Imrna Khan addresses party workers in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir. File
Prime Minister Imran Khan has declared that legislation related to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is necessary for Pakistan and no amnesty or concession will be given to the opposition parties in return for legislation in the national interest.
He told his party lawmakers that the government is correcting the mistakes of the past while the opposition is using the forum of parliament to save its politics. He said that the opposition has tried to obstruct every legislation. He said the opposition will get tough time and the government won’t come in their blackmailing.
The prime minister directed the MPs to give tough time to the opposition and said that they would not be blackmailed. He said the opposition demands amnesty which will not be granted at any cost. He said PTI will not back down from its manifesto.
Khan said the government would have passed all the bills from the joint sitting of the Parliament had the opposition not extended cooperation in this regard.
Meanwhile, prime minister said while chairing the weekly meeting of National Coordination Committee (NCC) for Housing, Construction and Development that development of construction sector could play a key role in minimizing the impact of pandemic on national economy through job creation.
He said the government was providing all possible facilities for development of construction sector and urged upon the business community to take full advantage of the opportunity by making investment.
The meeting reviewed in detail the progress made by the government in construction sector along with the incentives announced for its promotion. Thirteen representatives of Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) in the meeting pledged to initiate various projects in next three to four months, which would result in economic activity of Rs1,370 billion. The projects include construction of about 100,000 residential units.
The prime minister expressed dissatisfaction over the performance of the current local governments and said a system was being introduced at the village level under which funds would be transferred directly to the councils.
"We can't have the kind of elections which have happened in the past," Imran said. "We need to use EVM technology for transparent elections and I want regular updates on it.”
The ruling coalition candidate, Sadiq Sanjrani, on Friday won the election of the Senate Chairman defeating Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) nominee Yousaf Raza Gilani. In a second victory for the ruling coalition, Senator Mirza Mohammad Afridi was elected deputy chairman.
For quite some time, the area became a battleground between the police and protesters. The government servants had planned the protest for the past two weeks and had made announcements to the effect.
The Abu Dhabi Police called on drivers to abide by safe driving rules and turn on the vehicle’s lights while driving at night between sunset to sunrise. They also called on them to use the vehicle lights when necessary to alert others and avoid possible accidents and injuries.
The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation upheld a judgment that obligated a yacht’s owner to pay compensation of Dhs2.058 million to the insurance company, which compensated a number of yachts damaged by a fire caused by the first yacht.
“In my view, overseas Pakistanis should not only get the voting rights but should be allowed to be members of Parliament and Senate as well. No one can understand the problems of expats better than the overseas Pakistanis themselves. Their contribution towards uplifting the country’s economy is immense. Their services should be recognised,” Hans said.
The UAE is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and there are people from different expatriate communities who saw this ‘Golden’ journey through their eyes. Munawar Hussain, a Pakistani expatriate, who has been residing in the country since 1970 is one of them.
Hailing from Sialkot, Hussain’s journey to reach Dubai was not easy or smooth.