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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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  • ISLAMABAD - The unexpected return of former president Asif Ali Zardari’s has created ripples in the already volatile political landscape of Pakistan on the one hand, while enhancing the significance of some of the smaller political parties on the other, which have come in a better bargaining ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms (PCER) yesterday approved a report submitted by its sub-committee carrying recommendations for improving the electoral system of the country. It announced that in light of this report the 27th Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 would be ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Following the decision of former president Asif Ali Zardari to land back in the country on 23rd of this month, All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) President General (r) Pervez Musharraf also hit the headlines by giving controversial statements about the root cause of his differences with ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party leadership is upping the ante to get its four demands met from Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and the rushing through of the Panama Papers Inquiries Bill 2016 from the Senate was a move in this direction. Insiders in the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Although the Supreme Court’s deferment of hearing in the Panama Leaks case till the first week of January next year has brought momentary relief to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the government seems to be on tenterhooks and is looking for a permanent solution to the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership under the chair of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could not fully accomplish the task of finalising the party candidates for the slots of mayors, deputy mayors and the consultations would continue in this regard. Sources in the party ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday stressed the need for selecting consensus candidates for the slots of mayors, deputy mayors and chairmen district councils across Punjab. He expressed these views after having a briefing from party leaders on the groupings within the party on ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is piling up its “list of demands” to go tougher against the seemingly beleaguered government, making it almost difficult, if not unworkable, for the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to keep the party from taking to the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Political elite from across the spectrum welcomed the elevation of Lt General Qamar Javed Bajwa as Chief of Army Staff and hoped that he would carry forward the mission of outgoing COAS General Raheel Sharif especially the war against terror. Known for his professional acumen and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD  - The proposed Constitutional (24th Amendment) Bill, 2016, tabled in the National Assembly on November 18, though has not elicited much criticism from mainstream opposition political parties, its timing has certainly raised eyebrows. The proposed bill is seeking a right to appeal ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The farewell reception in honour of the outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif will be held at Prime Minister’s House in the evening today (Thursday) where the announcement of the next army chief is also likely to be made. Sources in the government confirmed to The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders are confident of getting off the hook in the Panama Leaks case but the party was worried about the negative media perception for which the PML-N media managers were tasked by the Prime Minister to revisit the media strategy. Sources in the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has decided to engage the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) to evolve a pragmatic working relationship between the government and the main opposition party in the parliament. Sources in PML-N confirmed to The Nation that the government has ...

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