Mubashir Hassan

  • TLahore  -   The party lines are quite clear. Despite major political differences, all mainstream political parties support the creation of Janoobi Punjab province out of the bigger Punjab. It has been six years since the Punjab Assembly (2008-2013) adopted two unanimous resolutions ...

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  • T  Punjab Governor Ch Mohammad Sarwar is only trying to shield the Chief Minister Osman Buzdar against the interference from the PML-Q leaders who want greater say in the government beyond their proportionate share in the power, background discussions and interviews with the PTI ministers and ...

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  • TLAHORE - It was discovered during Thursday’s Assembly proceedings that Punjab Minister for Prosecution Ch Zaheeruddin Ahmad has surely the knack of making the, otherwise, well-composed lawmakers laugh on the Assembly floor. Opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz burst out laughing as the Minister ...

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  • TLAHORE - Despite having a clear majority in the Punjab Assembly, the PTI-led alliance is not confident of winning the two Senate seats which fell vacant after the disqualification of two PML-N senators. The Supreme Court had disqualified Haroon Akhtar Khan and Sadia Abbasi for being dual nationals ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  Despite two months’ working on the rough draft of the new local government system, the Punjab government is still in a state of confusion over some key points. While there is some clarity on some of the features of the new system, the government’s legal minds keep ...

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  • TLAHORE - Prime Minister Imran, who dashed to the provincial metropolis Tuesday evening on a short visit, told the Punjab ministers and lawmakers that government will give preference to the top performers in the civil bureaucracy irrespective of their past association with the former ...

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  • TLAHORE - The proposed Multi-Party Conference (MPC) of Opposition parties has proved a non-starter even in the beginning as the heads of two major Opposition parties, the PPP and the PML-N, are less likely to attend the moot. Both these parties are considering sending their second-tier leadership to ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf government has taken the quantum leap to fulfill its election promise of creating a new province comprising southern districts of Punjab. In a significant development on Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar ordered constitution of a 13-member ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   It was like feeding time at the zoo. Punjab legislators were served with delicious food as they came out of the House after voting on the provincial budget loaded with heavy taxes. One could feel the aroma of freshly made dishes in and around the Punjab legislature even ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   Punjab Assembly has become the most happening place under the leadership of Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi who has assumed its Speakership again after over two decades. Despite the somber mood prevailing here due to suspension of Assembly membership of six PML-N Lawmakers, one ...

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  • TLAHORE - Egos are high and so are the tempers on both sides of the aisle. Magnanimity is badly missing in the representative house of over 110 million people. In all honesty, egomania seems to have taken over the statesmanship in utter disregard of the parliamentary norms and ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  Opposition members had a stonking good time at the Assembly stairs Monday evening. Taking a departure from the usual old-fashioned sit-in, the PML-N lawmakers found a novel way of demonstration to revive their dying spirit. They started scaring away the ministers and the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Treasury on Friday unveiled its plan to tame the ‘unruly’ Opposition mainly through police investigation of Tuesday’s hooliganism inside the Assembly. But at the same time, it also wants punitive action against the ‘trouble makers’ on the recommendation of a ...

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  • TLAHORE - It looked business as usual at the Punjab Assembly floor on Tuesday as the first budget session of the new Punjab Assembly started with exchange of barbs and the usual scuffles witnessed here as a matter of routine. What happened inside the Assembly yesterday was in fact a reproduction of ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  The ruling PTI emerged loser in the by-elections held yesterday on 11 Punjab Assembly seats as it lost three out of total eight seats vacated by its candidates after the July 25 vote. The PML-N, on the other hand, added three more seats to its tally in the provincial ...

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  • TLAHORE - Notwithstanding the mandatory 14 days Constitutional provision about calling the Assembly session on Opposition’s requisition, the Speaker Punjab Assembly has no intention to entertain the request till conclusion of the budget session, it has been learnt. The PML-N-led Opposition had ...

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  • TLAHORE - Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday forewarned the nation about the impending harsh decisions his government might be forced to take to overcome the financial crisis, created by alleged corruption of the previous governments. “Under the prevailing conditions, the government has only two ...

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  • TLAHORE - Believe it or not, Punjab Assembly Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi surely has the magical powers to see what others cannot sense through a naked eye. During Thursday’s Assembly session, the Speaker saw some of the opposition members dancing on the Assembly floor. But this was revealed only ...

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  • TLAHORE - In what could have been a dull and boring ballot otherwise, the Senate election in Punjab Assembly on Wednesday turned into an exciting event towards close of the polling though, thanks to a late entry made by a PTI lawmaker in the House. Sher Akbar Khan, a PTI lawmaker from Sheikhupura ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab has finalised the draft for new local bodies’ system which envisages party-based direct election of mayors and deputy mayors for the cities. The rural areas will have directly elected chairmen and deputy chairmen, and their election will also be held on party basis. However, ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf is gearing up to get simple majority in Punjab Assembly as the by-polls on 13 provincial seats are due to be held on October 14. Out of the 13 vacant seats, eight were vacated by its candidates while elections were postponed on two seats due to sudden ...

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  • TLAHORE - PTI chief Imran Khan has been harboring the idea of change over a long period of time since his party’s inception in 1996. During this time he clung to the hope that one day he would get power to make it happen for the public good. Now, the circumstances have placed him in a position ...

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  • TLAHORE - With the sad demise of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz in London, tragedy has hit the Sharif family for the second time on a foreign land. Previously, the Sharif family was in exile when the family elder, Mian Muhammad Sharif, died of cardiac arrest in Jeddah way back in 2004. Barring Hamza ...

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  • TThe presidential poll Tuesday exposed yet again the PML-N’s vulnerability to be skewed by political opponents at crucial times when it is supposed to show unity in its ranks.  It happened in Punjab Assembly on Tuesday for the third consecutive time starting from the Senate elections of ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   There is little likelihood of the opposition parties fielding a consensus candidate as the PPP on Sunday declared to quit the opposition’s ‘alliance’ ahead of the presidential polls to be held tomorrow (Tuesday). “There was never any alliance with ...

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  • T LAHORE  -   PTI’s Sardar Usman Buzdar was elected as Punjab’s 20th chief minister on Sunday amid rumpus created by the Opposition which termed his election an outcome of rigged mandate and called him an assassin. The new chief minister will take oath of his office on ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  It happened in the provincial house what could not happen in the lower house of the Parliament. And it was exactly what they had feared beforehand. But it came as a harsh reminder to the PML-N leaders about what they had earlier done after 2008 elections by creating a forward ...

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  • TLAHORE - It has now turned out to a reality that Imran’s victory in July elections was also a personal triumph for Ch Parvez Elahi after five years in the political wilderness. The seasoned politician from Gujrat had his lucky dip in the recent elections. He is now a Speaker-in-waiting ...

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  • TLAHORE - Amid uncertainty about its new leader of the house, the 17th Punjab Assembly is having its maiden session today marking a smooth transition of power from one elected government to another. Ambiguity still shrouds the name of new Punjab chief minister whose election is only two days away. ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  There is no clarity as yet as to who would be the next Punjab chief minister though the PTI has got close to the magic figure required to form its government in the biggest province.  At this stage, the prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan is perhaps more into the ...

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