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PML-N launches graft inquiry against MNA

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has launched an internal inquiry against one of its National Assembly members Anjum Aqeel Khan for allegations of corruption in the real estate business in the capital.
"Though Anjum Aqeel Khan has settled the National Police Foundation (NPF) scam by paying back Rs 5.8 billion in cash or kind following negotiations with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the party is conducting a thorough inquiry into the matter to learn

MNA seeks Kurram tribesmen’s rescue

ISLAMABAD - Chairman of Standing Committee for SAFRON and MNA, Sajid Hussain Toori on Saturday warned the government to recover the innocent people of his tribe (Toori Qabila) within 24 hours failing which they would take law in their own hands by launching operation against the anti-social elements. Unknown gunmen killed 8 people and kidnapped 45 in raids last night on two minibuses in Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border, from which 9 people succeeded escape, according

Former PPP MNA Khalid Ghurki passes away

Lahore - Khalid Ghurki, former Pakistan People's Party (PPP) member of the National Assembly (MNA) and Federal Environment Minister and PPP Lahore President Samina Khalid Ghurki's husband, passed away at Sheikh Zayed Hospital after a prolonged illness on Tuesday. He was 56. Ghuki had been suffering from kidney problems for a long time and died of kidney failure. He is survived by a widow, two sons and two daughters. The former PPP MNA was a close associate of President Asif Ali

Gilani snaps at PML-N MNA

ISLAMABAD - In an uncharacteristic outburst, perhaps reflective of the recent rise in tensions between the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over the latter's deadline to implement economic reforms, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Thursday sharply rebuked PML-N National Assembly Member (MNA) Abid Sher Ali for accusing the government of not ensuring a steady supply of natural gas to industrial units in Punjab.
"I think this is a very

Punjab backing banned outfits: PML-Q MNA

ISLAMABAD - PML-Q MNA Sheikh Waqas Akram Tuesday held the Punjab government responsible for supporting terrorist outfits and patronizing elements from the banned organisations. Speaking on a point of order, the MNA form Jhang claimed the rulers of the Punjab were working in collaboration with terrorist elements.
He urged the government to prevent a banned organisation from holding a public gathering in Jhang on February 25. He said no banned outfit should be given a free hand to

MNA asks government to end Kayani’s service extension

ISLAMABAD - Awami National Party MNA Bushra Gohar Tuesday urged the government to cancel the extension given to the Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and called for a cut in the defence budget similar to that in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) because of the financial crunch.
Speaking on a point of order in the National Assembly, Bushra said the apex court's decision for cancellation of extension given to all the government employees was a good

NAB allows probe against PML-N MNA for Rs 6b fraud

ISLAMABAD - The executive board meeting of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday approved complaint verification against PML-N MNA Anjum Aqeel for his alleged involvement in a fraud of Rs 6 billion in the non-transfer of land to National Police Foundation (NPF).
The meeting also approved filing of 11 references against corrupt officials while six complaints were also approved for verification. A source told Pakistan Today that there was enough material against the

MNA faces ‘gas-less’ people’s wrath

LAHORE - Angry citizens, protesting against gas shortage, at the Chungi Ferozepur Road, gave Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Naseer Bhutta a piece of their minds by forcing him to flee despite the fact that he had reached the spot to calm down the protesters, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to details, citizens irked at continuous gas and electricity outages, staged a protest against six to 10 hours of load shedding in various parts

Verdict on MNA Rana Zahid’s fake degree case on Jan 28

LAHORE - Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Ijazul Hassan concluded the hearing in a fake degree case against National Assembly member Rana Zahid Hussain and will announce his verdict on January 28, 2011.
Waheed Sabir, a citizen of Arifwala, filed a writ petition in the LHC, stating that Rana Zahid had a fake bachelors degree so he stood disqualified. It was stated in the petition that the legislator had submitted a BA degree from Sindh University to the election tribunal in 2002,