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31 bills adopted during Senate's parliamentary year 2019-20

The Senate passed a total of 31 bills, met for a total duration of 127 hours and 58 minutes in the 10 sessions including three joint sessions and three requisition sessions, while the average attendance of the senators in the Senate sessions remained less
Published 13 Mar, 2020 12:00am

PM lays foundation stone of 20,000 housing units in Islamabad

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday reiterated government's commitment to construct five million housing units before the completion of his government's tenure, while laying the foundation stone of 20,000 housing units in Islamabad. "This is just the b
Published 12 Mar, 2020 12:00am

Senate body seeks details about anti-polio drive

The Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination on Wednesday asked the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination to share all the relevant details regarding its anti-polio drive across the c
Published 12 Mar, 2020 12:00am

PM for reducing petrol prices

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday directed the relevant departments to enhance mutual coordination and forge a practicable and comprehensive strategy to "reduce petroleum prices as much as possible," while blaming the previous governments of mismanagem
Published 11 Mar, 2020 12:00am

Data4Pakistan portal launched

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday blamed the previous governments for poverty in Pakistan saying the misplaced priorities of those in power in the past were being corrected by his government to "weed out poverty from the entire country."
Published 11 Mar, 2020 12:00am

PM pays homage to martyred Colonel Mujeebur Rehman

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday paid homage to Colonel Mujeebur Rehman who embraced martyrdom during a security forces' operation against terrorists in Tank, Dera Ismail Khan. "Foiling the nefarious designs of terrorists, Colonel Mujeebur Rehman embra
Published 10 Mar, 2020 12:00am

Coronavirus: Over 760,000 foreign travellers screened

More than 760,000 passengers who have arrived in Pakistan from foreign countries in recent weeks have been screened for coronavirus as part of the federal government's strategy to prevent the outbreak of this epidemic in Pakistan, Special Assistant to Pri
Published 06 Mar, 2020 12:00am

Senate adopts two government bills amid opposition

The Senate on Wednesday passed two government bills including the Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery Bill, 2020 amid strong opposition from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), which deman
Published 05 Mar, 2020 12:00am

Senate to take up wheat and wheat flour crises

The Upper House of the Parliament Tuesday decided to take up the issue of the recent wheat and flour crises in the Committee of the Whole, while the report of the Senate Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research primarily held the Sindh go
Published 04 Mar, 2020 12:00am

Senators hail signing of US, Taliban peace deal

The senators from the treasury and the opposition benches on Monday appreciated the signing of the United States-Taliban Peace Agreement, while demanding a briefing from Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the matter. "This is a very welcome developm
Published 03 Mar, 2020 12:00am

Shibli debunks reports of coronavirus outbreak

Leader of the House in Senate, Shibli Faraz Friday dismissed as false the reports suggesting the possibility of outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Pakistan, saying all preparatory arrangements have been put in place to deal with any situation.
Published 29 Feb, 2020 12:00am

Absence of Islamabad mayor, CDA chief irks NA panel

The National Assembly's Standing Committee on Climate Change on Wednesday expressed strong displeasure over the absence of Islamabad Mayor Anser Aziz and Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed from the committee's meeting, and issued
Published 27 Feb, 2020 12:00am

LG elections: ECP asks Punjab CS to provide required data

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday expressed concern over non-provision of relevant data for the local government elections in Punjab by the provincial government, and has asked the provincial chief secretary to immediately provide the r
Published 26 Feb, 2020 12:00am