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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Send off ceremony held for LHC CJ LAHORE: A send-off ceremony was held on Friday at the Lahore High Court (LHC) in honour of LHC Chief Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan who was going to be elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court.The LHC chief justice designate, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah and other judges attended the ceremony held here at the LHC judges lounge.Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah presented souvenir and bouquet to the Chief Justice on his formal send-off. Registrar, Tariq Iftikhar Ahmad, LHC officers and court staff were also present on the occasion.Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan had taken oath as 44th Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court on November 6,2015. He was elevated to the Lahore High Court on September 15, 2009. He was confirmed as a Judge of the Lahore High Court on May 11, 2011.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Mamnoon, Karimov agree on closer ties in trade, connectivity TASHKENT: President Mamnoon Hussain and his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov met here on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Friday and agreed to strengthen bilateral relations particularly in the areas of trade and connectivity.The two sides agreed that connectivity was significant to effectively benefit from the potential that existed between Pakistan and Uzbekistan.President Mamnoon said Pakistan and Uzbekistan due to their geographical proximity needed to collaborate closely in the fields of energy and trade.He said ...

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Fraud case: Five accused remanded in NAB custody LAHORE: An accountability court on Friday handed over five accused involved in a Rs 50 million land compensation fraud case to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on a ten-day physical remand.Earlier, the NAB officials produced the accused including retired Brig Muhammad Arif Khan, Ali Abbas, Nasim Abbas, Sohaib Arshad and Atif Rashid before Accountability Court Judge Najam ul Hassan Gillani.The investigation officer submitted that Brig (R) Arif in connivance with others fraudulently withdrew Rs 54 million ...

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ECP seeks bids for procurement of 400 EVMs ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought bids for the purchase of 400 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for conduct of Pilot Project in bye-election for National Assembly or Provincial Assembly Constituencies.ECP has fixed July 11 as last date for the submission of EVM bids while samples of machines can be presented to the Commission till July 20, said a notification issued here.A parliamentary panel on electoral reforms had directed the Election Commission of Pakistan ...

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DG ISPR regrets world's failure to recognize Pakistan anti-terror efforts ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has played an unprecedented role in the war against terrorism for the world peace. Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa said this in an interview with Urdu service of Deutsche Welle.He regretted that the world has not done enough to support Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts. He said it will be unjust not to accept Pakistan's contributions in the fight against the menace.To a question, Asim Saleem Bajwa said Pakistan ...

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SECP seeks public opinion for amending Modaraba Ordinance ISLAMABAD: Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has issued the draft bill of amendments in the Modaraba Companies and Modaraba (Floatation and Control) Ordinance, 1980, to obtain the feedback of the public and stakeholders.According to a statement issued here by the commission, the proposed amendments intended to reflect the rapid and extensive changes in the business of Modarabas."The SECP feels that in order to promote the Islamic financial services, there is a need to ...

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SC adjourns hearing of police promotions case for week ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing of the case regarding out of turn promotions of police officers for one week. The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the case and remarked that out of turn promotions demoralised honest officers. During the course of proceedings, Barrister Syed Ali Zafar cousel for the Petitioners (Officers of Punjab Police) said that although the Supreme Court in its earlier ...