Rs900 BN budget 2019-20 presented by KP govt

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's (KP) Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra on Tuesday unveiled the province's budget for financial year 2019-20, which has a total outlay of Rs900 billion. Spending on the annual development programme has been suggested to be Rs236bn out of the total outlay. The budget speech was delivered in the KP assembly amidst protests and chanting by the opposition against...

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PM Khan to head 13-member National Development Council

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formed a National Development Council (NDC) and announced its members and the head in a notification issued on June 13. The notification, which lists the chairperson, members, and the NDC's secretary, states the following as its terms of reference: The NDC will "set policies and strategies for development; formulate and tailor policies to achieve...

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Hussain Asghar to be appointed chairman anti-corruption commission: sources

ISLAMABAD: Ex-police officer Hussain Asghar expected to be made the chairman of the anti-corruption commission earlier announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan, sources informed on Tuesday. The Premier had earlier announced to constitute a "high-powered commission" to probe corruption of the last 10 years in Pakistan. The commission will be constituted soon to probe corruption, said the sources. Asghar currently...

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PM Khan presides cabinet session

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan presided a session of the federal cabinet on Tuesday to discuss the budget session, the recent string of arrests and his visit to Bishkek to attend the Council of Heads of State (CHS) of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The session, which began at 11 am in the PM Office, discussed the establishment of an inquiry...

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UN estimates Pakistan’s population to be 403 MN by 2050

Pakistan’s population is expected to climb to 403 million by 2050, a United Nations (UN) report released Monday said. The earth's population is expected to rise to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs' "World Population Prospects" report. The study paints a picture of a future in which...

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LHC rejects bail pleas of Khawaja Saad Rafique, Salman Rafique

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday rejected the bail applications of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique. Justice Baqir Najafi headed the two-member bench which announced the verdict. Both brothers are prime suspects in a corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) earlier this year. Khawaja Brothers have been accused by...

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World Cup 2019: England opted to bat first against Afghanistan

MANCHESTER: Host England on Tuesday opted to bat first after winning the toss against Afghanistan at Old Trafford, Manchester. Comprising one of the toughest squads at this year's World Cup, favourites England will be without the services of opener Jason Roy who suffered an injury while fielding during England's win over West Indies on Friday. For Afghanistan, the biggest disappointment...

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