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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020


PACE delegation visits Milli Majlis


BAKU, JAN 23 – Deputy Speaker of Milli Majlis Bahar Muradova has met with a delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to discuss the upcoming parliamentary elections to be held in Azerbaijan on February 9. PACE rapporteur Stefan Schennach highlighted the development of relations between the Council of Europe and Azerbaijan and the country`s 19 years-old membership in PACE. He expressed his confidence that the elections in Azerbaijan will be held in accordance with the principles of justice. Bahar Muradova highlighted the role of womenRead More

Dmitry Savelyev: Upcoming elections to Milli Majlis will be a new stage of transformation


BAKU, JAN 23 – “Azerbaijan is one of the most dynamically developing countries which is constantly carrying out political, economic and social reforms,” member of the Russian State Duma, head of Russia-Azerbaijan inter-parliamentary friendship group Dmitry Savelyev told. “The key guarantor of the country’s prosperity is the Azerbaijani people’s confidence in quality changes made by President Ilham Aliyev. Undoubtedly, elections to Milli Majlis will be a new stage of transformation. It is an obvious fact that each stage of the country’s development requires a particular approach. The representation of experienced,Read More

More than 210 int’l observers accredited to monitor parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan


BAKU, JAN 23 – “As of today, more than 210 international observers have been accredited to monitor the February 9 parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan”, Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Rovzat Gasimov has told journalists. He said that international observers continue to appeal to monitor the elections: “We hope that the number of international observers would increase. As you know, applications for observation of the elections throughout the country will last until 10 days before the election day. The deadline is the same for accreditation of international observersRead More

NAB asks banks to provide account details of MPs


Naveed Miraj ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has asked all the Banks operating in Pakistan both in Public and Private sector to provide details of the Bank Accounts held by the Senators and the Members of the National Assembly since 1990. A source in the banking sector privy to the development revealed to DNA that in this regard a letter has also been received by the Manager of Allied Bank, the Parliament Branch in Islamabad that maintains the accounts of all the parliamentarians (Senators and MNAs). “The letter fromRead More

PTI govt woes multiply as allies come up with fresh demands


Naveed Miraj ISLAMABAD, -PTI government’s woes are increasing as allies that provide crucial numbers to the party in the National Assembly to sustain its majority are outing up fresh demands. Recent meetings between PTI’s negotiations committee and MQM’s Rabta Committee did not go very well. MQM’s side was quite adamant on some of their demands those included billions of Rupees worth packages for Karachi and Hyderabad to be spent on project of their choice, opening of the offices that were closed during the last law & order operation in KarachiRead More

US President expresses willingness to visit Pakistan: FM


Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has warned that deterioration of situation in occupied Kashmir or a conflict in South Asia will leave negative impact on the regional economy.   In a statement on Thursday, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan has effectively and forcefully presented its stance on important matters.   He said US President Donald Trump has expressed willingness to visit Pakistan. He said the US President considers Pakistan an important country and he wants to promote bilateral relations between the two countries.