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Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq

Second round of talks on fresh delimitation ends inconclusively

ISLAMABAD: Second round of talks between the government and the opposition parties to hammer out consensus on a constitutional amendment bill for fresh delimitation of constituencies ahead of coming general elections ended inconclusively on Wednesday. The government once again failed to convince the major opposition parties to back out of their demand to seek approval of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) prior to introducing the required amendment in the Constitution. Speaking to media after the meeting of…

Constitutional amendment draft for constituencies finalized: NA Speaker

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of parliamentary parties have finalized a draft of constitutional amendment bill for delimitation of constituencies on the basis of the provisional results of census 2017, said NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday. The second round of the meeting of parliamentary heads held today at the Parliament House to deliberate on legislation for fresh delimitation on the basis of recently-held population census. After the meeting, the speaker told media that all party heads have agreed upon a draft bill for…

Abbasi, Rashid, Khursheed among six nominees for PM election

ISLAMABAD: As the National Assembly’s session is scheduled to be held on Tuesday to elect the leader of the house, the assembly secretariat has received nomination papers of six candidates for prime minister's office after the opposition parties failed to agree on fielding a joint-candidate. Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N)’s nominee Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the former petroleum and natural resources minister, and Awami Muslim League (AML) chairman Sheikh Rashid submitted their nomination papers on early Monday. The…