Senators from various political parties mourned on Thursday the victims of the May 12, 2007 Karachi killings, and demanded that the government hold an inquiry and bring the culprits to justice. Members…
Treasury and opposition senators on Thursday criticised the top management of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) for its failure to improve power supply in Karachi and demanded the government to take…
Senators on Monday asked the government to constitute a Hamoodur Rehman-like commission to fix responsibility and determine who provided logistic support to Osama Bin Laden during his stay in Pakistan. They said…
Senators on Thursday criticised the US for accusing Pakistan of being incompetent and being an accomplice to Osama Bin Laden’s presence in Abbotabad, as the House continued to debate the US operation…
Following the formation of the PML-Q Likeminded group, the PML-Q faced another forward bloc in parliament on Thursday when five of its senators – apparently annoyed over the party’s alliance with the…
ISLAMABAD – The senators demanded on Tuesday that government should implement reforms in the Frothier Crimes Regulation (FCR) immediately as the existing laws were being deemed as cruel, inhuman and barbaric.
They were speaking on a resolution moved by Senator Hafiz Rashid Ahmad regarding changes in the FCR. “It is strange that members of the Parliament from FATA take part in the legislation but that legislation is not meant for the territory they represent,” senator from FATA
ISLAMABAD – A delegation of senators on Monday met protesting families of missing Balochi people outside the National Press Club. The senators included Abdul Rahim Mandokhel of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, Zahid Khan of the Awami National Party, Fehmida Khan of the PML-N, Rahmatullah Kakar of the JUI-F, and Dr Malik Baloch of the National Party.
Expressing solidarity with relatives of disappeared persons, the senators said that lower and upper both the houses were raising
ISLAMABAD – Calling the demands of young doctors legitimate, the Upper House on Saturday said the salaries of doctors were too less and should be increased.
Speaking on a point of order, Leader of the Opposition Wasim Sajjad said doctors’ demands were legitimate and the government, particularly the Punjab government, was not tackling the problem seriously. He advised the Punjab government to avoid highhandedness in dealing with the problem, as doctors were educated people and use
ISLAMABAD – Senators from Balochistan on Friday put their voice together to draw the government’s attention towards the “very alarming” law and order situation in the province. Speaking on points of order in the Senate, Senator Ismail Buledi, Hasil Bazenjo, Rehana Yahya Baloch, Lashkari Raisani, Kalsoom Perveen and Mohabbat Khan Marri expressed their concern over the killing of innocent people and asked the government to do the needful for the betterment in Balochistan. “Mutilated
ISLAMABAD – Senators on Thursday demanded a debate on the Supreme Court’s ruling against the decision of the parliamentary committee on judges’ appointments. The committee had denied extension to four additional judges of the Lahore High Court, but the SC overturned the decision. Ishaq Dar proposed that a detailed judgment of the SC be discussed in the House and recommendations be submitted to the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms to remove lacunae, if any, in the
ISLAMABAD – Exposing Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s attempt to dupe the Upper House, senators ridiculed him on Monday, saying the letter of the government against US priest Terry Jones was a mockery of the sentiments of the Muslims. Immediately after commenting on the unanimous resolution against the burning of the holy Quran by US pastor Terry Jones, Malik circulated a letter which the government had written to Interpol against the priest, among the members of the House.
ISLAMABAD – Six members of the Upper House have assets worth millions of rupees abroad, according to their statements of assets and liabilities submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan.
These senators include Federal Finance Minister Hafiz Sheikh, Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Law Minister Babar Awan. Finance Minister Hafeez Sheikh owns residential property in UAE worth 2.5 million Dirhams. He also maintains bank accounts in Dubai and America and his statement
ISLAMABAD – Senator Mir Israrullah Zehri turned out to be the biggest landlord among senators, owning 51,555 acres of agricultural land in seven districts of Balochistan, according to the details his assets declared to the Election Commission of Pakistan for the year 2010.
Senator Gul Muhammad Lot appeared to be the richest amongst the senators with a total moveable and immovable property worth Rs 2,824,435,300.
Senator Ammar Ahmed Khan has net assets worth Rs 1152,988,294.
ISLAMABAD – The Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Saturday asked the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to speed up investigation into corruption and embezzlement cases and submit inquiry report to committee on monthly basis. The Senate body met here under the chairmanship of Senator Talha Mehmood to discuss current status of corruption/ embezzlement cases/inquiries of Health Department, Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) pending with FIA
ISLAMABAD – Senators on Thursday warned the government of Egypt-like ‘revolution’ in the country if it failed to mitigate the sufferings of the poor and overcome the energy crisis as there was no hope visible.
Speaking on an adjournment motion on unscheduled load shedding, excessive billing and hiked power tariff in the Upper House of parliament, they said despite repeated warnings, it was not likely that the government would take remedial measures. Senator Tahir Hussain Mashhadi
ISLAMABAD – The senators belonging to Balochistan province on Thursday walked out from Senate proceedings against the suspension of funds for under-construction road projects in their areas. JUI-F senator form Sindh, Khalid Soomro, also joined his protesting colleagues from Balochistan, to record his protest against the suspension of funds in Sindh.
Dr Ismail Buledi said that without any justification, the National Highway Authority had halted various under-construction roads
ISLAMABAD – Urging the government to convey to the United States that the issue of Raymond Davis would be decided in accordance with the law of the state, senators on Tuesday said Pakistan could not afford discriminatory double standards.
“The US should be given the message that Pakistan cannot afford double standards and all people, including foreigners, are equal before law of the state and the issue of the US citizen, who allegedly killed two persons in Lahore, will be decided