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SC rejects plea seeking full bench

The Apex Court says this case is very simple; no need to constitute a full court Court Reporter/DNA ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) Monday rejected the petition seeking the formation of a full bench for hearing the case of the Punjab chief minister’s election — where Hamza Shahbaz defeated Pervez Elahi. According to the brief verdict, the same three-member bench — headed by Chief of Pakistan Justice Umar Ata Bandial, and comprising Justice Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar — will hear the petition filed by the PTI. Following the decision,Read More


What is Article 63 A?

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Here is the detailed Article 63 A that deals with the disqualification of an MP.‘63A. Disqualification on grounds of defection, etc.-(l) If a member of a Parliamentary Party composed of a single political party in a House­—  (a) resigns from membership of his political party or joins another Parliamentary Party; or (b) votes or abstains from voting in the House contrary to any direction issued by the Parliamentary Party to which he belongs, in relation to­— (i)  election of the Prime Minister or the Chief Minister; orRead More


WHO hands over medicines worth 800 mln dollars to Balochistan govt for flood affectees

QUETTA –  World Health Organization (WHO)’s head in Pakistan, Dr. Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala handed over medicines and other equipment worth over 800 million dollars to the health department of Balochistan government for preventing cholera in rain hit areas of the province. WHO’s Head Dr. Palitha Gunarathana Mahipala distributed donations to the flood affected areas and medicines for the cholera epidemic as well as the newly constructed Covid-19 vaccination center at the Pak-Afghan Chaman border. Equipment, supplies and furniture were handed over to chief secretary Balochistan, on Monday. On the occasion,Read More


One who garnered more votes is out, but other is Punjab CM: CJP

ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial during a hearing in the Supreme Court against the ruling of the deputy speaker Punjab Assembly over the election of Chief Minister, remarked on Monday that one who garnered more votes is not holding the post of CM, while the one who secured less votes is retaining the slot of Punjab CM. Hamza Shahbaz needs a solid foundation to retain the slot of Punjab CM, CJP remarked. The CJP said that two months back the court gave a rule whichRead More


PTI has no objection to full court bench formation: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD, July 25 (DNA): Former federal minister Asad Umar said onMonday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has no objection to theformation of a full court Supreme Court bench in cases related to the CMPunjab election. In a statement, Asad Umar said that PTI never opposed the formation of afull SC bench in CM election case. “PTI never spoken nor issued anystatement related to coalition govt.’s full bench demand,” he said. Supreme Court of Pakistan has rejected the government’s petition forformation of a full court bench to hear the case of theRead More


Dialogue and cooperation is the path to reconstruction in Afghanistan

Tashkent: These days, the attention of the international community is again riveted to Tashkent, where an international conference on the topic “Afghanistan: security and economic development” will be held tomorrow.  Delegations from more than twenty foreign countries and international organizations have been invited to this important international forum. One of the first to arrive in Tashkent was a delegation of the interim government of Afghanistan, headed by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi. The delegation also included Anas Haqqani, brother of acting. head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, andRead More