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Pakistan Post’s revenue increased significantly: Murad tells NA

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Communications Murad Saeed said the revenue of Pakistan Post has significantly increased under the present government. Speaking in the National Assembly on Wednesday, the minister said the first year saw seventy percent and the second year a

NA Speaker urges to strictly follow SOPs during session

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has urged all the members to strictly follow the standard operating procedure (SOP) during parliamentary sessions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Speaker underlined the need while chairing a meeting of parliamentary leaders

Fawad skips NA session over coronavirus fears

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has decided not to attend the session of the National Assembly on Friday (today) due to fear of the coronavirus. The Senate and National Assembly are holding the first of the budgetary

MNA Munir Orakzai dies after recovering from COVID-19

PESHAWAR: Member of the National Assembly Munir Orakzai who was earlier tested positive for the novel coronavirus has passed away today due to cardiac arrest. Munir Orakzai was tested positive for COVID-19 in April and had fallen ill during a

National Assembly session to be held in Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly will meet today to hold a session on the prevailing situation in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. During the last NA session that was held earlier this week, President Dr. Arif Alvi summoned the

National Assembly session

The National Assembly held a much awaited session to discuss the current situation arising from the coronavirus pandemic. As expected, there were firecrackers as members of the opposition assailed the government for its handling of the crisis. The prime minister

National Assembly to hold session on coronavirus situation today

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly session begins in Islamabad today at 3PM to discuss and debate upon the current situation in the country. President Dr Arif Alvi summoned the session of the Lowe House to discuss the economic and health crisis

Resuming Parliament

After a long recess due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Assembly will be back in session on Monday. This decision came hours after Prime Minister Imran Khan announced a phased relaxation of lockdown restrictions despite the surging number of

Special parliamentary session to be held in Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam will chair a special parliamentary session today to discuss a 5-point agenda via video conference. A special parliamentary committee will gather regarding the summoning of the National Assembly session amid

Bill to be tabled in NA for creation of South Punjab province: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said the government has decided to table a bill in the National Assembly for creating South Punjab province. Addressing a news conference along with Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous

National Assembly passes Zainab Alert Bill with majority vote

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday passed “The Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery Bill, 2020 with a majority vote, days after the Senate had passed the bill after making certain amendments. The bill is aimed at making provisions for raising

Govt committed to ensure protection of human rights: Mazari tells NA

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Monday that the government is committed to ensure protection and promotion of human rights with special focus on the rights of women and girls. Responding to a question, Minister for Human Rights, Dr

PTI has destroyed country’s economy: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Khawaja Asif said criticised the incumbent government and said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has destroyed the economy of the country. Speaking on the floor of National Assembly, Khawaja Asif said that PTI has

Can public hangings reduce child abuse?

The National Assembly of Pakistan has passed a resolution calling for public hanging of offenders who are convicted for the sexual abuse of children. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Leader, Ali Muhammad Khan presented the resolution

SC extends stay order against de-seating NA deputy speaker

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday extended a petition filed by Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri challenging an election tribunal’s verdict that declared his election from National Assembly seat NA-265 (Quetta-II) null and void and ordered re-election. A three-member

NA session summoned to discuss 19-point agenda

ISLAMABAD: The meeting of the National Assembly to discuss a 19-point agenda will be held today at 04:00 in the Parliament House. The session will discuss the notices over gas load shedding and shortage in Punjab and Sindh. Pakistan Housing Authority

Zainab Alert Bill

Exactly two years after the brutal rape and murder of minor girl Zainab Ansari, a heart-wrenching incident that shook our conscience and caused a massive uproar, the National Assembly has passed the Zainab Alert bill for missing children and minor

National Assembly passes services chiefs’ tenure bill

ISLAMABAD: During a lower house session, the National Assembly on Tuesday passed bills formalizing tenures of service chiefs. Prime Minister Imran Khan made an early appearance in the lower house when three proposed amendments were passed by the assembly to

AC permits Saad Rafique to attend NA session being held today

LAHORE: Accountability court has granted permission to former railway minister Khawaja Saad Rafique to attend the National Assembly session which will be held today. Khawaja Saad Rafique who completed his judicial remand in the Paragon Housing case today was presented

President summons NA, Senate sessions tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has summoned sessions of Senate and National Assembly at the Parliament House on Wednesday January 1 at 3 and 4PM respectively to take up important national and international matters concerning Pakistan The opposition had criticised

Pakistan to help neighbours benefit from CPEC: NA Speaker

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser on Wednesday said Pakistan was ready to facilitate neighbouring countries so that they could benefit from projects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Speaking as a chief guest at a seminar on “Role of

NA passes resolution against Indian ‘anti-Muslim’ bill

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution moved by the Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari on the ‘Citizenship Amendment Act’ approved by India. The resolution condemned the marginalisation of Muslims through the passing of such discriminatory

Opposition walks out of NA in protest for production orders

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz on Friday staged a walkout from the National Assembly in protest against non-issuance of production orders for two detained leaders of PML-N Rana Sanaullah and Khawaja Saad Rafique. Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Akhtar Mengal

Saudi Shura Council chief calls for lifting of curfew in IOK

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Saudi Shura Council Dr Abdullah-ibne-Muhammad Al Sheikh has called for lifting of curfew and lockdown in Indian Occupied Kashmir at the earliest. Speaking to Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser along with delegation of Saudi Majlis-ash-Shura, he said

NA condemns desecration of Holy Quran in Norway

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday passed a unanimous resolution strongly condemning desecration of the Holy Quran in Norway. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan presented the resolution. It said that deliberate putting Muslims’ holy book on

NA Speaker calls for ending violence against women

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Wednesday said that gender equality is not possible without ending violence against women and girls in the society. Addressing a ceremony arranged by UN Women Pakistan in collaboration with the Women Parlimenatary Caucus

President Alvi summons session of National Assembly today

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has summoned the session of the National Assembly today in the Parliament House. The session of the National Assembly will begin at 4:00 p.m on Wednesday. A press release issued earlier stated that the president

NA Speaker calls for protecting rights of specially-abled people

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that specially-abled people possess immense potential and could play a vital role in the progress and development of the country if provided an enabling environment. He said that a parliamentary committee would

Shehbaz resigns as chairman public accounts committee

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has convened a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Nov 28 for the election of its new chairman, a position that fell vacant after resignation by Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif.

Senate to summon session on opposition’s request today

ISLAMABAD: Senate summoned a session today on Monday on the request of opposition parties. Sources said that the Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani will chair today’s session and reviewed the political situation of the country in wake of Azadi March. Also Read: