Javaid-ur-Rahman

  • TISLAMABAD - Former prime minister and PML-N MNA Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, while participating in Tuesday’s National Assembly proceedings, asked the speaker to issue production orders of all detained MNAs including Rana Sanaullah. Khaqan came down hard on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser for ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The opposition warned the PTI government during Monday’s National Assembly session against turning political differences into personal animosity and said this tradition would harm democracy and the system. Referring to sloganeering outside former prime minister Nawaz ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM-P), despite being government’s coalition partner, may put weight behind opposition over the matter of issuing production order of opposition MNAs. This would be the second allied partner of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s government for ...

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  • TISLAMABAD        -       The PTI government in yesterday’s national assembly session failed to run the proceedings of the house due to lack of required strength. The house, without disposing of a single agenda item, adjourned during the first half an hour of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The parliamentarians from different political parties on Thursday staged a sit-in in front of speaker’s dais against ‘abduction’ of four women from Balochistan province. The parliamentarians from Balochistan National Party, PPP, JUI-F led by MNA Sardar Akhtar Mengal ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Inviting opposition to come forward with positive suggestion for Kashmir issue, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in yesterday’s National Assembly claimed the issue had been internationalised with effective and prompt diplomacy of PTI’s government. “There is no ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A 12-member parliamentary committee, formed to deliberate upon the appointment of ECP members, yesterday could not develop consensus to pick ECP members from Sindh and Balochistan. However, the committee, headed by Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari, will hold another meeting ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Major opposition parties have submitted application in national assembly secretariat requesting speaker national assembly to issue production orders of arrested MNAs including former president Asif Ali Zardari. The opposition wants participation of senior arrested lawmakers from major ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif yesterday recommended three names for the slot of Chief Election Commissioner, as incumbent CEC Justice (r) Sardar Raza is scheduled to retire on December 6. In a letter, he proposed the names of former bureaucrats Nasir ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) senior lawmaker Rana Tanvir Hussain was yesterday elected unopposed as chairman Public Accounts Committee (PAC). All the members of the parliamentary accountability body including treasury members, in a show of unanimity, once again elected another member ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The PTI government yesterday postponed the National Assembly session scheduled to start from December 2. The government took this decision ostensibly to take time for preparing proper legislation with the consent of allied partners, in accordance with the decision of apex court related ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The appointment of two Election Commission members may further delay due to the sudden resignation of Faroogh Naseem as Minister for Law and Justice, as he was to brief the special committee about rules of appointment this week. MQM-P legislator Faroogh Naseem, as per the decided ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Arif Alvi has convened the National Assembly (NA) session on Monday [December 2], in which the government and opposition are set to lock horns over the current political situation in the country. The opposition parties may jointly demand fresh elections from the government, on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD         -           Major parliamentary opposition parties will make allout efforts to force the speaker national assembly to initiate formal debate on PTI’s foreign funding in the upcoming national assembly session. The opposition ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser yesterday accepted resignation of Mian Shehbaz Sharif as Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman. Another PML-N’s stalwart Rana Tanvir Ali is likely to become chairman of parliamentary accountability body with the consent of opposition ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -     National Assembly special committee on agricultural products has urged the government to set the minimum support price for wheat for the year 2019-20 at Rs1400/40kg. The meeting of sub-committee of the National Assembly special committee on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-The federal government’s coalition partners look unhappy with the ruling PTI for not keeping them in the loop on important policy making matters including legislative business.Some of the important allied partners have even openly started conveying their reservations with the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD     -    The National Assembly yesterday saw a rare show of unanimity between the treasury and the opposition as they agreed to run the house according to the established democratic and parliamentary norms. Senior lawmakers from the two sides held a ...

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  • TISLAMABAD            -       The opposition and Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser yesterday could not reach any consensus to amicably resolve the issue of no-confidence motion against Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri. However, they agreed to continue ...

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  • TISLAMABAD     -    PML-N parliamentary leader Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Thursday’s National Assembly session asked the government to avoid politics of revenge and allow former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to go abroad for medical treatment. “Indemnity ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - As the locust outbreak in the country may now damage crops in Balochistan, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser said all possible measures would be taken to minimise the potential damage to the crops in Balochistan. No stone should be left unturned to mitigate the impacts of the locust ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Though the opposition in the National Assembly’s (NA) session on Monday welcomed the government’s gesture of opening the Kartarpur Corridor, it urged it to dispel the impression that Pakistan had tacitly accepted India’s illegal merger of occupied Kashmir. However, the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD     -    Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) yesterday submitted a no-confidence motion against Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri. The party wants National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser to put its motion in the upcoming sitting of the assembly ...

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  • TISLAMABAD     -    The National Assembly proceedings yesterday witnessed verbal brawl between the treasury and the opposition over the hasty legislation done by the government. As many as eleven ordinances were passed in the lower house of the parliament the other ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -   No amount of heckling, arm flailing, or banging on desks could stop the PTI government railroading a plethora of legislation through the National Assembly on Thursday. Amid strong protest by the opposition, the PTI government forced its way to get nearly a ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday rejected the summary moved by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs to postpone or reschedule the National Assembly session scheduled to meet today. The ministry had moved the summary to Prime Minister Office to postpone or reschedule the session owing to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD     -    While the national assembly session has been summoned tomorrow, Pakistan Muslim League (N) has written a letter to speaker national assembly requesting him to issue production orders of its arrested MNAs. Other opposition party (PPP-P) may also ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Arif Alvi has convened the National Assembly (NA) session on Thursday (November 7), wherein the opposition and government are set to lock horns over multiple matters, including the Azadi March and the possible sit-in. The government is currently engaged in talks with the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The All Parties Conference (APC) of opposition forces yesterday decided to continue the ongoing protest at its current place till getting any satisfactory response from the government. JUI-F chief Fazlur Rahman, at the conference, failed to secure major parties backing for prolonging ...

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  • TISLAMABAD     -    Sticking to their demand for resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the protesting opposition parties are mulling over en masse resignations, countrywide shutdown and lockdown of all highways. The first deadline for the resignation of Prime Minister ...

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