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Minister clarifies ‘mobile tax policy’
ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday that the overseas Pakistanis can bring with them one mobile phone on which no tax will be charged. He responded to one of his followers on Twitter who complained of government’s decision to a “ban” on overseas Pakistanis to bring smartphones to Pakistan. The complaint came as the minister shared a news item giving details about how much money overseas
SC retracts ban on construction of Karachi high-rises
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday retracted its earlier decision to ban the construction of buildings with more than six storeys in Karachi, and ordered that new high rises can be erected in accordance with the law. In March 2017, the court, while hearing a case on the non-availability of potable water and deteriorating sanitation conditions in Karachi, had imposed a ban on construction of high-rise buildings in
Former CM’s son offloaded from UK-bound flight
ISLAMABAD: Leader of the opposition in Punjab Assembly and son of the former chief minister Shahbaz Sharif, Hamza Shahbaz, was offloaded on Tuesday from a London-bound flight by officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). Hamza was barred from travelling to UK at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport. He was going to London via a Gulf country to meet his brother Salman, who is in Britain. The Pakistan Muslim
Pakistan needs to reform its electoral process: British MP
ISLAMABAD: British-Pakistani Labour MP Faisal Rashid has revealed that he had spent only about £13,000 (around 2 million Pakistan rupees) to become the member of British parliament during the last general election. He said that he spent around £13,000 on his election campaign in total and that money was raised by the local party members for his election campaign, according to a report. “It would be unthinkable for anyone to
Former PML-N’s minister, brother arrested in housing scam case
LAHORE: Pakistan’s anti-graft body says it has arrested a senior politician from former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s party over links to a multi-million-dollar housing scam. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) says Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique, who is also accused in the Paragon Housing Society scam case, were arrested in Lahore after a court refused to extend their bail. The PML-N leader and his
Imran chairs longest-ever cabinet meeting
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has chaired what could be dubbed the longest-ever cabinet meeting held in Pakistan’s history on any subject. Since 11:00am, he had sat down in his office to review the three-month performance of each ministry with reference to service delivery, austerity measure undertaken by the respective ministers and their future plans. The cabinet meeting then extended well past the dinner time, not
2 ECP members from Sindh, Balochistan retire
ISLAMABAD: Two members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) — Justice (retd) Abdul Ghaffar Soomro from Sindh and Justice (retd) Shakeel Ahmed Baloch from Balochistan — have retired as a result of a draw. The draw was held to retire two of the four ECP members, all the retired high court judges, after having half of their five-year term as required under the Constitution. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan and leader
Chinese startup Luckin Coffee's valuation doubles
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NASA's InSight sends back first selfie on Mars
WASHINGTON: Barely two weeks after touching down on Mars, NASA's InSig..
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Teaser of Rajinikanth's 'Petta' released on his birthday
CHENNAI: The teaser of upcoming Tamil action drama "Petta" was unveile..
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Hillary Clinton meets rural women artisans with Anita Dongre
AHMEDABAD:Hillary Clinton visited the Self-Employed Women's Associatio..
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Mexico estimates 1,100 migrants crossed border into US
Mexico City: Some 1,100 migrants of the Central American caravan could..
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US successfully tests missile defence system in Hawaii
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More coral species found in deeper regions of Great Barrier Reef
SYDNEY: Nearly 200 coral species in the deeper regions of Australia's ..
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Korean border troops check removal of each other’s posts
INSIDE THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE: Dozens of South Korean soldiers visited..
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City Walk celebrates festive season with spectacular musical performances
DUBAI: This festive season, City Walk, the design-inspired open-air li..
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Palestinian child dies of wounds after border clash: Gaza ministry
GAZA:A four-year-old Palestinian boy has died after being injured duri..
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