Javaid-ur-Rahman

  • TISLAMABAD - Tribal elders, former Fata parliamentarians and other stakeholders will jointly chalk out a strategy to convince the Election Commission of Pakistan to conduct elections on provincial assembly seats allocated for tribal areas at the same time polls will be held Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Conciliatory committees of both factions of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan will soon make a last-ditch effort to resolve the issue over the award of tickets to candidates contesting the upcoming general election. The conciliatory committees will soon hold an important meeting to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - While the PTI has almost decided not to award party tickets to all of the members of separate southern Punjab movement, rest of the members of the movement are hinting to support other political parties or contest election independently. The ‘disgruntled’ members of the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Despite abysmal performance and lethargic participation in the National Assembly proceedings in the last five years, a number of politicians from the three major parties — the PML-N, the PPP and the PTI — are in the race for the July 25 general election, and many of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - As the controversy over party tickets between the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s both factions still persisting, both the groups may face each other in the upcoming general elections scheduled for July 25. Members affiliated with Dr Farooq Sattar-led PIB Group had yet to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - The previous Public Account Committee during its last five-year tenure could not retrieve even a single penny in several public money cases pending with the courts, which involved more than Rs5 trillion. Unlike other matters resolved by the parliamentary accountability body, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The controversy of old and new faces in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is fast becoming palpable in South Punjab, which may compel most of Junoobi Punjab Sooba Mahaz members to contest the upcoming general elections independently. The JPSM members who have entered into an alliance with PTI ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The 14th National Assembly during the last 5-year beat the record of all previous assemblies vis-à-vis the quorum issue as the lack of the required strength in the House was pointed out a record 159-time in the parliamentary history. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Parliamentarians on the last day of the 14th National Assembly session seemingly left behind party affiliations and personal grudges to make it a memorable day with laughter, photo-shoots, hugs and selfies. The outgoing 14th National Assembly ended with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, on the penultimate day of the 14th National Assembly session, made a failed attempt to move a resolution for formation of a separate province (Southern Sindh). The MQM-P, in the absence of lawmakers from other parties, initiated the move for a new ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Tuesday’s National Assembly session sought Pakistan’s clear-cut foreign policy on Iran saying that most countries including India had indicated to follow United Nations sanctions instead of US sanctions against Tehran. The Pakistani ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - Only three days before completion of its five-year term, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government Monday moved a bill in the National Assembly seeking to increase the president’s salary of up to Rs0.846 million per month. The move initiated was flatly rejected by ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The federal government in today’s meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) will approve final results of the 6th population census without a third-party audit of five percent blocks, as was promised earlier, it is learnt. The idea of an audit is being dropped as the term ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - In a rare precedent, National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Friday requested a member not to point out the quorum issue as he was interested in running the National Assembly proceedings and take point of orders. Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) member Naseema Hafeez ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  In a landmark development the National Assembly on Thursday passed a constitutional amendment, paving the way for the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The 14th National Assembly in its last days managed to get the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government in the Wednesday’s National Assembly proceedings managed to get three bills passed, including ‘Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2018’. The government side, with the thin presence of lawmakers in the house, quickly passed three bills ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Heads of parliamentary parties on Saturday discussed the ‘FATA reforms bill, 2018’, which is likely to be presented in the National Assembly on Monday (tomorrow). The huddle held at the Parliament House discussed the option of FATA’s merger with the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The National Assembly on Friday finally approved the Finance Bill for the next financial year with a total outlay of Rs5.246 trillion. Earlier, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government had failed to get the budget approved due to the lack of quorum in the House. The incumbent ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government on Thursday failed to get Budget 2018-19 passed by the National Assembly due to the lack of quorum. The ruling coalition, which has a two-thirds majority in the house, will now made another attempt to get passed the 6th finance bill of its ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Former prime minister and senior member of PML-N Mir Zafarullah Jamali in the last week of the 14th National Assembly announced to tender resignation for ‘not allocating sufficient funds and resources to Balochistan province’. Mir Zafarull Jamali in the middle of the budget ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The National Assembly in Wednesday’s proceedings witnessed heated debate on Fata reforms as JUI-F chief Fazlur Rahman lashed out at the government for allegedly betraying him on the issue of Fata’s merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The House in the five-hour proceeding ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The opposition yesterday rejected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s excuse that media had misreported Nawaz Sharif’s statement on Mumbai attacks and they staged a walkout from the National Assembly for Abbasi’s expressing support for the PML-N supreme leader on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government on Tuesday conceded in the National Assembly that the public debt increased considerably during its tenure as the loan was spent to arrest power crisis, build roads network and increase the economic productivity. The House approved 92 charge expenditures of different ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - While the government faced an embarrassment due to lack of quorum in the National Assembly on Friday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz bigwigs have asked treasury benches to ensure their presence in the next session (when the budget debate is expected to be wound up) to pass the finance ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The federal government on Friday faced embarrassment in the National Assembly budget proceedings, as Finance Minister Miftah Ismail could not windup budget debate due to lack of required quorum. The government side was interested to conclude the federal budget (2018-19) debate, as ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The lawmakers from treasury and opposition benches in the Thursday’s National Assembly session also discussed the word ‘aliens’ in addition to their political-cum-budget related speeches. In the over six-hour long debate, most of the MNAs in their speeches mostly ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Wednesday’s National Assembly proceedings asked the parliamentary parties to jointly form a special committee to summon the NAB chairman to probe allegations against former premier Nawaz Sharif on money laundering worth 4.9 billion dollars to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The National Assembly, on its last private members’ day on Tuesday, passed 11 important bills including “The Acid and Burn Crime Bill, 2017”, seeking capital punishment for acid attackers/perpetrators. The last private members’ day disposed of a heavy ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said Monday that the assassination attempt on Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal could be a conspiracy to defame religious seminaries. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in the National Assembly, prior to the budget debate, strongly condemned ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government is all set to call a (last) meeting of the Council of Common Interests by the mid of May to finalize the Fata reforms package. " After thorough deliberations with chief ministers, the Fata reforms package will be approved from the Council of ...

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