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Resolution against holding party office by disqualified persons adopted by Senate!

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ISLAMABAD:  Resolution against holding party office by disqualified persons, presented by Senator Aitzaz Ahsan of PPPP, here at the Senate today has been adopted with 52 senators voting in favor and 28 against.

Earlier, Leader of the House Raja Zafarul Haq while opposing putting up the resolution for debate, held since a bill regarding the issue had already been passed, the said bill was inappropriate. The resolution was also opposed by Zahid Hamid, Law Minister.

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NA-4 by-poll: ECP has finalized arrangements!

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ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed all the arrangements for holding by-election on the vacant seat of National Assembly, NA-4 (Peshawar IV) on Thursday 26th of October in a transparent, free, fair, and peaceful manner.

An ECP’s official stated that 15 candidates (six from different national political parties & nine independents) were taking part in the election.

The seat fell vacant due to the death of MP Gulzar Khan of PTI, August this year.

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Sharjeel Memon arrested by NAB from the SHC gate

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KARACHI: Former information minister has been arrested by NAB officials when he emerged from Sindh High Court building here after 5PM.

Sharjeel Memon appeared before the two-judge bench today that rejected his application for the extension of  interim bail.

Memon remained inside the court till 5PM trying to escape arrest. But had to exit at 5PM. As soon as he emerged from the court he was arrested by NAB officials who were assisted by paramilitary Rangers. 

PPPP lawyers raised slogans in Memon’s support and a bit of scuffle was seen at the time of his arrest. 

Sharjeel Memon is accused of inflicting losses (to the extent of Rs. 5.7 billion) to the national exchequer by resorting to corrupt practices in granting (SID) advertisements – related to awareness – to the electronic media between July 2013 till 2015.

Readers may recall that Sharjeel Memon is also facing charges in-connection with illegal allotment of land.

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Grant of advt at exorbitant rates: SHC rejects Sharjeel Memon’s interim bail plea!

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Lahore

CJ of LHC inaugurates special court to deal with harassment of women cases

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LAHORE: Chief Justice of LHC has inaugurated a special court here today that will solely deal with harassment of women cases.

One fourth of all the (four hundred) cases of torture and harassment that are being heard presently at different courts have been transferred to the special court.  

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