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The Election Bill, 2017

The parliamentary committee on electoral reforms finalised ‘The Election Bill, 2017’, with dissenting notes by five political parties on different issues.The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf boycotted the Wednesday’s sitting of the committee at the Parliament House, saying its four major demands including voting right for overseas Pakistanis, reconstitution of the Election Commission …

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Resolving Gulf Crisis

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Qatar’s foreign minister and told the visiting dignitary that Pakistan supports efforts of emir of Kuwait in finding a solution to current crisis in Gulf region. Foreign Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani called on the PM in Islamabad on Tuesday evening and …

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Nuisance of ghost schools

Over 1,500 government-run primary, middle and high schools in Balochistan were found, during a verification process, to exist only on paper. The Balochistan government and Unicef jointly conducted a survey with regard to the verification of schools over May 2016 to May 2017 to track down ghost schools across the …

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Operation Khyber-IV

Director General Inter Service Public Relation Major General Asif Ghafoor said that the Supreme Court had formed the Joint Investigation Team that contained members of the ISI and the MI and Pak Army is not directly related to the joint investigation team.DG ISPR added that Pakistan Army was working for …

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PM’s categorical stance

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said the controversial report of Joint Investigation Team on Panama case is an amalgam of accusations by opponents and lacks any substantive evidence. While chairing PML-N’s parliamentary party meeting, he said that ‘not a single sentence gives a clue that Nawaz Sharif is guilty …

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ECP’s letter

Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza has written letters to the heads of 15 mainstream political parties, underlining the need for early passage of the election bill 2017 to ensure that the ECP gets sufficient time to make appropriate arrangements for the 2018 general elections. In his letter, …

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Demands for PM’s resignation

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, during the federal cabinet meeting, that he will not resign despite the demands of his opposition in accordance with the public mandate. Sharif called the Joint Investigation Team report a concoction of allegations about his family’s private businesses when he chaired the meeting, addressing all …

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After JIT’s revelations

Finally the joint investigation team formed by the Supreme Court to probe into matters relating to Panama Papers submitted its final report before a three-member Bench of the Apex Court. The implementation bench, constituted as a consequence of a judgment of the Larger Bench, is headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal. …

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PaK-Afghan ties

The Pakistan-Afghanistan impasse seems to be getting further entrenched by each passing day; both governments blame terror sanctuaries in the other country as attacks continue to take place, and the bilateral conversation has regressed to accusations and denunciations.Repatriation of Afghan refugees and the proposed border fence on the Durand line …

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