Pakistan refuses to accept IMF’s demand of increase tax rate

ISLAMABAD: According to sources, Pakistan refused to accept demands of an increase in tax rate and electricity prices by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the first round of talks for a financial bailout that ended today, Finance Minister Asad Umar said. Umar said that disagreements with the IMF continue on certain issues, which include an increase in electricity prices...

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SC orders judicial commission to inspect bottled water companies

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the inspection of Bottling Company while hearing a suo motu case at the Lahore registry against companies that sell bottled water. A report on the quality of bottled water submitted in court yesterday said that each company uses 90 million litres of water a day. There is no certified method...

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Pakistan a critical partner for US in South Asian strategy: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: Following  Prime Minister Imran Khan lashed out at President Donald Trump’s tirade against Pakistan, Pentagon on Tuesday asserted  that Pakistan is an important ally of United States in South Asia’s strategy. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman and Director of Defense Press Operations for the U.S. Department of Defense, said this in an off camera news conference. Responding to...

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United Nations passes Pakistan’s resolution on right to self-determination

A key UN General Assembly’s committee Monday unanimously passed a Pakistani resolution, co-sponsored this year by a record 83 nations, reaffirming the right to self-determination for peoples who are subjected to colonial, foreign and alien occupation. Speaking to APP, the Pakistan envoy to UN said, "Adoption of the resolution reaffirms the inviolability of the right to self-determination for all peoples...

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Rehmatul-lil-Alameen (PBUH) conference begins in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, a two-day International Rahmatul-lil-Alameen (Peace Be Upon Him) Conference began at Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabady, under the auspices of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony. The conference has been organised in connection with the countrywide celebration of 12th Rabiul Awwal, marking the birthday of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). Prime Minster Imran Khan...

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