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National Assembly meets today to elect new PM

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly will elect its new Leader of the House on Monday after passage of the no-confidence motion to oust Imran Khan from the office of prime minister in the wee hours of Sunday. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President

National Assembly to elect new PM tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly will meet on Monday (tomorrow) at 2 pm to elect the new Prime Minister of Pakistan, The NA Chair announced that nomination papers for the slot of prime minister can be submitted by 1400 hours today

National Assembly to vote on no-confidence motion today

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly will resume its session at the Parliament House in Islamabad today (Sunday) at 11:30 am. The House will likely hold a debate and vote on the ‘No-Trust Motion’ against Prime Minister Imran Khan. Strict security measures

Fake news of PM’s speech was deliberately spread to stop opposition’s walkout: Shahbaz Gill

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr. Shahbaz Gill has admitted that the news of the Prime Minister’s speech was deliberately spread in order to stop the opposition from the walkout. According to details, Prime Minister

National Security Committee to be briefed on Afghan situation today

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security will be held in Islamabad on Thursday (today) to discuss the matters pertaining to the security of the country and the situation in Afghanistan. The important leaders of the opposition

Hooliganism in parliament

The National Assembly has witnessed complete chaos and a rumpus for the past several days which has affected the decorum and sanctity of parliament. A session was convened to discuss the federal budget but lawmakers from both benches created a

Shehbaz Sharif fails to deliver budget speech on third attempt

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly witnessed a ruckus once again on Wednesday resulting in Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif being unable to deliver his speech on the federal budget for the third time. The PML-N president was unable to finish his speech

Seven MNAs barred from National Assembly for ‘unparliamentary’ behaviour

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has barred seven MNAs, including three from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), from entering Parliament House after the unruly behaviour.  In a tweet, the NA speaker said that members who disrupted the session have been

NA passes bill granting voting rights to overseas Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) has passed the Election Act Amendment Bill 2020 containing dozens of amended clauses for electoral reforms including the voting right for overseas Pakistanis. The Lower House passed the amended Election Act, 2017 presented by Adviser

Abbasi asked to apologise for remarks against NA Speaker within 7 days

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly secretariat has asked PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi  to tender an apology over his remarks against Speaker Asad Qaiser. The secretariat has sent a letter asking him to apologize within seven days for violating parliamentary procedures

NA secretariat shut till March 16 amid rising coronavirus cases

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) secretariat has been closed for two days till March 16 amid rising number of coronavirus cases. According to a declaration issued by the NA Secretariat, all the offices will remain closed until March 16 during

PM to seek vote of confidence in National Assembly today

ISLAMABAD: The 30th session of the National Assembly (NA) will convene on Saturday (today) and Prime Minister Imran Khan will seek a vote of confidence from the House. The National Assembly will meet in the Parliament Building at 12:15 p.m.

PM to take vote of confidence from NA on Saturday

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will seek a vote of confidence from the National Assembly on Saturday to limit the opposition’s ability to challenge his government. In this regard, President Arif Alvi has convened a session of the National Assembly

CEC visits National Assembly, reviews polling process

ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja visited the National Assembly hall where polling for the 37 Senate seats is being held. According to details, the chief election commissioner examined the polling process. More than 185 members of the

PTI’s Faisal Vawda resigns from National Assembly

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda has resigned from the National Assembly. Vawda is a candidate for the Senate elections being held today. He was elected to the National Assembly from Constituency NA-249 (Karachi

PM attended only 11% National Assembly sessions: Report

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan attended only eleven percent of the total sessions of the National Assembly from August 2018 to February 2021. According to the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report, there have been 195 sittings of the

President Alvi should be prosecuted for violating constitution by issuing ordinance: Akhtar Mengal

QUETTA: Balochistan National Party (BNP-M) chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal has said that a case should be registered against President Dr. Arif Alvi for violating the Constitution by issuing an ordinance during the National Assembly and Senate sessions. According to details,

NA committee passes CPEC Authority bill amid opposition

ISLAMABAD A parliamentary committee has passed the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority (Amendment) Bill 2020 with majority votes despite heated arguments from the opposition. The meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Special Initiatives chaired

NA condemns terror attacks in Peshawar, Quetta

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution strongly condemning the recent terror attacks in Peshawar and Quetta. The resolution was moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan. It said that security forces are

Meeting of parliamentary leaders convened on Sunday

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of parliamentary leaders has been convened in the National Assembly on Sunday. The meeting will be chaired by Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser. The meeting will be held in Parliament on 28th September i.e. on Sunday at

Senate members demands public execution of rapists

ISLAMABAD: Senate members have demanded public execution of the perpetrators of sexual assault. The Senate session began under the chairmanship of Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjarani. The issue of the motorway rape incident was discussed in the meeting. PML-N leader Pervez

CCPO Lahore summoned on controversial remarks

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice has summoned CCPO Lahore over his recent statement over the gangrape incident on the Lahore motorway. A meeting of the Standing Committee on Law and Justice of the National Assembly

Joint session of parliament to be held today

ISLAMABAD: A joint session of the parliament will be held today to formally start the third parliamentary year of the National Assembly. President Dr Arif Alvi has summoned the joint sitting under Article 54(1) and 56(3) of the Constitution. As

NA Speaker congratulates nation on Independence Day

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri has congratulated the nation on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day. The speaker said that this a day of renewal of our commitments and reminds us the unforgettable

Anti-Terrorism Amendment approved in Senate

ISLAMABAD: The Senate has approved an Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2020, and United Nations Security Council (Amendment) Bill 2020 today. According to details, Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani chaired the session and passed both the bills with a majority vote amid sloganeering

National Assembly passes anti-terror financing bills

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday passed two crucial bills regarding amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Act to fulfill commitments and requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Minister for Interior Brigadier (retired) Ijaz Shah had moved the two bills

NA Speaker calls meeting of parliamentary parties’ leaders today

ISLAMABAD: A session of the National Assembly will be held at 4:00 pm at the Parliament House today. President Dr Arif Alvi has summoned the National Assembly session while Speaker Asad Qaiser has also convened a meeting of the leaders

NA approves federal budget, passes Finance Bill 2020

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday passed the Finance Bill 2020 to approve the budgetary proposals for the next fiscal year. Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar had presented the Rs7.14 trillion budget for fiscal 2020-21 on June 12.

Budget 2020-21 to be approved in NA session today

ISLAMABAD: A session of the National Assembly will be held today to approve the budget for the financial year 2020-21. According to details, the session will be held at Parliament House at 11:00 am. During the session, the Federal Minister

NA session to be held today

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly will meet today in the federal capital to hold a session on the current situation in the country. During the session, a preliminary inquiry report on the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash that occurred in