Maqsood Termizi

  • TISLAMABAD - Differences among the PML-Q legislators have reportedly erupted on the portfolios in the new Cabinet as none of them except Ch.Pervaiz Elahi took oath on Friday.Sources told The Nation that the Federal Ministers and Ministers of State of PML-Q who were also expected to take oath did not ...

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  • TISLAMABAD—- Criticising the other opposition parties’ role during the budget debate, PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday specifically grilled Maulana Fazlur Rehman for his wheeling and dealing while sitting on the opposition benches.Nisar also urged media; civil society and ...

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  • T ISLAMABAD - Leading a good number of parliamentarians and workers, the opposition leader in the National Assembly Ch Nisar Ali Khan on Monday marched from the Parliament House to the Presidency and gave a sit-in to register protest against the federal government’s policies.The march started ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The PML-N on Wednesday boycotted the National Assembly session and preferred to sit in the side lobbies, while members from the treasury benches and other opposition parties took part in the budget debate.The session of the Lower House of Parliament started with the speech by ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - With a countywide crisis of electricity, unending gas shortages, increasing inflation and poor law and order situation in most parts of the state, the federal government is going to present today its fifth financial budget in the national assembly.President Asif Ali Zardari has summoned ...

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  • T ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani the federal cabinet meeting Wednesday formed two separate committees to look into the issues of law and order situation in Karachi and the Baloch missing persons.Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, while briefing the media on the proceedings of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The directives of the Sindh High Court to hold LB elections in the province may ignite a tussle between the ruling PPP and MQM, as the PPP is in favour of the magistracy system.The debate over the local bodies has been very much in between the two partners, as MQM is strictly adhering ...

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  • T ISLAMABAD - The Federal cabinet Wednesday welcomed the invitation extended by Nato to President Asif Zardari for attending Chicago summit.Chairing the cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said country’s relations with Nato and US were passing through sensitive phase where ...

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  • TISLAMABAD – Federal minister for Finance Revenue, Planning and Development Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh has informed the National Assembly that the overall economic situation of the country is improving during the current fiscal year 2011-12.In a written statement here on Thursday, the minister ...

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  • T ISLAMABAD – Federal minister for Finance Revenue, Planning and Development Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh has informed the National Assembly that the overall economic situation of the country is improving during the current fiscal year 2011-12.In a written statement here on Thursday, the minister ...

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  • T ISLAMABAD - Applauding the role of former Chairman Ch Nisar Ali Khan, the members of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly on Wednesday unanimously elected MNA Nadeem Afzal Chann as Chairman PAC.After being elected Chairman PAC, Nadeem Afzal Chann thanked the PPP leadership and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Minister of State for Communication, Dost Muhammad Mazari, on Wednesday informed the National Assembly that estimated rehabilitation cost of roads being used by Nato containers is $1500 million.Responding to a supplementary question here in the Lower House during question hour, the ...

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  • T ISLAMABAD - Secretary National Assembly Karamat Hussain Niazi is likely to get the 7th extension consecutively on Wednesday (today) as his contract has ended on April 24, 2012.Sources in the National Assembly informed TheNation that Secretary National Assembly Karamat Hussain Niazi has ...

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  • T ISLAMABAD - The PPP-led Federal government has finally decided to summon the meeting of PAC on April 25th to elect its Chairman as the slot was lying vacant after the resignation of Ch Nisar Ali Khan.The sources told the scribe that the meeting, which was going to be held after almost six months, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Reshuffling the cabinet, the PPP-led government on Wednesday allocated portfolios to the newly inducted federal ministers and ministers of state. The portfolios have been given to six federal ministers and 10 ministers of state and after the allocation of these ministerial berths, ...

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  • T ISLAMABAD - The PPP-led Federal Government has reportedly decided to fill the seat of Public Accounts Committee Chairman that is laying vacant after the resignation of Opposition leader in the National Assembly Ch. Nisar Ali Khan as its head.The sources in the ruling PPP told the scribe that ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The PML-Q has, once again, lost its strength in National Assembly as well as in the provincial assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where a number of its MPAs have joined PML-N.With the switching of Ameer Muqam from Q-league to PML-N, almost three of its MPAs have also joined N-league while ...

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  • TISLAMABD - Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the judiciary in Pakistan is independent and if the US has evidence against Hafiz Saeed, it should be provided to Pakistan. Responding to a point of order raised by Leader of the Opposition Ch Nisar Ali Khan in the National Assembly, Gilani ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - PML-Q Secretary General Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed on Tuesday said that US has announced head money on Hafiz Saeed to please India and there was no legal justification for it.Terming it an attempt to malign the image of Pakistan, the senator said that Indian lobby in US was active ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - PML-Q parliamentarians on Tuesday came down hard on the Minister for Housing and Works Faisal Saleh Hayat during the parliamentary party meeting and accused him of making corruption and defaming of the party.Sources in the Q-league informed this scribe that MNA Riaz Fatyana raised this ...

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  • TISLAMABD - The PML-N and PML-Q (Likeminded) have reportedly finalised seat adjustments on some national and provincial constituencies while decision on remaining seats is expected by the last week of the current month.Sources close to the development told this scribe, that the seat adjustment on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The reshuffle in the Federal Cabinet is expected in next couple of weeks as the PML-Q is reportedly going to change two of its ministers in the incumbent setup.Sources close to the development told TheNation that the Q-League would soon ask the ruling PPP to change its one federal ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The legislators in the National Assembly on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution on the missing persons issue and authorised the speaker to constitute a committee to monitor the progress made in these cases.Speaking on the occasion, Leader of the Opposition in the National ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Housing and Works Makhdoom Faisal Saleh Hayat has urged the Supreme Court of Pakistan and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to help out his ministry in curbing corruption and recovering its illegal occupied lands.Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, ...

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  • T ISLAMABAD – PML-Q, the second largest party in the Upper House of the Parliament, has lost majority of its seats in the Senate as more than dozen of senators, including Deputy Chairman Jan Muhammad Jamali, have retired. Before the Senate polls, the PML-Q enjoyed a strength of around 21 ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - After the Senate election going to be held on March 2, the PML-Q leadership is likely to sit with ruling PPP Co Chairman Asif Ali Zardari to discuss the seat adjustment formula for the next general elections, sources disclosed to The Nation here on Tuesday.They said that the party Chief ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Minister for Communication Dr Arbab Alamgir Khan on Friday informed the National Assembly that due to heavy-loaded NATO containers various roads of the country have deteriorated and condition of the roads require reconstruction and rehabilitation at an estimated cost of Rs 122.95 ...

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  • T ISLAMABAD - Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Palwasha Behram Thursday informed the National Assembly that 4,832 Pakistanis were deported from various countries during the last two years. Responding to a supplementary question during the question hour, she said these people were deported ...

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  • T ISLAMABAD - Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs informed the National Assembly on Wednesday that the corruption cases against 11 parliamentarians, including Hamza Shahbaz, Javed Hashmi and Aftab Sherpao, were pending in courts while inquiries against three parliamentarians had been ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Chairing a meeting on Wednesday, Prime Minster Yousuf Raza Gilani took the cabinet and coalition partners into confidence on by-polls and the 20th Amendment Bill that will be tabled in the National Assembly during the current session.Sources close to the development told this scribe ...

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