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Amendments in NAB laws to be made as per SC directives: Khattak

NOWSHERA: Defence Minister Pervez Khattak on Sunday said amendments will be made in the laws about the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in accordance with the directives of the Supreme Court. The top court in November 2018 suggested that the legislators could consider amendment in the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 to enable an accused person to apply for bail to the court. “In the changed scenario, the legislature may, if so advised, consider amending the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999…

Federal government decides to amend National Action Plan

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to amend the 20-point National Action Plan (NAP), ARY News reported on Monday. The National Action Plan was announced by the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ,after the heinous attack over Army Public School (APS) Peshawar that killed at least 144 people including 132 children. The incumbent PTI led federal government has decided to abolish majority of points of the currently enforced National Action Plan, and asked provinces to table their proposals for the amended NAP.…

ECC mulls over amendments in laws for tax exemptions at Gwadar Port

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at PM’s Office considered a proposal for introducing "necessary" amendments in the laws for ensuring tax exemptions at the Gwadar Port and Gwadar Free Zone. The ECC constituted a committee on Thursday to remove any anomalies in the proposed amendments. The meeting also considered the issue of allocation of site to private LNG developers for establishment of LNG terminal. It was decided that…

Saad stresses on post-census constitutional amendments to ensure timely general elections

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday underscored importance of post-census constitutional amendments to ensure timely conduct of general elections. "The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership has urged the political parties to make required amendments in the constitution after the new census to ensure the holding of the general elections on time," he said talking to media in Lahore. Read More: CM Sindh dissatisfied over delay in finalising census results Saad Rafique said that after…