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SC temporarily reinstates membership of JUI-F MNA ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP): The Supreme Court on Friday temporarily reinstated membership of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl candidate Maulvi Agha Ahmed whose National Assembly membership was cancelled owing to a fake degree.A three-member bench, headed by Justice Saqib Nisar, issued the order pertaining to temporary reinstatement of the JUI-F candidate who had been disqualified from his NA-261 membership on September 9, by the Balochistan Election Tribunal over charges of holding a public office in a fake degree case.After issuing notices to the parties concerned, the hearing of the case was subsequently adjourned to October 9. Tribunal judge Mohammad Naeem Kakar had declared null and void the election results of his constituency and had ordered re-election. Maulvi Agha was elected from NA-261 (Pishin-Ziarat).Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

SC forms six benches for next week ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Nasir-Ul-Mulk has constituted six benches at the principal seat to hear a number of important cases during the next week, starting from Monday.The first bench comprising Chief Justice, Nasir-Ul-Mulk, Justice Amir Hani Muslim and Justice Gulzar Ahmed would hear a number of important cases including Supreme Court Bar Association petition for release of funds to complete the Supreme Court Bar Association complex and purchasing land for SCBA Cooperative Housing ...
GHQ delegation discusses Zarb-e Azb requirements with Dar ISLAMABAD: A three-member delegation of the GHQ met Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar here Friday and discussed budgetary requirements for operation Zarb-e Azb.The meeting was attended by Rana Assad Amin, Advisor Finance Division, Secretary Finance Dr Waqar Masood and Coordinator Budget Talib Hussain Baloch, said a press release issued by the Ministry of Finance.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
PM directs provinces to invest more on floods prevention ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday directed the provincial governments to invest more to prevent floods in future, to save huge money paid as compensations for losses of the flood-hit population."The prevention of floods must be given more attention in future. I ask the experts from Sindh and Punjab to devise coordinated strategy on prevention of floods. When flood hits, we pay compensation for losses of houses, crops and cattle that proves costlier," the ...
JI threatens to quit KP govt over uncalled changes in education syllabus NOWSHERA: Jamaat Islami, a coalition partner in KP Government Friday threatened to quit the provincial government led by PTI if their demands about inclusion of the chapters pertaining to ideology of Pakistan and Islam in education syllabus were not accepted."Our negotiations with the PTI were in progress against changes in the education syllabus and if it were not accepted in the next meeting due for September 24, then we will not compromise on our stance ...
Educational institutions in federal capital to open soon: Baligh ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman here on Friday said that all educational institutions in the federal capital would be opened soon.Talking to media outside the Parliament House, he said "The Interior Ministry is making alternative arrangements to house police officials performing duties in the capital for the security of PTI and PAT protesters."The Minister said the police officials were stationed in the federal educational institutions ...
Nine suspects involved in Naval Dockyard incident arrested: Defence Minister ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday said law enforcement agencies have so far arrested nine suspects involved in the Naval Dockyard incident.Talking to media outside the Parliament House, he said the attack, without inside assistance, was impossible for the miscreants. "We have so far arrested nine persons including two navy men, while further efforts are on to arrest those who managed to flee aborad."Pakistan Navy, the Minister said, had foiled the designs of terrorists ...


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