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  • Authorities ask tribal clan to pay for Taliban crimes

    Tribal leaders of the Sipah clan in Khyber tribal district say local government officials have asked them to pay the government a large sum before hundreds of displaced Sipah families can be allowed back to their villages, which they left after a local extremist leader began a violent campaign 12 years ago...

    Authorities want the clan to pay for the attacks attributed to Mangal Bagh, a member of Sipah who leads the militant faction...

  • Thailand’s ousted Shinawatra clan defies junta with publicity drive

    BANGKOK: Former Thai prime ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck are cranking up their promotional machines to reconnect with supporters in apparent defiance of the military that toppled their governments...

    The publicity drive, which includes a cooking display by Yingluck Shinawatra and the distribution of free books, could signal the family’s intention to one day return to power, one expert said
  • Pakistan adopting a regressive tax system, says economist

    KARACHI: “The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has fallen apart,” said economist Prof Dr Hafeez Pasha while speaking at a seminar on the provincial budgets of Pakistan on Tuesday...

    Held at the Applied Economics Research Centre, University of Karachi, the seminar covered different areas of concerns with regards to Pakistan’s economic policy, especially in the context of the current budgets announced for the financial year 2015-16... ...

  • Pakistan Railways to introduce solar-powered traffic signalling system

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Railways was informed on Thursday that Pakistan Railways would shortly introduce a modern solar-powered traffic signalling system, under which there would be an alarm system to alert train drivers of any activity on the track within a distance of 3...

    He said that with the lease of 34 acres to the DHA, Pakistan Railways would have to realign its 140km-long track...

  • Comment: No change of guard but system revamp can salvage Pakistan hockey

    Change of guard in the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) alone will not solve the ongoing crisis confronting the game and it is imperative to revamp the system for Pakistan to make a comeback into the leading hockey playing nations...

    A lot has been said and written over Pakistan’s failure to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics with just about everyone putting the entire blame on the PHF, the team management and the players without...

  • Points system to be implemented in England-Pakistan series

    Following Sri Lanka, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) too, agreed in principle to a proposal from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to implement a points system for their upcoming tour which kicks off later this summer...

    The proposal came in after a successful implementation of the points system for the last three Women’s Ashes series...

  • Moody’s lifts Pakistan banking system outlook

    ISLAMABAD: Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday changed the outlook for the Pakistan banking system to stable from negative, reflecting the improvement in the country’s economic growth prospects...

    Take a look: Moody’s warns of impact from China slowdown Moody’s forecasts Pakistan’s real GDP will expand by 4...

  • Vaughan slams points system against Pakistan, Sri Lanka

    LONDON: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has labelled plans to introduce a points system for the upcoming home series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka as a “nonsense”...

    But in order to give bilateral series more “context”, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are holding talks with their Sri Lankan and Pakistani counterparts about a system where points will be awarded for Tests, ODIs and T20s, with an overall winner then...

  • The poor state of Pakistan’s healthcare system

    Pakistan signed off on the MDGs in 2000, however, despite all the rhetoric around policy, budgetary and implementation commitments, and subsequent efforts, the country’s track record fell short of the targets, placing it next to those nations ranked the lowest in the Human Development Index...

    As signatory, Pakistan is committed to aligning its development agenda towards low-carbon pathways over the next 15 years...

  • Rains begin to fall all over Sindh as monsoon system enters Pakistan through Bay of Bengal

    Moderate to heavy rains have started to fall in the entire Sindh province since Friday night as a monsoon system from the Bay of Bengal entered Pakistan and according to the Met office the system will unleash its fury mainly in Sindh and Balochistan in the next two days...

    “A monsoon system built up in the Bay of Bengal has entered Sindh from Rajasthan and will cause widespread moderate to heavy rains, particularly in central and...

  • Explainer: Decoding Pakistan's prison class system

    However, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government in its latest move has decided to withdraw provision of ‘A class’ jail facilities to these under-trial prisoners...

    What is the prisoner class system?According to the Pakistan Prisons Rules 1978, convicted prisoners are classified into superior class; ordinary class; and political class...

  • Pakistan's delicate health system braces for Covid-19 peak

    With hospitals overwhelmed and a sharp rise in the number of deaths, Pakistan's delicate health system is bracing for an imminent peak of novel coronavirus cases...

    Government officials claim the situation is "under control," but health authorities believe the already stretched health system is unable to handle the lurking influx of Covid-19 patients...

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