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Sunday, June 24th, 2018

 

Islamist Erdogan Or Secularist Ince, Turkey Will Be Radically a Changed Country

JUN 24, 2018: Turkish voters are going to the polls today for what are seen as the most crucial elections in Turkish modern history as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s gamble on snap elections (18 months earlier) could backfire. The Turkish people feeling the pinch of soaring inflation, a plunging currency and high interest rates will decide whether to grant Erdogan a second five-year term, in the most fiercely fought elections in the country in years. As BBC reports from Istanbul, “Worshiped by his supporters, abhorred by his critics, this isRead More


MMA Announces Candidates for Karachi Seats, Plans ‘Biggest Rally’ in City’s History

JUN 24, 2018: Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, a coalition of the religious right, unveiled its list of candidates vying for Karachi-based seats in the national and provincial assemblies elections on July 25. Liaquat Baloch, the secretary-general of MMA, announced the candidates for 21 National Assembly seats and 44 Sindh Assembly seats. Asadullah Bhutto, Maulana Noorul Haq, Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, Dr Mairajul Huda and Hafiz Hamdullah Haqqani are on the list. “Karachi and its people want good leadership,” said Hafiz Naeemur Rehman. “MMA will provide that leadership.” He also said that the coalitionRead More


Act Now Or Cry Later, FBR Chief Warns Businesses As Tax Amnesty Deadline Nears

JUN 24, 2018 (BE2C2): The head of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Saturday warned business community that the government has collected virtually the entire data related to hidden and undeclared assets held inside and outside the country, therefore the tax amnesty scheme gives them an opportunity to whiten such assets on paying tax at a nominal rate. FBR Chairman Tariq Mahmood Pasha while speaking at an interactive session at the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s (FPCCI) office in Karachi, said that due to rapidly changing globalRead More


Military Spokesperson Launches ‘Positive Image of Pakistan’ Contest On Twitter

JUN 24, 2018: The chief military spokesperson has organized an “activity” on the popular micro-blogging site Twitter calling upon users to post pictures projecting positive image of Pakistan and win prizes. Major General Asif Ghafoor, the director general of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), used his personal, not official, Twitter handle on Saturday to seek submissions. “Dear all. Let’s have an activity. Post a pic projecting positive image of Pakistan here. Best 3 posts will get a prize. Request NO politics, No foreign enmity! Any negative post from anyone/ abroad beRead More


Tahirul Qadri Pulls PAT Out Of Electoral Race Calling ‘Entire System Flawed’

JUN 24, 2018: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri has announced his party will not contest the forthcoming General Election 2018 because “the entire system” was “flawed and could not be called a democracy”. Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Saturday, Qadri stressed the need for making the electoral process transparent and raising awareness about Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution. “Everything that is being done in the name of democracy is wrong and we don’t want to be a part of this,” he said in clearRead More


100,000 Rally Against Brexit in London, Almost Half Of Britons Want 2nd Referendum

JUN 24, 2018: Ten of thousands of people opposed to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union marched in London on Saturday, two years after the referendum in favor of Brexit as new poll shows almost half of British people want a second referendum on Brexit. Polling suggests shift in favor of a new public vote, which has received support from the Liberal Democrats, Green Party, and some Labor MPs Organizers of the march, called People’s Vote, estimated the attendance at 100,000, according The Guardian and The Independent. The march —Read More