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Govt to go after 100 tax dodgers Govt to go after 100 tax dodgers
The federal cabinet on Thursday decided to mount a robust campaign to pursue big tax defaulters in order to net the much-need cash for the kitty. In another major decision, the cabinet decided to formulate a comprehensive policy for a permanent solution of the issue of nearly 2.5 million registered and illegal Afghan refugees living in Pakistan till June 2019. While discussing the ongoing re...
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PM intervenes to save $4.3b Dasu dam project PM intervenes to save $4.3b Dasu dam project
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to resolve the lingering issue of land acquisition for the Dasu hydroelectric dam at the earliest. This intervention was made after the World Bank warned about possible delays and cost escalation in the $4.3 billion project. Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif had performed the groundbreaking ceremony of the 2,160 mega...
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Ex-CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry’s son-in-law arrested from Dubai in Eden Housing scam Ex-CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry’s son-in-law arrested from Dubai in Eden Housing scam
The son-in-law of former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry was arrested from Dubai for his alleged involvement in the Eden Housing Society scam, confirmed Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday. Chaudhry, terming the arrest a major breakthrough, said the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) apprehended Dr Murtaza Amjad. The case also involves former CJP’s son Arsalan Iftikhar. The arre...
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Dialogue not war is course to peace: DG ISPR Dialogue not war is course to peace: DG ISPR
Responding to Indian army chief’s provocative statement, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor said on Saturday Pakistan is a nuclear power and its desire for peace should not be misconstrued as weakness. “If someone tests our patience, we will give a befitting reply to it and not disappoint the nation,” he said, while talking to a private TV channel. T...
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Modi govt calls off Pakistan-India foreign ministers' UNGA meet Modi govt calls off Pakistan-India foreign ministers' UNGA meet
In a surprising development, India called off on Friday a meeting scheduled for next week between its foreign minister with the Pakistani counterpart, Hindustan Times reported. The meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was to take place in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session. The Indian foreign minis...
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Relief for Sharifs as IHC suspends Avenfield sentence Relief for Sharifs as IHC suspends Avenfield sentence
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended the sentences awarded to deposed premier Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar. A division bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb also allowed petitions filed by Sharif family members against the accountability court’s July 6 verdict in Avenfield reference case which found...
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With economic bailout on agenda, PM jets off to Saudi Arabia today With economic bailout on agenda, PM jets off to Saudi Arabia today
Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia today (Tuesday) in his first foreign trip since he took charge last month. The composition of his entourage that includes Finance Minister Asad Umar suggests that the prime minister is going to Riyadh for discussions on a possible economic bailout package. Although bilateral relations and regional security situation would come unde...
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Army chief arrives in China on three-day visit Army chief arrives in China on three-day visit
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday arrived in China on a three-day official visit, said the army’s media wing. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief will meet his Chinese counterpart and interact with various Chinese leaders as well. Earlier this week, the Chinese ambassador to Pakistan met General Bajwa and discussed matters ...
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Imran to visit China in Nov to ‘discuss its progress’ Imran to visit China in Nov to ‘discuss its progress’
Inaugurating two new trains from Rawalpindi to Lahore and Rawalpindi to Mianwali, Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced he will visit China in November to discuss Beijing’s progress in all areas, particularly in the railways sector. “China focused on the uplift of the poorest of its poor and has made astounding progress over the past few decades in the railways sector. The China-Pakistan Econ...
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Three soldiers martyred in exchange of fire in North Waziristan Three soldiers martyred in exchange of fire in North Waziristan
Three soldiers of Pakistan Army were martyred in an exchange of fire with terrorists in North Waziristan on Thursday. “Security forces launched an IBO in North Waziristan against terrorists involved in an attack on security forces on 12 September as well as ambush on security forces convoy during December 2017, which resulted in martyrdom of Lieutenant Moeed,” said the Inter-Services Public Rel...
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