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Death toll from flash floods rises to 118

ISLAMABAD: Authorities say the death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of the country has risen to 118. Meanwhile, floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said in a statement on Monday that the flooding has affected more than 800,000 people in 2,275 villages. About 2,900 houses have collapsed or are partially damaged. Authorities said the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is the worst affected, with 59 deaths reported so far. The Pakistani part of KashmirRead More


COAS reviews flood relief ope in Layya

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited Layya in Punjab for ongoing rescue and flood relief operation, the ISPR said on Monday. Director General, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR),Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted that the COAS expressed the deepest regret over devastation and loss of life as well as property . Gen Sharif directed commanders to remain vigilant and employ all resources for timely response, said the ISPR. “No stone to be left unturned to save casualties.” The ISPR said that the COAS also met TDPs of North WaziristanRead More


Emirates touches down in Multan

KARACHI, 03 AUG (DNA) – Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has commenced a nonstop service to Multan, the airline’s sixth destination in Pakistan. Flight EK 630 from Dubai arrived at Multan International Airport on August 1st, 2015 at 22.00 Multan time. On board the inaugural flight was Khalid Bardan, Emirates’ Vice President Pakistan, Mian Iqbal Hassan, President of Multan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Mian Muhammad Khan, Senior Vice President, the Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Service to Multan, Pakistan’s 5th largest city byRead More


India’s parliament suspends 25 opposition lawmakers

NEW DELHI: India’s parliament Monday suspended 25 opposition lawmakers following days of uproar and disruptions that have so far thwarted the government’s hopes of passing major economic reforms in the current session. The lawmakers, from the main opposition Congress party, have been banned from the lower house for five days amid mounting government fears that the current session will be a washout. “You have come to the well of the house… and are persistently, wilfully obstructing the house,” parliamentary Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said to jeers and heckling from the oppositionRead More


Imposition of withholding tax challenged in SHC

KARACHI, 03 AUG (DNA) – A petition has been filed in the Sindh High Court (SHC), stating that imposition of withholding tax on banking transaction is violation of Article 77 of the constitution. The petition was submitted by Maulvi Iqbal Haider and Amjad Narejo. The plaintiffs informed court that traders are already paying withholding tax and one tax cannot be imposed twice. No tax can be collected without approval of the Parliament. They requested the high court to declare withholding tax on banking transaction as null and void. DNA


US Deputy Under-Secretary meets COAS

RAWALPINDI, 03 AUG (DNA) – US Deputy Under-Secretary Heidi Grant on Monday called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif today (Monday) in Rawalpindi, the ISPR reported. During the meeting, both discussed matters of mutual interest including regional stability. DNA