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Resolution tabled in Punjab assembly to pay tribute to APS martyrs

LAHORE: In a move to pay rich tribute to martyrs of Army Public School (APS) Peshawar, a resolution was tabled in Punjab Assembly, on Thursday to declare December 16, as National Day against terrorism and extremism. As per details, a resolution to pay homage to APS Peshawar victims was submitted by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA, Hina Pervez Butt in Punjab assembly. “The house shows solidarity with the heirs of the victims, who laid their lives in a brutal assault at Army Public School Peshawar on December…

Punjab Assembly to vote for two vacant seats of senate on Nov 15

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Assembly to vote for two vacant seats of senate on November 15, reads schedule announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday (today). ECP declared both seats vacant after de-notifying two PML-N senators – Haroon Akhtar and Sadia Abbasi over dual nationality – in light of a Supreme Court verdict. As per details, polling for the two senate seats to take place on November 15, in Punjab Assembly without any break from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm, whereas nomination papers can be filed with ECP…

Punjab Assembly winds budget discussion amid opposition boycott

LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly on Wednesday winded up discussion on the budget proposals which has been boycotted by the opposition after several parliamentarians were suspended. Provincial Finance Minister Makhdom Hashim Jawan Bakht, while completing the discussion on the budget, criticised the opposition for their non-participation, saying the opposition failed to meet the trust of people who gave them votes. He said that discussion on budget and proposals play a great role in final formulation particularly, but…

Chohan says PML-N lawmakers for ‘not fulfilling their constitutional duty’

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan on Tuesday criticised the opposition lawmakers for "not fulfilling their constitutional responsibility", ARY News reported. Talking to media outside Punjab Assembly, the minister maintained the Pakistan Muslim League (N) legislators were not attending the session for last four days but marking their attendance just to claim the allowances. Fayyaz Chohan urged the opposition legislators to "maintain honour and decorum of the parliament, for…

PML-N should learn ‘manner to protest’ from PTI workers, Fayaz Chohan slams

LAHORE: Provincial Information Minister Fayaz Chohan gave a roasting on Tuesday to Punjab assembly opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz and other protesting PML-N members of provincial assembly who have decided to boycott assembly sessions. Taking an aim at the former Punjab chief minister and his son, Chohan said, "Hamza Shehbaz and his father - neither do they know the way to govern nor do they understand the way of doing opposition." Further lashing out at other MPAs of former ruling party, the provincial Minister asked…

Punjab Assembly demands treason case against Nehal Hashmi

LAHORE: After a complaint to lodge treason case against former senator Nehal Hashmi over his remarks against state institutions, the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning his statement in strong words. The resolution was tabled by PTI's Chaudhry Zaheeruddin in the House, seeking to register treason case against the ex-PML-N leader. "The House strongly condemns controversial remarks of Nehal Hashmi and demands to lodge treason case against him", reads the resolution. The former senator…

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…

‘Construction of new Punjab Assembly building to complete before next budget’

LAHORE: The next budget of the province is expected to be unveiled  in the new building of Punjab Assembly which is currently under  construction, said Provincial Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Basharat Raja. According to the minister, Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi has given special directives of the timely completion of the project. Raja said huge funds had been allocated in the budget for the new building of the Punjab Assembly as it was need of the hour keeping in view the total seating…

Minister holds PML-N responsible for ‘worst economic crisis’

LAHORE: Senior Minister of Punjab, Aleem Khan on Friday said 'those who looted nation's resources will be held accountable, and every single company will go through the process of audit.' Talking to the newsmen outside the Punjab Assembly, Aleem Khan said outcry is being raised by those who were involved in Paragon City scam. He advised Hamza Shehbaz to stage protest for a longer period next time, so that government could at least send a representative for negotiations. Responding to the allegations, Mr. Khan said…

PML-N boycotts Punjab Assembly session after MPAs denied entry

LAHORE: A number of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) MPAs on Friday staged a protest demonstration outside the Punjab Assembly after six members of the opposition were barred from entering the assembly. The PML-N lawmakers also boycotted today's session of the provincial legislature convened to discuss budget. The six MPAs, who have been served show-cause notices for reportedly damaging benches and other properties of the house during its previous session, were denied entry into the assembly. As a result,…