Archive for June 13th, 2017

Intra-party elections: Imran Khan elected PTI chairman

June 13, 2017 6:34 pm0 comments
Intra-party elections: Imran Khan elected PTI chairman

mran Khan on Tuesday has been elected as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, Shah Mehmood Qureshi vice-chairman and Jehangir Tareen secretary general as party announced result of intra-party election. Khan, who was chairing the Insaf panel, earned 189,055 votes whereas the rival Ehtesab panel secured 41,647 votes. Around 26,256 votes were […]

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Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China

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Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China

BEIJING (AFP) – Panama and China announced Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations, as the Central American nation became the latest to dump Taiwan for closer ties with the world’s second-largest economy. The move prompted an angry response from Taiwan and will likely further strain ties between Taipei and Beijing, […]

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COVFEFE Act would preserve Trump’s tweets as official statements

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COVFEFE Act would preserve Trump’s tweets as official statements

) – From the incomprehensible “covfefe” to a post labeling fired FBI director James Comey a “leaker,” President Donald Trump’s tweets would be preserved as presidential records if a Democratic lawmaker’s proposed COVFEFE Act becomes law. Representative Mike Quigley of Illinois introduced on Monday the “Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically […]

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Saudi authorities refute claims Qatari pilgrims barred from entering Grand Mosque

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Saudi authorities refute claims Qatari pilgrims barred from entering Grand Mosque

MAKKAH (Web Desk) – Saudi authorities have refuted claims that Qatari pilgrims have been stopped from entering the Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform Hajj rituals, reported Saudi Gazette. According to the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, at least 1,633 Qatari pilgrims have performed Umrah since […]

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Suleymaniye Mosque: An architectural wonder of the Ottoman empire

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Suleymaniye Mosque: An architectural wonder of the Ottoman empire

(Web Desk) – One of the most famous mosques of Istanbul, the Suleymaniye Mosque, is an important cultural remnant of the Ottoman Empire. It is Istanbul s second biggest mosque and is situated on the third of the seven hills of the city. The Suleymaniye Mosque was built on the […]

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The GCC-Qatar crisis explained: all you need to know

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The GCC-Qatar crisis explained: all you need to know

It all started on May 23 when an alleged fake news report run by a Qatari news agency stated Qatar’s support for Iran and a U.S designated terror group from Palestine, Hamas. This was the tipping point for decade long tensions between Doha and its neighboring countries to simmer over. […]

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PSX plummets 1835 points amid political turmoil

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PSX plummets 1835 points amid political turmoil

Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) benchmark 100-index on Monday plummeted 1835 points as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was called to appear before a team investigating corruption allegations against his family. The nation’s benchmark KSE100 Index declined 3.8 percent at the close in Karachi, the most among 96 primary indexes tracked by […]

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No hike in gas prices from July 1: Shahid Khaqan

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No hike in gas prices from July 1: Shahid Khaqan

Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi let it be known that gas prices will not increase from July 1, and said the ban on commercial meters of gas has also been lifted. The petroleum minister added that the contract between Pakistan State Oil (PSO) and Qatar is […]

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Pakistan’s trade deficit swells to record $29.99 billion

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Pakistan’s trade deficit swells to record $29.99 billion

Pakistan’s trade deficit swelled to historic $29.99 billion during eleven months (July-May) of the ongoing financial year due to massive increase in imports and decline in exports. The trade deficit, gap between exports and imports, soared by 42.12 percent and reached $29.99 billion during July-May period of FY2016-17 from $21.11 […]

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Budget, tax and real estate: what we know

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Budget, tax and real estate: what we know

KARACHI (Web Desk) – Budgets hold immense importance but the importance the last budget announced by a certain political regime holds is unparalleled. It sets the precedent for the next elected government, decides the chances of re-election of the standing government and, of course, determines what the next year would […]

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