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Tuesday, September 25th, 2018


UN Speech: Trump Rejects Globalism; Names ‘Good’ and ‘Not So Good’ Places

SEP 25, 2018: US President Donald Trump today spoke at the UN General Assembly in New York and mentioned good places according to him being: India, Saudi Arabia and Poland. Not Good places according to Trump were: Iran, friends of Iran, Nicaragua, Germany, China, OPEC countries, Syria, countries that don’t respect America. Places Trump did not name or speak about was Russia. Trump attacked the Iranian leadership, accusing it of sowing “chaos, death and destruction” across the Middle East and said the Iranian leaders “want to meet,” but he’s notRead More

Opposition Questions PM Khan’s Statement on Citizenship for Afghan, Bengali Refugees

SEP 25, 2018: Some lawmakers on Tuesday sought clarification on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement earlier this month regarding granting citizenship to people of Bengali and Afghan parentage who were born in Pakistan. The issue was raised jointly by opposition party PPP and one of the government allies, the Balochistan National Party (BNP), through a call to attention notice in the assembly session. Criticizing the statement, PPP’s Nafeesa Shah termed the premier’s statement “insensitive” and said that PM Khan had “failed to take the feelings of the locals” of KarachiRead More

Money Whitening Scheme on Property Purchases Documents Black Money Worth $1.9 Billion

SEP 25, 2018: A money whitening scheme allowed on property purchase has documented black money worth Rs230 billion (US$1.9 billion) till end of the last fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. The money has been whitened during December 2016 through June 2018. The government on December 02, 2016 through amendment by inserting a new section 236W to Income Tax Ordinance, 2001, had approved the immunity and allowed investments in immovable property to document their money at the rate of 3 percent. The declarer of concealed income was also granted immunityRead More