Senate session adjourned due to lack of quorum

The Senate met briefly at the parliament house in Islamabad today with Deputy Chairman Mirza Muhammad Afridi in the chair.

At the outset, lack of quorum was pointed out. On counting, the house was not found in order and the chair adjourned the proceedings till Friday at ten thirty am.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan all set to join HKC: SAPM

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Maritime Affairs Iftikhar Ahmed Rao has said the government is making all-out efforts to promote the entire maritime sector, especially the ship recycling facility

He was addressing a Seminar on 'The Ratification and Implementation of the Hong Kong Convention, Pakistan- 2023' in Karachi.

He said Pakistan is all set to join Hong Kong Convention very soon.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Caretaker Govt to assist ECP in holding general polls: Solangi

Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi says interim government will fulfill all the needs of the Election Commission of Pakistan for holding general elections scheduled to be held on 8 February next year.

Speaking at a programme of private TV channel, he said we are in constant contact with the Election Commission in this regard.

He made it clear that his recent tweet attributed to President Dr. Arif Alvi was not personal, but the government's position, adding that many people has divided opinion on his tweet.

Talking about President’s role, he said the President is a symbol of the Federation, the Supreme Commander of our armed forces of Pakistan. He said the role of the President is not as a representative of any political party, but he is the President of the entire nation.

Murtaza Solangi opined that the President, in his letters and interviews, gave the impression of loyalty as a party worker. He urged the President to play his role under the ambit of constitution.

The Minister said that the president performed an unconstitutional act by dissolving the National Assembly. He made it clear that the assembly cannot be dissolved when the motion of no confidence is presented.

Source: Radio Pakistan