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  • KP assembly speaker strips assembly secretary of powers

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar has stripped the assembly secretary of his administrative and financial powers in a spat over recruitments and other issues...

    ”In line with the notification, the secretary will look after matters related to legislation and meetings of the public accounts committee although the secretary has been declared the principal accounting officer of the assembly’s secretariat...

  • National Assembly set to pass fresh delimitation bill today

    ISLAMABAD: The Natio­nal Assembly is finally set to pass a crucial constitutional amendment bill on Thurs­day (today) seeking fresh delimitation of constituencies ahead of the upcoming general elections on the basis of provisional results of the population census...

    Talking to reporters after presiding over a meeting of parliamentary leaders, National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq claimed that they had arrived at a consensus regarding...

  • National Assembly passes bill to enable fresh delimitation of constituencies

    The National Assembly on Thurs­day passed the crucial Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017, which seeks fresh delimitation of electoral constituencies ahead of the upcoming general elections on the basis of the provisional results of the 2017 population census...

    Under the terms of the amendment, while the number of NA seats will remain the same, Punjab will lose out on seats as its share in Pakistan's population has fallen to 52pc in...

  • Govt bulldozes controversial Election Bill 2017 through National Assembly

    The government on Monday bulldozed the amended Election Bill 2017 through the National Assembly despite strong protests from opposition lawmakers...

    The requirement that a party's chief be eligible to hold public office has been done away withNo MNA can be disqualified for more than 5 yearsPresident will be bound to consult the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) before announcing a date for general electionsECP will have the...

  • Chairpersons of seven National Assembly bodies elected

    ISLAMABAD: Members of seven National Assembly Standing Committees elected on Thursday new chairpersons of the committees...

    Posts of the chairpersons of five standing committees fell vacant after their chairpersons were inducted into the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi whereas other offices fell vacant due to a change in the composition of the committees made by National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq...

  • National Assembly, Senate ask govt to raise Rohingya Muslims issue

    ISLAMABAD: Members of the Senate and National Assembly on Monday urged the government to raise its voice against atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and insisted on taking up the cause at the United Nations and other international forums...

    Similarly, the National Assembly discussed various adjournment motions moved by a number of opposition members on the same issue...

  • National Assembly legislation paves way for timely elections

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday passed the 24th Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 by a 242-1 vote, paving the way for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to carry out fresh delimitation of constituencies ahead of the next general elections on the basis of provisional census data...

    It was during the extended Maghrib prayers break that NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq convened a meeting of parliamentary leaders of the MQM,...

  • Support for government in National Assembly ‘a bitter pill’, says Murad

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has swallowed the bitter pill of supporting an amendment to the Constitution for starting the process of delimitation of constituencies on the basis of provisional results of the census so that elections could be held on time...

    Talking to the media after attending a reception hosted by the ambassador of Azerbaijan to celebrate 25 years of...

  • National Assembly speaker moves IHC against TV anchor

    ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court against an anchorperson of a private television channel...

    Rehman, cited the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the owner and the anchorperson of the private TV channel as respondents...

  • Abbasi tells National Assembly IB list a ‘forged document’

    ISLAMABAD: In an effort to pacify the agitating members of the ruling party, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday categorically stated on the floor of the National Assembly that the list containing the names of the parliamentarians said to have links with banned outfits allegedly prepared by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) was “fake and a forged document”...

    He said the TV channel had claimed that the Prime Minister Office had...

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