Karachi: SC bans skyscrapers and high-rise constructions beyond six floors

Karachi: SC bans skyscrapers and high-rise constructions beyond six floors

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday withdrew its order banning high-rise constructions beyond six floors in the metropolis. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a petition filed by Association of Builders and Developers (ABD) against the ban on high-rise constructions at the...

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Another tax to hit Pakistanis – Garbage Tax!

Another tax to hit Pakistanis – Garbage Tax!

Punjab Government is planning to impose ‘Garbage Tax’ in four districts of Punjab including Lahore. According to sources, the provincial government is likely to collect around Rs100 to 1,000 per month after taking approval from the cabinet division. Punjab Government has excused running the waste management companies on debt. Reports...

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PM Imran Khan gives ministries another 3 months to deliver results

PM Imran Khan gives ministries another 3 months to deliver results

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday gave another three months to members of his cabinet to deliver in their respective ministries. The prime minister presided over a meeting of the federal cabinet, which reviewed performance of ministries. Reports from all the ministries and divisions were presented to the premier at...

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Karachi police chief visits port, Keamari, Sea View for security inspection

Karachi police chief visits port, Keamari, Sea View for security inspection

KARACHI: The Karachi police chief paid a visit to Karachi’s port and neighboring areas Monday night for security arrangements onlook. Dr Amir Ahmed Shaikh, additional inspector-general (AIG) of police, toured Karachi Port, oil area, and China Port on his visit and observed security arrangements made on routes in Keamari, Shireen Jinnah...

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Pakistan, China enjoy friendly ties and mutual interests

Pakistan, China enjoy friendly ties and mutual interests

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kong Xuanyou on Monday and said that the two countries enjoy an all-weather relationship. Xuanyou called on the army chief at the GHQ, the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement. During the meeting,...

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Aitzaz Ahsan: Government should be allowed time to justify its governance

Aitzaz Ahsan: Government should be allowed time to justify its governance

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Aitzaz Ahsan on Monday said the incumbent government should be allowed time to prove itself. Speaking to reporters outside the Lahore High Court Bar, Ahsan said that hundred days were not enough to conclude if the government was headed in the right direction or...

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Couple involved in new born’s abduction taken into custody

Couple involved in new born’s abduction taken into custody

FAISALABAD: A newborn baby who was kidnapped from Allied Hospital of Faisalabad a day earlier was recovered Monday night, authorities confirmed, adding that the baby had safely been handed over to the parents. According to police, the abduction allegedly involved a couple who was later arrested. Moreover, they were apprehended...

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Overseas Pakistanis likely to pay duty for carrying more than one cell phone

Overseas Pakistanis likely to pay duty for carrying more than one cell phone

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday said overseas Pakistanis will have to pay duty if they bring more than one mobile phone to the country. Responding to a tweet, Chaudhry said, “Overseas Pakistanis can bring mobile phones to the country, tax will only be imposed on additional handsets.” اوور...

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Karachi Circular Railway anti-encroachment to commence tomorrow

Karachi Circular Railway anti-encroachment to commence tomorrow

KARACHI: A drive against illegal encroachments on the land of the Circular Railway will be begin from tomorrow (Tuesday), the additional deputy commissioner said on Monday. Railway and district administration officials visited the Gharibabad railway track to overlook the anti-encroachment drive. However, as railway and district administration officials reached the...

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Generator fume claims life of 3 factory workers in Karachi

Generator fume claims life of 3 factory workers in Karachi

KARACHI: Fumes from a power generator left running overnight claimed lives of three factory laborers in Karachi on Monday, officials said. The laborers worked at a factory for computerized printing of fabric designs, located in Shah Faisal Colony. Due to prolonged disruption of power supply following the season’s first rainfall...

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