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Sardar Sikander Shaheen

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NA body for facilitating lawmakers in using free air tickets

In a move that raises eyebrows in the backdrop of severe financial crunch Pakistan is faced with, the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges on Tuesday recommended removing certain 'hurdles' in the laws for 'easy' util
Published 25 Sep, 2019 12:00am
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Crimes in Capital: Senate body takes notice

In the backdrop of an alarming increase in the crime rate in the federal capital, the Senate Standing Committee on Interior took stock of the existing situation on Monday and asked Islamabad Police to step up action against the criminal networks to curb t
Published 24 Sep, 2019 12:00am
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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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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