Dawn Leaks Notification: PM Advises Nisar To Remove All Ambiguities

Dawn Leaks Notification: PM Advises Nisar To Remove All Ambiguities

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yet again on Monday to discuss issues surrounding a notification with regard to the Dawn Leaks controversy in the light of recommendations by an inquiry committee. This was Nisar’s fourth meeting with the premier in the last three...

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FBR Proposes Increase In Minimum Tax On Firms, Individuals

FBR Proposes Increase In Minimum Tax On Firms, Individuals

ISLAMABAD:  In a bid to enhance dwindling revenues, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has proposed to increase the rate of ‘minimum tax’ on firms as well as individuals by as much as 25%. According to the proposal, the upcoming budget could see the rate go up to 1.25% from...

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PTI To Sue Nawaz For ‘Taking Funds’ From Bin Ladin

PTI To Sue Nawaz For ‘Taking Funds’ From Bin Ladin

ISLAMABAD: Relying on the ‘revelations’ made in certain interviews and a book, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) intends to open up a shady chapter in the country’s political history from late 1980s in an apparent bid to further malign Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. After expressing intentions to file a petition with the...

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Joint Survey Of Chaman Border Area Begins

Joint Survey Of Chaman Border Area Begins

QUETTA: Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday started a joint survey of the Killi Luqman and Killi Jahangir villages along their border near Chaman following last week’s deadly clashes, officials said. The two sides had on Sunday agreed to conduct a geographical survey of the villages to “remove discrepancies”. The start...

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JIT Set To Begin Inquiry Into Sharifs’ Assets

JIT Set To Begin Inquiry Into Sharifs’ Assets

ISLAMABAD: The Pak­istan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday demanded that the inquiry into the assets of the Sharif family not be held in camera as the joint investigation team (JIT) constituted under a Sup­reme Court order conduc­ted an orientation visit to its newly-allocated secretariat. “We will not accept in-camera proceedings of...

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Iran Warns Will Hit Militant ‘Safe Havens’ Inside Pakistan

Iran Warns Will Hit Militant ‘Safe Havens’ Inside Pakistan

The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront militants who carry out cross-border attacks. Ten Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month. Iran said Jaish-al-Adl, a militant group, had shot the guards...

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SC Asks For Concrete Evidence Of Imran Khan’s Financial Wrongdoings

SC Asks For Concrete Evidence Of Imran Khan’s Financial Wrongdoings

A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, on Monday continued hearing a case filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi for the disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan. Submitting his ‘evidence’ against what he termed a ‘false statement’ by PTI regarding party funding...

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2 Afghan Soldiers, Not 50 Killed: Afghan Envoy Rejects Pak Claims

2 Afghan Soldiers, Not 50 Killed: Afghan Envoy Rejects Pak Claims

Afghanistan’s top envoy to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal on Monday rejected claims that Pakistani secutiry forces killed 50 Afghan soldiers in retaliation to the Chaman cross-border attack, saying that only two Afghan soldiers were slain and seven others injured. “Woke up to celebratory front page headlines today on all Pakistani papers...

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Yellow Line Hits Snags As Funding Not Arranged By Chinese Firm

Yellow Line Hits Snags As Funding Not Arranged By Chinese Firm

KARACHI: As the Sindh government prepares to launch “Red Line” of the bus rapid transit system (BRTS) in August, a similar project — Yellow Line — hit a snag after the Chinese company tasked with building crucial parts of the mass transit project has so far been unable to arrange...

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‘Pay Rs1m Or Family Members Die,’ Panchayat Tells RYK Man Who Contracted Love Marriage

‘Pay Rs1m Or Family Members Die,’ Panchayat Tells RYK Man Who Contracted Love Marriage

A panchayat on Monday allegedly threatened to kill the relatives of a man who contracted a love marriage with a woman in Rahim Yar Khan’s Sadiqabad subdivision upon failure to pay a proposed penalty of Rs 1 million to the council. Jawed, 20, and Nusrat, 18, ─ both residents of...

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