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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

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 it was announced today in the open court.Earlier, petitioner's counsel Anis Hashmi submitted that his client had approached the ECP for directions to declare the NA-122 by-polls null and void, but his petition was dismissed and the ECP observed that the petitioner (Aleem Khan) had attached 150 fake affidavits along with the petition. He submitted that in the backdrop of the observation, the NA speaker filed an application with the commission for action against his ...

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HCCI concerns over kidnapping of son of Chief Justice of SHC HYDERABAD: The President Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Goharullah and members of the Executive Committee have expressed their grave concern over kidnapping of the son of Chief Justice Sindh High Court Mr. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah.In a statement issued here on Tuesday, the President HCCI and members of the Executive Committee said that kidnapping of the son of Chief Justice Sindh High Court has raised various reservations particularly at the time when Operation Zarb-e-Azb ...

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PM concerned over kidnapped son of SHC CJ ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday expressed deep concern over the kidnapping of Barrister Awais, son of Chief Justice Sindh High Court Sajjad Ali Shah.The Prime Minister was being briefed by the Ministry of Interior and other concerned on the efforts made so far to recover Barrister Awais.He also directed the civil, armed forces and intelligence agencies to beef up their existing efforts and leave no stone unturned to recover Barrister Awais, said PM ...

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NA approves over Rs 5.231bn demands of grant of NFS&R Division  ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday approved demands of grant of Rs 5,231,895,000 for National Food Security and Research (NFS&R) Division. Some 186 cut motions of the opposition were rejected by the House. The demands of grant were presented to the House by Parliamentary Secretary for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal. Some Rs 3,711,374,000 was approved for National Food Security and Research Division and Rs 1,520,521,000 for its development expenditure. Winding up the discussion, Federal Minister ...

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President for effective measures to help women, children in prisons ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday urged concerted and effective measures to ameliorate the condition of women and children in the prisons and noted with appreciation the practical steps taken by the Wafaqi Mohtasib in this regard.The President was addressing an event to provide help for vulnerable children and women in jails, here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr,The event organized by the Wafaqi Mohtasib was attended by Federal Ombudsman Salman Faruqui and former Chief Justice of Sindh High ...

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President Mamnoon due in Tashkent on Wednesday to attend SCO TASHKENT: President Mamnoon Hussain will arrive here Wednesday to represent Pakistan at the Heads of States Council meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) being held in the Uzbek capital on June 23-24."The summit is important as Pakistan will become the full member of the SCO which will brighten its prospects of gaining a strong and stable position in the region," Pakistan's Ambassador to Uzbekistan Riaz Hussain Bukhari told APP.He said Pakistan was invited to ...

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NA approves Rs 98.337bn grants for Interior and Narcotics divisions ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday approved 11 demands of grant worth Rs 98,337,578,000 for Interior and Narcotics divisions for the fiscal year 2016-17.The demands of grant were presented to the House by Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar. All the 393 cut motion presented by the opposition members were rejected bty the House. The House approved Rs 708,853,000 for Interior Division, Rs 7,118,226,000 for Islamabad, Rs 2,014,507,000 for Passport Organization and Rs 43,257,722,000 Civil ...