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June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Bilawal inherited assets from family, clarifies PPP

KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has submitted income tax returns of the last three years with his nomination papers and all the properties and businesses declared by him have been inherited from his family. This was stated by Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, spokesman to the PPP Chairman, while reacting to reports

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Punjab Food Authority team attacked in Murree

MURREE: A Punjab Food Authority (PFA) team, headed by Director-General Food Authority Noorul Amin Mengal, was attacked and held hostage near Murree, Geo News reported on Saturday evening. The team was ultimately rescued by the police. The PFA team was attacked after raiding a five-star hotel in Bhurban near Murree, the hotel staff first threatened the team and then held them hostage

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Erdogan, rival Ince trade blows on eve of crunch Turkey polls

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival Muharrem Ince on Saturday traded blows in mass rallies on the final day of campaigning for Turkey´s most fiercely contested elections in years. Turks vote on Sunday in snap twin presidential and parliamentary elections called by Erdogan one-and-a-half years ahead of schedule, with the president

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Tax amnesty scheme: SBP unveils guidelines for investment in dollars-denominated bonds

KARACHI: The central bank on Saturday unveiled the procedures for individuals who want to invest their undeclared liquid local or foreign assets into dollars-denominated bonds, as the deadline for the tax amnesty scheme is fast approaching. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said it will open a subsidiary general ledger account of the taxpayer after receiving

June 23, 2018 3:13 AM Qureshi vs Tareen: PTI stalwarts trade barbs

MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday took jibe at party’s former secretary general Jahangir Tareen, saying; "I am not insane to compete with Tareen," he was quoted by Geo News as saying. The new episode of differences between two PTI stalwarts came to surface when party faces an uphill task of resolving

June 23, 2018 12:00 AM Refugee returns to Syria must be coordinated with UN: Merkel

BEIRUT: The return of Syrian refugees to their homeland can only happen in coordination with the United Nations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday during her two-day visit to Lebanon. Refugee returns have been a hot-button issue in Lebanon, a small country that has the world´s highest number of refugees per capita. "We want to contribute

June 21, 2018 12:00 AM Over 2,700 candidates facing multiple charges

ISLAMABAD: In Pakistan’s democracy, corruption, money laundering, rape, murder and criminal charges really can pay. Yes, because around 2,715 out of around 21,482 candidates running for 1,070 seats in the Provincial Assemblies (PAs) as well as the National Assembly (NA) elections face corruption, criminal, rape, dual nationality, money laundering, extortion 1

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM LCCI concerned over statements

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has expressed concern on the issuance of statements on economic issues by those who have zero knowledge about and they are just confusing the policymakers, a statement said on Tuesday. LCCI President Malik Tahir Javaid said that remarks on all economic issues should be given by sector-specific

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM No data leaked: Nadra

ISLAMABAD: National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Tuesday overtly dismissed allegations of data leakage while terming them reckless. As per details, Nadra officials addressed a presser in the federal capital on Tuesday. The data of even a single citizen had not been shared from any platform. “We are not here to reject or verify statements

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey begins mly patrols around Syria’s Manbij

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Monday said it had started military patrols in an area around the Kurdish-held city of Manbij in northern Syria, in line with an agreement with the United States to scale down tensions in the region. The Turkish army said in a statement that “patrol activities had begun” between Manbij and an area it controls after a 2016-2017 military 1