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  • Despite cracks, MQM-P still a dominant force in NA-255 constituency

    KARACHI: Although all major parties have fielded their candidates in NA-255, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan is still a force to be reckoned with in the constituency despite all odds and still having a fragmented house...

    Explore: Who will rule Karachi?After new delimitation, the NA-255 (Liaquatabad-Nazimabad), Central III, constituency — former NA-247 — is considered a safe seat for the MQM-P...

  • Karachi mayor calls for amendment to LG law to facilitate public service

    HYDERABAD: Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar has said that powers are concentrated in Sindh, but even with this concentration of powers, had the provincial government really delivered, the situation would have been different in Larkana...

    He said he left mounds of garbage in Karachi while proceeding for Hyderabad only to find the same situation there (Hyderabad)...

  • JUI-F bill seeking amendment to Army Act rejected

    The bill, seeking an amendment to the Pakistan Army Act, 2015, had been moved by Shahida Akhtar Ali of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) as a private member in the National Assembly in December...

    She said it was because of extraordinary situation demanding special measures for speedy trial in offences relating to terrorism that parliament had passed the 21st Constitution Amendment and the Pakistan Army Act extending the jurisdiction of...

  • Amendment undermines constitutional structure, SC told

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was told that the 21st amendment, which established military courts to try hardened terrorists, had seriously undermined, disturbed and distorted the five broad structures and the scheme of the constitution...

    Also read: Is APC new route for amendments, asks SCHe argued that the 21st amendment had disturbed these broad structures and affected 12 different provisions of the Constitution...

  • Senate body rejects amendment to child marriage act as ‘un-Islamic’

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Wednesday rejected ‘The Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill, 2017’ and said it was un-Islamic...

    These include ‘The Prevention of Witchcraft Bill, 2017’ and ‘The Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017’ moved by Senator Chaudhry Tanvir Khan and ‘The Criminal Laws (Amendment) Protection of Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2017’ moved by Senator Rubina Khalid...

  • PML-N probe body to fix blame for controversial Khatm-i-Nabuwwat amendment

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday constituted a three-member committee of the ruling party to fix responsibility for the controversial amendment to the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat declaration for electoral candidates...

    The change in the language of the candidates’ declaration form in the newly-passed Elections Act 2017 had enraged religious parties, who threatened to launch...

  • 24th amendment’s passage from Senate hits snags

    ISLAMABAD: As the passage of the 24th constitutional amendment bill from the upper house of parliament, which is essentially linked with timely conduct of 2018 general elections, hits snags owing to the opposition’s reservations over the modus operandi of third party audit of results of the 2017 national population census, Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday called upon parliament to ensure holding of polls on time...

    As a...

  • Senate to take up Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate is set to take up on Monday a crucial opposition bill seeking an amendment to the recently-passed Elections Act, 2017, with an aim to repeal the controversial clause that allows a person ineligible to be elected as a lawmaker to become an office-bearer of a political party...

    The bill, titled the Elections Act (Amendment) Bill, 2017, is part of the 48-point agenda issued by the Senate Secretariat for the opening...

  • Senate passes Elections Amendment Bill 2017

    The Senate, under the chairmanship of Mian Raza Rabbani, unanimously passed the Elections Amendment Bill 2017 on Friday, aimed at restoring the clauses pertaining to Khatm-i-Nabuwwat to their original form and make sections relating to the Ahmadi community more effective...

    "Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that a constitutional amendment pertaining to the fresh delimitation of constituencies was also...

  • ECP seeks amendment to delimitation law in a week

    ISLAMABAD: Expressing displeasure over the delay in amendment to the law which will pave the way for delimitation of electoral constituencies on the basis of provisional census results for the coming general elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has given a seven-day deadline to the government to complete the task...

  • Senators’ absence delays passage of 24th amendment

    ISLAMABAD: The question of missing legislators haunted both houses of parliament on Friday as the Senate was unable to pass the 24th constitutional amendment, passed by the National Assembly a day earlier...

    Certain ruling party MNAs also made the startling claim that they had received threatening phone calls from ‘unknown’ numbers, warning them not to attend the sitting of the lower house that voted on the amendment...

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