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Check out how much tax elite politicians paid last year

Have a look at the tax payment of some prominent politicians, including Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif and Imran Khan, who undoubtedly own assets of billions of rupees. They pretend that they are worried about tax evasion in the country, but do their tax payments reflect it?

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North Korea seeks ‘complete denuclearisation’, says Moon, as U.S. vows continued pressure

SEOUL/GENEVA – North Korea has expressed its commitment to “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday, as the United States vowed to maintain “maximum pressure” on Pyongyang. Moon said big-picture agreements about denuclearisation, establishing a peace regime and normalisation of relations between the…

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MNA, MPA granted bail after ‘anti-judiciary’ speech arrest

By Mehar Shafique A Kasur court has ordered the release of PML-N MNA Waseem Akhtar Sheikh, MPA Naeem Safdar and other workers of the ruling party on bail, a day after their arrest on charges of making derogatory speeches against judiciary. The PML-N lawmakers led a protest demonstration in Kasur yesterday, using expletives against judiciary,…

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Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclaves

BEIRUT – The Syrian government on Thursday stepped up its efforts to retake the opposition’s last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one and a newspaper reported an ultimatum against another. President Bashar al-Assad scored a major victory this month by retaking eastern Ghouta, the biggest rebel stronghold near Damascus, putting his forces…

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3 dead, 15 injured in Khairpur as gas cylinder of van explodes

Reported by: Sahil Jogi KHAIRPUR: Three persons died and 15 got injured when a gas cylinder inside a van exploded in Khairpur, on Thursday.  The injured were shifted to Civil Hospital for treatment. The three persons who died were family members. District Chairman Shaharyar Wassan’s protocol created difficulties for the injured at Civil Hospital. As…

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Erdogan sends Turkey to snap polls on June 24

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections for June 24, bringing the polls forward by a year-and-a-half to accelerate the transition to a new system critics fear will lead to one-man rule. The announcement by the strongman leader, who has ruled his country since 2003, upended the political timetable in Turkey…

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Britain accuses ‘reckless Russia’ of breaking chemical arms ban

THE HAGUE: Britain accused Russia on Wednesday of breaking the two-decade international ban on chemical weapons, at emergency talks on last month’s poisoning with a nerve agent of a former Russian spy. The accusations came as diplomats from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons met behind closed-doors in The Hague to discuss the…

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NA-56: A victim of Imran Khan’s neglect

Report by: Sadaqat Ali Rawalpindi’s NA-56 is the National Assembly constituency where Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan beat PML-N’s Hanif Abbasi in general elections of 2013. But since then, the PTI chief has never bothered to pay heed to public issues in the area. Watch this report…

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Post-mortem: Shehbaz Sharif’s constituency deprived of basic facilities

Report by: Zarmeena Khan In the tenure of Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, Lahore has improved considerably, but there are still areas which paint a horrible picture. Shehbaz Sharif’s home constituency PP-159 is among those areas which were badly ignored over past five years. The residents are still deprived of basic facilities like drinking water,…

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Post-mortem: Rupee devaluation, trade deficit hit economy hard

Contrary to government’s claim, all is not well in Pakistan. The devaluation dragged Pakistani rupee to bottom of currencies during PML-N government’s tenure, while the trade deficit swelled to $27 billion in nine months of the current fiscal year. Watch Samaa’s exclusive report…

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Modi faces protests over £1bn deal in UK

London: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Wednesday set to sign £1 billion ($1.42 billion, 1.14 billion euros) of investment deals with Britain during a visit to London, where he was met by hundreds of religious protesters. Modi, in Britain for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, was also expected to confirm the new India-UK…

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Saudi Arabia to launch first new cinema at private VIP event

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is launching its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday as it ends a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to open up the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. But ordinary Saudis must hold out a few more weeks before they can catch a film. Attendance to private…

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Pink leads People’s beautiful issue, Meghan Markle on the list

LOS ANGELES: Pop star Pink graced the cover of People magazine’s annual beautiful people issue on Wednesday, chosen for what the celebrity publication called “a role model who embodies honesty and confidence.” The Grammy-award winning singer, 38, was pictured with her two children, 15-month-old Jameson Moon and Willow Sage, 6, in an issue re-named “The…

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Trump says CIA chief met Kim in North Korea, as peace deal mooted

Washington: US President Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday that his CIA chief has held secret talks with North Korea’s leader in Pyongyang, as the South said it was exploring paths to a peace deal with the nuclear-armed North. Seoul’s push for discussions on formally declaring an end to inter-Korean hostilities was the latest in a series…

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India’s Kohli keen on county stint ahead of England tour

New Delhi: Virat Kohli says he is keen to play county cricket to get used to conditions on English soil ahead of India’s tour of the country later this year. The Indian skipper — the second-ranked Test batsman in the world and the best in one-day internationals — had an uncharacteristically ordinary spell during the…

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Not NAB’s job to stop Nawaz Sharif: Justice Javed

  ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau, Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday said there is no power which can pull strings of the bureau. “I would take my bag and quit the institution if a string is pulled,” he said while interacting with reporters after briefing the Public Accounts Committee of National Assembly in parliament…

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Hailstorm hits Nowshera – Watch

Nowshera on Wednesday received hailstorm coupled with heavy rain. The downpour broke the hot spell and turned weather pleasant. According to Met Office, the fresh wet spell is likely to persist till Friday.

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Heavy rain in KP, Balochistan, Azad Kashmir; more forecast

KARACHI: Different areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir and Balochistan received heavy rain on Wednesday as Punjab and Sindh continued to experience hot weather. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the fresh wet spell is likely to persist till Friday. Peshawar received light to heavy showers while Nowshera city received hailstorm. In Balochistan, Chaman and adjoining…

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We will take action against Orangi protesters: Sindh home minister

KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Suhail Anwar Khan Siyal said the government will take action against the protesters in Orangi Town. At least 15 people were arrested when a protest against the rape and murder of a six-year-old child in Orangi Town turned violent Tuesday. “They should not have protested as a case had been registered,” said the…

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Air-conditioned bus service hits Karachi roads

KARACHI: Sindh government has launched new transport service to facilitate commuters in Karachi on Wednesday. Initially, ten air-conditioned buses have been made part of ‘People’s Bus Service’, according to the provincial government. The buses will ply Shahra-e-Faisal, the main artery of the city, from Tower to Dawood Chowrangi, Landhi. Fare of the buses ranges between…

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Sports abayas turning into new normal for Saudi women

JEDDAH: Colourful and oozing defiance, a sports-friendly version of the abaya gown was once considered a symbol of cultural rebellion in conservative Saudi Arabia, but it is fast becoming the new normal. Pictures of female athletes running in the garb in the Red Sea city of Jeddah went viral last month, setting off a new…

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