Archive for July 2018

Turkey court rejects appeal for US pastor’s release

ANKARA (AFP): A Turkish court on Tuesday rejected an appeal to release from house arrest a US pastor whose detention on terror-related charges has strained relations between NATO allies Ankara and Washington, state media reported. The court in the Aegean region of Izmir rejected an appeal by the lawyer for Andrew Brunson, who ran a…

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Van bomb in southern Philippines kills 10

COTABATO (AFP): Ten people, including troops and civilians, were killed when a bomb in a van blew up at an army checkpoint in the southern Philippines Tuesday. The powerful explosion, claimed by the Daesh group, occurred after soldiers and pro-government militiamen stopped the vehicle just after dawn to search it. One soldier, five militiamen and…

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Zimbabwe opposition leader says has done exceedingly well in vote

HARARE (Reuters): Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader said on his official Twitter feed on Tuesday his party had collected results from more than 10,000 polling stations, which showed the MDC had done exceedingly well and was ready to form the next government. Nelson Chamisa, 40, and 75-year-old President Emmerson Mnangagwa were the main contenders in Monday’s…

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Fazl rejects ECP claim of fair election

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has rejected the electoral commission’s claim that all parties were provided level-playing field in the election. Talking to reporters, the JUI-F chief said “blatant rigging” paved the way for a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) victory in the elections. He demanded the electoral commission to reopen “every…

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Bilawal says his party improved despite pressure, rigging

F.P. Report KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that his Party has always struggled for strengthening of democracy and the Parliament pledging that PPP would use the Parliamentary forum to advance its ideology and ideals. The PPP Chairman was addressing a luncheon meeting with the newly-elected Parliamentarians from the country at…

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Political parties provided level playing field, says Babar Yaqoob

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Babar Yaqoob has said that the ECP provided level fields for the all the parties during the July 25 general elections. Babar Yaqoob said this while addressing the media in Islamabad on Tuesday. He said that the electoral body requested the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to…

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Tax amnesty scheme helps in collection of Rs115 billion tax

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: The tax amnesty scheme introduced in April to whiten black money has retrieved Rs115 billion in shape of tax on the declaration of domestic and foreign assets. Majorly domestic assets were said to be declared and whitened by the taxpayers and the tax regulator has projected tax collection via the ongoing tax…

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