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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to remove hiccups in the way of evolving consensus on draft electoral reforms bill so that it could be tabled before the National Assembly (NA) for legislation at the earliest. The ruling PML-N wanted to get the electoral ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will appear before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), probing his family’s assets on the direction of the apex court, on June 15. Sources in the government confirmed receiving summons from the JIT at the Prime Minister’s House on Saturday, when ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - By pushing apex court-formed Joint Investigation Team (JIT) into controversy, the ruling family is probably trying to kill more than just two birds with one stone. By pointing fingers at the credibility and independence of some of the members of the JIT, which is probing the Sharif ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - After failing to rope in any major political party into an alliance, the leadership of both the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) are now directing serious effort to land in next general elections hands in hands. Sources in the PML-Q informed ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The way the government has come up with incentives and relief for almost all the segments of society and announced massive allocations for energy and road infrastructure projects showed the current budget is prepared keeping in view the next general elections. Finance Minister ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Finance Minister Ishaq Dar floated the idea of “National Economic Vision” and asked all the political parties to converge on it with the aim of keeping with the pace of economic growth the incumbent government had achieved with strict fiscal measures. By the close of his ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Expressing serious concerns over the way the government has been trying to get the Fata reforms package through the Parliament, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman grilled government for not fulfilling the promises made with them in this regard. Talking to the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Downplaying persistent differences among members on some points, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has expressed optimism that the next general elections would be held under the revised electoral laws. The committee meeting was held ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms would likely to finalise and table the draft electoral reforms bill in the next few days to ease out the mounting pressure of the opposition parties on the government. Sources in the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) inform The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Dawn Leaks issue was amicably resolved between the civil and military leadership following a marathon, mainly covert, meetings between the two sides but the opposition parties in the Parliament are not letting the issue die down and all set to forcefully raise it on the floor of the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The civil and military leadership was still struggling to conclude the Dawn leaks issue on some mutually acceptable terms in the light of the inquiry committee’s recommendations. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday afternoon once again discussed the issue in the light of the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government is all set to table the FATA Rewaj Bill 2017 — a proposed regulation to streamline the legal system in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) by replacing the centuries-old FCR — in the upcoming session of the National Assembly. The government despite ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Following the “tweet fiasco”, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided not to tread a confrontational course and sort out the “misunderstanding” with armed forces on Dawn leaks inquiry report. During the last couple of days, select ruling ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) chief Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said that his party would not become part of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) campaign to dislodge Nawaz Sharif’s government and wanted to see the law and constitution take its course on Panama leaks probe. The QWP is part of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A big chasm in the civil-military relations surfaced on Saturday when a directive issued by the prime minister’s office in Dawn leaks matter was rejected by the military, which called the notification “incomplete”. The prime minister, through the office order, approved ...

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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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