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PML-N decides to continue boycott of Punjab Assembly sessions

LAHORE: The opposition Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to continue with its boycott of Punjab Assembly sessions until its suspended MPAs are not reinstated.   A meeting of the PML-N parliamentary party was held in the provincial capital today. Majority of the MPAs backed the proposal not to attend the assembly proceedings until its demand with regard to reinstatement of its six MPAs is not accepted. A day earlier, the PML-N decided that its newly elected MPAs from Punjab will not take oath until the…

PML-N MPAs create ruckus outside Punjab Assembly

LAHORE: Newly elected MPAs belonging to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) created ruckus outside Punjab Assembly by sloganeering and trying to bring in pictures of former premier Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported. The PML-N's lifelong leader Mian Nawaz Sharif was ousted as premier last year and is now serving jail time in compliance with an accountability court in Avenfield reference case. As the Punjab Assembly session was summoned today, some of PML-N MPAs tried to bring in Nawaz Sharif's pictures. When stopped,…

MPAs-elect sworn in at Balochistan Assembly session

QUETTA: Outgoing Speaker of the Balochistan Assembly Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani administered oath to newly elected members of the provincial legislature on Monday.  Ms Durrani presided over the first session of the newly elected assembly in the provincial capital and administered the oath to MPAs-elect. After the oath-taking, the session was postponed till August 15 when the election of speaker and deputy speaker of the legislature will be held. The Balochistan-based six-party alliance has nominated Balochistan…

Members of 15th Sindh Assembly take oath

KARACHI: Newly elected members of the Sindh Assmebly took oath at the provincial legislature’s first session on Monday. Outgoing speaker of the provincial assembly Agha Siraj Durrani, who is also acting governor of Sindh, administered the oath to MPAs-elect. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which won a third consecutive term in Sindh, has nominated Mr Durrani as the provincial legislature’s speaker for the second time. Out of 130 general seats in the Sindh Assembly, the Election Commission of Commission has…

Balochistan Assembly session convened on 13th

QUETTA: The Governor of Balochistan has summoned the inaugural session of the provincial assembly on August 13 when newly elected MPAs will take the oath of their office.   According to the provincial assembly’s secretary, the session of the Balochistan Assembly will start at 11:00am. The Balochistan-based six-party alliance has nominated Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) president Jam Kamal Khan for the position of chief minister of the province. The allied parties — BAP, Awami National Party (ANP), Pak­istan…

PTI likely to nominate Punjab CM today

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Punjab parliamentary party will be held in the federal capital today. PTI Chairman and prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan will preside over the meeting, which will be attended by the party’s newly elected members of the Punjab Assembly. The parliamentary party meeting will discuss formation of the provincial government and is likely to announce its nominees for the positions of the CM, speaker and deputy speaker of the legislature. The PTI leaders –…

Three MPAs from Punjab join PTI

ISLAMABAD: Three members of provincial assembly-elect (MPAs) on Sunday joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) increasing the chances of the party’s making government in the province. Independent candidate from Narowal (PP-46) Pir Syed Sair-Ul-Hassan Shah and Independent candidate from Rawalpindi (PP-7) Raja Sagheer joined the caravan of the Kaptaan and will support PTI candidate for the chief minister slot in Punjab Assembly. MPA Sheikh Salman Naeem also joined the PTI. He announced this decision after meeting…

PTI forms committee to investigate ‘vote-selling’ MPAs

ISLAMABAD: After expelling 20 lawmakers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly for allegedly selling votes in the recent Senate elections, PTI has now formed a six-member disciplinary committee headed by KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to probe into the matter. According to show-cause notice served by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the MPAs have been asked to submit their replies in 15 days. Headed by Khattak, other members of the committee are Atif Khan, Shehran Tarakai, Shehryar Afridi, Shah Farman and Naeemul Haq. The…

Zardari halts implementation of MPAs increased pay scale

KARACHI: Former President and Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari has directed Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to defer an implementation of the proposed increment in salaries of the provincial legislators. Taking a notice of recently approved revised pay scale, the former president noted that the 300 per cent rise in salaries of the provincial chief minister and MPAs would be a superfluous burden on the exchequer. Zardari advised Shah to refrain from implementing the scheme in view of the…

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…