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May 24, 2018 9:59 PM Social media users laud FATA's merger with KPK

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday approved the much-awaited merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the decision lauded by social media users. The seven tribal districts -- Bajaur, Khyber, Kurram, Mohmand, North Waziristan, Orakzai and South Waziristan -- are home to some 5 million residents

May 24, 2018 12:00 AM ECP releases final electoral rolls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday released the final electoral rolls (FERs), showing a total of 105.955 million registered voters (with 23 per cent increase), of which 55.9 per cent males and 44.1 per cent females. The total registered voters indicate gender gap between males and females recorded at around 12.5 million

May 24, 2018 12:00 AM Jang Economic Session: PTI’s 100-day plan seems a political stunt: speakers

LAHORE: PTI’s 100-day plan is a good thing but Imran Khan has not explained ways to implement the plan and which team will execute it. It seems a political stunt in ongoing political scenario. These views were expressed by the experts at Jang Economic Session on ‘PTI’s 100-day plan – experts’ opinion’. The panellists were Zahid Mubashir, Altaf Qamar

May 24, 2018 12:00 AM Mepco plans to set up unmanned grid station

MULTAN: The Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) has planned setting up six new grid stations in south Punjab, including one advanced and unmanned grid station in Multan, disclosed the Mepco officials here on Wednesday. At least Rs1.4 billion cost has been estimated on the new grid stations which will remove the complaints on tripping and low voltage

May 23, 2018 1:55 AM Ecnec okays Rs775bn projects one week before govt exit

ISLAMABAD: Almost a week before transfer of power to a caretaker set-up, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved nine development projects worth Rs775 billion. The Ecnec meeting, presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, approved revised costs of two major water sector projects worth Rs523.47bn. It approved

May 23, 2018 12:00 AM Marauding monkeys injure tourists at India’s Taj Mahal

New Delhi: Indian officials on Tuesday urged tourists to steer clear of monkeys after two French visitors were attacked by apes while taking selfies at the Taj Mahal. The tourists were left with bloody scratches and bite marks after being chased and set upon by the monkeys as they took photos at India’s most famous attraction. Footage captured on a mobile 2

May 23, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Imran plagiarised Vision 2025’

ISLAMABAD: The PML-N leaders while ridiculing the 100-day plan given by the PTI chairman Imran Khan termed it simulacrum of Vision-2025 as they said that keeping in view the past record of the PTI government, the new plan was also bound to fail. “The 100-day plan is not based on reality, it is incoherent and incomplete without any planning to generate 3

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM New world tour with massive prize money proposed

LONDON: A new global golf circuit is being planned, multiple sources have confirmed to Reuters, in what would be the biggest upheaval in the professional game in decades. To be named the World Golf Series, the circuit proposed by the British-based World Golf Group has been in the planning stages for more than a year.The group hopes to stage 15-to-20 yearly

May 21, 2018 5:24 PM Khursheed Shah challenges PTI to implement 100-day plan

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader Syed Khursheed Shah said that he would quit politics if PTI chairman Imran Khan implemented his 100-day plan. “This is not a practical plan. At best, this can be called an election gimmick,” Shah said in a statement about PTI’s first 100-day plan. “There should be some reality in election claims. Imran Khan had a province

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Laggard returns filers to miss tax concession

KARACHI: Laggard return filers cannot avail withholding tax concession under a new law introduced for the next fiscal year of 2019, a consultancy firm said on Saturday. Late filers will not be eligible to avail reduced rate of withholding tax rates as their names will not be included in the active taxpayers list (ATL). Presently, income tax is collected