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CJP seeks justification for petroleum taxes CJP seeks justification for petroleum taxes
The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to present a detailed half-yearly record pertaining to auctions, prices and applicable taxes on petroleum products. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar issued the directive while hearing a petition regarding excessive price hikes in petroleum products at the Supreme Court’s Karachi registry. ...
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Finance minister seeks support for success of amnesty scheme Finance minister seeks support for success of amnesty scheme
The caretaker government, with its limited mandate to fix the faltering economy, has urged bankers and stockbrokers to play their role in making the tax amnesty scheme successful and the first dollar-based savings certificates for overseas Pakistanis to shore up the critically low foreign currency reserves. To make the scheme successful, the government is ready to make amendments to relevant la...
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SC dismisses petition against Sheikh Rashid SC dismisses petition against Sheikh Rashid
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected, in a 2-1 judgment, an election appeal seeking Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed’s disqualification for life. The bench comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah rejected the election appeal of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) member Malik Shakeel Awan. The petitioner accused Rashid o...
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Accountability court given a month to conclude corruption references against Sharif family Accountability court given a month to conclude corruption references against Sharif family
The top court has given a month to the accountability court to conclude trial in three corruption references filed against the Sharif family by the National Accountability Bureau. During the hearing of an application seeking third extension for concluding trials against the Sharif family, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar rejected the plea filed by deposed prime minister Nawaz Sh...
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China wants better Indo-Pak ties, cooperation in SCO China wants better Indo-Pak ties, cooperation in SCO
Expressing hope for better bilateral ties between Pakistan and India, China has said that the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) provides a framework for the two South Asian countries to strengthen cooperation In a written response to The Hindustan Times, the Chinese foreign ministry hoped that the two countries will work together for regional peace and would find a solution to the Kashmir...
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Pakistan, US break the ice as secretary of state calls up COAS to discuss Afghan peace Pakistan, US break the ice as secretary of state calls up COAS to discuss Afghan peace
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed the need for political reconciliation in Afghanistan as President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with the Taliban, officials said on Thursday. Pompeo, who was the head of CIA before his appointment as secretary of state, telephoned the army chief on Thursday and according to the State Department discussed “...
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NAB to probe Nawaz, Abbasi for 'irregularities in award of LNG contract' NAB to probe Nawaz, Abbasi for 'irregularities in award of LNG contract'
In another setback for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the top accountability watchdog has approved further inquiries against its top leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi – both former premiers – and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif for alleged ‘misuse of authority’. Sharif, Abbasi and others have been accused of illegally awarding liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal con...
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Caretaker setup: Six member federal cabinet takes oath Caretaker setup: Six member federal cabinet takes oath
ISLAMABAD: A six-member cabinet of caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk was sworn in on Tuesday, completing formation of the interim set-up at the Centre. The federal caretaker cabinet is almost one-third of the size of the 17-member caretaker cabinet in Sindh. Dr Shamshad Akhtar, Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Barrister Syed Ali Zafar, Roshan Khursheed Bharucha, Azam Khan and Professor Muhammad Y...
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Army should not be dragged into politics, election buzz, says DG ISPR Army should not be dragged into politics, election buzz, says DG ISPR
Amid the election hullabaloo, the chief military spokesperson said on Monday that the army should not be dragged into politics or the upcoming general elections. “No one is happier than the military over the completion of its five-year constitutional tenure by the government,” Major General Asif Ghafoor, the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), told a news conference....
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Six terrorists killed as Pakistan Army repulse cross border raids: ISPR Six terrorists killed as Pakistan Army repulse cross border raids: ISPR
Security forces killed at least six terrorists who launched raids and physical attacks from the Afghan side of the border to disrupt border-fencing work in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, said Pakistan Army on Sunday. The cross border raids were carried out by terrorists in Bajaur Agency and Balochistan’s Qamar Din Qarez, said a statement issued here by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR...
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