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Lawmakers come close to exchanging blows over PM’s criticism

Lawmakers come close to exchanging blows over PM’s criticism

ISLAMABAD: The government and opposition lawmakers came close to a fist fight after an exchange of hot words during a session of the National Assembly on Monday.The pandemonium started when Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Shazia Marri mentioned General AK Niazi and drew his parallel with ‘Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi’.The remarks led to Minister for […]

‘Shameful’: US lawmakers blast Trump over Putin summit

‘Shameful’: US lawmakers blast Trump over Putin summit

Donald Trump returned late on Monday from his European tour to face ire in Washington, where US intelligence officials and senior Republicans were denouncing the president as “shameful” and “disgraceful” after he refused to challenge Russian leaderVladimir Putin over interference in American elections. Republican Senator John McCain said Trump’s seeming acceptance of Putin’s denial was a […]

Jumping ships: South Punjab lawmakers all set to join PTI

Jumping ships: South Punjab lawmakers all set to join PTI

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry confirmed on Tuesday that the lawmakers from South Punjab who had parted ways with the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are all set to join the PTI. Lawmakers including MNAs, MPAs of the PML-N including leader Khusro Bakhtiar have merged within the PTI. The formal announcement will be made in a […]

UK lawmakers criticise social media over response to ‘extremist content’

UK lawmakers criticise social media over response to ‘extremist content’

Reuters LONDON:  Social media were heavily criticised by a committee of British lawmakers on Monday for failing to do enough to remove illegal and extremist material posted on their sites, and for not preventing it appearing in the first place. Platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook has been criticised over their moderation policies after […]

Pakistan hosts women lawmakers from 12 countries

Pakistan hosts women lawmakers from 12 countries

Pakistan hosts women lawmakers from 12 countries AP  Islamabad is hosting female lawmakers from 12 countries at a conference on the role of women in strengthening democracy. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter opened the three-day conference on Monday. Women lawmakers from Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Australia, Romania, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Maldives, Indonesia and Nepal […]

British PM woos US lawmakers ahead of Trump meeting

British PM woos US lawmakers ahead of Trump meeting

PHILADELPHIA (AFP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May warned America s allies on Thursday that they must “step up” and play their role in global security, as she wooed Republican lawmakers ahead of a meeting with US President Donald Trump. May won several standing ovations when she pledged her commitment to the “special relationship” between Britain […]

Authorities restrict video recording in NA after lawmakers’ brawl

Authorities restrict video recording in NA after lawmakers’ brawl

ISLAMABAD (Yes News) – The authorities on Friday have restricted video recording in National Assembly (NA) after a brawl broke out in Thursday’s session when opposition parties requested the speaker to submit a privileged motion against the premier. A meeting of parliamentary leaders presided over by Speaker Ayaz Sadiq was taken place in which, the […]

Institutions shouldn’t use ‘national security’ pretext: lawmakers

Institutions shouldn’t use ‘national security’ pretext: lawmakers

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Select Committee discussing the Right to Information Bill, 2016, on Wednesday remained preoccupied with armed forces institutions that use the pretext of national security to withhold information. The committee has suggested amendments to the bill to ensure that various arms of the armed forces cannot conceal information in matters where human rights […]