Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Federal cabinet allows dual nationals to contest polls

Federal cabinet has approved a bill, seeking amendment in the Article 63 (1) of the Constitution of Pakistan, to allow dual nationals to contest polls in the country.

PM Imran refuses to accept Bajwa’s resignation as SAPM

He presented his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan today, who refused to accept it and asked him to continue discharging his duty as his aide. Sources quoted the prime minister as saying that he is satisfied with the clarification and evidence Bajwa presented regarding assets charges levelled against him and his family.

Punjab Announces Cheapest Solar Project, Costs 4 Times Less Than PMLN’s Solar Park

The deal was inked on Thursday, under which private investors will set up a 100 MW solar power plant in Layyah district with a tariff of only 3.7 cents.

Supreme Court has right to solve disputes among Federation, provinces: CJP

The CJP said that the Supreme Court was also conferred by the Constitution, the original jurisdiction to adjudicate and determine disputes between two governments that was between the federal and a provincial governments or between two provincial governments.

Asim Saleem Bajwa decides to step down as premier’s aide on information

Lt Gen Bajwa said he would hand in his resignation to the prime minister tomorrow and would request him to relieve him of his duties as his aide. “I hope that the prime minister will allow me to concentrate all my focus on CPEC," he added.

COAS Bajwa meets Karachi traders, assures early resolution of issues facing city

Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met a delegation of traders on Wednesday and assured them that the issues of the city would be resolved soon, media reported. During the meeting, the traders conveyed their grievances to the army chief and urged him to bound the electricity, gas, water and other utility providers to solve issues faced by the city.

Agreement reached, funds arranged for Karachi package: Asad Umar

He said that powers remain divided between stakeholders on the ground in Karachi and they could not solve issues faced by the city without joint cooperation. “The power in Karachi is divided between the provincial government, federal authorities and cantonment boards,” Asad Umar said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan interview with Al Jazeera TV

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan enjoyed good relationship with both China and the United States without siding with any particular “camp”.

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