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Cooperation in Senate discussed by Nawaz, Zardari

April 17, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The difficulties being faced by the government in the Senate in lawmaking prominently figured, among other important issues, in the second meeting of former President Asif Ali Zardari with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, it is reliably learnt.

Opp senators walk out over ministers' 'incomplete' answers

April 17, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Opposition lawmakers in the Upper House of parliament on Wednesday reacted strongly to what they saw as incomplete responses by federal ministers to their questions, and all the opposition staged a walkout.

MQM protests in Senate against 'victimisation'

April 17, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) staged a walkout from the Senate on Wednesday in protest against the alleged victimisation of party workers by law-enforcement agencies in Karachi.

PPP asks Senator Faisal Raza Abidi to resign

April 17, 2014

LAHORE: General Secretary of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Raja Pervez Ashraf on Wednesday asked Faisal Raza Abidi to resign from Senate seat held by him, DawnNews reported.

NA panel proposes making Pemra autonomous body

April 17, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage proposed on Wednesday to make Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) a truly autonomous body accountable to parliament and not to the executive.

PPP submits notice in NA on soaring circular debt

April 17, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Wednesday submitted a calling-attention notice in the National Assembly about the soaring circular debt of Rs286 billion in the power sector.

Ogra performance dissatisfies NA body

April 17, 2014

ISLAMABAD - Dissatisfied with the performance of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority, the National Assembly Standing committee on Petroleum on Wednesday reprimanded OGRA Chairman Saeed Ahmad Khan.

PTI dissidents form pressure group in KP Assembly

April 17, 2014

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Wednesday split into two groups in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly after 14 dissident MPAs of the ruling party formed what they called a pressure group.

ECP seeks more time for LB polls in Sindh, Punjab

April 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought more time for holding local bodies (LB) polls in Sindh and Punjab. The ECP on Tuesday submitted a plea in the Supreme Court (SC) in which it had prayed that six to nine months are required for delimitation of constituencies, therefore, more time is required for holding LB elections in Sindh and Punjab. The commission requested the Apex Court to grant this relaxation in the holding of LB elections.

ECP let banned outfit contest 2013 polls

April 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Taking advantage of loopholes in the electoral system of the country, an alliance of five politico-religious parties, including a banned outfit, managed to be recognised by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and contest the general elections last year without any legal hitch or challenge.

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