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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, […]

PPP supports government in setting up of Constitution Court

PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar proposed a three point frame work to release the creative energies of the people for resolving energy crisis, restoring peace and accelerating growth and investment instead of resorting to coercive regulatory and taxation measures.     Participating in the discussion on the budget today he said that taking the bull of […]

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 […]

Senate Committee to table Bill on state agencies powers

The Human Rights Committee of the Senate Wednesday decided to give one last chance to the Defence Ministry to furnish its views June 30 on the draft legislation that seeks to vest in them legal powers to the state agencies and balances the same with a measure of civilian and parliamentary oversight. It also decided […]

Pakistan produces 8505 MW electricity

The Senate was informed on Friday that at present the total power generation capacity of the country from different sources is 8‚504 MW.   Minister of State for Water and Power Tasneem Ahmad Qureshi told the House during question hour that the power generation from Hydel sector is 2‚837 MW and thermal 5‚052 MW while […]

Election Commission issues code of conduct for general elections

The Election Commission has issued code of conduct for the general elections after consultation with all major political parties.   Under the new code of conduct‚ the political parties and candidates shall not propagate any opinion or act in any manner prejudicial to the ideology of Pakistan or the sovereignty‚ integrity and security of Pakistan‚ […]

Power of Media: Altaf Hussain apologizes to journalists over his abusive remarks

Feeling the heat of his abusive remarks, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has extended his unconditional apology to journalists and anchor persons if they were offended by any of his words.   A couple of days ago, Altaf Hussain while addressing to his party workers abusive remarks about journalist community, warning him of […]

Dual Nationality war: PPP’s Babar for law to prevent dual national judges

As the Supreme Court has disqualified several lawmakers for holding dual nationality, now the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party has launched a counter attack and has demanded suitable legislation to bar dual nationals from becoming judges.   Speaking on a point in the Senate on Friday to discuss the implications of an answer given last month […]

Almost 70% Pakistani parliamentarians don’t file tax returns

Highlighting deep flaws in a taxation system that has drawn repeated criticism from Western aid donors, a report claimed that almost 70 percent of Pakistani parliamentarians didn’t file income taxes last year.   The Center for Investigative Reporting in Pakistan (CIRP) in collaboration with Umar Cheema, an Investigative reporter of The News, released the report […]

Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2012: A landmark development (Part Two)

The availability of teachers alone is the most fundamental issue as all public sector educational institutions at all levels have half what is required of the teaching staff. With this strength of educators, this gigantic exercise with 50 per cent of teachers who also need the required training remains the most significant question.   The […]

Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2012: A landmark development (Part One)

In what appeared to be an optimistic move, the National Assembly adopted a landmark bill that guarantees free education to children of five to sixteen years of age. The Senate, the Upper House of Parliament, has already passed the bill: Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2012.   The bill, originally, was meant for […]

Federation again files review petition in Asghar Khan’s case

The Federation Monday again filed a petition in the Supreme Court to review the apex court’s verdict in the Asghar Khan Case.   Earlier on Saturday‚ the petition was returned as it did not include the Court fee of Rs10 thousand. The 16-page petition seeks review of the observations of the apex court vis-a-vis office […]


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