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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Senate whole committee adopts elections reforms report ISLAMABAD: Senate whole committee on Thursday adopted elections reforms reports with few amendments to consider mode of elections of members of senate.The committee recommended that the Senate elections should be done through secret ballet but to curb the horse trading, the ballet paper of any member can be checked on request of any other respective party member in case of doubt.The committee further suggested that if found guilty, the membership of the particular person would be annulled according to rules.The committee further suggested that to increase powers of senate a separate strategy should be adopted.The committee, which held under the chairmanship of Senator Raza Rabbani, accepted the amendment proposed by Muhammad Mohsin Khan Leghari that the senate members nominations should be particularly from the specific federating unit with the residential proof of at least five years.He also proposed that Islamabad members should be considered through presidential orders as the procedure ...

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Japan announces to provide 6.29 billion Yen, for polio eradication in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: The Japan has announced on Thursday to extend a soft loan of 6.29 billion Yen (approximately USD 59 million) to Pakistan government for polio eradication.The notes were signed and exchanged between Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Takashi Kurai and Additional Secretary for Economic Affairs Division, Mrs. Amin Anjum Assad here.This loan will be utilized to procure 273 million doses of Oral Polio Vaccines for polio eradication campaign.The Government of Japan has focused on polio ...

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CPEC to bring progress, prosperity in Balochistan: CM ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said various development projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were underway in the province that would help bring progress and prosperity there.Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, he said, believed in serving the masses and he had put the country on track to development through such projects.Talking to PTV, Zehri said political stability was vital in the country to complete mega projects initiated by the PML-N government.The ...

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NA passes NADRA (Amendment) Bill, 2016 ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday passed the National Database and Registration Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2016 aimed at improving registration of aliens in the country.Minister for Law Zahid Hamid on behalf Interior Minister for Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan moved the National Database and Registration Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the House.The bill has already been passed by the Senate.The statement of objects and reasons says that the illegal immigrants have increased manifold in Pakistan which ...

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NA adopts report to enhance MPs salaries, perk privileges ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday adopted report of special committee seeking enhancement of salaries, perks and privileges of lawmakers/ Speaker, Deputy Speaker National Assembly, Chairman and Deputy Chairman Senate.Acting Chairman of the Standing Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privilege Chaudhary Mahmood Bashir Virk presented the special report of the committee on the salary and allowances of the Speaker/Chairman Senate, Deputy Speaker/Deputy Chairman in the House.Speaking on the occasion, he said there was a ...

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Senate body reviews various aspects of devolution ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Senate's Functional Committee on Devolution (FCD) was held here to look into the various aspects of devolution as provided vide the 18th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2010, including recommendations of the Implementation Commission.The committee was informed that as a result of devolution, 17 mederal ministries were abolished.However, the committee noted that despite the abolishment of these ministries the Federation is still looking into the devolved subjects by forming ministries with changed ...

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Pakistan to take full advantage of CPEC: Policy Dialogue PESHAWAR: The speakers at a two-day policy dialogue, on Wednesday unanimously endorsed China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and advised Pakistan to take full advantage of the project.The speakers of "Energy Policy Dialogue in context with China Pakistan Economic Corridor" the center will be a game changer in finding solutions to energy challenges through CPEC, adding that the center and federating units should have to frame policies for sustainable solutions for the energy crisis.The two ...