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    Pakistan Land Reforms In India

  • Briefing on land record reforms

    LAHORE: The Project Management Unit of the Punjab Board of Revenue arranged on Thursday a conference for representatives of the Punjab Bar Council, government members and office-bearers on the Land Record Management and Information...

    According to a handout, BoR Senior Member Nadeem Ashraf in a briefing said land record centres had been set up in 143 tehsils of the province through which ‘fard’ is being provided in a short period of...

  • NA panel rejects MQM's bill for land reforms

    ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee has rejected a bill presented by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) for land reforms...

    Iqbal Qadri, only the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz members attended the meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information on Thursday and rejected ‘The Redistributive Land Reforms Bill, 2017’ on the grounds that it may not be passed by the National Assembly...

  • COVER: The politics of land: Karachi: The Land Issue

    KARACHI is a city characterised by contestations over resources by a diverse set of formal and informal actors — land and water being the two sectors where this trend is the most prevalent...

    As a parallel economy, it has become more difficult to effectively document the interface between land, services, housing and the associated socio-political, economic and environmental undercurrents...

  • Missionary school land declared ‘state land’

    RAWALPINDI: The Punjab education department has declared the land of the Government Christian High School for Boys, Raja Bazaar a ‘state land’ and has directed the district coordination officer to ensure that encroachments are removed from the area...

    It is being run by the Punjab government at present, which has failed to protect the school’s land from being encroached upon...

  • NAB retrieves 10,000 acres of usurped state land near Karachi from land mafia

    National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday claimed to have retrieved 10,000 acres of usurped state land off Superhighway near Karachi worth Rs75 billion, where some major housing schemes were launched in connivance with the revenue officials, Dawn has learnt...

    “In an investigation against revenue authorities on allegations of fake allotments of lands at Thana Boola Khan, Jamshoro, NAB has been successful in getting thousands of...

  • Ghani presses Pakistan to open land transit trade from India

    NEW DELHI: Afghanis­tan’s President Ashraf Ghani has cautioned Pakistan that if it does not open up the Wagah land transit for Afghan imports from India, his country could take counter measures, The Hindu said on Thursday...

    Signalling that Afghanis­tan is upset with Pakistan, Mr Ghani told The Hindu: “We will not provide equal transit access to Central Asia [for Pakistani trucks]...

  • Pakistan willing to open Afghan land route for India: US envoy

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan approached Afghanistan earlier this year, indicating its willingness to discuss the resumption of trade between Afghanistan and India through the Pakistani land route, says a senior US diplomat...

    In an interview to India’s Economic Times newspaper, Ambassador John Bass said that reopening land routes between South and Central Asia will benefit all countries in the region...

  • After Modi reforms, Moody's raises India credit rating for first time in 10 years

    Moody's on Friday upgraded India's credit rating for the first time in more than a decade, citing economic reforms introduced under Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

    Moody's raised its rating on India to Baa2 from Baa3, the first such move since January 2004, saying recent reforms would enhance productivity, stimulate foreign and domestic investment and foster “strong and sustainable growth”...

  • India’s court raps BCCI for inaction on reforms

    NEW DELHI: India’s highest court on Wednesday accused top officials from the country’s cricket board of failing to clean up the scandal-ridden body, more than six months after they pledged to enforce reforms...

    The Supreme Court ordered that the acting president, secretary and treasurer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appear before a panel of judges on Sept 19 to explain their inaction...

  • Gold smuggling on the horizon for India as stock sees little change after tax reforms

    A hike in taxes on gold sales in India could stoke under-the-counter buying and drive up appetite for precious metal smuggled into the country, where millions of people store big chunks of their wealth in bullion and jewellery...

    Gold smuggling has been rife since India raised import duties on the metal to 10pc in a series of hikes to August 2013, looking to curb demand to narrow a gaping current account deficit...

  • India faces pressure to deliver on reforms in budget

    NEW DELHI: India is under pressure to overhaul a bewildering tax regime and lay out growth-boosting measures in Monday's budget, after warning that a weak global climate is hurting Asia's third-largest economy...

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it a priority to boost India's economic growth, but investors have raised concerns about the pace of change needed to boost businesses and create jobs...

  • Millions go on strike over ‘anti-labour’ reforms in India

    NEW DELHI: Millions of workers across India went on strike on Wednesday in protest at Narendra Modi’s economic policies, the biggest show of strength by trade unions since the right-wing prime minister took office...

    They say labour law reforms planned by Modi’s government will put jobs at risk, and are demanding it scrap changes that would make it easier to lay off workers and shut down unproductive factories...

  • Investment guru quits India over lack of reforms

    NEW DELHI: Billionaire commodities investor Jim Rogers is pulling out of India after becoming frustrated with the pace of reforms being carried out by Prime Minister Nare­ndra Modi, he told Indian financial newspaper Mint...

    The Singapore-based hedge fund manager said he had sold his India stock over the right-wing government’s lack of progress on a promised policy overhaul to attract foreign investment and revive the economy...

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