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  • Fata judicial system needs to be improved: Senate committee

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions has stressed the need for bringing improvement to the judicial system of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) to facilitate the area residents...

    The committee expressed concern over different schemes launched in Fata without consulting the stakeholders...

  • Pakistan top target for foreign espionage, Senate committee told

    In light of revelations that Pakistan is a popular target for foreign espionage, members of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday advised the government to take immediate steps to ensure cyber security for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and its missions abroad...

    Senator Mushahid Hussain, addressing the meeting, had earlier told the committee said that Pakistan is one of three countries in the world —...

  • Emirates refuses to use air bridges in Pakistan, Senate committee told

    ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee was told that Emirates airline has refused to use passenger boarding bridges at airports in Pakistan after an air bridge collapsed at the new Islamabad International airport last month...

    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Air Marshal Arshad Malik, told the Senate Standing Committee on Aviation that Emirates had announced its decision, citing safety...

  • IHC proposes committee for bringing improvement in justice system

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has proposed constituting a permanent committee comprising all stakeholders for bringing continuous improvement in the country’s justice system...

    In response the IHC furnished a reply through Advocate General for Islamabad Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri that the committee of all stakeholders, including judges, legal academics, lawyers, litigants and parliamentarians, may be constituted under the...

  • Senators unanimously approve motion for 12-member ToR committee as Rabbani leaves house

    ISLAMABAD: Senators unanimously approved passage of a motion calling for the formation of a 12-member committee to draft Terms of Reference (ToR) probing leaks from the Panama Papers on Friday, as Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani left the house in protest...

    Rabbani left the Upper House after Law Minister Zahid Hamid moved a motion which had not been discussed with him prior to the session...

  • Rest house upgraded to circuit house

    GUJRAT: The district council rest house has been upgraded to the level of a circuit house and additional bedrooms and other infrastructure will now be built there for temporary stay of government officers and other functionaries...

    The rest house was established by the Gujrat district council around four decades ago and was under its control since then...

  • Avenfield House or ‘tax haven’ house?

    LONDON: The family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is not the only resident of Avenfield House on London’s Park Lane who bought their properties through offshore companies incorporated in tax havens...

    According to the UK Land Registry record, the majority of flats in Avenfield House are owned by offshore companies incorporated in tax havens like Panama, the British Virgin Islands and Guernsey...

  • Senate committee dissatisfied over PIA briefing

    ISLAMABAD: Members of a Senate’s special committee on Tuesday took notice of the absence of the PIA chairman and other senior officials in a meeting called for a briefing on the performance of the national flag carrier...

    PML-N’s Mushahidullah Khan, the convener of the 18-member Senate Special Committee on the Performance of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), reprimanded the PIA management for what he called taking the committee’s...

  • Meeting of Senate committee witnesses heated debate over fake degree scam

    ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance on Tuesday witnessed a heated debate over the issue of fake degree scam involving the IT firm, Axact, as some senators assailed the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) for having failed to keep a check on the activities of companies registered with it...

    The meeting, held at the Parliament House, was presided over by Senator Salim Mandviwala...

  • Senate committee condemns Indian firing

    ISLAMABAD: Senator Mushahid Hussain on Friday chaired a meeting of the Senate Defence Committee at Parliament House during which a unanimous resolution was passed condemning 'unprovoked firing and shelling by India' along the Line of control (LOC) and Working Boundary...

    The resolution stated that the committee feels that enduring peace, security and stability in South Asia can only be attained once India starts to abide its...

  • Senate committee discusses steps to check acts of terror

    ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics, Rehman Malik, said on Monday that the Taliban could claim responsibility for any attack for just Rs50,000...

    Mr Malik said this while getting a briefing during a meeting of the committee on the murder of Sardar Soran Singh and steps taken to stop acts of terror in the country...

  • Senate forms committee to investigate Air Cdr Imran Akhtar in 'missing' PIA aircraft case

    A Senate Standing Committee on Thursday initiated an investigation into the role of retired Air Commodore Imran Akhtar and Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) former CEO, Bernd Hildenbrand, in the sale of an aircraft to a German museum in gross violation of procedures and laws...

    During the meeting, Senator Farhatullah Babar accused Imran of preparing the summary to sell the aircraft but then informing the committee that he was...

  • Senate standing committee condemns terrorism in Balochistan

    The Senate's Standing Committee on Interior passed a resolution against recent incidents of terror in Balochistan on Friday...

    The resolution said that the committee condemns the killing of DIG Hamid Shakeel, SP Muhammad Ilyas and three of his family members, and the 15 migrants found shot near Turbat...

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