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US again casts veto of UN action in Israel-Hamas war

US again casts veto of UN action in Israel-Hamas war

WASHINGTON, FEB 20: The United States again vetoed a draft United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution on the Israel-Hamas war, blocking a demand for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire as it instead pushes the 15-member body to call for a temporary ceasefire linked to the release of hostages held by Hamas Thirteen council members voted in favour of the Algerian-drafted text, while Britain abstained. It was the third such US veto since the start of the current fighting on October 7. “A vote in favour of this draft resolution is supportRead More


Senators decry alleged rigging in Feb 8 polls

Senators decry alleged rigging in Feb 8 polls

A legal proceeding should be carried out against the CEC under Article 6 of the constitution, Senator Mushtaq demands Khayam Abbasi ISLAMABAD: Opposition senators on Tuesday decried alleged rigging in the February 8 elections and berated Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja for his “failure” to ensure transparency in the polls. Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Senator Mushtaq Ahmed demanded CEC Raja to step down from his position over the failure to hold transparent polls on February 8. The JI senator, while addressing a Senate session in Islamabad today, said that the elections wereRead More


Mushahid demands release of all political prisoners

Mushahid demands release of all political prisoners

If three political parties don’t take decisions, GHQ will decide Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Senator Mushahid Hussain has demanded the release of all political prisoners, including PTI Founder Imran Khan, while expressing concerns over the recent events affecting the political landscape in Pakistan, on the floor of the Upper House of Parliament on Tuesday. The senator remarked that two “soft coups” were initiated against PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif through the judiciary, adding that “unfortunately, it happened again on April 10, 2022”, referring to the ouster of the PTI government through aRead More


Eman Tahir demands inquiry of Chatthas’s allegations

Eman Tahir demands inquiry of Chatthas’s allegations

By Faisal Munir / DNA ATTOCK: PTI Leader and Candidate from NA-50 Eman Tahir has said that The massive rigging of the February 8 general elections is a dark chapter in Pakistan’s 76-year-old political history and there should be an immediate and transparent inquiry into allegations of massive rigging by Commissioner Rawalpindi, Mr. Liaquat Chatta. She said that After the revelations of Commissioner Rawalpindi, the Election Commission immediately called the 13 candidates of Pindi Division and the ROs and DROs of these districts to find out the truth and theRead More


Chairman, Shandong Xinxu Group meets with Ambassador Hashmi in Beijing

Chairman, Shandong Xinxu Group meets with Ambassador Hashmi in Beijing

BEIJING, FEB 20 (DNA) — Chairman of Shandong Xinxu Group, Hou Jianxin, who had led many successful investment ventures in Pakistan, met with Pakistan Ambassador to China, Khalil Hashmi on Tuesday. During the meeting, the chairman apprised the ambassador about his plans for investment in diverse sectors including chemicals, pharma, food and agriculture, fisheries and mining. “Pleased to receive Mr. Hou Jianxin, Chairman of Shandong Xinxu Group, who has led many successful investment ventures in Pakistan.  Discussed his plans for investment in diverse sectors including chemicals, pharma, food & agri, fisheries &Read More


FBR achieves record revenue collection of Rs.5.15 trillion, marks 30% growth over previous fiscal year

FBR achieves record revenue collection of Rs.5.15 trillion

ISLAMABAD, FEB 20 (DNA) – FBR has collected revenue of Rs.5,150 trillion since July 2023 to mid of February 2024 against Rs.3,973 trillion over the same period last FY – almost 30% tax revenue growth. During the course of this period, tax refunds grew by more than 28%. The month wise revenue collection for July 2023 to January 2024 is as under:   2022-23 Rs. Billion 2023-24 Rs. Billion   % Growth July 462 538 17 August 494 669 36 September 688 834 21 October 516 707 37 November 534Read More