Daily Archives: September 17, 2018

Senate body to take up cases of Pakistanis jailed abroad


September 17, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights will take up the issue of Pakistanis languishing in jails of foreign countries. Thousands of such individuals need legal assistance. Last month, the Senate had a debate on the issue of Pakistani citizens imprisoned in various countries in the Middle East. The Senate also discussed the case of 594 Pakistanis in Indian …

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Pakistan is missing the boat on seafood exports


September 17, 2018

Pakistan’s fish and seafood exports can easily fetch a billion dollars a year. Our fisheries sector can contribute more to agricultural GDP if authorities come up with a result-oriented revival plan. Currently, seafood exports remain less than half a billion dollars and the share of fisheries in agricultural GDP is 1.8 per cent. It’s not that the previous governments have …

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Businesses hold breath as govt mulls policy options


September 17, 2018

The voters’ swing towards the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in 2018 won the party massive support in business circles. Repositioning itself, the corporate sector celebrated the appointment of former business executive Asad Umar as finance minister. Can this support stand the test of the mini-budget expected to be tabled in parliament this week? Business leaders showed unusual empathy for the government …

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Independent valuation presented to PCB, PSL franchises


September 17, 2018

LAHORE: The Pakistan Super League is all set to grow bigger and better as the league approaches the sale of its next rights cycle. The PSL franchise representatives and PCB officials met at the National Cricket Academy earlier on Sunday in order to review independent valuations of various commercial rights. Representatives of Lagardere Sports, world-renowned sports consultants, presented the valuations. …

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West Ham enjoy first success, Burnley remain winless


September 17, 2018

LONDON: Andriy Yarmolenko scored twice on his first start for West Ham United as they climbed off the foot of the English Premier League table with a 3-1 win away to Everton on Sunday. It was the Hammers’ first league win under manager Manuel Pellegrini, whose four previous top-flight games in charge of the east London club at the start …

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Alvarez downs Golovkin for middleweight title


September 17, 2018

LAS VEGAS: Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fought 24 rounds in the space of a year, with little to pick between them. When the scorecards were totalled on Saturday night, though, the judges crowned a new middleweight champion of the world but just barely. Alvarez won the 160-pound titles held by Golovkin by the narrowest of margins, taking a …

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Babar sets up title clash with Asif Toba after spectacular comeback


September 17, 2018

KARACHI: Second seed Babar Masih set-up a title clash with unseeded Mohammad Asif Toba after beating top seed and defending champion Mohammad Asif in the semi-final of the third national ranking snooker championship at the Karachi Gymkhana billiards hall on Sunday. In a spectacular comeback, Babar came from the jaws of defeat from 1-5 down to post a 6-5 victory …

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Murad to present nine months budget in Sindh Assembly today


September 17, 2018

KARACHI: Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah will set a rare example on Monday (today) when he will be delivering a second speech of a single fiscal year’s budget to seek approval from the newly elected assembly for the remaining nine months of 2018-19. Mr Shah’s previous government that ended on May 31 had presented a full year’s budget before …

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Zero conviction rate at lone functional anti-encroachment court


September 17, 2018

KARACHI: The conviction rate remained zero per cent in the special anti-encroachment court (AEC) in Karachi — the lone special court functioning in the province — that acquitted all the nominated suspects in the last eight months, it emerged on Sunday. Three special anti-encroachment courts were set up in the province: one each at Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur. However, judicial …

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MQM-P says PM agreed on audit of 5pc census blocks in Karachi


September 17, 2018

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has agreed to an independent audit of five per cent of census blocks in Karachi and Hyderabad to address reservations of various sides on the provisional results of the sixth population census, a top leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) claimed on Sunday. A six-member delegation of the MQM-P called on the prime minister …

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