Avenfield Reference: Former PM Sharif, Daughter and Son-in-Law Handed Jail Sentences, Fines

JUL 6, 2018: Three time ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been found guilty of corruption by state prosecution, sentenced to 10 years in prison, fined 8 million pounds, and all London properties in question will be confiscated by the Govt of Pakistan. The verdict announced Friday by the National Accountability Court comes less than 3 […]

Major Rivers in Pakistan Contaminated by Substantial Water Pollution, Study Reveals

Only 8% of country’s total municipal wastewater and 1% of industrial wastewater are treated before they are discharged into rivers; The Chenab exhibited highest concentrations of toxic beyond safe limits JUL 6, 2018 (BE2C2): A China-Pakistan joint study reveals three Pakistani rivers are suffering from substantial water contamination. Potentially toxic elements (PTE) were discovered, sourced […]

Diamer Bhasha Dam Process Jump-Started: Ad Published In Intl Papers For Contractors Prequalification

JUL 5, 2018 (BE2C2): Complying with the Supreme Court order to go ahead with building two new dams on war-footing while promising to raise funds for it even by asking the nation and Pakistanis abroad to donate for their construction, the¬†Water and Power Development Agency (WAPDA) has advertised in international newspapers asking international contractors of […]

Tax Amnesty Evoking Poor Response Due to Creep, Fatigue Cycle

IRSHAD SALIM (JUL 5, 2018): Nearly $6 billion worth of foreign assets have so far been declared under the offshore tax amnesty scheme, with Pakistanis repatriating a sum of about $30 million only. The caretaker government has given one-month extension in the one-time tax writeoff scheme till July 31, with both sides racing against time. […]

U.S. Govt. Using DNA Testing To Reunite 3,000 Migrant Children, Parents

JUL 5, 2018: The US government is using DNA testing to quickly comply with a court deadline to reunite some 3,000 migrant children separated from their parents. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Thursday told reporters hundreds of government employees were using DNA and other information to verify guardianship before reuniting the children […]