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Handful of people can’t topple govt: MNAs

August 29, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) in their continuing debate on the prevailing political situation in the country once again reposed confidence in the PML-N government saying that handful of people could not topple the government.

NA little enthused by belated Lahore FIR

August 29, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Though it would be the second such case in Pakistan, the National Assembly was hardly enthused to hear from the government on Thursday that the Lahore police would, after a lag of more than two months, register an agitating party’s complaint implicating Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in a police shooting that left at least 14 Pakistan Awami Tehreek activists dead.

Rs 14 billion lost annually due to UfG losses, Senate body told

August 29, 2014

ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel on Thursday was informed that an estimated amount of Rs 14 billion was being lost annually on account of Unaccounted for Gas (UfG) losses. This was stated by Abid Saeed, Secretary Petroleum and Natural Resources while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources on the topic of controlling UfG and recovery of outstanding gas bills against various consumers.

AGP says no less powerful than Parliament

August 29, 2014

MULTAN: Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) Buland Akhtar Rana has said that the Auditor General functions under Constitution and not the parliament, adding that he is no less powerful than the Parliament. Talking to the journalists here on Thursday, he added that he possessed secrets of all stalwarts and if he was victimized, he would unveil their faces.

Govt not afraid of protests: Nawaz

August 28, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday finally broke his silence in National Assembly with the pledge to uphold the constitution and supremacy of parliament, saying his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was not afraid of protests.

28 PTI MPAs submit resignations in Punjab PA

August 28, 2014

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday submitted 28 resignations of its MPAs from the Punjab in the provincial assembly’s secretariat.

Returning officers conducted transparent polls, says ECP

August 28, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday rejected the charges of the PTI chief Imran Khan and ex-ECP official Afzal Khan regarding the alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections and reiterated that the returning officers conducted the polls in a transparent manner.

Demand for resignation lawful only if rigging proved: JI

August 28, 2014

LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq has said that the demand for prime minister’s resignation would be lawful only if some constitutional institution gave the verdict that the May 2013 elections were massively rigged.

PTI, PAT urged to lay stress on poll reform

August 28, 2014

QUETTA: The Balochistan National Party-M’s deputy organiser Dr Jehanzeb Jamaldini said on Wednesday that although his party’s mandate had been stolen in last year’ s general elections, it had preferred to continue participating in democratic, parliamentary politics.

At least 11 MNAs refuse to resign from lower house

August 28, 2014

PESHAWAR: At least 11 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNAs from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) have refused to tender their resignation from the lower house over differences with the party’s central leadership, insiders told The Express Tribune on Tuesday.

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