Daily Archives: February 24, 2017

Parliamentary leaders meeting on NA scuffle ends without decision

ISLAMABAD: The seventh meeting of leaders of parliamentary parties held without thre results and making any decision regarding revival of military courts for terrorism-related cases.
Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq chaired the meeting that was attended by Syed Naved Qamar, Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid, Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, PTI’s Shireen Mazari, Usman Kakar, Mushahid Ullah Khan and others, Yesterday, Pakistan Peoples Party has decided to end its boycott of the committee. The deadlock still persists as opposition parties have vowed not to extend “unconditional support” to the government’s proposed draft of the constitution amendment bill. Sources said the matter has against been referred to a sub-committee headed by minister Zahid Hamid. The body will finalize proposed draft of the constitution amendment bill in the next meeting on Tuesday.

Suicide attack kills 29 at Syria

SYRIA: At least 29 people, mostly Turkish-backed Syrian rebels, were killed in a suicide blast near Syrian town of Al-Bab which was recaptured just hours earlier from militant outfit Daesh. According to foreign news agency the suicide bomber blew the … read more