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  • Pressure grows on Iraqi Kurds to scrap independence vote

    Iraq's Kurds faced mounting international pressure on Friday, including from neighbouring Iran, to call off an independence referendum that the UN Security Council warned was potentially destabilising...

    It came ahead of a press conference on Saturday at which Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani is expected to announce whether the vote will go ahead as planned on Monday in the autonomous region
  • Iraqi Kurd head resists pressure to scrap independence vote

    ARBIL: Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani insisted on Friday that a controversial Sept 25 independence referendum for his autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq will go ahead, even as last-minute negotiations aimed to change his mind...

    Iraq’s Kurds have faced mounting international pressure, including from neighbouring Iran and Turkey, to call off the referendum that the UN Security Council has warned was potentially destabilising
  • Pakistan Steel stopped from selling scrap

    ISLAMABAD: In what appeared to be a last blow, the Privatisation Commission has stopped Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) from selling its scrap and product inventory being used to meet day-to-day expenses...

    “PSM may refrain from sale of any inventory, including scrap and strictly adhere to the content of my letter of Jan 14, 2016,” wrote chairman privatization Mohammad Zubair to the secretary of Industries and Production...

  • HRW wants govt to scrap new INGO regulations

    ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Watch has urged the government to immediately withdraw new regulations that will severely restrict operations by international non-governmental organisations in the country...

    The “Policy for Regulation of INGOs in Pakistan,” announced early this month will worsen the already deteriorating working climate for international humanitarian and human rights groups, the HRW said in a statement on Wednesday
  • UAE to scrap fuel subsidies from August

    DUBAI: Leading oil producer the United Arab Emirates will scrap subsidies on petrol and diesel from August to cut spending as low crude prices hit revenues, the energy ministry said on Wednesday...

    “The decision to scrap subsidies was taken to support state finances, rationalise fuel consumption and protect natural resources and the environment,” the ministry said...

  • Civil society urges govt to scrap cybercrime bill for violating human rights

    ISLAMABAD: A joint statement from international and domestic civil society organisations on Tuesday expressed serious concerns on the ‘Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015’ – currently awaiting debate in the National Assembly – and demanded the bill be scrapped along with initiation of a “process of creating a new bill that reflects international human rights standards and respects the Constitution of Pakistan...

    ”The statement...
  • Police seize textbooks from scrap dealer

    An official told Dawn that police arrested scrap dealer Qadeer and recovered huge quantity of books meant for government school students...

    He said that police were investigating the matter and the scrap dealer told police that he would recognise the schoolteacher, who sold the books to him...

  • Nine workers suffer burns in ‘scrap explosion’

    GUJRANWALA: As many as nine labourers suffered burn injuries on Monday when a dud exploded in scrap at a steel mill in Muafiwala here on Sialkot Road...

    Reports said labourers were working in Haroon Steel Mills when an explosion took place in scrap as a result Hamza, Farooq, Irfan, Asad, Waqas, Arshed, Abdul Rehman, Shahid and Ahmad Yar suffered burns...

  • Australia scrap Bangladesh tour on security scare

    SYDNEY: Australia called off a two-Test tour of Bangladesh on Thursday citing terrorism fears after official warnings militants may attack Western interests...

    Cricket Australia said that advice from the country's security and intelligence organisation and department of foreign affairs about an increased risk for the team meant this month's matches could not proceed
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