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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

NA approves Rs 115.293 bn demands of grant for Cabinet ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday approved 22 demands of grant of Rs 115,293,115,000 for Cabinet, Establishment, Aviation and other divisions for the fiscal year 2016-17. Though the opposition lawmakers used the weapon of cut motions to criticise the government over what they call unnecessary spending, however the House rejected all the 335 cut motions. The demands of grant were presented to the House by Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar. The House approved demands grant of Rs 173,918,000 for Cabinet, Rs 5,641,838,000 for Cabinet Division and Rs 245,328,000 for Emergency Relief and Repatriation.It also approved Rs 5,393,667,000 for other expenditures of Cabinet Division and Rs 27,369,384,000 for its development expenditure. The House approved Rs 86,135,000 for Aviation Division and Rs 4,695,215,000 for its development expenditure. It also approved Rs 18,297,928,000 for Capital Administration and Development Division and Rs 2,562,237,000 for its development expenditure. Some Rs 2,318,693,000 was approved for ...

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SC directs ECP to send electoral record of 3 PS of NA-110 to NADRA ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to submit electoral record of three polling stations (PS) of NA-110 Sialkot to National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for forensic verification of votes. The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the case filed by Usman Dar against the Election Tribunal's decision. The counsel for ECP told the court that in compliance of the ...

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ECP again defers judgment in NA-122 votes' transfer case ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Monday once again deferred its judgment in the case of transfer of votes in NA-122.Pakistan Tehreek-i-Pakistan (PTI)'s Aleem Khan had been accused of submitting fake affidavits regarding shifting of votes from the NA-122.The next date to announce the judgment in case had not been announced by the commission.Due to retirement of the members of the election commission hearing of cases had not been taken up after June 10.Copyright APP ...

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Minister assures minorities to exercise religions' practices freely ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf has said that the government is making every endeavour to protect minorities in the country irrespective of cast , creed and gender .Talking to a private news channel , he said that minorities in Pakistan were free to exercise their religions without any fear.He said several conferences had been held across the country to ensure their protection due to which a commission came ...

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Rs 1 mln fine imposed on 1,145 shopkeepers VEHARI: District Coordination Officer Ali Akbar Bhatti said that Rs 1 million fine was imposed on 1,145 shopkeepers over profiteering during Ramzan. Addressing the district price control committee, the DCO said that illegal profiteering would not be tolerated. He directed the price magistrates to take initititives to control the profiteering.He urged the traders to ensure implementation of rates fixed by district administration and display rate lists at proper place.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Turk National Policemen delegation meets Shehbaz LAHORE: A delegation of officers of National Police of Turkey led by Additional IG Nail Aydin met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and congratulated him on recovery of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif after successful operation.Talking to the delegation, Shehbaz Sharif thanked the nation and friends who prayed for the recovery of Prime Minister. He said that the relations between Pakistan and Turkey have further strengthened, adding that the relations between both countries were ...

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Saad Rafique criticises opposition for negative politics NANKANA SAHIB: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that the opposition is involved in protest politics to sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Addressing the foundation stone-laying ceremony for revamping of Nankana Sahib Railway Station here on Sunday, he said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari should focus on public welfare projects in their respective provinces instead of indulging in protest politics. ...