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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

NA passes National Command Authority (Amendment) Bill-2016 ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday passed the National Command Authority (Amendment) Bill-2016 as approved by the Standing committee.Minister for Defense Khawaja Muhammad Asif moved the bill further to amend the National Command Authority Act-2010 [The National Command Authority (Amendment) Bill-2016 in the House.Statement of Objects and Reasons of the bill says, "It is necessary and expedient to amend the National Command Authority Act-2010 to provide more clearly that the Federal Government shall ensure provision of funds and to further reiterate the original intent of the NCA Ordinance 2007 and NCA Act-2010 that the employees in service of the Authority are not civil servants and that legal relationship of the Authority with its employees is governed under the doctrine of master and servant."Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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PTI dissidents deplore CM threatening statement about their expulsion PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tahrik e Insaf (PTI) dissidents lawmakers strongly deplored the alleged statement of the Chief Minister Khyber Pakthunkhwa about their expulsion from the party and announced of holding of Workers Convention soon after Eid ul Azha to appraise them about what they have called against some unpopular decisions of KP Government, which was damaging the party in the province.PTI dissident MPA, Yasin Khalil who attended a high-level meeting of PTI dissidents at Islamabad ...

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PTI rally causes loss of two lives ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Talal Chaudhry Saturday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) rally had caused loss of two lives and its organizers were responsible for it.Talking to a private news channel, he said people were suffering due PTI rally and their routine life had been disturbed.He termed PTI rally aimed to get power and not for accountability.He said popularity of political leadership could only be judged through elections and not by holding such ...

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ECP issues notices to political parties for not submitting statement of accounts ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notices to 325 defying political parties, who failed to submit their statement of accounts till last date August 29, 2016. According to official sources, 325 political parties including Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan People's Party (PPP), Muttahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F), Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) have not yet submitted their statement of accounts.Only eight registered political parties including Awami National ...

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Politics of protest, agitation damage country: Shehbaz LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said that politics of agitation had made a serious dent to the country as those doing negative politics neither wanted national development nor people's prosperity.Talking to a PML-N delegation, he said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz always did politics of values. He said people were politically conscious and they knew who was serving them and who was carrying out politics of disintegration.The Chief Minister said as the ...

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PS1 27: Electioneering to end 48 hours before polling day: ECP ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that election campaign in PS 127 Karachi XXXIX would come to an end 48 hours before the polling day.After the midnight of September 6 and 7 all public meetings and political campaign, including on electronic and print media, must come to a halt, the ECP said.The candidates violating deadline will have to rigorous imprisonment for a term, may be extended six month or with fine up ...

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CPEC to change destiny of nation: Zahid Hamid SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Law and Climate Change Zahid Hamid has said that the grand project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will change the destiny of Pakistan, besides providing new opportunities of socio-economic and human development in Pakistan. He stated this while addressing the party workers and notables after inaugurating his liaison office at Oora village near Sialkot here Saturday. Federal Minister said that the CPEC project would also bring a revolution of prosperity in ...