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Shehbaz Sharif appreciates NA speaker’s role

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ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday congratulated Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on conducting the affairs of the lower house impartially.
During a meeting with Speaker in his Chamber at Parliament House, he said that running the Lower House above politics enhances the dignity of parliamentarians, said a press release issued by National Assembly Secretariat. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNAs, Rana Tanveer Hussain, Murtaza Javed Abbasi, and Mehmood Bashir Virk were also present during the meeting.
The opposition leader said all the Members of National Assembly of PML-N appreciated Speaker’s role. “I am the Speaker of whole the house and running the National Assembly affairs without discrimination is the demand of my post as per constitution and law,” Asad Qaiser said. The Speaker said that it is my ambition to conduct the business of the National Assembly smoothly by tolerating each other.
“I hoped that Leader of Opposition will play his parliamentary role which will helpful to run the proceeding of the House smoothly,” he said. Later, a delegation led by Maulana Abdul Waseh of Muttahida Majlis Amal (MMA) also met with Speaker National Assembly. Zahid Akram Durrani and Maulana Salahuddin were also present during the meeting.

 

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Student groups clash in QAU

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ISLAMABAD: Two student groups clashed in Quaid e Azam University (QAU) here on Tuesday however, later due to efforts of the city administration the situation was brought under control.
According to official sources, Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent Police reached the site and controlled the situation.
In a tweet, the Deputy Commissioner said, “Negotiations are going on. It’s unfortunate to see that few mischief mongers have disturbed entire university.”

 

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Fin. Minister briefs PM about talks with IMF

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Gulf economy recovering

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar, who is accompanying the Prime Minister Imran Khan during his official visit to Malaysia, on Tuesday briefed the prime minister about the visit, meetings, and progress till now with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation in Pakistan.
The finance minister informed the prime minister that efforts were being made to settle bilateral affairs with the IMF in such a way which would have positive results on the economy and which could not put a burden on the people, a press release issued by the PM Media wing here said.
He said that progress on meetings held so far with the Fund was encouraging, however, the final decision regarding the bailout package would be made keeping in view people’s interests and vision of the government.
Asad Umar told the prime minister that the IMF programme had no immediate pressure on Pakistan’s economy, adding that understanding Pakistan’s priorities by the IMF delegation was an encouraging step.

 

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Dams: CJP pinning hopes on Overseas Pakistanis

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Chief Justice Of Pakistan On Dams Fund

ISLAMABAD: CJP on Tuesday said that Overseas Pakistanis should play a role in the construction of dams in Pakistan.
Expatriates should come forward for resolution of problems of Pakistan besides provision of funds for construction of water reservoirs, he stated while talking to a private news channel.
Construction of dams was imperative for addressing future demands of water in the country, he said. CJP Saqib Nisar said that Mohmand Dam could have been started earlier than the other dams.
Commenting on the justice system, he said that we have a single system in Pakistan for the dispensation of justice.
“While dealing with the cases, we don’t have two systems of justice here, ” he added. He said that Overseas Pakistanis had great attachment and love for their country.
Pinning the hopes of Pakistanis living abroad, he said that they could play a vital role in steering the country out of the present challenges. We are fully capable to resolve the national issues, he stated.
To another question, he said, “We don’t have a selected system of justice in Pakistan.” Giving a message to the people, he said that everyone should have love and respect for Pakistan.

 

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