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Govt increased discretionary powers of CSB

ISLAMABAD: Federal government has drastically increased discretionary powers of the Central Selection Board (CSB) for promotion of senior civil servants to higher grades,

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Govt imposed curbs on media coverage of convicts and absconders

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday decided to impose curbs on media coverage of convicts and absconders.

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NAB initiated inquiry against Mian Javed Latif

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has initiated an inquiry against senior PML-N leader Mian Javed Latif for alleged misuse of power and making assets worth billions of rupees in the name of his siblings

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Without Imran Khan ruling party is nowhere: Jahangir Khan Tareen

LAHORE/NOWSHEHRA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Jahangir Khan Tareen and Pervez Khattak strongly rebuffed any in-house change and vowed that without Imran Khan

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Nawaz Sharif met PML-N leaders in London

LONDON: Several senior leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz met the party’s ailing supreme leader Nawaz Sharif in London on Saturday to inquire after his health and discuss the way forward on burning political issues

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FBR extended deadline for retailers

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) extended the deadline for retailers to register with tax authorities and install automated point-of-sale (PoS) systems at outlets across the country to Dec 15

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TI called UK govt to transparently settle Malik Riaz money proceeding

Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) noted the “scant information” of the arrangement of Malik Riaz funds and settlement,

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US resumed talks with Taliban in Qatar

The United States resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar on Saturday, a US source said, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic

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Moody Investors changed banks outlook from negative to stable

KARACHI: Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday changed the outlook of five leading banks from ‘negative’ to ‘stable’ and affirmed their existing B3 long-term local currency deposit ratings.

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Tania Aidrus left Google to join Digital Pakistan Vision

ISLAMABAD: The government has hired a senior ex-Google employee, Tania Aidrus, to head the digitization campaign. Tania Aidrus has resigned from her previous position as Director,

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PML-N group departed for London to meet Shahbez Sharif

LONDON: Members of the PML-N parliamentary group departed for London on Thursday to meet ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and to consult party president Shehbaz Sharif on important issues, party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said.

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PMYAP to work with govt of Japan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Youth Affairs Programme (PMYAP) has started working with the government of Japan to develop broad technical internship programmes in collaboration with the Japanese companies

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NAB filed reference in LNG import contract case against Shahid Khaqan

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi on Tuesday filed a reference in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import contract case

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Intl financial institutions recognised efforts of Pakistan economic team: Abdul Hafeez Shaikh

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Tuesday said that leading international financial institutions were recognising the substantive efforts of Pakistan’s economic team

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World must stop war against nature: UNSG

The world must stop a “war against nature” and find more political will to combat climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday,

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Fazlur Rehman warned govt of serious consequences

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday warned the government of serious consequences if it deviates from his demands.

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Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Colombo

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Colombo late on Sunday night. He will begin his two-day official visit of Sri Lanka on Monday

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Extension of COAS issue of national interest: Firdous Ashiq

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the PM on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan has said the extension of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa is an issue of national interest

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Judges earn respect from society because they decide their matters: CJP

MULTAN: Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa says judges earn respect from society because they decide their matters.

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Nawaz Sharif turn back from hospital after London Bridge incident

LONDON: Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif had to turn back from the London Bridge Hospital