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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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  • Islamabad - The Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has approved substantial increase in budget for the welfare of writers and poets in the country. Giving details about the development, Advisor to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage, Irfan Siddiqui Friday informed that ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Leaders of political parties in both houses of the Parliament will on Wednesday (today) deliberate on a government-crafted draft bill seeking an extension to military courts. It is likely that a consensus will be reached on the revival of military courts. For the first time, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Chief Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf has stepped up his efforts to bring splinter groups of Muttahida Qaumi Movement under his wings, while also trying to win over the support of the nationalist and other Sindh-centric parties to form a formidable ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Political parties across the spectrum have given tacit approval to giving extension to the military courts. The parties are currently in the process of discussing the duration of the extension. Sources in the ruling Pakistan Muslim League(PML-Nawaz) confirmed to The Nation that ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in consultation with the Speaker National Assembly approached the leaders of Parliamentary parties to have an early huddle of the committee considering granting extension to the military courts for another stint of two or three years. The committee under the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday held a detailed meeting with Awami National Party central leader Ghulam Ahmad Bilour in search of some common ground between his party and ANP. Sources in the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz informed The Nation that Prime Minister Nawaz ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Expressing serious concern and condemnation on the recent terror attacks across the country, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed the security and intelligence officials to spruce up their efforts in quelling the resurgence of the menace. The huddle of civil and military top ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The issue of getting one-time extension for the military courts is spinning into complexities as the ruling coalition partners, the JUI-F and the PkMAP, are still reluctant to support it and want some amendments in the sunset clause adopted by the parliament through which these courts ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday declined to defer the upcoming national population census and house count as demanded by National Party leadership, which is also in coalition with ruling PML-N both at the Centre and Balochistan government. National Party chief Mir Hasil Khan ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed party parliamentarians to start preparations for the next general elections, and engage the voters and supporters in their respective constituencies by holding party conventions and rallies to project the achievements of the government since assuming ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Federally Administrated Tribal Areas parliamentarians after getting their concerns on FATA reforms duly addressed by the government asked the Prime Minister to get the reforms package approved by the federal cabinet in upcoming cabinet meeting due on Feb.7. Addressing a press ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The leadership of religious parties, some of which are in coalition with the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government, termed the National Action Plan (NAP) “biased” and demanded of the government to review it in consultation with all the ...

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