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Senate session starts ISLAMABAD: The session of the Upper House of the Parliament started here on Monday at 04:45 pm with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran. Presiding Officer Rafique Rajwana is chairing the session.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...

SC for logical conclusion of NICL scam ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday expressed displeasure over not taking action against the culprits involved in the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) scam despite clear cut orders by the apex court. The court also expressed the resolve that it would take the case to its logical conclusion and would not leave any stone unturned for bringing back the looted money to the national exchequer.A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was ...
LHC bars election tribunal from proceeding on Imran's plea LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Monday stayed an election tribunal from proceeding on PTI leader Imran Khan's petition for a vote recount in NA-122.Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan passed the order on a petition filed by Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly, against an order of the election tribunal.The court also issued notices to Imran Khan and other respondents for November 15.Earlier, the petitioner's counsel submitted that the petitioner was elected as Member National Assembly from ...
Governor signs eight Assembly bills KARACHI: Sindh Governor, Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has given his assent to Sindh Local Government (Amendment) bill-2013 passed by Sindh Assembly on Oct 31, 2013 and other seven bills of the Assembly to make these as laws.This was announced by Speaker of Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani while chairing the Assembly's session on Monday. These bills included The Sindh Local Government (Amendment ) Bill 2013, The Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill-2013, The Sindh Building ...
SC for holding timely LB elections ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the request by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for granting more time for holding the Local Bodies (LB) elections and directed the commission to ensure the timely holding of the elections. The apex court categorically stated that under Article 218 of the Constitution of Pakistan, it was the duty of the ECP to conduct elections and cater all the problems coming in their way.It was said by ...
SA passes Gorakh Hills Authority Amendment Bill 2013 KARACHI: Sindh Assembly on Monday passed Gorakh Hills Development Authority (Amendment) Bill-2013 with majority of votes.Members of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) did not participate in the voting.The Bill was tabled on the floor of the Assembly on October 31, last.Under these amendments, it has been decided that a Member of National Assembly from the concerned district would be appointed as the Chairman of the Gorakh Hills Development Authority.MPA from Pakistan Peoples Party, Hasnain Mirza raised ...
No option except dialogue with Taliban: Gilani MULTAN: Former Prime Minister and PPP leader Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said that there was no option except holding dialogue with the Taliban as the country could not afford war.Talking to journalists at local airport, Gilani said dialogue was the only way forward. He recalled the PPP regime had focused on three Ds - dialogue, development and deterrence.Replying to a question, Gilani said the PPP had mandated the government to hold dialogue with the Taliban ...


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