Senate passes seven private members’ bills, refers four to committees

ISLAMABAD, Feb 26 (APP):The Senate on Monday passed seven bills and witnessed the introduction of four private members’ bills which were referred to the relevant committees for further consideration. Moved by PML-N Senator Kamran Micheal, the House passed the Christian Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2023 as reported by the Standing Committee. However, an amendment proposed by… Continue reading Senate passes seven private members’ bills, refers four to committees

Govt to come up with out-of-box solution on power sector for public relief: PM

ISLAMABAD, Sep 4 (APP): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Monday assured that his government was exploring realistic options to come up with out-of-box solutions to provide relief to electricity consumers. The prime minister, in an interaction with foreign media representatives, said the government would make informed decisions to satisfy the masses on the issue… Continue reading Govt to come up with out-of-box solution on power sector for public relief: PM

President can either assent or return a bill to parliament under Article 75: Ministry of Law

ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 (APP): The Ministry of Law and Justice on Sunday while expressing grave concern over a post of President Dr Arif Alvi (on X) regarding Official Secrets Act and Pakistan Army Amendment Bills 2023, clarified that Article 75 of the Constitution provided two options to the president either to give assent or refer… Continue reading President can either assent or return a bill to parliament under Article 75: Ministry of Law

President accords approval to four different bills 2023

ISLAMABAD, Aug 07 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi has accorded his approval to four different bills 2023 under Article 75 of the Constitution. The president approved National Logistics Corporation Bill, 2023 which provided establishment of the Corporation, President Secretariat Press Wing said in a press release on Monday. Separately, the president also approved Pakistan Air… Continue reading President accords approval to four different bills 2023

President gives assent to two bills

ISLAMABAD, Aug 2 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday granted his assent to two bills after they were passed by the parliament. The president signed Qanun-e-Shahadat (Amendment) Bill 2023 providing for amending the Qanun-e-Shahadat of 1984. He also signed into law the Control of Narcotics Substances (Amendment) Bill 2023 which provided for amending the… Continue reading President gives assent to two bills

LESCO staffer waives off consumers electricity bills after Prime Minister announced relief on electricity bills across the country

APP43-050922 SARGODHA: September 05 – LESCO staffer waives off consumers electricity bills after Prime Minister announced relief on electricity bills across the country.APP Photo By Hassan Mahmood
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Implementation over PM’s relief to power consumers takes place

ISLAMABAD, Sept 4 (APP): The implementation process for grant of relief to power consumers over fuel charge adjustment (FCA) as announced by Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif began with the issuance of a notification by the relevant ministry. According to a notification of the Ministry of Energy (Power Division), Non-ToU domestic, non-protected consumers having 201-300… Continue reading Implementation over PM’s relief to power consumers takes place

PM orders revision of electricity bills within 24 hrs adjusting FAC relief

ISLAMABAD, Aug 26 (APP): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday directed the power distribution companies to revise the electricity bills of up to 200 units within 24 hours adjusting the relief under the fuel adjustment charge (FAC) announced by the government. The prime minister, who chaired a high level meeting to address the issues faced… Continue reading PM orders revision of electricity bills within 24 hrs adjusting FAC relief

PM seeks urgent report on inflated electricity bills

ISLAMABAD: August 22 - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chairs a meeting on the issues pertaining to Electricity Bills. APP

ISLAMABAD, Aug 22 (APP): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday while taking strict notice of public complaints about inflated electricity bills, directed the authorities concerned to submit an urgent report and recommendations on the matter. The prime minister, chairing an urgent meeting to discuss the complaints on the inflated bills, resolved not to sit idle… Continue reading PM seeks urgent report on inflated electricity bills

Senate passes one bill, refers two others to committees

Senator Shamim Afridi,

ISLAMABAD, Jun 06 (APP): The Senate passed one private member’s bill and referred two other bills to the relevant committees after their introduction in the House. The House passed the Smart Institute of Sciences and Technology Bill, 2022 which was sponsored by the Senators Dilawar Khan (Independent), Naseebullah Bazai (Independent) and Prince Ahmed Umer Ahmedzai… Continue reading Senate passes one bill, refers two others to committees

Oil, Gas Rregulatory Authority (Amendment) Bills, 2022 smoothly sail through Senate

ISLAMABAD, Feb 17 (APP): The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022 on Thursday smoothly sailed through Senate and passed unanimously in absence of the opposition. Both the bills were piloted by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan in the… Continue reading Oil, Gas Rregulatory Authority (Amendment) Bills, 2022 smoothly sail through Senate

Senate refers eight bills to committees

Senate body unanimously approves Islamabad Capital Territory Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill

ISLAMABAD, Feb 07 (APP): The Senate on Monday witnessed the introduction of eight bills which were referred to the relevant committees for further deliberations. The bills included, the Prevention and Rehabilitation of Vagrants Bill, 2022, the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2022, the Public Finance Management (Amendment) Bill, 2022, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority (Amendment) Bill,… Continue reading Senate refers eight bills to committees

Parliament passes bill on EVMs, right of vote to overseas Pakistanis

Parliament passes ICJ review and reconsideration bill

ISLAMABAD, Nov 17 (APP): Amid opposition uproar, the Joint Sitting of the Parliament on Wednesday passed the Elections (Second Amendment) Bill, 2021 with majority votes by rejecting all amendments proposed by the opposition benches. Advisor the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Zaheer-un-Din Babar Awan piloted the bill in the House and the motion to… Continue reading Parliament passes bill on EVMs, right of vote to overseas Pakistanis

Every compromise possible with opposition, but not on corruption: PM

ISLAMABAD, Sep 16 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday while calling the interests of Pakistan and opposition leaders opposed to each other, categorically said the government could make any compromise with the opposition for country and democracy, but never on corruption. “We told them that it is in Pakistan’s interest…(Having witnessed) the way they negotiated… Continue reading Every compromise possible with opposition, but not on corruption: PM

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