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Thursday, July 19th, 2018


Second Look: Deciphering Dawn Opinion Poll On Election 2018

IRSHAD SALIM (JUL 19, 2018): All heads of political parties who bagged more than 55 percent vote in total 2013 elections had charged the polls were rigged alias engineered. The 2013 elections threw up PML-N on top with simple majority in the national assembly — having bagged 35% of all vote counts. PTI, PPP, MQM, PML-F, et al accused of engineered election. But that was May 2013. Fast forward July 2018: Dawn last week conducted an opinion poll — and published its report with disclaimer: “a non-scientific survey” that ranRead More

Terror Hit Pakistan, Nigeria Enhance Cooperation in Counterterrorism, Youth Empowerment, Trade

Pakistan and Nigeria are among 5 nations most impacted by terrorism, the Global Terrorism Index 2016 and 2017 show. JUL 18, 2018: A seven-member delegation of Federal Republic of Nigeria led by its National Institute for Policy & Strategic Studies Director General Jonathan Mela Juma called on Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr Hassan Askari at his office on Tuesday. During the meeting, different matters of mutual interest including promotion of Pakistan-Nigeria relations in different sectors and arrangements of upcoming elections in Pakistan came under discussion. Talking on the occasion, DrRead More

FBR Receives Details of Dubai Properties Owned by Pakistanis

JUL 18, 2018: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has declared that it has received detail information about secret properties and income of Pakistanis in Dubai. The report comes as FBR said this week it has obtained information regarding immovable properties owned by Pakistanis in the United Kingdom (UK). The information has been obtained with the assistance of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and UK tax authorities, said FBR in a brief statement, adding that the information was being analyzed by the board for taking further action. AsRead More

US Defense Firm Lockheed Awarded $451M Contract for Saudi Patrol Ships

JUL 18, 2018: Lockheed Martin out of Baltimore, Maryland, has received a $450.7 million modification to an existing contract for production of four Multi-Mission Surface Combatant ships for the the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Work will be performed in Crozet, Va., Iron Mountain, Michigan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sweden, Great Britain and other locations across the United States. The contract is expected to be completed by October 2025. Foreign military sales funding for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the amount of $226 million will be obligated at time of award .Read More