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  • Pope simplifies Catholic marriage annulment procedure

    VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Tuesday made it simpler and swifter for Catholics to secure a marriage annulment, the most radical such reform for 250 years, and told bishops to be more welcoming to divorced couples...

    Pope Francis said the procedure should be free and the new rules mean that a marriage might be declared null and void in just 45 days in some cases...

  • ‘PPP to move court against LG poll procedure’

    MULTAN: The PPP will challenge the procedure of local government elections in the court, stating it is in violation of Article 51 of the Constitution...

    He said the PPP would “fully participate” in the local government elections and also present its manifesto for these polls...

  • Ousted PM gets two SPs in deviation from procedure

    LAHORE: The federal government has appointed a senior police official serving in BS-18 as security officer for ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, in a deviation from the standard practice...

    According to the standard operating procedure mentioned in the ‘Blue Book’, only the sitting prime minister and the president are entitled to the services of a BS-18 officer of the rank of superintendent of police (SP)...

  • Govt yet to initiate procedure for ECP appointments

    ISLAMABAD: Unmoved by its past experience of an incomplete Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the government has yet to initiate the process for appointment of ECP members in place of the incumbents who are set to retire in less than three months...

    “The sitting members of the ECP appointed under the new procedure will be retiring on June 13 and the process of appointment for the next term should have commenced by now,” a senior...

  • Punjab govt intends to amend Code of Criminal Procedure

    LAHORE: The Punjab government intends to have the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1898, amended so as to change the procedure of registration of criminal cases and submission of challans in courts for trial...

    According to some high placed sources, the first suggestion is to amend Section 154 of the CrPC to provide for powers to the SHO to conduct initial inquiry to discard fabricated and false FIRs prior to registration of...

  • SCBA suggests changes in judicial appointment procedure

    ISLAMABAD: As part of its ongoing campaign for judicial reform, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has submitted a set of packages to the eight-member bipartisan parliamentary committee constituted to improve the procedure of appointing superior court judges...

    “Members of the parliamentary committee have appreciated the effort which aims to bring about improvements in the procedure of judges’ appointment,” SCBA president Ali...

  • PPP, PTI join hands in Sindh PA to change mayoral election procedure

    KARACHI: Ahead of much-awaited mayoral elections, the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party, with the support of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, managed to change the procedure of indirect local government elections from ‘secret ballot’ to ‘show of hands’ by amending the Sindh local government law on Tuesday...

    In the bill, the words “secret ballot” have been replaced with “show of hands “ for the elections of mayor, deputy mayor,...

  • Two INGOs allowed to operate under new procedure

    ISLAMABAD: Two international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) were formally allowed to operate in Pakistan under the new procedure after the process to accord approval under the first-ever policy governing registration and operation of INGOs commenced on Monday...

    The meeting was informed that as many as 127 INGOs had so far submitted applications for registration under the new policy framework...

  • ‘Major changes’ in LG poll procedure being mulled over

    LAHORE: The Punjab government is considering a plan to declare each union council a single constituency for local government polls, and introduce indirect election for reserved seats...

    Under the Local Government Act 2013, in its existing form, each UC has six wards and each ward has six seats --- chairman, vice-chairman, besides one seat each for youth, peasant, minority and general member...

  • Passport renewal procedure being simplified

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has ordered the director general of immigration and passports to simplify the procedure for renewal of passports...

    A spokesperson for the interior ministry said in a statement on Sunday that the new policy would be implemented within a month after which passports could be renewed from any passport office in the country or abroad...

  • Changes to 118-year-old criminal procedure code being planned

    LAHORE: A committee formed by the prime minister has been given till December next year to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) 1898 so as to improve the criminal justice system and the procedure of registering FIRs and to block bogus cases and trial of those unfit for prosecution...

    They claimed that over 50 per cent of the cases submitted for trial in Punjab were either false or poorly investigated...

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