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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

NA passes Pakistan Commissions Inquiry Bill, 2016 ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly passed Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill, 2016 moved by minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid.The statement of objects and reasons of the bill says, the existing law relating to appointment of Commissions of Inquiry and empowering them for the purpose in the Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1956. The Act has been invoked for setting up fact-finding Commissions on a number of important national issues in the past. However on some matters the need has been perceived for a Commission with greater powers than those that can be conferred under the Act. The federal government shall by notification constitute a Commission of Inquiry in accordance with provision of the Act. "It is desirable that new law be enacted enabling the government to confer additional powers on a Commission of Inquiry where the nature of the issue is being inquired into so requires," it said. The existing law relating to appointment of Commissions of Inquiry and empower them for the purpose is ...

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Nation stands shoulder to shoulder with army : Siraj-ul-Haq         ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief, Senator Siraj-ul-Haq, Tuesday welcoming the new army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa hoped that the armed forces would continue their policies for wiping out terrorism, restoring peace in Karachi and combating the challenges posed by India.Talking to media outside the Parliament House, he said the entire nation and his party were with the new leadership of the army. Pakistan Army is the powerful army of the world and nation stands shoulder to shoulder with army, he added. <Center><b><i>Copyright APP (Associated ...

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Hakim Baloch KARACHI: Chairman, Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has congratulated the people of Karachi for their overwhelming victory in by-election on NA-258; which was won by PPP candidate Abdul Hakeem Baloch. In a statement here on Tuesday, Bilawal said Abdul Hakim Baloch-- who was elected on this NA seat on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz ticket and recently re-joined PPP - should show the path to all the former PPP leaders to return to their mother party and carry forward the mission for a democratic ...

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President urges youth to gear up for era of technology ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Saturday urged the youth to keep themselves fully abreast with the global changes and technology savvy world, so that they can play an effective role in the progress and development of the country.Contrary to the past, he said this era was not only spearheaded by the fast paced technology, but new concepts and realities were emerging as well.Addressing at the Convocation of Ripah University here, the President reminded the students that ...

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Bilawal&#39;s demands are just part of PPP election campaign: Abdul Qayyum ISLAMABAD: The recent demands of Chairman Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarian (PPPP) was just part of election campaign and nothing else as the government was doing more than their demands, Senator Lt. General (R) Abdul Qayyum said here Friday.Talking to APP, the Senator outside the Parliament House said the PPP should pay focus in Sindh and deliver its best services as the problems of peoples still exist there.He said the issue of National Security Committee would ...

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Senate body discusses Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill 2016 ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization Thursday discussed in detail a bill to provide for prohibition of holding property in Benami and identified many amendments for making it more result-oriented.The committee meeting, chaired by Senator Saleem Mandviwala, discussed the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill 2016 in detail and held clause-wise discussion.The bill deals with the problem of tax evasion and black money, especially in the real estate sector and ...

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Pak-EU Joint Commission discuss cooperation in counter-terrorism, security ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the European Union have agreed to continue cooperation in the field of counter-terrorism, security, defence, disarmament and non-proliferation.The seventh meeting of Pakistan-EU Joint Commission held here Wednesday welcomed the holding of the second Dialogue on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, as well as the fifth round of the Counter-Terrorism Dialogue in April 2016 in Brussels.The Pakistan side was jointly led by Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry and Secretary Economic Affairs Division Tariq Bajwa, whereas ...