Amended finance bill passed as govt reinstates restrictions on non-filers

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The National Assembly on Wednesday passed the Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill 2018 amid ruckus created by opposition members as Finance Minister Asad Umar said, “the state contains the necessary machinery to recover money from tax evaders”.

The Lower House passed the amended bill with a clear majority

The election on a vacant Senate seat from Punjab held today for which the polling started at 9:00am and ended at 4:00pm in the provincial assembly.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Shahz Waseem won the Senate polls by getting 181 votes while his opponent Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) Khawaja Hassan got 169 votes, according to unofficial results.

          Pakistan Muslim League –Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday said Rana Mashhood’s party membership has been suspended owing to his controversial statement.

“PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has suspended Rana Mashhood’s party membership after his controversial statement,” Aurangzeb said.