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Institutions are tampering with records, Panamagate JIT tells SC Institutions are tampering with records, Panamagate JIT tells SC
The joint investigation team (JIT), set up to examine the business dealings of the Sharif family abroad, on Monday told the Supreme Court (SC) that not only have some governmental departments shown reluctance in handing over relevant records, but some records have also been tampered with. The SC bench overseeing the implementation of the Panama Papers verdict was hearing various issues surround...
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Planning Commission reallocates funds to complete 101 projects Planning Commission reallocates funds to complete 101 projects
ISLAMABAD: With the inundation of Rs1.62 trillion worth of half-cooked projects in the national development programme in just one year, the Planning Commission re-appropriated funds allocated by the National Economic Council (NEC) for 213 projects during the outgoing fiscal year for speedy completion of 101 projects. This was mainly because of start-up problems with tens of hundreds of developm...
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Pakistan, Afghanistan to use Google Maps to settle border row Pakistan, Afghanistan to use Google Maps to settle border row
Pakistan and Afghanistan plan to use Google Maps to help settle a border dispute that led to deadly clashes last week, officials from both sides said Monday. On Friday, Pakistan closed the border after attacks by Afghan forces on census staff and security personnel escorting them left 12 people dead and 40 others injured. Pakistan inherited its 2,400-kilometre border, called the Durand Line,...
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Sindh to seek compensation for water woes Sindh to seek compensation for water woes
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to file a compensation case with the federal government for short supply of water to Sindh right from 1991 when the Water Accord was signed. He took the decision while presiding over a review meeting at the CM House here on Monday, which discussed a meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) scheduled to be held in Islamabad on...
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Imran Khan cannot be a leader of the youth: Zardari Imran Khan cannot be a leader of the youth: Zardari
Former president Asif Ali Zardari, while addressing a public gathering in Mardan on Monday, discounted the notion that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan could not serve as a leader for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's youth. "He [Khan] calls himself a leader of the youth. How can he be a leader of the youth? He is older than me. Bilawal is the leader for the young people," he said, referring to ...
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With special powers gone, Rangers will only provide 'backup support' to Sindh govt With special powers gone, Rangers will only provide 'backup support' to Sindh govt
Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Monday clarified that they will continue to assist the police and district administration as “backup support” in case of any “extreme emergency.” However, the Rangers made it clear that its troops were no longer engaged in search, arrest and independent operations after the special policing powers last awarded to the paramilitary force under Section 4(3) (I) of the ATA...
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CPEC investment pushed from $55b to $62b CPEC investment pushed from $55b to $62b
KARACHI: China has approved additional financing for infrastructure projects in Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), taking the investment volume to $62 billion from $55 billion, announced Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair on Wednesday. “New investment has been approved for projects in various sectors including [establishment of] industrial zones,” said Zubair while speaking...
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NADRA developing new SOP to ‘block' CNICs NADRA developing new SOP to ‘block' CNICs
ISLAMABAD: The government’s database regulatory body is working on a new ‘procedure’ to ensure that no identity card is blocked unless there is solid evidence that the person is a non-national. National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Chairman Usman Mobin, briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control, said the authority is working on a new standard operat...
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Sharmeen Obaid will represent Pakistan at the Women in the World summit Sharmeen Obaid will represent Pakistan at the Women in the World summit
Sharmeen Obaid is heading back to the Women in the World summit. The two-time Academy Award winner will be representing Pakistan in the eight annual Women in the World summit taking place this month at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. This will be her fourth time attending this summit. Sharmeen will be featured on April 7 in a session called 'Pakistan’s Honor' where ...
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Pakistani-American surgeon awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honour Pakistani-American surgeon awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honour
A Pakistani-American trauma surgeon in the United States has been awarded one of the country's most prestigious awards for immigrants — the Ellis Island Medal of Honour — in recognition for his expertise in the field and his service to those "less fortunate". The Ellis Island Medal of Honour is "presented annually to American citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic gr...
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