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Three parliamentarians submits papers for election of CM in Balochistan

QUETTA: The papers for new leader of the House in Balochistan assembly were submitted by Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, Abdul Reheem Ziaratwale and Syed Liaqat Agha in Secretary Balochistan Assembly for election of new chief minister in the province. On Friday, Talking to media persons, speaker Balochistan Assembly Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani said Pakistan Muslim…

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Sindh parliamentarians beat Punjab counterparts in festival cricket

KARACHI: The parliamentarians of Sindh defeated their counterparts from the Punjab by 58 runs in a festival T-20 cricket match played at the Moin Khan Stadium here on Sunday night. Winning the toss and batting first, the lawmakers from Sindh led by Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, scored 193 runs at the loss of…

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Three dozen Conservative MPs accused of inappropriate behavior

NEWS DESK: Tory aides have compiled a list of three dozen Conservative MPs accused of inappropriate behaviour including being “handsy at parties”, it has been claimed, reported The Independent. The list, contained in a spreadsheet, reportedly names 20 ministers among those at whom the claims are levelled. The allegations, published in a redacted form by…

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Video: This is what MPs had to say about ‘unknown’ spokesman

Lawmakers from opposition parties strongly criticized a government’s statement regarding observations of Supreme Court judges during hearing of Nehal Hashmi suo motu case. In a statement issued by an unknown spokesman yesterday, federal government expressed shock over a judge’s remarks likening its Attorney General to the Sicilian Mafia. The government said that the observations had…

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British MPs approve first stage of Brexit bill

London: British MPs on Wednesday approved the first stage of a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start pulling Britain out of the European Union. MPs approved the bill, which would allow the government to trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty and formally begin two years of exit negotiations, by a margin…

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Cabinet approves pay raise for MPs

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Mohammad Ishaq Dar Wednesday informed the Senate that the federal cabinet had approved increase in basic salaries of members of parliament (MPs) with effect from October 1, 2016. Speaking in the House, the minister said today he had fulfilled his commitment made in the National Assembly during the budget session that…

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Govt, opposition lawmakers proud of COAS

Members of the Parliament belonging to various parties paid rich tributes to the outgoing Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif for his remarkable services to the country. They said that General Sharif’s services would be remembered forever. Watch details in this report.

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MPs react to Zardari’s statement

Members of the National Assembly belonging to various political parties spoke to SAMAA about the statement issued by former President and PPP President Asif Ali Zardari about military yesterday. Watch details in this report.

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Iqra becomes youngest MP in Canada

The elections, this time round in Canada, were special for the country, as nine-year power stint by Conservative Party came to a conclusion. Also, two Pakistan-origin women were elected the new lawmakers of the country on Liberal Party’s tickets. These women are Iqra Khalid and Salma Zahid. Be inspired. Be proud Pakistani. Watch the report…

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SC bars Parliamentarians from election campaigns

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended two rulings of Lahore High Court regarding suspension of Election Commission of Pakistan’s code of conduct for election campaigns. The apex court also restored the decision of (ECP) that restrains the parliamentarians from running election campaigns. A three member bench headed by Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case…

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Iran parliament approves nuclear deal with world powers

TEHRAN: Iran’s parliament approved a historic nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, effectively ending debate among lawmakers over the agreement and paving the way for its formal implementation.

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Reaction of MPs on Federal Budget 2015-16

Members of opposition and government expressed their views about the Federal Budget 2015-16. Watch this video.

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MPs to be taken into confidence on CPEC: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday assured the National Assembly that legislators would be completely taken into confidence on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and their concerns, if any, would be removed. The government had convened a meeting where their concerns would be listened and addressed, he said while responding to a point of…

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Nine Pakistani-origin people elected MPs in Britain

As many as nine Pakistani origin candidates won the UK elections and were elected members of British Parliament. Former Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar’s son lost in the electoral race.

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Khawaja Asif ridicules PTI

Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has lashed out at PTI. Watch his comments.

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MQM blasts PTI on return to Parliament

Senior MQM leader Farooq Sattar termed the return of PTA MNA as unconstitutional as walked out of the session.

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PM directs MPs to attend assemblies' sessions

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif directed party's MNAs and MPAs to ensure their attendance in the sessions of their respective assemblies. According to a PM House statement, in the sessions summoned this week, the assemblies will elect new members of the Senate for next term. – APP

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MPs call for transparency in electoral system

ISLAMABAD: Slamming reports of horse-trading in the upcoming Senates’ election, parliamentarians today called for concrete steps to ensure transparency of electoral system in the country. Speaking to media persons after a Prime Minister-led meeting of parliamentary parties, former premier Raja Parvez Ashraf said his party rejects horse-trading. “PPP will support the constitutional amendment only if…

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Govt, opposition MPs discuss horse-trading issue

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said that government wants to strengthen democracy by putting an end to the practice of horse-trading in politics. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Rashid said that the menace of horse-trading would be removed from the country once and for all. The federal minister again called upon PTI…

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MPs approve appointment of Justice Faisal Arab as CJ SHC

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Committee for Judges' Appointment today approved the elevation of Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan as Chief Justice (CJ) of the Federal Shariat Court (FSC). The meeting of committee headed by Senator Haji Adeel was held in Islamabad on Monday. After some deliberations, it also approved the appointment of Justice Faisal Arab as Chief Justice…

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Delhi cuts power, water lines to ex-Indian MPs' homes

NEW DELHI: New Delhi authorities cut power and water supplies to homes of former ministers and lawmakers, including India's last federal civil aviation minister, after they ignored repeated eviction warnings, reports said Sunday. Congress Party ally and former civil aviation minister Ajit Singh, along with ex-Congress lawmakers like cricketer-turned-politician Mohammad Azharuddin, refused to leave despite…

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