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‘Speaker will issue production order of Shehbaz Sharif for PAC session’

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly will issue production orders for Shehbaz Sharif to attend the meeting of the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), ARY News reported on Monday. According to sources at PAC, Shehbaz Sharif is an accused and he could not issue his own production orders. The PAC meeting has been scheduled at January 31 for which, the speaker will issue production orders for Shehbaz, who is chairman of the committee and Leader of the Opposition in NA. An application has been sent to the…

NAB informs speaker NA about Khawaja Saad’s arrest

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) authorities have informed Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser about arrest of MNA Khawaja Saad Rafique, said sources on Tuesday. “Saad Rafique has been taken into custody over concrete evidence, showing his involvement in Paragon housing scandal,” NAB officials apprised speaker NA. According to the rules, the speaker of the house should be informed about arrest of any member national assembly. Earlier in the day, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) authorities had…

Govt to amend Election Bill Act 2017 to restore Khatm-e-Nabuwwat oath

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday assured restoration of omitted provision from Election Reforms Act 2017 regarding finality of the Prophet-hood (Khatm-e-Nabuwwat). Addressing a press conference here along with legislators from various political parties, the Speaker said that the omission of the oath provision from the nomination papers of the election commission was a ‘clerical mistake’. The issue emerged in the media reports after the opposition’s protest following the passage of Election…

SC yet to receive reference against judge who disqualified Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Though the news about Speaker of the National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq filing a reference against the most senior judge of the Supreme Court hit headlines on Saturday, the top court's registrar has clarified it has not yet received such reference, ARY News reported on Saturday. The speaker is reported to have prepared a reference against Justice Asif Saeed Khosa under the Article 209 of the constitution, levelling allegation of misconduct against him, to be filed in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). The…

Nawaz Sharif chairs meeting of PML-N leaders at Raiwind

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif presided over a consultative meeting of PML-N leaders at his Raiwind palace on Tuesday, ARY News reported. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Speaker of the National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, provincial Law minister Rana Sanaullah and Hamza Shahbaz MNA were present during the meeting, sources said. The meeting discussed various issues ranging from party’s future strategy to the by-election in NA-120 in Lahore. Talking to media after the…