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PML-N faces brickbats in PA for raising Hamza, Kh Salman issues


December 13, 2018

LAHORE: The PML-N on Wednesday had to face the taunt of a mistake it committed in the last 10 years of its rule in Punjab by not amending the rules of business to empower the speaker to issue production orders of any arrested MPA, allowing the treasury to easily deny production of Khwaja Salman Rafique. And the choice of the …

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Urdu, Pashto VOA websites inaccessible in Pakistan


December 13, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Urdu and Pashto websites of international news organisation Voice of America (VOA) have reportedly been blocked in Pakistan. Accessing the website shows an alert that reads: “Secure Connection Failed. The connection to www.urduvoa.com was interrupted while the page was loading. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could …

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Barbs fly in NA over corruption cases


December 13, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Opposition and treasury members continued their tirade against each other over corruption allegations on the floor of the National Assembly on Wednesday as the former asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to arrest all those, including Prime Minister Imran Khan, against whom it was conducting inquiries. The house witnessed ruckus for a brief period when Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry …

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PPP calls NAB campaign against opposition witch-hunt


December 13, 2018

KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Wednesday criticised the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and called its ongoing campaign against opposition parties a ‘witch-hunt’, describing the anti-graft body as a tool of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government. Party leaders, who met Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in the chair to discuss the political situation in the country, did not spare Prime Minister Imran …

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PML-N threatens to disrupt National Assembly session


December 13, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The main opposition party — Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) — has warned that it will not allow the government to run the business of parliament if a production order of member of the National Assembly Khawaja Saad Rafique, who has been arrested by NAB, is not issued. In its parliamentary party meeting chaired by PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif on …

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Buzdar to now decide recruitment, transfer/posting cases


December 12, 2018

LAHORE: The Punjab government is consolidating certain powers in the office of the chief minister against the party’s vision of devolving powers. In a letter issued here on Tuesday, the chief minister imposed a ban on all kinds of transfers and postings except those against vacant posts. However, in case any posting/transfer was required on hardship, compassionate or extreme administrative …

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CJP arrives in drought-hit Thar today to ascertain facts


December 12, 2018

MITHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who had earlier taken notice of the unabated deaths of infants in Tharparkar due to malnutrition and lack of proper health facilities for expecting mothers there, is scheduled to arrive in Mithi on Wednesday (today). He would visit the Mithi Civil Hospital to inspect the state of hygiene and healthcare facilities besides …

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JIT to interrogate money laundering suspects in Adiala jail


December 12, 2018

RAWALPINDI: A joint investigation team (JIT) will interrogate former Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai and Omni group official Abdul Ghani Majeed at Adiala jail, following the shifting of a suspect in a money laundering case from Karachi to Adiala Tuesday night. According to sources Mr Majeed, one of the suspects in the ‘fake’ bank accounts case who was taken to …

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Establishment Division asked to provide CSS records since 2008


December 12, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat on Tuesday directed the Establishment Division to provide the results of all Central Superior Services (CSS) exams and seat allocations since 2008. Committee Chairman Senator Talha Mehmood said he had come to know that the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) rules had been forged which is why the CSS results were deteriorating. …

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Judicial commission submits its fifth report in SC


December 12, 2018

HYDERABAD: The Sup­reme Court-appointed judicial commission on water quality and sanitation in Sindh has submitted its fifth interim report in the apex court. It concluded that efforts of the commission were now beginning to bear fruit. The report said that effluent treatment at 181 points — out of over 700 identified in a study by the irrigation department earlier where …

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