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Saturday, August 20th, 2016


President urges people to foil enemy’s nefarious designs

SKARDU, August 20 (DNA): President Mamnoon Hussain says forces inimical to Pakistan are engaged in conspiring against China Pakistan Economic Corridor Project, and Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan are their special targets. He was addressing a laptop distributing ceremony among brilliant students of Karakoram International University at its Skardu campus on Saturday. The computers were distributed among the students under Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme.

Human rights violations in held Kashmir not internal Indian matter: OIC

ISLAMABAD: Human rights violations in India-held Kashmir are not an internal matter of the Indian state, said Iyad Amin Madani, secretary-general of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The head of the world’s largest bloc of Muslim countries has expressed concern over human rights violations in India-held Kashmir, which has seen weeks of deadly clashes between Muslim protesters and police. Madani told a joint news conference along with Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz that the situation in Kashmir was deteriorating and urged the international community to act, sayingRead More

Dar reviews process for sales tax refunds

ISLAMABAD, August 20 (DNA): The Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting on Saturday at the Finance Division with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to review the process for sales tax refunds promised in budget 2016.Special Assistance to the Prime Minister on Revenue Haroon Akhtar and Chairman FBR discussed with the minister the current position of the sales tax refunds and their breakup in different sectors.

Turkish parliament approves Israel deal

ANKARA, 20 AUG) DNA) – The Turkish parliament on Saturday approved a deal to normalise ties with Israel after a delay caused by last month´s attempted coup, state-run media reported. Lawmakers ratified the agreement to restore relations after a six-year rift before parliament was due to go into summer recess. Under the deal, Israel will pay Turkey $20 million (17.7 million euros) in compensation for the 2010 raid by Israeli commandos on a Gaza-bound Turkish aid ship that left 10 Turks dead, state-run Anadolu news agency said.