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Opposition can choose PAC Chairman, NA told

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Addressing the National Assembly today (Thursday), Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Prime Minister Imran Khan has conceded in the larger interest of democracy and parliamentary norms that the opposition can choose the Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC). He said the government with an open ...

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PAC Chairmanship: Shehbaz Sharif appreciates govt’s gesture

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif appreciated the gesture of government, saying heading the Public Accounts Committee has been a tradition in the tenure of last two and three governments. “This step will promote democratic norms and traditions and further solidify the ...

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Railway losses case: SC adjourns hearing till Dec 26

LAHORE (Muslim Times) – Former minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Thursday appeared before the Supreme Court, however, the court adjourned the hearing till December 26. A three-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) heard the case against the member of National Assembly (MNA) Saad Rafique. ...

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Bilawal, Asif Zardari not to appear before NAB on Thursday

KARACHI (Muslim Times) – Former president and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his son and party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday decided not to appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). An important meeting of the party leadership was held in Karachi with Bilawal Bhutto ...

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SC forms JIT on Pakpattan land allotment case

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Thursday has directed to constitute a joint investigation team to probe into a case pertaining to Pakpattan shrine’s land transfer case. Director General (DG) National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Khaliq Dad Lak will head the JIT and all the ...

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Pakistan rejects US blacklist for religious freedom violations

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistan on Wednesday rejected Washington s decision to place it on a blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom, branding the move “politically motivated” and defending its treatment of minorities. The US move to designate Pakistan “among countries of particular concern” comes at a difficult time for ...

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Information Minister acknowledges UN role for development in Pakistan

(Web Desk) – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that Pakistan acknowledges the contribution of UN agencies to complement our development needs in line with our national priorities and policies. While talking to UN Resident Coordinator Neil Buhne in Islamabad, Information Minister said the incumbent government is fully ...

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No need to lecture us on religious freedom, FO tells US officials

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Foreign Office on Wednesday summoned senior US officials and lodged a strong after Washington added Pakistan to its blacklist of countries violating religious freedom. According to diplomatic sources, while recording strong protest and handed over documents to the US officials. The documents stated that all minorities ...

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Seven leaders of PML-N approached for NRO: Murad Saeed

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Minister of State for Communications and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Murad Saeed on Wednesday said that seven leaders of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) approached him for National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) and one of those is present here. While talking to the National Assembly session Murad ...

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