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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

LHC working committee meeting held LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah chaired the first meeting of LHC Working Committee constituted to look after affairs of the LHC held in new library hall here on Friday.The committee comprises of Justice Shahid Hameed Dar, Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali, Justice Syed Muhammad Kazim Raza Shamsi, Justice Abdul Sami Khan, Justice Ali Baqar Najfi, Justice Atir Mehmood, Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza, Justice Muhammad Tariq Abbasi, Justice Khalid Mehmood Malik and Justice Shahid Mubeen. However, the last three Committee members could not attend the meeting as they are performing duties on the regional benches of Lahore High Court. In place of them, Justice Chaudhry Masood Jahangir, Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi and Mrs. Justice Erum Sajjad Gul attended the meeting.Case Management System, Policy Making pertaining to administrative matters as well as ways and means for providing expeditious justice to the litigant public were discussed at length.It ...

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Initial draft of Education Policy 2016 to be shared with provinces for debate: Baligh ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman on Thursday said the first draft of Education Policy 2016 will be shared with provinces for a debate by mid of next month and uploaded on the website for general public' input.In a meeting with the delegation of National Education Development Partners Group (NEDPG) held here, the minister said that 18 experts are engaged by the Federal Ministry of Education to finalize ...

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ECP to launch LG elections report on Friday ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will launch its report on Local Government Elections in Pakistan on Friday.The special ceremony will be held at ECP's secretariat, said a press release issued here on Thursday.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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High Courts, sessions courts cannot hand over non custom paid vehicle: SC ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday remarked that the high courts and sessions courts cannot handover illegally imported non custom paid vehicles. The division bench of the apex court, comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Qazi Faez Isa, heard the case filed by Customs against handing over of two illegally imported non custom paid vehicles to the owners in Dera Ismail Khan by the sessions court. The Peshawar High Court also maintained trial court ...

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LHC declines request to stay PTV fee recovery LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday declined request to stay immediately recovery of PTV fee through electricity bills.LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah heard the petition filed by the opposition leader in Punjab Assembly, Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed, challenging imposition of PTV fee through electricity bills and airing of objectionable material by cable operators.During the hearing, a reply was filed on behalf of MD PTV submitting that PTV fee had been levied under Wireless ...

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Talal hopes opposition will accept ECP decision on references ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz MNA Talal Chaudhry Wednesday said the opposition parties who have filed references against the Prime Minister in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), will also accept its decision.Talking to a private news channel, he said opposition after filing reference against Prime Minster Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, should stand by their position and wait for decision.He said the mandate of the parliamentary committee to frame Terms of Reference (ToRs) was to propose a ...

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Decision are always made on table not roads: Ayyaz Sadiq LAHORE: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayyaz Sadiq affirmed on Wednesday that the opposition's sit-ins would prove nothing but harming development and economic growth in the country."The PTI won't succeed in making any dent to the government and the outcome of the proposed sit-in will face the same fate it met in the past," he stated.Talking to the media outside the Punjab Assembly, he said that everyone had the right to protest and the government could ...