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Most amendments in NAB law apparently give relief to accused: CJP
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogCJP Umar Ata Bandial says SC will avoid interfering in political matters but will protect Constitution
Amendments to NAB law: A mixed bag
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogThese are some of the positive changes to the anti-graft law, but some amendments have also received criticism
Social media thinks PECA amendments made to save the powerful
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogGovernment under fire over recently promulgated Prevention of Electronic Crimes (Amendment) Act Ordinance 2022
How do PECA amendments muzzle free speech of Pakistani citizens?
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogThe 2016 PECA has been used to arrest journalists and activists for content that is critical of the government
Cabinet has decided to make amendments to LG bill: CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogCM says local body law was passed in a "hurry" and PPP-led govt had to present law to ECP before Nov 30
Cabinet has decided to make amendments to bill: CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogCM says local body law was passed in a 'hurry' and PPP-led govt had to present law to ECP before Nov 30
ECP can overrule amendments seeking use of EVMs: former ECP official
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogDilshad says recent amendments to Election Act 2017 contradict electoral laws in Constitution
Taliban to ?temporarily? enforce monarchy constitution, with amendments
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogTaliban's acting minister for justice says govt plans to introduce a constitution used during Afghanistan?s golden age of democracy
NA committee proposes 49 amendments to 2020 election bill
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogMajor proposed amendments include more financial autonomy for the Election Commission of Pakistan
Cabinet approves important amendments to anti harassment laws
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogRights Minister Shireen Mazari says amendment seeks to close gaps in original law in relation to workplace harassment
Govt ready to make amendments Sindh wants in island ordinance: AGP
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogAttorney General assures SHC that development work will not begin until the problems related to islands are resolved
Zainab Alert Bill passed in National Assembly after Senate's amendments
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogAccording to bill, the maximum sentence handed down to child sexual abusers would be life imprisonment, with a Rs1-million fine
NA body to discuss amendments bills related to armed forces today
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogPhoto: FileISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence has been summoned again today to discuss the amendments to the Army Act, Air Force Act, and Navy Act, a few days after it approved the bill aimed at regularizing the tenure of service chiefs. The meeting of the standing committee was called after it was established that the rules and regulations of the parliament were violated during the January 3 session of the committee. The parliament will vote on the bill after the go-ahead of the defence committee. Sources said that parliamentary secretary Captain Jamil Ahmed presided over the session, which was against the parliamentary procedures. Also read: Defence standing committee to meet again to discuss amendment bills Sources further said that Ahmed did not call for a vote when the time came to approve the bills, violating the rules and regulations of the lower house. Hence, Amjad Khan Niazi will chair the session of the standing committee when it meets today to discuss the amendment bills and approve them by a vote. In the previous meeting, members of the upper house had also been called to discuss the bills. However, senators have not been asked to attend Monday meeting, suggest reports. Opposition's supportThe Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have already given their assent to the amendment bills. The PML-N has announced it will support the bill 'unconditionally' while the PPP has called for the 'democratic legislative process' to be followed. Also read: NA to vote on bill formalising services chiefs' tenure These laws will set the maximum age limit of the three services chiefs — chief of army staff, chief of air staff and chief of naval staff-- at 64 years. If the bills get passed, the prime minister will have the power to extend the tenure of any service chief and the president will give his final nod to the extension or reappointment. Under the clause 8B of the bill, the president, on the advice of the prime minister, may “reappoint the Chief of the Army Staff for additional tenure of three (03) years, on such terms and conditions, as may be determined by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister, in the national security interest or exigencies, from time to time”. “Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or any other law, or any order or judgement of any Court, the appointment, reappointment or extension of the Chief of the Army Staff, or the exercise of discretion by the appointing authority in this regard, shall not be called into question before any court on any ground whatsoever.” Also read: ECP issues list of lawmakers failing to disclose asset detailsSC directs govt to legislate on COAS tenureBack in November, the apex court had asked the government to legislate on an extension in the COAS's services within six months, allowing General Bajwa to stay in office until then, after briefly suspending the notification of the extension in his tenure. Prior to that, PM Imran in August had approved the extension in the COAS's services through an executive order. Former chief justice Asif Saeed Khosa had in late November taken up a petition 'in public interest', challenging the extension in service of the COAS. Last month, after the top court issued the detailed verdict in the COAS case, the government had filed a review petition in the SC, pleading the court to form a larger bench to hear the case, and requesting it to keep the proceedings in-camera.
PPP leaders say only Parliament can approve amendments to nomination papers
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NA unanimously passes amendments to Election Bill 2017
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogLaw Minister Zahid Hamid addresses the NA session ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed amendments to the Election Act 2017, restoring a Khatm-i-Naboowat (finality of prophethood) declaration required to be signed by public office holders to its original form. The controversy had arisen when the ruling party had passed amendments to the election law earlier this week, with opposition parties claiming the bill moved by the government had also changed the contents of a form regarding belief in Khatm-i-Naboowat (finality of Prophethood), which is required to be signed by public office holders. The amendments passed today were agreed upon by members of parliamentary parties after NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq had accepted the government had made a 'clerical error' and invited them to discuss the matter in his chambers. During the meeting, the parliamentary leaders agreed to restore the declaration to the original form it was in before the National Assembly passed the Elections Bill 2017 on Tuesday. Law Minister Hamid also addressed the house, saying that a historical bill was passed recently, although now it has been amended. The declaration should have been left intact, said Hamid, adding that the change was inadvertent. The law minister said that the law has been restored to its earlier form, containing the affidavit required to be signed by public office-holders. ?This bill is a result of three years of hard work,? Zahid Hamid said, adding that the all the parliamentary and sub-committees were present. On Wednesday, speaking at a press conference along with the parliamentary party leaders following the meeting in his chambers, NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq said: ?It is a clerical error. There is no big deal to make a correction on any wrong, the nomination paper will be restored in its original form.? Representing the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the press conference, law minister Zahid Hamid had confirmed that the oath would be restored to its original form. The National Assembly has passed the Elections Bill 2017 on Tuesday, paving the way for ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to become the president of his political party once again.
Won't support amendments to Article 62, 63 to 'save one person': Khursheed Shah
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News Blog[embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/a145636e4e3a39135687c2e6c13969ec.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9OC8yMy8yMDE3IDY6NDM6NTUgQU0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT1uUWRGMkdoS09wMWNFRTBGZklTWHBBPT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah has said the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will not support any amendment to Articles 62, 63 of the Constitution just to ?save one person?. Talking to the media on Wednesday, the PPP leader said any such amendment become questionable if it is undertaken to save someone, adding that such amendments get challenged in court as well. ?There was no [support from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz] when we wanted to amend both article,? said Shah. He explained that the PPP merely wanted to restore PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto?s constitution, saying, ?we wanted to expunge clauses introduced by Gen (retd) Ziaul Haq. Shah said the government wants to amend the articles to save Nawaz Sharif, adding that any such amendment will be supported ?when it is time?. ?PPP will never support such an amendment to save one individual,? he vowed. PM Abbasi hints at amending Article 62 of Constitution The Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified Nawaz Sharif as prime minister under article 62 (1) (f) Then prime minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution in the landmark July 28 judgment of the Panama Papers case. On Tuesday, Law Minister Zahid Hamid asked for Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution to be amended during the National Assembly session. The NA committee on Electoral Reforms will recommend amendments to the articles, said Hamid. The law minister added that Article 62 should be amended as a time period for disqualification of a parliamentarian should be specified, adding that the time period for disqualification should be less than five years.
Ruckus in KP Assembly over amendments in KPEC Act
waqas dar posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogPESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly session on Tuesday turned chaotic as government and opposition benches protested over a number of issues including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation. The opposition benches protested over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission (KPEC) Act. The KPEC Act was presented to the Assembly for approval, although opposition members wanted time to mull over the amendments in the act, which they weren’t granted. The protest started over a resolution presented in the house, demanding the resignation of the PM. The resolution was presented by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf member Ali Haider. The PTI’s resolution was accepted amid chaos in the assembly session. The opposition members also presented a resolution for the resignation of Chief Minister KP Pervaiz Khattak and Speaker KP Assembly Asad Qaiser. The opposition and government members chanted slogans against each other. The government and opposition members also brandished sticks at each other. The KPEC Act was introduced in 2014, under which a commission was formed. The commission aims to achieve good governance through prevention of corruption and to hold accountable all public office holders accused of malpractices.