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19th Amendment draft tabled in NA

19th Amendment draft tabled in NA

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms Chairman Senator Raza Rabbani presented a report with the draft of the 19th Amendment bill to incorporate Supreme Court’s recommendations in the mechanism of the appointment of judges in the superior courts in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
By amending Article 182 of the constitution, the 19th Amendment has withdrawn powers from the chief justice of Pakistan for the appointment of ad hoc judges and transferred them

19th Amendment draft tabled in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms Chairman Senator Raza Rabbani presented a report with the draft of the 19th Amendment bill to incorporate Supreme Court’s recommendations in the mechanism of the appointment of judges in the superior courts in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
By amending Article 182 of the constitution, the 19th Amendment has withdrawn powers from the chief justice of Pakistan for the appointment of ad hoc judges and transferred them

Jansher appointed national coach

LAHORE: The Pakistan Squash Federation on Tuesday appointed Jansher Khan as national coach.
The announcement came after Jansher met President PSF Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman at Air Headquarters. Senior Vice President Air Vice Marshal Syed Razi Nawab was also present. According to an official of the PSF, the performance of the players and all issued pertaining to the game were discussed in the meeting.
Jansher has been appointed adviser to the President PSF as well

Afghanistan plans national electronic ID cards

KABUL: War-torn Afghanistan lacks basic national infrastructure, yet on Sunday the government unveiled plans for a $100 million electronic identification system with cards to be issued to all Afghans within five years.
A chip in the wallet-size identification cards will hold a drivers’ licence, vehicle registration, signature and voting registration and would aid fairer, more transparent and efficient future elections, the Ministry of Communications said.
After three

Expert says National Climate Change Policy flawed

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Environment has finally formed the long-awaited National Climate Change Policy. The policy framework, however, is not without the loopholes.
A ministry official while talking to the Pakistan Today on Sunday said, “The forthcoming National Climate Change Policy of Pakistan fails to give an adequate provision for implementation of the policy. He said the policy appeared to be superficial and he dubbed it as ‘CUT-PASTE work’ done by the ministry.

POA to boycott 31st National Games

LAHORE: The Punjab Olympics Association has decided to boycott the 31st National Games due to be held in Peshawar next month due to a lack of training of its players The announcement came after the POA cancelled the organisation of the 71st Punjab Games which were postponed for the fourth successive time. According to a POA official, the Punjab athletes are not in a position to take part in the country’s major sporting event due to a lack of competitive training.
“We were forced

Oman national day message

KARACHI: HE Khamis bin Mohammed bin Abdullah AI-Farsi Consul General in Karachi issued following message on the national day of the Sultanate of Oman.
It reads: “Firstly I want to thank Almighty Allah for all his benefits for peace and harmony, and for our creation. We give prayers and salam to the best human being the holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him). I would like to convey to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, my heartiest felicitations on the joyous occasion of the

No Blackwater in Pakistan, Malik tells National Assembly

ISLAMABAD: Rejecting the talk of US security agency Blackwater’s presence in Pakistan, Federal Minister for Interior Affairs Rehman Malik said on Wednesday that 483 foreigners were living in the capital and all of them were civilians.
Responding to a query during question-hour in the National Assembly, the minister said none of the foreigners living in the capital were from Blackwater or any other foreign agency. He told the house that the Ministry of Finance had provided Rs

Tough economic decisions being made in national interest: Kaira

ISLAMABAD: Negating the impression that the Sindh government was against the reformed general sales tax (RGST), Minister for Information Qamar Zaman Kaira said tough economic decisions causing price-hike in the country were being made in national interest.
“We are not fools. We are cognisant of the fact that our certain economic decisions will cause price-hike and may make us unpopular among the masses. But we are making such decisions in national interest, as the country cannot

Govt ignoring Hingol National Park – a potential tourist resort

KARACHI: One of the largest in the country, Baluchistan’s Hingol National Park Baluchistan offers a unique and versatile habitats including the mountains, desert, flat valleys and a view of the Arabian Sea, beautiful landscapes, wonderful mountains, mud volcanoes and with variety of animals, reptiles, birds, fish, cetaceans and other protect wildlife but has been very conveniently ignored by both the provincial and the national government.
Many of the wildlife species found in

Military regimes blocked national progress: Nawaz

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that repeated military regimes in the country created hurdles in the way of the nation’s development.
Talking to a delegation of South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) at his Raiwind residence on Monday, Nawaz said had the democratic government not been toppled by a dictator in 1999, the country would not have been facing terrorism, unemployment and inflation.
Nawaz said democracy was the solution to

Suspended trio barred from National Cricket Academy

LAHORE: The Pakistani captain, along with the two speedsters, who were suspended over allegations of spot fixing have been barred from practising at the national academy until investigations are complete, an official said on Wednesday.
Former Test captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) last month during Pakistan’s tour of England, were turned away from the academy late on Tuesday.
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