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Tribal lawmakers to have more representation in national, provincial assemblies

NA to pass constitutional bill increasing erstwhile FATA’s seats

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May 10, 2019


Watch: MNAs pray in protest during a National Assembly session

They were praying to protest not being allowed to speak in the session

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March 6, 2019


New MNAs to take oath on August 13

The National Assembly session has been summoned on August 13. The interim prime minister has sent a summary to the president, asking him to call the session on August 13. The newly elected MNAs will be sworn in during the session.

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August 9, 2018


Ruckus in NA as Imran Khan makes comeback

PML-N brigade attacked PTI Chairman Imran Khan as he criticised the ruling party leadership in his speech, creating pandemonium in the house on Thursday. The National Assembly passed a historic bill today on much-awaited merger of KP and FATA.

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May 24, 2018


Govt to pay staff 10% higher salaries, pensions in 2018-19

The ruling PML-N has presented a Rs5.2 trillion budget that only a government heading into elections would: with funding that it hopes will nudge voters in the right direction.  The government said it would lower some taxes, increase government staff salaries and pensions and has made medicines and medical machinery cheaper. The outgoing government has…

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April 27, 2018


NA committee approves bill for drug testing in Islamabad’s educational institutes

Reported by: Faizan Khan ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly approved a bill that seeks to introduce drug tests in the federal capital’s schools and colleges in a move to curtail widespread abuse of drugs in educational institutes. Two bills were approved by the Standing Committee on Cabinet related to the abuse of drugs. PPP’s Shahida Rehmani…

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April 19, 2018


Post-mortem: NA attendance sheet shows how serious these politicians are

Several leading politicians, including Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan, Sheikh Rasheed, Hamza Shahbaz, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Mir Zafarullah Jamali, Faryal Talpur and Pervaiz Elahi, have been a regular feature in rallies and street protests for the last five years. But their five-year attendance in the legislative body leaves much to be desired. Watch details in our…

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April 18, 2018


PPP MNA questions govt failure to place Sharif family on ECL

By Faizan Khan ISLAMABAD: PPP MNA Naveed Qamar on Friday questioned the government’s failure to place a travel ban on ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family in the light of NABs’ recommendations. The anti-corruption watchdog had requested the interior ministry to place the names of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz…

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March 16, 2018


Heated debate in NA over Ali Jahangir’s appointment as ambassador to US

ISLAMABAD: Opposition members protested Prime Minister Abbasi’s decision to appoint Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, his business partner, as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, on Friday.  A heated debate ensued among members of the opposition and ruling party when the prime minister’s appointment of Jahangir Siddiqui as ambassador to US came under discussion. “Was Ali Jahangir…

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March 9, 2018


NA body directs early announcement of Hajj balloting date

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Tuesday directed the ministry to file an early hearing petition of Hajj quota case in Islamabad High Court (IHC) so that the  long awaited hajj balloting could be conducted as early as possible. The meeting chaired by convener MNA Ali Muhammad Khan was told…

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February 27, 2018


NA special committee vows to obliterate child abuse from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Special Committee of National Assembly on Child Abuse which met here Monday vowed to obliterate child abuse from Pakistan. The committee also elected Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage  Marriyum Aurngzeb as its chairperson. Her name was proposed by MNA Romina Khursheed Alam and seconded by Zahid Hamid….

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February 19, 2018


90,838 Pakistanis deported in last three years: Senate told

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Interior Talal Chaudhary on Friday apprised the Senate that some 90,838 Pakistanis had been deported during the last three years from various countries. Responding to questions during Question Hour session, the minister said out of the total 28,432 Pakistanis were deported during 2017, 32,996 in 2016 and 29,410 in 2015. Regarding…

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February 16, 2018


66 Pakistani civilians killed in cross-LoC firing by Indian troops in 5 years, NA told

ISLAMABAD: A total of 66 civilians embraced Shahadat and 228 sustained injuries in last five years due to ceasefire violations (CFVs) committed by the Indian forces since Jan 1, 2013 to date, Minister for Defence Eng Khurram Dastgir Khan told National Assembly. Answering the question of Ms Shamas UN Nisa during Question Hour in the…

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February 14, 2018


NA passes bill to extend apex court, High Court jurisdiction to FATA

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly here on Friday passed the Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court (Extension of Jurisdiction to Federally Administered Tribal Areas) Bill 2017 after clause by clause reading. The bill was tabled by the Minister for Law and Justice Mehmood Bashir Virk which was passed by the House. Statement of Objects and Reasons of…

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January 12, 2018


Never adopted discriminatory attitude towards Karachi: Ahsan Iqbal

KARACHI: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday that the government had never adopted a discriminatory attitude towards Karachi.  Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal participated in the opening ceremony of the first Executive Passport Office in Karachi. He said that the government had never discriminated against the city. “Those who are intent on disrupting the law…

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December 12, 2017


1.38 mln registered Afghans refugees living in Pakistan: NA told

ISLAMABAD: Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRN) (Lt. General (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch on Monday informed the National Assembly that about 1.38 million registered Afghans Refugees holding Proof of Registration (PoR) cards were living in Pakistan. Answering the questions in National Assembly during question hour, he said that the major districts of Afghan refugees…

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December 11, 2017


NA condemns US decision to recognize Jerusalem Israel’s capital

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously and strongly condemned the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the so called capital of Israel and to move its embassy there and demanded the US to immediately take back it decision. The House adopted the resolution unanimously, moved by Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Chauhdary Barjees…

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December 7, 2017


NA rejects Opposition’s amendment in Election Act, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday rejected the private member’s bill seeking amendment in Election Act, 2017 to bar disqualified person from heading a party or giving party office to disqualified member of the Parliament. The bill – the Election (Amendment) Bill, 2017- aimed to amend the Election Act, 2017- was tabled by PPPP Parliamentary…

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November 21, 2017


NA passes bill for delimitation of constituencies with two third majority

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Thursday passed the constitutional amendment to consider the provisional results of census 2017 to make delimitation of constituencies for upcoming general election, 2018. Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid presented the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017 aimed for delimitation of constituencies which was passed with more than two third majority votes….

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November 16, 2017


NA passes Election Amendment Bill 2017 to restore Khatm-i-Nabuwwat laws

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday approved the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 to restore laws regarding the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat to their original form. The bill was tabled by Law Minister Zahid Hamid. According to the bill, Sections 7B and 7C of the Conduct of General Elections Order, 2002 were also restored to their original form via…

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November 16, 2017


Negotiations underway with leaders of Islamabad protesters

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said that he is directly involved in negotiating process with the leaders of those protesting at Faizabad interchange in the capital. Speaking here at the National Assembly, the minister said, “We have strong belief on the finality of Prophethood. We have strong affiliation with the Holy…

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November 16, 2017