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February 20, 2018 8:06 AM Abid Boxer extradited to Pakistan

Abid Boxer, an absconding officer of Punjab Police, who allegedly killed hundreds of prisoners by staging fake encounters at the behest of high authorities 20 years ago, has been extradited to Pakistan days after his arrest abroad, Geo News reported on Tuesday. Federal government had issued red warrants for Abid Boxer on the request of the Punjab government

February 20, 2018 12:00 AM Telcos deposit Rs27.5bln withholding taxes in July-January

KARACHI: Withholding tax collection on mobile phone usage slipped two percent to Rs27.5 billion during the first seven months of the current fiscal year of 2017/18 owing to reduction in tax rate, officials said on Monday. Withholding tax collection by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on the account amounted to Rs28.06 billion in the corresponding period

February 20, 2018 12:00 AM Guards retake control of Brazilian prison

RIO DE JANEIRO: The last of 18 hostages seized in a prison riot near Rio de Janeiro have been freed and guards have retaken control of the facility, officials said. The uprising in the overcrowded prison began on Sunday and was quelled after a few hours, the state penitentiary administration said in a statement late on Sunday. Eight guards and 10 inmates

February 19, 2018 12:00 AM Lawyers, civil society protest for judges’ family protection

KARACHI: Legal fraternity and civil society demanded for foolproof security for a family of two serving judges, one retired judge and a senior lawyer, under attack from last three years and has lost the lives of three family members in a feud with another clan. Servants of Sindh (SoS) a human rights organisation comprised of writers, intellectuals, educationists 2

February 17, 2018 12:00 AM Minister inaugurates furniture fair

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Industries and Production Arshad Laghari on Friday inaugurated the three-day Pakistan Lifestyle and Furniture Expo organised by Furniture Pakistan. Laghari said the exhibition will provide the younger designers and architects to see the market trends and display their own work alongside that of more established professionals 2

February 17, 2018 12:00 AM Customs launches online solution

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs on Friday successfully launched the online solution for duty and tax payment for goods clearance. In this regard User Acceptance Test (UAT) of e-payments was conducted at the Custom House, Karachi where first goods declaration was processed successfully and duty and taxes were paid through the online system. Federal Board of Revenue 2

February 17, 2018 12:00 AM Foreign accounts, properties: No one can be tried by obtaining info under OECD

ISLAMABAD: Under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Treaty (OECD), any member country cannot prosecute its citizens on the basis of information received regarding properties and bank accounts abroad, The News has learnt. Sources in the FBR confided in this correspondent that being a member of OECD, all member countries are bound 2

February 16, 2018 6:18 AM 'Mentally disturbed' Florida suspect confesses to carrying out shooting that killed 17

The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation's deadliest school shootings and carried extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff's department report released on Thursday. Nikolas Cruz told investigators that he shot students in the hallways and on the grounds 2

February 16, 2018 5:51 AM 'No more sympathy': SC issues contempt notice to absconding Rao Anwar after deadline expires

There was no sign of Rao Anwar on Friday morning as the Supreme Court began hearing the Naqeebullah Mehsud extra-judicial killing case. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, after waiting for the absconding police official for about an hour, issued a contempt of court notice to Anwar and directed all law enforcement agencies to locate him. He also ordered 10

February 16, 2018 12:00 AM Trio held in Malaysia soccer fixing probe

KUALA LUMPUR: Two Malaysian football players and a bookmaker have been detained on suspicion of match-fixing after a shock loss in the country’s second-tier league, an official said Thursday. The trio, who included a defender and midfielder playing for Sarawak on Borneo island, were arrested by anti-corruption authorities Wednesday, the Football Association 2