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Accountability (amendment) law passed by Senate body

The Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Thursday unanimously passed the National Accountability (Amendment) Act 2019 moved by Pakistan People's Party (PPP) stalwart Farooq Naek as a private member bill, which seeks to amend the National Accoun
Published 20 Sep, 2019 12:00am
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UN urged to form inquiry commission for crimes in IOK

The lawmakers from Parliament, provincial legislatures, Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan came together on Wednesday to call upon the United Nations to constitute an independent inquiry commission to investigate and fix responsibility for crimes a
Published 19 Sep, 2019 12:00am
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Maryam allowed to continue as party's vice-president

Rejecting the petition of four Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Tuesday allowed Maryam Nawaz to continue as PML-N vice president but barred her from heading the party even on acting basis. A three-member ECP
Published 18 Sep, 2019 12:00am
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Maryam allowed to continue as party's vice-president

Rejecting the petition of four Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Tuesday allowed Maryam Nawaz to continue as PML-N vice president but barred her from heading the party even on acting basis. A three-member ECP
Published 18 Sep, 2019 12:00am
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34 agencies, federating units tasked to implement Ehsaas Programme

The federal government has tasked its 34 agencies and all federating units to implement Ehsaas Programme which, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government claims, is the largest social safety initiative in the history of Pakistan and aims to bring 10 m
Published 17 Sep, 2019 12:00am
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Pakistan ready to help de-escalate tension between Iran & US: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan is deeply concerned over ongoing tension between the United States and Iran that has "potential to destabilize the region" and is ready to play its role in facilitating de-escalation of tensions
Published 14 Sep, 2019 12:00am
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Mazari for highlighting gender-based violence in IOK

Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Thursday said that an official of Ministry of Human Rights has recently met a Vatican representative in Pakistan with the request for Pope to issue a statement on serious human rights violations in In
Published 13 Sep, 2019 12:00am
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Opposition divided over JUI-F's anti-government march

Even though the opposition parties on Thursday created a furore during President Arif Alvi's address at the joint session of the Parliament, they remained divided on the issue of launching a decisive campaign against the federal government with two main o
Published 13 Sep, 2019 12:00am
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Wang says Pak-China ties unbreakable

On the heels of heightened tension between Pakistan and India, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday assured Prime Minister Imran Khan that the China-Pakistan relationship was "rock-solid and unbreakable" and reiterated China's opposition to any "uni
Published 09 Sep, 2019 12:00am
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Wang says Pak-China ties unbreakable

On the heels of heightened tension between Pakistan and India, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday assured Prime Minister Imran Khan that the China-Pakistan relationship was "rock-solid and unbreakable" and reiterated China's opposition to any "uni
Published 09 Sep, 2019 12:00am
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NA body passes Family Courts (Amendment) Bill 2019

National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice Thursday passed the Family Courts (Amendment) Bill 2019 which seeks to amend the Family Courts Act 1964 to empower the family courts to involve family members of the spouses to settle any marital dis
Published 06 Sep, 2019 12:00am
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Promulgation of amended GIDC ordinance draws ire of opposition

The promulgation of the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (Amendment) Ordinance 2019 by President Arif Alvi drew the ire of the opposition parties in the Senate on Tuesday who accused the President of violating the Constitution and staged a walkout agai
Published 04 Sep, 2019 12:00am
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Promulgation of amended GIDC ordinance draws ire of opposition

The promulgation of the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (Amendment) Ordinance 2019 by President Arif Alvi drew the ire of the opposition parties in the Senate on Tuesday who accused the President of violating the Constitution and staged a walkout agai
Published 04 Sep, 2019 12:00am
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Time to part ways with OIC: Rabbani

Taking on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's 'passive' stance towards Kashmir, former chairman Senate Raza Rabbani said on Friday that Pakistan needs to pull itself out of OIC, while terming the organisation 'worse' than United Nations, as the Sena
Published 31 Aug, 2019 12:00am
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Modi described as Hitler's sole heir

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday described Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a 'heir of Adolf Hitler' and dismissed as 'absolute non-sense' his statements regarding Kashmir, and reiterated to highlight the atrocities of Indian forces
Published 30 Aug, 2019 12:00am
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Modi described as Hitler's sole heir

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday described Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a 'heir of Adolf Hitler' and dismissed as 'absolute non-sense' his statements regarding Kashmir, and reiterated to highlight the atrocities of Indian forces
Published 30 Aug, 2019 12:00am