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May 20, 2018 2:21 PM Daniyal rejects fake allegations of money laundering against Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Privatization Daniyal Aziz has rejected the bogus allegations of money laundering against former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, who was an honest and righteous person in the country. The National Assembly Committee on Law and Justice directed the Chairman National Accountability Bureau (Retd) Justice Javed Iqbal to appear 3

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM India SC called in for 3rd time in state battle

NEW DELHI: India´s opposition Congress party went to the Supreme Court for the third time in three days Saturday in a bid to thwart Prime Minister Narendra Modi´s nationalist party taking control of a key southern state. Hours before the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sought a vote of confidence in the Karnataka state assembly, Congress lawyers argued

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Caretaker PM can be a man or a woman: Khursheed

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah said that caretaker prime minister could be either male or female. A consensus, by the opposition and the government, was reached on the candidate for the caretaker prime minister on Saturday, sources informed Geo News. A consultation session is underway to decide on the candidates

May 19, 2018 1:45 PM Nusrat Sehr Abbasi ordered out for showing shoe in Sindh Assembly

KARACHI: Nusrat Sehr Abbasi, a female lawmaker belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PMLF), was ordered out of the Sindh Assembly after she showed a shoe to the Deputy Speaker in a sign of defiance during a session of the house. Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza said she would call in Sergeant in Arms to maintain decorum of the house 2

May 19, 2018 12:00 AM Senate committee seeks ECP briefing on elections

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs has summoned the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) secretary for briefing on May 21 on the holding of free, fair and transparent elections, as an air of uncertainty still continues to prevail regarding 2018 elections. The committee will hold its meeting here at the Parliament House

May 18, 2018 10:21 PM Another PML-N MNA joins PTI

LAHORE: Another sitting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MNA from Rajanpur, Sardar Jaffar Khan Leghari has parted ways with PML-N and joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, a day after three sitting PML-N MNAs, one MPA and three former MPAs switched over to the PTI. PML-N MNA Sardar Jaffer Laghari announced to join PTI in a meeting with Imran Khan in Lahore 1

May 18, 2018 5:38 PM Caretaker PM’s name to be finalized on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and leader of opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah Friday met here at the PM Chamber to finalize the name of caretaker prime minister. The two leaders had regular consultations in the past to develop a consensus on a suitable candidate. Speaking to media after the meeting, Khursheed Shah said the name of caretaker 1

May 18, 2018 12:00 AM 77 out of 221 new Karnataka MLAs have criminal record

NEW DELHI: There has been a steady rise in the number of Members of Legislative Assembly with a criminal background in the Karnataka assembly. Among the 221 newly-elected MLAS, 77 (35%) have declared criminal cases against themselves, of which 54 MLAs have declared serious criminal cases, like murder and attempt to murder, reports foreign media. In 2013, the Karnataka

May 17, 2018 12:00 AM Fair polls vital for democracy: Ayaz

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said Wednesday unless and until the roots of democracy are not strengthened in the county, questions will continue to be raised about the parliamentary system. “Democracy will strengthen in the country if we hold two or three free and fair elections continuously,” he said while talking to Parliamentary 3

May 17, 2018 12:00 AM Govt withdraws Rs10 health levy on tobacco

ISLAMABAD: The government withdrew health levy of Rs10 on a kilogram of tobacco in line with the senate’s demand and it is all set to present the amended finance bill 2018 before the national assembly for approval on Thursday (today). Officials said on Wednesday finance bill also proposed a 10 percent sales tax on rock phosphate imported by fertiliser 2