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,

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

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

SC nullifies Agha Siraj Durrani’s post-arrest bail

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday set aside the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) verdict granting bail to Speaker of Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani. A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial heard the

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.

Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani indicted in assets case

KARACHI: An accountability court on Monday indicted Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani and others in a case pertaining to assets beyond known means of income. Durrani and others accused pleaded not guilty in the case and vowed to contest

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

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

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

Speaker NA, Saudi counterpart urge unity among Muslim Ummah

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser called on Chairman Saudi Shura Council in Riyadh and discussed a wide range of issues including enhancing parliamentary cooperation. The speaker was accompanied by a parliamentary delegation comprising members of the National Assembly from

NA Speaker calls for consultation on army chief’s extension

PESHAWAR: Speaker National Assembly Assad Qaisar said that the Opposition has not been contacted over legislation relating to extension of army chief but the government desires that matter should be resolved through consultation and consensus. He was addressing a public

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 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

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.

Apple introduces MacBook Pro laptop with 16-inch screen

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA: Apple on Wednesday unveiled a new MacBook Pro with a bigger screen and a better keyboard, replacing its 15-inch model. Apple hailed it the “world’s best pro notebook” designed for developers, photographers, filmmakers, scientists, music producers and anyone

UK parliament elects new Speaker for Brexit hot seat

LONDON: British lawmakers elected Labour’s Lindsay Hoyle as Speaker on Monday to take on the role of refereeing the next parliamentary installment of the protracted struggle over Brexit. In the three years since Britain voted to leave the European Union,

NA Speaker stresses rationalisation of fertilizer prices

ISLAMABAD: Considering fertilizer prices and availability as central to Pakistan’s food security and farmer’s productivity, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaisar has take notice of availability and pricing trend of different fertilizer products particularly DAP and urea. The national speaker was

Regional connectivity imperative for economic empowerment: NA Speaker

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser stressed that regional connectivity is imperative for economic empowerment and regional security. He underlined that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the flagship project that will connect Pakistan with other regions and now its time

NA Speaker meets Turkish President Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser held an informal meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a reception hosted in honour of the participants of the 3rd Speakers Conference in Istanbul. The National Assembly Speaker complimented Turkish president his