North Korean Diplomat Allegedly Beaten in Karachi

North Korean Diplomat Allegedly Beaten in Karachi

A North Korean diplomat has alleged that tax officials raided his place , slapped and photographed him and his wife last month. In a written letter sent to the taxing authorities, the North Korean Embassy, demanded action, failure to which could impact diplomatic relations between the two countries. The letter...

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PTI Barred From Holding Presse At PID, Again

PTI Barred From Holding Presse At PID, Again

ISLAMABAD:  For the second time in a space of eight days, the government on Thursday barred the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders from holding a ‘scheduled’ press conference at the Press Information Department (PID). PTI had earlier announced that its leaders will address a press conference at PID – an attached...

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Telecom Sector Seeks Reduction In Withholding Tax

Telecom Sector Seeks Reduction In Withholding Tax

ISLAMABAD: At a time when the government is giving final touches to proposals for the upcoming budget, the telecom sector is seeking reduction in withholding and sales tax rates in a bid to provide relief to subscribers. In the first budget of PML-N government in 2013, the withholding tax rate...

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SECP To Forward 291 Names To Apex Court For JIT

SECP To Forward 291 Names To Apex Court For JIT

ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has decided to forward the names of all of its 291 officials of grade 18 and above to the Supreme Court for selection of one of them as a member of the joint investigation team (JIT) to investigate allegations against the...

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7 Killed 22 Injured as Chaman Death Toll Rises

7 Killed 22 Injured as Chaman Death Toll Rises

Seven civilian were killed while 22 other, including FC personnel were injured in a cross border firing by Afghan Border Police Force at Chaman. The FC personnel were guarding a census team according to the press release issued by the military’s media wing. The dead included one woman while five...

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Unusual Police Report Registered Against PM

Unusual Police Report Registered Against PM

RAWALPINDI: In an unusual development, police have registered a report against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for provoking people against the Pakistan Army and creating hatred against the armed forces. It is worth noting that the report registered by the police is not a First Information Report or FIR. It is...

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Violence Erupts In Hub As Police Refuse To Hand Hindu Man Suspected Of Blasphemy Over To Enraged Mob

Violence Erupts In Hub As Police Refuse To Hand Hindu Man Suspected Of Blasphemy Over To Enraged Mob

Violence erupted in Lasbela district’s Hub area after police refused to hand over a Hindu man suspected of blasphemy to an angry mob, with locals resorting to pelting stones at police when their demands were not met. Prakash Kumar, a local business owner, was suspected of sharing a picture containing...

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Indian Army Chief Hints At ‘Retaliatory Action’ After Soldiers’ Mutilation

Indian Army Chief Hints At ‘Retaliatory Action’ After Soldiers’ Mutilation

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday hinted at “retaliatory action” against Pakistan ─ which New Delhi blames for the killing and mutilation of Indian army soldiers across the Line of Control (LoC) earlier this week ─ despite Islamabad’s repeated rejection of the allegations, Press Trust of India reported....

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Full-Day Report: Bulls Rule As KSE-100 Gains More Than 650 Points

Full-Day Report: Bulls Rule As KSE-100 Gains More Than 650 Points

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) ended Thursday’s trading session on a positive note, with the benchmark KSE-100 index gaining 678.50 points, or 1.40 per cent, by the close of the trading session to reach 49,283.64. Volumes were led by chemical and commercial banks company stocks as the benchmark index finally...

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Declined Invitation For Pakistan Visit: Deputy Spokesman

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Declined Invitation For Pakistan Visit: Deputy Spokesman

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has declined invitations extended by top civil and military officials to visit Pakistan, BBC Urdu reported on Wednesday. Quoting the president’s Deputy Spokesman Dawa Khan Minapal, BBC Urdu reported that Ghani, who met with Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Naveed Mukhtar and National Assembly Speaker Ayaz...

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