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  • Turkish parliament approves presidential system, seen strengthening Erdogan

    The Turkish parliament has backed a plan to strengthen the powers of the presidency, paving the way for a referendum on the issue in spring which, if passed, could allow President Tayyip Erdogan to stay in office until 2029...

    Erdogan says the reform will provide stability in the European Union (EU) candidate country at a time of turmoil and prevent a return to the fragile coalitions of the past
  • UAE for strengthening economic ties with Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Hamad Oba­id Alzaabi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates said that Pakistan and UAE should develop a 10-year roadmap to benefit from potential areas of mutual cooperation and the UAE wanted to further enhance trade relations with Pakistan as both countries have great scope to promote trade in many areas...

    Addressing the business community at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday, he said that...

  • How the local government elections are strengthening democracy in Pakistan

    Over the years, political scientists have used terms like patronage politics, vote banks and biradari system to implicate elections in South Asia as not quite as ‘democratic’ as in liberal democracies, where presumably rational voters exercise their individual right to choose their representatives...

    Local elections are better laboratories for the civic education of people and the strengthening of democracy...

  • Pakistan’s B3 rating reflects strengthening growth: Moody’s

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s B3 issuer rating is a sign of strengthening economic growth and progress on structural reforms against a relatively high government debt burden and political risks, the credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service said on Wednesday...

    The agency made this assessment in its just-released Credit Analysis ‘Government of Pakistan — B3 Stable’, which looks at the country’s credit profile in terms of economic strength...

  • Grilled fast food for the health conscious

    As per young proprietor Umair Ijaz, the idea of GYM stemmed from his own need for healthy, grilled food that he could have as fast food that he couldn’t find anywhere in Lahore...

    He insists the food he serves is not only for the fitness conscious who hit a gym every day, but for anyone who wishes to eat healthy, hygienic, grilled fast food with nutrients because “it’s 2017 and about time people started watching what they were...

  • Court asks officers to come up with plans for strengthening river dyke

    LARKANA: The Larkana circuit bench of the Sindh High Court on Thursday directed chief engineer of Sukkur barrage’s right bank, superintendent engineer of western Sindh circle and executive engineer of northern Dadu division to appear in court on May 10 along with plans for strengthening weak points along the Hakra ferry point dyke of the Indus River...

    The petitioner feared if the strengthening work was not carried out immediately and...

  • Strengthening provincial GST authorities

    Furthermore, these are also classified as services in Pakistan’s customs tariff and were adopted in the Federal Excise Act 2005...

    For streamlined practices in regimes like BTB, audit, enforcement and system-based oversight, the sharing of data between provincial revenue authorities and the FBR is inevitable...

  • US Fed chief says case for rate hike strengthening

    WASHINGTON: Justifications for an interest rate increase in the United States have grown in recent months, US Fed chief Janet Yellen said Friday...

    In an address to a central banking symposium at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Yellen took note of strong job growth, saying gradual increases in the Fed’s benchmark rate in the coming years should be expected
  • World Bank approves $188m loan for Guddu Barrage strengthening

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank approved on Friday a $188 million loan for consolidation of Guddu Barrage, the most strategic component of the Indus Basin irrigation system...

    International Develop­ment Association, the low-interest arm of World Bank, approved the funding to increase the barrage’s lease of life by another 50 years, besides strengthening the Sindh Irrigation Depart­ment’s capacity to operate and manage barrages...

  • ‘Auto industry crucial for strengthening economy’

    LAHORE: The local automotive industry continues to play a crucial role in strengthening the national economy and elevating Pakistan’s image as a progressive country with a strong industrial base, said Engineering Development Board CEO Tariq Chaudhry on Friday...

    Inaugurating the three-day Pakistan Auto Show (PAS) 2016, organised by the Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) at the Expo Centre,...

  • Strengthening ties with Romania

    The banquette room in Islamabad Club became a festive place when ‘Friends of Romania’ held a dinner the day before the eve of the first day of Ramazan...

    The Friendship Association’s president, Shahla Isayeva, and her husband, Chaudhry Anees Iqbal, chairman, had come from Lahore specifically for the event
  • Centre not fulfilling its responsibility of strengthening dykes, says Qaim

    SUKKUR: Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that strengthening of flood protective bunds is a responsibility of the federal government but it had provided meagre funds to the Sindh for the purpose...

    “The funds provided to Sindh for the strengthening of bunds are just peanuts considering the expenditure being incurred but the provincial government spends a huge amount of money from its kitty to avoid loss of life and...

  • Independent judiciary guarantees strengthening of democracy: CJ

    “Social development, prosperity and strengthening of democracy in any society depends on complete justice, independent judiciary, peace and rule of law,” the chief justice said while speaking at a full court reference held in the Supreme Court in honour of Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany on reaching superannuation...

    Chief Justice Jamali, Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Pakistan Bar Council...

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