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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Musadik urges PTI to take permission for protest not lockdown ISLAMABAD: Spokesman to the Prime Minister Dr Musadik Malik has urged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to take written permission from the government for holding peaceful protest at one place but not for lockdown.Speaking to a TV channel, he said peaceful protest was the right of every political party in a democratic system.He said Sheikh Rashid had not taken permission for his protest outside Lal Haveli that was why action was taken against them.Dr Musadik said if PTI or other political party would take permission from the government through written application then the government would provide security to them as well.He said the government would utilize all available resources to protect lives and properties of citizens of the country during the protest demonstrations.He said if we remove barriers from the place of protest then any terror incident could occurred.He said PTI should wait for Supreme Court's orders where it had filed the ...

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32 nomination papers filed for PP-78 bypolls JHANG: Thirty-two nomination papers were filed for by-elections in PP-78, according to Returning Officer Tanvirul Hassan Langah here on Saturday.He said that the seat was vacated with the disqualification of Rashida Yaqub of the PML-N. Polling for by-election is scheduled to be held on Dec 1.Those filed their nominations include Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Ludhianvi, Rashida Yaqub, Sheikh Fawad Akram, Sheikh Sheraz Akram, Waqar Ahmed Ansari, Arfa Majeed, Azad Nasir Ansari, Masroor Nawaz, Abdul Ghafoor Jhangvi, ...

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Rabbani postpones visit to Cuba, summons Senate session ISLAMABAD: Raza Rabbani, Chairman Senate on Saturday postponed official visit to Havana, Cuba and summoned Senate session on November 4.Chairman Senate was to proceed to Havana, Cuba on the invitation of Esteban Lazo Hernandez, President of the National Assembly of People's Power, Cuba, accompanied by a delegation of Senators Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Mrs. Nasreen Jalil, Nisar Muhammad Khan, Shahi Syed, Gian Chand and Amjed Pervez, Secretary Senate.A requisition under Article 54(3), Constitution, was received in ...

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ECP issues code of conduct for by-election in PP-78 Jhang-II ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued the code of conduct for political parties and candidates for by-election in constituency PP-78 Jhang-II.According to ECP, the contents of this code of conduct shall be considered as directives of ECP and violation of any of its clauses shall be proceeded against under Article 204 of the Constitution read with Section 103A of the Representation of the People Act, 1976.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Imran wasting peoples' time on non-issues SUKKUR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan was wasting the time of people on non-issues and he should utilize his energies for resolution of problems of masses of Khyber Pakthunkhwa.Farah Baloch, PML-N Sukkur Women Lawyer Wing President, expressed these views while talking to media here on Thursday.She said that Imran was trumpeting issues, which are of no concern to general masses as they wanted resolution of their basic problems like quality education, better healthcare facilities and ...

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Bilawal defers punjab visit till end of PTI sit-in HAMID WALEEDLAHORE: The visit of Bilawal Bhutto to Punjab has been delayed until the conclusion of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's sit-in in Islamabad, starting from 2nd of November. Reliable party sources said the party has postponed reorganisation parties in Punjab in order to get real advantage of the move once the PTI is over with its anti-government sit-in.The party sources had earlier told that Bilawal was likely to visit Lahore on 18th of November to finalise the ...

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JI Chief wants govt to reveal details of loans expenditures RECORDER REPORTLAHORE: Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq has called upon the government to explain to the masses how much loan it had obtained so far and where the amount had been spent. He was talking to the media after inspecting the arrangements for the provincial Ijtema of the party at Wahdat Road ground being held from October 28 to 30.Sirajul Haq said that drug and sugar mafias and smugglers had taken refuge in ...