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How the President of Pakistan is elected

The election for the 13th president of Pakistan is just a day away with split opposition giving a sniff of success to the newly-elected ruling government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), but until held, the contest results can’t be predicted with certainty. Here we look at …

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Imran ropes in renowned foreign experts to streamline economy

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has employed services of some renowned foreign economists in the newly-constituted economic advisory panel to seek professional advices on streamlining economy of the country. According to Khaleej Times report, Pakistan’s current account deficit stands at $ 18 billion, while its …

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Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure

Japan’s major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month …

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Private schools can’t raise tuition fee by more than 5%, rules SHC

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Monday barred private schools from increasing their tuition fee more than five per cent. A three-judge larger bench of the SHC comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Ashraf Jehan announced their verdict in an …

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Auction of luxury vehicles on September 17

ISLAMABAD -UNS – As many as 102 luxury cars will be up for auction on September 17 at the Prime Minister’s Office under the austerity campaign of the PTI government. According to the latest advertisement, the fleet for auction includes 27 bullet-proof vehicles, several latest …

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Mutual interests to drive Pak-US ties forward: FM

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Responding to cut in military aid by Trump administration, Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday vowed to ‘restore relations with United States by remaining within sphere of respect’. He was addressing a press conference in Islamabad. “Pakistan has rendered unrivalled …

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Pentagon cancels aid to Pakistan over record on militants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad’s perceived failure to take decisive action against militants, in a new blow to deteriorating ties. The so-called Coalition …

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Elimination of corruption is major challenge: PM

ISLAMABAD-UNS – Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that the elimination of corrupt practices in Punjab was one of the biggest challenges for his government. The PM has directed Punjab ministers to identify corrupt practices within government departments and take strict action against it. …

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Iraq hosts military chiefs from Iran, Russia and Syria

BAGHDAD: Senior Iraqi military commanders hosted their Russian, Iranian and Syrian counterparts in Baghdad on Saturday to discuss security cooperation and information-sharing in the Middle East, where the Islamic State group continues to carry out attacks. The Iraqi defence ministry said it had received delegations …

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Pakistans’ first woman chief justice sworn in

QUETTA -UNS – In the history of Pakistan, first-ever woman judge Justice Syeda Tahira Safdar sworn in as Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court (BHC) in Quetta today (Saturday). Governor Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered oath to her in a ceremony held at Governor House. …

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