
typical Bhutto arrogance was revealed in the single-minded manner in which she demolished all her old, non-PPP allies in the Movement for Restoration of Democracy (MRD). In the post-Zia euphoria she concluded she had no need for the smaller MRD partners and she left all of them by the wayside. No surprise then, that when she was dismissed last fortnight, not one of her old allies protested.

Sep 1992: 
The change in the PPP's attitude towards the army is palpable. Even Benazir Bhutto has had a change of heart (see interview). "There have been significant changes in the top brass. It is an entirely different kind of army," she says justifying her expediency and hoping to exploit the army's increasing unhappiness with both Ishaq Khan and Nawaz Sharif.
The Sindh operation brought the ties between the army and Nawaz Sharif almost to a breaking point as many ministers openly accused General Janjua and Benazir of having worked out a modus Vivendi. Benazir's two well-publicised meetings with him added fuel to the fire.
Obvious meaning was also read when the PPP called off its protests on July 30 after party leader and former Sindh chief minister Aftab Shaaban Mirani met the Karachi Corps commander Lt-General Nasir Akhtar. "Isn't this the ultimate irony?
A party that won international sympathy for its said opposition to the army is now trying to kowtow to the generals merely to gain political mileage?" asked a member of Nawaz Sharif s cabinet. But Mirani claimed that his was only a courtesy call and once he was convinced of the army's sincerity there was no need for protests.
The PPP is happy with the army operation as it seemed to undermine the President and the prime minister. So cynically expedient has the party's approach been that it is even willing to play down cases of human rights abuses and atrocities against its own cadre.
Reports carried by leading newspapers on the issue during 1992 show the Nawaz-led IJI government had completely denied the existence of Jinnahpur conspiracy but the PPP-led PDA (Pakistan Democratic Alliance) opposition charged the government of covering up the MQM’s conspiracy.

However, the Jamaat-e-Islami, a coalition partner in the government, once moved an adjournment motion in the National Assembly to discuss the Jinnahpur conspiracy. It was no less than opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, who had accused the Nawaz regime of trying to cover up the conspiracy of the MQM which, according to her, wanted to make a separate homeland with the support of India. The incumbent President, Asif Ali Zardari, had also demanded action against Jinnahpur planners.

Today though the MQM targets the PML-N for the Jinnahpur conspiracy, during those times MQM Chief Altaf Hussain was even found hailing the Nawaz government for exposing Jinnahpur. Altaf Hussain also demanded a probe into the matter by the Supreme Court.

Jang Karachi quoted Benazir Bhutto on July 6, 1992 as saying if Beharis are settled in Sindh it would pave the way for Jinnahpur and Sindhudesh. She said Sindh had proved to be waterloo for the past rulers and it may also become the same for Nawaz Sharif.
1993: And despite her intense hostility toward the country's military -- General Zia ul-Haq, who ruled the country as one of its military dictators, had her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto executed -- she made it clear during the last year that she would support any military action to remove Mr. Sharif.
1993: Army led by Gen Waheed Kakar mediated between Nawaz Sharif and Benazir
The story behind this mangrove forest goes back to 1994, when PPP’s Agha Tariq, then minister for mining, issued a 30-year mining lease for 342 acres (within the 490 acres now earmarked for the waterfront project) in the name of his wife, Gulnar Begum. In July 1996, through BoR Sindh, he had that lease illegally converted into a 99-year lease for commercial/residential/industrial purposes. Then, in September, through his wife, he sold the 342 acres to Marina City Developments, a partnership of businessmen Asif Baig Mohammed and Khalid Masood, and one Seema Treesa Gill.
7 Sep 1994: Benazir Bhutto opposed abortion & sex education in UN population conference in Cairo

Religious institutions have also been reported to serve as unlawful and unacknowledged detention centres; their existence and the practice of torture and ill-treatment in such places are widely known and tolerated by government officials. A team of journalists in December 1994 found several political activists detained and chained in the premises of dargahs or shrines of Muslim saints in Thatta district in Sindh. In one of them, near Chuharjamali, some 20 men who had been declared insane were found chained to trees. One of them, Abdul Latif from Meerwah Gorchani, an activist in the breakaway faction of the PPP headed by Benazir Bhutto's brother Mir Murtaza Bhutto, had been lured into visiting the shrine where a political opponent had posed as his father and had him confined to the shrine as a mental patient. He pleaded with the journalists to inform his family and national human rights organizations about his unlawful detention and ill-treatment. However, when a team of the non-governmental HRCP visited the dargahs a week later, Abdul Latif and several other unlawfully detained activists had been transferred to an unknown location and others were chained in the fields behind the dargah compound hidden away from the view of possible visitors (Dawn, 2 and 8 December 1994).
A Difficult Year For Press Freedom 1995
29 June 1995:
In an unprecedented attack on freedom of the press on 29 June
1995, the government of Pakistan banned six mass circulation Urdu
language daily newspapers of Karachi for a period of 60 days.
Five of the banned newspapers, "Public", "Qaumi Akhbar", "Evening
Special", "Aghaz" and "Awam" are evening papers, and one,
"Public", publishes morning and evening editions, both of which
have been banned. One of the banned papers, "Evening Special",
belongs to the government-owned Mashriq group of newspapers.

This is the first time in the history of Pakistan that such a
harsh step has been taken against so many newspapers
simultaneously. The ban will directly affect nearly 1000
journalists and press workers and about 2000 newspaper hawkers.
According to press reports, both President Farooq Leghari and
Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto knew about this action by the Sindh
provincial government.
Mr Sharif is threatening to launch a ‘long march’ to Islamabad on August 17 and Ms Bhutto is getting set to prosecute certain PML(N) stalwarts for ‘treason’.
On 11th August 1994, nearly fifteen months from the day Chaudhry Habibullah disappeared, the Punjab Assembly’s Assistant Secretary Nasir Mahmood suddenly woke up and formally lodged a case in the Qila Gujar Singh Police Station in Lahore against Mr Habibullah, Mr Nawaz Sharif, Mr Shujaat Hussain, Mian Mohammad Azhar and 14 others for alleged violation of the Constitution (subversion and treason) under Articles 6, 124-A, 120-B, 161, 166, 172, 173, 174, 465, 468, 469 and 471. All, except Mr Sharif, Mr Hussain and Mr Azhar, were arrested while two others were listed as “absconders”. In due course, all except Mr Habibullah and former MPA Sohail Zia Butt (Mr Sharif’s cousin) were able to obtain their freedom on bail.
The Punjab government’s case against the 18 “subversive elements” didn’t attract much attention until 13th June, 1995 (ten months later) when the Punjab Home Secretary decided to plug the constitutional gaps in the case by seeking the federal government’s permission to nominate it as the original complainant in the case under Article 2 of the constitution. That’s when all hell broke loose — former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was “suddenly” charged with “treason” (punishable with death by hanging) by sitting prime minister Benazir Bhutto!
12 June 1995:
 Former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif has been 
charged with high treason in a complaint lodged with police by the 
Punjab Home Secretary, Hafeez Akhtar Randhawa.!topic/
VOA, June 13, 1995
Islamabad: In Pakistan, a provincial official has filed a treason
complaint against opposition leader Nawaz Sharif.  But a lawyer for Mr.
Sharif says the case is based on very weak evidence and will probably
not succeed.
        The home secretary of Pakistan's powerful Punjab province, Hafiz
Akhtar, has brought the case against opposition leader Nawaz Sharif.
Mr. Akhtar says he has filed what is called a treason complaint with a
judge in Lahore, the provincial capital.  He says the court will later
review the complaint to decide if charges can be brought.
        The case has to do with political maneuvers in Punjab province during
1993, when Nawaz Sharif was prime minister.  Mr. Akhtar says Mr. Sharif
is accused of subverting the constitution in an attempt to gain control
of Punjab province.
        Pakistan was in political turmoil during 1993.  Mr. Sharif resigned as
prime minister in July of that year after a five-month power struggle
with the president and Benazir Bhutto, who was then heading the
opposition.  Ms. Bhutto's party won a slim victory during elections in
October of 1993, and she now heads a coalition government.
        A lawyer for Mr. Sharif (Maqbool Elahi Malik) has denied there is any
basis for treason charges. He says the case against Mr Sharif is based
on what he calls concocted evidence.  The attorney says he has
challenged a key document on which the case is based.  The attorney
indicated he expects the legal system to reject the case. Treason in
Pakistan carries the death penalty.
        Analysts say they fear the treason case will further worsen already
bad relations between Mr. Sharif and prime minister Bhutto.  Opposition
legislators have been demanding her resignation because of Pakistan's
political and economic problems.
17 June 1995:
Pakistan's Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto defended Saturday her government's decision to file treason charges against a former prime minister and rejected U.S. criticism of the move. 'The case against (former prime minister) Nawaz Sharif is being framed under the constitution and the laws of the land. Everybody is equal and all are answerable for their actions,' she said. 'It is the people who make decisions in democratic countries. The United States is a democratic country and it can't put democracy in another country in danger,' she said. Bhutto's government recently charged her predecessor and political archrival, Nawaz Sharif, with treason. Islamabad alleges that Sharif, forced to resign in 1993, used unconstitutional means during his term in office to remove the chief minister of Punjab. U.S. officials have described Islamabad's action as an ominous signal about the current Pakistani government's commitment to democracy. 'We are surprised at this decision,' U.S. State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns said Wednesday in Washington. 'We are concerned that such a precedent does not bode well for Pakistan's democratic and judicial institutions.' The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad expressed those concerns privately to the Pakistani Foreign Ministry and intended to 'monitor this case very closely' in the coming weeks, Burns said. Bhutto's reaction to the U.S. stance followed an earlier statement by the Pakistan Foreign office accusing the United States of 'unwarranted interference' in its internal affairs. The U.S. criticism of Bhutto comes only a few months after her visit to Washington, which included a high-profile White House meeting with President Clinton.!topic/
14 Sep 1995:
High treason case against Nawaz, others withdrawn
Bureau Report
LAHORE, Sept. 14: Additional Sessions Judge Mohammad Ashraf Shagufta
dismissed the high treason complaint filed by the Punjab home
secretary against PML president Nawaz Sharif and 16 others in
connection with the Habibullah kidnapping case, saying that it had
been withdrawn on the instructions of the federal government.
The judge also deleted provisions of the High Treason Act, 1973, from
the FIR of the original case against Sharif and others.
Nov 1995:
 Nawaz Sharif and his family members have been facing a barrage of court cases against them since Benazir Bhutto came to power in 1993. Shahbaz Sharif, the leader of the opposition in Punjab Assembly, has 148 different cases against him, in all of which the opposition claims Sharif is not guilty.
In 1994, the government announced its intention to charge Nawaz Sharif with treason. At this juncture, U.S. officials expressed its displeasure at the state of political relations in Pakistan, with a U.S. spokesman calling the proposed move 'a dangerous precedent for democracy in Pakistan.' The government did not pursue the matter any further.
The slogan "Do Bachay hi Achay" (Two Children are Good) was changed when Benazir had a third child 
The Government selectively used criminal charges and arrest to harass  political opponents.  The Government continued to detain one senator  from the Pakistan Muslim League, Nawaz Sharif Group (PML/N), who was  arrested in 1994.  Three PML/N members of the National Assembly (MNA)  arrested in 1994 were released on bail in 1995.  The opposition alleged  credibly that the Government put political pressure on the judiciary to  deny or delay bail to the arrested politicians.  Three MQM/A senators  and 11 MQM/A members of the Sindh Provincial Assembly (MPA's) arrested  in 1994 on criminal charges continued to be denied bail and remained in  custody.  In December the courts released on bail one MQM/A Senator.   The authorities established detention facilities near the Sindh  Provincial Assembly building to allow jailed MQM/A MPA's to attend  sessions, and brought the detained MQM/A Senators to Islamabad to attend  Senate sessions.  Pakistani courts routinely granted bail to others  accused of similar offenses. 
Federal Investigative Agency agents arrested 70-year-old Karachi  businessman Riaz Shaffi in January for alleged business irregularities  in connection with his reacquisition of his previously nationalized  business.  His detention, along with that of other Karachi businessmen,  was believed to have been politically motivated. 
Despite the Government's promise to strengthen judicial independence, it  took several measures to influence the court for political reasons.  The  Supreme Court heard the bail application and denied bail to an  opposition Member of the National Assembly (MNA) in a case where bail  would routinely have been granted by a lower court.  Mian Qurban Sadiq  Ikram, special judge for the Court of Banking Offenses, was removed from  the bench on July 31, a day after he granted interim bail to the father  of opposition leader Nawaz Sharif. 
The Government brought additional criminal cases against the leader of  the opposition, Nawaz Sharif, members of his family, and his family  businesses.  The Punjab provincial government in  June brought treason charges against Sharif and 17 others for their  alleged attempt to unseat the province's Chief Minister in 1993.  The  Government dropped the treason charges in September following numerous  public and editorial statements against them, but other charges against  the groups remain pending.  At year's end, these cases were still  pending in the court system.  The accused remained free to conduct  opposition political activities.
On September 14, Farhan Effendi, a field correspondent for the Karachi-based Urdu daily, Parcham, was arrested by the paramilitary Rangers, reportedly severely beaten, and kept in detention blindfolded with his hands tied behind his back. Parcham is considered sympathetic to the views of the MQM, and, although Effendi was charged with the illegal possession of a firearm and involvement in terrorist activities, his arrest was widely viewed as an attempt to intimidate the press. Bux Ali Jamali, a reporter for the newspaper Kawish, suffered a fate similar to Effendi's after he wrote stories critical of government development initiatives in Nawabshah, the hometown of Bhutto's husband, Asif Zardari.
The prime minister filed a defamation suit against Kamran Khan, a reporter for the News in Karachi, for writing that Bhutto, during a meeting with British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd, had requested that Britain expel MQM leader Altaf Husain. Another defamation suit was initiated against Razia Bhatti, editor of Newsline, one of Pakistan's most influential and outspoken magazines, by Sindh Governor Kamal Azfar, who also issued a warrant for her arrest. After the prime minister intervened, all charges against Bhatti were dropped. However, journalists with less public stature than Bhatti continued to be victimized by the government. The press also suffered from violence by militants, whom the government made no serious effort to identify or punish. For example, the perpetrators of a grenade attack on June 21 that damaged the Karachi offices of the Urdu daily, Nawa-e-Waqt, and the English daily, The Nation, remained at large.
Politically-motivated abuse of the state's judicial and law enforcement mechanisms was a common feature of Pakistan's political landscape during 1995. The Bhutto government resorted to preventive detentions and spurious lawsuits to promote its own political agenda and to sideline political opponents. Politicians and members of parliament from opposition political parties, most notably the Muslim League, remained under arrest, continued to be refused bail, and, contrary to the law, were even denied permission to attend parliamentary sessions. Muslim League supporters, including businessmen, were harassed and had false cases lodged against them, and judges and public officials who supported victims of government abuse were transferred from their posts to different jurisdictions. On September 5, President Farooq Leghari suspended the Punjab Assembly and imposed direct governor's rule on the province for up to two months. Subsequently, on September 13, the assembly was reconvened and a chief minister more palatable to the federal government was duly elected. This episode perfectly echoed the 1994 incident when the president's suspension of the North West Frontier Province legislature similarly resulted in the installation of a new provincial chief minister. The legislation that allows the president to dissolve the national and provincial assemblies, a holdover from military rule, has been repeatedly invoked by the Bhutto administration; there was no indication at year's end that the government would change it.
Several journalists were detained for writing articles critical of the government and appeared to be prisoners of conscience. Journalist Zafaryab Ahmad was arrested on 5 June along with several members of the Bonded Labour Liberation Front of Pakistan (BLLF) and charged with sedition after writing about bonded labour and the murder of child activist Iqbal Masih in April. Zafaryab Ahmad was released on bail in August. His trial had not begun by the end of the year. 
Q. What do you think of Benazir?
A. Look at the way she called us gun-toting rats. She did not mean to call us cowards, as people say rats or chicken. It was more in the nature of calling us vermin. Now the world must accept that she is a fascist like Hitler. Hitler had said that Jews and gypsies are rats and should be exterminated. Then she said that the Mohajirs have different blood, that we have bad blood. It was this blood that built this country. She should apologise to the entire Mohajir nation. She claims to be a great champion of women. But look at the hundreds of Mohajir women who have been molested and raped by law-enforcement agencies. We feel sorry for what is happening to Muslims in Bosnia and Kashmir. But we are also Muslims suffering repression. Why is the world ignoring us? Aree bhai, hum bhi to maare ja rahe ham (After all, we are getting killed too).

-- Zafaryab Ahmed, a journalist with The News was arrested in Lahore on 5 June 1995. He was pushed and beaten during arrest and taken to an undisclosed locality by staff of the Federal
Investigation Agency (FIA). He was accused of “exploiting the death of Iqbal Masih”1 in his writings and to have, “in collusion with the Indian intelligence agency RAW [Research and Analysis Wing]”, aimed at “causing a recurring financial loss to the Pakistani business interests abroad ... to pave the way for economic warfare against Pakistan”. He was charged with sedition and with “promoting hatred between groups”. On 20 July 1995, Zafaryab Ahmed was granted bail on health grounds but the charges remain pending against him. An appeal by the FIA to cancel his bail was dismissed by the Supreme Court in September 1995. 

-- On 3 March 1996, Mumtaz Ali Sher of Bakhtawar was reportedly abducted by the men of rural landowner Hussain Keerio after he had written a report about irregularities in a school run by the landowner’s wife in Jhol, Sanghar district, Sindh. He was beaten, hung upside down naked, repeatedly raped by the landlord and his men. His hair, eyebrows and moustache were shaved off by his captors. Released after one day, he was threatened with death if he were to report the incident. The landlord reportedly belongs to the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and is related to a close associate of the Prime Minister’s husband, Asif Ali Zardari. Journalists protesting in Jhol against the abduction and brutal treatment of their colleague, were harassed by the landlord’s men in the presence of police but obtained assurances from the Deputy Commissioner of Sanghar that they would be able to meet Sindh Chief Minister Syed Abdullah Shah scheduled to visit the area the next day. The Chief Minister on 9 March ordered the registration of an FIR and the arrest of the culprits but local police initially refused to comply with the order. The FIR was registered on 17 March and the station house officer of Jhol police station was suspended. The Senior Superintendent of the crime branch of Hyderabad police ordered an inquiry of the incident but it is not known if the inquiry has been concluded. To Amnesty International’s knowledge, none of the accused has been arrested.
-- On 20 April 1996, journalist Monis Bokhari of the daily Sindh was attacked by armed guards of a local MPA (Member of provincial assembly) of the PPP after he had reported on the landlord’s illegal practices. He was travelling on the roof of a bus near Larkana when the assailants placed a noose around Bokhari’s neck and tried to push him off the bus. Fellow travellers intervened and saved Bokhari’s life. Police at Dokri refused to file Bokhari’s complaint but nonetheless arrested one of the landlord’s armed guards, Rasool Shah, on the next day. Later in the evening, the landlord’s brother reportedly appeared in the police station, ordered that the arrested man be released and directed a doctor of the local government hospital, in the presence of police officers, to certify that Shah had been beaten. Shah then filed a complaint that Monis Bokhari had injured him. On 22 April, Monis and his brother Daman Bokhari were arrested, remanded to judicial custody and transferred to Larkana district jail. They were later released on bail but charges against Monis Bokhari are pending.
On 26 April, some 20 journalists marched to the Prime Minister’s house in Larkana to press for the release of the two brothers. According to reports, their placards were destroyed by security guards stationed there. Two days later, local journalists at Dokri protesting against the journalists’ arrest were attacked by the landlord’s armed men in the presence of police. The men injured nine protesters, including five journalists. The journalists, taking the injured men along, reported the incident to the Dokri police station and told police they would take the injured to hospital and then return to file the First Information Report; however by the time they returned, the landlord’s armed men had filed a complaint against nine journalists. 
31 Dec 2015: Interior Minister Naseerullah Babar informed the  Senate that Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT) was not a charitable  institution but a family trust, therefore, it could not be given  facilities of charitable institution. 
1996: PPP tried to maniuplate judiciary prior to Judges Case. Ironically the petition against Sajjad Ali Shah was filed under BB's rule. NS used same petition to dislodge CJ
1996: Benazir attempts to grad QAU land
1996: Imran Khan's name and hospital banned from PTV
The Government retaliated, banning the hospital's advertisements from the state-controlled PTV. Imran was sent notices by the Income Tax Department for alleged evasion of taxes and the Federal Investigation Agency launched a probe into Pace, Lahore's modern supermarket in which Imran has a 15 per cent share. Events took an ugly turn this year when Imran was blacked out from the World Cup media publicity.
May 1998:
While Nawaz Sharif claimed credit, so did his arch-rival and opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto. Before Pakistan tested she demanded that the U.S. should bomb India. In an article published in the Los Angeles Times, she wrote: ‘Rogue nations that defy world opinion ought to be taught a lesson,’ and hence, ‘If a pre-emptive military strike is possible to neutralize India’s nuclear capability, that is the response that is necessary.’ Addressing a public rally she made a grand theatrical gesture, tossing her glass bangles on the ground and taunting Nawaz Sharif that he was a na-mard, i.e., not man enough to respond to India’s nuclear provocation. Thereafter, whatever restraining doubts Sharif might have had quickly vanished.
بینظیر بھٹو اور ان کی پاکستان پیپلزپارٹی کی ’اعتدال پسندی‘ کی ایک مثال یہ ہے کہ مئی انیس سو اٹھانوے میں ہندوستان کی طرف سے نیوکلیئر دھماکہ کرنے کے چند دنوں بعد حیدرآباد سندھ میں حزبِ مخالف اور پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی کی رہنما بینظیر بھٹو نے ایک جلسۂ عام میں اپنی تقریر کے دوران اس وقت کے وزیرِاعظم نواز شریف کو تب تک بھارت کے جواب میں نیوکليئر تجرباتي دھماکہ نہ کرنے کا ’طعنہ‘ دیتے ہوئے انہیں (نواز شریف کو) ’چوڑیوں کا تحفہ‘ بھیجنے کی بات کی تھی۔
یہ بینظیر بھٹو کی نہ فقط اپنی سول اور فوجی آمریتوں کے خلاف بہادرانہ وار لڑائیوں کی نفی تھی بلکہ خطے میں ہتھیاروں کی دوڑ کو بھی شہ تھی۔
پیپلز پارٹی اور اسکی چیئر پرسن آج تک احمدیوں کو’غیر مسلم اقلیت‘ قرار دلوانے اور پاکستانی نیوکلیئر صلاحیت کا سہرا بڑے بھٹو کے سر باندھا کرتی ہیں-
10 May 1998: Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto said on Sunday  that she was being punished for pursuing the Ghauri missile project  and strengthening Pakistan's security.
According to a May 25, 1998 cable, Bhutto told US officials that the party would focus its criticism on the state of governance instead. According to Benazir, there was resentment in the military’s lower ranks over Sharif’s lack of response (by then) to India and said, “I’m afraid Nawaz  may eventually have to be sacrificed to heal that sense of shame, but it’s hard to imagine who might take his place.”
Bhutto also repeated her famous quip which she had made in a rally, “Nawaz is trying to put handcuffs on me. But I’m going to put bangles on him.” However, the cable notes that Bhutto mocking Sharif’s manhood “may prove a powerful catalyst towards the nuclear test that she now claims to oppose.”
24 Sep 1999:
Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto predicted  here on Thursday that the Nawaz Sharif government would fall before  December.
To the question whether and when she saw herself back in power, the  twice-ousted prime minister said: "I don't know that but I can say  one thing for sure. If I am not given back power, no other leader  in Pakistan can handle the country's affairs."  When told by a questioner that her claim that only she could handle  the country's affairs would break up the 19-party alliance trying  to throw Nawaz Sharif out, as each one of them saw himself as the  next prime minister, she said: "They all can throw their hats into  the ring when the next elections are held and whoever gets the  mandate of the people will rule."
Ms Bhutto strongly refuted the impression that the statement issued  by the state department warning against a military coup in Pakistan  was in support of the Nawaz Sharif government. "I went over the  statement with US officials and I find there is nothing which  supports the Nawaz government," she said.
Oct 1999: Benazir support for Musharaff's military coup
13 Oct 1999: In an interview yesterday on CNN International, Ms. Bhutto was very complimentary toward General Musharraf and said she was eager to return to Pakistan and take part in another election.
''Musharraf was my director general of military operations,'' she said. ''He wasn't a cleric. He was a professional soldier, and I thought that he was very courageous and brave. He'd been a commando, and a person who is a commando can take tremendous risks and think afterward.''
Oct 1999: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, speaking to a symposium in Toronto, Canada on November 8, said, “General Musharraf's intentions look honest when he says that he will be fair in his approach and that he is motivated by patriotism.” Bhutto's remarks, reported by the Pakistani newspaper Dawn, ..
When the military took power in Pakistan, Bhutto, the leader of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), the main bourgeois opposition party, was in London, where she has been living in exile to avoid a jail sentence on corruption charges. At a press conference in London on October 19 Bhutto acknowledged that she had made contact with the army after the coup, seeking safe passage to return to Pakistan. Justifying the coup, she said that Sharif “created conditions” for the military take over. “He has sought to dismantle democracy...When he attacked the army there was a perception that he was politicizing the last non-political institution in the country. The army reacted,” she said. Bhutto hailed the coup leader, General Musharraf, as “a courageous and bold professional, committed to civilian order.”
16 Oct 1999:
General Pervez Musharraf, whom Benazir called a "moderate" and 
"professional soldier," overthrew Nawaz Sharif hours on Tuesday.

Benazir, who has described Sharif's government as a "civilian 
dictatorship", said her Pakistan People's Party would support 
efforts by the military toward "restoring political and economic 

Benazir said that if military authorities announced that elections 
would be held within three months, she would return to Pakistan 

"But if the military would like to first set up an interim 
government of civilians and seek to restore political and economic 
stability before moving on to elections, then I'll go back at a 
time to encourage that process rather than to disrupt it," said 
On 26 June 2002, activists from a political party attacked the bureau of a weekly newspaper in Gilgit over the publication's refusal to print a statement from their district president.
According to press reports, at around 12:30 p.m. (local time), Pakistan People's Party (PPP) activists barged into the offices of the weekly "Naqqara" and smashed windows, furniture and telephones. They assaulted and threatened bureau chief Alamgir Hussain and staff reporter Syed Ali.
The members of the Gilgit Press Club and the Gilgit Union of Journalists condemned the incident and called it an attack on press freedom. They demanded an immediate probe into the incident and called for action to be taken against the culprits.
23 July 2004:

ISLAMABAD, July 23: Chief whip of People's Party Parliamentarians (PPP) MNA Syed Khursheed Shah has admitted that there are differences within the party over the issue of 'Karo-kari" (honour killing).
Speaking at "Meet-the-Press" programme of the Rawalpindi- Islamabad Press Club here on Friday, Khursheed Shah said such differences on various social issues were part of democracy.
"Yes, it's true that some senior members of our party thumped desks when PML MNA Salim Jan Mazari spoke in favour of Karo-kari in the assembly," Mr Shah said when asked whether there were differences within the party over the issue.
He said similar differences were there in the ruling Pakistan Muslim League. He said Gen Musharraf wanted to eliminate Hudood Ordinance, but Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain was against any amendment to the law.
He said the issues of Karo-kari and Hudood Ordinance were very sensitive and there was a difference of opinion among the members of the treasury as well as the opposition members.
27 May 2006:
SUKKUR, May 27: A jirga decided on Saturday that five girls belonging to two rival groups would be given in marriage to settle a karo-kari dispute.
The jirga was held in the Haji Kamal Magsi village by Mian Abdul Khaliq of Bharchoondi Sharif, PPP MNA Ijaz Bijarani and Thull taluka nazim Ghulam Akbar Banglani. Warring groups — one led by Hafiz Qamardin Banglani and the other by Yar Ali Banglani and Ahmed Nandwani — were present on the occasion.
14 April 2007:
ISLAMABAD, April 13: A journalist working for a television network was thrashed by an MNA of the Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians in front of the Supreme Court here on Friday.
Ghulam Murtuza Satti roughed up KTN’s Shakir Solangi when the journalist requested him to stop talking while he was recording an interview with PPP President Makhdoom Amin Fahim.
As Mr Satti ignored the request, Mr Solangi remonstrated with him, touching his chin. This angered the legislator, who caught the journalist by the neck and beat him up.
Mr Amin Fahim and other leaders of the People’s Party did nothing to stop the MNA.
The MNA later apologised to Mr Solangi.,-10-others-in-vani-case
16 August 2007:
 The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered immediate arrest of PPP MNA Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani and 10 others, involved in offering five minor girls as compensation in a murder case, and adjourned the hearing till September 3.
9 June 2008:
Pakistan has offered to facilitate the sale of thousands of acres of some of its most productive farmland to Saudi Arabia in an attempt to attract large Saudi investments in the country’s farm sector. Yusuf Raza Gilani, Pakistan’s prime minister, said on Monday on his return from Saudi Arabia there had been successful talks on food production but declined to offer details. “A major breakthrough has been achieved,” he said. The land offer follows news last month that a large private equity company was buying farmland on behalf of the United Arab Emirates’ food security effort.
3 July 2008:
Members belonging to the scheduled castes in Hindus – often referred to as ‘untouchables’ – say they have been let down by the PPP minority representatives once again, despite the fact that majority of PPP supporters [in the Hindu] community belong to the scheduled caste. 

The community members belonging to different low-income neighbourhoods such as Lyari, Ranchore Lines and Garden have raised their concern on the nomination of representatives of Karachi Hindu Panchayat, Hindu Panchayat Karachi Division and Pakistan Hindu Council, which, they allege, is dominated by “upper class” Hindus.
16 July 2008:
The Asian Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has received information that through the negligence of the Ministry of Irrigation of the Sindh province a breach in a river occurred which resulted in heavy losses to peasants, including damage to standing crops, houses, roads, bridges, water courses, and embankments. The breaches inundated many villages nearby and caused extensive damage to houses in the vicinity. The floods have affected 90% of the populations of 50 villages involving over 19000 persons. Over 300 houses have been destroyed completely and their former inhabitants are camping out side the villages and on elevated embankments with very minimal shelter. Up to 720 houses sustained repairable damage and over 60% of these are unsafe for habitation without such repairs. The total damage to housing in the district has been estimated to be at a cost of Rs. 30 million (US$400, 000) and 5000 acres of cultivated land has been inundated. The crops lost included both commercial and food staples including rice. The ministry of irrigation who is responsible for checking the stability of the canal embankments on a regular basis has still not provided any assistance to the affected people. This is the third time in ten years that breaches have occurred in this area.
11 August 2008:
five women were buried alive, allegedly by the younger brother of Mr. Sadiq Umrani, the provincial minister and a prominent leader of the Pakistan People's Party, the ruling party. However, police have still not arrested the perpetrators after one month of the incident.
14 August 2008:
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum that 15 fishing villages around the Chotiari reservoir in Sanghar district, Sindh province have been placed under a curfew by the local administration in order deprive them of fishing in the reservoir which they have been doing for centuries. The curfew, which has never officially been announced, was imposed on August 13, one day before the 61st Independence Day of the country. Powerful landlords of the district with the connivance of local police and office bearers of the ruling party have stopped local fishermen from operating in the lake and more than 12,000 people are being prevented from leaving their villages. The landlords have hired a man by the name of Mr. Qasim Zardari, who claims to be the chief protocol officer of Mr. Asif Zardari, the widower of Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister, in order to influence the police and local administration to act against the fisher folk.
29 August 2008:
Balochistan Senator Sardar Israrullah Zehri stunned the upper house on Friday when he defended the recent incident of burying alive three teenage girls and two women in his province, saying it was part of “our tribal custom.”
Senator Bibi Yasmin Shah of the PML-Q raised the issue citing a newspaper report that the girls, three of them aged between 16 and 18 years, had been buried alive a month ago for wishing to marry of their own will.
The barbaric incident took place in a remote village of Jafarabad district and a PPP minister and some other influential people were reported to have been involved. The report accused the provincial government of trying to hush up the issue.
Sep 2008:
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a clinic serving the poor was attacked by a gang, which resulted in two persons being injured and damage to the clinic on 29 September 2008 in Karachi, Sindh province. The police refused to intervene in this attack and have yet to start an investigation. It is reported that the attackers are working for 'Crime News', weekly magazine and have been involved in cases of blackmail and extortion in the area.
magazine is run by Mr. Ramzan Natha, the notorious leader of gangsters who are experts in killing targeted person by fabricating car accidents. However, the police have yet investigated in this case. 
It is reported that the weekly magazine, 'Crime News' is run by a underworld leader known as Natha group whose chief, Aslam Natha was killed in a gang war in 1990s and now his son Ramzan Natha is running the newspaper under the patronage of the police. It is also reported that despite many complaints of blackmail and extortion have been informed, the police have not taken any action and the ministry of information have allegedly provided protection.
26 Sep 2008:
three more women have been buried alive in Balochistan province.. It is reported that he and seven other men involved are under the protection of the provincial minister Mr. Sadiq Umrani [PPP]--the brother of the main suspect.

In this case, he forcibly occupied the land of Haji Bulab Palali in Moza Tharoo, Babakot, and gave the house to his brother, at the same time that his brother became provincial of housing in May 2008. It caused armed fighting between the two parties and one man from the Umrani side, Mr. Abdul Fateh Bangal, was killed.
In an act of revenge for Bangal's death, Umrani's side attacked Haji's house together with Mr. Mohammed Murad.  During the assault they killed eight people including the wife of Haji and his four sons.
After the killings took place, Mr. Nadir Magsi, minister of Sindh province held a Jirga that decided upon a fine of Rs. 10 million (around USD 150,000) against Abdul Sattar Umrani. He made a payment of Rs. 1 million for the murder of each person and 2 million rupees for dishonoring the sanctity of another's house by attacking it. However, the police have not yet instigated an investigation or made any effort to arrest those responsible.
11 Nov 2008:
In June 2006 a five member bench of Supreme Court judges ordered police in Kashmore, Sindh province to arrest a PPP leader and national assembly member, Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, for involvement in Sang Chatti (offering young girls as blood money). He was accused, along with others, of offering a total of five young girls as blood money in two separate cases. Most of the girls were under seven years old. Police neglected to follow up on the order and, after some time keeping his head low, Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani has become federal minister of Education.
Pakistan’s legal process has long been derailed by illegal jirga courts -- gatherings of powerful men in rural areas, who act as judge and jury. They may once have had a legitimate role in the settlement of tribal disputes, but over the years jirgas have become exposed as little more than mob trials, manipulated by rich, powerful and often vengeful men, egged on by spectators. The men mete out death with regularity; two thirds of the condemned are women who have no say in a jirga, and who die the most brutal of deaths. Jirgas have been illegal since 2004.
This August, Balochistan Senator Sardar Isarullah Zehri, along with Senator Jan Mohammad Jamail (the deputy chairman of the Senate), chose to defend as custom, a jirga-ordered 'honour killing' in his province: the burying of three teenage girls and two of their aunts alive. (The case is yet to be properly investigated). At the end of October Mr. Zehri was inducted as a minister of state. 
Mr. Bijarani eventually had his charges waived by Mr. Abdul Hameed Dogar, who was inserted into the system by then-President Musharraf after Justice Iftekhar Chaudry was deposed. The AHRC fears for the future of an already flaccid education system.
29 Nov 2008:
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA), Tariq Masood Arain, staged a walk out from the Sindh Assembly on Friday to protest alleged occupation of his land in Nawabshah by members of the Zardari clan, and the perceived lack of response from his colleagues in the party and government. He also announced staging a hunger strike outside the assembly to seek redressal of his grievances. 
Dec 2008:
On December 23, the President of Pakistan appointed Mr. Sana Ullah Abbasi, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations) Hyderabad range as the inquiry officer in the case of Ms. Taslim Solangi, a 17 year-old girl who was allegedly mauled by the dogs and then shot dead by her in-laws on the pretext of an honour killing. The girl was murdered in the first week of March 2008 on the decision of a Jirga, an illegal tribal court. 
A fair trial or enquiry in the case of Taslim Solangi is not possible by the Sindh province administration as they themselves were involved through the Jirga system. Two more accused persons named in the First Information Report (FIR), filed by father of the victim remain at large and are being supported by the local administration. Ms. Nafisa Shah, the former representative of President is pressuring the parents to remove the names of one Nazim (Head of Union Council), Mr. Salim Solangi and one land officer (tappe dar) Mr. Illahi Bux Solangi from the FIR as both of them were working for her during her election campaign.
2009: The PPP government allegedly withdrew Rs270 million from the secret fund of the IB against the PML-N prior to the imposition of Governor Rule in Punjab in 2009. The IB chief informed the prime minister about the removal of funds with no results. The ironic development on the shoals of which the plan made shipwreck was that the PML-Q stalwarts who presumably absorbed these funds put forward additional conditionalities that the PPP leaders could not meet
9 Jan 2009:
Reporters Without Borders condemns the directive issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to Internet Service Providers instructing them to block access to six web pages on the grounds that they are “harmful for the integrity of the country.” The PTA is responsible for regulating the Internet.
“This does not bode well for online freedom of expression and information,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There was nothing in the content of these web pages that attacked Pakistan's integrity, yet the PTA provided no further explanation for the order. The only content these web pages had in common were photos of the governor of the eastern province of Punjab that can be found on other websites. We urge the PTA to rescind this order.”
Photos of Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer were widely circulated online last month accompanied by criticism of a lifestyle that is lavish in comparison with how most of the province's population lives.
The directive was issued on 26 December by PTA chief Yawar Yasin at the request of an inter-ministerial committee tasked with monitoring and blocking websites that are deemed to be blasphemous, pornographic, “anti-state” or “anti-Pakistan.” The directive listed six web pages to be blocked and asked ISPs to ensure that that the PTA's instructions were carried out.
2 March 2009:  
Since 2005, Mukhtar Mai’s case was pending before the Supreme Court without any hearings being scheduled. And now, just after the Federal Minister for Defence Production Sardar Abdul Qayyum Jatoi pressured Mukhtar Mai to drop the charges against her perpetrators, this hearing is the third within a month.
3 March 2009:
The Asian Human Rights Commission is extremely concerned to discover that a man accused of ordering an honour killing last year in a tribal court - and who is still openly pursuing the murder – has just been made a minister in the Sindh provincial government. He is the seventh person with a history in illegal jirga rulings, relating either to the murder or the bartering of women and children, to be appointed in Zardari's government.

On 25 February, 2008, the AHRC released an urgent appeal on behalf of a young couple in hiding, both black-marked for death by the Jatoi tribe in rural Sindh. Saira Jatoi, 22 and Mohammad Ismail Soomro, 30, had married against the wishes of their families. Please see the appeal:
As the chief of the Balochi Jatoi tribe, Mr Abid Hussain Jatoi commanded the couple's death sentence and arranged the beating and abduction of the husband's relatives. Though Jatoi has not yet been given a portfolio, he has been given all the powers of a minister, and after being appointed on 27 February, 2009, his first official duty was to send a message to the husband's parents through henchmen and police officials. The message said that if the young woman was not returned to the tribe, she and her six-month-old baby would be killed. Being 'Kari', or black marked by the tribal court, Saira is liable to be killed regardless.

Mr Hazar Khan Bijarani, minister for education, was sentenced by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2005 for a jirga that handed over five minor girls in marriage to settle a dispute. His sentence was never arranged. Mr Sana Zehri, state minister, declared in the senate that the jirga-ordered burial of five women alive was a justified local custom. The perpetrator of that crime is allegedly Mr Abdul Sattar Umrani, the protected younger brother of Minister Sadiq Umrani, and had been ordered to pay compensation to a jirga court years before for the murder of eight other people. He was not arrested. Mr Amin Fahim, senior minister in the federal cabinet used a tribal custom to marry his two sisters to the Quran, to bar them from marrying men. There are at least three other ministers in the Sindh provincial cabinet who are notorious for helming jirgas against women, but have not been officially charged: Mr Abid Hussain Jatoi, Mr Nadir Khan Magsi and Mr Abdul Haque Bhurt, the minister of livestock.
11 March 2009: Tahira Abdullah complaints about being harassed by Noor Alam Khan, Nabil Gabol and Abida Hussain
13 March 2009:
HYDERABAD: The arrest of political activists and lawyers continued here on Thursday for the second consecutive day in different areas of Sindh. 

Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami, Hyderabad, Abdul Waheed Qureshi was arrested outside the press club where he had gathered along with other party activists to protest the crackdown on political activists.

Qureshi claimed that scores of the JI and the APDM activists had been arrested in the district to stop them from participating in the long march and the sit-in. He, however, said that a number of political workers and lawyers had already reached safer locations well ahead of the long march to escape arrest.

According to JI’s Hyderabad media coordinator, more than 30 activists of the JI had been taken into custody in the district. A police source said that some lawyers had also been arrested.

A JI camp, set up to welcome the participants of the long march from Karachi, was removed from the Hyderabad Bypass. Chairman Sindh Tarraqi Passand Party Dr Qadir Magsi was not allowed to leave his home.

The police also raided the house of Sindh United Party leader Jalal Mahmood Shah. Some activists of his party were arrested in Jamshoro. Our correspondent from Naushahro Feroze adds: Police raided the houses of PML-N, JI and Awami Tehrik leaders here on Thursday. They arrested two sons of JI leader Mohammed Shabir Khanzada — Abdul Wahid and Sajid Khanzada. Ghulam Murtaza Arain, Abdul Sattar Mughul, Fareed Kalhoro, Abbas Khokhar and Amir Abbasi were also arrested.
6 April 2009: A person has been held in chains since 34 years in a private jail as authorities have ignored his detention
8 April 2009:
 Armed assailants stormed the Arts Council in the Pakistani capital, Karachi, on 8 April 2009, ransacking the Shanakht Cultural Festival and accusing organisers of "political blasphemy". The event was organised by the Citizens Archives of Pakistan (CAP).

The attackers were outraged by a photo montage depicting former leaders of the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto, along with other Pakistani rulers, in an unflattering manner. Bhutto was depicted resting on the lap of her arch rival, former president General Zia-ul-Haq. The offending image was posted on the blog of cyber activist Awab Alvi at
12 May 2009:
A man, Babu Chandio, backed by Benazirabad PPP president and MPA Ghulam Qadir Chandio, had managed to prepare forged documents of three acres of his land and brought 150 people for forcible occupation a few months ago, landlord Faisal Dehraj alleged at a press conference here on Monday.He said his father Sikander Dehraj had purchased 16 acres of land from Daim Fakir Magsi in 1966.
13 July 2009:
ISLAMABAD The government announced on Sunday that sending indecent, provocative and ill-motivated stories and text messages through e-mails and mobile telephone Short Messaging Service (SMS) was an offence under the Cyber Crime Act (CCA) and its violators could be sent behind bars for 14 years.
An official announcement by the interior ministry said that the government was launching a campaign against circulation of what it called ill-motivated and concocted stories through emails and text messages against civilian leadership and security forces.
The announcement does not elaborate what is meant by ill-motivated e-messages, but it is believed that the 'civilian leadership' meant President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, Interior Minister Rehman Malik and other politicians.
21 July 2009:
Pakistanis who send jokes about Asif Zardari by text message, email or blog risk being arrested and given a 14-year prison sentence.
The country's interior minister, Rehman Malik, announced the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had been asked to trace electronically transmitted jokes that "slander the political leadership of the country" under the new Cyber Crimes Act.
Mr Malik, said the move would punish the authors of "ill motivated and concocted stories through emails and text messages against the civilian leadership".
The step, which was described by human rights groups as "draconian and authoritarian", came after government was particularly riled by a barrage of caustic jokes being sent to the presidency's official email.
Critics have accused the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP), a party that espouses a liberal agenda, of stooping as low as the former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, who took television broadcasters off air when he faced political opposition.
27 July 2009:
4 Christians injured in attack of PPP activists in Sindh

Residents of Christian Colony Sikendarabad held protest demonstration here on Sunday against attack on their colony in which 4 persons were injured and forcible occupation of their colony primar
by attackers and demanded protection to their community.

The demonstration was led by Dr. Emanuel Shahzad who told this scribe that more than 1200 homes of Christians were living at Christian Colony Sikendarabad near Kotri since before creation of Pakistan.

He said that land of Christian colony was donated by late MNA Malik Sikendar for residential purpose to Christians. He said that government had granted primary school and dispensary for their colony which was inaugurated by formed MPA Javed Micheal in 2005.

He said that some days back few persons Javed Shana, Wazir Khunharo, Amir Khunharo, Fida Khunharo, and other armed men who claim to be members of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party attacked the Christian Colony with iron sticks and Dandas beat the residents of colony in which 4 Christians Imdad Masih, Waris Masih, Riaz Masih and Asif Masih were brutally injured.
3 August 2009: [Peasant activist targeted for exposing human rights violations of feudalism]
Din Mohammad Kumbhar has worked for many years in trying to provide bonded labourers with equal rights despite continuous intimidation. Kumbhar is a resident of Village Fakir Din Mohammad in the province of Sindh. He has been central in the Hari movement that has sought to break the eternal servitude of the peasant to the feudal lords.
In 2008, armed persons surrounded Kumbhar’s village and fired indiscriminately. According to sources, henchmen of the following landowners all of which are politically affiliated with the Pakistan Peoples’ Party were responsible for the shooting: Mr. Shamasddin Hingorjo, Mr. Omar Gull Hingorjo, Mr. Suhrab Khan Mari and Mr. Ali Hassan. After Kumbhar went to Khipro police station to demand he be protected the police took no action to investigate the incident.
In June 2009, following Kumbhar’s complaint to the police he was abducted by men working for the above mentioned landlords and forced by gunpoint to give up the rights to his property. The forged documents in which he was made to sign stipulated that he must vacate his 4.5 acre land by October 20 2009 as well as the villagers living there. He repeatedly went to Khipro police station, but was told nothing could be done to help him.
Sep 2009:
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the special assistant to the chief minister of Sindh, Mr. Ismail Dahri, in the company of several policemen attacked villagers in Nawab Shah district on the nights of September 26 and 27, to forcibly evict them from their land. Mr. Dahri, a close friend of Pakistani President Asif Zardari, has used the policemen to launch the attack to abet his friend in grabbing the land from the villagers. They opened fire at the resisting villagers killing three persons, including Mr. Dahri's brother, and wounding of several others.
14 Sep 2009:
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Tahir Mahmood Handli raided the police station in Sialkot to get the rape accused released. MPAs men roughed up Dunya News correspondent to stop him from covering the incident and threatened to kill him. Handli along with his supporters reached the police station to get the two rape accused released who manhandled the police officials and tore up the uniform of ASI. When Dunya News correspondent Hafiz Imran reached the police station to cover the event, MPAs accomplices tortured him. They asked the correspondent to stop giving news to the channel or they would beat him to death. According to the correspondent, the men also threatened him to shot in leg for not handing over his cell phone to them.
28 Oct 2009:
In new episode of land grabbing PYO, Islamabad chapter, president has encroached upon costly land, which was reserved for green belt area, in posh sector F-11/4 and hanged a billboard outside it as Benazir House.
While talking to TheNation, he said that he had established that forum for the convenience of party workers, as large number of party workers visited daily Benazir House and he helped them in resolving their problems.
However he negated the impression that the house is built at encroached land, I am the owner of this land and it belongs to my forefathers.
According to the CDA official the whole locality 'Bagga Syedan located in sector F-11/4 including Benazir House had been established at CDAs land.
3 Dec 2009:
Meanwhile, Mushtaq Ghumman of Karachi’s leading business newspaper Business Recorder has received phone calls from aides of federal industry minister Mian Manzoor Wattoo threatening him with reprisals if he does not stop writing articles about corruption cases in which the minister is allegedly involved.
Ghumman told Reporters Without Borders: “One of the minister’s protocol officials told me I would be taught a lesson if I did not change my behaviour.” Ghumman, who had asked the minister about a corruption case at a news conference, has not filed a complaint.
Reporters Without Borders also condemns the attempts by officials in Islamabad and Dubai to obtain the cancellation Meray Mutabiq, a Geo TV talk show that is broadcast from Dubai. Hosted by Dr. Shahid Masood, the popular show is often very critical of President Asif Ali Zardari.
As a result of pressure by the authorities of the United Arab Emirates, Geo TV was forced to broadcast the show from an undisclosed studio on 23 November. The daily newspaper The News quoted Masood as saying he had received death threats from Zardari supporters. Geo TV has described the episode as a recurrence of the kind of press freedom violation that took place under former President Pervez Musharraf.
24 Dec 2009:
PPP MNA Gul Muhammad Jakhrani said at a press conference that some reporters and anchorpersons of Jang and Geo such as Kamran Khan, Shaheen Sehbai, Shahid Masood, Ansar Abbasi and Saleh Zaffir were the Israeli agents and they were assigned the task to create instability in Pakistan and pit the institutions of the country against one another so that the Israeli desire to keep Pakistan unstable might be fulfilled.
When the floods of 2010 swept away their homes and livelihoods, the villagers of Qazi Ahmed Taluka in Sindh’s Shaheed Benazirabad district knew who to blame. The natural waterway that the floodwaters should have passed through had been artificially blocked, and as the waters rose to up to three feet and submerged their lands, they sought the man they believed had ordered the blockage in order to protect his own lands.
That man was PPP MPA Jam Tamachi Unar, who also heads the public accounts committee of the Sindh Assembly. Armed with copies of the Holy Quran, they — along with Unar’s own cousin — pleaded with the legislator to relent. They even approached Faryal Talpur, a member of the National Assembly and President Asif Ali Zardari’s sister, but only received empty verbal assurances for their efforts.
That person was no influential politician or bureaucrat with the power of state machinery behind them, but rather a woman called Nazo Dharejo. When the villagers seemed about to buckle under the pressure of defying powerful local notables, she told them: “If there are bullets fired, I’ll take the first one. If they arrest us, I’ll be the first to offer myself.”
2 Jan 2010:

بلاول کو 2013ء کے انتخابات میں وزیراعظم بنوانے کیلئے گیلانی عمر کی حد 20 سال کریں ،راجہ ریاض ، صدرزرداری کیخلاف سازش کرنیوالوں کو اٹھا کر سمندر میں پھینک دینگے ،جلسہ عام سے خطاب
7 Feb 2010:
YouTube was completely blocked in Pakistan by PTCL on Sunday without any reason/warning. People must have thought “What is going on?” Even though, YouTube was accessible through proxy websites but it remained blocked for almost 1 hour. ISPs said PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) is responsible for the ban and they cannot provide any reasons whatsoever.
Later on, YouTube was restored by PTCL and other ISPs. Sigh of relief? But many noticed the reason for the restrictions. You could no longer access President Asif Ali Zardari’s video where he openly asks people to “shut up” during his speech. 
10 Feb 2010:  Salman Taseer canvassing for Sheikh Rashid 
Feb 2010: In a post-election ceremony to mark what PML-N says was the win of a worker, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif called Sheikh Rashid a candidate of President Asif Ali Zardari. “He was Zardari’s candidate … and was rejected by the voters.” Officially the ruling PPP stayed neutral in these by-elections, but at the local level many PPP supporters and activists openly worked for Sheikh Rashid.
12 Feb 2010:
Leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-backed Awam Dost panel, Jumman Darwan, said that Indian and Israeli agents engineered terrorism in the city. He urged political parties and religious parties, in particular, to forge unity among their ranks against the wave of terrorism.
16 Feb 2010:
LAHORE: The PPP leaders on Monday commended Editor in Chief, The Nation, Majid Nizami for his positive contribution to the promotion of democracy in the country, and for his courage to call a spade a spade.
At a seminar on ‘Journalistic Values and Democracy’, PPP leader Usman Saleem Malik said that Majid Nizami gave a bold statement in four of Asif All Zardari declaring him as ‘Mard-e-Hurr’ in recognition of the courage with which Zardari stood against a dictator.
‘Though the statement incurred displeasure of PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif who also complained with Majid Nizami about his statement, but he called a spade a spade and told him that he left the country during Musharraf’s while Asif Zardari preferred to remain in jail’, the PPP leader added.
Other PPP leaders and party Workers present on the occasion also seconded the statement of Usman Saleem Malik and highlighted the services of Majid’ Nizami.
Source: The Nation
1 April 2010:
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received the following information from the villagers of Nagar Makan, Talukah Daulatpur, Shaheer Benazirabad District, Sindh province. Mr. Ismail Dahri, special assistant to the Chief Minister, his henchmen, and his younger brother, Ali Dahri, are continuously harassing the villagers of the Nangar Union Council Daulatpur, Shaheed Benazirabad, formerly known as the Nawabshah district, in order to grab their land. Mr. Dahri, using local police and administration personnel, is attempting to grab the land of the Channa clan by asserting his power as Special Assistant.
3 May 2010: the government continues to block the media industry’s outstanding bills amounting to over Rs 900 million
8 May 2010:
The fact is evident as in spite of assuring action against the murderers of prominent Hindu leader Sudhamchand Chawla, the Sindh government has failed to take any action against incumbent Sports Minister Ejaz Jakhrani even after eight years of Chawla's death.  
Chawla, the president of the Hindu Panchait, was killed in January 2002 in Jacobabad, where influential feudal lords such as the Jakhrani tribe led by Jakhrani and the Soomro tribe led by former Senate chairman Muhammadmian Soomro were struggling for political control at that time. 
A first information report (FIR) was filed against against Ejaz Jakhrani and his relatives Mumtaz Jakhrani and Majeed Jakhrani.  
The police also named Jakhrani's father, Mir Ahmed Khan alias Babul Khan Jakhrani, in the FIR for forcing the culprits to kill Chawla, The Daily Times reports.
16 May 2010:
Hundreds of activists of various political parties held a rally and staged a sit-in here on Saturday on the call of the All Parties Alliance against torture on local journalist Ghulam Hussain Soomro by the PPP district general secretary, Karam Shah, three weeks ago.
20 May 2010:
Veerji Kohli booked in a murder case whereas on the day of murder of a land grabber he was 500 kilometers away. He was attending a daylong conference of the civil society on the issue of Eighteenth amendment in the constitution and provincial autonomy. In 2010 he was abducted by the land grabbers who were also involved allegedly in the rape of a 17 years old Dalit girl. He was severely beaten during his captivity and was intimidated for raising his voice for the rights of the Dalits who have been bonded labourers for decades.

The police and a provincial minister are providing protection to the perpetrators. The provincial minister is allegedly involved in grabbing the land where the precious China Clay was found.
24 May 2010:
An Organization namely Sindh National Party (Palejo Group) besieged the office of Jang Group on Sunday evening and demands  the Justice of “Hazrat Umar R.A.” from GEO and Jang Network in a reaction of not providing them a proper space in news.
Our Sources in media confirmed their link with PPP, “We receive SNP news handouts from CM House with feedback calls from PPP leaders. “  SNP announced its support to PPP whenever PPP is in need of few other faces to support its stance or candidates, like by-elections.
The absence of Information Minister Sindh Shazia Marri & Federal Minister for Information Fouzia Wahab from the list of condemning leaders is quiet suspicious. Even this time Sherry Rehman preferred to remain quiet as she has nothing to lose.
30 April 2010:
Director General (DG) Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) Murtaza Solangi has been accused of harassment by female workers of his department, The News has learnt.
When asked whether action was not being taken against Solangi because he was a close friend of President Zardari, Kaira said, “We keep an eye on what is happening in the subordinate departments.”
30 June 2010:
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) legislator Jamshed Dasti has allegedly threatened gang-rape victim Mukhtar Mai to withdraw her appeal in the Supreme Court against the accused rapists.
In an exclusive interview with The Express Tribune, Mukhtar Mai, an iconic character who came to the limelight for her brave fight for justice after being gang-raped, has alleged that MNA Jamshed Dasti is threatening her family through his emissaries to withdraw the case or face dire consequences.
12 July 2010:
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has decided to field independents as party candidates in the Punjab by-elections against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
This is in violation of the Charter of Democracy (CoD) that was signed between former prime ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif in May 2006 in London. However, the PML-N has been supporting independent candidates in by-elections on seats vacated by the PPP. Thus, the parties have technically observed this clause but practically violated it by supporting independent candidates.
12 July 2010:
Members of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chose to stay out of the protest called by the Joint Action Committee against the alleged encroachment of school land by its MPA in Ghotki.
The Joint Action Committee continued its protest for the third day on Sunday outside the sessions court and observed a hunger strike, accusing MPA Ikramullah Dharejo of taking over a school hostel.
7 August 2010:
PPP men accused of grabbing land in Thatta, Makli
9 August 2010:
KARACHI: The transmission of Karachi-based Geo News was blocked overnight in various parts of Pakistan after the channel aired reports regarding hurling of shoes at President Asif Ali Zardari during his party address in Birmingham.

According to reports, some Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leaders and government officials had issued threats and warnings to cable operators across country against continuation of Geo News transmission.
8 August 2010:
Pakistan's major news broadcasters ARY TV and GEO TV are off the air in Karachi and Sindh province for a third day since supporters of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of President Asif Ali Zardari have reportedly severed cable connections of the distributors that carry them. Demonstrations at the offices of the distributors and the stations, sometimes violent, continued today. Originally, the two stations were pulled off the air by the cable companies under pressure from party supporters on Saturday night.
Although the broadcasters were able to get back on air for a few hours today and are being carried in most other parts of the country, staff in both broadcasters' newsrooms told CPJ they do not expect to be able to broadcast in Karachi or Sindh in the coming days. Protests are widespread on both sides of the issue. 
The shutdown has not been ordered by the government, the stations' staffers say. According to Mazhar Abbas, ARY's deputy news director, "This is the president's party taking the law into its own hands."
Abbas confirmed local news reports that cable companies that had defied the demonstrations and returned them to the air were hit with another wave of protesters on Sunday, and many of their distribution cables around the city were cut.
The PPP demonstrators have left behind written messages on the stations' external walls, accusing the owners of being anti-Pakistan and being allied with India and Israel, both considered arch foes by many Pakistanis. The allegations are dangerous accusations to make in politically violent Karachi.,-geo-employees 
10 August 2010:
KARACHI: Activists of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) surrounded the offices of Geo TV, Jang and The News situated on II Chundrigar Road on Tuesday, Geo TV reported. The activists, who continued pouring in at the scene till late afternoon, also threw stones and shoes at the offices of the Jang Group and Geo. The PPP workers showed shoes to Geo TV and Jang Group employees and uttered abusive words. They also burnt copies of the daily Jang and The News. The PPP workers holding flags of the party raised full-throated slogans in favour of President Asif Ali Zardari. The party workers went on a wall-chalking spree against the Jang Group and Geo under policecover. The police and administration kept standing by as silent spectators. Armed people tortured a Geo TV driver and snatched papers from news stalls with the police standing silently by watching the incident. 
10 August 2010:

Pakistan TV channels trying to report the incident in which shoes were thrown at the country's presidentAsif Ali Zardari, in Birmingham at the weekend were censored.
GEO TV and ARY News had just aired the story on Sunday when their broadcasts were blocked, sparking widespread protests on either side of the issue.
When some cable operators refused to obey the ban, gunmen fired at their staff and offices. The offices of two cable operators in Karachi were set ablaze by pro-Zardari activists when operators refused to shut down transmissions of feeds from GEO TV and ARY News.
13 August 2010:
It is reported in the Pakistani media that intentional breaches were made in the protective embankments at Ghospur and Thorhee bands, Sukkur district, Sindh province in order to protect the agriculture lands of President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari Mr. Qaim Ali Shah, the chief minister of Sindh province, Mr. Khursheed Shah, the federal minister and other powerful person in the coalition government. The breaches have affected the urban population of Sukkur district and its adjoining areas where many places remain submerged.
29 August 2010:
LAHORE, Aug 28: The interior ministry is making efforts for the extradition of Shamim Khan who claimed to have hurled shoe at President Asif Ali Zardari during his address to party men in Birmingham early this month.
Official sources told Dawn that the interior ministry had provided “criminal record” of Khan to the UK authorities, requesting them to hand him over to Pakistan so that he could be brought to justice.
30 August 2010: Warden slapped for teaching law to PM Gilani's nephew
5 Sep 2010:
Friday, Margalla police had arrested 35 PTCL workers for creating a law and order situation and attacking police during a protest in front of the PTCL office in Sector G-8. In a scuffle with the police, four police officials sustained injuries and a police constable received a bullet in his arm. The arrested employees of PTCL were booked under Anti-Terrorism Act and violation of Section 144.,-india!
19 Oct 2010: Allegations against two senior journalists, The News Editor Investigation Ansar Abbasi and Geo TV Senior Anchor Kamran Khan, of being agents of CIA and Indian agency RAW by senior PPP leader Raja Riaz and other MPs have been widely denounced by all political parties and members of civil society including stalwarts of the PPP. 
19 Oct 2010:
It has been prayed in the petition that PPP Punjab President and PPP parliamentary leader in the Punjab Assembly and Senior Minister in Punjab Raja Riaz lashed out at the Jang Group, Geo TV and senior journalists attached to the media house on the floor of the provincial assembly on 19 Oct 2010 and termed Kamran Khan, Hamid Mir and Ansar Abbasi Indian agents.
The petition contended that the very next day on 20 Oct 2010, another PPP MPA Ms Uzma Bukhari levelled serious allegations against the Jang Group and Geo TV claiming that the famous Indian business group namely Bajaj Group had shares in the Geo TV network. She also levelled serious allegations of corruption against senior anchorperson of Geo TV Hamid Mir.,-sherry 
24 Oct 2010:
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has started taking action against the party’s old guard, apparently for violating the party’s discipline, in one case by suspending party membership.
On Saturday, a close aide of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, Dr Safdar Abbassi and Sherry Rehman became the “first victims” as they had participated in the Capital Talk of Geo television. 
25 Oct 2010: Hundreds of armed PPP workers seiged Sherry Rehman's house and called her traitor to PPP for appearing on Geo
25 Oct 2010:
Rights activists marched from the old campus of Sindh University to the press club here on Sunday in protest against the kidnapping of a newly-wed woman and the decision of a jirga to bury her and her husband alive for getting married on their own free will.
According to reports, Parveen was kidnapped Parveen from the house of a relative of her husband in a village in the Thehri area in Khairpur district on Friday. The kidnappers took her to the residence of the chief of Mahar tribe, Sardar Ali Gohar Mahar [PPP MNA], in Khangarh to decide her fate.
27 Oct 2010:
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that Majid Nizami is a source of great inspiration and a ray of hope for all patriotic and democratic forces. In his message released in connection with a ceremony being held in Islamabad today to pay tribute to Majid Nizami for his services rendered in the field of journalism, Gilani said it was great service of Mr Nizami that he kept the Two-Nation Theory alive in all circumstances.
11 Nov 2010:
“The senior members of the group, including Kamran Khan, Ansar Abbasi, Hamid Mir, and senior analysts Hassan Nisar, Irfan Siddiqi and Haroon ur Rashid are agents of Israel, India, and Russia. They are traitors, therefore they should be arrested and hanged,” said Raziuddin Razi, a lawmaker who has recently been made chairman public accounts committee. He said that after the analysis of these journalists every night it seems that the government and also the country will cease to exist the next day, “but it is not the reality”. He said that these people have no right to be called analysts or journalists. They want to topple an elected government.
Raziuddin also said in his emotional speech that these journalists be arrested and exiled. Raziuddin wanted the treasury benches, ministers and parliamentary secretaries to support him in the noble cause of ‘crusade’ against the blackmailers and said that these people always preferred to be with dictators instead of democratic forces.
In the previous day of proceedings, the Minister for Health and Information Ali Madad Sher had officially distanced his party [PPP] after a similar onslaught was unleashed by some members against the group. However, today [Wednesday] the senior minister, Mohammad Jaffer, who was also acting chief minister in Mehdi Shah’s absence, moved one step ahead in their self-imposed animosity against the Jang Group, saying that the group and its staff [Hamid Mir, Ansar Abbasi, Kamran Khan etc] were true foreign agents who not only draw money from India, Russia and Israel but also America to conspire against the state. “Not only are they being paid by India, Israel and Russia but also they are being paid by America,” he said while talking to media after the proceedings. 
26 Nov 2010: 
 Law Minister Babar Awan has categorically said that no one should think of repealing the blasphemy law. “In my presence as the Law Minister, no one should think of finishing this law,” he said while declaring himself to be a “Shaheen” (eagle). He was talking to a senior member of the Jang Group on Thursday. 
29 Nov 2010: 
President Spokesman Farhatullah Babar has said that the purpose of WikiLeaks disclosure of sensitive documents is to create misunderstandings between two brotherly Islamic countries and to sabotage their relations. 
28 Dec 2010:
Lahore – Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) President Dr Sahibzada Abul Khair Mohammad Zubair has said that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has nothing to do with the proposed changes in blasphemy law. 
“It is President Zardari who is more interested in the changes, as if trying to fulfill his commitments, which he made with Pope Benedict in Vatican, last September,” he said in an exclusive interview with Pakistan Today. 
28 Dec 2010: [A young man killed in fake police encounter- Karachi police refuse court and interior minister's orders for inquiry ]
I am appalled to know that the deputy superintendent of police (DSP) of Jamshed town, Muhammad Akhtar, is protecting the accused persons particularly ASI Jaffery and is attempting to have Mr. Butt's FIR treated as fictitious. He has threatened the father of the victim not to pursue the case. It is also alleged that there is a group of land grabbers which has good connection with the police for grabbing the public land.

The land grabbers who are working in nexus with the accused police officials have links with the ruling alliance in provincial government, three are from MQM, one is from Pakistan Peoples' Party, one from Pagara Muslim League and one from Muslim League –Q. The group consists of six brothers namely; Akhtar Rahola, Muhammad Muzaffar Bhutto, Mr. Mazhar, Muhammad Mudasir, Muhammad Musharraf and Muhammad Mudabir, sons of Muhammad Azher. They have allegedly grabbed the land of Radio Pakistan at Quidabad, Karachi and Mr. Butt was filing the cases in favour of the actual allottees of the land which infuriated the perpetrators to take the revenge from him.

It is unbelievable for me that ASI Faisal Jaffery is considered as an expert in the extra judicial killings and in many cases his services are taken. In a recent event he killed a Christian student, Pervez Masih, after his arrest from the same Baloch Colony and claimed that he was killed in police encounter. In another case, he killed one student, Adil Malik son of Sabir Malik, from the same area on October30, 2010 in the night at 10.30 pm when he was going to pay the tuition fee. Jaffery snatched the fee and on resistance he shot him dead.
8 Jan 2011:
Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) Tahir Masood Arain has been summoned by the Sindh High Court (SHC) over harassing his business partner through the Thatta police.
Tufail Zakaria filed a constitutional petition against the MPA and the Thatta police seeking protection.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany and Justice Muneeb Akhter issued notices to the MPA and the SHO of Thatta’s Dhabeji police station for filing comments.
22 Jan 2011:
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the land mafia from the ruling party [PPP] is occupying the villages of fisher folk by using force and destroying the eco system of the coast by earth filling in the sea and cutting the mangrove forests. One infamous land grabber, Mr. Haji Muhammad Younus [former President of PPP District West] attacked a century-old fishermen’s village, the Kakkapir, to vacate the village by its inhabitants, injuring many persons by firing at huts of the village. The police refused to file the FIR (first information report) owing to the involvement of powerful persons. Two fishermen who reported in writing about the incident to the police were searched by the armed men of the land grabbers to punish them for lodging a complaint.
5 Feb 2011:
Regional Finance Minister Mohammad Ali Akhtar and special assistant to the chief minister Mohammad Musa exchanged blows and hurled abuses at each other at the chief minister office on Friday. The brawl ended with the finance minister falling unconscious, sources said.
16 Feb 2011: Case registered against Sharjeel Memon and DPO Thatta for land grabbing
21 Feb 2011:
KARACHI: Dr Zulfiqar Mirza, Sindh home minister and PPP provincial vice-president, said on Sunday that if the PPP was hit in Punjab, not even a single office of the PML-N would be allowed to exist in Sindh.
Addressing a rally in Lyari, he said the PPP was ready if PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif wanted an open confrontation. He said the episode of shoe-throwing at former Sindh chief minister Arbab Rahim could be repeated with somebody else. ..
“I am not a rogue, but I can become one for the sake of the country,” Mirza said at the ‘Solidarity Rally’ organised jointly by the People’s Aman Committee and the Katchi Rabita Committee.
10 March 2011:
A male Pakistani lawmaker has drawn jeers for proposing a committee to stop the "mental torture" of men by women.
Jam Tamachi Unar suggested the idea Thursday, after the assembly in Sindh province resolved to create a panel to investigate the torture of women in the country's rural areas.
The proposal drew shouts of "Shame!" from female assembly members. Most of the women stormed out of the session, while some of the men laughed.
Unar told The Associated Press that he was only joking but that it's a "bitter truth that the same way women are tortured in rural areas, men are the victims of mental torture in urban neighborhoods."
10 March 2011: Strike across Sindh on PPP's call; four killed in Karachi
Friday’s strike was called to protest against the Supreme Court verdict annulling the appointment of Justice (Retd) Deedar Shah as NAB chairman.
Sindh MPAs from the PPP sported black armbands during Friday's provincial assembly session.
11 March 2011:
Sindh Assembly passes resolution condemning SC verdict
...During the session, PPP MPAs condemned the apex court’s verdict in strong words and later marched towards the Sindh High Court (SHC) to register their protest against the decision.
25 March 2011:

The Ghotki police booked 700 people and arrested 100 others under the Anti-Terrorism Act after the sit-in by Lady Health Workers (LHW) at National Highway on Wednesday. They were accused of blocking the road near Kamoon Shaheed at the Sindh-Punjab border, Ubauro, on Wednesday.
LHW Chairperson Bushra Arain, Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) MNA Marvi Memon, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Sindh Ladies Wing President Sorath Thebo, Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party’s Jam Fatah Samejo and other women, all demanding the regularisation of their services, were among those charged.
1 April 2011:

“It seems like you are seeking an opportunity to take credit for voicing the concerns of the lady health workers,” said Leader of the Opposition Jam Madad Ali when the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party tried to step in by tabling its own resolution. Just days earlier, when the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) had tried to do the same thing the PPP had shot them down. “How can treasury (government) members bring about the same resolution which they had opposed just a couple of days earlier?” he asked. 
16 April 2011: MPA Talpur and DCO Umerkot at war against each other
5 May 2011: Two human rights leaders murdered on May 5 by notorious land mafia from the ruling party, Pakistan Peoples’ Party....
On May 5, 2011, at night, land mafia goons led by Mr. Haji Younis and his son Zulfiqar Younis [from PPP] attacked the Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum (PFFF) office in Kaka pir village and murdered two leaders – Mr. Haji Abu Bakar, President of Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum Kaka village unit and Mr. Abdul Ganai Mirbahar, General Secretary of Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum Karachi Division.
20 May 2011:
The activists of the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum and members of civil society was brutally baton charged and manhandled by the police in front of the Provincial Assembly building. Twelve protestors were injured including four women and eight men. 
It is regrettable that the Sindh provincial authorities are providing impunity to the perpetrators by not ordering the police to file a murder case against the attackers. The murder of the activists took place 14 days ago yet no FIR has been filed. It is quite evident that the ruling party and government are either involved in such crimes or are happy to turn a blind eye to them.
1 June 2011: Rehman Malik said Saleem Shehzad's murder was a case of personal enmity 
7 June 2011:
Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khan Khosa has ordered PU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Mujahid Kamran to reverse the dismissal over sexual harassment charges of former Punjab University (PU) College of Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES) principal Dr Iftikhar Baloch within seven days, failing which the governor would restore Baloch using discretionary powers at his behest, Governor’s House sources told Pakistan Today.
The source said that the governor’s demand was a part of the election campaign. He said that the PM had advised the governor to get Dr Baloch restored, after a meeting with the local leaders of Shujah Abad constituency, which is the constituency of a relative of the PM. The source said members of the constituency demanded Dr Baloch’s be restored if the PPP wanted their vote.
On the other hand, PU faculty strongly condemned the PPP government for the demand to restoration someone convicted of sexual harassment.
13 June 2011: Rehman Malik said Waqar Kiani was abducted by a 'private gang' 
22 June 2011:
Even the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has selected all five Hindu members from upper castes; interestingly, there are three Hindu ministers in Sindh but two of them are cousins and belong to the same town in Dstrict Jamshoro. The only Hindu politician from Umerkot district, Dr Khatumal Jeevan was selected as a PPP senator, but within four months, the PPP leadership forced him to resign.
“It [kidnappings and mysterious disappearance of Hindus] is nothing but a conspiracy against minorities. The government knows everything but never comes forward to protect Hindus from such incidents. It is better to migrate,” said Pakistan Hindu Foundation President (PHF) D.M Maharaj. 
12 July 2011:
PESHAWAR, July 12: The federal government, through two recently issued regulations, has provided legal cover to the armed forces for unlawful acts committed during the military operations in both federally and provincially administered tribal areas, say experts.
They allege that hundreds of suspects were kept in unauthorised detention centres during military operations in tribal areas.
The two regulations, which are almost identical, have been given effect from Feb 1, 2008, to provide legal framework to the military operations conducted in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (Pata) since that date.
The president on June 23 signed the two regulations -- Actions (in Aid of Civil Power) Regulation, 2011-- for Fata and Pata. 
14 July 2011:  Mehdi Shah gives mining licences in Gilgit to foreigners, including one compnay accused of supplying uranium-enrichment material to India
August 2011: Mismanagement of Sindh government about floods
2 August 2011:
In the area between Shikarpur and Jacobabad districts the Sarki tribe is dominant and gets political positions through the assistance of hard criminals. During the regime of General Musharraf a member of the provincial assembly changed his loyalty and joined the camp of the Musharraf military government. The girl in this instance was abducted and sold during the military government's reign but when new civilian government came to power and made its alliance with Musharraf political party, the PML-Q, the Sarki became the part of the government. The ruling party, PPP, who was at one time agitating for the release of the victim during the regime of the General has now left the victim to the mercy of the dacoits after his party became part of the government.
3 August 2011: Land mafia [led by PPP-backed Haji Muhammad Younis] abduct and severely beat a further two fisherfolk activists who remain in serious danger
11 August 2011:
On 11th August around 200 people protested for the rights of those families who had not received compensation as the Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Mehdi Shah [PPP], was visiting the town of Aliabad. The police, instructed to remove the protesters by any means, started with a baton-charge, then used tear gas before opening fire with live ammunition. Their first victim was Afzal Baig, a 22 year old student. Then, when Baig’s father tried to retrieve the body of his son, he too was shot. Both died. The valley erupted and a police station and other government buildings were burnt down by the protesters.

... Arrest warrants were issued for numerous protesters including Baba Jan. While most of those arrested have been released on bail, Baba Jan was kept in jail for two years before being granted bail, while another activists, Iftikhar Hussain, has been denied bail for four years and also has now been sentenced to life imprisonment. Twice, Baba Jan and Iftikhar Hussain were picked up from jail and tortured.
15 Aug 2011:
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani visited a fake relief camp set up in Kunri on Monday only for the visit.
According to sources, the camp housed peasants belonging to areas of some PPP legislators. A number of rain-hit people, including women, who have been living on the road outside the school for the past few days, were barred from entering the premises and were allowed only when some journalists intervened.
After the prime minister left the area, the affected people tried to pull out tents but they were attacked by PPP workers with sticks. 
25 August 2011:
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that three children have been on a token hunger strike for more than 50 days for the recovery of their mother who was abducted by the henchmen of a tribal chief and a political leader of ruling party. Her whereabouts are unknown. She was abducted after 40 armed persons attacked her house and killed the father of the children. The children, whose ages range from two years to seven years, have been on a token hunger strike in front of the Karachi press club for more than one month.  
The police filed a case of murder and abduction of a woman but only five attackers have been arrested; two of them were released. It is alleged that the chieftain of the Chandio tribe, Sardar Ahmed Chandio, is using his influence, being the local leader of the ruling political party, the PPP and the Dadu district police is not the least bit interested in arresting all the accused persons and recovering Ferzana Pahnwar, the mother of the three children.
28 Aug 2011:

In an effort to ramp up the monitoring of internet security, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed all ISPs toprevent internet users from using technology that would allow them to privately browse the internet.
24 Sep 2011:
At a meeting here on Friday, Pemra took serious notice of the programmes which, according to its members, amounted to character assassination, humiliation and defamation of dignitaries.
“These programmes are derogatory and the authority has received feedback from the public against these comic shows,” a Pemra spokesman said, adding: “It has been decided that warnings and notices would be issued to TV channels airing such programmes.”
The spokesman said advertisements would be released in print media next week to direct the channels to stop airing funny portrayals of dignitaries.
The news director of a TV channel expressed displeasure over Pemra's observation and said sarcastic portrayal of political leaders reflected public concern over their actions.
1 Oct 2011:
About 250 faculty members of the newly-established Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical College in Lyari resigned en masse on Saturday citing serious concerns about their security and alleging, among other things, “physical abuse and sexual harassment”, officials said.
Zafar Baloch, the former president of Peoples Amn Committee (PAC), dismissed the hidden allegations. According to him, the PAC always supported Dr Rehman and nobody from Lyari ever teased or harassed anyone in the college.
“Why did these people not go to the police and contacted the media instead?” he countered. “This means something is fishy.” He said that this is not the first time Dr Rehman has behaved like this and alleged that she was manipulating the management into making her the principal.
5 Oct 2011:
Oct 5: The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is consulting legal experts to get a treason case registered against the Sharif brothers for instigating their workers to attack the public property during loadshedding protests.
“The Sharifs have committed treason by inciting workers to attack the public property,” PPP Punjab President Imtiaz Safdar Warraich said and added the decision to get a case registered against PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif would be taken after consulting legal experts.
15 Oct 2011:
 کراچی میں موئن جو دڑو کے عنوان سے منعقدہ سیمینار میں شریک خاتون کی رکن قومی اسمبلی نفیسہ شاہ سے تلخ کلامی اور ہاتھاپائی بھی ہوئی۔
نجی ہوٹل میں محکمہ ثقافت کی طرف سے موہن جو دڑوکے عنوان سے سیمینار منعقد کیا گیا تھا ۔ جس میں ادبی اور سیاسی شخصیات شریک تھیں۔ سیمینار میں خطاب کے دوران ایک خاتون نے ممبر قومی اسمبلی نفیسہ شاہ سے سوال کیا جس پر نفیسہ شاہ کو غصہ آگیا اور انہوں نے سوال کرنے والی خاتون کو احمق قراردے دیا جس پر دونوں کے درمیان تلخ جملوں کا تبادلہ اور ہاتھا پائی ہوگئی۔ وہاں موجود شرکا نے مداخلت کر کےتصفیہ کرادیا جبکہ نفیسہ شاہ سیمینار چھوڑ کر چلی گئیں۔سیمینار میں وزیراعلیٰ سندھ سید قائم علی شاہ ، اسپیکر سندھ اسمبلی نثار کھوڑو اور صوبائی وزیر ثقافت سسی پلیجو بھی شریک تھے۔ 
31 Oct 2011:
The repercussions of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Shahbaz Sharif’s anti-government comments have reverberated through Sindh. His use of ‘un-parliamentary language’ against President Asif Ali Zardari prompted attacks on party offices by unidentified men in cities of upper Sindh late on Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
On Saturday night, nine offices of the PML-N were attacked by unidentified men in Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kandhkot, Larkana and Warah, but police has not registered their complaint. In Sukkur, a group of men on motorcycles raided the house of the PML-N Sukkur district president Sarwar Latif and opened fire. The men also threw petrol bombs but left once Latif’s guards reacted. The men also tried to attack PML-N offices near the racecourse but were unsuccessful. While talking to The Express Tribune, Latif condemned the attack and said that the police was not ready to register their complaint. He add that the Sukkur SSP and SHOs were not taking his phone calls. 
8 Nov 2011: Dr, Ajeet, Dr. Ashok,. Dr. Naresh and Dr. Satia Pal were killed in Hindu neighborhood of Chak town in Shikarpur district. Tribal leader of Bhayo tribe belonging to ruling PPP [Babal Khan Bhayo, PPP President Shikarpur District] has been nominated in murder case though police has arrested 13 persons but not touched the tribal leader.
Nov 2011: 3 Hindus were murdered in Chak town of Shikarpur district police did not arrest the main accused Ghulam Muhammad Bhayo nominated in FIR and he was roaming freely in Chak for the reason that he is close relative to Sardar Wahid Bux Bhayo MNA and district president of PPP while he is also front man of Sindh Minister Agha Siraj Durrani. 
21 Nov 2011:
Of the 51 members on the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) central executive committee, only two are women: National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza and Faryal Talpur, sister of President Asif Ali Zardari.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, traditionally thought of as a centre-right party with conservative views on women, has more women on its central working committee than the PPP, MQM and ANP combined.
22 Dec 2011:
SUKKUR: Local journalists protested against a PPP MPA over manhandling of media persons. Journalists in front of the DIG of office set on fire effigy of PPP MPA Syed Javed Ali Shah who along with his men had beaten up some media persons and snatched their cameras a few days back.
Journalists of Sukkur led by president Press Club Sukkur Lala Asad Pathan marched towards the DIG office and registered their protest against the manhandling of journalists. They demanded registration of an FIR against the accused and recovery of the snatched mobile phones and cameras of journalists.
10 Jan 2012:
Former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MNA Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmed’s brother Advocate Munir Ahmed on Monday shot and injured a restaurant owner for serving him food late
20 Jan 2012: US should not push Pak to go after militants: FM Hina Rabbani Khar
28 Jan 2012: IG Sinsh apologizes that a PPP MPA misled them to arrest his ex-son in law.
31 Jan 2012:
The authority also reiterated its resolve to curb the derogatory and defamatory satirical programmes aired by many channels in the guise of parody that were inadvertently being used for demeaning and defaming the dignitaries.
17 Feb 2012:
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said Nazaria-i-Pakistan provided a basis for the establishment of Pakistan that became centre of struggle the founders rendered for this country. Gilani lauded the services of Majid Nizami for strengthening democracy and pro-Pakistani sentiments among the masses. He said the need of time was to uplift the Ideology of Pakistan under the given national and international circumstances. The conference, he hoped, would develop national harmony and pave a way for promoting unity among different units of the country.
25 Feb 2012:
In yet another move that appears to be aimed towards internet censorship in Pakistan, a government department has called for proposals for the development, deployment and operation of a national level URL Filtering and Blocking System.
The ad had been placed in local papers by National ICT R&D Fund, a division of the Ministry of Information Technology, on February 22, 2012. The proposal request states that each box of the system “should be able to handle a block list of up to 50 million URLs with a processing delay of not more than 1 millisecond.”
The government has recently cracked down on content that is deemed offensive, blocking up to over 13,000 pornographic websites and was also considering certain words in SMSs. 
26 Feb 2012:
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has warned seven major news networks against airing interviews of “disgruntled Baloch sardars” without editorial control, which, according to the authority, amounts to sedition.
A press advice issued by the authority on Saturday stated that the channels’ licenses could be revoked if “programmes detrimental to Pakistan’s existence or may incite hatred and violence against country” continued to air.
Pemra spokesman and general manager Fakhruddin Mughal denied that the advice was reminiscent of the dictatorships of General Ziaul Haq and General Pervez Musharraf. “These programmes look like they were recorded in Washington or Delhi and the anchor persons are some foreign agents,” said the Pemra spokesman.
“The views of people like Brahmdagh Bugti and Hyrbyiar Marri were not opinions rather they were abuses for our state and this behaviour of TV channels could not be tolerated,” he added.
He went on to warn that the license of the channels could be revoked or they could be slapped with a heavy fine.
2 April 2012:
Top civil rights groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Article 19 and Reporters Without Borders asked the Pakistan government on Monday to officially withdraw the country's plans for a national URL filtering and blocking system.
An official of the country's IT ministry told a legislator last month that the plan for the system had been shelved, but there is still no official statement from the government, said Sana Saleem, CEO of local civil rights group Bolo Bhi, which has also signed the statement.
Pakistan floated in February a request for proposal (RFP) for the system to filter and block websites. The RFP was put out by the National ICT R&D Fund of the country's ministry of information technology.
17 April 2012:
It is a strange development that the prosecutor (Irfan Qadir) and the defence lawyer (Aitzaz Ahsan), in the contempt case proceedings against the prime minister for non-implementation of the NRO judgment are on the same page against the media and have demanded curbs on the media from the court in two consecutive hearings. The newly-appointed Attorney General, Irfan Qadir, requested the Supreme Court to take notice of what the media is reporting, and interestingly, this time too, he had problems with a ‘section of the media’. He said that tickers were being run on television against the constitutional institutions of the country, but the court was not taking any notice of it.
18 April 2012: The jirga reportedly found the Bhayo men guilty of killing three Hindus and injuring one. They were fined Rs. 3.9 million – with Rs1.2 million per murder and Rs300,000 for the injured.
Former Sindh minister Mir Manzoor Panhwar presided over the jirga, while federal minister Ghous Bux Khan Mahar, MNA Moulana Attaur Rehman, Pakistan Peoples Party leader Babul Khan Bhayo, President Hindu Panchayat Chak Engineer Prem Chand were in attendance.
The jirga also found Hindu boys responsible for assaulting Seema Bhayo and imposed a fine of Rs700,000.
25 April 2012:
MPA Rafique Engineer, who was overheard cracking jokes about forced-conversion cases:  “Ab to yeh aurtein apne lovers ke saath court jaayeingi” (now these women will go to court with their lovers). There was barely a peep.
Memon ranted about the Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. There was no skeleton that wasn’t dragged out from that cupboard of political secrets, no family tie not revisited, no allegation left unmentioned.
26 April 2012:
HYDERABAD, April 26: Enraged supporters and activists of the Pakistan People’s Party and its sister organisations took to the streets as groups of armed men fired in the air to force closure of shops across the province on Thursday in the wake of Supreme Court’s verdict against Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on charge of contempt of court.
A man was injured in Nawabshah during aerial firing and in Hyderabad, the district president of People’s Students Federation (PSF) Rizwan Mughal announced that 100 PSF activists would commit self-immolation outside the press club if the apex court did not review its verdict. Groups of armed men with faces covered were seen firing in the air in bazaars and commercial areas to force shopkeepers to pull down shutters.
In Hyderabad city, enraged PPP activists gathered in the district council building and then marched to the press club where some armed men fired gunshots in the air.
Activists of the PPP cultural wing and Sindh People’s Youth Organisation (SPYO) also took out processions and activists of SPYO staged mock hanging of an effigy of ‘justice’.
28 April 2012:
The members of Timergara Press Club on Friday announced to boycott covering all kinds of activities of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and People’s Students Federation in Dir Lower for their ‘misbehaviour’ with senior journalists. The announcement was made during an urgently called meeting of the press club, which was held with its president Syed Amjad Ali Shah in the chair. Cabinet, executive and general bodies’ members attended the meeting. It was said that charged activists of the PPP and PSF tried to attack senior members of the press club after holding a protest rally against the SC order against the PM. The meeting was told that charged workers led by PPP local leader advocate Jehan Bahadar entered the press club building and began to dictate to reporters present on the occasion. “When we told them it would be another contempt of court if we reported what you are saying. They became furious and began to abuse us,” reporters present on the occasion said.
May 2012:
On May 9, the latest edict--"Final Notice - Telecast of Derogatory Programs"--was issued by PEMRA's director general of operations, about the same time the "banned groups" directive was handed down.
The Derogatory Programs notice did not name specific channels. PEMRA was apparently angered because in October 2011 it had issued official advice to all channels asking them to be prudent when airing satirical programs. The shows should not name specific people or organizations, that notice said. It was most worried about programs that humiliated or carried out character assassination of what it called high profile dignitaries and national institutions.
Broadcasters were apparently not prudent enough for PEMRA. Political satire and parodies aimed at various leaders in both the government and the opposition are very popular among viewers. And in the past two weeks notices have been issued to at least six news channels for airing interviews of rival groups of Zardari's Pakistan People's Party (PPP). One TV anchor told me that her management would not air her recorded interview with the leader of the People's Aman Committee, Uzair Baloch. His group is pressing for a larger role in Lyari, the most impoverished section of Karachi, rife with drugs, weapons and violence, and a PPP stronghold.
8 May 2012: PPP leader Malik Asad Sikandar abduct and beat journalist in Jamshoro
21 May 2012:
The microblogging site was unblocked at the orders of the country's prime minister, interior minister Rehman Malik said in Twitter messages on Sunday, but he requested that anti-Islam material that hurts the feeling of people should be stopped on Twitter.
The government may have backed down in the face of protests from civil groups, but the dispute may be far from over.
In a message later, Malik said the issue was taken up with the management of Twitter, but was declined. "Notice is now being served to twitter through Interpol to block such material," he added.
21 May 2012:
Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Senator Rehman Malik, has taken to Twitter to explain that, following the Twitter blockage over the weekend, the government has contacted Interpol to take up the issue of screening sensitive content, after Twitter’s management reportedly offered no assistance with the matter.
Twitter was blocked and subsequently unblocked in Pakistan over the weekend, and the minister revealed that “un Islamic” content was the reason behind the saga. He also explained that the block was initiated by the IT ministry without warning or consultation with Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, who was not in favour of it.
16 June 2012:
A newly-elected senator of Pakistan People’s Party from Sindh Sehar Kamran is still working as the principal of English section of Pakistan embassy school in Jeddah, she comes to Pakistan from Saudi Arabia to attend the upper house sessions, and is receiving all allowances from the government of Pakistan, according to sources. 
9 July 2012:

According to details a Christian worker Asif alias Shera Masih was collecting earth for construction work of school at town Kot Ghulam Muhammad when the landlord Faisal Kachhelo caught him and tied him with his jeep dragging him behind jeep to his Otaq (sitting room) outside his home where the landlord fired bullets at the worker killing him instantly. His dead body was lying on the ground for 4 hours only then police arrived and took his body to Taluka hospital for post mortem.

Though the parents of 26 years old young worker lodged FIR against landlord but police arrested Bachayo Khokhar guard of wadera and saved the landlord.
20 July 2012:
Baba Jan, a rights activist in Gilgit is allegedly being subjected to severe physical and mental torture by a joint investigation team for the last couple of days after he was implicated in a ‘criminal case’ registered against him under Anti Terrorism Act (ATA) on July 20 at the time when he was in jail.
“The former premier (Yousuf Raza Gilani) repeatedly lied, stating that there are no political prisoners in Pakistan. At present there are 14 LPP workers languishing in prison cells in Faisalabad and Gilgit. The ATA is being used unjustly,” he deplored. 
He alleged Mr Jan and his comrades were being victimised politically by the PPP-led G-B government, police and sensitive agencies.
27 July 2012:
پیپلز پارٹی سے تعلق رکھنے والے رکن صوبائی اسمبلی عمران ظفر لغاری کی دادو کے علاقے سیتا میں امام بارگاہ پر قبضے، علم عباس (ع) کی بے حرمتی اور مومنین کو ہراساں کرنے کی بھرپور مذمت کرتے ہیں۔ ان خیالات کا اظہار مجلس وحدت مسلمین پاکستان صوبہ سندھ کے سیکریٹری جنرل علامہ مختار احمد امامی نے دادو کے علاقے سیتا میں عوام سے گفتگو کرتے ہوئے کیا۔ علامہ مختار امامی نے کہا کہ کوئی بھی شیعہ یہ کبھی برداشت نہیں کرسکتا کہ اس کی آنکھوں کے سامنے علم عباس (ع) اور امام بارگاہ کی بے حرمتی کی جائے، یہ علم ہمارے لئے کربلا کے اس عظیم مجاہد کی یاد ہے کہ جو شہنشاہ وفا ہے اور ہم شہنشاہ وفا کے علم کی شبیہہ کی توہین ہرگز برداشت نہیں کریں گے۔ انہوں نے مزید کہا کہ پیپلز پارٹی اپنے اراکین اسمبلی کو لگام دے، ورنہ ملت جعفریہ ایسے عناصر کو سبق سکھانا اچھی طرح جانتی ہے۔

انہوں نے کہا کہ گزشتہ دنوں پی پی پی کے ایم پی اے عمران ظفر لغاری نے ضلع دادو کے امام بارگاہ حسینی سیتا سٹی پر قبضہ کیا اور چھ عزاداروں پر اندھا دھند فائرنگ کی، جس کے نتیجے میں عزادار زخمی ہوگئے، ہم پیپلز پارٹی کی اعلٰی قیادت کو یہ بتا دینا چاہتے ہیں کہ سندھ کی عوام کے دل محبت اہلبیت (ع) سے بھرے ہوئے ہیں اور یہاں کے لوگ ہر اس شخص کے خلاف ہیں کہ جو شعائر اسلامی کی توہین کرے، لہٰذا اگر وزیراعلٰی سندھ سید قائم علی شاہ نے عمران ظفر لغاری کے خلاف ایکشن نہیں لیا تو اتوار کو ڈی سی آفس پر دھرنا دیا جائے گا۔ انہوں نے اس موقع پر دادو کی عوام سے اپیل کی کہ شعائر اسلامی کی توہین کے خلاف منعقدہ دھرنے میں زیادہ سے زیادہ تعداد میں شرکت کریں اور اس بات کا اعلان کریں کہ ہمارا ووٹ صرف حسینی ہے اور آئندہ ہم کسی بھی یزیدی کو اپنا ووٹ نہیں دیں گے۔
9 August 2012:
Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that those all sixty Hindu families have been stopped who were getting ready to leave for India and it is also being probed that how Indian High Commission issued 250 visas.Rehman Malik said while talking to media in Islamabad on Thursday evening that Hindu families’ departure to India can be a conspiracy as all minorities enjoy full freedom in Pakistan and they do not need to go anywhere.There is a petition mafia in the country and the Chief Justice of Pakistan must take action against that, Federal Interior Minister added while criticizing PML-N leader Chouhdry Nisar and PTI chief Imran Khan.Rehman Malik revealed on the occasion that Talibans have changed their attitude in tribal areas
10 August 2012:
MNA Jakhrani, however, did not give a definite answer when a journalist asked whether those went for pilgrimage (religious festival) in India would return. He maintained that the news going rounds in media that Hindu communities were fleeing the country over security concerns was totally unfounded and baseless.

"Muslims also go for pilgrimage to Saudia Arabia, similarly Hindus also mark their religious festivals at their respective worship places. This issue is solely raised to defame PPP," he told a news conference at Karachi Press Club.
10 August 2012: Mukhi Mahesh Kumar Lakhani said that the Hindu community did have complaints and grievances, as during the past 10 years some very outstanding doctors like Poran Mal were killed and incidents of kidnapping of Hindu girls had also taken place but the PPP failed to come to their rescue. Even ministers Mohan Lal and Mukesh Chawla never turned up before during the past four years to enquire about their grievances, he added.
August 2012:
Almost every Hindu businessman seeks protection from small dacoits and robbers by aligning himself with a powerful Muslim of the area – taking him on-board as ‘partner’ without investment any equity. Most powerful tribe of the district, Jakhranis have such ‘partnerships’ in almost every business of the district. The common prevailing rate for such ‘partnership’ is five percent of the total income.
11 August 2012:
an office-bearer of the Hindu Panchayat Jacobabad, Mahesh Babu contradicted the claims of the community leaders belonging to the ruling party, saying that the Hindus living in Jacobabad were constantly facing the threats of forced conversion and kidnapping.
“After the recent kidnapping and death of two famous Hindu doctors, the community felt that living in Jacobabad had become impossible,” said Babu.
“The minority leaders of Sindh hardly visit their community members and never do anything to address the problems they face. The killers of the doctors were never caught, and the issue remains unsolved.”
Babu denied that the PML-N was involved in the issue, claiming that he was a 
supporter of the PPP and he had not struck a deal with any political party to highlight the issue.
24 August 2012:
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA, Taimoor Talpur on Friday demanded Chief Minister Sindh to probe the allegations of smuggling and corruption on PPP MPA Ali Mardan Shah.
In a letter written to Chief Minister Sindh, Qaim Ali Shah, Talpur alleged his party member of smuggling goods to neighbouring country India.
24 August 2012:
Muslim Odhano, a Muslim rights activist from Jacobabad, has been observing a huge migration trend of Hindus from Sindh province – where the city is located – over the last four to five years.
“It’s not just the Hindus, even Muslims are continuously harassed by people from the Jakhrani tribe which is carrying out looting, extortion and dacoity (banditry) here. But Hindus are facing a double whammy, because their daughters are not safe here and are being kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam,” he told IPS over the phone from Jacobabad.
Odhano said the Jakhranis enjoyed complete impunity because of their political affiliation to the ruling Pakistan People Party. The posting of the police is done with the consent of the legislator, who is also from the tribe. “There is a complete breakdown of the law and order situation here,” he said.,-pornographic-material-on-net
3 Sep 2012:
Government of Pakistan, through Ministry of Information Technology, has issued a policy directive (produced below) to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to implement URL filtration system to block blasphemous and indecent websites in Pakistan, reported Daily Jang today.
It is said that the directive was issued on direct orders of Mr. Pervaiz Ashraf, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, along with input from Mr. Asif Ali Zardar, the President of Pakistan.
6 Sep 2012:
BUREWALA - Pakistan People’s Party MNA Asghar Ali Jatt’s cousin, the Mepco Burewala deputy manager and 12 others were charged with kidnapping and threatening the secretary and supporters of another PPP MNA Natasha Daultana by the Model Town Police here on the other day.
11 Sep 2012: Favoritism in Sindh police
18 Oct 2012:
Some seventy-three Superintendents of Police (SPs) from Sindh, who were directly appointed as Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) during the Pakistan People’s Party’s governments in 1990 and 1995 because of their political affiliations would be controversially inducted in Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) today.
27 Nov 2012:
More than 400,000 arms licences have been issued by the present Sindh government led by the Pakistan People’s Party, and illegal weapons have flooded the province, particularly in its Tando Allahyar town, which has earned the nickname of the Bara (illegal market) of arms trade. 
28 Nov 2012:
SUKKUR: The effects of floods in Sindh in the last two years were made worse by bad governance and mala fide on part of those feudal lords who had had the course of floodwater changed to save their lands at the expense of the poor. These views were expressed by participants of a meeting organised by the People’s Accountability Commission on Floods at a hotel here the other day.
A large number of people from various NGOs, human rights activists and journalists attended the meeting and discussed various issues and challenges faced by the flood victims in Sindh and Balochistan. 
Punhial Saryo, Chairman of the Sindh Hari Sangat, said that the people of Sindh suffered not because of the natural calamities but because of the man-made destruction, and that the government itself had been involved in increasing the sufferings of the people. Ashothama of the HRCP said that there had been a huge gap between the government policies and their implementation to provide adequate protection to the victims of floods. 
Sobia Talpur, a lawyer, said that the government had failed in protecting the women victims of floods at various camps where cases of sexual harassment were reported.
19 Dec 2012:
According to another resident of the area, Kalimullah Kaloi, who lives near the natural water spring on Gorakh hill, bridges and water supply lines were damaged repeatedly every year during monsoon from 2010 until 2012 and hadn’t been restored.
He said that recently, the Sindh chief minister included a landlord from the Kachho area into the board of Gorakh Hills Development Authority (GHDA) on the recommendation of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leadership in Dadu. The landlord, according to Mr Kaloi, had conspired to occupy the land of the hill station with fake documents. He appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan and the chief of National Accountability Bureau to probe the issue.
24 Dec 2012:
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has demanded the ouster of 18 officers in Sindh before the general elections as they were relatives of Pakistan People’s Party leaders and could “misuse use their powers” against the candidates of rival parties.
According to the list, Sindh IGP Fayyaz Leghari is the brother of Shabbir Leghari, a PPP candidate from Dera Ghazi Khan; Khairpur SP Irfan Bhutto is the son of PPP leader Mukhtar Bhutto; Hyderabad SP Pir Farid Jan Sarhandi is a former leader of the Sindh People’s Students Federation; Thatta SP Waqar Malhan is a friend of PPP leader Awais Muzaffar Tappi; Jamshoro SP Farrukh Bashir is close friend of PPP’s Malik Asad Sikandar; Nausheroferoze SP Tariq Dharijo is the nephew of Sindh minister Saifullah Dharejo; Sanghar SP Muhammad Ali Baloch is a relative of MPA Shajeela Leghari; Kashmore SP Umer Salamat is a relative of federal minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani; Mirpurkhas SP Riaz Soomro is the brother of Sindh minister Ayaz Soomro; Tharparkar SP Abid Qainkhani is the brother of PPP leader Parveen Bashir; Malir SP Rao Anwaar is a close friend of PPP’s Awaid Muzaffar; Tando Allahyar SP Nisar Channa is backed by MNA Faryal Talpur; Hyderabad SP Agha Shahnawaz is a close relative of Agha Siraj Durrani; Tharparkar Deputy Commissioner Makhdoom Shafiq is the son of Makhdoom Amin Fahim; Sanghar Deputy Commissioner Shahid Ali Khushk is the son of PPP leader Shahnawaz Khushk; Matiari Deputy Commissioner Shahid Ali Leghari is the brother of MPA Imran Leghari; Jamshoro Deputy Commissioner Agha Sohail Pathan is a relative of MPA Agha Taimoor Pathan; Nawabshah Deputy Commissioner Rasheed Zardari is a relative of President Asif Ali Zardari and Shikarpur Deputy Commissioner Dr Azhar Hussain Shah is a relative of Agha Siraj Durrani and Additional Home Chief Secretary Waseem Ahmed, who is a close friend of President Zardari.
25 Dec 2012:
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the Sindh provincial government has not taken any action against police officers who killed two young persons in a police encounter to settle personal issues with a high ranking police officer. The government has also closed down the inquiry that it promised through the media. ...
The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), who was allegedly involved in the fake encounter is said to be the friend of a high government official who is very close to the chief minister.
In 2013, the QAU syndicate removed the controller examinations on the recommendations of the inquiry committee but he was later restored when former president Asif Ali Zardari, who was also the chancellor of the university, overturned the punishment.
The official approached the president and argued that the law under which he had been removed was not applicable to the university since the educational institution did not fall under the category of workplaces.
The presidency first consulted the Ministry of Law, which termed the act “incomplete and faulty” and set the case aside. The QAU is reviewing two cases of sexual harassment but following the letter from the presidency the cases are being investigated under the Efficiency and Discipline Rules, 1973.
9 Jan 2013:
It’s not only the top constitutional office holders who are flouting the judgements of the superior judiciary, a junior Pemra official, who was given a look after charge of Pemra chairman by PPP government and was removed by Supreme Court two-weeks ago, has started using powers of the Pemra Chairman in blatant violation of December 20, 2012 judgement and has summoned the Authority meeting on January 11.
Office of the Chairman Pemra fell vacant more than two years ago but the PPP government did not appoint a Chairman as it is a four-year tenure post and had PPP appointed a new chairman in time, his tenure would have come to an end soon after PPP’s term in government. 
Thus the strategy was to appoint a chairman in the last year of the PPP tenure so that the chairman could continue after the PPP government completes its term and could serve the objectives of the top leadership. 
15 Jan 2013:
Hazara leaders say LeJ militants like Ramzan Mengal and Usman ‘Saifullah’ Kurd serve as bodyguards for PPP provincial ministers.
They also complain openly and talk of links with security forces; both men escaped from a maximum security prison in Quetta Cantonment.
17 Jan 2013:
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has compared firebrand cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri to the Pope while ridiculing him for wearing a similar headgear, earning the wrath of the country's Christians who demanded an apology from him for his "provocative" remarks.
"The Pope has a larger hat, Tahir-ul-Qadri's hat is smaller. Please ask him why he's acting like a semi-Pope," Malik told reporters earlier this week, shortly before the cleric marched into Islamabad with thousands of supporters to launch a protest aimed at pressuring the government to quit and dissolve the national and provincial assemblies.
On another occasion, Malik said Qadri's clothes made him look like a "Jewish padre."
Strongly reacting to his remarks, Father Emmanuel Yousaf Mani, Director of the National Commission for Justice and Peace and a senior priest of the Catholic Church, asked Malik to withdraw his statement "drawing a parallel between the Holy Father and Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri."
22 Jan 2013: A journalist cum human rights defender has been implicated in an honour killing and police refused to protect him
After the murder, which was exposed by the journalist Mr. Sikander Bhutto, the murderers announced that Sikander was having an illicit relationship with Shahnaz and he is a target of Karo, which means he is liable to be killed. Mr. Sikander Ali Bhutto, a media representative of the Human Rights Commission (HRCP), a prominent journalist of Ghotki district and vice president of Daharki Press Club, Sindh province, is affiliated with Pakistan Press International (PPI) and reporter at News One TV. He has to take shelter in another province because of armed attacks at his home and the houses of his relatives by the henchmen of the perpetrators who killed Ms Shahnaz Bhutto. ..
The killers are from the ruling Pakistan People’s Party and the tribal chief remains as chief of the union council on the party ticket, using police influence on the people of the district.
6 Feb 2013:
A powerful Pakistani politician’s aid who abducted a Christian girl from her home in Karachi has warned her parents that the same fate awaits their other daughters unless they drop charges against him and leave the city, the family said.

Khursheed Bibi told Morning Star News that Ghaji Khan, a close aide of Sindh Provincial Minister for Local Government Agha Siraj Durrani, had abducted 15-year-old Asma Masih from their house on Dec. 10 and forced her to marry him and convert to Islam (see, “Christian Girl in Pakistan Allegedly Forced to Convert, Marry). Authorities have refused to take Khan into custody in spite of court orders to arrest him, according to the family.
13 Feb 2013:
The national media regulator on Wednesday asked television and radio stations to avoid offending religious sentiments and “corrupting the nation’s youth” in their Valentine’s Day broadcasts.
Wednesday’s notification was more of a request than a stricter enforcement of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulator Authority (PEMRA) rules. The watchdog’s circular said that it was acting on complaints that celebrating the day was not in line with “our religious and cultural ethos”.
“Such events have been perceived as a source of depraving, corrupting and injuring the morality of Pakistani youth as well as violating Code of Conduct developed by PEMRA,” the regulator’s letter said.
16 Feb 2013:
According to the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), the ruling Pakistan People’s Party had the highest number of campaign material displayed on public installations between February 1 and 7.
FAFEN’s district long-term observers (DLTOs) in 14 districts of Sind and Punjab have reported that premises of public offices are being used to display campaign materials including party banners, wall chalking, posters and stickers.
FAFEN observers saw PPP posters, graffiti and stickers pasted in 17 public offices and PML-N’s campaign materials at five.
1 March 2013:
However, the Public Accounts Committee Chairman MPA Sardar Jam Tamachi Unar while speaking on the resolution advised the house to not float such ideas as women start torturing their spouse. He said that women should not come out without wearing scarf/Hijab. He advised the house to move a resolution to ensure that every woman must wear a scarf to remain safe from any attack.
8 March 2013:
On #IWD, #JamTamachi of #PPP ridiculed #DV bill " male members of society, who are subjected to torture @ homes, also need care" #Pakistan
Sindh Assembly passed #DomesticViolence bill today though there was nonsense from #JamTamachi of #PPP #IWD #VAW #Pakistan
8 March 2013:
PPP’s Jam Tamachi said though he supported the bill but there were some men suffering ‘mental agonies’ at the hands of women. Several women protested over such remarks. However, Tamachi observed that ‘if it is true that behind every successful man there is a woman, then it is also true that behind every ‘destroyed (unsuccessful) man’ is also a woman.’
Pir Mazhar in light of the general mood observed that Tamachi should be included in the definition of ‘vulnerable persons.’
19 March 2013:
Afridi, who is associated with the PPP’s Naheed Khan group, moved the application under Section 22-A of the Criminal Procedure Code and cited Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and PPP leader Faisal Raza Abidi, Najmi Alam and Muzaffar Owais Tappi as respondents.
According to Afridi, Tappi, who is believed to be a foster brother of President Asif Ali Zardari, was trying to occupy his five-acre land. He threatened Afridi to sell his land for Rs10 million and, when he refused, his house was attacked, claimed Afridi.
11 April 2013:
عدالت نے مخالف وکیل پر تشدد کے الزام میں سابق وزیر اعلیٰ سندھ قائم علی شاہ اور ان کی بیٹی نفیسہ شاہ کے خلاف مقدمہ درج کرنے کا حکم دیا ہے۔
ڈسٹرکٹ اینڈ سیشن عدالت میں خیرپور بار ایسوسی ایشن کے صدر منظور حسین انصاری پر تشدد کیس کی سماعت ہوئی، عدالت نے دلائل سننے کے بعد سابق وزیر اعلیٰ سندھ قائم علی شاہ  اور ان کی بیٹی سابق رکن قومی اسمبلی نفیسہ شاہ سمیت 13 افراد کے خلاف مقدمات درج کرنے کا حکم دے دیا ہے۔
واضح رہے کہ گزشتہ روز سندھ ہائی کورٹ کے سکھر بینچ میں قائم علی شاہ کے کاغذات نامزدگی کی منظوری کے خلاف اعتراض دائر کرنے والے وکیل منظور حسین انصاری کو عدالت کے احاطے میں ہی تشدد کا نشانہ بنایا گیا تھا، منظور حسین انصاری سابق وزیر اعلیٰ قائم علی شاہ کے آبائی علاقے خیرپور کی ڈسٹرکٹ بار کے وکیل اور حکومت کے خلاف 10 جماعتی اتحاد کے وکیل ہیں۔
16 April 2013: Syed Khursheed Shah, former #PPP said that he is not in favour of women rulers and women should be kept within four walls. #Pakistan #VAW
30 April 2013:
According to sources, Sharjeel Memon's men are ripping off Veeru Kohli's campaign posters in Hyd. Funds were raised by villagers. #PakVotes
کسانوں کے مسائل ویرو کو سیاسی میدان میں لے آئے اور انھوں نے گذشتہ عام انتخابات میں حصہ لیا۔ انھیں چھ ہزار ووٹ ملے۔ ویرو کوہلی کے مطابق انتخابی مہم کے دوران ان پر حملے کروائے گئے لیکن وہ ڈری نہیں۔ پھر 2 کروڑ روپے کی پیشکش کی گئی جو انھوں نے مسترد کردی۔
انتخابات کے بعد ان پر مقدمات کی بھر مار ہوگئی اور انھیں دو بار جیل جانا پڑا۔ بالاخر بدھ کو عدالت نے انھیں باعزت بری کردیا۔ ویرو کا کہنا ہے کہ وہ وڈیروں سے خوفزدہ تھیں اور نہ سیاست دانوں سے ڈرتی ہیں اس لیے دوبارہ بھی انتخابات میں حصہ لیں گی۔ 
When she ran for a seat in the provincial assembly as an independent candidate in May 2013, she faced death threats from local politicians and feudal lords. When vinegar didn’t work, they tried honey — Kohli was offered bribes worth millions of rupees, which she turned down. Though she lost the election, she earned praise for her courage in challenging the candidate from the Pakistan People’s Party.
6 May 2013 :
Syed Tariq Gillani of #PPP NA-89 #Jhang using religious terminology to influence  voters. #PakVotes
10 May 2013:
A Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister has confirmed the report that women would not be allowed to vote in parts of the province under the tacit approval of PPP, ANP, JUI-F, PML-N and JI.
“Yes I can confirm this agreement has taken place in Lower Dir, have reports of similar agreement from some other areas, but I am sure about Dir agreement and  I had already communicated it to the Election Commission as well,” Information Minister KP Musarrat Qadeem told
11 May 2013:
Capital TV reporter @raishahnawaz and crew harassed and beaten up by PPP workers in Raja Pervez Ashraf halqa #NA51
14 May 2013:
HYDERABAD, May 13: Armed activists of the PPP allegedly roughed up and injured the Hyderabad bureau chief of daily Awami Awaz, Imtiaz Chandio, and his brother Irshad Chandio at Fateh Chowk on Monday. They were also held hostage for one hour.
Imtiaz Chandio told Dawn that he and his brother were covering a sit-in organised by the PPP against the alleged rigging by the MQM candidate for NA-219, when the PPP activists prevented him from covering the protest and used harsh language and beat them up.
He said that when he complained to PPP leaders Ghulam Rasool Kalhoro and Liaquat Shahani present at the sit-in, they took no action and expressed their helplessness. 
24 May 2013:

بچوں کو جلانے کے الزام میں پی پی رہنمائوں کیخلاف درخواست پرنوٹس 
28 May 2013: 

Harassment over land-grabbing, Hindu girls forced to marry as intimidation tactics, the success earned by the Hindu community in business circles made it a target of law and order violations. The trouble, of course, was that all this happened under the last government, while one Mir Aijaz Jakhrani was also MNA. Seen as either unwilling or unable to stop the harassment, the Hindu community’s quiet, discreet, but considerable support came to rest with Ellahi Buksh Soomro.

To influence the polls, seven presiding officers – Bakhsh Ali Jakhrani, Abdul Nabi Jakhrani, Sardar Darya Khan Jakhrani, Shadi Khan Jakhrani and Shad Muhammad Jakhrani – were kidnapped, Soomro said.On the same day, the supporters of PML-N candidate took out a rally against the delay in declaring the election result incorrect and set up a protest camp on DC Office Road.On May 13, PML-N supporters gathered outside the court to listen to the result, when unidentified people fired on the PML-N supporters, leaving 19 persons wounded.The district administration called police to maintain the order but the hospital road presented the look of battlefield as police teargassed protesters 
8 June 2013:
Newly elected Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Member National Assembly (MNA) Nawab Khan Wasan escaped from the court when Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) in Khairpur cancelled his interim bail in a murder case on Saturday. 

MNA Nawab Khan Wassan appeared before the ATC here for confirmation of his interim bail, which he had got from Sindh High Court Karachi 16 days back. 
11 June 2013: Nazia Solangi killed in Kambhar city by her ex-husband who is a PPP leader (honor killing) 
26 June 2013:
The Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) lawmakers criticised their own government for failing to control the law and order situation and allowing ‘criminals’ to be hired in the police department. 
29 June 2013:
Living up to its reputation, PPP government that had recruited 45 DSPs in 1995 even after they had failed to pass the entry tests, has now flooded Sindh Police with deputationists-cum-occupants as kith and kin of the high and mighty were requisitioned from different departments, never to be sent back.
Manned by the cousins and brothers of big guns, Sindh Police is now run by officials ‘borrowed’ from Nepra, Nadra, Narcotics Division, Excise & Taxation Department, Law Division, Information Technology, Vocational Training Centers, Education Department, Transport Department, FIA and IB.
Not only they were absorbed in Police and Anti-Corruption Establishment, they received rapid promotions. Several of them were granted even four out-of-turn promotions.
As the issue was taken up by the Supreme Court earlier, Secretary Services (Sindh) admitted before the learned bench that officers serving on deputation are not qualified for the post nor have expertise and knowledge of their respective duty. He had further disclosed that there were 567 officers sent on deputation by Sindh Government.
How Sindh Police is performing is clearly evident from an admission by PPP MPA Murad Ali Shah who on Tuesday criticised his own government for “hiring criminals in police.” 
2 August 2013:
لاڑکانہ (آئی این پی) لاڑکانہ میں پیپلز پارٹی کے رکن قومی اسمبلی اور سابق صوبائی وزیر قانون ایاز سومرو کے گھر بجلی چوری پکڑی گئی، سابق صوبائی وزیر کے خلاف کارروائی نہ ہو سکی۔ جمعرات کو نجی ٹی وی کے مطابق لاڑکانہ میں شیخ زید کالونی میں واقع سابق صوبائی وزیر قانون ایاز سومرو کے گھر کو غیر قانونی کنڈے کے ذریعے بجلی فراہم کی جا رہی تھی۔ حکام نے موقع پر پہنچ کر سپلائی کاٹ دی لیکن کوئی کارروائی نہیں کی گئی۔ ذرائع کے مطابق بجلی چوری پانچ سال سے جاری تھی۔ 
12 August 2013:
MINISTERS r provided specially made AMERICAN ZIPS to place on their lips,if this is not true y all ministers r silent on INDIAN MEDIA bakwas 
29 August 2013: FIA fights power theft in PPP ministers offices in Gilgit 
Sep 2013:  PPP MPA Sania Naz's photos with Amin Buledi, Layari gangster
1 Oct 2013:
Scores of activists of the Hur Jamaat and the Ghausia Jamaat held a demonstration outside the press club on Monday in protest against the Pakistan Peoples Party’s provincial minister for population welfare, accusing him of harassing the poor villagers and opponents who did not vote for him in the general elections.
4 Nov 2013:
Jamshoro: Four activists of Jeay Sindh Students’ Federation (JSMM) were wounded when they were attacked by armed activists of Peoples students Federation, a student wing of Pakistan Peoples’ Party Parliamentarian. One student Sadam Jatoi got serious wounds when the bullet fired by the attackers hit his neck. Chairman JSSF (JSMM) Mr. Hafeez Pirzado condemned the incident.
Attackers planned this attack after a massive rally of JSSF (All Groups) on the occasion of admission test of bachelors program at university of Sindh. Armed men belonging to PSF (Baghi) committed a casual assault over JSSF (JSMM) activists when they were returning from the main campus of University of Sindh to their hostels leaving four people injured. One of them Sadam Jatoi student of fourth year of BS- Botany got serious wounds as bullet hit his neck rigorously. He was transferred to Agha Khan Hospital after getting first aid at Civil Hospital Hyderabad.  His condition is still critical and he is standing on verge of life and death.
10 Nov 2013: Christians moving out of Lyari due to extortions, rape of young girls by Lyari gangs, some of them backed by PPP 
13 Dec 2013:  PPP Senator Sehar Kamran dismissed from Pakistan Jeddah School on corruption and nepotism charges
26 Dec 2013:
An anti-terrorism court in Karachi indicted Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MNA Shahjehan Baloch and five others in notorious Lyari gangster Arshad Pappu’s murder case, Express News reported on Thursday. 
27 Dec 2013:
imran ismail of PTI zuban sambhal kar bat  karoo warna hum bihi wohi zuban istamal kur suktey hain.YAHOODI MAA key buchey discuss houy tou ?
2014: PEMRA appoints PPP loyalists as private members. Israr Abbasi, Fareekha Iftikhar.
Another Pemra member, Mian Shams, is from the Punjab and was also a worker of a political party and possesses no qualification whatsoever that would enable him to become a member of the authority. He continued to hold important offices in the PPP government and his affiliation with the PPP was his only qualification. To mention some details of allegations about his alleged criminal activities: Mian Shams, his father and brothers were found involved in occupying the land of children park and a mosque. Not only this, his two brothers were convicted for attempt to murder and illicit weapons were recovered from them. Mian Shams, his father Mian Zahoorud Din, brothers Waheed Ahmed and Qamrud Din remained involved in building shops for marble business on illegally-occupied one kanal, 10 marla land of mosque and Children Park worth millions of rupees, in Pathar Market, Begum Road. According to May 28, 2014 Jang report, they assaulted the municipal corporation workers who had gone there to raze the illegal construction.
26 Jan 2014:
Dr Syed Noor Ali Shah, Muhammad Ali Nagori, Former MPA Haji Ali Murad Rajar [PPP], Sufi Akbar Darus, Haji Baqa Palli and other landlords and growers said that the courts should took notice of steps to ruin agriculture in rural areas of Sindh in the grab of action against private jails.
30 Jan 2014:
HYDERABAD: Muhammad Khan Junejo, a Pakistan People’s Party leader, chaired an illegal Jirga to decide double murder case.

The Jirga was held to decide fate of people involved in the double murder of a girl and boy over love marriage.

The Jirga headed by Junejo imposed fine of Rs2.5 million each on the accused belonging to the girl’s family for allegedly killing the couple.
4 Feb 2014: Speaker #Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani violates #Wildlife laws by hunting 80 #partridges in #Thatta  #PPP #Kawish
21 Feb 2014:
Talking to media at Sukkur airport, Khursheed Shah told that yesterday terrorists were arrested, who were intended to assault Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the Prime Minister will have to decide soon or tomorrow these terrorist can also target him.
He urged the Government to make such efforts, which could demonstrate the militants that fighting the state is difficult.
Shah told that Pakistan Army is aggrieved and enraged at day to day killings of its officials and troops, now the time has come for a decisive action.
Returning to a question, the Opposition Leader said that terrorists by posing themselves as Islamists cannot fool the nation; indeed they have got a mandate of Jews. 
10 March 2014:
A total of five people were killed and five others were injured in an armed clash triggered after heated arguments during a jirga held in Dadpur Jagir situated in Jacobabad on Sunday.
The jirga was held to resolve a land dispute between two groups of Jakhrani tribesmen, both of whom belonged to the Gulvani Jakhrani tribe. MNA Aijaz Jakhrani’s cousin, Sardar Noor Ahmed Jakhrani, and Shafqat Jakhrani — who is the brother of Sindh minister for youth affairs and sports Mumtaz Jakhrani — jointly presided over the jirga held within the jurisdiction of Mauladad police.
Recently, a jirga to resolve a dispute between the Dahani and the Sadhaya clans was held under the presidency of Mir Manzoor Panhwar at Kot Durrani Garhi Yasin — the residence of Sindh Assembly speaker Agha Siraj Durrani. Similarly, a jirga was held at the residence of the National Assembly opposition leader, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, in Sukkur to resolve the dispute between Janwri and Shaikh tribues. Interestingly, administrative heads and police officers, instead of stopping such jirgas, take part in them to appease those who support it.
11 March 2014:
According to records, only ten percent of the 5 million rupees allocated for Mithi Hospital by the Sindh Zakat and Ushr Department have been spent, Express News reported Tuesday afternoon.
An amount of Rs2.5 million was issued by the Sindh Zakat and Ushr Department in October 2013, while a further Rs2.5 million were issued in January 2014. Of this only 0.5 million rupees have been spent so far, according to the news report. 
12 April 2014:
KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has admitted that "a large number of fake appointments were made in the education department during the previous tenure of the PPP government" but shied away from giving an exact number of such appointments which the opposition members put at a colossal 30,000. 
20 april 2014: CM Qaim Ali Shah, the traffic incident happend on national highway hence federal government is responsible for it.
May 2014:
A confidential Performance Report, dated December 10, 2014, reveals that the Prime Minister’s Inspection Commission (PMIC), led by the then chairman Colonel (retd) Saifuddin Qureshi, had initiated an inquiry against Khursheed Shah in May 2014, consciously ahead of PTI’s dharna that continued until August.
The report — a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune — was sent to the PMIC’s then senior member (audit and finance), Hussain Iqrar Khawaja, by Deputy Director-I Muhammad Saleh Narejo.
“The probe regarding alleged illegal appointments and promotions of officers/officials during the last five years — case of Dr Abdul Hameed Jumani, director general, Workers Welfare Fund, Islamabad, and illegal foreign posting of the labour attache by Syed Khursheed Shah, ex-federal minister for labour and manpower, is pending at chairman PMIC,” says the report.
Shah was the minister for labour and manpower in the federal cabinet during the PPP’s previous stint in power from 2008 to 2013.
The report reveals that in August 2014, another high-profile inquiry was initiated into an alleged ‘multibillion-rupee scam’ that involved Sindh’s accountant general and other senior officials. “The inquiry is still under follow-up,” it says.
2 May 2014:
KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has done great injustice to people by inserting anti-labour clauses in the Tenancy Act which it amended during its previous tenure.
These ‘dangerous amendments’, it was pointed out, allowed forced labour, led to discrimination against religious minorities and allowed landlords to transfer undue financial burden to farmers, said speakers at a conference held at the Jinnah Medical and Dental College on Thursday to mark the International Labour Day.
The conference titled ‘History and the masses’ was organised by S.M. Sohail Trust, Pakistan Labour Trust and Karachi University’s Pakistan Study Centre.
“The old Tenancy Act banned work without will but this clause was dropped in the amended version. In addition, it transferred the entire cost of production and transport to the farmer which was earlier shared between the landlord and farmer.
“Another worrisome amendment relates to discrimination against the minorities as the amended act only talks of a Muslim peasant and says that if he dies, the right to cultivation will be passed on to his legal heirs. It is very unfair as a huge number of landless peasants in Sindh are non-Muslims,” said writer-cum-activist Amar Sindhu, who is a lecturer at the Sindh University’s philosophy department.
7 May 2014: g.a qadiani k MOHMADDI BEGUM k khawab aur peshan goian bohet mushoor hain, sub jhout sabit houin laikin aaj bihi loug mantey hain,kia karoon
9 May 2014:
However, Friday night two senior PPP leaders Israr Abbasi (PPP candidate from NA-56 Rawalpindi during May 11, 2013 polls) and Mian Shams insisted on banning the Geo News when the members asked Israr Abbasi about the reference of sections and clauses of law and rules under which the complaint was received, show cause notice was issued to Geo and a personal hearing was conducted.

Israr Abbasi was unable to show any such legal reference and instead of admitting to his mistakes lost his temper and engaged in a hot argumentation with the other members.According to sources, a senior ex-officio member told Israr Abbasi that after the hearing of any matter a decision was given and no “fact-finding” reports were made.
11 May 2014: @Muslim_Ahmadi_ @peaclov mein qadiani ko muslim nahi sumjhti aur openly kehti houn laikin mein unhain pakistani aur insan tusleem kurti houn
11 May 2014:
@EMRAANNMALIK aur wou khud kahan mura tah yeh bihi tou bataou
12 May 2014:
پیپلز پارٹی کی رکن قومی اسمبلی شازیہ مری کو نا زیباایس ایم ایس کرنے پر ایک شخص کو گرفتار کر لیاگیا۔ شازیہ مری کی شکایت پر پارٹی کارکن اشرف سولنگی کو حوالات میں بند کردیا گیا ۔ کچھ عرصہ قبل ایم پی اے ایشو ر لال نے بھی شازیہ مری کو ایس ایم ایس کیا تھا۔
سانگھڑ (این این آئی)صوبائی وزیر مراد شاہ نے ایشور لال کے ایس ایم ایس کرنے پر اسمبلی میں ان کی دھنائی کی تھی اور اسمبلی میں اس پر خاصا ہنگامہ بھی ہوا تھا۔
24 June 2014:
The protesters gathered outside the local press club, where PML-N’s minority wing leader Kheal Das Kohistani, Kali Mata Shiva Mandli chairman Kirshan Kumar and general secretary Dr Amarshi Thakur, STP district leaders Dr Anwar Hajano and Dar Hassan Leghari spoke to them and fully supported their claim.
They alleged that a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) activist was bent upon grabbing a 20,000 square-feet portion of the land, situated in Latifabad’s SITE area, where 5,000 to 6,000 Hindus had been living in their small houses for years.
2 August 2014:
Residents of Umerkot and parts of its adjoining districts observed a strike on Friday to protest the killing of two Hindu traders in Umerkot district on Thursday while they were resisting a robbery attempt.
MNA Lal and his community blame the population welfare minister Syed Ali Mardan Shah for the lawlessness in Umerkot. “The minister doesn’t want the Hindu community to live in Umerkot,” he alleged while talking to reporters at the hospital. “The murders are an attempt to harass us.”
Lal also alleged that Shah is involved in several major crimes. “He is known to all as a patharidar [a man who deals with kidnappers to set kidnapped free against ransom],” he said. “How else do you think he manages to recover kidnapped men without carrying out any criminal investigation against the kidnappers?” he told The Express Tribune.
11 August 2014:
The jirga, held in Karachi, was presided over by former Sindh Minister Mir Manzoor Panhwar to settle the dispute between the two groups
24 August 2014:
Anay wali naslen apney bachon ko batain gi k beta aap ki dadi/nani parliament k samney naachi theen aur naya pakistan bana tha.
24 August 2014:
۔ روہڑی میں بھی پیپلز پارٹی کے مشتعل کارکنان نے عمران خان کے خلاف احتجاجی ریلی نکالی اور عمران خان کے خلاف سخت نعرے بازی کی،پیپلز پارٹی تعلقہ روہڑی کے جنرل سیکر یٹری نبی بخش جسکانی ،سابق ایم پی اے ڈاکٹر نصراللہ بلوچ ودیگر کی قیادت میں اروڈ بائی پاس پر کارکنوں کی بہت بڑی تعداد نےموٹر سائیکلوں، کاروں، ویگنوں اور جیپوں پر ہاتھوں میں پی پی کے جھنڈے اور خورشید احمد شاہ کی تصاویر اٹھا کر ریلی نکالی جس سے مقررین نے خطاب کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ عمران خان یہودی ایجنٹ ہیں، اس لیے انہوں نے فلسطین میں اسرائیلی مظالم سے عالمی میڈیا کی توجہ ہٹانے کے لیے احتجاجی دھرنوں کا ڈرامہ رچایا ہے۔
11 Sep 2014: Police baton charge protesting teachers in Karachi
23 Sep 2014:
KARACHI: Perveen Jun­e­jo of the PPP has denied that she willingly resigned as me­m­ber of the Sindh Asse­mbly and accused her husband of having forced her to sign the resignation paper at gunpoint.
Ms Junejo, who won the PS-76 (Dadu-III) seat in last year’s general elections, said she was surprised to see reports on Friday that Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani had accepted her resignation.
She alleged that her husband Aziz Junejo had got her signature on a typed resignation paper at gunpoint in the presence of Faryal Talpur, sister of PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, and MNA Rafique Jamali.
She appealed to PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asif Zardari to take notice of the matter.
26 Sep 2014:
سندھ کے وزیراطلاعات وبلدیات اور پیپلز پارٹی کے مرکزی ڈپٹی سیکریٹری اطلاعات شرجیل انعام میمن نے کہا ہے کہ عمران خان کے دھرنوں کیلیے اسرائیلی سے پیسہ آ رہا ہے اور عمران خان کے ذریعے یہ اسرائیلی پیسہ حکومت گرانے کیلیے خرچ ہو رہا ہے۔
27 Sep 2014: 

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) awarded life imprisonment to Baba Jan, formerly a member of the leftist Labour Party, and 11 others for ransacking a police station and damaging government property in Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) in 2011.
30 Sep 2014:
پیپلز پارٹی لاہور کے سینئر نائب صدر زاہد زوالفقار خان ‘ نائب صدر فضل الرحمن بٹ اور زونل صدر میاں اصغرنے ’’ پاکستان‘‘ فورم ‘‘ میں گفتگو کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ تحریک انصاف کے چیئرمین عمران خان کو اپنی زبان کو لگام دینی ہو گی ہم کسی بھی قیمت پر اپنی قیادت کے خلاف کوئی بھی بات برداشت نہیں کریں گے جواب دینا ہم بھی جانتے ہیں اور اگر جیالے جواب دینے پر اتر آئے تو پھر ان کی ’’ممی ڈیڈی اور برگر فیملی ‘‘ کا گھروں سے نکلنا مشکل ہو جائے گا
30 Sep 2014:
PPP's Khursheed Shah advises PM Nawaz Sharif to step down and announce Mid Term elections, to save system"
5 Oct 2014: “@farooqalavi: PTI to hold grand musical concert on eid day :) new trends of immodesty being shown to ppl of Pak ”
8 Oct 2014: Indians & PTI almost have same opinion about @BBhuttoZardari I am satisfied my leader is going on right direction.
10 Oct 2014:
 Police took into custody one of the six security guards involved in the shooting of 23-year-old Malik Tahir but the victim’s family on Thursday kept pressing the police for arrest of former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani’s son Abdul Qadir Gilani, the only suspect nominated in the case.
15 Oct 2014: PPP issues notice to Tariq Road traders warning them to close shops during their rally
18 Oct 2014: Samaa News reports that Express News reporter and cameraman beaten up by jayalas. #PPP
18 Oct 2014:
Some PPP supporters have reportedly attacked Express News correspondent Nadeem Khan and cameraman Waseem Khan as they were filming supporters leaving the venue during Bilawal’s speech, Express Newsreported.
27 Oct 2014: Abdullah Shah Ghazi will save us from Cyclone Nilofar: Durrani
27 Oct 2014:
HYDERABAD (Dunya News) – According to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Hyderabad District president, Mustansar Billah, some activists of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) attacked a PTI office in Hyderabad on Sunday and set PTI chief Imran Khan’s posters on fire.
The PTI workers staged a sit-in at Thandi Sarak and blocked the road by setting ablaze tyres. Mustansar Billah further said that the PPP activists again came there and opened fire at the protesting PTI workers due to which party president of Latifabad Tariq Mahmood and another member received bullet wounds. The attackers also took away six motorcycles.
27 Oct 2014:  #PPP's rubina qaimkhani absolves #Sindh govt for unfortunate deaths of malnourished #Thar kids saying 'life and death is in Allah's hands'.
27 Oct 2014: Not a single person died of hunger in #Thar, if there is any, name him: #Sindh CM Syed Qaim Ali Shah #PPP
27 Oct 2014:
ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah on Monday said terrorists of a political party sabotaged Kashmir rally in London and, therefore, it should tender an apology to the people of Kashmir.

“Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman was correct in his judgment that it is a Jewish lobby which does not recognize the issue of Kashmir,” he said while speaking from the floor of the lower house here.

In a clear reference to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, he warned that ‘since you have begun indulging in this kind of politics, you too won’t be able to organize any public meeting’. But, we don’t want to engage in such tactics, he added.
27 Oct 2014:
قائد حزب اختلاف سید خورشید شاہ نے قومی اسمبلی میں اظہار خیال کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ لندن میں بلاول بھٹو زرداری پر سیاسی جماعتوں کے شرپسندوں نے حملہ کیا، ایک سیاسی جماعت کے شرپسندوں نے کشمیر ڈے کو سبوتاژ کیا، جس نے یہ کھیل کھیلا ان کو بھی ایسی صورتحال کا سامنا کرنا پڑسکتا ہے، اس قسم کی سیاست کسی کیلئے بھی اچھی نہیں۔
وہ کہتے ہیں کہ مولانا فضل الرحمان نے درست کہا کہ یہ یہودی لابی ہے جو کشمیر کو تسلیم نہیں کرتی، ہم نے ایسی سیاست کی تو آپ بھی کہیں جلسے نہیں کرسکیں گے لیکن ہم ایسا نہیں چاہتے، ایک انڈین اور یہودی لابی ہے جو کشمیر کو آزاد نہیں ہونے دیتی، اس وقت ملک کے آئین، جمہوریت اور پارلیمنٹ کو چیلنج نہ کیا جائے، آئندہ عام انتخابات 2018ء میں ہوں گے تب آپ لڑلینا۔
28 Oct 2014:
Not a single death of a child has occurred owing to hunger and medical negligence in Tharparkar district, claimed Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah while addressing the Sindh Assembly on Monday.
1 Nov 2014:
The federal ombudsperson has directed the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to remove Abid Hussain Imam [PPP candidate from Jhang in 2013 election], a faculty member at the varsity’s law department, over charges of sexually harassing a female student.
According to the judgement, a copy of which is available with Pakistan Today, the Federal Ombudsman Secretariat for Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace set aside the decision of LUMS enquiry committee and handed a “removal from service” order to Imam. The LUMS administration has been directed to implement the order in letter and spirit.
7 Nov 2014:
According to sources, five fully equipped mobile medical dispensaries worth Rs250 million imported from Japan have been handed over to the health department, but these are being misused. One is under the use of the Tharparker DCO as an air-conditioned car and another is in the farmhouse of Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon. Two dispensaries have been handed over to Chhor Cantonment and one is under the use of Mithi Civil Hospital.
The report said Thar had been facing drought since 2012 and if health units, mobile medical dispensaries and other medical centres had been functional, the casualties could have been contained.
10 Nov 2014:

ملک میں روزانہ 600 بچے مرتے ہیں توتھر میں 2 ہلاکتوں پرشورشرابہ کیوں، شرجیل میمن
12 Nov 2014:
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday said that deaths of children being reported in Tharparkar are largely on account of maternity related complications and not of hunger or food.
19 Nov 2014:
Sadruddin Hashwani’s recently published book, which contains some serious allegations against former president Asif Ali Zardari, has disappeared from book outlets in Karachi, according to spokesman for the well-known businessman.
11 Dec 2014:
SUKKUR:According to reports reaching here, the Jirga proceeding were chaired by former provincial minister and leader of PPP Sardar Man­zoor Khan Panhwar and witnessed by former PPP MNA Mir Babul Khan Jakhrani, Sardar Moula Bux Soomro, Sr. Abdul Ghaffar Rind, Wad­era Ghulam Hyder Bhat­tar, Sardar Abdul Ghafoor Thaheem, Mir Kashmir Khan Jakhrani, Abdul Maj­e­ed Jakhrani, Rehmatullah Bhatti, Muhammad Mithal Bhatti, Muhammad Aslam Bhatti, Nawaz Jakhrani, Meeran Jakhrani and others.
25 Dec 2014:
Hindu Minorties r worst affectees of #thardrounght but People  #PrayForIndianMinorities Local PPP leader have water 4 farm but not 4 bheels
2015: PPP and MQM involved in land grabbing in Sindh
2015: Police torture by Sindh police. Half fried and full fried 
Mr. Abidi is a Shia and a former Senator of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of late Benazir Bhutto. He is best known for his fire-brand conversation style taking on the Selective Status-Quo of Pakistan and makes frequent guest appearances in Pakistani media. His PPP was the ruling party prior to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s (PMLN) government. In 15 years, 170 targeted attacks, 1400 Hazara deaths, Senator Abidi did not once find time to visit bereaved Hazara families in Quetta for condolences. The good Senator was also found wanted when Hazara MNA, Syed Abbas – also from PPP – boycotted the Pakistani Parliament sessions by daily sitting outside the building. Two of the back-to-back attacks (Jan 10 – Alamdar Road enclave, Feb 16 – Hazara Town enclave) were the biggest in Pakistan’s history and led to major protests all across Pakistan, and world.
Adding insult to injury, several of his PPP party leaders made extremely derogatory and callous remarks in the aftermath of the ‘Mastung Attack’ in which Hazaras were pulled out of a bus, lined up, and shot-dead in a ‘firing squad’ style by Lashkar-e Jhangvi [1][2].
  1.  PPP Chief Minister of Balochistan: “I will send a truck load of tissues for the victim’s loved ones to wipe their tears. If I were not a politician, I would have sent Tobacco instead”
  2. PPP Minister Ayatullah Durrani: “[Hazaras] use [genocide] as a pretext to get asylum in Australia”
6 Jan 2015:
Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, delivered the opening speech of the session during which he said that, "We have not been in favour of military courts in the past but the Pakistani public's safety is our priority and it is the governments responsibility to keep the masses safe in this country," the veteran Pakistan Peoples Party leader added.
"No matter who it is, no one can speak against religion. The country has been a victim of terrorism for a long time. It is a sin for us to even pass laws here which go against the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)." 
19 Jan 2015:
Left to depend upon donkey-cart vendors, the residents of the ‘fort of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)’ believe that access to safe drinking water is but a distant dream for them. 
20 Jan 2015:
The jirga was held at the residence of the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, in Sukkur, to resolve a bloody dispute between the Jatoi and Kato tribesmen of Sangi. Former Sindh minister and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Mir Manzoor Panhwar presided over the jirga, while Shah was also in attendance.
The assembly included a large number of Jatoi and Kato tribesmen as well as several PPP leaders.
21 Jan 2015: Faraz Alam, an MQM supporter, killed in the custody of Sindh police 
22 Jan 2015:
With 40,000 ghost teachers and 5,200 ghost schools in Sindh--education is a scary prospect 
25 Jan 2015: PPP leaders Dr Zafar and Faisal Mir hang 20 dummies of terrorists in Lahore
5 Feb 2015: Sindh govt arrestes Jibran Nasir for taking a rally against ASWJ
6 Feb 2015:
 PPP Lawmaker and MNA with armed men in Shahdadkot has occupied property and established petrol pump in 1983 worth 60 million in a constituency of Faryal Talpur and former Chairperson Benazir Bhutto

In a press conference, Larkana trader Abdul Waheed Shaikh along with Haji Nisar Ahmed Shaikh told media men that PPP MNA Aamir Ali Magsi and his armed men threatened and occupied early established petrol pump property in constituency of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto at Shahdadkot Qubo Saeed Khan Road by allegedly tempering revenue record with collusion of Mukhtiarkar and Tapedar. 
13 Feb 2015:
In an exercise of blatant partisanship, Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah on Thursday took advantage of his current position as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of parliament to legitimise several unlawful actions taken during the Zardari administration, when his party, the PPP, was in power, including the illegal hiring of nearly 7,000 people as well as illegal rental power agreements that cost the exchequer Rs86 billion.
Shah condoned the unlawful recruitments of 6,984 people into the Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Islamabad, Lahore and Multan power distribution companies in 2008 and 2009, soon after the PPP-led coalition took office. The Director General of Audit pleaded to the PAC that the Lahore High Court has ordered the case to be referred to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) but the PAC chairman did not listen him. “We cannot snatch the livelihoods of the people,” said Shah.
24 March 2015:
وزیراعظم آزادحکومت ریاست جموں وکشمیرچوہدری عبدالمجید نے کہاہے کہ عمران خان کا ڈانس کلچر آزادخطہ میں پھیلنے نہیں دیں گے اور نہ ہی آزادخطہ منفی سیاست کا متحمل ہوسکتاہے۔ 
27 March 2015:  Obara a Jirga fined family 0.4 million and also ordered to vani to minor girls of 8yrs & 9yrs on Karo Kari charges.#Sindh #PPP
PPP SINDH council member imdad Ali sells 3 daughters of a farmer in thul to jirga . Well done liberal party
30 March 2015:

Activists of the Progressive Youth Front (PYF) in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) are hopeful Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government will revisit its predecessor’s decisions that led to the imprisonment of political leaders under terrorism charges.
Baba Jan, Iftikhar Hussain, Shakoorullah and nine others were sentenced to life in prison by an anti-terrorism court in October 2014 for ransacking police stations and torching government property in Hunza in 2011. 
30 March 2015: A leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Monday forced his farmer to sell three of his daughters for the payment of a Jirga’s money.
The incident took place in Garhi Village near Thul when a member of PPP Sindh Council Imdad Ali sold out three daughters of his farmer Kadar Baksh to pay the fine of Rs 1.1 million to the Jirga.
14-year-old Noor Banu, 8-year-old Kaz Banu and 2-year-old Zameeran were sold to Sultan and Abdul Hameed for Rs 500,000 whereas the parents were also beaten up by the PPP leader over their resistance.
16 Aptil 2015: Husband (PPP leader Waqas Umrani) kills wife (Tahira Khoso) with pretext of defending "honour"; Sindh government supports murderer. After Umrani was killed, Tahira's brothers were implicated to adversely affect the case.
20 April 2015:
Residents believe the culprits will not be arrested as they enjoy the support of influential political leaders. “The police are also being pressurised not to arrest the men involved in the killing,” said a resident, who wished not be named. The brother of a sitting MNA is supporting the culprits, he claimed.....killers who are being protected allegedly by a political party.
25 April 2015:
Record of TMA Umerkot burnt down overnight by the supporters of a PPP provincial minister and MPA to create  obstacle in  NAB inquiry. #PTI
4 May 2015:
BADIN: Badin police registered on Sunday cases against Sindh’s former home minister Dr Zulfiqar Ali Mirza, his 21 aides and supporters and 50 to 60 unidentified people under sections 365, 395 and 324 of the Pakistan Penal Code and H2 and 6/7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act on charges of attacking a police station and forcibly shutting down markets in the district.
People nominated in three FIRs include Dilber Sindhi, Abdul Wahid Chandio, Peroze Shahani, Advocate Mohammad Essa Mallah, Haji Panha Mallah, Vikyo Khaskheli, Abdullah Mallah, Haji Mukhtiar Pitafi, Hanif Sehrat and Nadeem Mughal.
The cases have been registered on complaints of leaders of local traders Imtiaz Ahmed Memon and Taj Mohammad Mallah and Model Police Station’s SHO Wali Mohammad Chang.
Earlier, Dr Zulfiqar Mirza, infuriated by the arrest of his aide Nadeem Mughal, and hundreds of his supporters broke open the gate of the Model Police Station and asked DSP Badin Abdul Qadir Samoon to register an FIR against PPP MNA Sardar Kamal Khan Chang, SSP Badin Khalid Mustafa Korai, PPP’s Badin general secretary Dr Aziz Memon, Taj Mallah, Imtiaz Memon and police officers for acting against his aides and followers in the district.
22 May 2015: Kaira Speaks In Favor Of Axact
23 May 2015:
Police attacked on Saturday media personnel stationed outside the Sindh High Court as former provincial home minister appeared at the registrar’s office.
26 May 2015:
The provincial government has pushed Sindh back by 50 years, claimed Sindh Writers and Thinkers Forum (SWTF) leader Noor Ahmed Memon.
Journalists, writers, poets, members of civil society and politicians gathered outside Karachi Press Club in a protest organised by the SWTF on Monday, condemning Saturday’s attack on members of the media by the police outside the Sindh High Court. They held placards and shouted slogans denouncing Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari.
2 June 2015:
Badin journalists took to Hyderabad’s streets on Monday against the government’s decision to book around 11 media persons in FIRs, three of them charged under the anti-terrorism act (ATA).
The journalists were nominated in the FIRs that were registered against estranged Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Dr Zulfiqar Mirza, who is also a former provincial home minister.
Arain accused Badin SSP Khalid Mustafa Korai for persecuting his colleagues on behalf of the ruling party. “Korai and two other local PPP leaders conveyed us messages that our names can be removed from the cases if we submit in writing that we apologise for the coverage we gave to Mirza and that we would not do it again.” Korai was, however, unavailable for comments.
11 June 2015:
اس سے قبل سینیٹ میں قائد حزب اختلاف بیرسٹر اعتزاز احسن نے خطاب کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ پاکستان کو بھارتی وزیر اعظم کے اس بیان کو اقوام متحدہ سمیت ہر بین الاقوامی فورم پر اُٹھانا چاہیے۔ اُنھوں نے کہا کہ ہمیں پاکستانی افواج کی صلاحتیوں پر اعتماد ہے اور پوری قوم اپنی افواج کے ساتھ کھڑی ہے۔
اُنھوں نے کہا کہ بھارتی وزرا کے بیان پر جارحانہ رویہ نہیں اپنانا چاہیے بلکہ ایسی گیدڑ بھبھکیوں کو ہنس کر ٹال دینا چاہیے۔
20 June 2015: Sindh to give 9,000 acres of forrest land to Pakistan Army 
2 July 2015:
ISLAMABAD: The Sindh government has allotted thousands of acres of government land to Bahria Town owner Malik Riaz, according to a report placed by the Pakistan Rangers during a meeting of the apex committee in May.
The Rangers told the committee that the provincial government had allotted 44,000 acres of government land to Bahria Town.
Military sources told Dawn that the meeting was held on May 14.
Sources told Dawn the land allotted to Bahria Town was along the Super Highway.
13 July 2015:
A landlord in Dadu who beat up four journalists nearly 10 days ago continues to evade justice allegedly due to his political connections in Sindh government.
Neither has an FIR been lodged against him nor have any suspects been arrested even though high-ranking police officials continue to assure journalists’ representatives that their complaints are genuine and that action will be taken.
Four reporters – Ghulam Rasool Thaeem, Pir Bux Babbur, Aalam Thaeem and Dilar Mallah – were allegedly beaten up by Ahmed Khan Laghari and his men in Haji Khan village. These Johi taluka-based reporters had gone to cover a banned tree cutting by Laghari’s men.

According to him, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Sanjeela Laghari visited Dadu Press Club twice and requested them to compromise. The MPA also went to Johi Press Club while PPP MNA Rafique Jamali also continued to approach the media men.
22 July 2015: Jirga led by Mahboob Ali Bijarani (PPP MPA) imposes no punishment on honor killing
28 July 2015:
 A jirga held in Ghotki on Sunday, to resolve a bloody dispute between Pitafi and Leghari tribesmen, imposed a fine of Rs7.91 million upon the Leghari tribesmen on charges of killing the nephew of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Sardar Ahmed Ali Pitafi during the 2008 general elections.
The jirga was held at the residence of Sardar Ahmed Ali Pitafi in Keenjhar, district Ghotki, and was jointly presided over by the Sardar, former PPP MNA Mian Abdul Haq alias Mian Mitho of Bharchoondi Sharif and MNA Sardar Avais Leghari.

Sources privy to the jirga claimed that the jirga observed that killing a family member of a Sardar is a great crime and therefore its fine will be seven times more than that of a common tribesman.
Normally jirgas fix a fine of Rs800,000 for killing an ordinary tribesman but, in this case, the amount was increased seven fold and Rs5.6 million was imposed for the murder. Besides this, Rs1.4 million was imposed for causing damage to the vehicles and Rs810,000 was added for injuring the 10 men.
4 August 2015:
وزیراعظم آزادکشمیر کے معاون خصوصی چوہدری محمد اشرف نے کہا ... اصلیت سامنے آنے سے لوگ تحریک انصاف کو چھوڑ رہے ہیں۔ آزاد کشمیر میں بھی یہی لوگ ڈانس کلچر اور افرتفری پھیلانا چاہتے ہیں جس کا آزاد خطہ متحمل نہیں ہو سکتا ۔
14 August 2015: Sindh Police murder man and disappear his brother after failing to extort money. Federal Minsiter Ghulam Qadir Baloch asked CM Sindh and IGP Sindh to register case but to no avail. Then Ch. Nisar intervened and case was registered.
...SP Shah Zaman is the same officer who provided security to the killers of Tahira Khoso who was murdered on the pretext of honour.
20 August 2015: Twelve students of Dawood University of Engineering and Technology were booked and arrested on terrorism, rioting and other charges on Wednesday after violence erupted during a protest demonstration by DUET students against the varsity vice chancellor on New M.A. Jinnah Road, officials said.
23 August 2015:
Pakistan Peoples Party has pressed the federal government to establish military courts in Gilgit–Baltistan as part of the National Action Plan (NAP).
28 August 2015:
Jacobabad police disable two young men during illegal detention
The Jacobabad police officers are notorious for extortion and bribery, targeting innocent citizens and implicating them in frivolous cases. DPO Zafar Iqbal Malik, DSP Rana Sana ullah, and SHO Syed Jamani allegedly protect and abet criminals and are also involved in the honor killing case of Tahira Khosso
28 August 2015:
A fierce debate erupted on Thursday in the Punjab Assembly over the comments attributed to Wajid Shamsul Hasan, a former High Commissioner of Pakistan in the UK.
Pakistan People’s Party parliamentary leader Qazi Ahmad Saeed proposed that an FIR be lodged against Hasan. He urged the government to take strict action against the former high commissioner. 
3 Sep 2015:
In another action in Karachi’s Central district, Rangers officials helped vacate a non-functional public dispensary which was being used as the PPP area office.
Though the PPP spokesman insisted that the party had voluntarily vacated the building which, he confirmed, was being misused as a party office, area people and sources in the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation said the paramilitary force helped the KMC reclaim the building. 
4 Sep 2015:
Thatta police have arrested Bashir Brohi – the manager of a sitting Sindh minister and informer of ex-SSP Hyderabad Pir Farid Jan Sarhandi – in Qasimabad area on Thursday for his alleged involvement in kidnapping and release of Asif Memon, a cousin of sitting Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer and former DIG Bashir Memon. Asif Memon was released after payment of Rs7.5 million as ransom.

7 Sep 2015:
In an apparent reference to US National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s visit to Islamabad, he said a US official had recently visited Pakistan and raised the demand of “do more”. Instead she should have visited Sialkot to witness the aggression of the Indian army.
“It was not the first incident of US betrayal as we have witnessed your (US) betrayal in the past also. We were waiting for your (US) fleet (during the 1971 war) which never turned up,” the Senate Chairman said.
“The role once played by Shah of Iran in the region is being assigned to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi but Pakistan is not prepared to accept India’s supremacy in the region,” he added.

Talking about the campaign against terrorism, the chief minister praised Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif for his courage and timely response.
“He moved the armed forces to the epicentre of terrorism (Northern Waziristan) and launched a vigorous operation which has produced encouraging results,” he said and added that terrorist activities had declined by 80 per cent in Karachi.
3 Oct 2015:
The protest by lower caste Hindu community entered 8th day on Friday. The protest is being held against a Sindh minister, who is accused of threatening and putting pressure on the community candidates to withdraw from contesting local bodies' elections. Bheel, Kohli and Oad communities from Umerkot staged a demo outside Hyderabad Press Club for 8th consecutive day, which was also participated by a large number of women and children.

The protesters chanted slogans against police and Sindh Minister Ali Mardan Shah. They were also holding banners inscribed with slogans against the police crackdown on religious minorities.
They alleged that when the community did not agree to support the local feudal in local bodies' elections, Shah started victimisation. President Sindh Bhatha Mazdoor Federation, Punhu Bheel, said that more than dozens of people from Oad, Bheel, Kolhi and Macchhi communities had been nominated in fake FIRs by Umerkot police to pressurize them.
4 Oct 2015:
Accusing Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MNA Rafique Ahmed Jamali of getting six rival candidates kidnapped to prevent them from filing their nomination papers for union council seats, former Sindh chief minister and MPA Liaquat Ali Jatoi has called for ensuring the entire local government election process under the supervision of the army and paramilitary force.
16 Oct 2015:
Three minor girls abducted in Karachi one and a half months ago are believed to have been trafficked to a feudal lord in Larkana and languishing in his private jail since. 
Fourteen-year-old Sabeena, 10-year Nageena and 10-year Soorat were kidnapped in Banghoria Goth in Azizabad and taken to the private jail. 
According to police sources, an influential feudal lord of the Shikarpur district was behind the trafficking of the girls. 
They said the local police did not dare raid the private jail because “the law of the jungle still prevails in the interior of Sindh”. 
A large number of people, including the parents and relatives of the girls, staged a protest demonstration in front of the Karachi Press Club on Thursday, and demanded of the Sindh government to rescue them. 
They deplored that the government had maintained a criminal silence on the trafficking incident because two influential feudal lords of the Jatoi clan had been protecting the culprits.
29 Oct 2015:
The Sindh government is considering declaring education as an `essential service` to ban union activities of teaching staff to help improve quality of education in schools. This emerged at a meeting held on Wednesday at CM House to review progress of the education department.
4 Nov 2015: Punjabio, Muhajaro or pakhtoono 19 Nov ko PPP ko vote do warna Sakro shehar Khali kardo PPP rehnuma ka Sakro mein Khitaab. #Shameful
17 Nov 2015: Absconder in the murder of 6 Policemen Since 2008, Sardar Salah Shahliani with #PPP MNA Aijaz Jakhrani
15 Dec 2015:
SANGHAR: Four people, including two police constables, were shot dead during clashes between Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League–Functional (PML-F) workers on Tuesday afternoon, ahead of the local body polls in Sanghar scheduled for December 17.
19 Dec 2015:
SANGHAR: Police arrested 20 supporters of the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) in Sanghar and six in Sinjhoro after raids on their houses early on Friday, leading to abrupt closure of the towns and triggering an angry protest by the detainees’ relatives and activists of the PML-F and the Hur Jamaat.
In Sanghar, police aided by commandos, conducted raids in Nizamani and Khaskheli localities on the city outskirts, bundled the 20 detainees in armoured personnel carriers and took them to an unknown destination. The action followed murder of PPP activists and two constables in the city on Dec 15.
23 Dec 2015: 10-month old girl Bisma died when Bilawal's protocol denied her entry to Civil Hospital Karachi
23 Dec 2015:  @badi_ilyas @nadiakhaan @asif12252 Bcoz there is no proper treatment in lyari general hospital.  Shame on PPP Govt threatened baby father.
23 Dec 2015:
A 10-month-old girl allegedly died as doors of Karachi Civil Hospital were closed due to the security protocol of Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. 
23 Dec 2015:
Reacting to the death of Lyari’s infant girl Bisma, Khuhro said he sympathizes if anyone has died but the “most precious life is Bilawal’s”.
He went on to say that Chief Minister was also coming which is why his security is also important.
Other leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) were seen giving objectionable statements. Sindh Minister for Health Jam Mehtab said death is in hands of God and that this was a ‘matter of routine’.
Meanwhile, the statement issued from the Bilawal House blames media for it. The spokesperson said Bisma did not die because of Bilawal’s VIP protocol, adding that the convoy did not even go though the route of the Civil Hospital.
The statement said the media is venting out its anger.
29 Dec 2015:
they said and cited as example a case of underage marriage exposed by social activist Abdul Karim Mangrio in Umerkot five days ago.
They said Mr Mangrio approached the court of district and sessions judge Syed Nasiruddin Shah who then directed police to raid the wedding ceremony. Police arrested parents of the bride, groom and other participants and lodged an FIR on Mr Mangrio’s complaint, they said.
Mr Mangrio said that the case had been lodged but police were now supporting the accused and some influential persons associated with the Pakistan Peoples Party were also pressuring him and witnesses to withdraw the case.
In the wake of his disclosures, five Karachi PPP leaders are reportedly to be interrogated. The names of Sania Naz, a PPP MPA who is the wife of Ameen Buledi, a member of the Uzair Baloch gang, a former President PPP Karachi, Abdul Qadir Patel, and PPP MPA and a former member of the Sindh cabinet, Javed Nagori, who had resigned from the cabinet last year, have been mentioned among the people who will be investigated in this regard. Former PPP Home Minister, Zulfiqar Mirza, meanwhile, has already been questioned by the Rangers for his links with Uzair.
8 Jan 2016:
Alamgir Khan, whose self-initiated social media campaign “fix it” to get the open manholes covered recently got viral, said on Thursday that the authorities instead of paying heed to the problem being highlighted were harassing him, his family and his fellow volunteers apparently to “keep them silent”.
12 Jan 2016:
بچے غذائیت کی کمی سے مررہے ہيں تو مردیاعورتیں کیوں نہیں؟وزیراعلیٰ سندھ 
14 Jan 2016:
MITHI: Adviser to the chief minister on information Maula Bux Chandio has said that if children are dying in Thar because of carelessness of their mothers and underage marriages, the onus for which lies on the area people, and not on the government.
19 Jan 2016:
 بھمبر میں گزشتہ دنوں آزاد کشمیر مسلم لیگ ن کے زیر اہتمام ایک بڑا جلسہ منعقد ہوا جس سے مسلم لیگ ن کی تین اہم شخصیات نے خطاب کیا اس جلسہ سے پہلے وزیر اعظم آزاد کشمیر سے منسوب یہ جملہ منظر عام پر آیا کہ ان کے علاقے میں تین بدمعاش حملہ کرنے آرہے ہیں اب انہیں اس طرح انجام تک پہنچایا جائے گا کہ کوئی ان کی لاشیں بھی اٹھانے والا نہ ہوگا
10 Feb 2016:

Documents available with The News revealed that NAB has gone tough on Sindh ministers for their alleged corruption. On Tuesday too, NAB authorised an inquiry against Sindh Minister Muhammad Ali Malkani, who has been alleged of corruption and land grabbing. Dr Asim Hussain of the PPP is already in NAB’s custody facing corruption charges.

Member of National Assembly Peer Muhammad Shah Jeelani of the PPP is also facing a probe in NAB for misuse of power. NAB documents say, “Peer Noor Muhammad Shah Jeelani (MNA) is misusing his powers on the XEN roads, XEN Provincial Highways and XEN buildings for making black money. Hashim Channa having the dual charges of XEN Highways and XEN buildings is the right hand of Peer Noor Muhammad. Zulfiqar Arain, Sub Engineer, Buildings Department, is also working for the above said MNA in promoting his corruption.
He has got released funds of Rs40 million from chief minister in the year 2013-14 for Building Department out of which he kept Rs20 million for schools buildings, etc, while kept Rs20 million for repairing and maintenance of only two basic health units through Zulfiqar Arain. He has also purchased two V-8 Land cruisers worth Rs25 million, a cruising vehicle worth about Rs8 million and a Vego jeep worth about Rs5 million while he had only one Prado jeep of 1997 model prior to contesting the elections. Two luxury bungalows are under construction, one at Chachro and the other at Nangarparkar worth more than Rs40 million.”
Similarly, Sharjeel Inam Memon, senior leader of the PPP, is also facing a probe by NAB where in he is accused of alleged corruption worth Rs5.875 billion. NAB documents reveal that one of the co-accused with Sharjeel Memon has opted for a voluntary return, thus stamping the authenticity of the charges.
25 Feb 2016:
The Pakistan People’s Party on Wednesday submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly demanding the federal government should give extension to army chief Gen Raheel Sharif.
PPP MPA Khurram Wattoo filed the resolution in the assembly secretariat, saying the country was facing worst situation and the armed forces were trying their best to root out the menace of terrorism.
30 March 2016:
Police on Wednesday resorted to baton charge and water cannons to disperse teachers protesting against non-payment of salaries in Karachi.
According to Express News, a group of teachers staging protest were approaching the Chief Minister House when the police intervened.
While police claimed to have arrested at least five teachers, several of them were also injured.
12 May 2016:
Muhammad Amin, a restaurant owner whose eatery is built on government property, admits the use of separate cups, glasses and plates for lower-caste Hindus.
Amin’s eatery employs a colour-based system. “The cups which are half brown and half white are meant for serving tea to lower-caste Hindus,” he explains.
Red glasses, similarly, are used when lower-caste Hindus are served water.
Amin’s restaurant is named after Malik Muhrab Khan, grandfather of sitting PPP MNA Malik Asad Sikandar from Jamshoro district. Amin himself is a councillor and was elected from Union Council 2 (UC-2) of Kotri City. Interestingly, of the 67,000 votes registered in UC-2, more than 1,300 were from lower-caste Hindus.
“The majority of the Hindus in my constituency, all voted for me,” Amin says proudly.
But he maintains that it is important to be cognisant of the issue of soneri cups. “If cups and glasses served to Muslim customers are used by lower caste Hindus it would impact my business in a negative manner,” he says.
April 2016: [Corruption & land grabbing in Bahria Town]
According to their families, Malir police would not give them any information about the detained men’s whereabouts when they went to the police station in the morning. In desperation they turned to the local PPP representatives, who told them that the price for the missing men’s freedom was to give up their land. “What choice did we have except to surrender?” asked one of the villagers.
16 April 2016: The local revenue offcials "foiled" the attempt of PPP leaders of Tando Bago to grab the govt land @RafiqueQuresh13
24 April 2016:
Dr. Ramesh Vankwani told, while emphasizing that 15 years old Hindu girl named Pirma Bheel was kidnapped by Hayat Hingorjo, backed by PPP leaders, Dadan Hingorjo, and Faqir Sher Mohammad, MNA. He also demanded to PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to take serious action against the culprits.
30 April 2016: [derogatory posters of NS]
#NS is the biggest enemy of labour. #PPP preparations for Labour Day rally from Haji Camp to Press club at 10:00 am
5 May 2016:
A case has been registered against three Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) lawmakers over allegedly hunting five rare species of deer during their incursion this weekend in Nagarparkar area.
5 May 2016:
Nayyar Bokhari's son slapped police constable, reveals CCTV footage
22 May 2016:
Sources said that high-level efforts are being made to save the skin of PPP leader Muhammad Bux Mubejo, who had held an illegal jirga and ordered two real brothers, whose donkey cart had collided with his jeep, to bite their shoes. They said the accused was booked by local police, but not for holding the jirga illegally.
23 May 2016:
Pakistan Peoples Party has submitted an adjournment motion in the Senate over violation of Pakistan airspace, by the US drone in Balochistan province in which Taliban Chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was killed.
The motion was filed by Senator Farhatullah Babar. The motion says that the US has crossed the red line by launching drone attack in Balochistan and was violation of Pakistan sovereignty.
23 May 2016: CM GB criticised PPP for registering cases against  Baba Jan: he would have released Jan so he could run his election campaign. #voteBabaJan
23 May 2016:
ISLAMABAD: As many as two dozen Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) companies benefited from Musharraf’s LP G quota system and minted huge sum of money at the cost of public resources by using their political position.
Company of wife of senior Pakistan People Party PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan is among the coteries of other aristocratic personalities who were awarded LPG quota, violating laws.
30 May 2016:
The Sindh police’s inclination towards needless violence is well known and now we have the latest example of this phenomenon. It ties in with the case of a psychiatrist, Dr Deepak Raj, who has been left paralysed and an amputee after a reportedly staged encounter by the Sindh police in April 2015. Mistaking him for a wanted criminal, the police opened fire at him without giving him the chance to prove his identity first and then took him into custody. The brutality faced by Dr Raj at that point is unspeakable. Without being accorded the right to go through any proper legal process, he was shot 12 times and neglected for several hours, according to his wife, before he was taken in for medical treatment.
31 May 2016:

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday criticised what he called the failed foreign policy of the Nawaz Sharif administration.
The whole world is monitoring the AJK elections, he said and called upon the Kashmiri voters to vote for PPP candidates because a PML-N electoral victory would mean a ‘victory of friends of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
16 June 2016:
KARACHI: The proceedings of Sindh Assembly were disrupted on Thursday when the lawmakers belonging to treasury and opposition benches traded blows on the floor of the house, DawnNews reported.
Opposition Leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan had to intervene and separate the two groups involved in the brawl.
Details reveal that legislators of MQM traded blows with those belonging to ruling PPP.
28 June 2016:
The Pakis­tan Peoples Party (PPP) on Monday filed a petition with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and four members of his family from the various legislatures of the country.
The 75-page petition was filed by PPP secretary general Sardar Latif Khosa and former National Assembly deputy speaker Faisal Karim Kundi. It alleges that the prime minister and his four relatives did not fulfil the criteria necessary to remain a legislator under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.
1 July 2016:
10 years Old Child Altaf Murdered in Phulji station Dadu, PPP feudal Nasrullah panhwar trying to save murderers
15 July 2016:
Sindh home minister’s younger brother, Tariq Sial, came forward on Thursday to defend his family’s name after facing criticism for preventing the arrest of an allegedly corrupt clerk.
15 July 2016:
وزیراعظم آزادکشمیر چوہدری عبدالمجید نے کہاہے کہ عوام کی فلاح وبہبود شہداء گڑھی خدابخش کا مشن ہے جس کی تکمیل کرکے رہیں گے۔
پی ٹی آئی کے ڈانس کلچر کوغیرت مند عوام نے مسترد کردیاہے۔ عمران خان کا جادوآزادکشمیرمیں نہیں چل سکتا۔
16 July 2016:

نواز شریف کی خارجہ پالیسی میں مودی کا مفاد سب سے اہم ہے، ان کا اقتدار میں رہنا پاکستان کیلئے خطرناک ہے:بلاول بھٹو
8 August 2016:
KARACHI: Ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) in Sindh has ousted women, religious minorities and lower middle class workers from the positions of district chairmen in the local bodies' nominations.
Five-member coordination committee of PPP headed by provincial minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhoro announced the names of party candidates for district chairmen and vice chairmen for local bodies' elections in 24 districts across the province on Thursday.
Not a single women or minority candidate was announced for any single district for the position of district chairman in any district. However, only in Tharparkar district where almost half of the population comprises on Hindus, one candidate, Kunwar Karni Singh is nominated as district vice chairman.
Most of the nominated names are either family members or close relatives of PPP's current parliamentarians including MNAs, MPAs and senators. Also in some districts, PPP has nominated those candidates who were in different political parties and have recently joined PPP and has neglected the senior party workers.
25 August 2016:
“In the current scenario, minus-one formula is the only option for the MQM,” Khursheed Shah, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, told journalists at his chamber on Wednesday. Apparently, the MQM broke off from its all-powerful London office on Tuesday when Dr Farooq Sattar told a news conference that “now the party will be operated from Pakistan.”
25 August 2016:
“Things will not settle down (for the MQM) except minus Altaf,” Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah said while talking to reporters at his Parliament House chamber on Wednesday.
Mr Shah said MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar had apparently done the right thing by disowning Mr Hussain’s remarks.
“This was the only option available to him,” he said, claiming that the MQM had done so due to pressure from the establishment as well as from other political parties.
The PPP leader predicted that the MQM London leadership would not sit idle and would make attempts to stop transfer of power from the United Kingdom to Karachi. He alleged that some people having support of the Indian lobby were sitting with Mr Hussain in London.
29 August 2016:
A 15-year-old bloody dispute between the Shar, Selro and Dhondho tribes was settled amicably through a jirga held at the residence of Sardar Ali Gohar Mahar [PPP MNA] in Khangarh district, Ghotki, on Sunday.
5 Sep 2016:
In the first meeting of the Karachi district council today (Monday), a resolution was unanimously passed to declare Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain ‘state enemy and traitor’ for his recent anti-Pakistan remarks.
The meeting was chaired by Council Chairman Salman Murad. More than 40 members including opposition’s Jam Abdul Karim and Jan Alam Jamot attended the meeting.
The resolution moved by PPP member Mir Abbas Talpur demands the PMLN-led federal government to register a treason case against the exiled MQM supremo and declare him a ‘traitor’.
10 Sep 2016:
The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information that an 18-year-old woman has been murdered in the name of honour by her own uncles and cousins. The father of the girl has filed a case of murder against the murderers in the hope of settling the case out of court, through the Diyyat law. The Sindh police, a member of the Provincial Assembly [Nadir Magsi from PPP], and powerful tribal chiefs were behind the plan to kill the woman as they thought she had given a bad name to the Magsi and Brohi tribes.
22 Sep 2016:
Regional Times on September 22 reported that the local journalists of Tando Muhammad Khan staged a protest demonstration against MPA Suhrab Sarki and other PPP leaders for occupying the plot of the water supply scheme and torturing two journalists for covering the incident of plot encroachment.
21 Sep 2016:

گھوٹکی میں جگہ دینے سے انکار پر صوبائی وزیر جام مہتاب کے رشتہ دار کا شہری پر بجلی کی تار سے تشدد ، پولیس کا رروائی سے گریزاں
22 Sep 2016:
On Tuesday, a day before the new session of the Sindh Assembly was to begin, lawmakers of PPP, PTI, and PML(F) had submitted their separate resolutions against Altaf Hussain demanding action and registration of a high-treason case against him for his provocative speech containing anti-state slogans on August 22.
30 Sep 2016:
تحریک انصاف ملکی سیاست میں ڈانس ،ناچ گانے کے کلچر کو معتارف کر رہی ہے، راجہ جاوید اشرف
6 Oct 2016:
پارلیمنٹ کے مشترکہ اجلاس میں پیپلز پارٹی کے ارکان نے اس وقت ’’جو مودی کا یار ہے ۔ غدار ہے غدار ہے‘‘ کے نعرے لگانے شروع کردیئے جب مشاہد اللہ خان نے پیپلز پارٹی کو تنقید کا نشانہ بنایا۔
اسپیکر ایاز سادق کی سربراہی میں پارلیمنٹ کے مشترکہ اجلاس کے دوران اعتزاز احسن نے کہا کہ کل بھوشن جیسا بڑا افسر آج تک کبھی ہاتھ نہیں آیا، ایسے اقدامات ہوں کہ پتاچلے حکومت نے قومی یکجہتی کی ضرورت کا احساس کیا، اگر مودی کے ہاتھ ایسا شخص لگ جاتا تو وہ اسے اقوام متحدہ لے جاتا لیکن نواز شریف نے اپنے خطاب میں اس نام تک نہیں لیا، جس دن وزیراعظم کل بھوشن کا نام لیں گے تب وہ سمجھیں گے کہ  انہوں نے مودی کوصحیح پشیمان کیا۔
7 Oct 2016:
On the third day of the joint session of Parliament today when a resolution was passed on Kashmir, PPP lawmakers systematically criticised what they said was the government's inability to make a strong case for Pakistan on the international stage.
"The day Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the name of Kulbushan Jadhav, I will donate Rs50,000 to the blind association," said Senator Aitzaz Ahsan. He was referring to PM Nawaz's UNGA speech, where he failed to mention the Indian spy caught by military officials months earlier.
PPP Senator Sherry Rehman slammed Pakistan's foreign policy, asking "Why are we not able to mount a serious, sustained, protracted defence of the federation of Pakistan?"
10 Oct 2016:
س سوال پر کہ کلبھوشن یادیو کے معاملے پر حکومت خاموش کیوں ہے؟ اعتزاز احسن کا کہنا تھا کہ 'کچھ لوگ ایسا کہتے ہیں کہ حکومت کا بھارت میں کاروبار اور سرمایہ موجود ہے جس کے مفاد کی خاطر وہ اس معاملے کو دنیا کے سامنے بے نقاب کرنے سے گریزاں ہے اور نہ ہی حکومت نریندر مودی کے ساتھ اس پر بات کرنا چاہتی ہے'۔
تاہم ، ان کا کہنا تھا کہ انہیں نواز شریف سے ایسے کام کی امید نہیں، لہذا ان کے لیے اس پر یقین کرنا مشکل ہے، لیکن جب ایسا ہوگا تو لوگ باتیں بھی کریں گے۔
انھوں نے یہاں تک کہا کہ جس دن وزیراعظم نے کلبھوشن یادیو کا نام لے لیا تو میں 50 ہزار روپے کی رقم نابینا افراد کی ایسوسی ایشن کو عطیہ کردوں گا۔
4 Oct 2016:
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the torture and extrajudicial killing of a young engineer in a staged police encounter. ...Some media reports suggest a powerful family of the district is involved, due to an alleged affair the victim was having, whole others suggest this killing relates to police extortion of his salary.
On the Radio Program, Mr. Detho has also mentioned, citing his sources that Bhutto had an affair with a girl from a powerful family of Sukkur, the Shaikh family. The SSP Amjad Sheikh allegedly had a good relationship with the family, which is always close to the government, whether military or civilian.
19 Oct 2016:
Opposition leader in the National Assembly and senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah has said that sensitive information regarding a national security meeting was leaked at the behest of the government, and such leakages are pernicious to our national security.
Khurshid Shah, who is also the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), said that the relation between Nawaz Sharif-led federal government and the military were tense, which could derail the country’s democratic system.
24 Oct 2016:
Pakistan Peoples Party leader Aitzaz Ahsan on Monday said that although the party was not a part of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's November 2 'lockdown' of Islamabad, it would review its decision if the government resorted to 'torture' of political workers.
"We believe that Imran Khan is on the right path," Aitzaz said, adding that the process of accountability should begin with the prime minister and his family.
31 Oct 2016:
A highly ranked Pakistani university has accused PPP stalwart and former Senate chairman Nayyar Hussain Bokhari of grabbing university land.
A statement issued by the Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) on Sunday said: “The Resident Officer and the Vice Chancellor have confirmed that the former Chairman Senate, Nayyar Bokhari, has allegedly furthered his encroachment of QAU Estate.” It went on to say that details of the alleged encroachment were verified by the university’s resident officer.
31 Oct 2016:
The affectees of 2010 Super Floods out of millions of people from northern districts of Sindh who came to Karachi and started living in makeshift slums have not yet rehabilitated by PPP-led Sindh government.
Some of them started living at Labour Square and Gulshan-e-Maymar under worse conditions with no access to drinking water, sanitation, or even natural gas connections.
And the Labor and Human Resources Department while declaring these poor residents land mafia and land grabbers has issued a notice to the residents of Labour Square to vacate the flats within next ten days.
"We lost everything in the floods. And PPP leadership promised during elections that we will be rehabilitated but now they are forcing us to vacate the land," said Rasheed Ahmed, an affectee at the Labour Square.

3 Nov 2016:
KARACHI: The Sindh government has released Rs 25 million for the public gathering announced by Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to be held on Friday (today) in District Ghotki, Daily Times has learnt.
4 Nov 2016:
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the death threats against a lady teacher and her husband after a senior police officer initiated an inquiry on the Urgent Appeal and proceeded to exonerate all the perpetrators. One member of the National Assembly from Sindh provincial ruling party allegedly used his influence on police to release all the perpetrators.
It is accused that one member of the National Assembly from the provincial ruling party, Mr. Aijaz Jhakrani, allegedly used his position for the release of all arrested persons. But police officers deny any such effort. 
6 Nov 2016:
Really disappointed that unbridled realtive of MPA @MaheshMalaniPPP spread violence in thar against Menghwar  Req: @BBhuttoZardari 4 action
8 Nov 2016:
It was submitted in the comments that Mr Memon was also involved in two more corruption cases, including the unlawful allotment and adjustment of state land in 43 Dehs of Malir and illegal lease of forest land to private persons in Hyderabad from 2009 to 2014. The comments said that the matter involving illegal lease of the forest land was at an initial stage of complaint verification.
The same bench was informed on Monday that Sohail Akbar Shah, former principal secretary to the chief minister, had played a vital role in giving permission to a coal-mining company to excavate and sell coal in open market that caused a loss of Rs2.241 billion to the national exchequer.
21 Nov 2016:
Former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said his government had become stronger following an extension given to former army chief General (retd) Ashfaq Pervez Kayani.
"Extension to former military chief General (retd) Ashfaq Kayani strengthened me as well as the Parliament," he said during an interview on Geo News.
While commenting on the issue of giving extension to the current army chief, Zardari said: "It is prerogative of the current government to give the extension or not."
9 Dec 2016:
Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar said on Thursday that all private schools were bound to teach Sindhi language, nazra Quran and Islamiat.
10 Dec 2016:
پنجاب میں کتنےبچےاغواہوئےہیں؟تھرمیں ایک بچہ مرتاہےتوایشوبنالیتےہیں،مولابخش
21 Dec 2016:
Karachi: The members of the civil society, Lawyers, political and social figures have held PPP’s local leadership responsible for the corruption of billions of rupees in Malir district.
The speakers at a a seminar under the tile of ” Population changes and New Socio political realities of Malir” said that because of PPP’s corrupt local leaders the people of Malir District are deprived of basic necessities like health, education & availability  of pure drinking water.
While addressing the at the seminar social activist Karamat Ali said ” In the new era of science and technology the people of Malir are living far behind. They have no drinking water since years. It has been 8 years of experiencing a democratic government but unfortunately it has not taken care of the people  here.
PPP’s Local party leaders have looted all development money its a huge corruption and not only in Malir but all over the province. Said Karamat
24 Dec 2016:
On his journey back to Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari used Malik Riaz’s plane to fly to Karachi’s old Jinnah terminal on Friday.
Sources told Sindh Post that after his speech to welcome rally, PPP’s Co-Chairman was flown to his Party headquarters in a helicopter which is also owned by the same businessman.
2017:  Tussle between AD Khwaja and PPP government
2 Jan 2017: Christian community leaders on Monday have decried the forced occupation of Christian Missionary Trust building Mission Compound in Sukkur by builder mafia with active help of police.
“Policemen including [those in] plainclothes wearing masks entered the compound late on Saturday night while its residents were celebrating New Year’s Eve. The police beat up and harassed women and children and asked them to vacate the compound within the next 24 hours,” he claimed.
7 Jan 2017:
Karachi: Pakistan Peoples Party Member of the National Assembly, Imran Zafar Laghari’s front man Azhar laghari Looted more than 30 million from the people of his constituency NA-233 on the promise of getting them government jobs, Source told Sindh Post. 
12 Jan 2017:
“Syed Peer Ali Shah was appointed in 2012 and was given extension because of his close intimacy with the former Sindh chief minister, which was illegal as there is no provision for such an extension of term in law, sources said, adding that the ombudsman has also close relations with Opposition Leader Khursheed Ahmed Shah and the sitting chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.
The Provincial Ombudsman office has been found releasing government funds to a particular non-government organization (NGO), established and being run by the ombudsman and his family members.
Sindh Post learnt that the ombudsman allegedly established an NGO namely Sindh Association of Working Women (SAWW) having his wife Mrs. Ghazala Shah as its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), while his son Abdullah Shah is General Secretary, CFO, Director Operations, Marketing and Human Resources of the NGO.
His daughter Mrs Urwah Mehmood is Director Programs and Projects, brother-in-law of ombudsman’s wife Syed Shahnawaz Shah is Director Overseas Coordination and Partnerships, and sister-in-law of ombudsman Mrs. Yasmeen Zainulabideen is Director Divisional Coordination.
Similarly, a family friend Mrs. Shewana Shahjahan is serving as Director Communication and Networking, and younger daughter of ombudsman Ms. Tooba Shah is Director Research of the said NGO.
13 Jan 2017:
Naushehro Feroze: Jiye Sindh Qomi Mahaz has launched a protest against the 5 year sentence by Anti terrosim court in a fake case against Journalist Ikhlaq Jokhyo and Qurban Gadehi.
The land grabber and influential man of Halani town lodged a complaint of defamation and blamed journalists for seeking extortion money to stop the media reports against him.
Sindh police which is known for political obedience became active and falsely presented the charge sheet alongwith agreeing to complainants allegations.
The district anti terrorism court sentenced journalists for seven years in prision and 100,000 pak rupees fine.
The journalists are well known in the areas for raising voice against odds. They were reporting about an illegal construction by Mr Shahid Malik on a 100 years old graveyard.
Mr. Malik is known as the close aide of Member of the provincial assembly from PPP Mr. Ibrar Shah.
14 Jan 2017: Sufi university yet to started despite inauguration in 2012
20 Jan 2017:
Karachi: (Special Correspondent) The Culture and Tourism Department of the Sindh government has allegedly bribed media houses and the journalists for making historic documentaries, SindhPost has learnt.
According to sources, the culture and tourism department of Sindh has awarded four contracts worth Rs 25 million each for making documentaries of province’s historic places to some four media houses. These included Sindh TV, KTN News, Mehran TV and GEO News, sources added.
Moreover, the culture department, headed by PPP Minister Syed Sardar Shah, has also bribed many journalists working in Urdu and Sindhi media for projecting minister’s and department’s soft image in their respective organisations.
These journalists have been given Rs 1 million to Rs 1.5 million under the name of historic documentaries. These journalists included From KTN News and Jaag TV.
Ironically, the culture department following directions of provincial minister Sardar Shah has appointed a renowned TV Actor and a Sindhi intellectual and poet in the department against all the rules and regulations set for the appointments.
When contacted, Secretary Culture and Tourism Akbar Leghari confirmed the award of contracts saying that these contracts were awarded by following all the formalities. “These media houses have applied through proper channels hence they have been
tasked to make documentaries on history of Sindh”, he added.
22 Jan 2017: He asked the PPP leadership to tell the party representatives to show a sense of honour and shun their “anti-women mentality”. He said the indecency shown by PPP leaders Imdad Pitafi and Taimur Talpur had gravely hurt feelings of the people of Sindh. He said this was not the first incident of disrespect to women. Earlier, he said, former Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah had said indecent words about poor mothers of Thar whose babies were dying during birth due to inadequate medical facilities. He said it was high time for the PPP to distance itself from people having such a low mentality and give party ticket to the people who genuinely respected women.
21 Jan 2017:
If that was not enough, television cameras also caught a UK-educated PPP lawmaker, Nawab Muhammad Taimur Talpur, taunting Abbasi.
The remarks had prompted laughter from other members of the ruling party.
22 Jan 2017:
Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Nusrat Sehar Abbasi Sunday said she was upset over the indifference showed by women MPAs when she was being "abused" on the floor of the assembly after comments were passed by PPP's Pitafi.
She recalled that in past a chit was sent to PPP's Shazia Marri in the same assembly, "at that time, my brothers from PPP physically assaulted the person involved because their honour was hurt. Where did their honour go when it came to me," she questioned.
24 Jan 2017:

A debacle that started in the Sindh Assembly three days ago over PPP Minister Imdad Pitafi’s sexist remarks towards MPA Nusrat Sehar Abbasi came to an end on Monday when the latter ‘forgave’ him in the name of ‘tradition’.
During Friday’s session, Pitafi called Abbasi, who belongs to PML-Functional, a ‘drama queen’ and then told her to “please come to my chamber, I will tell you” in response to her tough questions about his ministry and insisting he read the answers in English. Apart from Pitafi, other PPP legislators were also thumping their desks in appreciation of his sexist comments. Even Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah kept mum.
25 Jan 2017:
LARKANA: An armed group belonging to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) attacked the Larkana Press Club, destroyed its property and warned the journalists not to give coverage to any other candidate contesting against Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in the by-elections, otherwise the repercussions would be severe.
26 Jan 2017: #PPP Senator @SaeedGhani1 's statement against #PEMRA is so sad. He said, we will not bear any conspiracy against BOL.  Conspiracy?
28 Jan 2017:
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday adopted resolution and demanded the federal government and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to ban the porn and vulgar website on internet.
On Friday the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly session resumed under chairmanship of Speaker Asad Qaiser and Pakistan People's Party member Fakhr-e-Azam Wazir presented the resolution. The resolution was signed by MPA Aurangzeb Nalota, Sardar Hussain Babak, Anisa Zeb Tahirkhali and Gula Sahib.
3 Feb 2017:
Pakistan's former interior minister & chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control, Senator A. Rehman Malik has appealed global leaders not to use the word 'Islamic terrorism' as Islam teaches peace like all other religions.
In his speech on "Current Affairs and Global Threat of Terrorism" at the United Nations Conference in University College London on Sunday, he said it is time to realise and admit our mistake if we as state, organization or individual had made in past due to which today the whole world is suffering of ongoing terrorism and extremism.
Malik appealed to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and U.S. President Donald Trump on behalf of entire Muslim Umah not to use the word 'Islamic terrorism' as it is hurtful and offensive and as the religion teaches peace like all other religions, reports the Nation
7 Feb 2017:
According to sources the Deputy Commissioner Kasmore @Kandhkot Hafeez Siyal is trying to bribe people to save their homes. The anti encroachment drive has become a pick and chose for the authorities and those not giving at least Rs. two lac to the front men of the DC are not spared, Sources added.
It was further revealed that the people with genuine documents of the Sindh Government are also being targeted to make more money. “Deputy Commissioner has also misguided the Rangers authorities, added Sources.
The affected residents have approached Sindh post and have shown their legal papers of the land, they also accused the Deputy Commissioner staff for bribes and when they refused their homes were demolished.
8 Feb 2017:
The district administration of Kashmore at Kandh Kot seems reluctant to obey supreme court orders to take action against alleged Government land grabbing by Former District Nazim Salim Jan Mazari and PPP MPA Abdul Rauf Khoso, Sindh Post has learnt.
Local Broadcast Journalist Pir Bux Bhangwar filed a petition in the supreme court of Pakistan  against the above mentioned influential men for occupying government Peroperty in the district and using it personally. The petition was filed last year after which Supreme Court ordered the then commissioner Larkana  to Take  notice via letter dated September 30th 2016.
After this letter the Government officials instead of taking quick actions went for official procedures to delay any action against the will of political lords  in the area.
12 Feb 2017: PPP leaders attending lecture of Prof. Ahmad Rafique Akhtar
20 Feb 2017:
KARACHI: Police have registered a case under the anti-terrorism act against 250 residents of Orangi Town, a day after protests against increasing robbery cases turned violent.
The police have included serious charges including attempt to murder and rioting.
Nine people have been arrested and raids were carried out at various houses.
Three people were injured when a protest by residents of Orangi Town over increasing number of robberies in their area turned violent. A man injured in the firing
succumbed to his injuries today.
28 Feb 2017:
Former president Asif Zardari on Tuesday said India is involved in sabotaging peace in Pakistan.
"Everyone knows that India is involved in anti-Pakistan activities in Afghanistan, but the government has no realization of this issue. We do not understand foreign policy of Mian Sahib. Government which cannot appoint foreign minister for four years how can it would be successful to present and get accepted Pakistan's point of view before world powers.
He expressed these views while talking to reporters after condoling over the murder of Levies Risaldar Bashir Bizenjo.
"Mian Sahib must know India has established its consulates in our neighbour [Afghanistan] for what purpose and what India was doing there."
2 March 2017:
 The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and anti-corruption authorities arrested former food minister Asfandyar Kakar and a deputy director of the food department after their bail applications were rejected by the Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Wednesday.
NAB officials claimed that the men had caused a loss of Rs2 billion to the national exche­quer by embezzling 256,000 bags of wheat from official warehouses in Pishin.
6 March 2017:
BADIN: Councillors belonging to the Badinbased group headed by former home minister Dr Zulfikar Mirza on Sunday threatened to launch a protest campaign against the Pakistan Peoples Pany (PPP) government for its moves to block flows of irrigation water into various channels of the district.

Speaking at a press conference in the local press club, Shahid Afridi, Ghulam Hussain Soomro, Essa Mallah and other members of the Badin Municipal Committee said the group was prepanng to move the Sindh High Coud against `illegal construction` of the Alipur regulator over Phulelli Canal near Matli town to control flows to water channels of Badin district.

They alleged that water being supplied through Akram Wah (irrigation channel) was being divened to the lands owned by cedain PPP leaders.
8 March 2017:
The order came on Aneela Khan’s petition claiming that the current ombudsman was indulging in favouritism and nepotism, involved in financial corruption and had set up a ghost non-governmental organisation that was being operated by his family members.
She also claimed that cases and complaints that were sent to him were solved by offering the parties to compromise with one other instead of punishing or imposing a fine on the guilty parties, saying that most of the complainants were forced to compromise against their will.
13 March 2017:
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) stalwart and the opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed on Monday called former Pakistan ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani a traitor, a day after the former envoy sparked  controversy with a Washington Post article in which he said he had facilitated presence of CIA operatives in Pakistan by acting under the authorization of PPP government.
14 March 2017: PPP MNA Ali Gohar Mahar's cousin has married with Provincial Minister Sindh Jam Mehtab Dahar's nephew without consent of Elders.
PTI Balochistan President Yar Muhammad Rind has come for their rescue & has sent couple to Balochistan.
Mahars & Dahars want to kill couple as Karo & Kari. Rind has refused to send couple back to Ghotki. Mahars have also met with Asif Zardari.
 More  It is pertinent to mention that that guy Taimoor Dahar is PTI Youth Wing GS. PTI District President was also abducted in this regard.
[6 May 2017] Just come to know that PTI Youth Wing GS Taimoor Dahar has been murdered for marrying with PPP MNA's cousin. He was Minister's nephew.
April 2017:
Abid Nohrio alias Almas, poet and resident of Thar Desert, has been in jail since April 2017 under the Anti-Terrorism Act — for demanding compensation for his land he lost to a coal power generation project.
Anwar Nohrio adds the contractor of the pipeline project belongs to the ruling PPP from Umerkot.
8 April 2017: KARACHI: Around 5,280 full-grown neem trees, planted along the Superhighway by the Sindh forest department, have been cut by contractors to widen space for the highway being constructed, said an official of the department on Friday.
9 April 2017: Land mafia demolishes 80-year-old school in Karachi
13 April 2017:
Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah, who had been addressing the house when the disruption happened, seemed to take particular affront, adding that: "Do not ask these women to stop talking, speaker; they will fall ill if they don't talk continuously."
The NA speaker was quick to tell Shah, a senior leader of the PPP, that: "You are hurting your privilege by speaking this way about women."
15 April 2017:
KARACHI: Over 17,000 Christian workers and pensioners of the civic agencies had not been paid advance salary, therefore they would not be able to celebrate their religious festival Easter (to be observed on Sunday) properly, said the workers’ union on Friday.
The court would be moved against the government inattention, it said.
16 April 2017:
A court in Thatta issued a non-bailable warrant for arrest of Pakistan Peoples Party’s MNA, Malik Asad Sikandar, for kidnapping and illegal confining a Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader.
The court served a consecutive notice on Saturday after Sikandar, who was elected from Jamshoro district, failed to appear before the court in successive hearings.
He is accused in the case along with SSP Pir Farid Jan Sarhandi and SSP Farrukh Bashir for allegedly kidnapping Malik Changez Khan in April, 2010.
17 April 2017:
More  PPP MNA Dr Azra Pechcho visited Sanghar for Bye Election & killed an infant in car accident. Shame! She is sister of Asif Zardari.
Jam Madad's convoy (most probably Azra Pechuho's car) hit the child. He died due to unavailability of doctors 
18 April 2017: How Karachi's public parks are being gifted to rapacious commercial interests 
19 April 2017:
سابق صدر آصف علی زرداری کا کہنا ہے کہ حسین حقانی کو غدار سمجھتا ہوں،جس نےدھرتی سےوفانہیں کی وہ اپنی ماں سےبغاوت کرتاہے،وہ کچھ بھی کرسکتا ہے،اگر ہماری حکومت آئی تو حسین حقانی کو کوئی نہ کوئی سزا دیں گے۔
23 April 2017: Student wing of ruling party PPP is allegedly involved in the illegal occupation of #Shiva temple in Chor Jamali District Sujawal #Sindh
26 April 2017:
The lawmakers of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party [PPP], setting aside the routine agenda and discussion on the quarterly budget, created uproar in the House by criticising its opponent on winning the bypolls in Sanghar.
Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza, instead of running the House as per rules, gave the floor to the government ministers and MPAs by switching off the microphones of opposition members.
During the chaos, opposition members belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) repeatedly requested the speaker to expunge derogatory remarks, run the session as per rules and stop the ruling party members from using non-parliamentary language.
However, the deputy speaker turned a blind eye to their requests. “Please don’t dictate me. I am running the session as per rules,” she said.
26 April 2017:
ریاست کو سڑکوں پرگھسیٹا گیا،دشمن کوانفارمیشن دےکرمدددی گئی،خورشیدشاہ
27 April 2017:
Shah vowed to foil ‘every plot’ to divide opposition parties in the wake of the Supreme Court’s verdict in Panamagate case and their campaign for ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. “All the opposition parties will collectively expedite their campaign against the government,” he said.
To a question, the opposition leader, who belongs to the PPP, called the PTI chief Imran Khan ‘a wise politician’. This comment surprised many as a day before, the PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari had lambasted the PTI chief and called him ‘fake Khan’.
29 April 2017:
نوازشریف سب سے پہلے مریم نوازکوگھربھیجیں،ان کوکچن میں بٹھائیں پھربات کریں،خورشید شاہ
29 April 2017:
Speaking to media personnel, Khursheed Shah lambasted the premier for his remarks about women in PTI's political rally.
"He should first of all send Maryam to the kitchen," he said. "Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should first make his daughter stay at home," he added.
29 April 2017: .@OfficialDGISPR 'Notification Rejected' 👍  'However, action against real culprits still seems doubtful' 😳
29 April 2017: Leader of the opposition in National Assembly (NA) Syed Khurshid Shah lauded Pakistan Army for rejecting the notification of ‘Dawn Leaks’.
29 April 2017:  Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah on Saturday demanded resignation from Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan over dispute between stakeholders of Dawn Leaks issue, ARY News reported.
29 April 2017: Khurshid Shah wants resignation of Nawaz Sharif after Dawn Leaks.
29 April 2017:
Later on Friday, PPP Senator Saeed Ghani said that the meeting between Indian business tycoon, Sajjan Jindal and Prime Minister Sharif raised several questions.
The lawmaker said that it was a fact that Nawaz Sharif made money and established friendship with the rich of the world whenever he came to power.
“India is killing and maiming Kashmiri youth on a daily basis and also fires shells on Pakistani soil but Nawaz Sharif is hell bent upon strengthening his friendship with Indian business tycoons such as Jindal,” he said. 
Ghani said that it had been proven that India considered Pakistan an enemy but took Nawaz Sharif as a friend.
“Friendship is between countries and not individuals,” he added.
May 2017:  Sindh is keenly talking about generating power from bagasse, and complaining that Nepra was not allowing them to do so. Bagasse is waste byproduct from sugar mills. Guess who owns most of Sindh’s sugar mills [PPP], and you’ll figure out in what direction this racket is going.
3 May 2017:Bol ko bolnay duo 
3 May 2017: 
PPP leader Sherry Rehman said on the Press Freedom Day, the government’s “message is to shut down a channel, in this case Bol.”
However, Nasir again recalled that the political leaders should have also spoken “when BOL accused people of blasphemy, apostasy, treason & adultery.”
Another PPP leader Nafisa Shah in her tweet said the ban was “absolutely deplorable.”
 PPP Senator Saeed Ghani also condemned the decision. “Strongly condemn the cancellation of licence of #BOLTV, on #WorldPressFreedomDay it is a shameful act PML-N Govt. #BOLkoBolnayDo”
6 May 2017:
Calling the present government a security risk, Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Friday said India was targeting armed forces and civilians at border but Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was holding meeting with an Indian businessman for his ‘vested interest’.
“It is high time the PM informed the nation whether he stands by Pakistan or anti-state elements,” Shah, who belongs to the PPP, said while talking to media in Karachi on Friday.
He said Nawaz Sharif is the prime minister of this country, so he should tell the nation about his meeting with Indian businessman, Sajjan Jindal, who, he said, also happened to be Nawaz’s best friend.
6 May 2017:
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has decided to take up the meeting of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with Indian business tycoon Sajjan Jindal in the upcoming session of the National Assembly and submitted an adjournment motion in the National Assembly Secretariat to discuss this issue.
The adjournment motion has been signed by legislators of the PPP Syed Naveed Qamar, Shazia Marri, Dr Nafisa Shah, Nawab Yousaf Talpur, Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, Belum Husnanin and Dr Azra Fazal Pechuhu.
Through their adjournment motion, the legislators of the PPP stated that the secret meeting of Nawaz Sharif and Sajjan Jindal on April 26 amid tiff diplomatic relations is a source of grave concern for the people of Pakistan. “It was also reported that certain protocols were relaxed to hold the meeting in Murree,” the PPP lawmakers stated in the adjournment motion.
7 May 2017:  Encroachment by MPA RAUF KHOSO KASHMORE
11 May 2017: The Prime Minister House is responsible for the controversy regarding the Dawn Leaks issue, said Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Thursday.
11 May 2017: #PPP workers manhandled @SAMAATV reporter @sanjaysadhwani2 in #Hyderabad #Pakistan #Shame  @RiazSangi @OwaisTohid @pressfreedom...... Brother of PPP MPA Khair unNisa beat Sanjay Sadhwani, SAMAA TV reporter
11 May 2017: Meanwhile, a brother of PPP MPA Khairunnissa Mughal, with the support of other workers, allegedly roughed up the Hyderabad bureau chief of a private TV channel, Sanjay Sadhwani, in front of party leaders at the sit-in in Mirpurkhas. According to Sadhwani, he was filming PPP workers using hand fans to cool off Khuhro and other leaders. “Aurangzeb Mughal, [Khairunnisa’s brother], came over to me and asked to stop the recording.” Sadhwani said he later introduced himself as a journalist who has come to Mirpurkhas to report on the PPP’s sit-in. Minutes later, Mughal came back along with other workers and manhandled Sadhwani.
13 May 2017: 21st century's Sindh Even grieved were nt allowed to sit on SameSeat during condolences- PPMinister Mahar went2his voter4Fateha
13 May 2017:
Enraged parents carrying the remains of their dead children staged a protest today at the Mithi Civil Hospital and later outside the Thar Press Club, alleging that hospital staff had refused to provide ambulances to help shift the dead infants back to their respective villages.
At least 10 infants died at the Civil Hospital Mithi during the past two days, raising this year's infant mortality death toll from six districts hospitals to an alarming 148.
16 May 2017:
KARACHI: While the Sindh law department has a sizeable team of notified government law officers under the office of the Sindh Advocate General, the provincial government hired the services of nine private lawyers to pay them a total fee of Rs231.2 million for representing the government in 34 different cases over the past four years.
According to the reply of provincial Law Minister Zia-ul-Hasan Lanjar given to a call attention notice in the Sindh Assembly, former PPP federal law minister and former Senate chairman Farooq H. Naek alone was paid Rs216.7m to represent the provincial government in as many as 25 cases from 2013 to 2106.
29 May 2017:
Despite elimination of dictatorial and anti-labour law from federal and three provinces, the sword of Removal from Service Ordinance (RSO) 2000 still hanging upon nearly one million Sindh government employees.
In spite of the completion of almost second tenure of Sindh Assembly, political parties having seats in assembly, especially the ruling PPP are not ready to abolish dictatorial law of Pervez Musharraf, the Removal of Service (Special Powers) Ordinance RSO 2000 from the province.
29 May 2017:
Journalists from #nosherferoz on protest #karachi press club , #sindh police booked them in #ATA a new trend in Pakistan against journalists
31 May 2017:
Despite abolishing the contract system on freshwater bodies, local influential people in the province have managed to occupy more than 600 sweet water lakes officially recognised by the Sindh government’s fisheries department.
The historic Kun Purao Lake, which spreads over 1,000 acres in Sujawal district, is a lake that has been occupied by influential people through the alleged support of Fisheries Minister Muhammad Ali Malkani. According to government documents, there are around 1,219 lakes across Sindh and Kun Purao Lake stands at number 1,150 on the list.
5 June 2017:
In the latest development, former minister of PPP Nazar Muhammad Gondal from Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab has announced his decision to leave the party.
Nazar is known for his alleged corruption while serving as the Federal Minister. He also got his brother Zafar Gondal appointed as Chairman EOBI and, during his tenure, EOBI faced huge losses. He allegedly bought properties without prior approval, at double or more the original market price. He also allegedly bought 18 properties from PTI Leader Aleem Khan at an exorbitant rate.
The FIA had initiated investigations against him for causing a Rs44 billion loss to the national exchequer through underhand land deals. Gondal allegedly violated the investment rules of EOBI to buy lands in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi at exorbitant prices. The official record, a copy made available to the EIC, suggested that the EOBI board vehemently opposed the controversial land deals with select sellers and property tycoons.
7 June 2017:
Senator Hari Ram Kishori Lal and MPA Haji Noor Ahmed Bhurgari of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) intervened quickly on Tuesday to help protesting relatives of a woman lodge an FIR of her kidnapping against the son of a local party leader.
8 June 2017:
Minister for States and Frontier Regions Gen (retd) Qadir Baloch disclosed that Pakistan could not get ‘concrete evidence’ of the Indian involvement in the retired officer’s missing so far.
“Should we understand that our Foreign Office is exonerating India from this matter?” Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani interrupted the retired general.
“I am not saying that. We are 100% sure RAW is involved in it but legally our case can be strong only when we have tangible evidence,” responded the minister.
7 June 2017: An ugly scene was created here at the SIUT when Special Assistant to CM (Youth Affairs) Abid Hussain Bhayo (PS-12 SHIKARPUR) attempted to enter SIUT jumping the queue with his armed guards.

When they were told to stand in the queue, like other hundreds of patients, Abid Hussain Bhayo got infuriated and along with his guards forced  way in resorting to damage the SIUT property.

SIUT administration reported the incident to Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah. He called the SSP Sukkur Amjad Shaikh and asked him to take action according to law.

But despite that Police, refusing to nominate Abid Hussain Bhayo in the FIR, got a case registered against few hooligans who escorted him.

Due to this ugly incidence Dr. Adeeb Rizvi of SIUT has decided to close down the facility here. This will endanger lives of over 400 patients who are currently under-treatment.
13 June 2017:
 #Matiari #Sindh 5000 Acers #Forests in Keti #Khyberani (#Island) lease out by #PPP govt for agricultural purposes. It was Wildlife Sanctuary
14 June 2017:
Chairman Ihsan Ali Khosa Petarian Human Rights Organization has strongly condemned Pakistan People’s Party MPA Ghulam Qadir Chandio’s comment regarding the transgender community in the Sindh Assembly.
Yesterday, in the Sindh Assembly, MPA Ghulam Qadir Chandio of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) criticized Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf by saying, “If the revolution was to be brought through dance culture then transgender persons would have their own country.” Later his words were expunged by the deputy speaker.
19 June 2017:
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Kheal Das Kohistani, who is also the minority wing general secretary of the party’s Sindh chapter, on Sunday criticised Sindh Culture Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah for supporting handing over the Hindu Gymkhana in Karachi to the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa).
19 June 2017:
The Al-Quds conference was organised here by the Palestine Foundation to highlight its extreme significance for the Muslim Ummah and the global imperialists conspiracy to strengthen the Zionist regime.
The speakers, including ex-NA Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi, Majlis- e- Wahdat Muslimeen Secretary General Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jaffary, PTI MNA Nafisa Khattak, Milli Yakjehti Council Deputy Secretary General Saqib Akbar,  Sunni Ittehad Council's Jawad kazmi, Palestine Foundation spokesman Sabir Karbalai, Ajmal Baloch and Kashif Iqbal expressed their views on the subject.
22 June 2017:  PPP Shaukat Basra calls Modi 'mozi' and demands death penalty for Kulbushan Yadev.
24 June 2017:
The UAE-based Messrs Petroline FZC, an offshore company owned by Pakistan’s former premier Benazir Bhutto, her nephew Hassan Ali Jaffrey and her close lieutenant Rehman Malik, was accused in October 2005 by former US Federal Reserve head, Paul Volcker, of having illegally traded $144 million of Iraqi oil, and making $2 million payments to Saddam Hussein's regime in the shadow of the United Nations-led $60 billion 1995 “ Oil for Food Programme,” which was finally terminated following growing complaints of corruption in 2003.
4 July 2017: Sindh Assembly repeals NAB law amid opposition protest
10 July 2017:
اسلام آباد (اُردو پوائنٹ تازہ ترین اخبار۔ 10 جولائی 2017ء): پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی کے رہنما اور سینیٹر اعتزاز احسن نے نجی ٹی وی چینل سے بات کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ جے آئی ٹی کا معاملہ اسکرپٹڈ معلوم ہوتا ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ جے آئی ٹی اور ن لیگ میں میچ فکس ہو چکا ہے۔ جے آئی ٹی والے اندر بیٹھ کر ان کے ساتھ چائے پیتے اور ٹی وی دیکھتے تھے۔ اور پھر ن لیگ والے باہر آ کر جے آئی ٹی کو بُرا بھلا کہتے تھ
11 July 2017: Shaukat Basra saluted JIT members for anti-corruption crusade & blamed Nawaz-Modi nexus for firing on LoC 
13 July 2017:
ورشید شاہ نے کہا کہ کابینہ میں وزیراعظم کےاستعفےپربات ہوناشرمناک ہے،ہمیشہ کہامیاں صاحب!آپ کی آستینوں میں سانپ ہیں،مجھ جیسےسیدکی بات مانتےتویہ حالت نہ ہوتی،وزیراعظم سانپوں کوآستینوں میں بٹھا کردودھ پلاتے رہے،انہی سانپوں نےوزیراعظم کوڈس ڈس کریہاں پہنچایا۔
20 July 2017:
آرٹیکل 62،63 کا اطلاق ہو بےشک کوئی سیاسی لیڈر نہ بچے ۔خورشید شاہ 🤔
23 July 2017:
Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) A.D. Khowaja has asked Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to "intervene and save" the police department from "complete maladministration" following the recent transfers and appointments of five additional inspectors generals (AIGs), it has been learnt.
25 July 2017:
A leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) manhandled and hurled threats and abuses at Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Nawab Zaid Talpur in a late night ‘attack’ on sub-jail where he was detained in a case of attack on Kunri police station, said a press release issued by PTI Umerkot chapter on Monday.
The PPP leader Shakeel Bajwa, who was also chairman of Kunri town committee, stormed the sub-jail under police protocol at the behest of Nawab Taimoor Talpur, PPP MPA and advisor to Sindh chief minister. 
31 July 2017: Aitzaz Ahsan & Khurshid Shah ask PM of Pakistan-held Kashmir to resign for his remarks on Nawaz's disqualification 
31 July 2017: The AJK PM has lost his standing to stay in office. He should resign after questioning AJK's allegiance to #Pakistan. No delay.
31 July 2017:
Senator Sehar Kamran [PPP] has submitted an adjournment motion in the upper house of parliament stating that the statement of the AJK PM was of vital significance for Pakistan’s national interest.
“The people of AJK have given countless sacrifices for accession to Pakistan. The statement of the AJK PM at this point of time holds great importance and it should be discussed in the house by adjourning the routine business of the Senate,” she said.
Pakistan Peoples Party vice president Senator Sherry Rehman called for resignation of the AJK prime minister. 
31 July 2017:
Mr. Ghani said that Imran Khan will have to produce not only the money trail but also his blood trail so that everything comes out in the open as black and white. He will have to declare the asset which is for a Ghairatmand person is the biggest asset of his life.
2 August 2017:
#PPP leader Nadeem Afzal Chan terms Ayesha Gulalai's allegations a conspiracy against politics hatched by the PML-N mindset.
9 August 2017: What is this? Noon posters today minus the map of Kashmir! The explanation better be good
9 August 2017: PPP's Ali Murad Abro point klashankoof at Hindu minority doctors in premises of Sessions Court Larkana. @HamidMirPAK
10 August 2017:  PPP-backed land mafia in Larkana threatens Dr Bhagwan Das to stop building his children hospital
10 August 2017: @mubasherlucman #savehindus PPP's Ali Murad Abro threatened to murder Dr. Bhagwan Das in front of DC office Larkana and pointed klashankoof
... #savehindus After terrorist attack on we Hindus SSP Larkana has finally ordered for FIR against Ali Murad Abro.
14 August 2017: HATE? A hindu MNA does nt worth of inviting to official aazadi day official progs at Umerkot. not invited 4 once in last 4 yrs1/2 @RiazSangi
15 August 2017: PPP Hyderabad GS Ali Muhammad Sahito & PSF leader Lala Rizwan Mughal have threatened XEN Works & Services Moula Bux Shaikh to kill him.
16 August 2017: 
Over 60 bureaucrats and MPAs, including provincial ministers, are said to be facing NAB inquiries in Sindh. Law minister Zia Lanjar, Sharmila Farooqi, Sharjeel Memon and Pir Mazharul Haq, among others, are being investigated by NAB.
20 August 2017:
Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal said on Sunday that there was no difference between Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L) chief Altaf Hussain and convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jhadav and they should both be hanged.
22 Aug 2017:
ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah has said that the court has the right to exercise Article 190 over non-compliance, asking the military to arrest former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members.
23 August 2017: Fake appointments: Sindh Auqaf Department allegedly embezzled Rs100 million
24 August 2017: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani voiced strong reaction against US President Donald Trump who gave anti-Pakistan remarks while framing new US policy on Afghanistan.  Rabbani threatened Trump that Vietnam like situation may ensue in the event of any misadventure.
26 August 2017: Me & my team were given LIFE THREATS today by #PPP security protocol officers at the Fateh Jang Jalsa. We were only trying to do our job
26 August 2017:  Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari on Friday alleged that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif wanted to improve relations with India only to turn his dream of a ‘greater Punjab’ into reality and strengthen his business contacts in the neighbouring country. 
28 Aug 2017: 
Jam Tabrez, son of Jam Tamachi, is accused of several criminal activities including murder, kidnapping, misbehaving with women and aerial firing in the city.
29 August 2017:
پیپلز پارٹی کے کارکنوں اور قبائلی عمائدین نے ایجنسی کے صدر مقام پارا چنار میں احتجاجی مظاہرہ کیا اور پاکستان کے خلاف امریکی صدر کی ہرزہ سرائی پر امریکہ کے خلاف نعرہ بازی کی مظاہرین نے امریکی صدر ڈونلڈ ٹرمپ کا پتلا بھی نذر آتش کیا۔ 
30 August 2017: Employees of union council  Dodapur in tehsil Garhi Khero of distric Jacobabad are deprived of salaries since last nine months, Sindh post has learnt. 
30 August 2017: Yesterday PPP, ANP, MQMP, ANP and JI jointly took part in a pro-Pakistan (army) and anti-Trump rally. Who was the rally's main organizer?
Sep 2017:
There is no visible evidence in the hospital of the Rs.5 million budget allocated to it by the Zakat and Ushr Department. According to doctors and healthcare workers who request not to be named, the current Medical Superintendent, Dr Muhammad Iqbal Bhurgri, was appointed to this post not on merit, but because he is a friend of Health Minister, Dr Sikandar Mandhro.
“We have also built 2,000 wells in Thar, more than half of which were for the Hindu community,” he continues. “We have installed solar panels in Bambrio Bheel village, located near Islamkot,” says Samejo. “Dhanro Bheel, a PPP councillor is a friend and comes to us if he needs help with anything, because he says that the government doesn’t do anything for his people.” According to Samejo, the FIF has also built a 30-bed hospital in Mithi, adjoining the school. Its medical facility in Karachi is called ‘The Modern Hospital.’ 
11 Sep 2017: Khan Noohani, a local gangster backed by PPP, killed 19-year-old girl Tania Khaskheli. Police refused to register case.
12 Sep 2017:
The teachers, who were protesting for salaries, were baton charged and water cannons while they were marching toward chief minister house to place their demands before Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah. 
14 Sep 2017: #Khipro local citizens protest on attack on #Hindu widows Hospital by local #PPP leader @amarguriro  @zalmayzia @LALMALHI  #PAKvWXI 
17 Sep 2017: NAB asks Sindh Building Control Authority to explain how Bahria Town is developing area of 12,156 acres when the NOC was for only 1300 acres