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Pandemonium spoils budget debate in National Assembly

Pakistan, June 15 -- The National Assembly on Friday witnessed utter disorder when treasury benches staged heavy protest during Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif's address to the House. The House was ... Read More


Rs 1.12tr extra taxes in 'austerity' budget

Pakistan, June 12 -- The government on Tuesday presented its first budget with total the outlay of Rs 7.022 trillion for the fiscal year 2019-20, registering growth of 30% against the revised budget o... Read More


Govt asked to form parliamentary body to probe Waziristan incident

Pakistan, May 29 -- Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Akhtar Mengal on Tuesday demanded that the government constitute a parliamentary committee to probe the North Waziristan firing inci... Read More


Govt mapping heritage sites across the country

Pakistan, May 24 -- A legislative body of the Upper House of Parliament was informed on Thursday that the federal government was carrying out an exercise to map all the heritage sites in the country. ... Read More


Lawmakers express concerns over rupee value depreciation

Pakistan, May 18 -- Lawmakers on Friday expressed serious concerns over rising dollar value against Pakistani rupee and said it will further affect the local industrial production which is already goi... Read More


Pakistan to stay neutral in ongoing tensions in Gulf: FM Qureshi

Pakistan, May 15 -- QureshiForeign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said that Pakistan was closely monitoring the ongoing tensions between Iran and the United States. Talking to reporters aft... Read More


NA okays bill to grant more assembly seats to ex-FATA

Pakistan, May 14 -- The National Assembly on Monday unanimously passed the 26th Constitutional Amendment Bill seeking an increase in the number of seats for the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal... Read More


NA debates bill for hike in seats for erstwhile FATA

Pakistan, May 11 -- A constitutional amendment bill seeking increase in the number of seats for the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in the National Assembly and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa... Read More


Opposition stages protest over PM leaving NA sans delivering speech

Pakistan, May 9 -- The major opposition parties, particularly Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) on Wednesday staged protest after Prime Minister Imran Khan left th... Read More


Opp in NA protests POL price hike, inflation, poor economic situation

Pakistan, May 7 -- Opposition parties in the National Assembly on Monday strongly protested over poor economic situation of the country and recent hike in the petroleum prices, compelling Speaker Asad... Read More