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Saturday, June 23rd, 2018


BISP Chief Marvi Memon to Be Shown the Door, Summary Moved By Interim PM

JUN 23, 2018: The caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasirul Mulk has sent a summary to President Mamnoon Hussain for removal of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Marvi Memon as chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP). The interim government reportedly took the decision for removal as BISP chief after Memon did not resign like other cabinet members when the five-year term of the PML-N government dissolved on May 31 and continued to work as chief of the BISP. Sources privy to the development said that the prime ministerRead More

Another PML-N Leader Parts Ways With The Party

JUN 23, 2018: PML-N leader and Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation Managing Director Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Khan announced on Saturday that he is parting ways with the party. Talking to SAMAA TV, Khan said he cannot be a part of a maligning campaign against intel agencies and state institutions. Khan said he had remained loyal to the party for 28 years but was ‘hard done’ by the Sharifs. “The Sharif brothers act like monarchs, they don’t have hearts in their chests,” he added. He lamented that the PML-N has become aRead More

Tax Amnesty Scheme Gets Overwhelming Response, Says FBR

Global tax laws were being changed and soon it would become difficult for Pakistanis to hide their assets overseas: FBR Chairman JUN 23, 2018 (BE2C2 Report): Tax Amnesty Scheme was receiving encouraging results and its success would help resolving the current account deficit and balance of payment issues. This was stated by spokesman for Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Dr Muhammad Iqbal on Friday while addressing a press conference in Islamabad at FBR House. Dr. Iqbal said the number of beneficiaries under tax amnesty scheme was increasing every day. HeRead More

US Navy Drafting Plans to House Up To 25,000 Migrants

JUN 23, 2018: The US Navy is drafting plans to house up to 25,000 immigrants on its bases and other facilities, as the Trump administration seeks to ease a mounting crisis on the Mexican border, a US official said on Friday. The Navy has not so far been asked to provide accommodation for migrants who have entered the United States illegally. The official, who asked not to be named, stressed that the draft memo, which looks at setting up housing on Navy airfields in Alabama, was for planning purposes only.Read More

100s of Stadiums, Vocational Training Institutes To Be Built Across Country

JUN 22, 2018: The government has announced program to build 100 stadiums all over the country costing Rs 2,500 million in consultation with Provincial Governments on 50:50 cost sharing basis. Similarly, 400 vocational training institutes on cost sharing basis with Provincial Governments are proposed to be set up all over the country. This would bridge the supply and demand gap of technical manpower required for China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. Moreover, the development plan document further revealed that an amount of Rs 57 billion have been allocated for EducationRead More

Shahbaz, Siraj ul Haq Vow to Follow Erdogan’s Footsteps

JUN 22, 2018: Major political parties in Pakistan have promised to introduce the policies of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to put the country on the path of progress should they win the forthcoming general elections. Leaders of major political parties like Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz group) and the five-party religious alliance, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), are vowing at public meetings to make the country an economic power by following in the footsteps of Erdogan if they win the elections slated for July 25. The PML(N) President Shahbaz Sharif, who hasRead More

Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East India

JUN 22, 2018: In the latest sexual assault scandal to hit India, five charity workers in the country’s remote east were kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint. The women said they abducted while putting on a play about human trafficking in the largely tribal Khunti district of Jharkhand state, AFP reports. The women, who were working for a non-governmental organization called Asha Kiran supported by a local Christian missionary group, were reportedly video-taped and warned not to go to the police. “We have been questioning several people,” police officer Rajesh PrasadRead More

Prayer Day Observed to Support Turkey’s Erdogan in Presidential Elections

JUN 22, 2018: A prayer day was observed across the country on Friday on the appeal of Mufti-i-Azam (Grand Mufti) Pakistan, Maulana Rafi Usmani, and other religious scholars to express solidarity with Turkey’s President Erdogan and his campaign for the presidential election. Scholars during Friday sermons at Mosques in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and other cities particularly praised Erdogan’s pro-refugees policies. “The way he [Erdogan] has voiced [for] and practically helped the Syrian and Rohingya refugees, is unmatchable. Not only the Muslims, but the entire pro-humanity community commend himRead More