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Sri Lanka Supreme Court restores sacked parliament

Sri Lanka Supreme Court restores sacked parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena’s dissolution of parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections next year.The Indian Ocean island has been gripped by a constitutional crisis since Sirisena sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26 and replaced him with former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse.Wickremesinghe’s party led […]

Sri Lanka president signs papers to dissolve parliament

Sri Lanka president signs papers to dissolve parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena signed a gazette notification to dissolve the nation’s parliament with effect from Friday midnight, two sources told Reuters, in a move that will likely worsen a political crisis.It will mean that new parliamentary elections can be held in January-February, one of the sources, a close ally of the president, told Reuters.The dissolution […]

Parliament is ‘mother’ of all state institutions: Khursheed Shah

Parliament is ‘mother’ of all state institutions: Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD  – Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah on Wednesday said that the parliament is not merely a place for debates as it is meant to enact laws for the country.While addressing the National Assembly (NA) session, Shah termed parliament as ‘mother’ of state institutions, adding that PPP has been fighting for the supremacy […]

President Alvi files acquittal plea in PTV, Parliament attack cases

President Alvi files acquittal plea in PTV, Parliament attack cases

ISLAMABAD – President Arif Alvi on Monday has filed an acquittal petition in cases related to attacks on Pakistan Television (PTV) and Parliament House in 2014.During the hearing, Alvi’s counsel told the court that the case was registered on political basis and that his client is not seeking presidential exemption from the case. Meanwhile, Prime […]

President Alvi, PM Imran seek acquittal in Parliament attack case

President Alvi, PM Imran seek acquittal in Parliament attack case

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday filed applications seeking acquittal from an anti-terrorism court pertaining to the Parliament and Pakistan Television (PTV) attack case during the 2014 sit-in.Counsel for the president Mohammad Ali Bukhari and counsel for the prime minister Babar Awan filed the acquittal applications under Section 265-K. The court directed the prosecution […]

SC issues contempt notice to Aamir Liaquat, questions if he should be in the parliament

SC issues contempt notice to Aamir Liaquat, questions if he should be in the parliament

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday issued a show cause notice to televangelist Aamir Liaquat for alleged contempt of court on his part, with Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarking “that such people should not be in the parliament”. A three-member bench of the apex court, under Justice Nisar’s stewardship, issued the notice while […]

Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

Israel’s parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities. The government says the bill, passed in the early morning hours, will merely enshrine into law Israel’s existing character. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called its passage a “historic […]

Parliament has authority to make amendments in nomination papers: Khursheed Shah

Parliament has authority to make amendments in nomination papers: Khursheed Shah

KARACHI ;Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) on Saturday while expressing concern over the nomination papers, hinted at summoning Senate session and devising a strategy along with other political parties. Addressing a press conference at Bilawal House in Karachi, PPP leader Syed Khursheed Shah said that following Balochistan Assembly’s resolution, former KP CM’s letter and concerns on […]

LHC annuls nomination papers prepared by Parliament

LHC annuls nomination papers prepared by Parliament

LAHORE ;The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday annulled the nomination papers prepared by the Parliament. The LHC judge Justice Ayesha A Malik pronounced the reserved verdict on the constitutional petition filed by law expert Saad Rasool challenging the Section 60, 110 and 137 of the Election Act 2018. The judge while declaring null and […]

Imran loudly congratulated Qadri after attack on parliament, PTV: Saad

Imran loudly congratulated Qadri after attack on parliament, PTV: Saad

ISLAMABAD:Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Thursday has said that all the parties have faced criticism while expressing their views in National Assembly (NA). Speaking in the assembly, Saad Rafique accused that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan congratulated Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Tahir-ul-Qadri in a loud voice after attack on the […]

ATC exempts Imran Khan from attending hearing in PTV, parliament attack case

ATC exempts Imran Khan from attending hearing in PTV, parliament attack case

ISLAMABAD :An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) exempted Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan from appearing in court for the hearing of PTV and parliament attack case. ATC judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi heard the case. Lawyers have filed an exemption from hearing plea for Imran Khan and other suspects in the case. The court while approving the […]

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