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Model embroiled in $800k ‘gifts from Saudi king Salman’ mystery


September 14, 2018

Model embroiled in $800k ‘gifts from Saudi king Salman’ mystery Kuwaiti TV host Halima Boland has a sizeable social media presence [Getty] The most beautiful women in the world would be slaves under your feet’ read the message accompanying the extravagant gifts to Kuwaiti TV presenter Halima Boland, purportedly from King Salman Kuwaiti TV presenter and social media star Halima …

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Taliban ready for second round of talks with US


September 13, 2018

0 ISLAMABAD: The Taliban are ready for a second round of talks with the US, possibly this month, which is likely to focus on prisoner exchanges, confidence building measures, and ways to move from back-door meetings to formal negotiations, said Taliban officials in separate interviews in recent days. Speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorised to speak …

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Suspending aid to N-state not done lightly: US


September 13, 2018

WASHINGTON: US National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the decision to suspend military aid to Pakistan was not taken lightly as the Trump administration was fully aware of the consequences of taking such an action against a nuclear weapons state. In his address to a Washington think-tank — the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies — earlier …

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Task force to decide fate of Fata secretariat


September 13, 2018

PESHAWAR: Following the federal government decision to abolish ministry of state and frontier regions the Task Force on tribal areas’ merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is likely to decide the fate of the Civil Secretariat Fata. A source told Dawn that the task force would make the decision about the future of the secretariat and would issue directions for the transfer …

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14 ulema banned from entering Islamabad for two months


September 13, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The capital administration on Wednesday banned the entry of 14 ulema from various schools of thought in order to avoid a law and order situation and the loss of public life and property. A ban was also imposed on the activities of 12 other ulema who are residing in the capital. According to the order, these ulema will not …

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Senate body asks FBR to explain why it introduced new tax tier for cigarettes


September 13, 2018

ISLAMABAD: A Senate special committee on Wednesday said the country needs urgent measures to increase tax collection and directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to explain why it introduced a third tier of federal excise duty on cigarettes within 10 days. “All doors open towards the FBR and the worst part is that the country has started to face …

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Private medical, dental colleges agree to cut revised fee by Rs50,000


September 13, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Association of Private Medical and Dental Institutions (Pami) on Wednesday agreed to reduce agreed on medical and dental college fee by Rs50,000. The decision was taken on the intervention of Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who also said that it would be better to give colleges time to fulfill requirements rather than closing them down. Last month, …

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Five companies submit bids for Diamer Basha Dam


September 13, 2018

LAHORE: The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) finally received on Wednesday pre-qualification bids from five joint ventures led by the international companies / groups for the construction of main reservoir and appurtenant structures of the 4,500MW Diamer Basha Dam. Wapda also decided to establish its own consultant group by December this year that would assist it in initiating commencement …

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MNA Abid Raza acquittal: LHC appoints amicus curiae on compromise in murder case


September 13, 2018

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench on Wednesday appointed a criminal law expert as amicus curiae (friend of court) to decide the legal point whether an offense under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 was compoundable (reconcilable). The bench headed by Justice Sardar Shamim Khan was hearing a matter regarding acquittal of PML-N MNA Chaudhry Abid Raza Kotla …

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