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  • Three CMs, lawmakers fail to file statements of assets

    ISLAMABAD: A number of lawmakers, including the chief ministers of three provinces, have failed to submit their statements of assets to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) by the deadline of Sept 30...

    The ECP will suspend the membership of these lawmakers on Oct 15 and after that they will not be able to enter the Senate and the national and provincial assemblies
  • PM, CMs urged to make constitutional history a compulsory subject

    ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has formally asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and chief ministers of the four provinces to make constitutional history of Pakistan a compulsory subject “to inculcate an understanding and commitment to the Constitution”...

    In separate letters written to the prime minister and the chief ministers, the chairman said: “Steps may be taken for incorporation of the constitutional history of Pakistan in...
  • Rabbani to meet CMs for linkage between Senate, provincial assemblies

    ISLAMABAD: Taking an­other initiative, Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has decided to hold meetings with the four provincial chief ministers to discuss with them a proposed roadmap to establish a linkage between the upper house of parliament and provincial assemblies and to ensure that the rights of the provinces are protected...

    The Senate chairman “will commence a round of consultations with the provincial chief ministers this week” and...
  • Security beefed up in Peshawar as army chief, CMs to attend APS one-year commemoration

    PESHAWAR: The Chief of Army Staff, President and Prime Minister of Pakistan along with the chief ministers of Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan and premier of Azad Jammu and Kashmir are expected to attend a ceremony at the Army Public School tomorrow, December 16, to mark the one-year anniversary of the horrific massacre that killed 144 children and school staff...

    Ambassadors of several countries along...
  • SC summons former Balochistan CMs to explain what they did for improvement in province

    Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday directed the last two former chief ministers of Balochistan — Dr Abdul Malik Baloch and Nawab Sanaullah Zehri — to appear before the apex court and explain what they did for the improvement of governance in the province during their respective tenures...

    A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by the CJP, was hearing cases at the court's Quetta registry regarding the plight of public...
  • Ex-CMs claim to have improved situation in Balochistan

    ISLAMABAD: Two former chief ministers of Balochistan — Dr Abdul Malik Baloch and Sanaullah Zehri — defended their efforts before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, claiming that these helped in restoring a semblance of peace and tranquillity to the province as the law and order situation improved...

    But Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was not impre­ssed and regretted that the people of Balochistan lacked political empowerment and summoned...
  • Caretaker PM, CMs bound to submit asset statements: ECP

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in the country’s history, the caretaker prime minister and chief ministers as well as their cabinet members will be bound to submit statements of their assets and liabilities to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) within three days from assumption of office...

    An ECP official told Dawn that the caretakers would be required to submit statements of assets and liabilities, including those of their spouses...
  • PML-N, PPP ridicule PTI’s indecisiveness over caretaker CMs

    ISLAMABAD: The recent flip-flop by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) over its choices of caretaker chief ministers in two provinces has not only put the party leaders on the back foot, it has also provided an opportunity to its rivals to cash in on the situation just ahead of the general elections...

    The PTI’s act of first nominating the caretaker chief ministers and then withdrawing their nominations within 24 hours in Khyber...
  • Consensus on caretaker CMs still eludes three provinces

    PESHAWAR: As the consensus on the names of caretaker chief ministers still eludes Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Balochistan, the governments and the opposition in the three provinces have now entered the next rounds of the procedure for selecting the caretaker chief executives...

    While KP has put the ball in the court of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for selecting a caretaker chief minister for it, a six-member parliamentary...
  • No agreement in Balochistan, Punjab on caretaker CMs

    LAHORE/QUETTA: As the provincial government and the opposition both in Punjab and Balochistan have failed to reach a consensus on any name for the caretaker chief ministers despite several rounds of consultations, the matter has finally landed before the parliamentary committees, with slim chances of any agreement...

    Both committees, which are supposed to meet on Wednesday, have three days to pick one of the four names suggested by the...
  • ECP to finalise caretaker CMs for Punjab, Balochistan

    The parliamentary committees of Punjab and Balochistan on Wednesday failed to reach a consensus on selecting the caretaker chief minister for their respective provinces...

    Outgoing opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed blamed the PML-N's "inflexibility" for the lack of consensus while outgoing provincial government's spokesperson Malik Ahmed Khan claimed the names submitted by the opposition were controversial and...
  • Caretaker PM, CMs, ministers fail to submit details of assets

    ISLAMABAD: The federal and provincial caretaker governments appear not to care about the law as the interim prime minister and chief ministers and members of their cabinet have so far ignored the legal requirement of submitting the statements of their assets to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)...

    Under the Elections Act 2017, it is mandatory for the caretaker prime minister and chief ministers as well as members of their...
  • NAB chief hints at action against two former CMs

    QUETTA: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal has hinted that action will be initiated soon against two former chief ministers of Balochistan on charges of corruption and misuse of powers...

    Speaking at a seminar here on Wednesday, Justice Iqbal said an inquiry against one of the former chief ministers had almost been completed while an inquiry against the other was under way
  • PTI yet to nominate CMs of Punjab, KP

    ISLAMABAD: While the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is claiming that it is in a position to form a coalition government not only in Islamabad but also in three provinces of the country, the party seems to be in a fix, so far, over the selection of its nominees for top slots in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    Celebrating victory in July 25 general elections, the PTI has so far failed to nominate its chief ministers in KP and Punjab
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