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PA budget session likely on June 9

The Punjab government is likely to convene the Punjab Assembly’s (PA) session on June 9 for presenting the provincial budget 2011-12, Pakistan Today has learnt. According to sources, a summary, with the

PPP submits third requisition for PA session

The combined opposition in Punjab Assembly (PA), led by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), on Friday submitted a third requisition to summon the 26th session of the House saying that the Punjab

PPP wants another PA session

LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-led opposition in the Punjab Assembly (PA) submitted another requisition to summon a fresh session of the House on Friday and said that the opposition would not allow the treasury to escape their questions.
A day earlier, the PPP had proved its strength by having a session on its requisition and also foiled the treasury’s attempts to point out the quorum thrice. The party decided to move another requisition when its request to let the

Young doctors outside PA – No emergency treatment

LAHORE – The Young Doctors Association (YDA) has decided not to attend to emergency patients in public sector hospitals and has announced penalising the doctors who dare disobey the announcement.
“The doctors will not even attend to government servants, police officials or secretariat employees. No young doctor will offer his services in emergency and if any doctor violated the order, he will be punished by YDA office bearers,” said YDA President Dr Hamid Butt.
YDA has

Punjab Assembly IN SESSION – PA members ordered to respect Jinnah

LAHORE – Punjab Assembly (PA) Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood has barred all the legislators in the house from passing controversial remarks against Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. On a point of order, PML-Q backed MPA Abdullah Yousaf Warraich drew the attention of the house over the remarks of Sheikh Alla-ud-Din against Quaid-e-Azam. He said that Law Minister Rana Sanaullah also remained silent on the issue. Rana Mashhood, who was chairing the assembly’s session on Monday thus passed

PA takes notice of water filtration plants scheme

LAHORE – Punjab Assembly (PA) Speaker Rana Iqbal, taking notice of non-completion of the water filtration plants scheme, announced on Friday that a committee will be formed to probe into the matter.
He said that members of provincial assembly (MPA) should know about the details related to the scheme and fixed Wednesday, March 30, as the date for holding an open debate on the issue. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MPA Ashraf Sohna challenged the Punjab law minister for declaring the

Balochistan PA condemns desecration of Holy Quran

QUETTA – Balochistan Assembly Wednesday adopted a unanimous resolution to condemn the desecration of the Holy Quran by church pastors Wayne Sapp and Terry Jones in the United States. Assembly members expressed their deep concern over the shameful act, adding that it hurt the sentiments of Muslims and called upon federal government to convene a conference of all Islamic countries to evolve a comprehensive strategy against repeated desecration of the Holy Quran and prophets.

PA passes resolution against Quran’s desecration

LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly (PA) on Tuesday passed two unanimous resolutions against the desecration of the Holy Quran by US Pastor Terry Jones and Wayne Sapp at Florida, US. Members from both the treasury and opposition benches joined hands and chanted anti-US slogans and blamed the US and Israel for the incident. The members of provincial assembly (MPA) also staged a protest led by PA Deputy Speaker Rana Mashood. As soon as the House proceedings started, Pakistan Muslim

No regular work- Davis’ release, PCS officers’ issue dominate PA proceedings

LAHORE – The release of US national Raymond Davis and arrest of PCS officers dominated the Punjab Assembly (PA) proceedings on Monday, which restrained the treasury benches from carrying out its routine work.
The opposition alleged that the Punjab government played its role for the release of Davis saying that the House should be allowed to hold a debate on the topic that how Davis was released. The PA speaker started the question hour session but point of orders did not allow

PPP, PML-Q clash in PA over Moonis’ arrest

LAHORE – The steady improvement of relations between the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) suffered a setback on Friday as the two opposition parties in the Punjab Assembly bickered on Friday over PML-Q Provincial Assembly Member (MPA) Moonis Elahi’s arrest by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The rift between the two rivals of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) provincial government badly disturbed assembly business as proceedings gave

PA demands apology from US for killing tribesmen

LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly (PA) unanimously demanded an apology from the US over the drone attack on a peace jirga in tehsil Ditta Khail of North Waziristan in which over 40 innocent citizens died, through a resolution on Friday. The legislators collectively demanded Pakistani government raise the issue of innocent citizens’ killing at international level. The resolution, expressing grief over the killing of 40 civilians in Thursday’s attack, demanded the government adopt a clear

Punjab govt tables 6 bills in PA amid strong Opp criticism

LAHORE – The Treasury faced harsh criticism from the opposition on Thursday over Raymond Davis’ release and the doctors’ strike, but managed to proceed with official business by tabling 6 bills in the house.
Opposition parties in the Punjab Assembly blamed the Punjab government for “ensuring the safe release of Raymond Davis” and asked why Law Minister Rana Sanaullah visited Kot Lakhpat Jail before Davis left the prison. Assembly proceedings began an hour late at 11am under the

PML-N walks out of Balochistan PA to protest remarks against Nawaz

QUETTA – Provincial ministers from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) walked out on the Balochistan Assembly (BA) session to protest against the objectionable remarks against PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif by a Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)’s parliamentary leader.
The BA session began here on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Speaker Muhammad Aslam Bhootani. On a point of order, PPP parliamentary leader Mir Sadiq Umrani strongly criticised PML-N minister Sardar Sanaullah Zehri

PA opposition joins journalists in protest

LAHORE – Opposition in the Punjab Assembly joined the journalists in their protest on Tuesday against bullet injury to a television channel’s cameraman, while he was sitting in a media camp in the assembly’s courtyard on Monday.
Opposition’s lawmakers in the assembly expressed solidarity with the journalists, who wearing black armbands, protested against the incident and demanded the authorities arrest these responsible at once. They also boycotted the assembly’s proceedings. The

PA pays tribute to slain Bhatti

LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly on Monday paid rich tribute to assassinated PPP minister Shahbaz Bhatti, calling him a man of principles and a committed political worker. On the second day of House proceedings, legislators from across the political divide, mainly from the minorities, paid rich tribute to Bhatti. They said Bhatti worked tirelessly for the rights of the oppressed and portraying a softer image of Pakistan in the world. The legislators called Bhatti’s assassination a great

PA session today – PPP lawmakers longing to show their teeth

LAHORE – The 23rd session of the Punjab Assembly (PA) will be held on Friday (today) under the chair of PA Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal amidst strict security arrangements. The house proceedings will start at 3:00 pm and soon after the recitation of the holy verses from the Quran and Naat, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will make its maiden entry as opposition after being a part of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N)-led government for the period of over three years.