PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah has summoned the provincial assembly session at 3:00pm on Monday, said a handout. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MPA-elect from Dera Ismail Khan Sardar Ikramullah Khan Gandapur is likely to take oath in the coming session. He was elected after his brother former minister Sardar Israrullah Gandapur was killed in a suicide attack.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has de-notified 13 parliamentary secretaries with immediate effect, said a handout. They included Javed Nasim, Mehmood Jan, Arbab Jehandad, Mohammad Idrees, Arshad Ali, Mohammad Arif, Zahid Durrani, Gohar Nawaz, Javed Akbar, Azizullah Khan, Naseem Hayat, Bibi Fozia and Khatoon Bibi.

The chief minister had earlier appointed 32 treasury MPAs as parliamentary secretaries. Six parliamentary secretaries had already resigned, including three from Qaumi Watan Party.

Sources said that Speaker Asad Qaisar had sent a letter to the CM, asking him to de-notify appointment of certain parliamentary secretaries to pave way for standing committees’ formation.

Opinion

Populism and Pakistan
Updated 14 Jun 2021

Populism and Pakistan

The country’s politics is not immune to being shaped by regional and global populisms in a myriad of ways.
Domestic workers
14 Jun 2021

Domestic workers

A bill to protect domestic workers is awaiting Senate approval.
FATF compliance
13 Jun 2021

FATF compliance

Pakistan has made serious efforts to address the deficiencies in its CFT/AML regime because of FATF pressure.

Editorial

Power shortages
Updated 14 Jun 2021

Power shortages

It is high time that governance and structural reforms were introduced in the energy sector.
14 Jun 2021

Suicide in Thar

THARPARKAR is an appropriate case study for examining the factors that lead some people to the desperate, final act...
14 Jun 2021

Water woes

THIS past week saw a discussion on a water management system that, if properly implemented, should go some way...
Covid strategy
Updated 13 Jun 2021

Covid strategy

It is critical for govt to demonstrate to the public how badly health, business and education have suffered during the pandemic.
13 Jun 2021

Women in Balochistan

THE Balochistan government seems to be taking steps to improve women’s integration into society and the workforce...
13 Jun 2021

Deprived of cricket

THE federal cabinet has disallowed PTV to enter into an agreement with an Indian company for broadcast rights to...