Naveed Butt

  • TISLAMABAD - Mian Raza Rabbani, Chairman of Special Parliamentary Committee for Constitutional Reforms has said that the nation would soon hear good news about repealing 17th Amendment and Article 58 (2)-b from the Constitution. Raza Rabbani said this while talking to the media persons on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Opposition Leader in National Assembly Ch Nisar Ali Kahan Thursday said that forgiving the violator of the Constitution would be tantamount to committing treason against the country. He expressed these views on the floor of the National Assembly while replying to speech of Prime ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Tacitly denying the trial of General (r) Pervez Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday said that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had time and again said that democracy was the best revenge, adding quickly that he (Gilani) ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Jamat-e-Islami (JI) will hold a protest rally 'Go America Go on August 18 in Islamabad against the US intervention in the internal policies of Pakistan and the pro-American policies of the government. JI will organise a rally which will start from Aabpara and will culminate at ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government has banned as many as 25 organizations while placing one on watch list under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, Federal Minster for Interior Rehman Malik told the National Assembly on Wednesday. In written reply to a question, the Minister said that three organizations/entities ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Water and Power, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Monday told the National Assembly that as many as 32 small and medium sized dams would be constructed in two phases during the next five years in the country. In a written reply to a question, the Minster said that according to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Opposition on Thursday strongly protested in the Upper House of the Parliament against the prorogation of the Senate session well before its schedule and accused the government of striking an under the table deal with France to get old submarine technology. The Opposition senators also ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - While the opposition members staged walkout from the Upper House against Senator Raza Rabbanis remarks on Tuesday, Federal Minister for Postal Services Israr Ullah Zahri grilled the government for its failure in controlling the growing incidents of target killing and undue harassment of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Awami National Party (ANP) has proposed to the Special Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms to quash from the Constitution the condition for the President and Prime Minister to be a Muslim. There should be no discrimination on the basis of religion for contesting elections ...

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  • TISLAMABAD- Who removed the portrait of the Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah from the auditorium of the PM House before Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani arrived there to address the media here Saturday, will remain a mystery till authorities concerned finally resolve it. Before the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) would hold protests from July 20 to 27 in Islamabad against price hike, raise in POL prices and load shedding. We will continue protests for a week from July 20 to 27 and raise the voice against the pro-US policy of the government in front of National Press Club. ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the military had cleared Malakand Division and the returning process of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their homes would start from July 13. The government has achieved the targets of military operation and the return of IDPs will ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Special Committee of the Parliament on Constitutional Reforms would present various constitutional packages related to issues concerned including the 17th Amendment, 58 (2b), provincial autonomy and others, phase by phase, a reliable source told TheNation on Monday. According to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Population Welfare Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has urged the support of Ulema and religious scholars to create public awareness about birth spacing and population development and guidelines according to Islamic vision. We need to fine-tune our population policy and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the issue of water distribution to the provinces would be resolved by following the 1991 water treaty carried out by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Speaking in the National Assembly, after the members raised the issue of water ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Friday asked the Speaker National Assembly to give ruling for calling Dr Abdul Qadir Khan in the House to explain the reasons behind his confession of being involved in nuclear proliferation. PML-N MNA Sheikh Rohail Asghar asked the Speaker on the floor ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A 27-member Special Committee of the Parliament on Constitutional Reforms to repeal the 17th amendment and 58 (2b) will meet on Monday (June 29) at 11:00 am in the Parliament House to elect its chairman. Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza said this while taking to newsmen here ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday took strict notice of the absence of relevant federal secretaries from the National Assembly when cut motions for their respective ministries were being tabled in the House for debate. He termed their absence contempt of the Parliament. ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza has announced a 27-member Special Committee of the Parliament on Constitutional Reforms for preparing constitutional package to repeal 17th Amendment and 58(2)b and give roadmap to implement the Charter of Democracy (CoD). Addressing a press ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The National Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a resolution to congratulate and pay tributes to national cricket team on its glorious victory in the final of International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty 20 Trophy. Federal Minster for Privatisation Naveed Qamar presented the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Opposition and the treasury Members of the National Assembly Tuesday supported the government on military operation against militants in Malakand Division and asked to provide basic facilities for the rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of war torn areas of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A meeting on Saturday under the chair of Acting Speaker National Assembly, Faisal Karim Kundi, reviewed the security arrangements and decided that new security passes will be issued for every session. The meeting also decided that employees of the Parliament House and other departments ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has asked the National Assembly to form national policy based on the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security. He said this while expressing his views on the floor of the House on Friday. He said Pakistan would ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Haider Abbas Rizvi of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) on Thursday said that TNSM chief had negated the dignity of the Parliament and the Constitution by terming them as un-Islamic. He said this while participating in the debate on Presidents address to the joint session of the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas Qamar-uz-Zaman Kaira has said that Pakistan wants to resume Pak-India composite dialogue to reduce tension between both the countries. Addressing a news conference here on Tuesday, the minister said that Pakistan would continue its moral, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Members of National Assembly have demanded of the government to revisit peace agreement with Taliban in Swat and at the same time review its role in the American led so-called war on terror. While debating on Presidents address to joint sitting of the Parliament, they said that ...

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  • TISLAMABAD The Members of National Assembly have demanded of the government to take action against the former President General (R) Pervez Musharraf for violating the Constitution and recommended to plan a comprehensive policy to control target killing across the country. Jamashed Dasti of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - State Minster for Health Mohammad Afzal Sindho Tuesday told the National Assembly that the ministry would soon introduce a new legislation for the social protection of HIV/Aids Patient. While discussing a matter of sufficient public importance regarding rapidly increasing disease of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) protested in the National Assembly on Monday against the statement of Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM) chief Maulana Sufi Muhammad that superior courts (Supreme and high courts) of the country were un-Islamic and demanded Speakers ruling on ...

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  • TISLAMABADA draft bill to repeal the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Ordinance, 1999 and to enact new law of Accountability [The Holders of Public Offices (Accountability) Bill, 2009] has been moved in the National Assembly on Wednesday. Speaker NA Dr Fehmida Mirza has referred the act to ...

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