Parliament’s joint session to be held today

ISLAMABAD: The much-anticipated joint session of parliament on important political and economic issues of the country will be held today with a 58-point agenda consisting of six pages. According to details, 29 legal bills including Electoral Amendment Bill 2021 and

PTI wins three reserved seats for women in AJK

MUZAFFARABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has secured three seats reserved for women in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly. All five candidates were elected unopposed while the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) secured one

Speaker Sindh Assembly bans eight lawmakers for disorderly conduct

KARACHI: Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani has banned the entry of eight lawmakers into provincial assembly after they brought a charpoy in the House. The entry of eight lawmakers namely, PTI parliamentary leader Bilal Ahmed, Saeed Ahmed, Arsalan Taj,

Sindh Assembly approves Budget 2021-22 amid opposition’s protest

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly on Friday approved the provincial budget for the fiscal year 2020-21 amid ruckus from the opposition. The house met with Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in the chair. The opposition members asked for speeches but were denied permission

Sindh to present annual budget for FY 2021-22 today

KARACHI: The Sindh government will present its budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 with an outlay of over Rs 1.3 trillion in the provincial assembly today on Tuesday. The Provincial Assembly of Sindh’s budget-2021-22 session has been summoned to meet

Bilawal to meet Hamza Shehbaz, discuss in-house change in Punjab

LAHORE: After failing to dislodge Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has decided to oust Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. In this regard, PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will meet Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Hamza Shehbaz

Gilgit-Baltistan elected members to take oath today

GILGIT: Chief Election Commissioner Raja Shahbaz Khan has summoned a session of the Gilgit Baltistan Assembly for the oath-taking of newly-elected members. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) notified the official election results of elections the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly. According to

Sindh Assembly passes resolution against island ordinance

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly adopted a resolution against the Pakistan Islands Development Authority Ordinance and demanded its withdrawal by the federal government. The resolution was opposed by all parties with the exception of the Grand Democratic Alliance who staged a

Sindh Opposition leader Firdous Shamim Naqvi asked to resign: Sources

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has reportedly sought the resignation of Leader of Opposition in the Sindh Assembly Firdous Shamim Naqvi. Sources informed that the party leadership is displeased over his performance as the opposition leader. Naqvi had started contacting various

AC defers indictment of Agha Siraj Durrani in assets case

KARACHI: An accountability court on Monday deferred indictment of Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani in a case pertaining to possessing assets beyond known sources of income. The Sindh Assembly Speaker along with co-accused appeared before the court for the

Schedule announced for polls in Gilgit Baltistan

GILGIT: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of Gilgit Baltistan has announced the schedule for elections in the federally-administered area, A notification issued by the CEC states that the returning officers (RO) would issue a public notice for nomination papers on 7th

KP assembly speaker again tests positive for COVID-19

PESHAWAR: Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Mushtaq Ghani has tested positive for the novel coronavirus for the second time. According to the assembly secretariat, the speaker underwent a second test after two weeks of self-quarantine which also turned out

KP Assembly presents Rs923 billion budget for FY 2020-21

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday announced the tax-free budget with a total outlay of Rs923 billion for Fiscal Year 2020-21. Presenting the budget in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagra said the province will receive

KP Assembly to present annual budget 2020-21 today

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly will on Friday (today) present a budget with an expected outlay of Rs923 billion for next fiscal year 2020-21. According to the notification, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly has been summoned to meet at 03:00 PM

Speaker KP Assembly tests positive for coronavirus

PESHAWAR: Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Mushtaq Ghani has tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the latest high-profile victim in the country. Speaker KP Assembly Mushtaq Ghani and two of his family members including daughter and son-in-law have contracted COVID-19. Yesterday, it

Modi’s ‘fatal mistake’ will lead to the independence of Kashmir: PM

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed to further accelerate efforts to highlight the plight of oppressed Kashmiri people at the international level. Addressing the special session of AJK Legislative Assembly, the prime minister said Modi government has detained eight million

KP assembly postpones ‘Muslim Family Bill’ over reservations

PESHAWAR: The government deferred a bill related to Muslim family laws during the consideration stage in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday after religious parties expressed reservations about the amended draft of the proposed law. The Muslim Family Laws (Amendment)

Sindh govt seals at least 193 quack facilities in province

KARACHI: Provincial Health Minister Azra Pechuho informed the Sindh Assembly on Monday that 193 medical facilities have been closed by the Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC). The Provincial Health Minister briefed the Sindh Assembly that 193 medical health facilities have been