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Sindh govt maintains lowest tax rate: CM

KARACHI: The Sindh government pursues a progressive tax policy rather than a regressive one with low tax rate as its cardinal component, said Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Thursday. “No new tax was levied in the budget 2017-18, announced on June 5, 2017, maintaining the standard rate at 13 per cent, the lowest in…

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April 5, 2018

 

Present Husain Haqqani in one month, Supreme Court tells govt

Reporting by Zulqarnain Iqbal and Shehzad Ali The Supreme Court gave a month’s deadline to the government Wednesday to produce Husain Haqqani The three-judge bench warned that strict action will be taken if the former ambassador to US is not presented before the court within a month. CJP Mian Saqib Nisar is presiding over the…

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March 28, 2018

 

Govt approves over Rs.3b to plant 100 million trees

NEWS DESK: The government has approved an amount of Rs3.652 billion to plant 100 million trees in the country during next five years, reported Radio Pakistan. A spokesperson of the climate change ministry said that tree plantation is continuing in all the four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Federally Administered Tribal Areas in…

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February 25, 2018

 

Mufti Muneeb urges govt to hold talks with Islamabad protestors

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, on Saturday urged the federal government to hold talks with protestors of religious groups to peacefully end the two-week-long sit-in at Faizabad Interchange outside Islamabad. “The government should send an empowered delegation to the protestors to hold final and fruitful negotiations,” the religious scholar said. This he said…

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November 18, 2017

 

Govt decides to reissue Pakistan Origin Card

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to re-launch Pakistan Origin Card (POC) for spouses of overseas Pakistanis. “I have approved restoration of Pakistan Origin Card (POC) for spouses of Pakistani nationals,” Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal announced on Twitter. I have approved restoration of Pakistan Origin Card (POC) for spouses of Pakistani nationals. — Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan)…

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October 25, 2017

 

NAB chairman’s post: PTI rejects names finalised by govt, Opposition

ISLAMABAD: In a third meeting, the government and Opposition Wednesday finalised three names each for the appointment of the new chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB). However, the names were rejected by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). According to our correspondent, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has proposed names of retired Justice Rehmat Jafri, retired Justice Ijaz…

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October 4, 2017

 

Govt decides to challenge JIT’s report in SC

ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday rejected the joint investigation team’s (JIT) report in the Panama Papers case and vowed to contest it before the Supreme Court to fulfill the requirements of justice, and expose its contradictions and biased findings. “We reject the JIT report. It reflects the viewpoint of a specific political party and the…

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July 10, 2017

 

KPK police chief gives consent to demands of Mashal Khan’s father

PESHAWAR: Inspector General of KP Police Salahuddin Khan Friday sent a letter to provincial government in the light of demands made by the father of late Mashal Khan, a journalism student lynched at Abdul Wali Khan University on false accusations of blasphemy. In a recent press conference, Iqbal Khan, father of Mashal Khan, had urged…

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June 9, 2017

 

Govt to establish science, tech institutes across Pakistan

The Federal Government has unveiled a plan to establish Science and Technology Institutes in different disciplines for rapid socio economic development in the country. According to a press statement, Ministry of Science and Technology has devised a National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy. A summary for approval of the Strategy document has been sent to…

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March 20, 2017

 

Govt, opposition ordered to file TORs on Panama probe commission

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has directed the government and other parties to present their Terms of References (TORs) for formation of commission on Panama Papers on the next hearing. During the hearing of petitions on Panama Papers in Islamabad on Tuesday, the government and Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf expressed their consent for the formation of the…

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November 1, 2016

 

Govt deliberately dragging Panama Leaks issue: Qureshi

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the government is deliberately dragging the issue of Panama Leaks. Watch what more he had to say.

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June 1, 2016

 

Nisar denies govt-opposition collusion remarks

ISLAMABAD: Interior Ministry’s Spokesperson Friday clarified the impression created by some news reports appearing in a section of media regarding the Interior Minister confirming “some kind of deal between the Government and the Opposition” during his Thursday’s press conference. In a statement, he said that nowhere in his press conference did the Interior Minister refer…

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January 29, 2016

 

Sindh govt assures help to Moon Garden affectees

Sindh Local Government Minister, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, has assured all out support to Moon Garden apartment inhabitants who were evicted from their flats after the multi-storey building was declared illegal. Watch this report.

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November 12, 2015

 

Indian govt under fire after two children burned alive

BALLABHGARH, India: Police in Haryana have arrested four men over allegations that they burnt alive two low-caste children, an official said on Wednesday, a case that triggered a street protest and drew condemnation from an opposition leader. Authorities ruled out caste violence as a motive for the crime but India has a long history of…

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October 22, 2015

 

Govt earns Rs.170 bln through privatization

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Privatization Commission Muhammad Zubair Friday said the government has earned Rs.170 billion during last 15 months through privatization. Talking to a news channel he said, the government was ensuring transparency in the whole process of privatization. The process goes through four phases including, Evaluation, Transition Committees, Board and Cabinet committee on privatization. “Although…

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October 17, 2015

 

Govt challenges Kissan package suspension in IHC

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday challenged in Islamabad High Court (IHC) Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision to suspend implementation of Rs 341 billion Kissan package announced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif last month. The prime minister announced the mega relief package for small farmers including direct cash support and provision of soft agriculture loans on…

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October 7, 2015

 

KPK govt in action against private schools

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa education department has sought from private schools one-year record of their fee structure, Samaa reported Wednesday. According to Samaa correspondent, management of all private schools has been directed to file details of fee collected from parents under different heads. Sources said the KPK government has decided to constantly monitor private schools and…

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September 16, 2015

 

PM seeks Fazl’s help again as MQM pulls out of talks

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to seek JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl Urrehman’s help once again after Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) called off on Thursday its negotiations with the government, demanding immediate acceptance of the resignations, Samaa reported. According to Samaa correspondent, Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, today, called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif…

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September 3, 2015

 

Baloch separatist leader’s dialogue offer welcomed

QUETTA: The Balochistan government on Thursday welcomed willingness for dialogue by self-exiled Baloch rebel leader Brahamdagh Bugti, Samaa reported. Also read: Brahumdagh Bugti ready to make peace with Pakistan “All estranged Baloch leaders, including Brahamdagh Bugti will be welcomed in the negotiation process… Balochistan’s issue is political that should be resolved only through dialogues,” said…

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August 27, 2015

 

Govt, MQM discuss setting up ‘redressal’ committee

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) continued negotiations with government team for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, seeking acceptance of demands, Samaa reported. According to Samaa correspondent, the two sides discussed today constitution of a committee that will be tasked with redressing MQM’s grievances, – a condition set by MQM to withdraw…

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August 25, 2015

 

MQM-govt direct talks today

ISLAMABAD: Delegations of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are likely to meet today in Islamabad to discuss the current political crisis arising from resignations of MQM lawmakers, Samaa reported. According to Samaa correspondent, the government has assured MQM to meet its demands which the party conveyed through JUI-F chief Maulana…

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August 24, 2015

 
 
 
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