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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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  • ISLAMABAD - A meeting of parliamentary parties’ leaders on Tuesday failed to reach common ground on the issue of giving extension to military courts, with some parliamentarians from opposition parties raising serious questions and objections at the way, the government is tackling the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  President Mamnoon Hussain Monday formally signed the summary of appointment of State Minister for Privatisation Muhammad Zubair Umar as Sindh governor. The slot fell vacant following the death of governor Saeeduz Zaman Siddiqui on January 11 after a two-month service. He replaced ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The parliamentary committee to review the accountability laws in the country has asked all the parliamentary parties to come up with their proposals and suggestions for constitution of National Accountability Commission. It was the unanimous view of the members of the committee that the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The parliamentary parties leaders huddle Tuesday failed again to come up with a unified stand on military courts extension issue and the meeting was deferred till January 31. The government is expected to reply to the queries of opposition parties on proscribed organisations, seminaries ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  In the face of opposition from the main opposition parties and some of its coalition partners, the ruling PML-N is contemplating calling an all parties conference to discuss the contentious matters such as grant of extension to the military courts. The PML-N-led government is ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Rejecting the government’s proposal to grant extension to the military courts in the country, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-Fazl) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that such a move would further undermine the civil courts. Addressing a press conference on conclusion of two-day meeting ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In the face of stiff opposition for granting extension to the military courts, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz(PML-N) was facing difficulties to even woo the support of its coalition partners mainly Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam and Baloch nationalist parties on the issue. Sources in the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The BBC report about the Park Lane apartments of Sharif family has given a new push to the allegations against the ruling family. Imran Khan, the opposition politician, portrayed the documentary as a vindication of his stance. But sources close to the government were of the view that ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The newly-constituted Parliamentary Committee on NAB Wednesday unanimously elected Law Minister Zahid Hamid as its chairman besides devising its terms of reference to examine the loopholes in the prevalent NAB laws. The 20-member body in its maiden meeting saw opposition members coming ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said that his government was focusing on providing children high-standard education and other facilities at their learning places top prepare them for holding the reins of the country in days to come. “With best educational ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The parliamentary parties huddle on Tuesday failed to evolve consensus on granting extension to the military courts but it was agreed to have another session on the issue on the 17th of this month. Besides opposition parties, JUI-F also came out against granting of extension to military ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Acknowledging the effectiveness of military courts, the civil and military leadership of the country put their weight behind the move to grant extension to the military courts for some more time. The government has already initiated consultation for constitutional amendment to continue ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government on Saturday night promulgated an ordinance to clamp a lifetime ban on public servants — who were found involved in corruption — but benefited from the plea bargain and voluntary return law of the National Accountability Bureau. Addressing a press conference ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms intends to submit the draft electoral reforms bill in the parliament to revamp the existing electoral system in the country by 20th of this month, and has sought the suggestions of the political parties on the proposed reforms prepared by the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - After keeping the matter in a limbo for well over one-and-a-half month Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) chief Shujaat Hussain has finally nominated Tariq Bashir Cheema as the central secretary general of the party. The intra-party elections of the PML-Q were held on October 19 last year, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-Fazl) chief Fazlur Rehman has developed serious differences with the government on the way, he claims it is “selectively” implementing the National Action Plan (NAP) and the rulers’ intention to extend the tenure of the military courts in ...

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  • Despite plunging into serious crises one after the other since coming into power in 2013 the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) was toddling toward the completion of its five-year mandated term, with things by and large swinging in their favour. Some political analysts still considered the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman yesterday called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and discussed with him the overall political situation in the country with specific reference to some of his party’s grievances over their role as junior coalition partner and the political situation ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Law Review Committee on Tuesday reviewed the pending legislation before both houses of the parliament and stressed the need of expediting work on the draft election bill 2017 and draft elections rules 2017 in the light of the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Although PML-Q President Ch Shujaat Hussain wants to see the opposition parties united against the government, he is not much optimistic about the formation of any grand alliance in the near future. Sources in the PML-Q informed The Nation that the party’s central leadership ...

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