NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

  • Pakistan: Imran threatens NATO blockade in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province November 5, 2013

    Cricketerturnedpolitician Imran Khan, on Monday, threatened to cut the NATO supply lines in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province from November 20 if the US drone strikes do not end. Khan said the killing of TehrikeTaliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike before peace talks could begin was proof that...
  • Thousands of Tunisians call on government to resign August 25, 2013

    Thousands of Tunisians demonstrated on Saturday night in front of their national assembly kicking off a week of planned protests to call for the resignation of the Islamist-led government. The assassination of a left-wing politician in July - the second such killing in five months - has plunged the country into...
  • BJP's youth wing holds protest against Pak over resolution August 16, 2013

    Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha on Friday held a demonstration in Jammuagainst the resolution of Pakistan's National Assembly on ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC). Led by its state president, Ravinder Raina, the BJYM activists held protest against the resolution and demanded that "Pakistan should be declared a terrorist state"....
  • Indian Parliament resolution warns Pakistan not to test its patience August 14, 2013

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday hit back at the Pakistani move of blaming Indian forces for ceasefire violations, passing a counter resolution condemning Islamabad's role in escalating tensions along the Line of Control. The Pakistan National Assembly had passed a resolution condemning 'India's unprovoked aggression at the LoC, protests against Pakistan...
  • LoC killings: Parliament rejects Pak National Assembly resolution August 14, 2013

    Parliament on Wednesday rejected the Pakistan National Assembly resolution, saying it levelled "absolutely baseless and unfounded" allegations against India and asserted that Pakistan Army was actually involved in "unprovoked" attack on the Line of Control (LoC) last week. Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha unanimously adopted identical resolutions condemning...
  • Omar Abdullah ridicules Pak National Assembly resolution on ceasefire August 14, 2013

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has ridiculed the resolution of Pakistan's National Assembly on ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, saying conflicting signals were emanating from the neighbouring country which were helping the hawks on both sides. "Talk about the pot calling the kettle black they violate...
  • Pakistan National Assembly resolution is antiIndia: BJP August 14, 2013

    BJP on Tuesday night termed as "antiIndia" the resolution passed by Pakistan National Assembly accusing Indian troops of "unprovoked agressision" on the LoC and extending support to the "struggle" of Kashmiri people and asked the Centre to disapprove of it immediately. "Pakistan's resolution in the National Assembly is antiIndia...The government of...
  • LoC killings: Pakistan Parliament passes resolution condemning attacks by Indian forces August 13, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan National Assembly has passed a resolution condemning aggression by Indian forces across Line of Control. The resolution passed by Parliament condemned demonstration outside the Pakistani High Commission premises in New Delhi. The resolution, moved by Science and Technology Minister Zahid Hamid, a senior leader of the ruling PMLN,...
  • President Zardari wants end to political confrontation June 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for bringing an end to political confrontations to effectively deal with the daunting challenges being faced by the country. "We cannot afford confrontation and need reconciliation," said President Zardari while addressing a joint session of the parliament on Monday, being attended by...
  • Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif formally nominated for PM's post June 2, 2013

    Islamabad: Nawaz Sharif was on Saturday formally nominated as candidate for the position of Pakistan's prime minister by the newlyelected members of parliament, said sources in his Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PMLN) party. The party won majority seats in the May 11 general elections and is in a strong position to form...
  • Pakistan's new Parliament sworn in June 1, 2013

    Islamabad: Fourteen years after his last stint as a parliamentarian, Prime Ministerdesignate Nawaz Sharif on Saturday returned to Pakistan's National Assembly, taking oath with other lawmakers in the first democratic transition of power in the country's 66year history. Sahrif along with the parliamentarians was administered the oath by outgoing National Assembly...
  • Nawaz Sharif's party strengthens parliament position May 29, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League (PNLN) party of Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday strengthened its position in parliament as it secured 35 Reserved Women and NonMuslim seats raising its strength in the National Assembly to 186. The National Assembly or Lower House of the parliament has a total of 342 seats, Xinhua...
  • PMLN nominates Nawaz Sharif for the post of Pakistan PM May 27, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PMLN) on Sunday nominated its chief Nawaz Sharif for the post of prime minister, two weeks after the party won the general elections, reported Xinhua. The PMLN has secured the simple majority with the aid of independent members and it has no problem to get Sharif...
  • Pak polls: Sharif set to form govt, Imran alleges vote rigging May 13, 2013

    Islamabad/Lahore: Partywise National Assembly results: Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PMLN) 125 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan TehrikiInsaaf (PTI) 31 (Unofficial, Geo News) Independent 31 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) 32 (Unofficial, Geo News) Jamiat UlemaiIslamFazl (JUI) 10 (Unofficial, Geo News) JamaatiIslami (JI) 3 Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) ...
  • Pakistan polls: Youth, women voted for Imran Khan, says PTI leader May 12, 2013

    TehreekIInsaaf General Secretary Yasmin Rashid said that the youth and women of Pakistan voted for Imran Khan. ...
  • Pakistan Decides: Does this election mean that democracy has taken root in Pakistan? May 12, 2013

    Nawaz Sharif was poised for a record third term as Pakistan's Prime Minister with his Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) party on Sunday taking an unassailable lead in parliamentary elections, which was welcomed by India with whom he pledged to restart the peace process. ...
  • Pak polls live: US looking forward to working with new govt, says Obama May 12, 2013

    Islamabad/Lahore: Partywise National Assembly results: Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PMLN) 124 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan TehrikiInsaaf (PTI) 32 (Unofficial, Geo News) Independent 31 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) 30 (Unofficial, Geo News) Jamiat UlemaiIslamFazl (JUI) 10 (Unofficial, Geo News) JamaatiIslami (JI) 3 Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) ...
  • Pakistan polls: Imran Khan's party concedes defeat May 12, 2013

    Islamabad: Cricketerturnedpolitician Imran Khan's party on Saturday night conceded defeat to rival Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PMLN) in the landmark general elections in which it is set to emerge as second largest party. "They have emerged as the largest party. I want to congratulate the party," Pakistan TehrikiInsaf Vice President Asad...
  • Pakistan polls: Nawaz Sharif set for third term as PM May 12, 2013

    Islamabad/Lahore: Nawaz Sharif was on Saturday set for a third term as Pakistan's Prime Minister as his PMLN party took a massive lead over its rivals in the general election, according to provisional results from across the country. Trends from some 250 of the 272 parliamentary seats that went to...
  • Pakistan polls: Sharif, Imran win from their constituencies May 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) chief Nawaz Sharif and his rival Imran Khan of Pakistan TehreekeInsaf (PTI) on Sunday night won from their respective constituencies in the landmark general elections. Sharif won the Sargodha constituency seat from his stronghold Punjab province and his...
  • Pak army chief Kayani meets PM Raja Pervez Ashraf January 31, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani held a twohour meeting with Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf against the backdrop of consultations within the ruling coalition on dissolving parliament ahead of the next general election expected to be held in May. Kayani and Ashraf met at the Prime Minister's...
  • Pak govt to dissolve National Assembly before Mar 16 January 18, 2013

    The government also agreed that the caretaker administration would be chosen in consultation with all parties. ...
  • Pakistan: Raja Parvez Ashraf sworn in as new PM June 22, 2012

    Islamabad: Raja Parvez Ashraf, a stalwart of the ruling PPP, on Friday became Pakistan's new Prime Minister as the country struggled to come out of its latest political crisis. Ashraf was administered the oath of office by President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday night, hours after he was elected as the...
  • Close terror cells in India: Pakistan parliament December 25, 2008

    Islamabad/New Delhi/Washington: Pakistan's parliament Wednesday asked the world community to press India for the closure of "terror cells and to stop antiPakistan propaganda", even as the president and the prime minister said that the armed forces were ready to defend any aggression against the country. A stronglyworded resolution passed unanimously by...
  • Asked to quit, Musharraf vows to expose coalition August 12, 2008

    Islamabad Besieged President Pervez Musharraf has threatened to "expose the failures" of the ruling coalition as a second provincial assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution asking him to seek a confidence vote in parliament which will take up impeachment motion against him next week. The "best option" for Musharraf, who is...
  • Musharraf vows to fight impeachment in Pak Parliament August 11, 2008

    New Delhi: The Punjab Provincial Assembly in Pakistan has passed a resolution asking Pervez Musharraf to take a confidence vote in four provincial assemblies and the senate. Pakistan's ruling coalition on Monday set in motion the process to impeach Pervez Musharraf for alleged misconduct, violation of the Constitution and financial irregularities...
  • Impending Impeachment: Mush accused of corruption August 10, 2008

    Islamabad/London: President Pervez Musharraf on Sunday faced charges of "misappropriating" $700 million of antiterrror aid provided by the US to Pakistan on the eve of launching the process in Parliament to impeach him, as pressure mounted on the former General to quit. Firing a fresh salvo against the beleaguered former army...
  • Pak PM Gilani wins confidence vote March 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistan's new Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has won a vote of confidence in the National Assembly on Saturday. Gilanis unanimous backing of Parliament without voting after a resolution expressing confidence in him was passed with the support of the opposition including proMusharraf PMLQ. After the National Assembly or lower...
  • Pak govt formation set in motion, Mush summons House March 11, 2008

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has convened the inaugural session of the National Assembly on March 17. A senior official in the President's House said Musharraf had signed the summary, which was sent to him by caretaker Prime Minister Muhammad Mian Soomro for convening of the Assembly session. The newlyelected Lower House...
  • Musharraf yet to invite PPP to form government February 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Even though the Pakistan National Assembly elections results came about a week back but the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), which is the single largest party in the new Assembly, is yet to get a formal invitation from President Pervez Musharraf to form the next government. Musharraf himself is under...