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  • GB Legislative Assembly polls conclude peacefully

    GILGIT: Polling for 24 seats of the second Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly concluded on Monday...

    Voters will elect six members of the legislative assembly from Skardu, four from Diamer, three each from Gilgit, Hunza Nagar, Ghizer and Ganche and two from Astor...

  • Legislative Assembly discards disqualification references against AJK premier

    Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly Speaker Shah Ghulam Qadir on Monday rejected six references filed by the leaders of two opposition parties seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider for his controversial remarks on July 29 about the future of the disputed Himalayan region...

    The references were filed under Section 25(2) of the AJK Interim Constitution Act, read with Section 5(2) of the AJK...

  • Legislative council proposed to decide future of Fata

    PESHAWAR: The Fata Grand Alliance has rejected the recommendations of government-sponsored Fata Reforms Committee and suggested formation of a legislative council to decide future of the tribal areas...

    He said that an independent and elected Fata legislative council should be established to decide future of the tribal areas...

  • Senate meets today to take up heavy legislative agenda

    The senators are expected to have a debate on an adjournment motion on US President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address last week in which he had said that instability would continue for decades in parts of Pakistan because of extremism and terrorism...

    Speedy justiceThe eight bills which the Senate is set to pass for providing speedy justice are Witness Protection, Security and Benefit Bill, 2016; the Law Reforms (Amendment)...

  • Govt, opposition set for Panama probe legislative war

    ISLAMABAD: The government and the opposition on Friday appeared ready for a legislative war over a law seeking formation of a commission to hold an inquiry into corruption charges, including money laundering...

    Two days after the PPP submitted to the Senate secretariat its PTI-backed bill seeking formation of a judicial commission on the scandal involving politicians owning offshore companies, the government on Friday introduced in...

  • Charsadda attack overshadows legislative business

    ISLAMABAD: The legislative business of the National Assembly took a back seat to the terrible tragedy that occurred in Charsadda on Wednesday, with lawmakers clamouring for a chance to talk about the brazen attack on Bacha Khan University as it unfolded...

    In reaction to the attack in Charsadda, both PkMAP chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif agreed that training and harbouring “some of the most dangerous...

  • Women’s legislative performance

    EVER since almost 17 per cent of seats in Pakistan’s directly elected legislatures were reserved for women, a pattern has emerged of women legislators performing better than their male counterparts in the national parliament and the provincial legislatures over the last 13 years...

    The practice of reserved seats for women has been a subject of debate not only in Pakistan but around the world...

  • Rabbani concerned at judicial scrutiny of legislative process

    ISLAMABAD: Days before his retirement, Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday expressed concern over the growing judicial meddling in legislative processes and issuance of a contempt notice to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly speaker by the Peshawar High Court...

    He also referred to his recent meeting with Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar and the visit of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to the Parliament House to...

  • AJK Legislative Assembly, council sitting approves amendments to constitution

    MUZAFFARABAD: The PML-N dominated joint sitting of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and the AJK Council on Friday approved amendments to the AJK Constitution abolishing the council’s administrative and financial powers and reducing it to an advisory body...

    The process had started on Monday, when the 13th constitutional amendment bill was tabled by the government in the Legislative Assembly amid objections by the...

  • Senate set to take up heavy legislative agenda tomorrow

    ISLAMABAD: At a time when the National Assembly is completely dysfunctional in terms of doing legislation due to non-existence of committees, the Senate is set to take up heavy legislative agenda as it meets after a two-day recess on Monday...

    The legislative work has come to a halt due to an inordinate delay in the formation of the standing and other committees of the National Assembly by Speaker Asad Qaiser due to an ongoing tussle...

  • Govt completing first 100 days without legislative work

    ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) may have something to defend in terms of its 100-day performance, but it has completely failed to deliver when it comes to legislative work...

    With no legislative work to do, almost all the previous sittings of the lower house of parliament witnessed debates and speeches on insignificant matters, with members continuing their corruption tirades against each other, causing uproar and...

  • ICJ condemns legislative steps taken by India in Kashmir, says 'all eyes on Indian SC'

    “The legality of the Indian government’s measures to eviscerate Article 370 will certainly be tested before the Indian judiciary, which should look closely at the serious violations of proper legislative and constitutional processes,” Zarifi said...

    ”The procedure adopted to revoke the special status and autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir appears to be incompatible with judgments and observations of high courts and the Indian Supreme...

  • Legislative framework sought against use of torture

    ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a national consultation on implementation of the ‘UN Convention Against Torture’ have called for a comprehensive legislative framework against the use of torture...

    The event was organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in collaboration with the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) here on Friday...

  • Hasty passage of key bills brings legislative process under scrutiny

    ISLAMABAD: The hasty passage of the services chiefs’ tenure bills from the two houses of the Parliament has brought the legislative process under public scrutiny and exposed lack of interest being shown by the government and opposition members to ordinary legislation...

    Leader of the House in the Senate and a member of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Shibli Faraz, held the opposition responsible for the slow legislative...

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