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NA session to continue till Feb 26 ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly 29th session will continue till February 26. The House Business Advisory Committee of the National Assembly met Friday at Parliament House with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the Chair to discuss the business for the 29th Session of the National Assembly. The meeting discussed the agenda and ways to run the proceedings of the 29th session of the National Assembly. The Representatives from all the parliamentary parties gave their proposals regarding business in the House. It was decided that the current requisitioned NA Session would continue for the period of already scheduled session till February 26, 2016. The meeting was attended by Mr. Zahid Hamid, Minister for Climate Change and Human Rights, Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister for Defence Production and Science & Technology, Ch. Muhammad Barjees Tahir, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed, Minister of ...

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Prime Minister back after two-day Qatar visit ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday returned here after completing his two-day official visit to Qatar.Besides other engagements, the Prime Minister's visit featured the signing of a landmark agreement between the two governments wherein Pakistan would import Liquified Natural Gas from Qatar to cope with its energy needs.The Prime Minister landed at Nur Khan Airbase along with his delegation including Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Special Assistant to ...

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Ex-president Pervez Musharraf discharged from hospital KARACHI: Former President and chief of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), Gen. (Retd) Pervez Musharraf, who was hospitalized earlier in the day, was discharged after medical tests.The Central Information Secretary of the APML, Ms. Asia Ishaque, said on Thursday.She said after initial medical reports, Pervez Musharraf was allowed to go home. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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SC directs govt to amend laws for provision of shelter to poor ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the government to make legislation for provision of shelter to homeless people within two months.The two-member bench comprising Justice Dost Muhammad Khan and Justice Qazi Faez Isa heard the case.The court also rejected the report submitted by Capital Development Authority regarding slum areas of the federal capital and directed the authority to submit a comprehensive report in two months.The court also directed the government to form a commission ...

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Senate pays rich tribute to Fatima Surayya, Malik Muhammad Ali ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Thursday passed two separate resolutions to expressed grief and sorrow on the sad demises of former Deputy Chairman Senate Malik Muhammad Ali Khan and renowned writer Fatima Surayya Bajia. Senator Hadayat Ullah moved the resolution in the house to express sympathy and condolence with the grieved family of Malik Muhammad Ali Khan. Speaking on the occasion, he said being Deputy Chairman Senate Malik Muhammad Ali Khan had played constructive role in ...

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Air Chief calls on Qatar Armed Forces' Chief ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman Thursday visited Qatari Armed Forces Headquarters.During the visit, the Air Chief called on Chief of General Staff, Qatar Armed Forces, Major General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen Al Ghanem and Commander Qatri Emiri Air Force Major General (Pilot) Ahmed Ibrahim Al Malki, a PAF press release said issued hereThey discussed matters of professional and mutual interest.The Air Chief highlighted the contributions ...

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All measures to be taken for development of districts: Sheikh Aftab ISLAMABAD: Sheikh Aftab Ahmed, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and In charge Minister for Prime Minister's Public Affairs and Grievances Wing has said that all measures would be taken for the development of districts for the betterment of masses specially for remote areas, adding various development projects has already been initiated to this effect by the incumbent government.He stated this while chairing the separate meetings regarding District Development and Crimes Control at minister's office ...