HT Image
HT Image

'Musharraf will be replaced soon'

PPP chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that Salman Taseer, who was recently made governor of Punjab province, could be appointed as the next president.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Lahore
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2008 05:38 PM IST

With rival-turned ally Nawaz Sharif stealing the limelight with his full-throttle demand for Pervez Musharraf's ouster, PPP Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said his party will soon "appoint" the next president, hinting that the former general's days in office could be numbered.

"The day is not far off when someone like Salman Taseer will be in the Presidency. The PPP will soon appoint the next President," Zardari said addressing a gathering of PPP workers at the Governor's House in Lahore on Monday night.

He was referring to Tasser, a Pakistan People's Party stalwart who was recently made Governor of Punjab province.

Zardari said the Presidency will soon resound with slogans like "Jeay Bhutto" (Long live Bhutto).

Though Zardari had last month described Musharraf as a "relic of the past standing between the people and democracy, the PPP has been lukewarm to PML (N) leader Sharif's demand to remove him from presidency.

The PPP has accepted the challenge of ridding the country of dictators, Zaradari, husband of slain former premier Benazir Bhutto, said. "We are determined to make Pakistan a real democratic country and will make a decision as to when to take the initiative in this regard."

In a veiled reference to last week's "long march" by the lawyers' movement, where Sharif made a vociferous demand for Musharraf's sacking and trial, Zardari said it was a "mere carnival".

The PPP knew better how to organise a successful long march and when it arranges such a protest, the whole world would see huge public participation in it, he said.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, DC on January 15, 2021. (REUTERS)
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, DC on January 15, 2021. (REUTERS)

Lawmakers face fire for role in riot

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:39 AM IST
Democrats have alleged that rioters were given advance tours of the US Capitol ahead of the attack by some Republicans. How else, they have argued, could the rioters know their way around, reaching office rooms deep inside the building.
Close
This handout photo taken and released on January 16, 2021 by the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) shows Mount Semeru spewing ash during an eruption in Lumajang, East Java. (AFP)
This handout photo taken and released on January 16, 2021 by the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) shows Mount Semeru spewing ash during an eruption in Lumajang, East Java. (AFP)

Semeru volcano on Indonesia’s Java island spews hot clouds

By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:55 PM IST
There were no immediate evacuations, but the National Disaster Mitigation Agency warned people who live in the villages on the slopes of the 3,676-meter (12,060-foot)-high mountain to be vigilant in looking for signs of danger
Close
Michael White, the Navy veteran, kept a handwritten document detailing the nearly two years he spent imprisoned in Iran. (AP Photo)(AP)
Michael White, the Navy veteran, kept a handwritten document detailing the nearly two years he spent imprisoned in Iran. (AP Photo)(AP)

'I was the mouse': How quest for love landed US Navy veteran in Iran jail

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:44 PM IST
  • A handwritten journal he wrote behind bars — a copy of which was provided exclusively to The Associated Press — offers new details about his ordeal in Iran.
Close
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, DC on January 15, 2021. (REUTERS)
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, DC on January 15, 2021. (REUTERS)

US lawmakers who helped the rioters should be prosecuted, says Nancy Pelosi

By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:06 PM IST
Democrats have alleged that rioters were given advance tours of the US Capitol ahead of the January 6 storming
Close
All federal prisons in the United States have been placed on lockdown, with officials aiming to quell any potential violence.(AP)
All federal prisons in the United States have been placed on lockdown, with officials aiming to quell any potential violence.(AP)

Federal prisons on lockdown in run-up to Biden inauguration

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:41 PM IST
To avoid backlash from inmates, the lockdown was not announced until after they were locked in their cells Friday evening.
Close
William shared his own experiences of working as a helicopter pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.(REUTERS)
William shared his own experiences of working as a helicopter pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.(REUTERS)

Prince William worried about strain on UK emergency workers

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:03 PM IST
William told emergency workers on a video call that they must not be afraid to ask for help despite their inclination to help others first.
Close
During his presidency, Trump pledged that his businesses wouldn’t sign new deals in foreign countries.(AP)
During his presidency, Trump pledged that his businesses wouldn’t sign new deals in foreign countries.(AP)

Trump will leave about $500 million poorer after 4 years in office

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:45 PM IST
The man who made “America First” his catchphrase could now hunt overseas for partnerships and licensing deals.
Close
The inauguration ceremony for the Ekuveni synthetic running track in Male was attended by President Ibrahim Solih. The groundbreaking for the project was done in November during the visit of foreign secretary Harsh Shringla. (Indian High Commission in the Maldives).
The inauguration ceremony for the Ekuveni synthetic running track in Male was attended by President Ibrahim Solih. The groundbreaking for the project was done in November during the visit of foreign secretary Harsh Shringla. (Indian High Commission in the Maldives).

India implements community projects worth $13 million in the Maldives

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:16 PM IST
  • Over the past six months, eight grant projects backed by India have been completed in the Maldives.
Close
The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs constitutes consultative committees of members of both the Houses of Parliament and arranges meetings. These panels are attached to various ministries.(Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)
The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs constitutes consultative committees of members of both the Houses of Parliament and arranges meetings. These panels are attached to various ministries.(Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)

Jaishankar attends meeting with parliamentary panel on external affairs

PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:58 PM IST
At the meeting of the Consultative Committee on External Affairs, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla gave a detailed presentation on the external affairs ministry.
Close
Like Trump, Bolsonaro opposes Huawei on the unproven grounds that it shares confidential data with China's Communist government.(Reuters file photo)
Like Trump, Bolsonaro opposes Huawei on the unproven grounds that it shares confidential data with China's Communist government.(Reuters file photo)

Brazil's Bolsonaro to allow China's Huawei in 5G auctions: Report

Reuters, Brasilia
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:56 PM IST
Financial costs and the exit of US ally Trump from the White House are forcing President Jair Bolsonaro to backtrack on his opposition to Huawei.
Close
According to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis, New Jersey and Mississippi are offering the vaccine to smokers under the age of 65.(AP)
According to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis, New Jersey and Mississippi are offering the vaccine to smokers under the age of 65.(AP)

Covid vaccination priority to smokers frustrate essential workers in US: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:51 PM IST
The CDC guidelines say that adults of any age with smoking habit are at increased risk for severe Covid–associated illness.
Close
Norway’s recommendation doesn’t mean that younger, healthier people should avoid being vaccinated.(Bloomberg | Representational image)
Norway’s recommendation doesn’t mean that younger, healthier people should avoid being vaccinated.(Bloomberg | Representational image)

Norway: Deaths among elderly after first Covid-19 vaccine dose rise to 29

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:50 PM IST
The latest figure adds six to the number of known fatalities in Norway, and also lowers the age group thought to be affected from 80.
Close
Iranian President Donald Trump.(AP)
Iranian President Donald Trump.(AP)

Major European powers rebuke Iran over uranium metal plans

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:38 PM IST
The UN nuclear watchdog and Tehran said on Wednesday that Iran had started the work, in the latest breach of its nuclear deal with six major powers as the country presses for a lifting of US sanctions.
Close
A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus rides a subway car in Moscow, Russia,(AP)
A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus rides a subway car in Moscow, Russia,(AP)

Russia to reopen air travel with India, Finland, Vietnam and Qatar: Govt

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:33 PM IST
A statement shared following a meeting of the government's coronavirus HQ said that the four countries were seeing fewer than 40 new cases per fortnight per 100,000 people.
Close
Joe Biden is elevating the post of science adviser to Cabinet level, a White House first.(AP)
Joe Biden is elevating the post of science adviser to Cabinet level, a White House first.(AP)

'Science will always be at the forefront of my administration': Joe Biden

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Biden, who planned to introduce his team Saturday, said the scientists “will ensure everything we do is grounded in science, facts and the truth.”
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP