Restrictions on women, observers mark NA-25 by-polls

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2013: Four incidents of women being barred from voting were reported during the NA-25 (Dera Ismail Khan-cum-Tank) by-election on Wednesday. The voting process was largely peaceful amid heavy deployment of security personnel. However, female voters were disenfranchised in parts of the constituency where community elders had reportedly decided to bar women from…


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly: Provincial Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2013: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill 2013 was passed during the sixth sitting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s fourth session, on Tuesday. The bill amends the Provincial Ombudsman Act 2010. The Deputy Speaker chaired the entire sitting.  The Chief Minister did not attend the proceedings while the Leader of the…


National Assembly Adopts Five Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2013: The National Assembly adopted five resolutions during the second sitting of the fifth session on Tuesday as the legislators debated the issue of IMF loan for two hours and 30 minutes. Apart from condemning the attack on army men in Upper Dir, the House adopted resolutions to call upon the government to take steps to eliminate terrorism, abolish system of interest, pull Pakistan Steel Mills out of crisis and supply gas to district Buner.


Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Assembly: Right to Information Bill introduced

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2013: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Bill, 2013 was introduced in the fifth sitting of fourth session of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly on Monday. The Speaker presided over the sitting for an hour and 22 minutes while the remaining proceedings were chaired by the Deputy Speaker. The Chief Minister did not attend…


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly: Two Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, September 12, 2013: Two resolutions were adopted during the third sitting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s fourth session on Thursday.

Moved by a JUIF female MPA, the first resolution adopted by the House was on recommending


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Two Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, September 11, 2013: Two bills – the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Explosives Bill 2013 and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Explosive Substance Bill 2013 – were passed during the second sitting of the provincial assembly’s fourth session on Wednesday.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Arms Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, September 10, 2013: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly passed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Arms Bill 2013 during the first sitting of the fourth session on Tuesday.

The Information Minister also laid before the House the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Ordinance 2013.

The Speaker chaired the three-hour