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  • Aaqib questions Pakistan’s rotation policy on NZ tour

    LAHORE: Former Test fast bowler Aaqib Javed has questioned the strategy adopted by captain Sarfraz Ahmed and head coach Mickey Arthur during Pakistan team’s ongoing New Zealand tour where the visitors have been simply outclassed...

    Pakistan suffered a humiliating 0-5 clean-sweep by New Zealand in the five-match ODI series before Sarfraz-led team lost the opening game of the three-match T20 series by seven wickets in Wellington on Monday

  • Bill seeking extension of courts’ jurisdiction to Fata has ambiguities: senator

    ISLAMABAD: Senator Farhatullah Babar on Monday said the recent bill passed by the National Assembly regarding extension of the jurisdiction of Supreme Court of Pakistan and Peshawar High Court to Fata had major ambiguities...

    “Is the purpose of this bill a political point scoring or to give the people their fundamental rights?” the PPP lawmaker said at a roundtable, ‘Fata reforms: the current trends and way forward’ organised by the...

  • Govt prepares to take aim at tax evaders

    ISLAMABAD: The government has drafted a new plan to broaden the tax net in phases as part of a revenue drive...

    “We have finalised a comprehensive plan in this regard,” a senior tax official told Dawn on Monday

  • Deal ends US govt shutdown

    WASHINGTON: The US Senate voted on Monday to reopen the government, ending a three-day standoff that left federal agencies shuttered and hundreds of thousands of workers in limbo...

    In a house of 100, 81 senators voted to approve a spending bill that would allow the federal government to resume its functions normally

  • PM warns against appointing ‘weak’ person as judge

    ISLAMABAD: In the wake of recent statements by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar demanding across-the-board accountability, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday stressed the need for parliamentary oversight of the judiciary, and added that information about judges should be made public at the time of their appointment...

    “Parliamentary oversight bodies exist all over the world,” the prime minister said, while speaking...

  • Minister defends parliament, assails judiciary in Senate

    ISLAMABAD: A federal minister on Monday forcefully defended parliament as an important pillar of state, but in the same breath assailed another pillar of state by directly accusing the judiciary of handing down a ‘controversial verdict’ to disqualify Nawaz Sharif as prime minister in collusion with the military establishment...

    Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan hurled the accusation when lawmakers were speaking in the Senate...

  • NAB files supplementary reference against Sharif family

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed in an accountability court on Monday a supplementary reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his sons Hussain and Hassan, daughter Maryam and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar in connection with the London properties reference...

    The supplementary reference was filed after NAB investigators obtained additional evidence under the mutual legal assistance (MLA)

  • ‘95pc militancy-hit schools in Maidan renovated’

    TIMERGARA: Ninety-five per cent of the schools damaged during militancy in the Maidan tehsil of Lower Dir district have been renovated and made functional again...

    This was stated by Maidan Operational Commander Lt-Col Umar Rashid Chaudhry while talking to mediapersons on Monday

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