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Senate Chairman summons session on July 23rd on opposition’s requisition

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has summoned a session on July 23 on the requisition of opposition. The senate secretariat, earlier, turned down the opposition's request for calling a Senate session to present a no-confidence motion against Sanjrani. Senator Sherry Rehman had questioned the turning down of the request after a span for four days and called it a delaying...

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FM Qureshi urges citizens to pay taxes so Pakistan can prosper

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday tweeted about the country’s drive to increase its tax base. FM Qureshi said in the post, “no nation can prosper under the burden of debt. The only way out is by increasing our tax base and documenting the economy.” The foreign minister urged every Pakistani to play their part, pay taxes...

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Court to decide issue of Arshad Malik video but dust must settle: SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan remarked on Tuesday that the issue of judge Arshad Malik will be heard by the court, however, the dust must settle regarding the issue. In the apex court, a three-member bench under Chief of Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa, heard the video scandal case of judge Arshad Malik today, who was removed from...

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Roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb in Afghanistan killed at least 11 people travelling in a truck in the southern Kandahar province, provincial officials said on Monday. Ahmad Sadeq Essa, a deputy army spokesman in Kandahar, said that around 35 other civilians were wounded in the explosion. Yousof Younosi, a provincial council member in Kandahar, said that women and children were among those...

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IMF estimates FBR’s revenue to surge to Rs0.5 TN by 2023-24

ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that revenues of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) would increase to Rs 0.5 trillion by the year 2023-24. In it's recently published staff report on Pakistan, the IMF projected that the FBR is likely to collect around Rs5.5 trillion during the current fiscal year which would increase to Rs7.001 trillion in...

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Karachi’s police chief Amir Ahmed Sheikh transferred in major reshuffle

KARACHI:  Karachi's police chief Amir Ahmed Sheikh has been transferred in a major reshuffle on Monday. Amir Ahmed Shaikh was among seven high-ranking police officers in Sindh who were either transferred or removed from their posts. Grade-21 officer Amir Ahmed Shaikh was appointed Additional IG Operations and was replaced by Ghullam Nabi Memon as the Karachi police chief. Additional IG...

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Govt not behind the money-laundering story published by Daily Mail against Shehbaz & family: Shehzad Akbar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant adviser of Prime Minister, Shehzad Akbar on Monday revealed the documents which allegedly prove the claim of British daily outlet--Daily Mail about the money laundering and embezzlement by Sharif family from the quake funds distributed by the British government. Furthermore, Shehzad Akbar has challenged the opposition leader in the National Assembly--Shehbaz Sharif to sue him over the...

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Fake polio markers highlight risks to Pakistan vaccination drive

Pakistan’s polio eradication campaign has hit serious problems with an alarming spike in reported cases that have raised doubts over the quality of vaccination reporting and prompted officials to review their approach to stopping the crippling disease. The country is one of only three in the world where polio is endemic, along with neighboring Afghanistan and Nigeria, but vaccination campaigns...

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Simon Taufel points out grave error in giving extra run to England against NZ in WC final

Five-time ICC umpire of the year award-winning Australian umpire Simon Taufel has pointed out a grave error for awarding six runs to England instead of five in the final of World Cup 2019. Taufel, who is currently a part of the MCC’s laws sub-committee that makes the rules governing cricket, told an Australian based news channel that England should have...

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US Dollar upsurges again by Rs1.11 in interbank market

KARACHI: The US dollar upsurges by Rs1.21 against the Pakistani rupee in the interbank market on Monday. After rise, the US Dollar was being sold at Rs160 in the interbank market. The US dollar also saw an raise of Rs0.75 in the open market where it was being sold at Rs160.50. Last week, Pakistan received the first tranche of a...

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Service charges removed from pre-paid cellular scratch cards

Mobile phone service providers have started the implementation of a Supreme Court (SC) order to remove service/maintenance charges on pre-paid cellular scratch cards, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) spokesperson Khurram Mehran said on Monday. On a scratch card of Rs100, a user will now receive a balance of Rs88.9 instead of Rs76.94. In a earlier hearing this year, the apex court...

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India delays lunar mission due to ‘technical’ embarrassment

BENGALURU: India’s space agency said it delayed the launch of its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, in the early hours of Monday due to a “technical snag” which was observed less than an hour before the scheduled liftoff. “A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at T-56 minute,” the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), said in a tweet. “As...

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Cloudburst claims 22 lives in Neelum Valey

MUZAFFARABAD: On Monday, 22 people died due to sudden cloudburst here at Neelum Valey, Muzaffarabad.   The killed individuals include two officials of Pakistan Army. Director Operations SDMA Saeedur Rehman Qureshi confirmed that 22 got killed after the cloudburst hit Leswa area of Neelam Valley on late Sunday night. “Floods and landslide caused by the cloudburst on the route claimed...

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Court extends Zardari’s physical remand for 14-days in money laundering case

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Monday extended physical remand of former president Asif Ali Zardari for 14-days in mega-money laundering case here at federal capital. Following the conclusion of his earlier 13-day physical remand, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairperson was presented before the accountability court today by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) seeking an extension in remand. The court...

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SC Quetta registry utilises video link for case in a first

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan Quetta registry issued a verdict in the first case heard through a video link on Monday. The SC Quetta registry’s case was heard via video link in Islamabad under the top court’s judicial bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Khosa. A suspect named Mushtaq Hussain’s two-year sentence was declared null and void...

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Luck smiles on England as Eoin Morgan lifts World Cup trophy for first time

LONDON: England made history on Sunday by winning the World Cup 2019 after a thrilling super over at the home of cricket, Lord's. The underdog New Zealand equalized the total (15 runs) but the Eoin Morgan's team had its name on the trophy due to scoring more boundaries in their batting innings. Needing to surpass New Zealand´s 241-8 to win...

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Djokovic saves match points to claim fifth Wimbledon title in the record-breaking final

LONDON: Novak Djokovic saved two match points to clinch a fifth Wimbledon title and 16th major on Sunday, shattering Roger Federer´s bid to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in the longest final ever played at the tournament. Despite being outplayed by the 37-year-old Swiss for large parts of the knife-edge encounter, the world number one triumphed 7-6 (7/5), 1-6,...

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