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  • ISLAMABAD - A parliamentary delegation from Pakistan to be led by Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq will be embarking on a three-day official visit to Kabul on April 29 to help remove the growing mistrust between Pakistan and Afghanistan. A couple of weeks back Afghan President Ashraf ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday made it loud and clear that the unscheduled loadshedding would not be acceptable, and directed the concerned officials to utilise all resources at hand to provide relief to the people. Chairing the third meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The ganging up of opposition parties to force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down for fair probe into the Panama leaks issue by the Joint Investigation Team would definitely leave adverse impact on already dismal performance of the parliament. Political observers and constitutional ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan’s civil and military leadership has strongly condemned the Friday’s terrorist attack on a military base in Balkh province of Afghanistan. Over 140 Afghan soldiers were reportedly killed and as many wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base in northern ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The ruling party leadership under the chair of Prime Minister has agreed to completely comply with the apex court directions on Panama Papers revelation case despite certain reservations and at the same time decided to snub the opposition’s demand for prime minister’s ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani, on the assurance of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar that in future the government would ensure presence of the cabinet members in the upper house to respond to the questions of senators, withdrew his decision of quitting the office. After meeting the Senate ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that the issue of the revival of the defunct Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal(MMA) or formation of a new alliance of religious parties would be taken in the central Shura of the party. JUI-F chief cautiously responded to a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) and the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) seem to have zeroed in on reviving the religious parties’ alliance after JI chief Sirajul Haq gave the green light to JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, ‘authorising’ the latter to lead the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The ruling alliance as well as opposition parties, especially those who have categorically stated that the prevalent electoral system is full of flaws, are showing complete indifference towards the electoral reforms process that was initiated by the parliament almost three years ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  After failing to get its concerns duly addressed by the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz the junior coalition partner in the federal government Jamiat-i-Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-Fazl) is looking for other political options and allies for future alliance in the next general ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Key players in the ruling PML-N are busy trying to ensure the presence of party senators as well as persuading all other parties’ leadership to ensure their parliamentarians’ presence in the Senate on March 28 to get the 28th Constitutional Amendment passed. The vote on this ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The political temperature is soaring, ahead of the Panama leaks verdict, with main opposition Pakistan People’s Party coming out with scathing criticism on ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and the way of governance of Sharifs, both in Punjab and centre. Sources in the PPP ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday failed to win over the support of JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and PkMAP Chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai as senators of both the parties opposed the constitutional 28th Amendment in the Upper House of the Parliament to grant two years ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif disclosed that in 2007 when he was in exile in Saudi Arabia, the then military dictator Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf had made several attempts to strike an underhand deal with him but he declined to enter into any sort of understanding with him. The Prime ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has informed that now the amendment to the Constitution and Army Act to pave the way for extension of military courts in the country for another stint of two years would be put to vote tomorrow instead of today. The Lower House of the Parliament would discuss ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - On the directives of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf, the local leadership has intensified a country-wide membership drive to restructure the party with a focus on areas with a strong following. Sources in the party said that party Gen (retd) ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has convened a meeting of PML-N parliamentarian on Monday to review the performance of the party over the past three years and to review development and public welfare projects in the pipeline. Sources in the party said that the leadership has already ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Setting aside the reconciliatory course towards Pakistan People’s Party, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has decided to come out with a tit for tat response to the allegations hurled at it. The ruling PML-N informed The Nation that the government had been adopting ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Reviewing the progress of operation Raddul Fasaad, the civil and military leadership Monday decided to step up effort to get rid of militancy and terrorism. The high-level huddle on security also reviewed the overall law and order situation in the country and implementation of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The parliamentary parties’ leaders would once again gather today (Monday) to examine the nine proposals of Pakistan People’s Party for granting extension to military courts. Sources in the government informed The Nation that government was hectically engaged in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in consultation with his political aides expressed willingness to incorporate some of the proposals of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for getting extension to the military courts, provided the same would not be objected to by the other ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has stepped up efforts to win over the support of maximum parliamentary parties on the issue of extension for the military courts.  This is in view of the fact that the leadership of these parliamentary parties would meet to examine ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, which was all set to get legislation for granting extension to military courts, has to suffer a setback when PPP, the main opposition party in the Parliament, came up with certain proposals for the extension mechanism of these courts established ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  After failing to get their concerns addressed on military courts from the ruling PML-N, Maulana Fazlur Rehman is now rubbing shoulders with Asif Ali Zardari to settle score with the government for ignoring JUI-F on important national issues. Sources aware of the developments ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A multi-party conference arranged by the Pakistan People’s Party on Saturday failed to develop a consensus on the extension to military courts and the matter was left to legal experts to come up with a way forward on the issue. In a brief chat with the media after the meeting, PPP ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The political and military leadership of the country Friday reiterated their resolve to continue the offensive against terrorism and extremism in all its forms and manifestations with the fullest might of the state. In the high-level huddle, with top civil and military leadership in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The federal cabinet would take up the sole agenda of the Fata reforms and its merger with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) today (Thursday). The issue courted controversy since the presentation of the Fata Reforms Committee report a couple of months ago. Due to the stark differences among ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - After reservation of a verdict in the Panama leaks case by the Supreme Court bench, the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has started making efforts to restore its public image enormously tainted during the course of hearing of the case. Interaction with some party leaders and party ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will likely attend the All Parties Conference (APC) called by the Pakistan People’s Party on March 4 and in this connection some high-level contacts between the two parties were made. Sources in the government confirmed that JUI-F ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-Fazl) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman made it loud and clear, that his party would not support extension for military courts, if the government would not delink religion and sects from terrorism mentioned in the 21st Constitutional Amendment. Talking to the media ...

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