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Karachi to experience heatwave from today Karachi to experience heatwave from today
The port city will swelter under a new heatwave from Thursday as temperatures are expected to hover between 40 to 42 degrees Celcius, Express News reported. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), sea breeze – which provides relief to residents of Karachi – has stopped due to Cyclone Vayu. India evacuated hundreds of thousands of people to shelters along the coast in its w...
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PM Imran to form ‘high-powered commission’ to probe massive increase in Pakistan’s debt PM Imran to form ‘high-powered commission’ to probe massive increase in Pakistan’s debt
Prime Minister Imran Khan in his address to the nation late on Tuesday night hit out at opposition parties in line with the government’s ongoing accountability drive, saying that he would form a high-powered commission to probe the massive Rs24,000 billion debt piled up in the last 10 years. The premier’s address comes hours after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government presented its firs...
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Hamza Shehbaz arrested by NAB after LHC rejects bail plea Hamza Shehbaz arrested by NAB after LHC rejects bail plea
Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Hamza Shehbaz was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) after the provincial opposition leader’s bail plea was rejected by the Lahore High Court (LHC). The arrest took place after a two-member LHC bench, headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi, dismissed bail applications filed by Hamza after his lawyer opted to withdraw the pleas...
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Fake bank accounts case: Zardari arrested by NAB as IHC rejects bail plea Fake bank accounts case: Zardari arrested by NAB as IHC rejects bail plea
Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari was arrested by a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team from his residence in the capital, hours after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected the PPP leader’s bail plea in fake bank accounts case. The former president was shifted to the accountability body’s Rawalpindi office after his arrest. A two-member bench of the high court, comp...
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Pakistan announces five-year visa for US citizens Pakistan announces five-year visa for US citizens
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has announced five-year visa for American businessmen and tourists in a move that is hoped to be reciprocated by the United States that in March this year reduced visa validity for Pakistanis from five years to 12 months. “The five-year visa will benefit the investors and tourists of both countries. The visa policy is according to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to impr...
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After a decade: British Airways flight lands in Islamabad After a decade: British Airways flight lands in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: More than a decade after halting operations, the British Airways’ first flight back landed at Islamabad airport early Monday. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner flew from Heathrow International Airport, London carrying 240 passengers. The same aircraft will depart for Heathrow by 11:10 am. The passengers were welcomed by Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Advisor to Prime Minister...
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FBR to simplify tax regime to broaden tax base FBR to simplify tax regime to broaden tax base
ISLAMABAD: The tax authorities have proposed simplified income tax regimes for educational institutions, jewellers, small-sized firms and builders in the new budget and may offer them to pay lower than standard income tax rates aimed at bringing them into the tax system. At least four new schedules may be introduced in the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 through Finance Bill 2019, according to sour...
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Indian security forces martyr three in occupied Kashmir Indian security forces martyr three in occupied Kashmir
SRINAGAR: Three men were martyred in a gunbattle with occupying forces in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) on Friday amid widespread protests across the held valley. Dozens of rallies involving hundreds of people were held across occupied valley calling for action over the conflict. Holding placards and banners, protesters appealed to the world community to resolve the long pending disputes o...
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PM Imran, first lady perform Umrah PM Imran, first lady perform Umrah
Prime Minister Imran Khan performed Umrah while on a visit to Saudi Arabia for the 14th Summit of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), reported Express News. He was accompanied by his wife and delegation. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Khyber-Paktunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan also accompanied him. During the pilgrimage, the premier prayed for the peace and prosperit...
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PTI govt sets 4% GDP growth target for next fiscal year PTI govt sets 4% GDP growth target for next fiscal year
ISLAMABAD: The National Economic Council (NEC) on Wednesday approved a target of 4% GDP growth for the financial year 2019-20. A meeting of the council chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan also approved a national development outlay of Rs1.837 trillion for the next fiscal year that includes funds for the federal Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) and the provincial Annual Development ...
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