Senate

ECP announces schedule for by-election on Senate seat from Balochistan

ECP announces schedule for by-election on Senate seat from Balochistan

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Election of Pakistan in Thursday announced the schedule for by-election on Senate’s general seat from Balochistan which fell vacant due to death of Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan. The polling for the general seat of Senate from Balochistan will be held on January 14, 2019 at the Balochistan Assembly. According to […]

10 climate change projects undertaken, ministry briefs Senate

10 climate change projects undertaken, ministry briefs Senate

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Climate Change on Thursday informed Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change that almost ten climate change mitigation projects were in different phases of implementation with the help of foreign assistance.The Senate body on Climate Change with Senator Sitara Ayaz in chair expressed their satisfaction and commended the endeavours of the ministry in execution […]

Bar on entry: PM shares concern over Fawad with Senate chief

Bar on entry: PM shares concern over Fawad with Senate chief

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his concern over an entry ban on Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry from Senate sessions, during a telephonic conversation with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.According to details, PM Imran urged the Senate chairman to resolve the matter with mutual understanding. On which, Sanjrani told the premier he did not […]

Senate brawl: Fawad Ch says will not tender apology

Senate brawl: Fawad Ch says will not tender apology

Federal minister for information and broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday made it overtly clear that he would not tender apology in upper house of the parliament over what was generally perceived as ‘inappropriate behavior’ by the Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. He made these remarks in Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath. Terming Sanjrani an accidental chairman, […]

By-polls for two Senate seats of Punjab will be held today

By-polls for two Senate seats of Punjab will be held today

ISLAMABAD  – By-election for two seats of Senate from Punjab, including one general and one reserved seat for women, will be held today (Thursday).The seats had fallen vacant due to de-notification of Haroon Khan and Saadia Abbasi as senators in light of a Supreme Court verdict.According to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the polling will […]

Senate panel rejects changes to customs duty rates

Senate panel rejects changes to customs duty rates

ISLAMABAD:The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government suffered on Tuesday its first defeat by a Senate panel that rejected changes to customs duty rates for a few industries after the authorities could not defend budgetary proposals in light of the PTI’s economic vision.The Senate Standing Committee on Finance rejected the reduction in customs duty rates for about […]

Senate committee seeks explanations over recovery of stamped ballot papers

Senate committee seeks explanations over recovery of stamped ballot papers

The Senate’s Standing Committee on Interior has sought explanations from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), provincial secretaries and inspector generals of police over the recovery of stamped ballot papers following the general election last month. A letter, dated August 6, has been sent to the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Law and Justice, the ECP, […]

Trust the ECP to hold free and fair elections: Senate chairman

Trust the ECP to hold free and fair elections: Senate chairman

Senate Chairman Mir Sadiq Sanjrani on Friday threw his support behind the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), backing the watchdog to hold “free and fair elections”. A series of terrorism incidents and the subsequent impediments in holding elections rallies have led some — including Sanjrani’s predecessor Raza Rabbani — to claim that the July 25 polls are […]

‘No direct role of army in July 25 elections,’ DG ISPR tells Senate committee

‘No direct role of army in July 25 elections,’ DG ISPR tells Senate committee

Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Thursday, reiterating his stance from a press conference held earlier this month, rejected the notion that the security forces have any direct role in how the July 25 elections will unfold. Speaking at the special session of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior, DG […]

Senate delegation briefed on Pakistan-Canada bilateral relations

Senate delegation briefed on Pakistan-Canada bilateral relations

ISLAMABAD;High Commissioner of Pakistan to Ottawa Tariq Azim Khan briefed the visiting delegation of Senate on the current status of Pakistan-Canada bilateral relations and efforts being made to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries. A delegation from Senate led by Deputy Chairman Mr. Saleem Mandviwalla is currently visiting Ottawa, Canada, at the invitation of […]