Last update: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10pm

General News: Pakistan


Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication on Tuesday unanimously passed "Prevention of Electronic Crime Bill, 2016" with amendments to water down the law by providing more safeguards and trimming the unbridled powers of investigation agencies and authority given in the original bill.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday nominated Senior Minister for Finance and Energy Syed Murad Ali Shah as the party candidate for the chief ministership of Sindh, it has been learnt. Addressing PPP Sindh Parliamentary Party meeting on Tuesday, Biawal Bhutto said that they had decided to change the chief minister of the province and bring in Syed Murad Ali Shah as the new chief minister of Sindh.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that Pakistan Peoples' Party leadership has decided to induct a new chief minister in his place. "I bow down before the decision of the party. It must have taken right decision." This he said while talking to media just after inaugurating Lincoln Corner at Liaquat Memorial Library established by US Consulate on Tuesday.
Sindh Minister for Population Welfare Syed Ali Mardan Shah has said that there were no differences among the Pakistan People's Party on the issue of chief ministership and the entire party cadre was following the policy of leadership in the regard. Addressing a seminar in connection with "World Population Day" and talking to media persons on the occasion, here on Tuesday he said political change in Sindh was not a big deal and Syed Qaim Ali Shah served the province thrice as chief minister and during his recent tenures he carried out record development works in Sindh so his tenure would be remembered for a long time.
Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) Punjab is looking positively towards the changes in PPP Sindh, saying that Bilawal Bhutto would take up the reorganization of Punjab chapter in second phase. The party sources expressed their sympathy with Syed Qaim Ali Shah, saying that he was living in a 10-marla house and still the party had chosen him for the slot of chief minister Sindh for third time.
Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Engineer Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that peace has been restored as a result of successful operation of Zarb-e-Azb adding that due to great sacrifices rendered by our patriotic tribesmen and security forces we are now heading towards new phase of peace and stability. He said the repatriation process of TDPs has already been started and all IDPs would be sent back to their native homes till the end of this year.
The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with British Council Pakistan, at a high-profile event, organised by KP Assembly. Speaker, KP Assembly, Asad Qaiser and British Council Acting Country Director, Jim Booth were the signatories. The event was attended by senior government officials, British Council staff and media.