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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

NA approves Rs 1,467,004,000 for Petroleum, Natural Resources ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Wednesday approved four demands of grants worth Rs 1,467,004,000 for Petroleum and Natural Resources Division for the fiscal year 2016-17.The demands of grant were presented to the House by Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar. As many as Rs 347,484,000 for Petroleum and Natural Resources Division and Rs 444,310,000 for Geological Survey.The House also approved Rs 87,734,000 for other expenditures of Petroleum and Natural Resources Division and Rs 587,476,000 for Capital Outlay on Petroleum and Natural Resources. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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SC reserves judgment on bail plea of former Director Finance Housing KPK ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its judgment on bail plea filed by former Director Finance Pakhtunkhwa Housing Authority. The division bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, heard the case. It is to mention that former Director Finance Pakhtunkhwa Housing Authority Sharif Ullah was arrested for allegedly illegaly transferring Rs 6 billion to the housing authority.During the course of proceedings, the NAB Prosecutor told the court that the accused ...

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Germany assures full support for Pakistan efforts towards peace in region RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday met German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the German Foreign Ministry.Discussion focused on bilateralism, regional security and peace in region, an ISPR news release here stated.German Foreign Minister acknowledged Pakistan's contribution in war vs terrorism and regional peace. Germany understands Pakistan challenges and assured full support for Pakistan efforts for stability and peace in region.The COAS held an interactive session in Koerber Foundation, renowned ...

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ECP to start revision of electoral rules from Aug 1: Surraya Jamal PESHAWAR: Additional Director General Public Relations, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Surraya Jamal Tuesday said that the commission will commence revision of electoral rules from August 1, 2016 to create awareness among the voters for improving turnout on Election Day. Addressing a consultative meeting with media here at provincial election commission office, she said that since the turn out of voting in different areas was noted low, therefore, the ECP was mulling to create awareness ...

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PA continues open debate on annual Budget 2016-17 LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly members have termed provincial Budget 2016-17 balanced and farmer-friendly and presentation of such a unique budget is a big achievement of the PML-N government. Taking part in the general discussion on the Punjab Budget 2016-17 on Tuesday, legislators said that Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had won the hearts of farmers by offering unprecedented relief and incentives to the agriculture sector in the budget. "A historic package has been given for ...

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LHC orders release of 23 labourers LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday ordered release of 23 labourers including 5 women and 10 children, who were recovered from custody of a landlord in Bahawalnagar.Justice Shehram Sarwar Chaudhry passed these orders while hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by a relative of the labourers for their production and release.Earlier, a bailiff produced the labourers before the court after recovering them from custody of Landlord Chaudhry Iqbal. The bailiff reported that the labourers ...

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LHC sets aside contempt proceedings against Aleem Khan LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday set aside proceedings on a contempt application, filed by National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Justice Ayesha A Malik announced the short order while allowing a petition by Aleem Khan, challenging the ECP proceeding on the contempt application. The court had reserved the decision after hearing detailed arguments of all parties concerned and ...