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  • Australian police use pepper spray to stop clashes at anti-immigration rally

    SYDNEY: Australian police fired pepper spray to break up clashes between right-wing nationalists and anti-racism protesters on the streets of Melbourne on Sunday, the latest protest held by anti-immigration groups in the country...

    TV footage showed nationalist protesters holding Australian flags on poles or draped around their shoulders, while opposition protesters held placards with anti-racism messages...

  • Turkey gifts tea-processing plant to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock has sent a latest automatic tea-processing plant to Pakistan as a gift in recognition of the country’s tea-growing efforts...

    Spread over 50 acres, this is Pakistan’s first tea garden where black and green tea is produced...

  • Trump tells Republicans to ‘stop wasting their time’ on immigration

    WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Friday told his fellow Republicans in Congress to “stop wasting their time” on immigration legislation until after November, dismissing his party’s struggle to surmount internal divisions...

    But stubborn differences between conservative and more moderate Republicans in the House have stalled immigration legislation on Capitol Hill, with a vote on a compromise measure delayed until next week... ...

  • Date farming, processing unit being set up in DI Khan

    In this regard, the board has undertaken measures for setting up a modern date farming and processing unit in Dera Ismail Khan...

    About 1,000 acres of land has been identified for investors to establish a modern date farming and processing unit in DI Khan, with the operational capacity of 50 tons a day, said the board’s vice-chairman Senator Mohsin Aziz in a statement here on Wednesday...

  • Processing of animal hides begins at tanneries

    Once inside a factory, the first thing one experienced was the unbearable pungent smell emanating from raw material and chemicals used for processing...

    “Eid has gone but our work has just begun and there is no time for leisure,” said Tariq Zaman, working as a supervisor at the tannery, adding that the process to treat skins had started at his factory receiving material from across the country...

  • CJ directs timely processing of pension cases

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Thursday ordered the Human Rights Cell (HRC) of the Supreme Court to ensure proper and timely compliance with apex court’s directions by public functionaries...

    The directive to the HRC’s director general was issued after it was noted that despite specific directions by the court in the human rights case of 2009 regarding timely processing of pension cases, the court was...

  • ITMS slow processing irks taxpayers

    MULTAN: A number of taxpayers are facing hardships to file their income and sales tax returns for 2014-15 owing to ‘flaws’ in the Integrated Tax Management System (ITMS) and its slow processing...

    The ITMS software was developed to streamline the sales and income tax issues by the Pakistan Revenue Automation System (PRAL)...

  • Growers happy as modern technology of tobacco processing introduced

    SWABI: Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) has introduced a modern way of curing Virginia tobacco on an experimental basis in three districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    They said Sirajul Haq, research and development manager, British American Tobacco (BAT) Bangladesh, and Ghulam Rabani, BAT research officer, during their 10-day stay in Pakistan finalised the plan after visiting different areas...

  • Land being provided for airport, export processing zone in Gwadar: CM

    QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch said on Monday that land was being provided to China for the construction of an international airport and setting up of an export processing zone in Gwadar...

    He said China would establish an export processing zone in Gwadar to make the deep seaport fully functional, adding that China would also build roads which would connect the airport with the export processing zone and...

  • US visa processing back to normal after computer glitch

    WASHINGTON: US visa processing has returned to full strength after hardware problems, the State Department said on Monday, noting that 410,000 visas were issued in a week as officials scrambled to clear a huge backlog...

    The hardware failure had been preventing processing and transmitting the mandatory security-related biometric data checks...

  • Need to upgrade date processing in Sindh

    Dates are put in a huge heated cauldron for half an hour under conventional fruit processing mode that turns freshly plucked dates into chuhara...

    Dates export could be raised to $200m from the current $28m with proper processing and packaging...

  • Australia urged to end processing of refugees

    UNITED NATIONS: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has called upon Australia to end its off-shore processing policy on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Papua New Guinea amid reports of widespread, acute mental distress and attempted suicide by children and young adults...

    There’s no longer time for the Government of Australia to delay or find other solutions, and it’s for that reason that we’re asking people be evacuated today...

  • Mexico will hold US-bound refugees during claims processing, says Trump

    WASHINGTON: Asylum seekers hoping to enter the US via its southern border will have to wait in Mexico while they are assessed, President Donald Trump announced on Saturday, appearing to confirm a report about a bilateral deal published by The Washington Post...

    The move was cautiously welcomed by some refugees currently at the border, even as Mexico’s incoming interior minister Olga Sanchez Cordero, who was quoted by the Post as...
  • US migrant families being flown to border city for processing

    LOS ANGELES: Hundreds of detainees from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities in Texas and elsewhere are being flown to San Diego for processing beginning on Friday, the agency said...

    US President Donald Trump earlier this year declared the immigration influx a national emergency, which allowed him to circumvent Congress to redirect more than $6 billion in funding to start building the border wall that he campaigned on in...

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