US blacklists Rao Anwar, the encounter specialist

US blacklists Rao Anwar, the encounter specialist

Former Malir Senior Police Superintendent (SSP) Rao Anwar has been blacklisted by the U.S. for reportedly murdering more than 400 people in fake police encounters. Of 18 individuals from six countries, Anwar has levied economic sanctions from the Trump administration for alleged violations of human rights. Two others, including the former Saudi Arabia...

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Govt updates the federal bureaucracy promotion criteria

Govt updates the federal bureaucracy promotion criteria

In a move that immediately put almost the whole civil service at a disadvantaged position, the government drastically increased discretionary powers of the Central Selection Board (CSB) for the promotion criteria for the federal bureaucracy, this Tuesday. The step ahead of a CSB meeting helps CSB members to lift 30 discretionary...

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Media limits the absconders, the convicted in the offing

Media limits the absconders, the convicted in the offing

Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information, spoke at a post-cabinet press conference and said, “The prime minister has given a task to the law minister to draft a law to curb media coverage of convicts and absconders,” The meeting was notified that Maryam Nawaz had submitted...

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SC winds up Nawaz Sharif’s petition for Arshad Malik’s video case

SC winds up Nawaz Sharif’s petition for Arshad Malik’s video case

At the beginning of the hearing the top lawsuit states that the apex court had already agreed to that which had been pleaded in the petition for review. There is no space for our interference and intervention as the matter remains with the Islamabad High Court, the...

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PM denounces India’s passage of the ‘anti-Muslim’ citizenship bill

PM denounces India’s passage of the ‘anti-Muslim’ citizenship bill

Prime Minister Imran Khan strongly criticized controversial legislation passed by the Indian Parliament to give citizenship to religious minorities from neighboring countries, but not to Muslims. “We strongly condemn Indian Lok Sabha citizenship legislation which violates all norms of international human rights law and bilateral agreements with Pakistan,” PM Imran...

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FBR once again asks the UAE for Iqama holders’ details

FBR once again asks the UAE for Iqama holders’ details

The Federal Revenue Board has demanded that the Ministry of Finance of the United Arab Emirates provide details of all Pakistanis pursuing UAE Iqama (employment contract) below the Investment Residence Scheme, according to a statement Monday. In this respect, the Ministry of Finance of the UAE did not respond to all...

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CM orders FBR chairman to return Edhi’s money

CM orders FBR chairman to return Edhi’s money

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has instructed the Chairman of the Federal Revenue Board (FBR), Shabbar Zaidi, to refund the money paid by the Edhi Welfare Foundation, the largest non-governmental organization in the country, as a customs duty on vehicle imports. In a letter to Zaidi, Shah said...

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Police authorities believe that Dua Mangi was kidnapped for ransom

Police authorities believe that Dua Mangi was kidnapped for ransom

The young woman and law student – Dua Mangi was abducted early on Sunday in the DHA by armed men from Bukhari Commercial while her friend Haris Fatah Soomro was shot and wounded. On Thursday, South Zone DIG Sharjeel Kharal said that ” it appears to be a case of...

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PM Khan frees Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme from taxes

PM Khan frees Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme from taxes

Under the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme, Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved an exemption from sales tax and set construction tax declared Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister. The special assistant said the PM also approved the establishment of a mechanism to prevent adulteration of goods and...

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IHC orders PIMS board to examine Zardari’s health

IHC orders PIMS board to examine Zardari’s health

On Wednesday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to create a medical board to determine the health condition of former President Asif Ali Zardari and asked that a new medical report be submitted by December 11. A two-member bench convened by IHC Chief...

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