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Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: While pointing out and appreciating the fact that key economic indicators have improved during the last two years, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has impressed upon his financial managers to focus on providing maximum relief to the common ...
 
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Numan Wahab
LAHORE: Enraged lawyers kept protesting throughout the country for the second day on Tuesday against the killing of their two colleagues in Daska. The lawyers’ community took out rallies and offered Ghaibana Namaz-e-Janaza in different cities, ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARACHI: Six suspected terrorists were killed by paramilitary soldiers in raids conducted in Mominabad and Orangi Town on Tuesday, while an alleged Baloch Liberation Army militant was gunned down in Old Golimar.
Addressing a media briefing at ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: The huge amount of over US$129 million dollars, which was spent in the name of tax reforms during the last decade, has gone down the drain with the tax-to-GDP ratio showing a decline instead of an improvement besides the ‘reforms’ being ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Envisaging a GDP growth of 5.5 percent and inflation of six percent for the next budget, the Annual Plan Coordination Committee (APCC) has cleared a development outlay of Rs1,418 billion, including Rs580 billion for the federal share and ...
 
 
Salis bin Perwaiz
KARACHI: The Corporate Crime Circle of the Federal Investigation Agency lodged a fraud and forgery case against the Axact CEO Shoaib Shaikh in the small hours of Wednesday.
Talking to The News, Director FIA Sindh Shahid Hayat confirmed the ...
 
 
Murtaza Ali Shah
LONDON: An Axact-linked college had its sponsor’s licence revoked by the Home Office in 2012 but it brazenly continues to sell degrees through its website using plagiarised images and words, pictures of beautiful women and men in sharp suits – and ...
 
 
Monitoring report
KARACHI: Those who resigned from Bol TV after the interior minister’s announcement to seek help from the FBI in the Axact scandal, included Wajahat Saeed Khan.
In his article published on a social website, Saeed said he should have known that ...
 
 
Noor Aftab
ISLAMABAD: The feasibility report of highly ambitious train service linking Islamabad and Muzaffarabad via Murree is nearing completion and it would soon be presented to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for allocation of funds for the project that would ...
 
 
Monitoring report
KARACHI: One may find three or four shortcomings in a fraud.
The first one is that you will see such people making tall claims and being arrogant in their conversation.
In Axact’s case, it has come to fore that the company has not earned ...
 
 

KARACHI: Saleem Qureshi, an employee of Axact, had appeared in a US court as responsible for all matters in a case against Belford University. He had denied his affiliation with Axact in a statement but Geo News approached his residence. He is, in ...
 
 

LALAMUSA: PPP secretary information Ch Qamar Zaman Kaira on Tuesday condemned the killings of two lawyers in Daska. Talking to newsmen at Dera Kaira, Kaira said that the incident was very painful and full of sorrow. ...
 
 
our correspondent
SUKKUR: Four people including two brothers were killed in separate accidents.
Reports said that a car bound for Khairpur Nathan Shah from Nawab Shah, went out of control and collided with an electric pole on Miani Road near Moro in which Deedar ...
 
 

NAWABSHAH: Tuesday remained another hot day for city when the mercury soar to 48 degrees Celsius.
In addition, the citizens faced 10 to 16 hours load shedding, making it difficult for them to bear the heat. Most people were forced to remain ...
 
 
Syeda Mazhar
The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a development megaproject which aims to connect Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan to China’s northwestern autonomous region of Xinjiang, via a network of highways, railways and pipelines to ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Tuesday remarked that parliament has changed more than half of the Constitution in the 18th Amendment, arguing that the legislature had no authority to do it as it was a law making legislature and not a ...
 
 

LAHORE: As many as 11 death row convicts were sent to the gallows in different jails of the country on early Tuesday morning.
Two death row inmates were hanged in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail in Tuesday. Convicted murderers, Shakeel, killed a man ...
 
 
our correspondents
LAHORE: While Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) activists held demonstrations against the lawyers killing in Daska, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said he was deeply grieved at the deaths in police firing and firing by ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: The Judicial Commission probing the alleged systematic rigging in the 2013 general elections has convened a meeting today to chalk out the procedure for retrieving the Form 15 and has summoned officials of the Election Commission for ...
 
 
News Desk
NEW DELHI: Undeterred by the controversy over his earlier “terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists” remark, Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has asserted that he will go to “any extent” to protect India and those who ...
 
 

LAHORE: Shoaib Malik hit his first century in six years to help Pakistan outbat Zimbabwe in the first day-night international by 41 runs in Lahore on Tuesday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Malik, playing his first one-dayer after ...
 
 

KABUL: Sporadic bursts of gunfire and heavy explosions rocked a diplomatic district of the Afghan capital late Tuesday, with police saying a guesthouse is believed to be the target of the ongoing attack.
“An unknown number of armed men have ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday wrote to the Election Commission of Pakistan, requesting for adjournment of hearing in a petition about alleged irregularities and violation of rules in handling of the party funds for at least ...