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Imran Khan sends resignation to NA Speaker

ISLAMABAD, Apr 11 (DNA): Ousted prime minister and PakistanTehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Monday has resigned asMember National Assembly (MNA). Imran Khan has sent his resignation to the speaker National Assembly. I, Imran Khan, son of Ikramullah Khan Niazi, elected MNA from theconstituency, NA-95 (Mianwali-I) hereby tender my resignation as amember of the lower house of the parliament and request you to accept myresignation as MNA, the resignation addressed to the speaker NA reads. Earlier in the day, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) decided to resignfrom National Assembly after the PTIRead More

Challenges ahead for the Shehbaz Sharif government

Analysis Ansar M Bhatti ISLAMABAD: Punjab being the biggest province holds a key to success of governments at the federal level. Imran Khan when came to power decided to keep control of the Punjab province in his own hands by appointing a ‘puppet’ chief minister.  Usman Buzdar virtually failed to deliver good governance. Law and order and especially corruption touched new heights during his tenure. It was in fact a starting point of differences between Imran Khan and the establishment. Everybody wanted Buzdar to be replaced by some dab handsRead More

Pakistan Highly Values Its Bilateral Ties With Kazakhstan: President

STAFF REPORT Islamabad, APR 11 /DNA/ – Pakistan and Kazakhstan have reiterated the resolve to further enhance bilateral cooperation in the fields of trade, economy and defence. Both sides emphasised the need to work together for the peace and prosperity of the region. This was discussed during a meeting between the visiting First Deputy Defence Minister/Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Kazakhstan, Lt Gen Khussainov Marat Rakhimovich, who along with the members of his delegation called on him, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today. The Ambassador of Kazakhstan, Mr Yerzhan Kistafin,Read More

Shehbaz Sharif elected prime minister of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, APR 11: PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif was elected as the 23rd prime minister of Pakistan after 174 lawmakers voted in his favour as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MNAs boycotted the election. Earlier, PTI MNAs had walked out of the halls, with Shah Mahmood Qureshi — who was the party’s candidate for the top slot — announcing that they would be resigning en masse from the NA. PML-N’s Ayaz Sadiq presided over the session after Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri his conscience did not allow him to conduct the session. Announcing the results,Read More

Following resignations, PTI MNAs, deputy speaker walk out of assembly

ISLAMABAD: The PTI parliamentarians walked out of the National Assembly after their candidate, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, announced to boycott the polling process. The session is now is underway with MNA Ayaz Sadiq in the chair, two days after the lower house of parliament voted in favour of removing Imran Khan from office, following a nearly 14-hour standoff between the Opposition and Khan’s ruling party that started on Saturday morning. The Monday session formally started after a brief delay with a recitation of the Holy Quran and naat, with NA DeputyRead More

NA session to elect new PM begins

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly session for the election of a new prime minister has begun with Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri in the chair. The development comes two days after an unceremonious end to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s tenure as the country’s chief executive through a no-confidence vote. The session began with the recitation of the Holy Quran. After the recitation, Suri explained his rationale behind his contentious ruling to dismiss the no-confidence motion against erstwhile prime minister Imran Khan on April 3. “The ruling was declared unconstitutional by the courtRead More