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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Rangers nab gang of swindlers KARACHI: The Pakistan Rangers Sindh have nabbed an organized group of swindlers who were demanding `bhatta' (extortion money) of Rs 10 million from a resident of Boat Basin.The Rangers, in a statement here on Saturday, said after receipt of complaints, they initiated technical monitoring and ground surveillance and arrested the seven-member gang. Gang leader was identified as Shafiq. The swindlers extorted money from people in the name of senior officers of different departments.Upon receipt of complaints, the special teams of the Rangers after three months' efforts arrested the gang.The statement said that the gang members used imported calling cards and phoned the people posing as senior officers.It said that in some 18 cases, the gang members extorted millions of rupees.The `bhatta' money and weapons were recovered from the gang members.After necessary legal action the gang members would be handed over to the police.The Pakistan Rangers Sindh asked the people not ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

No loan taken by Finance Minister from his sons ISLAMABAD: The Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has not taken any loan or Qarz-e-Hasana from his son, clarified a spokesperson of the minister here Saturday. According to a statement issued here, the spokesperson said most of the electronic and print media misread and wrongly reported that annual returns of assets and liabilities filed with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) show that Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar has taken loan from his sons. "Ishaq Dar ...

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British HC calls on Punjab Chief Minister LAHORE: British High Commissioner Thomas Drew met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif here Saturday and matters of mutual interest, strengthening of bilateral relations and increase in cooperation in different sectors were discussed in the meeting. Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said there are best friendly and trade relations between Pakistan and Britain and British cooperation in education, health, skill development and other sectors is laudable. He said interaction between Punjab and Britain ...

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Mahmood Achakzai calls on Prime Minister ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party Mahmood Khan Achakzai Saturday called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.According to a PM House statement, during the meeting, they discussed the matters pertaining to the national interest.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Sajid Mir welcomes PM's announcement for commission LAHORE: Amir Central Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith Pakistan, Senator Prof Sajid Mir on Friday hailed Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif's announcement of writing a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to form a commission for probing Panama Leaks allegations.He said that now the opposition had no reason to create any fuss. The Commission which would be formed to investigate the matter would make things crystal clear, he added.Sajid Mir said that making the country unstable and ...

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Privatization Commission directed to pursue pending issues with Etisalat ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Friday directed the Chairman Privatization Commission, Finance Secretary and Secretary Privatization Commission to pursue pending issues with M/S Etisalat and hold a meeting with it for early settlement.The minister chaired a meeting to review the overall working and performance of the Privatization Commission, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance.The Chairman Privatization Commission, Mohammad Zubair gave a short overview of the performance of the Commission ...

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LHC declares move to seek clients particulars from lawyers unconstitutional LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Friday declared as unconstitutional the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) move to seek particulars of the taxpaying clients from their lawyers.The bench comprising Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah and Justice Shujaat Ali Khan passed the order while dismissing an appeal, filed by the FBR against the LHC single bench order on a petition, filed by Advocate Aslam Hashim Butt. The division bench upheld single bench order ...