Pakistan

Rights abuses in held Kashmir threaten world peace, Pakistan tells UN

Rights abuses in held Kashmir threaten world peace, Pakistan tells UN

NEW YORK: Pakistan on Friday told the UN General Assembly that sanctioned violations of human rights in Indian-occupied Kashmir, and the tension between the two arch-rival neighbours continued to pose an ever-present threat to international peace and security. Urging the Security Council to implement its resolutions to resolve the dispute, …

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1,194 new Covid-19 infections, 57 more deaths: NCOC

1,194 new Covid-19 infections, 57 more deaths: NCOC

ISLAMABAD: The nation on Friday registered 1,194 new coronavirus cases, the National Command and Operation Center said on Saturday. The NCOC said in a statement that the number of overall cases had risen to 939,931, including 875,581 recoveries. A total of 42,717 active cases are under treatment across the country, …

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Punjab to block phones of the unvaccinated

Punjab to block phones of the unvaccinated

LAHORE: Punjab said Friday it will block the mobile phones of people refusing to get Covid-19 jabs, in the latest move to penalise the unvaccinated in a country where only a fraction of the population has been inoculated. It comes after Sindh said civil servants who refuse to be vaccinated …

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Govt allocates Rs1168bn for grants in budget 2021-22

Govt allocates Rs1168bn for grants in budget 2021-22

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has allocated Rs1168 billion for grants in the budget for fiscal year 2021-22. According to the budget documents, the government will give Rs106 billion as grant to Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan, and Rs107 billion to Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan.. The government …

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Govt proposes Rs264bn in new taxes in the budget 2021-22

Govt proposes Rs264bn in new taxes in the budget 2021-22

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has proposed Rs264 billion in new taxes in the budget for the fiscal year 2021-22. Federal Board of Revenue member Tarique Chaudhry informed that FBR has proposed new policy measures in income as well as sales tax and federal excise duty. FBR proposed Rs52 billion new …

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