Sajid Zia

  • LAHORE - The nation will observe the 19th Youm-e-Takbeer today to commemorate Pakistan’s status as seventh nuclear power in the world. Yaum-e-Takbeer is special for the PML-N government as it had detonated the same day in 1998 five atomic bombs and the sixth few days later in response to the ...

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  • LAHORE -  The 29th session of the Punjab Assembly could virtually proceed for around 35 minutes yesterday when quorum and lack of interest on the part of legislators obliged the chair to adjourn the house till 9am next day. The only significant aspect of the house business was absence of the ...

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  • LAHORE - The Opposition in the Punjab Assembly yesterday asked the government not to follow the line of American President Donald Trump to isolate Iran. Speaking on a point of order, Leader of Opposition Mian Mahmoodur Rashid expressed annoyance over the treatment meted out to Prime Minister Nawaz ...

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  • LAHORE -  The Punjab Assembly yesterday failed to vote two separately presented resolutions each one by the opposition and treasury, which looked at the International Court of Justice decision on Indian agent Kulbhushan Jadhav from different angles. On the first day of 29th session of the ...

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  • LAHORE - Politicians and analysts hold Pakistan’s half hearted fight on the legal side, weak diplomacy, and poor international lobbying on the government side “responsible for failure in winning a strong case against Indian spy Kalbushan Jadhav before the International court of Justice ...

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  • LAHORE - Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that attack from the Afghan forces contradicts the impression Pakistani delegation had received during its recent visit to Kabul. Talking to media persons here yesterday, Sardar Ayaz said during his recent visit to Afghanistan leading a ...

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  • LAHORE -  In the background of the existing political crisis arising from the Panama leaks and Dawn leaks, former president and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been badly caught up in the situation and has been left with the only option to pack up and ...

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  • LAHORE - The Central Punjab chapter of Pakistan Peoples’ Party is all set to hold a demonstration today against the PML-N government in protest against hours-long electricty loadshedding in the country. Qamar Zaman Kaira, PPP’s President in Punjab, will lead the protest at a camp in ...

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  • LAHORE -  With the approaching general elections next year, a number of political players have begun to change loyalties and enter into new arrangements. They are joining parties they believe would provide them a better political standing and help reach assemblies, disregarding the ideology ...

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  • LAHORE - The 29th session of Punjab Assembly on Friday was prorogued indefinitely after quorum failed to complete on the indication of the Opposition. The session had started 90 minutes beyond the fixed time with Speaker Rana Iqbal Khan in the chair. The proceedings of the days remained quite ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly speaker yesterday frustrated the opposition protest it has been observing consecutively for the fourth day to press for its demand of resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after what it said he has been held accused by the Supreme Court in the Panamagate ...

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  • LAHORE -  Refuting the allegations levelled by PTI Chairman Imran Khan about the offer of Rs 10 billion by him, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif yesterday urged the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take cognizance to determine whether Khan meets the standard of Sadiq and Ameen. The chief ...

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  • LAHORE -  The treasury in the Punjab Assembly yesterday carried a resolution to commend the development vision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, repose full confidence in his leadership and chide his critics on the Panama verdict. The treasury asked the opposition to wait till election 2018. ...

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  • LAHORE - During the 126 days of Panama leaks case proceedings, politicians loudly voiced to accept the full bench decision albeit the PML-N made its claims doubtful as its leaders stooped to hurl veiled and open threats not only to the rival politicians but also to the Supreme Court judges. The ...

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  • LAHORE - Following the Panama verdict of interim nature, political career of Maryam Nawaz Sharif is likely to enter a new phase which is open to groom her into a seasoned politician. Maryam has so far shown a strong penchant for politics. She has been practicing politics from the sideline, ...

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  • LAHORE - The city roads have been decorated with banners, flexes and posters showing staunch support to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, ahead of the announcement of high profile Panama case today. The show of fidelity to Nawaz has also been witnessed in other cities including Islamabad, Gujranwala, ...

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  • LAHORE - For the sake of attaining gains and keep grip on the political affairs firm, the trend to use the high profile constitutional offices is going on. This time round the blow to the constitutionally prescribed impartiality and check against the use of personal interest has been meted out by ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has offered assistance to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in the construction of Metro Bus Peshawar provided that the same will not be named ‘jungla bus’ as PTI Chairman Imran Khan had ascribed to the three metros constructed in ...

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  • LAHORE - The modern day world of competitiveness, economic interests, and good social behaviour demand cultivation of creative and responsive attitude in the children at the elementary level, for which an interactive and system touching their instinctive abilities needs to be brought ...

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  • LAHORE -  Ulema believe Federal Shariat Court is taking up the same issue of Riba and interest which the apex court and the Shariat Appellate Bench had already decided decades ago after a threadbare discussion. They say the current bench of Federal Shariat Court is still hearing the Riba case, ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday defended the coal based energy projects against the criticism unleashed by the opposition. “Should we not use our Thar coal resources to meet our energy requirements and put a cover on these natural resources instead,” he posed in ...

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  • LAHORE -  Announcing the wheat procurement policy for the year 2017-18, Punjab Cabinet has decided to purchase 4 million metric tonne of wheat this year at the rate of Rs1,300 per 40kg from the farmers of the province. The cabinet meeting, presided over by Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on ...

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  • LAHORE - Britain desires earliest resolution of Kashmir issue as per aspirations of the people of Kashmir, says British parliamentarian Rahman Chishti. The representative of the 7-member delegation of the UK legislators was talking to the media after an hour-long meeting with National Assembly ...

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  • LAHORE -  A small stone has been detected in left kidney of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is otherwise quite hearty and healthy, members of his party and family said. The premier had a problem in his abdomen yesterday morning and was rushed to a private hospital in Lahore where he underwent ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said the institution of local government will be given more power and resources and their quantum will be determined through mutual negotiations. “Unlike the Local government system of the Musharraf era, we have rest our Local Governments on ...

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  • LAHORE - PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari has accused the PML-N government of indulging in corruption and showing apathy to the masses. Pointing finger at them, former Pakistan President said that the rulers eye only at kickbacks and they least care about the people. He was addressing at a ...

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  • LAHORE - The two weeks long 27th session of the Punjab Assembly was marked by the Opposition boycott against the speaker, lack of quorum and delayed proceedings amid scant legislation and lackluster routine business both on the government and the private members’ days. The House did perform ...

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  • LAHORE - The 27th session of Punjab Assembly was prorogued indefinitely on Monday on a note of resentment from a minority member against the missing column for Sikh community in the national census forms. The last day of the session started 100 minutes late of the due time and practically lasted ...

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  • LAHORE - PPP Co-chairperson and former president Asif Ali Zardari arrived in the city yesterday. On his arrival from Karachi through a special plane, Asif Ali Zardari was received by PPP Central Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira, Information Secretary Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar and others. He was ...

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  • LAHORE -  No terms and conditions for Chinese loan have been worked out so far and the Punjab government has been spending on the civil work and land acquisition for the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train from its own resources, Transport Minister Sher Ali Khan told the Punjab Assembly during ...

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