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Pakistan Parliament First in the World to Go Green

Pak Parliament Solar Panel

In the coming six months Pakistan’s parliament will hold the distinction of being the first in the world to go green, switching over to solar energy for its power needs. The announcement was made by Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker of the National Assembly, at the ceremony held for signing the Letter of Exchange between Pakistan […]

Zardari for end to political confrontation

President Asif Ali Zardari Monday used his parliamentary speech to call for an end to political confrontation to effective deal with the daunting challenges.     “We cannot afford confrontation and need reconciliation,” President Zardari said in his address to the joint session of the parliament.   The President’s address marks beginning of the first […]

President Zardari becomes first elected president to address Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assembly

For the first time in the history of Pakistan, an elected president – Asif Ali Zardari – addressed the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assembly – saying that the PPP-led government has strengthened the Parliament and forged unity amongst provinces by giving them their due rights.   Zardari became the first ever elected president to have addressed a provincial […]

United States applauds democratic tendencies in Pakistan: US Ambassador Richard Olson

The US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson has said the United States applauds democratic tendencies in Pakistan, expressing hopes that free and fair general elections would lead to peaceful transfer of authority from one civilian government to successor civilian government.   Speaking to Radio Pakistan, the US envoy said completion of the term by a […]

Gilani says parliament has no role in decision-making process

Former premier Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has claimed that parliament no role in decision-making process, adding that it has failed to exercise its powers in protecting its rights because of opposition. Speaking to the media at Allam Iqbal International Airport, he further stated that parliament couldn’t take any stand when he was disqualified by the […]

PML-N to move resolution for formation of All Parties Commission on Balochistan issue

Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will move a resolution in Parliament regarding the formation of an All-Parties Commission on the Balochistan issue. The opposition leader while addressing a press conference in Islamabad said that his party was making efforts to bring back […]

PAC Chairman warns to send reference against Registrar Supreme Court

Vowing to bring everyone under the law, Public Account Committee (PAC) Chairman Nadeem Afzal Chan has said that he would send a reference to parliament against Registrar Supreme Court if he doesn’t appear before the committee. While speaking to the media the outspoken parliamentarian said, “If the registrar does not appear before the committee, it […]

Govt. decides to confront the court: vows to consult parliament on court’s decision

Islamabad: (Saturday, August 04, 2012) President Asif Ali Zardari here on Friday chaired a high level meeting in which the court’s decision to repel the contempt of court law was discussed. According to the sources, after thorough discussions, the participants of the meeting decided that there would be no compromise on the powers of the […]

Supreme Court seeks record of parliamentary proceedings over new contempt law

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday sought record of the parliamentary debate that took place regarding the passage of the new contempt of court law. A five-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry resumed the hearing of petitions filed against the recently passed contempt of court law. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry during […]

Parliament has right to legislate every law; says President Asif Ali Zardari

President Asif Ali Zardari has said that parliament had every right to legislate laws and will continue to do so in the future, breaking the silence on a number of issues that have cropped up between the judiciary and the government. Apparently it was a retort to Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry who termed the […]

Court can direct legislature to amend laws: Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry

In what appeared to be another warning to the government, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday said that the judiciary could direct legislatures to amend laws, rules and regulations according to the Constitution. Addressing the lawyers community, the top judge of the country said that courts although couldn’t legislate but they could at least […]

Fight for superiority continues…

The Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) led coalition government has got the contempt of court bill passed in the parliament despite hints from the Supreme Court indicating its displeasure. With the signature of President Asif Ali Zardari, it has become a law before Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf submits his reply to the apex court in […]


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