Javaid-ur-Rahman

  • TISLAMABAD   -  The government and opposition on Thursday finally reached a consensus to start legislation business in the National Assembly, as the former agreed to allow Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif to head the Public Account Committee. The opposition welcomed the government ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The ongoing NAB activities to arrest politicians dominated Wednesday’s National Assembly proceedings with the opposition demanding the same accountability criteria for all. The house, ignoring 18-point agenda, saw heated discussions between the lawmakers from treasury and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - PTI MNA Ramesh Kumhar in Tuesday’s National Assembly proceedings failed to introduce a bill seeking amendment in the constitution about the alleged misuse of alcoholic liquor in the country. MNA from treasury benches, on the first private member day of the 6th National Assembly ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Monday’s National Assembly session said Pakistan is committed to facilitating a negotiated solution to Afghan war but sustainable peace  is a shared responsibility of neighbouring countries including India. Pakistan ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The parliamentarians of erstwhile Fata have expressed reservations over delay in finalising modalities of the tribal area’s merger into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The lawmakers of former Fata have also planned to hold a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan to express their concerns ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has issued production order of the opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif to attend the proceeding of lower house of the parliament starting from Monday (December 10). Sharif will be brought to Islamabad tomorrow from Lahore to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - As the ruling coalition leader Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has proposed name of Ayaz Sadiq for chairmanship of Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly, the main opposition parties may push Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz to accept the proposal to help running parliamentary ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif will attend the NA session on production order as he is expected to start debate on 100 days performance of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government. The NA Speaker Asad Qaiser will issue ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser may soon hold a meeting with parliamentary leaders to break the deadlock between PML-N and PTI government over formation of parliamentary bodies for legislative business. The main purpose of meeting is to initiate legislative business in the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  The country’s major opposition parties have planned to jointly grill PTI’s government over its 100 days performance in and outside the parliament. PML-N, the main opposition party, is all set to issue a whitepaper on the performance of incumbent government ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Jahangir Khan Tareen’s shadow looms large over the PTI as he continues to call shots from behind the scene and remains a dominant political player like he used to be before his disqualification by the apex court. The prominent political player from Southern Punjab, who played a ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -   The opposition on Friday demanded a parliamentary investigation into the alleged torture of the captives by NAB authorities. In the Friday’s National Assembly session, the PML-N asked the lawmakers to jointly evolve a consensus to amend NAB laws. However, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Expressing serious concern over the alarmingly-high population growth rate in the country, the Council of Common Interests Monday constituted national and provincial task forces to form a policy to control the increasing population. “The process of establishment of the task forces ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - While the ruling coalition leader Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has decided to make an attempt to break deadlock over formation of the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee, the opposition might not change its stance to see someone else except Shehbaz Sharif to head the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  The matter regarding Prime Minister’s specific Question–Hour in the National Assembly hangs in the balance, as it can only be resolved after the formation of parliamentary committees. Whereas both the opposition and the government even after passing three months ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - While the opposition has requested to immediately call the National Assembly on its requisition, the government side might ignore it and summon a regular session after ten days. The requisition submitted by the PML-N might not be entertained and regular/scheduled session of the National ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party is trying to break deadlock between PML-N and PTI government to properly initiate legislative business in the Parliament pending for the last 3 months. The 15th National Assembly since start of proceedings has still not initiated proper legislative business ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Internal rift between MQM-P might further widen as both the stalwarts, Farooq Sattar of ‘PIB Colony group’ and Khalid Maqbol Siddiqui of ‘Bahadurabad group’, are set to lock horns at legal forums. The Khalid Maqbool group is planning to file defamation suit ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   Council of Common Interests is expected to resolve ‘water dispute’ during the next week among provinces, especially Sindh and Punjab in line with the 1991 accord. The meeting of the CCI is being planned to be summoned with consultation of chief ministers of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  The standoff between government and opposition over the formation of parliamentary committees, including Public Accounts Committee, persists, as both sides could not find a way out even after passing three months. The opposition parties in the National Assembly are united ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The major opposition parties on Friday took a hard stance over the appearance of NAB (Lahore) DG Saleem Shahzad in talk shows, terming it an attempt to influence the cases against members of the National Assembly. The opposition jointly moved a ‘question of privilege’ in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government and opposition after weeklong verbal brawls in the National Assembly proceedings on Thursday agreed to form ‘Charter of Economy’ and jointly run the House peacefully. The atmosphere in the House was near to turn unpleasant like previous tense days but sanity ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  Accusations, allegations, exchange of harsh words between the government and the opposition over water dispute dominated the Wednesday’s National Assembly proceedings. The lawmakers from PML-N and PTI while trading accusations on ‘water theft’ ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government and opposition lawmakers in a rare show of unity Tuesday opposed restoring the public holiday on November 9 - the birthday of Allama Muhammad Iqbal. The lawmakers from both sides of aisle in National Assembly proceedings opposed the resolution to declare November 09 - ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Debate on the agreement between the government and Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan on Monday resulted in verbal brawl among the treasury and opposition lawmakers. Exchange of heated arguments was about to turn into a fistfight when the chair adjourned the hearing for the day. Abusive ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The opposition is all set to jointly demand details of the agreement between the government and the TLP protesters’ leaders, which led to calling off the countrywide protest launched by the latter against the acquittal of a blasphemy accused. The major opposition parties will ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  The National Assembly on Friday could not conduct its business due to lack of required strength in the house. BNP (Mengal) lawmaker Agha Ahsan Baloch, with the onset of the proceedings, pointed out lack of required strength in the house. Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri ...

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  • TLAHORE/ISLAMBAD   -   Dialogue between government and protesters in Lahore failed yesterday, with TLP leadership announcing a countrywide wheel-jam strike today against the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case. To end prevailing unrest, a ministerial team held ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The opposition in the Wednesday’s National Assembly lent an olive branch to the government promising support on national issues but harshly criticised the ruling party’s policies. Both the main opposition leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Shehbaz Sharif advised the incumbent ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The treasury and opposition in the Tuesday’s National Assembly proceedings traded barbs on multiple issues leading to a boycott by the opposition parties. The current economic situation, Israeli aircraft controversy and Saudi economic package mainly dominated the five-hour long ...

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