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Law minister questioned – Taseer’s assassination dominates PA session

Law minister questioned – Taseer’s assassination dominates PA session

LAHORE – Former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer’s assassination remained the topic of discussion during the Punjab Assembly (PA) session on Friday, as statements of both Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ministers and members of the provincial assembly (MPA) reflected a difference of opinion between both the parties.
Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah rejected the PPP’s allegations that the PML-N has influenced investigations of Taseer’s

Kuwait opposition grills PM in secret session

KUWAIT CITY – Kuwaiti opposition lawmakers on Tuesday began quizzing the oil-rich emirate’s prime minister behind closed doors over allegations of breaching the constitution and suppressing freedoms.
“I am ready to be questioned and I want the debate now,” Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah, a senior member of the ruling family, told parliament speaker Jassem al-Khorafi as the session opened.
But the government promptly demanded the questioning be held

NA to take up pending bills in current session

ISLAMABAD: The House Business Advisory Committee of the National Assembly on Monday decided that the National Assembly would take up various bills pending for legislation during the current session apart from discussion on other issues concerning the public. Faisal Karim Kundi, NA Deputy Speaker chaired the meeting.
The government bills which are ready for passage and likely to be tabled in the House include: the National Commission for Human Development (Amendment) Bill, 2009;

Parliament’s joint session on 18th

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has requisitioned the joint session of parliament on December 18, 2010. Prime Minister of China Wen Jiabao will address the joint session.
The Chinese prime minister will arrive in Pakistan on December 17 for a three-day visit. The country’s top political and military leadership, as well as foreign diplomats are likely to attend the joint session.
During the visit, Prime Minister Wen will also meet President Zardari and Prime Minister

ISU bill to be tabled in next Sindh PA session

KARACHI: The Sindh government has announced that it would table a bill to establish International Sufi University in the next session of the Sindh Assembly. This university would be established in Bhit Shah, Matiari district.
“The Sindh government wants to immediately start ISU classes. A bill in this regard will be presented in the Sindh Assembly’s next session for approval,” Provincial Education Minister Pir Mazahar-ul Haq told the media in Bhit Shah after presiding over a

Sindh Assembly session – PPP lawmakers vent their spleen on TI’s report

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a motion against Transparency International over what they said was an attempt to malign the country by releasing the “purported” ratings of Pakistan on the World Corruption Index.
PPP’s Sharjeel Inam Memon moved the motion on an out-of-turn basis that was passed unanimously by the House. MQM’s MPA Heer Sohu objected on moving the motion out-of-turn, but Deputy Speaker Shahla Raza rejected her complaint. Earlier SIndh Law

NA’s 26th session begins today

ISLAMABAD: The first sitting of the 26th session of the National Assembly scheduled to be held today will be adjourned after offering fateha for late parliamentarian Farooq Leghari.
Leghari was the member of the National Assembly and died on October 20 due to protracted illness. According to parliamentary traditions, lawmakers from different political parties will pay tribute to the services rendered by the late president for the country.
National Assembly Speaker Dr

Punjab Assembly in session; traffic jams

LAHORE: The Mall and its connecting roads were jammed thanks to the Punjab Assembly’s (PA) session and the Islami Jamiat e Taliba (IJT) protest on Wednesday. Commuters going to office, school and shopping were complaining about the traffic jams on the roads connecting The Mall.
“Extraordinary security measures for VIP movement and security of the Punjab Assembly has affected traffic in Lahore’s hub”, said a motorist. Senior citizens criticized the way the Punjab government was