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Punjab Assembly restricts entry of PML-N members to house

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Tuesday imposed restriction on entry of six Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) members of the provincial assembly (MPAs) to the house, ARY News reported. The restriction has been imposed by the PA speaker exercising the authority extended by 'Maintenance of Order' of the 'Rules of Procedure of the Punjab Assembly'. This action has been taken on complaints received by staff and for disturbing environment of the house during presentation of the Punjab budget for…

Iran temporarily restricts access to social media to control protests

LONDON: Iran will temporarily restrict access to some social media and messaging apps to control protests, Iranian state television quoted an informed source as saying on Sunday. “It has been decided in the highest security level to restrict access to Telegram (messaging app) and Instagram,” the source said. Read More: Iran warns protesters who pose major challenge to country’s leadership Tens of thousands of Iranians have protested across the country since Thursday against the Islamic Republic’s unelected clerical…

ICC moves closer to Test shake-up

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has moved closer to a radical shake-up to pave the way for Afghanistan and Ireland to become Test nations and restrict the power of the 'Big Three' of India, England and Australia. Following a meeting at its Dubai headquarters, cricket's global governing body said on Saturday it had reached "agreement in principle to constitutional and financial change, further progress on future international cricket structures and agreement around the consistent use of DRS (the Decision…