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  • Student documentaries describe tax system as anti-poor

    Emphasising the need to broaden the tax base, Ambassador of Netherlands, Jeannette Seppen, believed that Pakistan should devise a mechanism where people with low earnings should have to pay less taxes while those with higher or multiple sources of income made to pay more...

  • SC asked to disallow use of Islamic terms to describe politicians

    Judgement in Panama Papers case did not consider PM’s oath, points out petitioner“Can the title of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) be used as a label by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)?” the petition asked, adding that no individual could be declared sadiq simply by correctly declaring his material assets in the nomination papers...

  • Witnesses describe 'hell' of Taiwan water park blast

    TAIPEI: Witnesses described the scene at a Taiwan water park as “hell” after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd, with authorities putting the number of injured at more than 500 on Sunday, almost 200 of them seriously...

    The number of those injured in the blast late Saturday, which came as coloured powder being sprayed on the partygoers ignited, more than doubled as authorities began to track down victims who had taken themselves to...
  • Trump uses slur to describe immigrants from Haiti, Africa

    President Donald Trump reportedly lashed out in a Thursday meeting with lawmakers about immigration reform, demanding to know why the US should accept citizens from what he called "s***hole" countries...

    The comments, first reported by The Washington Post, sparked anger among Democrats, and revived questions about Trump's tendency to make racially charged remarks
  • Imran invokes Rand to describe state of economy

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday shared the words of a renowned Russian-American writer, which in his view aptly describe the state in which the national economy was when the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf formed its government at the Centre...

    In a post on Twitter, Mr Khan said: “This is so apt for the Pakistan inherited by the PTI government...

  • Activists describe life under lockdown in occupied Kashmir as grim

    Since independence from British rule and partition in 1947, India and Pakistan have fought two wars over their rival claims to Kashmir, with each left controlling part of the region...

    The Indian side has seen several uprisings, including a bloody armed rebellion launched in 1989 to demand independence or a merger with Pakistan...

  • Prosecutors describe racist slur as Ahmaud Arbery lay dying

    A special prosecutor for the state of Georgia in United States said on Thursday that evidence in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery shows that the young black man was repeatedly boxed in by two pickup trucks as he desperately tried to escape...

    The lead Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent in the case testified that the white driver of the first pickup, Travis McMichael, finally got out and shot Arbery in the chest, the first of three shots...
  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

  • Round 2: All eyes on Pakistan to pull a Pakistan against India

    In the previous outing between these two on Wednesday, Pakistan were horrible to watch, failing miserably in what was a lop-sided eight-wicket defeat...

    Read: 5 takeaways from Pakistan's predictable meltdown against IndiaIn the game against Afghanistan days later, they regressed more, and were quite possibly the worst version of themselves...

  • Large contingent would have fetched more medals for Pakistan: Pakistan Olympic Association

    LAHORE: Needless reduction in the number of athletes in Pakistan’s contingent by Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for the ongoing 13th South Asian Games in Nepal has affected Pakistan’s chances of winning more medals in the mega event...

    In a press release, the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) stated on Friday that while small countries like the host Nepal (596 athletes), Sri Lanka (564 athletes), Bangladesh (470 athletes) and India (487...

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