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Party Committee meets to review PTI constitution

ISLAMABAD: A session of a special committee to review the constitution of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), has been underway here on Wednesday. The party's Secretary General Arshad Daad was presiding over the committee's meeting, which is also being attended by PTI's additional secretary general Ijaz Chaudhry and Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri. PTI Secretary General Arshad Daad told the meeting that the process of the party's reorganization has been initiated on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.…

President Alvi granted immunity from prosecution until his tenure ends

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court has granted President Arif Alvi constitutional immunity in a 2014 case for stirring violence during his party’s sit-in in the federal capital. The president has been given the immunity under Article-248 of the Constitution. “An accused person facing trial namely Dr Arif Alvi has already been elected and has taken oath of the office of President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Keeping in view the above fact in light of Article 248 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan,…

I will work as per law, constitution: Arif Alvi

ISLAMABAD: In his maiden speech as the president-elect, Arif Alvi on Tuesday said he would work according to the law and the constitution, ARY News reported. Talking to media in Islamabad, he thanked God, the ally parties and Prime Minister Imran Khan for electing him as the president. "I will strive to make sure that every poor has a shelter, bread and cloth. Unemployed will be provided employment and health facilities," he said, setting his target as the president.  He said he was a president of whole the…

ECP requisitioned armed forces under the constitution: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Election Commission of Pakistan has requisitioned the armed forces under the constitution to assist in the free, fair and transparent general elections. This was stated by Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor. He said that requisition had been made under Article 220 and 245 of the constitution. He said the army shall undertake the mandated duty enabling people to freely exercise their democratic right in safe and secure environment. Article 220 states that it shall be…

Campaign to create awareness about the Constitution of Pakistan launches in Lahore ahead of Elections 2018

Lahore: With elections just around the corner a businessman in Lahore has started a social media campaign named "Guardians Pakistan" aimed at creating awareness among the people of Pakistan of their rights and obligations given to them by the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.  Speaking to ARY News, Waseem Afzal, the Founder of Guardians Pakistan urged youngsters to guard the constitution of their country saying, “The constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is the best document in this world. It…

Pakistan rejects Indian protest on AJK’s constitution amendment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday rejected the Indian protest over the Constitutional amendment in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Interim Constitution (13th Amendment) Act 2018 and its claim over Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. “The Government of Pakistan categorically rejects India’s protest against the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Interim Constitution (13th Amendment) Act 2018 and its fallacious and baseless claim over the Indian occupied State of Jammu & Kashmir as an ‘integral part’ of India,” the Foreign Office said.…

1973 Constitution guarantor of federation, says Bilawal

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday stated that the Constitution of 1973 was a guarantor of the federation -- which unifies all the federating units. "The dictatorial regimes had defaced the original Constitution of 1973," he said in a message on the 45th Constitution Day. The PPP chairman said before and after returning from exile on April 10, 1986, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto waged a valiant struggle for the restoration of the democracy and the constitution.…

Marriyum announces constitution of eighth wage board after 18 years

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Monday announced the constitution of the eighth wage board after 18 years. "Ministry of Information has sent the summary in this regard to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and necessary notification in that regard would be issued after approval of the cabinet in its next meeting," she said while talking to the media at the National Press Club, Islamabad, after lengthy parleys with the journalist community. A wage board is a committee…

China to enshrine Xi’s thought into state constitution

BEIJING: China’s ruling Communist Party will enshrine President Xi Jinping’s political thought into the country’s constitution, state media said on Friday, further solidifying his power following its addition last year to the party constitution. The arguably more important party constitution was amended at the once-in-five-years 19th Party Congress in October to include Xi’s political thought. The party unanimously passed an amendment then to add “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New…

PPP leader says Election Bill 2017 in clash with Constitution

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Latif Khosa has said one clause of the Election Bill 2017, that allows an individual disqualified to be member of the parliament or to hold office of a political party, was clearly in clash with the Constitution of Pakistan. “If a bill is in collision with any Article of the Constitution, it would be deemed invalid. And Articles 62 and 63 in the Constitution could not be amended through a bill,” he said talking to ARY News program 11th Hour. On Monday, President Mamnoon…