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NA approves second mini-budget amid protests

MNAs offered namaz during the NA session in protest

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March 6, 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


The Sindh and KP assemblies have been summoned on Monday

Sessions of the Sindh Assembly and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly have been summoned on Monday (August 13) at 10am. During the inaugural sessions, the MPA-elects will take oath. They will also elect the speakers and deputy speakers of the two houses. The outgoing speakers will administer the oaths to the newly elected lawmakers. The National Assembly…

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August 11, 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


Will resign if army’s involvement in Faizabad protest proved: COAS

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, while briefing senators on security in an extraordinary in-camera session on Tuesday, rejected all allegations regarding military’s involvement in last month’s Faizabad protest that ended following army-brokered agreement with federal government. According to our correspondent, the army chief categorically rejected all allegations while replying to questions…

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December 19, 2017


National Assembly session adjourned due to lack of quorum

ISLAMABAD: A member of Panel of Chairperson, Mahmood Bashir Virk, presiding the National Assembly Session on Friday adjourned the session to meet again on 1600 hours on November 20, 2017 due to lack of quorum. The entire Opposition walked out of the House at 1105 hours over absence of relevant minister or Parliamentary Secretary to…

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November 17, 2017


PM leaves London for New York to attend UNGA session

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday left here for New York to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). High Commissioner of Pakistan in UK Syed Ibne Abbas saw off the prime minister at the airport along with officials of the high commission. Prime Minister Abbasi is leading the Pakistani…

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September 18, 2017


UN General Assembly session kicks off

NEW YORK: The 72nd annual session of the 193 member UN General Assembly has begun in New York. Addressing the opening session ,new president of the UN General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak said that efforts will be continued to fight poverty and inequality during the next year. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in his remarks said…

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September 13, 2017


NA fight: Debate heats up on ‘Who is responsible?”

National Assembly’s Thursday session witnessed the disgraceful fight. Now, the members from the treasury and the Opposition benches have started leveling accusations against each other for kicking up the row. Watch more in this video report.

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January 27, 2017


Raza Rabbani postpones Cuba visa, summons Senate session

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Saturday postponed official visit to Havana, Cuba and summoned Senate session on November 4. Chairman Senate was to proceed to Havana, Cuba on the invitation of Esteban Lazo Hernandez, President of the National Assembly of People’s Power, Cuba, accompanied by a delegation of Senators Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Mrs. Nasreen…

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October 29, 2016


Sirajul Haq for permanent state policy on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Jamat-e-Islami Chief Senator Sirajul Haq on Wednesday called for a permanent state policy on Kashmir to ensure continued unflinching moral, diplomatic and political support for people in Indian occupied Kashmir. “We need a continued and permanent state policy on this issue to ensure that no government or dictator changes stance on Kashmir from our…

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October 5, 2016


NA to meet on Sept 2 to debate FATA reforms

ISLAMABAD: The President has summoned session of the National Assembly on Friday (September 2) at 11.00 am at the Parliament House to initiate debate on FATA reforms. The president has summoned the National Assembly session in exercise of powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 54 of the Constitution. The National Assembly will initiate debate…

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August 26, 2016


Balochistan Assembly session summoned on July 25

QUETTA: Governor Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai has summoned the session of the Balochistan Assembly on July 25 at 4 p.m., said a handout issued by the assembly secretariat, here on Thursday.

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July 21, 2016


Joint Session of Parliament debates Panama leaks

ISLAMABAD: The joint sitting of Parliament got under way in Islamabad on Monday with opposition members holding a heated debate on Panama papers. The house offered fateha for the deceased of Sunday’s massive earthquake which struck Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other parts of the country. Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq is chairing the session….

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April 11, 2016


MQM lawmakers to attend NA session Friday

ISLAMABAD: Three days after their return to Senate, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmakers on Thursday filed applications in the National Assembly to rejoin Parliament’s lower house, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, 22 out of 24 MQM MNAs filed applications today, seeking withdrawal of their resignations they tendered in August for reservations over Rangers…

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November 5, 2015


PM leaves for UN assembly session

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday left for New York to attend 70th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Samaa reported. According to officials, the PM will address the UN General Assembly on Sept. 30 and highlight Pakistan’s stance on global issues including the need for resolution of Kashmir issue. On the sidelines,…

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September 22, 2015


Khan likely to skip ‘heated session’ of NA

ISLAMABAD: In the wake of heated debate over judicial commission’s report, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, has decided not to attend National Assembly session on Monday, Samaa reported. This is first session of the house since the inquiry commission issued its report on Wednesday, clearing the government from allegations of rigging in 2013 general…

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July 27, 2015


Comeback man Dhawan dominates India's smooth session

DHAKA: Opener Shikhar Dhawan made a strong comeback to remain on course for his third test century and guided India to 107 for no loss before rain forced early lunch on the opening day of the one-off test against Bangladesh on Wednesday. On a perfect batting track at Fatullah's Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, left-handed…

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June 10, 2015


Budget session live feed to be available to TV channels: Pervaiz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid on Monday told the two Houses of Parliament that Pakistan Television would provide live coverage of budget session to television channels. “We will provide live feed from tomorrow and it is up to the TV channels to telecast live proceedings of the budget session in…

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June 8, 2015


KPK budget session on June 13

PESHAWAR: The annual budget for fiscal year 2015-16 will be presented in the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday at 03:00 PM. KPK’s annual budget will be presented in the house on June 13 for financial year 2015-16, According to Secretary Provincial Assembly notification. On Monday, the National Economic Council (NEC), chaired by Prime…

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June 2, 2015


Sartaj Aziz attending OIC session today

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz will lead Pakistani delegation to the 42nd session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) to be held in Kuwait on May 27-28. At the 42nd CFM, held under the theme “Common Vision for Promotion of Tolerance and Denunciation of Terrorism”,…

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May 27, 2015