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Amnesty scheme

April 10, 2018

With merely weeks remaining before the caretaker setup takes over from the incumbent government, has announced tax reforms aimed at clamping down on tax evaders. The key points of the Prime Minister’s tax reform package cum amnesty scheme mean that CNIC numbers will be made NTN numbers to monitor tax compliance...

Pakistan witnessed fewer militant attacks in 2017 as compared to previous years despite political turmoil, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said in its annual World Report released recently. The report said that although Pakistan witnessed fewer attacks by militants than in previous years, scores of people were killed in attacks primarily targeting law enforcement officials...

Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed on achieving the common aim of regional security through connectivity. The understanding came during delegation level talks between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Friday. Prime Minister discussed a variety of issues such as counter-terror cooperation, the regional situation in South...

Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed on Friday, across the country, in both sides of Kashmir and all over the world to condemn the ongoing Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir and to express support to the Kashmiris in their just struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination. The decision to observe the Solidarity Day was taken by the Federal...

We never learn

April 6, 2018

The media attention the brutal rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in Kasur garnered earlier this year should have been a watershed moment on the grave issue of child abuse in Pakistan. However, unfortunately there seems little improvement with regards to the issue. According to a recent newspaper report, no less than 12 child abuse cases have so far surfaced in Kasur...

A debate was initiated in the country last year when Milli Muslim League (MML), which enjoys the approval of the chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), Hafiz Muhammad Saeed announced to take part in the elections. It was topic of hot discussion that should the parties associated with the extremist outfits, which have been declared terrorists by United Nations, be allowed to enter...

Israeli forces killed 17 Palestinians last week during a demonstration on its border with Gaza. The Palestinian authority revealed that Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli forces as thousands marched near Gaza’s border with Israel in a major demonstration marking the 42nd anniversary of Land Day. Protesters were gathered to register protest against the...

Indian brutality

April 3, 2018

Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir is nothing new. Despite claiming itself to be a secular state, the Indian government has been unleashing terror on the innocent Kashmiris for decades. However, over the recent few years the brutality of Indian forces has increased many folds as their frustration grows at the resilience of Kashmiris who refuse to back down from...

Senate controversy

April 2, 2018

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after losing the race to appoint their favoured candidates to the top Senate has started a new round allegations against Mir Mohammad Sadiq Sanjrani, the recently elected Chairman Senate. The allegations and taunts against Sanjrani have primarily come from none other than Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The Prime Minister,...

Ball-tempering saga

April 1, 2018

The infamous ball-tempering incident during the third Test between Australia and South Africa has sent shockwaves across the cricketing world. During the Cape Town Test match cameraman captured the images when young opener of Australia Cameron Bancroft took a yellow object out of his pocket while fielding in the post-lunch session and appearing to rub it on the ball. Later,...

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