|Allies back Raja Ashraf as PM candidate|
22 June 2012
ISLAMABAD: The coalition partners have, at a meeting chaired by President Asif Ali Zardari, authorized Pakistan People's Party (PPP) to nominate the next prime minister whose name will be announced officially at 11:00 AM Friday, Geo News reported Thursday.
However, according to sources, President Asif Ali Zardari took the coalition partners into confidence over his decision to nominate Raja Pervaiz Ashraf as PPP's candidate for the post of prime minister who will be elected by the Lower House on Friday.
During the meeting, the allies of PPP-led government unanimously approved the name of Raja Pervaiz Ashraf for the coveted post of prime minister, sources added.
According to presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar, the allied partners during the meeting pledged their support for the PPP candidate whose name will be formally announced by the party at 11:00 AM tomorrow.
The meeting was attended among others by Pakistan Muslim League-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, Muttahida Qaumi Movement's Dr Farooq Sattar, Babar Khan Ghauri, Awami National Party's Afrasyab Khattak, Israr Zehri, Munir Khan Orakzai, PPP's Khursheed Shah, Manzoor Wattoo and Naveed Qamar.
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|Power supply to Lahore drops below half of its demand|
21 May 2013
LAHORE: Power supply to Lahore has dropped below half of its requirement and many of the areas have plunged into darkness for several hours.
According to Water and Power Ministry, it has started receiving furnace oil after which the situation would get better today.
LESCO official said that it is getting only 1700MW power supply against the demand of 4200 MW.
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