Opposition Boycotts Budget Process, Gives Leeway To govt

Opposition Boycotts Budget Process, Gives Leeway To govt

ISLAMABAD: In an unprecedented move, opposition parties on Monday announced that they had decided to completely dissociate themselves from the ongoing budget process, thus providing an open field to the government to get the federal budget passed without any hassle. The announcement was made by parliamentary leader of the Pakistan...

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Allies Implore Govt, Opposition To End Impasse In NA

Allies Implore Govt, Opposition To End Impasse In NA

ISLAMABAD: Exasperated by the bickering over whose speech is broadcast live on PTV, the leaders of smaller parties allied with the government and the opposition on Tuesday implored both sides to resolve the issue so parliament could get on with the business of debating the budget. Leaders of the Pakhtunkhwa...

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Opposition Disrupts President’s Address To Parliament With Slogan Of ‘Go Nawaz Go’

Opposition Disrupts President’s Address To Parliament With Slogan Of ‘Go Nawaz Go’

President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday addressed a joint session of Parliament to mark the beginning of the ruling party’s final year in government amidst noisy protest from the opposition. Although protests were in full swing during the earlier part of the president’s speech, the assembly hall quietened down halfway through...

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Opposition Plans To Disrupt President’s Address Today

Opposition Plans To Disrupt President’s Address Today

ISLAMABAD: The opposition in the National Assem­bly is sharpening its knives for a showdown today (Thurs­day), as Presi­dent Mamnoon Hussain prepares to address a joint session of parliament to mark the beginning of the ruling party’s final year in government. With their main bone of contention — the government’s refusal...

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Opposition Boycotts NA Session Over Budget Speech Broadcast Restrictions

Opposition Boycotts NA Session Over Budget Speech Broadcast Restrictions

Opposition has Tuesday walked out of National Assembly session over budget speeches broadcast restriction, and said it will only attend the proceedings when speeches are telecasted live on the national TV. Opposition leader Khursheed Shah, in his speech, first criticized the government by reciting a poetic verse, then warned Speaker...

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Opposition Leaders Condemn Budget 2017

Opposition Leaders Condemn Budget 2017

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar presented annual budget for FY 2017-18 on Friday in the National Assembly, following which politicians from opposition parties started condemning the recommendations of the fifth federal budget. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s leader Asad Umar spoke to media representatives and criticised the recommendations laid forth in the budget....

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Opposition Rattles PML-N, Renews Calls For PM’s Resignation In Parliament

Opposition Rattles PML-N, Renews Calls For PM’s Resignation In Parliament

Opposition parties on Friday ramped up the pressure against the ruling PML-N and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, demanding the premier’s resignation with one voice and protesting yesterday’s Supreme Court verdict on Panamagate in Parliament. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), PPP and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) each held press conferences following a meeting of...

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Opposition Unhappy With In Camera Briefing On Fresh Wave Of Terror

Opposition Unhappy With In Camera Briefing On Fresh Wave Of Terror

ISLAMABAD: Expressing complete dissatisfaction over an in-camera briefing by Minister of State for Interior Baleeghur Rahman on the fresh wave of terror across the country, the opposition in the Senate on Friday demanded convening of another in-camera session for a detailed and substantive briefing. Informed sources told Dawn that after...

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Protesting Parties to Meet Today to Chalk Out Future Strategy

Protesting Parties to Meet Today to Chalk Out Future Strategy

The prime minister’s clarification speech in the National Assembly on Monday failed to satisfy the opposition, which walked out of the session in protest for the sixth consecutive day. 00

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PM’s ‘Unsatisfactory’ Speech Draws Opposition Walkout from NA

PM’s ‘Unsatisfactory’ Speech Draws Opposition Walkout from NA

The combined opposition in the National Assembly on Monday staged a walkout after Opposition Leader Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah rejected the prime minister’s speech and said the speech created more confusion than clarity. 00

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Protest in Sindh Assembly

Protest in Sindh Assembly

The Sindh Assembly session on Monday was adjourned till 10 am Tuesday amidst chants and sloganeering by opposition MPAs, who were protesting against the PPP-led government for not taking up the critical issue of extending Rangers’ special powers in the province. 00

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