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Shehbaz Sharif elected Public Accounts Committee chairman

ISLAMABAD: The Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif was elected Chairman of the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in a meeting of the committee at Parliament House in Islamabad on Friday (today), ARY News reported. Shaikh Rohail Asghar proposed th name of Shehbaz Sharif for Chairman of the PAC, which was endorsed by Malik Amir Doggar and Mushahid Hussain Sayed. The meeting of the PAC as per the earlier understanding between the treasury and the opposition  elected Shehbaz Sharif as the…

Major changes in procedure for inclusion or exclusion of names from ECL on the cards

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government has decided to bring major amendments to the procedure for inclusion or removal of names from the Exit Control List (ECL), ARY News reported.   As per details, the Ministry of Interior has readied its recommendations which will likely be presented to Parliament's relevant standing committee which is scheduled to meet tomorrow. The ministry has recommended that name of a person be added or removed from the no-fly list following directives of the Supreme Court or any…

Senate committee ponders over water scarcity issues in Sindh, Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Senate standing committee on water resources chaired by Senator Shamim Afridi on Monday pondered over issues of water scarcity particularly in Sindh and Balochistan. Grand Democratic Alliance's (GDA) leader Senator Muzaffar Hussain Shah was of the view that Sindh has incurred 31 percent of agricultural losses due to water scarcity in the province.  He stressed on the need to address certain essential issues in the context of water scarcity in Pakistan. He stated that the Indus Water…

Port Qasim secy passes away after suffering cardiac arrest during Senate committee session

ISLAMABAD: The secretary of Karachi Port Qasim Authority passed away on Tuesday after suffering a cardiac arrest during a session of the Senate standing committee on maritime affairs. Muhammad Saqib, aged 52, was attending the committee's session when he suffered serious chest pain and collapsed. He was recommended to be shifted to hospital by the senate's dispensary unit. However, there was no ambulance present in the parliament houses to take him to hospital. Afterwards, chairman Senate Raza Rabbani instructed to…

PTI to end boycott of standing committees of NA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has ended boycott of the standing committees of the National Assembly, but the boycott of the session of parliament still remain enforced. Chairman Imran Khan, during a meeting at his Bani Gala residence,  consultated over the issue and decided to allow members of the party to attend the meetings of standing committees of the National Assembly. READ MORE: Will prove PM is telling lies, claims Imran The party is already attending meetings of the standing committees of the…

Atiqa Odho made FPCCI standing committee head

KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has appointed TV actress Atiqa Odho as chairperson of “FPCCI Standing Committee on Production and Entertainment” for 2016 in view of increasing business development (film, television, theater, radio& entertainment) in Pakistan, said a statement issued here.

Palpa calls off strike for two days

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Pakistan Airline Pilots' Association (Palpa) on Wednesday called off its strike for two days after interruption by Senate's standing committee, ARY News reported.