Tue. Aug 4th, 2020
In spite of JUI-F’s disagreement and antagonism, the two main opposition parties PML-N and PPP (with majority in Senate) unconditionally passed the FATF-related bills in the upper house just before Eid and helped the government take a sigh of relief. The opposition however clarified that they did not take the said step to facilitate the government, rather the opposition parties wanted Pakistan to get out ... Read More
Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhr Imam disclosed that the Federal Government had written two letters to the PPP-led provincial government so as to release wheat from its official stock however the provincial government’s continuous and consistent snub in this regard was creating problems for the Center. Imam bashed that the wheat production during the last Rabi season ... Read More
The opposition took the ruling party to the task in the Senate on Wednesday over recurrent proclamation of six ordinances, including the one that was connected to the provision of “appealing right” in the high court to convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. Senator Mian Raza Rabbani (PPP) lamented that the said Ordinance No 6 was furnished to facilitate an Indian terrorist. He added that ... Read More
The National Assembly on Tuesday (yesterday) witnessed a heated debate between the treasury and opposition benches on the issue of legislation on FATF and NAO. The government on one side rejected most of the amendments in the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) proposed by the opposition parties while the opposition refused to accept the FATF bills in the present form which were presented by the ... Read More
Government is under severe criticism these days for its revengeful actions against the political opponents. Recent allegations of money laundering and making assets beyond means on the Chaudhries of Gujrat by NAB has become the talk of the town and it is circulating in the political sectors that the bureau is being used as a tool for political engineering to fracture the political parties ... Read More
Punjab Government’s announcement of locking down all markets in the province for 9 days (28th July to 5th August) executed anger among the traders who categorically rejected the decision and announced their plan of action to counter the government’s initiative. Trader leader Sharjeel Mir shared a video message which revealed that the traders supported the government when it earlier had announced ... Read More
The sword of “Institutional action” is again hanging over head of the senior minister of Punjab Aleem Khan as the CDA reported to the IHC that the provincial minister encroached on government land so as to link his housing society to Kurri Road. Islamabad High Court had ordered the Authority to submit the report by December however it was ... Read More
After grilling the opposition leaders through unlawful arrest and detention (as declared by the Supreme Court), the NAB has aimed its guns at the Government’s allies and “Chaudhires of Gujrat” became the first target of the bureau in this connection. PML-Q top leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervez Elahi have been ... Read More
The government and opposition are busy these days on blaming each other for accommodating the Raw agent Kulbhushan Jadhav and this was witnessed in a heated National Assembly session on Thursday where the opposition staged a walkout on the issue of quorum that was pointed out by the PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari to avert the rulers from presenting an ordinance that was... Read More
NEPRA issued a show-cause notice to K-Electric (KE) for breaching its contract and ignoring its responsibilities that resulted in excessive power cuts this summer. The notice stated that since 2015, the KE imposed excessive load-shedding, made no attempt towards increase in power generation, underutilized the existing facilities and failed to upgrade distribution and transmission systems. KE is asked to respond to the notice within 15 days otherwise... Read More