politics

Over Rs279.475 bln released for developmental projects in 1st half

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The government has released over Rs 279.475 billion during the first half of the current fiscal year (2016-17) for different social sector developmental projects under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2016-17 as against the total allocations of Rs 700 billion. The government released 9.041 billion till December 30 for Pakistan Atomic

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SC directs govt to clarify NAB’s law pertaining to voluntary return deal

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday directed the Attorney General to present government’s stance on National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) law pertaining to voluntary return deal that allows people guilty of corruption to pay a certain portion of the embezzled money and be released without any punishment. During the hearing of

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Chandio raps federal govt over NAP implementation

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Sindh Chief Minister’s Adviser on Information Maula Bux Chandio on Monday said the federal government is not properly responding over the implementation of National Action Plan. Addressing the media after the 18th meeting of Apex Committee, he censured the federal government as several banned terror outfits are holding their congregations but

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Justice Amir Hani Muslim distances himself from hearing Orange Line Train case

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Supreme Court‘s Justice Amir Hani Muslim on Monday has distanced himself from the bench formed to hear Orange Line Train project. According to details, Justice Amir Hani excused himself from hearing the case due to personal reasons. Punjab Mass Transit Authority’s lawyer requested the court to resume the proceedings at earliest

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Six FC personnel injured in landmine explosion in Quetta

QUETTA (Sarzameen News) – At least six Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel were injured in a landmine explosion near Quetta’s Western Bypass on Monday. According to police, the landmine exploded as a convoy of FC personnel arrived at firing range located on the Western bypass. Six FC personnel including Naik Latif, Naib Subedar Shafi, Sepy Saif-ur-Rehman,

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Pakistani group receives huge applause at London New Year’s Day Parade

LONDON (Sarzameen News) – Performance of the Pakistan Segment at the London New Year’s Day Parade (LNYDP), on Sunday received thunderous applause from thousands of spectators lined up on both sides of the Parade route. The Pakistan Segment featured horse dance, drum beating, regional music, colourful dresses, Kalash dance, Qawwali performance and much more. Pakistan

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PSX enters 2017 with bullish trend, surpasses 48,000 mark for first time

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Monday successfully continued its bullish trend in 2017 with massive induction of 517 points to surpass 48,000 level for the first time in history. 100-index is currently trading at 48,345 points. PSX rallied 46 percent in 2016. The 100-Index gained 14,990 points during the year and

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Govt waives GST on kerosene, light speed diesel

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – General Sales Tax (GST) on kerosene oil and light speed diesel has been waived for the first time ever. According to the notification issued, sales tax on petrol that is 14.5 percent has been maintained while that on kerosene oil and light speed diesel has been waived. The ministry has revised

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NAB recovers Rs 285 billion since its inception

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has recovered Rs 285 billion since its inception and deposited in national exchequer, according to NAB spokesperson. The spokesman said, “The figures are indicative of the hard work being put in by all ranks of NAB staff in an atmosphere of renewed energy and dynamism, where

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Government gives Rs50,000 cheque, approves free treatment of Iftikhar Qaiser

PESHAWAR (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Television’s senior actor Iftikhar Qaiser was given a Rs50,000 cheque on the directions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The actor is suffering from severe illness owing to multiple health complications from the past several months. He is undergoing severe financial distress and is unable to have his treatment due to

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