Sunday, September 20, 2020

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JUI-F MPA Threatens to Blow Up KP Assembly

Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly, Mushtaq Ghani, on Tuesday suspended Jamiat-e-Ulama-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) member provincial assembly for threatening to blow up the assembly with bombs. Maulana Aisamuddin was expelled from the House, and a resolution condemning his remarks was also passed, which was backed by the opposition parties, including ANP.

Will Nawaz Sharif surrender to court on September 10?

Legal experts opine that it is in Nawaz Sharif's best interest to return to Pakistan to avoid being considered an absconder. However this detailed GVS News Analysis helps understand why Nawaz may not be under any real pressure to come back to Pakistan in the near future. Must Read for students of Pakistan's politics, law and history.writes GVS

JUI-F MPA Threatens to Blow Up KP Assembly

And this did not threaten democracy. Maulana Aisamuddin was expelled from the House, and a resolution condemning his remarks was also passed, which was backed by the opposition parties, including ANP.

Cabinet approves cultivation, medical use of Hemp, tweets Fawad

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is derived from cannabis plants, but does not cause users to get high. It focused on young patients with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. It is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products.

PM Imran Khan rejects Ogra proposal to increase petrol prices

The premier remarked that public could not be overburdened in the prevailing difficult times. On August 29, the regulatory body had sent a summary to Petroleum division recommending an increase of over Rs 9 in petroleum prices for September.

Cabinet approves abolition of secret balloting in Senate election

Federal cabinet has accorded approval to do away with the practice of secret balloting during the Senate elections. According to media reports the proposal for holding elections through a show of hand was also rejected.

SC moved for referendum on presidential form of govt through petition

The whispering campaign for introducing the presidential form of government in the country has finally reached the Supreme Court through a petition that requires Prime Minister Imran Khan to hold a nation-wide referendum and pave the way for introducing the presidential system to replace the existing parliamentary one.

SC orders Sindh govt to get 229 official residences vacated

Court directed the Sindh government to clear the official residences of illegal occupation within two months, allot them to government officials on merit, and submit compliance report on the next date of hearing.

Govt unlikely to protect consumers using up to 300 units

"We need to remember, at this point, that the increase in cost of electricity was due to major devaluation of the Rupee which had an overriding impact on the capacity costs as well as cost of fuel. Despite what various financial wizards and reform pundits started saying at that stage, laying all the blame on distribution in-efficiencies, the real reason for the price hike was the policy leading to sudden and steep devaluation of Rupee,".