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JUI-F challenges Senate open vote ordinance in Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam- Fazl (JUI-F) has challenged the presidential ordinance which paved h way for holding the Senate election through an open ballot in the Supreme Court. The JUI-F pleaded with the apex court to take notice, saying the presidential

President Alvi promulgates new anti-rape ordinance

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has promulgated the Anti-Rape Ordinance 2020 which aims to give strict punishments to sex offenders. Under the Ordinance, special courts will be set up across the country to expedite the trial of rape cases on a

NA extends CPEC Authority Ordinance for 120 days

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday extended the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Ordinance 2019 for another 120 days. The federal government had earlier introduced a resolution seeking an extension for the Ordinance which expired in June. Lieutenant General (retired)

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

CII declares few clauses of NAB ordinance as un-Islamic

ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has declared some of the clauses of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ordinance as un-Islamic and against the Islamic Shariah. In this regard, CII Chairman Dr. Qibla Ayaz suggested parliament to improve the

President promulgates NAB Ordinance 2019

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has promulgated the National Accountability (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 barring the anti-corruption watchdog from acting against the business community. The new law offers more protection to public office-holders or government officials while at the same

After public outcry, Govt decides to withdraw GIDC 2019

Islamabad: The Government has decided to withdraw the recently promulgated Ordinance. President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi recently issued Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (Amendment) Ordinance 2019. The issued Ordinance waived off half of the outstanding liabilities of fertilizers, textile, power