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KPK is fully aligned with every agenda of development,including CPEC: Pervez Khattak ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Pervez Khattak on Monday said the province was fully aligned with grand projects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as well as also with every agenda of development."We may have a difference of opinion but all provinces and political parties are committed for common cause of economic uplift and development of Pakistan, he said this while addressing the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Summit and Expo organized by Ministry of Planning,Development and Reforms here.He said that today, provincial government is ready for strategic alignment with CPEC for infrastructural development plans and opportunities for the province.Chief Minister KPK,said that our province is an integral part of the One-Belt One Road,because of historical place on the Silk Road.Pervez Khattak said that CPEC would play important role for regional connectivity and connect the country with Afghanistan, Central Asian States, Iran and China to transform KPK as major ...

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Petition filed by PTI in Supreme Court has no new allegation ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid Monday said the petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) in the Supreme Court had no new allegation.All allegations levelled in the petition were old and had been repeated in the last 25 years and proved as false, he said.Talking to a private news channel here, he said no allegation relate to any project under the tenure of any government of Pakistan Muslim ...

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EU likely to hand Apple Irish tax bill of over 1bn euro DUBLIN: The European Commission will rule against Ireland's tax dealings with Apple on Tuesday, two source familiar with the decision told Reuters, one of whom said Dublin would be told to recoup over 1 billion euros in back taxes. The Commission declined to comment on Monday. The European Commission accused Ireland in 2014 of dodging international tax rules by letting Apple shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from tax collectors in return for ...

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Kerry arrives in India for trade, security talks NEW DELHI: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in India on Monday for talks on ambitious plans to hike trade between the world's two largest democracies five-fold to around $100 billion. Kerry will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the two-day visit to the capital New Delhi and take part in a "strategic dialogue" between the two nations.Kerry arrived from neighbouring Bangladesh where he held talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on efforts ...

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SC rejects appeals against military court's sentences ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Monday dismissed appeals filed by 16 death row convicts against death sentences awarded by Special Military Courts. The five-member larger bench of the court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and comprising Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Manzoor Ahmed Malik and Justice Faisal Arab heard the case and reserved judgment on 16 appeals on June 20. The judgment authored by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed stated that ...