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  • Election commission is busy, but the law for Islamabad LG polls is missing

    ISLAMABAD: A day after appointing the Regional Election Commissioner, Peshawar Division, as the District Returning Officer (DRO) for the forthcoming local government election in Islamabad, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decided to review the decision...

    Even the much bigger task of the parliament passing a relevant law for holding the first-ever local government election in Islamabad is pending...

  • PTI legislator challenges Ehtesab Commission law

    PESHAWAR: PTI MPA Gul Sahib Khan has moved the Peshawar High Court challenging the detention of his father by the newly-established Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission as well as the law under which the commission was set up...

    Noor Daraz and four other suspects were arrested by the KPEC on April 17 on charges of grabbing government land worth Rs250 million and have presently been in custody of the commission...

  • Commission on women status law approved

    KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad gave his approval on Thursday to the Sindh Commission on the Status of Women Act 2015, to be enforced immediately throughout the province...

    The Act outlines the setting up of a provincial commission focusing on the status of women and the promotion of their social, economic, political and legal rights, as provided in the constitution...

  • KP govt drafts stricter Ehtesab Commission law

    PESHAWAR: The government on Monday tabled a bill in the provincial assembly to amend the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission Act (KPECA) to make it more stringent and remove certain lacunas, which had helped several suspected outlaws secure bail from the Peshawar High Court...

    A day after the Awami National Party leaders accused the provincial government of politically victimising them through the Ehtesab Commission, law minister...

  • KP govt tables bill to amend Ehtesab commission law

    PESHAWAR: The provincial government on Friday tabled a bill in the provincial assembly to amend the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission Act with a suggestion that the commission shall not take action in matters related to the ongoing development schemes and procedural lapses at the government departments...

    The proposed law – KPEC (Amendment) Bill 2016 – tabled by law minister Imtiaz Shahid also proposed curtailment of the powers of...

  • View from the courtroom: Flaws in law bring embarrassment to Ehtesab Commission

    The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission (KPEC), an important institution set up last year by the provincial government in accordance with the manifesto of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf to check corruption by public office-holders, made several high profile arrests during last three months...

    However, the recent release of some of the key suspects on bail by the Peshawar High Court has turned into a source of embarrassment for the...

  • Cabinet okays drastic changes in Ehtesab Commission law

    PESHAWAR: The provincial cabinet on Thursday approved drastic changes in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Act (KPECA) 2014 through an ordinance for making the approval of the five-member Ehtesab Commission mandatory for the arrest of a suspect and reducing the maximum physical custody period of a suspect to 15 days from the existing 45 days...

    Special assistant to KP chief minister on information Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani told reporters after...

  • Delhi law minister arrested for fake law degree

    NEW DELHI: Police say they have arrested the New Delhi state law minister for allegedly holding a fake degree in law and registering as an attorney in the Indian capital...

    According to Bhagat, Tomar says he obtained a law degree from a university in Bihar state, but police found it to be fake...

  • Law dept caught on wrong side of law

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa law, parliamentary affairs and human rights department is understood to have upgraded various key positions of its legislative wing despite the government’s decision to restructure the wing...

    The decision to restructure the wing was made during a meeting of the establishment, finance and law departments held here on Dec 12, 2016, revealed sources and official documents...

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