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Government pays Rs20.501mn fee to lawyers of high treason case ISLAMABAD: A sum of Rs20.501 million fee has so far been paid to government lawyers engaged in High Treason case against former President General (R) Pervez Musharraf, Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told National Assembly on Wednesday.In a written reply to the question of Shafqat Mehmood of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, the minister said a sum of Rs10.50 million fee has been paid to 12 member prosecution team and Rs10 million to 11 member constitution team.Giving details of fee paid to Prosecution team, he said the head of legal team Muhammad Akram Sheikh senior advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan has been paid only Rs999 as fee. Naseer-ud-Din Khan Nayyer, advocate has been paid Rs5,000,000. Sardar Asmatullah, advocate, Tayyab Jafri, advocate and Ishtiaq Ibrahim advocate have been paid Rs1,000,000 each.Barrister Natalya Kamal advocate, Barrister Sajeel Sheryar, Mian Moazzam Habib and Ch Hasan Murtaza Mann have been paid Rs500,000 ...

NAB arrest FBR employees involved in 160mn fake income tax refunds scandal ABBOTTABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Peshawar arrested three employees of Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) including one from regional FBR office Abbottabad and two from Islamabad who were allegedly involved in 160 million fake refund cases.According to the details, NAB Peshawar arrested Asif Haider Orakzai from Income Tax Commissioner Abbottabad and two other suspects Muhammad Siddique and Muhammad Haroon from Islamabad.The three employees took the signed cheque books from earthquake victims of 2005 and promised ...
Moulana Sherani opposes amendments in Child Marriage Restrains Bill 2014 ISLAMABAD: Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology Moulana Muhammad Khan Sherani on Tuesday strongly opposed the proposed amendments in Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2014 saying that it is contrary to Islamic teachings and laws.Criticizing the bill moved by Ms Marvi Memon seeking to amend the Child Marriage Restraint Act ,1929 "The Child Marriage Restraint Amendment bill 2014" in National Assembly Moulana Sherani said that according to Islamic laws the marriage can be solemnised when a ...
Five locomotives to arrive by March 26: NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique Monday told the National Assembly that five locomotives from China would arrive by March 26, for passenger operation. These were part of 58 locomotives, tender for which was awarded by the previous government, he said replying to a question. The minister said during the first 10 months of the present government, Pakistan Railways had recovered Rs 340 million, the major chunk of Rs 310 million from two defaulters. ...
Polio cases in Karachi damaging country's image: Dr Ebad KARACHI: Governor of Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has deplored that in the city like Karachi appearance of Polio cases is tarnishing the image of not only Sindh but also the entire country despite repeated exercise of polio immunisation campaign on regular basis. He was talking to a delegation led by President for Global Development Fund for Polio Eradication, Dr Chris Elias here on Monday. The delegation comprised Dr Wiqar Ajmal, Dr Ilyas Duray, Dr Altaf ...
Adult Literacy Centres impart education to 882,551 illiterate persons in last five years, NA told ISLAMABAD: Some 35,986 Adult Literacy Centres have imparted education to 882,551 illiterate learners including 90 percent female from 2009 to 2013, National Assembly told on Monday.State Minister for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education Engineer Baleeg ur Rehman said. Any 10,937 Feeder Teachers provided multigrade teaching services to 300,000 children in which 135000 were male students and 165000 are female students.National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) helped 14,050 people in provision of skill development ...
No proposal under consideration to build new Airport: NA told  ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab on Monday told the National Assembly that there was no proposal under consideration to construct the new Airport in the country.Replying to a question, the minister said in this regard no project is under consideration for new airport.He said there are three air lines operation in the country , namely, Airblue, Shaheen Air International and Air Indus.He said these air lines pays their dues to civil aviation ...


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