Wednesday , 19 September 2018

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India unhappy with Pakistan’s ambassador to US

India unhappy with Pakistan's ambassador to US

It seems that Indians are unhappy with the efforts of Pakistani Ambassador to the US Ali Jehangir Siddiqui for improving Pakistan’s relationship with the United States. Recently, a powerful Jewish American group’s chairman supported Pakistan’s position on closer defence cooperation, sales of armaments as it also recognised Pakistan’s great sacrifices in the war on terror. This happened after Ali Jehangir …

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Due to PTA issue, Pakistan loses $940 million business deal

Pakistan loses business deal worth $940 million due to approval issues Pakistan has lost a business deal worth $940 million after the foreign acquirer of a telecom business in the country faced delays in getting regulatory approvals from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), which is running without a proper head for about 10 months. According to a notice filed by …

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First foreign visit by PM Khan to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is all set to  head to Saudi Arabia today (Tuesday) for his first foreign visit since coming to power, a trip that will strengthen the ties between two countries. Prime Minister’s  two-day trip to Riyadh  begins exactly one month after he assumed office, which, according to  Pakistan’s foreign  office statement, was arranged   on the invitation …

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Using the corruption card in politics and governance

The Anti-Corruption Reformer’s Dilemma Evidence of ethics violations by President Donald Trump and his inner circle continues to accumulate, with a rash of plea deals, indictments and guilty verdicts broadsiding the White House in recent weeks. But while Americans grapple with what some observers have called the most corruptpresidential administration in U.S. history, a remarkable wave of anti-corruption activism has swept the rest …

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Will the Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar return to the jail today?

Will the Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar return to the jail today?

Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar are being taken back to Adiala jail as the five-day parole granted to them to attend Begum Kulsoom’s funeral ended. The parole of the three, who have been serving sentences in Adiala jail since July in the Avenfield reference, ended at 4pm. Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar …

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Detained Saudi billionaire’s assets to be auctioned

Etqaan Alliance, the consortium appointed late last year by a three-judge tribunal to resolve Saad’s debt dispute, will sell the assets over five months at auctions in the Eastern Province, Riyadh and Jeddah. Saudi Arabia will auction real estate owned by indebted billionaire Maan al-Sanea and his company starting next month to help repay billions of riyals due to creditors, …

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New Government offers Pakistani citizenship to refugees

New Government offers Pakistani citizenship to refugees

The government will grant nationality to all Pakistan-born refugees of Afghan and Bangladeshi origins, Prime Minister Imran Khan said during his maiden visit to Karachi on Sunday after forming the government. He also expressed concern over the surge in street crimes in the Sindh metropolis. Allowing the Sindh government a two-month deadline for cleaning up Karachi, Imran Khan said that …

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Tax relief for salaried class

Amendments in the Finance Act 2018’s Income Tax Ordinance, introduced by the federal government, have been approved by the federal cabinet in a meeting, chaired by Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Thursday. According to the amendments in the act, the burden of taxable income has been reduced for the salaried persons. For an annual salary of 0.4 million rupees, no …

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Pakistan needs bureaucracy’s help – Imran Khan

PM Imran reaches out to bureaucracy to implement his agenda Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday reached out to  civil servants to seek their help in  implementing agenda of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government. Addressing  civil servants, Khan said he would  need support of bureaucracy to  tackle the issues  facing the country. He said without their help   the agenda of his …

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