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LHC judges appointed amid parliamentary silence

LHC judges appointed amid parliamentary silence

LAHORE: Eight judges nominated to the Lahore High Court (LHC) by the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) have been appointed without parliamentary oversight since parliamentary committees, including the Parliamentary Committee on Judicial Appointments,

United we fail, divided we fall

Govt committee stands divided over talks with Taliban as Maj Amir wants committee dissolved while Irfan Siddiqui insists that committee still has a role to play Siddiqui wants inclusion of army, interior

SCBA forms six committees

Supreme Court Bar Association has constituted six committees nationwide to address matters relating to human rights, lawyers welfare, women’s harassment and bar associations etc. The Human Rights Committee will be chaired by

JUP committees to conduct intra-party elections

LAHORE – The Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan’s (JUP) Central Shoora on Thursday formed committees to conduct intra-party elections for its central and provincial chapters. A five-member committee led by Abdul Khaliq will supervise the elections at the central level, which will be held on May 22 while in Punjab and other provinces, elections are scheduled to be held on May 8.
The Shoora meeting, which was chaired by JUP President Abul Khair Zubair, was held at the Jamia Rizvia, Gulberg.

Standing committees eat away at taxpayers’ money

ISLAMABAD – With the ministries devolved, the redundant standing committees of both the houses of the parliament (Senate and National Assembly) still exist and their chairpersons are enjoying perks and privileges as before at the expense of a cash-strapped economy.
The ministries of Health, Culture, Education, Tourism, Social Welfare and Special Education and Livestock were devolved to the provinces on March 31. As the National Assembly standing committees on health, culture,

‘Peace committees’ another unfulfilled promise by Sindh government

KARACHI – Sindh government’s announcement of constituting ‘peace committees’ in all parts of Karachi at town and union council levels to thwart terror activities has apparently reduced to just another unfulfilled promise as the decision is pending implementation. The provincial government and the City District Government Karachi had decided constituting peace committees in October 2009 in a meeting that was chaired by Home Secretary Arif Khan.
The meeting was also attended by

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