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  • Bodies formed to fine-tune policies

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan set up on Tuesday four committees to fine-tune policies on exit control list (ECL), grant of arms licenses and permission for bullet-proofing of vehicles and regulating private security companies...

    Each committee will be headed by a senior official of the rank of additional secretary and required to submit proposals in a week...

  • A regressive tune in tax reforms

    Some blame this shortfall on the ‘unrealistic’ projections for the provincial tax revenues in the budget, which were made without effectively taxing property and income from agriculture...

    Others argue that the rapid improvement in the provincial tax collection isn’t possible without reforming the corrupt tax collection machinery and overhauling the tax administration, even if the tax net is broadened, the rates raised and new taxes...

  • Corporate Pakistan sings a nationalistic tune

    Corporate Pakistan seems to have readjusted its policy thrust on the economy by dropping the agenda of regional trade promotion in South Asia and pushing for the adoption of an inward-looking, more nationalistic ‘priority Pakistan’ approach...

    Perhaps influenced by PTI leader Imran Khan’s vision, or the anti-globalisation trend reflected in President Trump’s ‘America first’ and PM Modi’s ultra nationalism in India, the Pakistan...

  • LIVE WIRE: MOVING TO THEIR OWN TUNE

    Dance sometimes feels like the stepchild of the other classical art forms considered more ‘acceptable’ — singing and music...

    While on the surface it would seem that productions that showcase a more western form of dance production, such as in musicals, catch both the audiences’ fancy and the sponsors’ funding, they too are not without their own struggle...

  • South Africa, Australia tune up for World T20

    DURBAN: South Africa and Australia will be seeking to find their best combinations when they meet in three Twenty20 internationals, shortly before both sides travel to India for the World Twenty20 tournament...

    They were beaten 3-0 at home by India in their most recent T20 series and the selectors made several significant changes in picking a squad for South Africa and the global event...

  • England batsmen hit their straps in Pakistan tune up

    SHARJAH: England batsmen tuned up for the Test series against Pakistan starting next week with Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and skipper Alastair Cook hitting half-centuries in a two-day match against Pakistan A on Monday...

    Bairstow hit an unbeaten 66 while Root (59) and Cook (53) showed good pre-series form as England made 286-5 on the first day of the match at Sharjah stadium...

  • Pakistan, England tune up with easy warm-up wins

    ABU DHABI: Pakistan and England tuned up for their four-match one-day series with comfortable wins against minnows Nepal and Hong Kong respectively in Abu Dhabi on Sunday...

    Pakistan put up a strong 326-6 in 50 overs with half-centuries from skipper Azhar Ali (73) and Shoaib Malik 63 while Mohammad Hafeez chipped in with 49 and Babar Azam notched a 29-ball 43 not out...

  • Dancing to the tune of life

    Aversatile dancer and theatre activist, Uzma Ali, started acting as a child star in a play by the theatre group, Punjab Lok Rahs, during mid-90s and it turned out to be a lifetime romance for her...

    Her father would compose poetry and sing and she was exposed to various forms of literature and music during her junior school days...

  • Imran asks Punjab, KP to fine-tune new LG system

    LAHORE: Prime Minis­ter Imran Khan on Sunday granted yet another extension in the deadline for local government reforms, this time by 48 hours, and directed the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments to fine-tune the new LG system, besides issuing orders for formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe into loss of Punjab’s official record in fire incidents...

    During his second visit to Lahore since assuming the Prime...

  • Attempting to fine-tune the CPEC strategy

    WITH its reservations over project priorities, the newly elected government decided to review the country’s CPEC strategy and launch an action plan within its first 100 days to transform the project into ‘a real game changer’ for Pakistan...

    In its view Pakistan was not fully benefiting from CPEC-related investments due to insufficient transfer of knowledge and capabilities, lesser partnerships with local businesses and high...

  • Babar Azam watches Kohli's game to fine-tune batting

    Babar holds the key for Pakistan against old foes India in Manchester on Sunday and the batsman has been fine-tuning his game by watching videos of the supremely talented Kohli...

    His heroics gave Pakistan their only win so far in the tournament, with defeats against the West Indies and Australia, while their match against Sri Lanka was rained off...

  • Racists out of tune with changing world: Archer

    LONDON: England’s fast-bowling sensation Jofra Archer says cricket fans who resort to racist abuse should realise times have moved on and the world is a much more multicultural place...

    “It was the first time I’d seen someone get ejected from a ground, because there were some abusive fans when we played Pakistan at Trent Bridge...

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