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Imran Khan slams federal govt for failing to reform criminal judicial system

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Friday lauded the government of his party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province for bringing an amendment to Civil Procedure Code seeking disposal of civil cases within a span of one year. In a tweet, the PTI chief said, “I want to congratulate the KP govt for achieving another first for the province: the amendment of the Civil Procedure Code done in consultation with the PHC mandating the courts to decide civil cases within 1 yr plus a host of reforms to update…

Amendment in various agreements, conventions between Pakistan, other countries approved

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved different agreements and conventions made between Pakistan and other countries. The meeting of cabinet was held in Islamabad with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair. The cabinet approved signing of negotiated draft visa abolition agreement between Pakistan and Italy for the holders of diplomatic passport. Read More: Federal cabinet lifts ban on govt appointments It also granted approval to amend the existing conventions with Sri Lanka, Nepal, France,…

Govt decides to amend Constitution articles that caused Nawaz Sharif’s ouster

ISLAMABAD: The government is considering to amend Articles 62, 63 of the Constitution while working on the proposed amendment and its legal aspects is underway, says Law Minister Zahid Hamid . Speaking during the National Assembly session today, the Minister said government believed that a period of a lawmaker’s ineligibility should be less than current five years. The minister’s remarks came days after disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister of Pakistan following corruption charges against him. He said…

KP gives MPAs raise, amends Ehtesab Commission Act

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government (KP) has approved amendment in Ehtesab Commission Act, 2014, and raise in salaries and allowances of members of KP Assembly. This approval was given in a cabinet meeting of the province chaired by KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak. Spokesperson KP government Mushtaq Ghani told media that it was ensured that the increment in salaries and allowances was less than the raise in salaries of MPAs of other provinces. He said the KP chief minister’s salary will after the raise…