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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Imran to return empty handed from Karachi: Hashmi ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nehal Hashmi on Tuesday said that Imran Khan will return empty handed from Karachi as people of the city always supported PML-N in recognition of its services.Talking to media outside the Parliament House, he said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif initiated development projects during his visit to Karachi and changed the whole picture of the city with his vision and agenda.He said PML-N changed life of people of Karachi and peace in the city was the gift of his party's government, adding people of Karachi were enjoying life as the law and order situation improved.He said PML-N has long history of services for the people of Karachi.Nehal Hashmi appreciated the role of Urdu speaking community for the country and said PML-N always recognized their important role during the creation of Pakistan.He alleged that Imran Khan has a hidden agreement with Altaf Hussain ...

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ECP issues code of conduct for PS Shikarpur by election ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Tuesday issued code of conduct for political parties and candidates contesting the bye election in PS-11 (Shikarpur-I) Old Shikarpur-III).According to ECP spokesman, the ECP directed federal executive authorities, province to avoid using state resources to influence the elections in favour of a particular candidate or a political party.The code of conduct clearly bars prime minister, chief minister, federal ministers, state ministers, advisors to the president and prime minister, ...

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Senate special body discusses 24 demands of KPK ISLAMABAD: Senate Special Committee has discussed the 24 demands given by the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The meeting of the Special Committee was held under the convenership of Senator Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah here on Tuesday at the Parliament House.Muzaffar Shah said that the body has briefly reviewed the demands of the provincial government with all stakeholders including the official of KPK.The committee has made a comprehensive report by reviewing details given by the FBR, ...

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No official removed from Interstate Gas Systems board ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday informed the National Assembly that none of the top government officials were removed from Board of Directors (BoD) of Interstate Gas Systems (Pvt.) Limited rather two members had completed their three-year term.Responding to a calling attention notice raised by Syed Naveed Qamar and others regarding removal of top government officials from the BoD of Interstate Gas System (Pvt) Limited, the minister said one of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...