Posts tagged as: National Assembly

Election Commission of Pakistan Suspends 209 Lawmakers

Election Commission of Pakistan

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), which is responsible for obtaining asset statements from lawmakers, suspended 209 lawmakers on Wednesday on account of their failure to submit these details. The 209 members of the legislature include 40 from the National Assembly, 2 from the Senate, 98 from the Punjab Assembly, 32 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, […]

Jamshed Dasti announces resignation from National Assembly

Jamshed Dasti resigns

Member National Assembly Jamshed Dasti has reportedly resigned from the National Assembly to support allegations of rigging of 2013 elections by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Monday August 18, 2014. Jamshed Dasti only announced his resignation, however, did not submit it to Speaker National Assembly. Jamshed Dasti is elected from Muzaffargarh (NA-178) as the member of […]

MQM Walks out of NA after Raid on Farooq Sattar’s Residence

It was recently reported from Islamabad that all the Muttahida Qaumi Movement people, who are a part of the National Assembly, decided to walk out after they were told that Farooq Sattar’s house was raided by the Rangers. Recently it was approved that Rangers are allowed to search houses without a search warrant. Farooq Sattar […]

Govt assures action against PTI for beating journalists

Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Chaudhary Birjees Tahir Monday assured the House that action will be taken against those responsible for repression on protesting PTI leaders and workers in Lahore on Saturday last. He was replying to points raised by opposition members.   He also referred to the Prime Minister’s statement taking notice of […]

Power load-shedding reduced to 6 to 7 hours: minister

Electric Poles

  The National Assembly was informed on Wednesday that duration of electricity load-shedding has reduced significantly by six to seven hours due to the steps taken by the government. Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali told the Hour during question hour that 1700 MW electricity has been added to the national […]

Gov’t plans legislation to ban printing of verses on newspapers

Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Yousaf says the government soon will table a bill in the National Assembly against the printing of Quaranic verses in newspapers to stop there desecration.   Speaking at the conclusion of 6th annual Madaras Media Workshop certificate distribution ceremony organized by the Dawah Academy of Islamic International University Islamabad the […]

Circular debt to be cleared by August 20: Finance Minister

  Minister for Finance and Revenue, Ishaq Dar on Friday reiterated that the government would clear all the circular debt before the deadline of August 20 as the transaction of over 322 billion debt return to private companies was continuing. “Transaction of returning Circular Debt to the private sector companies is continuing and banks are […]

Imran Khan takes oath as MNA

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan took the oath as member of the National Assembly on Wednesday. Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, administered the oath to the PTI chief. The PTI chief could not take oath on June 1 along with other members of the National Assembly owing to his ailment.   On May […]

National Assembly, Senate begin debate new budget

The National Assembly and the Senate are set to open debate on the most controversial and the first budget of the PML-N govt on Saturday. The opposition routinely begin debate on the budget. Parliamentary parties will hold meetings before the session to chalk out strategy. Members from the treasury and the opposition benches will highlight […]

Rs: 3,591 2013-14 federal budget presented

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Wednesday presented budget with a total outlay of 3‚591 billion rupees for the financial year 2013-14.   Presenting the budget before the National Assembly, he said the budget has been designed to ensure a progressive way to revive and strengthen the national economy.   “This involves stability in all fields‚ creation […]

National, Punjab assemblies elect speaker, dy speaker

The National and Punjab assemblies are set to elect Speakers and Deputy Speakers later Monday. Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) fielded Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, who had defeated Imran Khan in the election on Lahore seat.   Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) withdrew its candidates Yousuf Talpur for the speaker and Ghulam Rasool Koreja for the office of […]

National Assembly’s members take oath

The newly-elected members of Pakistan National Assembly Saturday took the oath, following the May 11 general elections. The first session of the National Assembly or Lower House of the parliament marked the first phase of transition of power to the newly-elected people’s representatives at the center and four provinces.   The Speaker of the outgoing […]


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